Monday, January 30, 2012

14 Ways- Day One: Circle Punch Love Note

I was truly inspired by the words Elder Richard G. Scott spoke at the last LDS General Conference. He emphasized the importance of maintaining a loving, caring and serving relationship with your spouse and loved ones. In his talk he gave several examples of how he and his wife showed love one to another over their several years of marriage. My favorite example was when he used a hole punch, punched 100 holes and wrote his wife a message on the back of the tiny circles. This story inspired me for the first of our 14 Ways to Say "I Love You" series!

How-To Make a Circle Punch Love Note

What you need:
  • Circle/hole punch (or patience to hand-cut hundreds of circles)
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Lined Paper
  • Marker
  • Gift Box

Start with your lined piece of paper and write a simple love note. Skip lines.
 After you are finished writing the note, number each letter and punctuation mark. I found it was much easier to write the note before doing anything else. Remember, the longer the note, the more circles you'll need to punch!

 Punch out as many circles as you have letters.

 Number each circle.

 Flip over and write the corresponding letter or punctuation mark.

 Give the letters a good mixing (Don't want to make it too easy!) and place into a container or gift box of your choice. 

Finished product!
Now give the note to your spouse or loved one. We think the idea is pretty self explanatory- no instructions needed. Pretty sure they'll get a kick at putting the note together! 

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