by Melissa Kline
Card made from watercolor paper, paint and heart sequins.
Have you ever been so inspired or passionate about someone that you'd create little tokens of love just to make them happy? A note, words of warmth, a doodle or drawing... these gestures can mean so much.
This week, during the Celebrate The Small Things Blogfest, I rediscovered paintings, writing and crafty projects that I had created for my husband when we were dating. These mementos brought a smile to my face because they reminded me of how passionate and inspired I was by our new love. I put so much time and effort into these creations because it was important for me to convey how much I cared about him. What an awesome thing to celebrate! The power of love.
Love collage made from magazine clippings.
"I Love..." cards made with paper, marker and colored pencils.
It occurred to me that these tokens are also abundant in books and movies. There seems to be some kind of object that is used as a sign of affection or love in many romantic story lines. In my book, My Beginning, Aidan gives Ivory a necklace, which has special meaning.
Can you think of a movie or book that included a love token? How was it woven throughout the story?
Prop necklace used as a symbol of love in "My Beginning."
I wanted to share some of my real life love tokens and hopefully inspire you to make something fun for your loved ones. There is nothing like a gift from the heart! An unexpected note in a lunchbox, briefcase or drawer can change someone's day. Small or big, it's the thought that counts. :)
Poems written in permanent marker on watercolor paper, washed with paint.
What's your idea of the perfect love token?