Often, in this world of Pinterest perfection, we forget that it’s truly the little things that create the biggest memories. For over five years, I’ve shared my desire to build up a legacy of simple memories and traditions that become a framework within the home.
That’s why the tradition idea behind these easy Love Note Muffins are so powerful in filling up our dear ones’ love tanks. For this recipe, it’s as easy as making muffins from a boxed mix to show your loved ones how much you care (or my favorite healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins recipe).
This is certainly a fun tradition to use for Valentine’s Day, but it’s actually perfect for any day that you think your friend or family member needs a little extra boost of encouraging words. Sometimes the “Just because” days are even more meaningful. While the muffins are baking, write love notes or words of encouragement on pieces of construction paper. Fold them in half and attach a cute ribbon to the top of each message. When you take your muffins out of the oven, insert your heart felt message into the top of the muffins, leaving the ribbon exposed. When the muffins have cooled, wrap them in a cute little basket or festive heart fabric, and deliver them to your friends, co-workers or “love muffin.”
They will cherish your special notes even more than the tasty treat. They will become such a special tradition, that if you make them for Valentine’s Day or your annual birthday breakfast in bed, those days will not be complete without them.
The power of encouraging words is one of the greatest gifts we can give.
Why don’t you start today with these fun Love Muffins?
If you are looking for additional resources in learning to build your child’s love tank, read the One Little Perspective Change that Altered How I Mother.