You ARE Appreciated


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I hope you all fall in love with this idea like I did! Jordan Ferney called it the Envelope Surprise, and it is such a sweet and thoughtful way to tell someone how amazing they are… AND not only will you share this with them, but all their closest family and friends too!!! Here is a peek at the finished product… then I am going to tell you how to get yours started today!!

So cute huh?? And with the help from our AMAZING Aileen from Lil Buckaroo Designs, it turned out fabulous!!

Here’s how it works… inside each of these cute envelopes is a letter, a poem, a coupon, or even a gift for your honey… every day!  Some are from you…and others are from your FRIENDS & FAMILY!  🙂  That’s right, I had enough letters and things to share the love with my hubby for 2 weeks.  It just so happened that I was out of town with the kids for one of the weeks that he was opening these letters… and it.made.his.week!

I worked with Aileen to create {special for our readers} all the easy-peasy printouts!!  You will need to start with making a list of who you want to contact {…from who would your spouse LOVE to receive a letter??}, and make sure to give yourself some time – some people need a few weeks to write something special about someone.  I sent mine out 2 weeks in advance.  I gave it to family members and my hubby’s best friends. The turnout was great!!  Once you know who you are going to send the request to… you will need to print the letter, fill it out and mail, deliver or email it.  We even created the actual LETTERS you can send out to your friends & family explaining what you would like them to do!

We have printables for either spouse to surprise the other!

And that part is pretty self-explanatory.  Next… you need to print your numbers for your envelopes…

And did you want coupons to match??? We did that too!! Did any of your friends or family members want to treat that special someone to a night on the town… lunch… lemonade… ice cream?!?! Eh??

You will also need some envelopes… which you can find absolutely anywhere… here are some super colorful ones for a good deal!

The only other thing you might need is a banner if this is for a special holiday. Tara surprised her hubby for his birthday and I did it for Father’s Day… they both turned out looking awesome!!!

Success is the greatest!!

And my hubby’s actual words were… “Wen, this has been THE best gift I have EVER received in my life…” Ahhh!!!

 So, what are you waiting for?? You have plenty of time to start prepping for the next birthday, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s, or the BEST reason of all… Just Because!!

About the Author: Wendy

I am crazy athletic and super fun! And I can't get enough of my family and friends! I have an amazing hubby and 3 incredible kids! Life is great as we know it!!

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  1. Jamie LOVED his version!! I just think this is SUCH a great & fun idea. It’s kinda a spin-off of the Magazine I did for him! Collecting fun notes from all of our friends & family….. FABULOUS idea! Thanks for putting it together, Wendy! 🙂

    1. Lauren, I asked for another version to be sent to me so I can post it for you. I will get back to you hopefully after the weekend. 🙂

  2. I am seriously going to prepare early this year! These sentimental ideas have more of a lasting impression than you think! Thanks for sharing – they look FABULOUS!!!

  3. I am so excited too…my husband can’t come up with anything he wants for his birthday and this is PERFECT!!!! I am already on it…emailed people…printing things off. So excited. Thank you for your site…I’ve used quite a few ideas already!

  4. This post came at the PERFECT time!!!! I have been searching for something for my husband’s birthday that I could use to celebrate how old he is with that many days and this is PERFECT!!!! I’m so excited to get it going!
    Thank you so much for your amazing posts! I love them!