Christian & I have a tradition each year the week or so before Valentine's Day, that's been going on for years now. It's our yearly tradition to give each other small trinkets (of bigger meaning) for an entire week on alternating days. We call it Symbols Week.
It's a ritual of sorts. We honestly forget to plan for it until the day before, but it always magically comes together. And I love having a tradition totally made up by us. I think every relationship needs the little quirky traditions to keep it moving along. (Like Elsie's "Fort Christmas" or Rockstar Diaries' "12 Dates")
So what, you ask, are these "symbols" I speak of? Here's a few of the wonderful gifts we shared with each other this past week:
*Gold Stars - to represent my desire to praise Christian more & encourage him moreIt's sort of cheesy, and my friend Paige makes fun of me so much for this but I love keeping traditions up. I think it's a really great way to keep things fresh, new & exciting in a relationship.
*Mini-dessert plate from a local fine dining restaurant - to symbolize how much Christian loves doing "fancy" things with me & getting dressed up to have a good time together ♥
*Zebra figure - to symbolize the little stories and inside jokes we share. And to celebrate that our relationship is unique.
*Calendar to symbolize how much I love making plans with my guy.
What traditions do you have?