Relationship Tips for a Happy Marriage Part 57: Coupon Book
Looking for a way to surprise your loved one this holiday season? Try love coupons.
A love coupon is a romantic promissory note or “I owe you” between two people in love. With the coupon, the giver promises to pamper the recipient at a time in the future.
You can create your own unique coupons or download printable love coupons from the internet. Homemade coupons have a distinctive personal touch that isn’t present in downloaded or printed coupons. You can use your partner’s favorite colors; include romantic photos of the two of you together and get creative with the activities you put on the card.
Ideas for love coupons
When creating a romantic coupon book, focus on pleasing your partner. Don’t offer a massage coupon if what he really wants is a clean car; offer to wash his car instead. You can also offer a day off from chores, a hot bath, a shopping spree, a movie marathon, a night of cuddling or a weekend getaway.
Keep in mind that once you have given the coupon to your partner, you have no control over when they choose to redeem it. Therefore, do not make any promises that you cannot fulfill without struggling or grumbling. Pick things that you enjoy doing for your partner.
Surprise your partner
- When you are done creating the coupons, hide them in places where your spouse is sure to find them such as the refrigerator or wardrobe door. If your spouse hasn’t found them after a reasonable amount of time, give him or her a hint that there is a surprise hidden around the house.
- Once in a while, give your spouse a blank coupon and let them decide what they want from you. This way you don’t have to struggle to come up with ideas for your coupon book.
- If your spouse is stuck at work, put a smile or his or her face by emailing them a coupon. This will give them an idea of what to expect when they get home and also give them something to look forward to.
- Don’t be offended if your loved one wants to exchange their coupon for something that they really need. You won’t always get your spouse’s needs and desires right so leave room for such exchanges
Get started on your love coupons today and enjoy a happy marriage.