One of the gift ideas that is suggested to me each December is to do the twelve days of Christmas for your bride.
It’s a fun thing to do, but it can take a good deal of time and effort, so don’t start if you can’t finish! You will find suggestions on the web for ways to do this, but consider who your bride is and tailor what you do to her. If her love language is gifts, then a daily item gift is great, but if her love language is not gifts, modify to accommodate what makes her feel loved:
- Words of Affirmation – Write out a dozen pages of what you love about her, and come up with different fancy ways to produce and give these pages.
- Acts of Service – Give her coupons for things you will do for her. Give her guidelines on coupon redemption that ensure you can fulfill things in a timely way.
- Physical Touch – Give coupons for massage, foot rubs, back scratching, or whatever other forms of touch she craves.
- Quality Time – Give coupons good for a date or some other time alone with you.
By the way, while the traditional twelve days of Christmas start on December 26th, I would suggest you set the twelve days to fit your lives. If she is very busy leading up to the holidays, the 26th might be a good choice, but for other situations a different twelve days will be better.
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