How to surprise your girlfriend or wife on Valentines Day

Okay, so Valentine’s Day had passed and I’ve been meaning to publish this to not only write about the recent surprise I gave the wifey, but I also thought maybe I could write something on how to possibly surprise your other half – maybe for next year.

Valentine’s Day 2014

It’s not every year, on this very day, I’d give her a surprise. Because after all, some ladies prefer random surprises instead.

Anyway, this year I had an idea come to mind when I was looking at the windows in my room. I wanted to create a cutout message which she’d find when opening the curtains in the morning.

Having this thought in mind, I started thinking of wrapping paper, one with polka dots (in my room) because by cutting the holes in accordance to the dots, it could at as a guide for me to craft my message. Now, because I couldn’t use the existing paper, otherwise she’d notice it missing, I went out shopping.

Bought from Daiso
Bought from Daiso

I managed to find the polka dot paper I wanted, along with the cutely shaped hole puncher from Daiso. Feeling good about the plan coming along, I soon faced a predicament.

The hole puncher couldn’t be used because it wouldn’t be reachable towards the inner area of the paper – even if I did this letter by letter. T_T

So I was left without other options but to cut the shapes manually by creasing the paper and cutting the shapes. Yes, all those hearts had to be manually cut. Though I later noticed I misjudged the spacing between the dots for 1 of the characters – it made a bigger hole. -_-!

To be honest, the idea was much more grander in my head before I actually started doing it. From a longer message, I had to cut it to 3 characters though the fun part was coming – the surprise.

Testing out the idea
Testing out the idea

You see, we normally close the curtains at night and open them again in the morning. And I couldn’t stick the message at night because she’d be home from work. So, too excited that night about this scheme, my body automatically woke me up at 3am.

In the middle of the night, like a creative madman, I got out of bed and sneakily pasted the message on the window behind the curtains. Though I had to be careful to not rustle the curtains too much otherwise it might wake her. But, sticking was a success! 😀

The first surprise was pulled off and my heart could finally beat calmly for a few seconds. Oh, and I actually prepared a 2nd surprise while in the night – hidden bookmark in between her book which she uses during 1 of her classes the following day. *grin*

Alas, 2nd plan didn’t turn out as planned as well because she decided to skip class. Nonetheless, it was still a fun project and she did find the bookmark in the end.