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Love Notes for Your Spouse and Secret Hiding Place Ideas

Karen Hellier is a freelance writer and eBay entrepreneur. She lives happily in the mountains of North Georgia with her husband and her dog.

Love notes are fun and romantic!

Love notes are fun and romantic!

Cute Notes to Leave Your Husband

Hidden love notes are an easy way to show your loved one that you are thinking about them by bringing a surprise to their heart and a smile to their face at unexpected times. If you're looking for a way to spice up your romantic life and show your spouse you love them, leaving love notes tucked into inconspicuous places should do the trick.

Materials Needed

Any small pad of paper will do, but if you want your spouse to recognize your notes, you may want to have them in all the same color or design.

When I started leaving notes for my husband, I found a 5" x 7" notebook at Walmart. The pages were lined and were four different colors. I write the notes and then fold them in half, then in half again.

If I have a very small area I want to hide it in, the note gets folded one more time. It's important to write the note and fold it up rather small, so it can be hidden easily. Make sure to write your spouse's name on the front of the note so that he/she will realize that it is meant for them. Otherwise, they may think it's just a scrap of paper and not even bother to pick it up and read it.


The following is a list of ideas for small love notes that you can leave in various places where your spouse will find them. Love notes can be as short or as long as you want them to be. The key is to find places that your spouse goes to on a regular basis to make sure they will be found sooner rather than later.

At our house, I have started putting dates on my notes to see how long it takes my husband to find them. We laugh if it takes months for him to find them. No matter how long it takes him to find each note, they bring us closer together when he does. No matter what the message, you can always sign off with an "I Love You" or a "Love, [Your Name]." Sometimes my husband finds them again and loves to show me notes he re-finds from a few years ago.

Classic Messages of Love

  • You mean more to me than anyone.
  • I love you more than . . . (fill in the blank with something they know you love!)
  • Thank you for all you do for me.
  • Thank you for all you do for the kids.
  • You're a great mother to our children, and I love you more for it.
  • You're a great father to our children, and I love you more for it.
  • I love our life together.
  • You make me very happy.
  • Not only do I love you, but I really like you a lot, too!
  • Thanks for supporting my dreams.
  • Thanks for loving me even when I'm not that lovable.
  • You're my best friend.
  • You're the love of my life, and I'm so grateful to have found you.
  • You are a blessing to my life.
  • Your love nourishes me.
  • Snuggling with you is one of my favorite pastimes.
  • Thank you for being a blessing to my children. (This works if it's a second marriage as well as a first.)

Secret Places to Hide Love Notes

  • Desk drawer
  • Clothing drawer
  • Inside the checkbook (if the other person writes the bills)
  • Car
  • Purse or wallet
  • Lunch bag
  • CD collection
  • Magazine or book that they are currently reading
  • Bathroom drawer
  • Linen closet
  • Where the pet food is kept (for the person who feeds the pets)
  • In a bag of birdseed
  • Clothing or jacket pockets
  • In the hamper
  • Under the laundry detergent
  • Mixed in with the mail
  • Computer bag or briefcase
  • Under the computer mouse
  • In a drawer that they frequently use
  • In the refrigerator under their favorite food/drink
  • Under a pillow
  • Hidden in the leaves of a plant (if they water the plants)
  • Inside gardening gloves or work gloves
  • Inside a pair of boots or shoes
  • Inside gloves or mittens
  • Paper clipped to a newspaper

Special Messages and Where to Hide Them

  • Your scent drives me wild. (Under a perfume bottle or aftershave.)
  • I love your scent . . . perfume or natural. (Under a perfume bottle or aftershave.)
  • I'd walk a mile barefoot to spend time with you. (In a shoe.)
  • Your smile lights my heart. (Attach with tape to a tube of toothpaste.)
  • I don't need food when I have your love. (Under or in a type of food they love . . . cereal box, under a can of soup, etc.)
  • These are sweet, but your love is sweeter. (In a cookie package.)
  • Your love means more to me than money. (In a wallet.)
  • Let's have some pillow talk tonight. (On or under a pillow.)
  • I hope my love keeps you as warm as this jacket. (In a coat pocket.)
  • You are the sunshine of MY life. (Under or near sunglasses.)
  • You can drive me anywhere, but you always drive me wild. (In a car.)
  • You sock it to me with your love. (Sock drawer.)
  • You always look beautiful/handsome to me. (Attach to a mirror.)
  • We make beautiful music together. (Hidden in a piano under cover of the keys, in an instrument case, inside music books.)
  • You're the most beautiful photograph I could take. (Inside a camera case.)
  • You fished for my love and caught me hook, line and sinker. (In a fishing tackle box.)
  • I love you more than my favorite ice cream. (In the freezer.)
  • You light my fire. (In a wood holder next to the fireplace, or where ever you keep matches.)
  • Let's heat things up tonight. (Same as above.)

Love Letters of Famous People

There are books that have been published that contain love letters of famous people throughout history. Sometimes borrowing lines from these letters or poems will add a little spice to a marriage. Knowing that a spouse went through all the trouble to look this information up and write it down as a sharing of similar sentiments should make the receiving spouse feel even more loved.

Love notes are an easy way to add a bit of romance to your marriage. And writing them only takes a little bit of time and effort. If you decide to start leaving a few love notes around the house, please leave a comment below at some point in the future if your spouse appreciates them. And especially if it brightens your life together.


It is now 2017, and my husband just showed me a love note he found in an old pair of shoes he was donating to Goodwill. Because I put dates in my notes, we both got a good laugh at the date. It was from 2011! Apparently, he didn't wear those shoes much! Nice to know that even six years later, love notes can still bring a smile to your loved one's face!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2013 Karen Hellier

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Karen Hellier (author) from Georgia on June 11, 2013:


I wholeheartedly urge you to start sending love notes to your husband again. They can be fun for you both. I always put the date on them when I hide them now. The other day, my husband just found one in a cupboard that I hid in April of 2012...we laughed because that was 14 months ago!!! This time it brought both of us a lift, not just him. Thanks for all the wonderful votes too!

Mary Craig from New York on June 11, 2013:

I have to admit since we both retired I don't send love notes anymore :( I used to always put them in my husband's lunch box. I guess I have to start again cause they're so much fun to receive.

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

Karen Hellier (author) from Georgia on May 24, 2013:


Yes you are right and so it's worth the effort to put pen to paper. It really shows the one you love how much you care! Thanks for stopping by.

FullOfLoveSites from United States on May 24, 2013:

I'm not married yet, but I'm in a relationship. Writing actual letters is rare in these high-tech days, but receiving a paper with your sweetheart's own handwritten words of love.... that's quadruple times the sweetness! Plus you can actually keep them. :)

Karen Hellier (author) from Georgia on May 23, 2013:


I will keep that in mind for the future. My husband doesn't write many love notes back to me. I guess I am the more romantic one of the 2 of us! But he does travel for work a lot and leaves me cards and letters...we exchange one card or letter for each night that he will be gone. I will treasure those many messages from him. We have exchanged so many over the past 8 years that I think we should have taken stock out in Hallmark!!!

Vickiw on May 22, 2013:

Hi Karen, I wrote a bereavement hub about art as legacy, and explained why my husband's notes to me were so important - they sustained me for years and years after he died. Your hub is enjoyable, with some great hints and tips. That will be very useful for many who read it.

Karen Hellier (author) from Georgia on May 22, 2013:


Thanks so much for your kind comment and for stopping by.

daredevil7773 on May 21, 2013:

Too good. The ideas exhibited in this hub are great. Time to love!

Karen Hellier (author) from Georgia on May 21, 2013:


That's great that you have been giving him love letters all this time.Text messages are good too because in this day and age everyone seems to be so into technology. At my house that wouldn't work as well as the notes. My husband often doesn't notice my texts for days. They work well for generic messages, but not for anything I want him to see right away!

Mary from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on May 21, 2013:

I love this hub, I have been giving my hubby letters since we first starting living together. After almost five years I still leave him notes and text messages when I forget the notes.

Hawaiian Odysseus from Southeast Washington state on May 21, 2013:

Hi, Karen!

Just this morning, prior to reading your Hub, I wrote a love note to my wife and taped it above the sink where she was sure to find it...I think...because I do the dishes 99% of the time. Then I went outside and mowed the lawn. When I had finished, an hour and a half or so later, she came out and gave me the "OK" sign and said that the lawn looked really nice. From time to time, I'll tell our daughter, "Mom had a stressful day at work. Be sure to say something nice to her, okay?" In all of these ways, love notes are exchanged. I love your Hub, and I love how I'm finally growing up in terms of loving my wife, my queen of Ithaca. Thank you, Karen, for being so thoughtful, and for intuitively knowing that men need this as much as women do.



europewalker on May 21, 2013:

Voted up, a great reminder of something that I used to do quite often. Over the years I have slacked off in leaving love notes for my husband. Time to write a few notes, thanks for the reminder:)

rose-the planner from Toronto, Ontario-Canada on May 21, 2013: are such a hopeless romantic! I totally love this! My husband has always written love notes to me and I have also done the same. It is such a sweet and simple sign of affection. Great article! (Voted up)

Bernadyn from Jacksonville, Florida on May 21, 2013:

This is so sweet and a great reminder that little things and small efforts go a long way. My hubby and I used to write notes to each other but not so much now. I used to leave it on his car under the wiper blades or write on the bathroom mirror. Our lives have gotten so busy with the kids and daily chaos so thanks for sharing this...every relationship can brighten up with love notes :-)

Karen Hellier (author) from Georgia on May 21, 2013:


This is actually from Karen...Faith shared my hub with her followers ( thank you Faith). That's so sweet that your husband left you that note, and the crayons made it even better! I'm impressed that he's sad if he doesn't jog with you. Many men can't say things like that. You are a fortunate woman. Happy jogging!!!

Karen Hellier (author) from Georgia on May 21, 2013:


Glad it works for you. Thanks for the read and comment.

Karen Hellier (author) from Georgia on May 21, 2013:


Thanks. It really is such a simple thing to do, and it brings such joy! Thanks for dropping by!

Karen Hellier (author) from Georgia on May 21, 2013:


I'm glad you enjoyed this. And the timing was certainly good!

Karen Hellier (author) from Georgia on May 21, 2013:


That's so cute about what your husband does. Now I challenge you to write a few notes back to him! Thanks for the vote and the sharing!

Karen Hellier (author) from Georgia on May 21, 2013:


I totally agree with you about that. We do often forget to show our love in the humdrum of every day routines. I try to remember as often as possible. When my husband is away from the house, whether away on a trip of working out, or at a meeting, I try to remember and will hide a series of notes that will give him at least 3 - 5 surprises over the next few days. he really seems to enjoy them which makes me enjoy writing them for him!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 21, 2013:

Very interesting ideas and cute too. In our busy life, we often tend to forget showing our love and affection to our spouses.

You provide some interesting ideas, worth following. Thanks!

Globetrekkermel from CALIFORNIA on May 20, 2013:

Faith, this is such a funny coincidence on your hub.My hubby left a note in the refrigerator door before he left for work: i'll be home late. wait for me for our jogging.Am sad , if i don't jog with you. XOXO.

LOL! i thought the XOXO is only used by high school kids not a 57 year old man. I thought that was cute.He must have picked that up from our nieces who were writing xoxo in their crayon art work last weekend. ha haha!

Martin Kloess from San Francisco on May 20, 2013:

Anyone reading this, Ms Hellier's idea works for me also.

Thank you for this.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 20, 2013:

Bev and I have done this since we first met. I think this small act is so important for a relationship. Great suggestions here, Karen, and I agree with you completely.

Comfort Babatola from Bonaire, GA, USA on May 20, 2013:

Faith, would you believe, myy hubby is away right now and I just did send him a text telling him I love him. And the first thing I see as I tuned in to HP is your hub.

You're doing something right! Voted up and beautiful.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on May 20, 2013:

Lovely reminder to us all! My husband will set the coffee to go off in the morning so it will be ready when I wake up and then he will sometimes write a cute note on a piece of paper towel with a funny face, i.e., "Luv you, have a good day!" Or something along those lines.

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper

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