Creative Ways to Say “I Love You”

Creative Ways to Say "I Love You"

Mow it in the Lawn

When I was young (elementary school) I had a male next door neighbor who I spent a lot of time with. Well, one of his chores was mowing the lawn, he had a big back yard that was flat and full of lush, green, grass. I remember going over there one day and he had just finished mowing the lawn, he had a very proud look on his face and brought me up to his bedroom (on the second floor of the house) to look out his window. When I looked out that window, in big letters I saw the word: “BRENT”. He was very proud of his accomplishment of mowing his name in the lawn…maybe when he gets married he will think of better messages to mow. :)

Carve it in the Sand

Someone I know did this for his girlfriend. They live together in a house overlooking a long, sandy beach. One morning while she was sleeping, and the tide was out, he used a big stick to carve the words “I Love you Anna” in huge letters in the sand. The letters were so deep that they ended up staying there for several days even after the tide had washed over them many times. Needless to say, she did a lot of gushing over her boyfriend’s loving gesture. *Note: This could work in snow as well.

Leave your Mark on Rocks

Do you know the route your partner takes to work or school everyday? If you don’t, you will want to find out in a very unsuspicious way.

When you get some time alone, walk or drive that route and look for large rock faces along the side of the road, or cement embankments/pillars.

The next step is to go out early in the morning or late at night with a piece of sidewalk chalk and write a message on the rocks or cement in large letters (it will wash off the next time it rains).

Post it the Classifieds

This is an EXCELLENT idea if your partner reads the classified, think of how surprised they would be to see their name and look closer to realize that you had posted an ad in the personal section declaring your love.

Say it with Stars

Surprise your mate by sticking glow in the dark stars on his or her ceiling, just over their bed. The stars can be arranged to spell “I Love You”. Your partner should not notice them until they turn off the lights to go to bed…what a surprise that will be!

Say it on the Radio

Most radio stations will let you dedicate a song to someone, so why not take advantage of this. Plan it so that the radio station will play the dedication at a time when your love will be listening to the radio (ex. on their way to work). Pick a song that is meaningful to your rleationship and ask the DJ to say a special message, ie: “This next song goes out to Tracy P from Tom W”

Let Your Light Shine

This requires that you have a mid to large size window in your house/apartment that your sweetheart will see when they come home from a night out. Have large black garbage bags on hand and cut slits down either side so they can fold open. When folded open these bags will form a banner covering your window, so prepare enough to be roughly the same size as the window. Tape the bags together securely and make sure the final, very large black piece of plastic, will cover your window.

This will be your banner and on it you will need to cut out the letters:

Next, pin the banner to the inside of the window, as close to the glass as possible. Make sure your window has no obstructions in front or behind the banner (such as chimes, ladice or curtains). The banner should be facing so that the words can be read from the outside.

The final touch is to switch on the lights in the room containing the window and as soon as it gets dark outside the light from inside will shine through the letters and light up your message!

Grab Their Attention

If your sweetie reads the newspaper, or some magazine, get ahold of it before they have a chance to read it. Find a page they are likely to read (such as the sport’s section or funnies). On that page write in big letters: “I Love You (insert their name here)!”.

Write it On the Sidewalk

Buy a box of multi-colored, sidewalk chalk. Draw a BIG heart in red and write “I love you” in the middle. Make sure it’s in a prominent place on the driveway so when your partner comes home he or she will see it. (submitted by Larry James)


Write “I Love You” on an entire pad of Post-It notes. Cover his/her desk, bedroom walls, bathroom mirror, front door or car with the notes.

Written by Sara Reed
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