When I was growing up my mom usually gave me a small gift with an "I LOVE YOU!" tag on it.
I remember a new box of watercolors, a box of 64 crayons, a heart pin, and many other sweet things through the years.
This gift was always wrapped in tissue with ribbon and in the middle of my plate at the breakfast table. My dad's gift was always the same... a heart shaped chocolate cake. And "NO!" it wasn't in the middle of his plate. The heart pans are still being used. There was always a card at each person's table setting. Another tradition in our family is heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast on that morning. And another simple beginning to the day was a message on the bathroom mirror written with a Vis-a-Vis red marker.
As long as we're on the subject of gifts , look at these great gifts from Etsy that are under $10.This is just a sampling, as there are over 3,000 pages of wonderful handmade treasures under "hearts".
These adorable pins all have such a cute detail on them.
They're from Paper Fish.
I love this little forest box. It can be found at Forest Families.
This heart is made from twigs, wire, and paper. Made by Nest USA.
I tried to give you links for them all, but couldn't find the last two.