Dear Tongue-Tied Lover: Speak to your Partner from the Heart this Valentine’s Day


Dear Tongue-Tied Lover,

Do you struggle with how to tell that special someone in your life how you really feel about them on Valentine’s Day? February 14th is the one day every year where it is practically obligatory to give your loved one a card full of sweet sentiments and nice nostalgia. Whether you enjoy participating in this tradition or not, you definitely do not want to forget to give your partner a card this year--or, even worse, write the wrong things in it.

So how is one to know what to write in such a card? Turn to the master of love, Jim Gaffigan, of course. If anyone knows about relationships, it’s Jim. He is married to the wonderful Jeannie Gaffigan, and they have 5 beautiful children together. He is known as the King of Clean Comedy, and he famously described having a big family with the following joke: “You know what it’s like having 5 kids? Imagine you’re drowning. And someone hands you a baby.”

Yes, Jim certainly knows a thing or two about love, relationships, and raising a family. Therefore, he and his wife are the ideal couple to imitate this Valentine’s Day. For a goldmine of solid advice on how to write your loved one a Valentine’s Day card they will never forget, watch the following:

As you can see, Jim and Jeannie prove to be fountains of wisdom. But in case you didn’t catch all of their subtle wisdom, here are a few practical takeaways from “Love Letters with Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan:”

  1. Honesty is the best policy. Jim demonstrates this when he writes in his Valentine’s Day card, “You make me a less monstrous human being.”

  2. Passive aggressiveness can be good. Jeannie nails this on the head when she writes, “I love you because you always leave little tokens of your affection for me around the house, like your dirty socks.”

  3. Pop culture references are always appropriate. Jim makes his card feel more personal with his line, “Parenting with you is just like when David Beckham parents with that Spice Girl.”

  4. Food analogies are your friend. Jeannie pulls on all of our heartstrings when she writes, “Your scent reminds me of marshmallows. And I love marshmallows.”

  5. And a little self-aggrandizement never hurt anyone. Jim beautifully ends his Valentine’s Day card with the line, “Thanks for putting up with my perfection.”

Feeling inspired by the Gaffigans? Time to head to the drugstore and stroll down the Hallmark aisle to pick out that perfect card for that perfect someone. Just make sure there is lots of writing space to fill it with all of the sweet sentiments outlined by Jim and Jeannie. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Sincerely,

The Front Porch People


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