In 2008 my husband and I were HORRIBLE at making time to spend just the 2 of us, so I came up with the idea to pre-plan a date night for every month in 2009. I called it The 12 Daytz of Christmas.
I chose dates we probably would not have chosen to do had we decided on the fly to go out, which is usually what we did. Things like going to a comedy club or miniature golfing- all fun activities, but not something we ever made plans to do.
When I gave him this for Christmas, I just printed it out on plain white paper and stapled the corners of each page- TOTALLY boring! Today, in preparation for this post, I jazzed it up a bit and made them into printables you can staple together to make a coupon book. Or, even better, grab some envelopes and include all the supplies you’d need for each date- gift cards, checklists, money etc. so you really are ready to go! (Like the project I planned HERE.)
Here are the printables with the ideas I gave to my husband:
You can right-click on the above images if you want to save them and print them, but if you want to create your own dates, download this FREE PDF with all the black templates and go crazy!
(This idea was originally published in 2009 but was edited in 2010 and again in 2012)