Married? Dating? Or engaged? This romance challenge is for you!

12 Days of Christmas Romance Challenge

There are so many ways to say, “I love you.” According to a popular Christmas carol classic, The 12 Days of Christmas, you can show your honey how much you love and appreciate them with a few birds, milkmaids, pipers piping, and a partridge in a pear tree.

But if you don’t have access to all that (or the room), this romance challenge is sure to make them feel special and one you can execute. Welcome, let’s get started.

On the 1st day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

The song of love! Choose a meaningful song and share it with your spouse. It can be a love song or even “your song.” Or send them one that’s encouraging or will make them laugh. Send a text, email, or post it to their social media.

On the 2nd day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

A kiss worth a thousand words. Today, focus on showing physical affection by kissing your spouse throughout the day. Shower them with kisses at unexpected times and places. Maybe even throw in a few chocolate kisses!

On the 3rd day of Christmas, my thru love gave to me

A small, thoughtful gift. Purchase a small gift under $5. But make it meaningful and thoughtful that communicates your love and encourages them.

On the 4th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

Quality time. Set aside time today to do something fun together that they would enjoy. Use this time to connect, have fun, and make it your own.

On the 5th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

Words of encouragement and affirmation. The romance challenge on the fifth day is to tell them how much you love and appreciate them. Stay away from common phrases like “thank you” and “I love you.”

Get creative and choose your words wisely. Instead, focus on things they DO and who they ARE. Some examples include, “Your smile brightens my day” or “You have so much wisdom.” Make it a goal to offer at least five affirmations today.

On the 6th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

A bunch of loving texts. Get text crazy! Send your honey text messages to show your love throughout the day, make them smile or laugh, or encourage them. Keep it special and resist sending any texts that you’d normally send in a day.

On the 7th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

Prayer. Ask Holy Spirit to give you specific things to pray for your wife or husband or ask them what they need prayer over. Be intentional about praying for them frequently during the day.

On the 8th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

A day of service. Do something simple and practical that will help your spouse today. Bring them a cup of coffee. Cook a special meal. Clean out their car. Finish a chore they don’t like to do.

On the 9th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

God’s word. Choose a special passage that describes them or reminds you of them. Or ask the Lord to give you a verse they need that day and give it to them in a card or text.

On the 10th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

A love post. Not just on social media, but in real life! Grab a pack of post-it notes and leave little notes where they will see them. They can be inspirational, love notes, favorite verses, encouraging quotes, words of encouragement, jokes, or even drawings.

On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

The gift of you! Choose one thing you want to work on, something you want to “do better” at in the relationship. It may require an apology or asking them how you can love them better.

On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

A Christmas letter. Give them a handwritten letter in an envelope as a special Christmas present. Share your heart. Say the things you don’t often say. Let them know how much they mean to you. Allow your words to reflect the love that’s in your heart. Trust us, they will treasure it and refer to it often.

Love is a Treasure

Love is a treasure. It’s tender, sweet, and kind…but it needs to be nurtured. Have you been so busy this season or year taking care of daily life that you’ve lost focus on your relationship? Start the 12 Days of Christmas Romance Challenge and watch your marriage, your spouse, and your own heart take on a fresh glow.

Not Christmas anymore? No problem! This Romance Challenge is great year-round. Merry Christmas!

At Eagle Family Ministries, we help couples apply Biblical principles to marriage and families, helping them achieve a marriage that lasts a lifetime. We offer many services, including fun marriage retreats, premarital counseling, relationship coaching, and more. Contact us today at 479.464.4442.