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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

National Wife Appreciation Day: A Happy Wife Means a Happier Life

Depending on the source, Sept. 16 or the 3rd Sunday in September is National Wife Appreciation Day, an annual “holiday” that reminds husbands and partners to show that significant other just how much she means to you. While we all may take each other for granted from time-to-time, it’s important to remind each other how much we value one another. Life is short. We never know what tomorrow will bring. Remind that special lady in your life how much you appreciate her.

If you have ever heard the old mantra - "Happy wife, happy life" you better pay attention. It appears to be more than an old saying. According to a new study, when women are happy in their marriages, the happier the husband.

You don’t need to spend an arm-and-a-leg to remind her how much you care. Just a little token of your appreciation will do!

How to Celebrate Wife Appreciation Day

  • Chocolate!

  • Clean the house.

  • Give her a gift certificate for a free massage or spa treatment.

  • Hire a sitter and give her a day off!

  • Flowers are always good.

  • Cook (or cater) a romantic dinner for her. Don’t forget the dessert!

  • Surprise her with a romantic picnic! And if the weather doesn’t cooperate – no worries. Spread out the blanket, pop open the picnic basket and enjoy an indoor picnic for two.

  • Listen!

  • Make it movie night! Pick up a few of her favorite flicks, grab a few bottles of bubbly, some sweet treats to eat and cuddle up like the good old days. No electronic devices allowed!

  • If you love wine, invite a few friends over for a wonderful wine tasting party. Ask them to bring their favorite bottle of vino.

  • Wash and/or detail her car for her.

  • Write her a heartfelt poem or letter, like you used to.

  • Fill the tub with her favorite bath product, turn on the flameless candles and turn off the lights, pour her a glass of her favorite wine and let her soak her troubles away.

  • Put together a collage or album with special photos.

  • If you have old video tapes lying around, convert them to DVDs and enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane.

  • Plan a weekend getaway! No kids allowed!

  • Renew your wedding vows.

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