Life is crazy busy, and we rarely have enough time for the things - or people - we love.

For years my husband has been the hardest working person I've ever met. He's worked upwards of 70 to 80 hours/6 days a week for months on end to provide for our family. Truly, this man is a gem.

Needless to say, time together during those months - sometimes years - has been precious and rare. When we do have time together, we've found fun activities, even though we live in a fairly small town.

But when the days are long and time is short, we need to show love in other ways -hence, this list.

Here are my best ideas for ways to woo your spouse or significant other, even when you never see them:

1. Leave a mint on their pillow

2. Write a note and place it on their windshield to find after a long day

3. Print a picture of the two of you when you were first together and tape it on the mirror.

4. Send a text reminding them of a happy memory

5. Cut out a picture of a romantic getaway and suggest making plans

6. Leave a voicemail telling them how much you appreciate them

7. Write a sweet note and leave it in their pocket

8. Pack a snack you know they'll like - nothing says love like food

9. Create a photo collage and slip it into their purse/briefcase

10. Have their car washed and gassed up for no reason

11. Do their chores - mow the grass, clean the kitchen - then take the time they would've spent on that and do something fun.

12. Find a picture that best represents your future goals and pin it up with a love note attached.

13. Make a list of date night suggestions for when you do have time together and keep it visible.

14. Buy a gift and leave it in a surprising spot

15. Leave them a phone message with a compliment

16. Drop by the office with a picnic

17. Buy them a card and let them find it as a surprise

18. Frame a picture of the two of you and display it prominently.

19. Put a gift card to their favorite restaurant in their wallet/purse to use for lunch.

20. Even if time together is difficult or near impossible, find a way to make it happen.

Truth time: I haven't done all of these yet! But I'm really happy to have a go-to list tucked away so I can treat my hubby like the treasure he is!

What do you do to woo your spouse/significant other when you don't have time together?

Editor's note: This article was originally published on Spunky Moms. It has been republished here with permission.

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