20 ideas for putting the spice and spark back into your marriage

Here are 20 ideas for putting the spice and spark back into your marriage. All it takes is a little imagination, says author Gregory J.P. Godek in his book "1001 Ways to Be Romantic."

  1. Identify the one pivotal event that brought the two of you together. Celebrate that event every year.
  2. Give him a Victoria's Secret catalog with a note saying, "You choose, I'll buy."
  3. Get your mate a watch, inscribed: "I always have time for you."
  4. Following a bubble bath that you've prepared for her, wrap her in a warm towel that you've heated in the dryer.
  5. Have "your song" playing on the stereo when your mate returns from work.
  6. Eat breakfast by candlelight -- a unique variation on the dinner-by-candlelight theme.
  7. Cut a big piece of cardboard out of a huge box and make a giant "I love you" card.
  8. Visit a Karakoe bar and surprise your lover by getting up and singing "your song."
  9. Pick flowers for your partner from the roadside.
  10. Spend an entire day together watching romantic movies.
  11. Buy your partner a lottery ticket with a note: "I hit the jackpot when I married you."
  12. If you're not much of a writer, create an audio love letter on tape. Then gift wrap it.
  13. Call your partner from work on Wednesday and formally ask for a date for the weekend.
  14. Mail your partner a Rolodex card with your name and number on it. Write: "Your instant resource for love. Call when lonely."
  15. Write "I love you" on the bathroom mirror with a piece of soap.
  16. Spread flower petals all over the bathroom.
  17. Ladies: Send a letter sealed with a lipstick kiss.
  18. Hold hands when you're out together, even if just walking into the grocery store.
  19. Call your partner from work for no other reason than to say "I love you."
  20. Give a dozen roses with a creative twist: 11 red and one white with a note saying, "In every bunch there is one who stands out."