In Portugal there was a tradition of woman offering their departing boyfriends- to war, to sea, etc - a kerchief with a naive love poem and embroidery. Today those are classic designs, often with spelling mistakes, that one can buy and eventually frame.
As a birthday present my husband gave me one of them. Also, over the years I have been embroidering "dating kerchiefs" (lenços de namorados) with my own designs and colours. He knew that I would love it.
For this post I have chosen two pictures: one of my own design and one of a traditional design
Web contact of a nice site for Portuguese "lenços de namorados":
The world of creation and textiles is endless
With embroidered love