The former first lady spills the details on the holiday greeting she gave her husband.

George and Laura Bush Hugging
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It's 2018 and you may Emoji and FaceTime your hubs more than you put pen to paper. This Tuesday, however, former First Lady Laura Bush paid a visit to The TODAY Show, and reminded us all of the power of a physical card.

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Though she's currently in New York City to see her daughter Jenna Bush Hager and grandchildren, Mila and Poppy Louise, she took the time to leave husband and former president George W. Bush a cute card.

"My real Valentine? I left him a Valentine at home," Bush chuckles. "I left him a real Valentine that had owls on the front of it and it said 'Owl always love you,'" she says, as the audience erupts into "Awwww." "That is so cheesy!" host Kathy Lee Gifford interjects. While we can't say we disagree, we may just lift the line for our own last-minute Valentine's Day missive.

Watch the full clip below.

Now, where's our favorite pink pen?