So last week was me and my husband’s 4 year dating anniversary! This year I wanted to make him something really special…I always think how weird it is to buy random stuff like electronics or expensive stuff that doesn’t really have anything to do with the celebration of an anniversary (not that I’m complaining when I do recieve them!) but I always thought that if your celebrating each other being together, the gifts should be about you. Homemade. From the heart. Sooo…I (and this is going to sound redundant!) came across a post on pinterest (told you! :)) of a flipbook someone made for their husband called the ABC’s of our life and love, and I thought “how cute is that?!” So, a few months ago I started cutting the paper for it…and let me tell you, it took FOREVER….so I said “well at least I got that done, I’ll glue it some other time.” So a few weeks later, I started gluing the paper together…and let me tell you, it took even longer! I got about halfway through and decided I still have a lot of time, so I’ll finish gluing another time….weeks went by and I thought about it, but was too lazy to finish it up. Finally, a few days to the day, I decided I need to do this now or it’s not happening. So my friend Tracy came over for our weekly craft day and I told her what I wanted to do, and thank the heavens, she gave me the inspiration to finish!!! We sat down, and I finished up gluing and we started my list…It’s funny, but when you’re actually thinking about it, it’s hard to come up with things! I didn’t want it to be too corny (it had to be a little, I mean c’mon, it is what it is!) and I didn’t want it to be nasty (I’d like to show our kids one day!) So we got the majority of the words done, and the rest came to me within the next day. I wasn’t about to hand write all of it, so I went to my parents house the day before and printed everything up, cut it all out, and glued it all on….for 5 HOURS!!!!! Buttttt, all in all, it came out PERFECT. I loved it, and he loved it. So, obviously I’m not going to post pics of all 26 letters, but I’m going to put up my favorites!
All in all, he LOVED my gift. And other than getting everything cut out and glued together, I loved creating it! 🙂