Friday, August 10, 2012

My TEN Year Anniversary

It has been TEN amazing years!  I wanted to give my husband something he'd remember, and tin cuff links or a personalized BBQ set just didn't seem to be the thing for my guy.  So, I went and came up with something that was just the thing (actually ten things) for him.  The Ten Year Anniversary is the year of tin/aluminum.  The pliability of tin and aluminum is a symbol of how a successful marriage needs to be flexible and durable and how it can be bent without being broken.
So I came up with ten gifts to be opened the ten days leading up to our tenth anniversary.  Each day there was a note to open with a little saying about the gift. 

I strung up the notes as you can see in the picture, and numbered the gifts that were stacked on the table beneath the string of notes.  I'll share with you the notes I came up with and the gift that went along with it.  I tried to stay in the realm of tin and aluminum.  Some of the gifts I purchased online or through etsy and I'll share those links with you so you can find and do this yourself if you'd like.

Day 1:  Note: The pliability of tin and aluminum is a symbol of how a successful marriages needs to be flexible and durable and how it can be bent without being broken.  Let's STICK together forever!
Gift 1:  Magnets that are made out of aluminum cans.  I had them made out of diet Mountain Dew since that is his favorite soda.
You can get these here... 
http://www.etsy.com/shop/SodaCanBuddies?ref=seller_info

Day 2:   Note: I love that I get to spend ETERNITY with you.
Gift 2:  A bottle of Eternity Cologne from Calvin Klein

Day 3:  Note: I have enjoyed our TIME together, every last SECOND of it.
Gift 3:  A watch made out of aluminum

Day 4:  Note:  We definitely got off on the right FOOT, here's to ten more.
Gift 4:  A gift certificate to get a couples pedicure!
(other ideas might be, a pair of socks or new shoes)

Day 5:  Note: You hold the KEY to my heart.
Gift 5:  A key chain I had made through etsy with all of our names, you can get here...
http://www.etsy.com/listing/99894953/keychain-fathers-day-accessories-hand

Day 6:  Note: You had to SEARCH high and low, but I'm so glad you FOUND me.
    Gift 6:  A word search I had made including words about our relationship, you can get here... 
http://www.etsy.com/listing/61304995/custom-word-find-puzzle
 
Day 7:  Note: Your HAND in mine forever.
Gift 7:   A "manly" hand cream, you can get here...
http://www.etsy.com/shop/SamsNatural?ref=seller_info

Day 8:  Note: You STEELE make my heart skip a beat
Gift 8:  A stainless steel bracelet.  

Day 9:  Note: The last ten years have been the SWEETEST years.
Gift 9:  A box of cupcakes from the Sweet Tooth Fairy
 
Day 10:  Note:  The last ten years have been nothing SHORT of amazing!
Gift 10:  A pair of shorts 

As you can see, each of the gifts is something he can use and will remember our anniversary every time he puts it on or uses it.  It was practical and fun!  He loved having something every day to open!  I had a blast putting it together.  
I should mention that the gift wrapping and number idea came after purchasing some twine from ans awesome Etsy seller.  When the twine arrived, it was packaged with the cutest little trinkets.  I conversed back and forth with her to see if she could come up with a number idea for me to put with the gifts.  The numbered tags you see are her creation, not mine.  She made this come together perfectly.  Please visit her shop for twine and more!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/theOCDcrafter



1 comment:

LookieLooSuz said...

You are amazing. But I tell you that all the time and it's nothing new. Still, you are amazing!!!