When Valentine’s Day was rolling around and I was scrambling for a present idea (as usual) I had thought of this and went back to my Pinterest to find the original pin, when I realized I had not re-pinned! I hadn’t even LIKED the friggen thing. So, this present was thrown together from memory, but I’m pretty sure it’s spot on, and if it isn’t, it’s a pretty amazing gift idea anyway so it’s cool.
The idea: one ‘love note’ for every day of the year. 365 little notes that are memories, quotes and lyrics, or things you love about the person you’re giving the gift to.
What you need: a container large enough to hold 365 pieces of scrap paper – I bought a big container of cheese balls (a decision I really, truly regret. I. ATE. THEM. ALL.) emptied them out into a big bowl, and cleaned out the container. || 3 different colors of construction paper. And that is really pretty much it.
What you do: Separate the construction paper by categories: I used white for quotes and lyrics, pink for memories, and red for things I love about him. Write a little note for each thing.
TIP: START EARLY!!!! I took on this endeavor a few days before Valentine’s Day and I grossly underestimated how long it would take me. Nevermind the fact that you have to think of 365 things, you have to write them all down (or type them, but I wanted the personal touch of handwriting them) AND cutting them out, THEN folding them! My god guys, I had carpal tunnel by the time I was done, seriously. Bottom line, plan ahead. And any time you think of something that could work as a ‘love note,’ write it down, put it in your phone, do whatever you have to do to remember it because you will be scrambling for things by the time you reach the 300 mark.
This is perfect for: Birthdays, anniversaries, any holiday! This is a pretty romantic gift, so it was perfect for Valentine’s Day, but it would also be the ultimate anniversary present.
This was the cheapest gift I’ve ever given, save for a macaroni picture frame from my pre-school days, but it was the most thoughtful present my husband has ever received. Now he just needs the patience to go through this one day at a time because every time he looks at it he wants to go through every single one note in one sitting.
Side note: I’ll be back with outfit posts soon, but this arctic tundra I’m living in has sucked all motivation out of me to stand outside for even 10 seconds longer than I have to, to take outfit pics. Also, I haven’t really worn anything other than sweat pants in a week sooooo, there’s that.