My 1st year DIY Anniversary gift for Husband
Today marks our third year as husband and wife.
Our first year as husband and wife was two years ago, but I want to share what I made for him. Hopefully, this will inspire you to find something personalized for your spouse.
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I love giving gifts whether buying them, making them or just looking out for something nice especially when we are on vacation. It is one of my love languages. I hardly spend money on myself, but I get really excited when I get to buy gifts during birthdays, anniversaries, and holiday seasons.
To learn more about your or your significant other’s love language, I recommend that you check out this book “The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts“. (Affiliate Link)
I did some online research and the traditional first-year gift as a married couple is paper.
I’m thinking that I don’t want to waste paper by creating something that would be thrown out, but something that will be meaningful and kept.
Pinterest is a good place to start if you need gift ideas. Click here to follow me on Pinterest if you haven’t joined the Making Days Count family.
A few ideas that I found were:
- A book (that you can personalize to tell him how much you love him, example: # of reasons why I love you.).
- A picture book of your first year together
- A frame with your picture in the middle surrounded by your vow, that you said on your wedding day to each other, or just a letter of how much you love him (You can DIY or get it done on Etsy).
One idea that stood out to me was the map that someone created putting where they met and where they got married.
I thought that it was the sweetest thing.
Here is what you need:
- Internet for Google Maps
- Microsoft Word (or some word processor)
- Microsoft Paint
- Colour Printer
- Miscellaneous (Card or Frame, it’s up to you)
Here was what I did (sorry, didn’t take any pictures as it was 2 years ago):
- Screenshot the places where we met, where he proposed, and where we got married
- Save the screenshot as pictures.
- Open Word and insert the pictures.
- Use the heart shape design and estimate how big I want each heart to be.
- Make sure that the heart is transparent on the inside, but you can see the outline.
- Print and cut out the hearts
- I glued the hearts on my card. You can put it in a frame and label them.
It’s very simple, yet meaningful.
If you want someone else to do it for you, Etsy is a great place to check out.
Here is an example on Etsy (Not an affiliate yet).
You can let them know the locations, how you would like to label them, and also when you would like to have your finished product delivered.
Please tag me on Instagram @makingdayscount if you do make it or have it done for you. I would love to see it.
I wanted to create something that was simple and sweet for this anniversary gift.
What do you think of this paper anniversary gift? Would you recreate it?