I tend to make most of my hubby’s presents for a couple reasons. 1) He buys himself everything he really wants when he wants it. 2) I don’t have a lot of money, so anything big I buy for him, he really buys for himself. 3) I just like to make things.
For his birthday, March 5th, I’m going to make him an ABC book of our relationship. Each letter corresponding to a memory I have of him, or something we did together. You know, something like that.
I haven’t started yet, but I plan to do just that tomorrow, or at least sometime this weekend.
A – Anniversary. We’ve been together for two years as of last November, and our one year “wedding” anniversary is this April. Probably include some pictures of our reception-type thing we had with my family and his, and our friends. Write a little bit about how awesome he is.
B – Birthday. The reason I’m making this for him. Get some pictures from his previous birthdays…if I can convince his dad. If not, just the ones I’ve spent with him.
C – Cuddling.
D – D&D. Incredibly geeky, innit? He has a group of friends that come over to play every other week. They would make excellent blackmail photos, except they’re actually proud of their extreme geekiness.
E – Encourage. Haven’t quite figured out how I’m going to do this yet, but he encourages me daily. I can only hope I do the same for him.
F – Family.
G – Gandalf. Our puppy.
H – Ha! Ha! So this might be a bit of stretch, but all the goofy pictures I can find of us together are going here.
L – Live. Laugh. Love. Pretty much any good pictures I find that don’t fit anywhere else.
M – MARVELous. Fits into his geekiness. All the Marvel activities we did together this past year. Pictures from dates to the movies (I have so many of those), ticket stubs, some artwork I made for him.
N – New Zealand. We spent this past Christmas in New Zealand with my family. Have some great pictures and our plane tickets.
O – Opposites (Attract). My crafy, musical-loving self and him and his geeky, analytical, finance-focused cuteness.
P – Peppermint. Our other puppy.
Q – Quilt. The Geek Quilt I’m making for him. My progress on that so far, the sad face pictures I took while I was cutting up his old t-shirts.
R – Roadtrip. Pictures/flyers from the few roadtrips we’ve taken in the past year.
U – Uncle. He recently became an uncle again. Cute baby pictures with her favorite uncle.
V – Valentine’s Day. We went on a dinner cruise this year. Include pictures from that as well as some of the notes I made him for his gift, which ending up being a continuation of his Christmas gift.
W – Work, and a reminder that things will get better.
X – Hugs and kisses (XOXOXO). All of our various smooching and cuddling pictures.
Y – You. A collage of pictures of just him that I happen to find adorable, and some words to tell him how much he means to me.
Z – Zeitgeist? Well he is German..
Too tired to function! I’ll finish the rest later.