A Paper Anniversary

22 May

Earlier this month, Steve and I celebrated our first anniversary. Given that the first anniversary is where you give gifts of paper, I decided to give it a whirl (besides, the gift card to have his golf clubs extended didn’t really scream “creative romance” to me).

I went to Beverly’s and picked up some tools for my project.

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Then I painted the box and the tag for the front.

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I lined the box with some scrapbook paper, and added an envelope to the lid to hold some mementos.

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I decorated the lid of the box and added all the details to go inside. I had been collecting tickets and items since we started dating, and I included those, along with brochures, a few pictures, etc.

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Lastly, to celebrate 52 weeks of marriage, I wrote down 52 reasons why I loved Steve. I decorated a mason jar to hold the reasons and used left over scrapbook paper to seal the lid.

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All in all, the gift and project ended up taking a fun twist on an old tradition.

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4 Responses to “A Paper Anniversary”

  1. Sheila May 22, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    How incredibly thoughtful and creative!

    • tealandtulle June 7, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

      Thanks Sheila! It was a great excuse to have some fun with the gift idea. 🙂

  2. Jackie May 22, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    This is such a great idea!! I might have to “steel” it for our 2 year anniversary.

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