Do you have one of those husbands or boyfriends who gets dates all jumbled in their heads?
“That year we went to Such-and-Such… was that before or after we were married…?”
“Was that before we got together… or after we had the baby?”
You know, there are just dates that women have a head for and guys seem to be, um, fuzzy about. These questions used to come up for me and Handsome Hubby a lot, so one year I made him a handmade Valentine’s gift. I made him a Relationship Timeline.
A little personal information: Handsome Hubby calls me the Queen of Hearts. That’s even the name he used to log me into his phone’s contacts. I think he took it from that Eagles’ song Desperado.
I think. (If it’s not, he reads my blog and will correct me if I’m wrong.)
I took a deck of cards and made my own card printed paper on the color copier, then covered one of those little blank spiral bound scrapbooks with it.
So I signed the book like a card and explained what it was.
It was a historical timeline…
It’s a collection of lovey-dovey emails (which in our case includes smart-ass banter back and forth)…
Since email replaced snail mail love letters, it was important to me to make sure they were preserved.
It’s also a small photo album…
This little handmade gift was quite easy to make. I did it 5 years ago, back when a Cricut was just noisy bug. I used an exacto knife, rub-on transfer letters and a glue stick. It’s very inexpensive and anyone can do it.
Handsome Hubby really liked it and I had a good time making it for him. Both of us, on occasion, have taken the book and read through it. I love a good stroll down Memory Lane, and this Valentine’s gift can take us there any day of the year.