I can’t believe that this day only a year ago I was in a big white dress and walking down the aisle! It’s so amazing how time really flies – I still remember that day so well!
This year has been fabulous – we’ve loved being married! We didn’t live together before our wedding day, so being married has made our relationship stronger (since we’re around each other all the time and don’t need to say “goodbye” at the end of the night), and it’s also been great getting to carpool all the time :-).
For our first anniversary, I decided that we should go the traditional route and give each other gifts made from paper. We capped the limit at $5 initially, but then hubby decided that he couldn’t find anything for $5, so the limit was upped to $10. I had great ideas – I thought about getting a wedding photo blown up, or writing a nice letter, or making a nice card and writing in it. But then I got lazy and was feeling un-crafty (though I did suggest to my husband that he show his love for me by making 1,000 paper cranes… he didn’t buy it though ).
Other “paper” anniversary gifts ideas included magazine subscriptions (no, my husband did not need another subscription to Car and Driver), movie/theater tickets (limited options with $10), a $10 bill (kind of lame), a $10 gift card (also somewhat lame, and rarely made from paper these days), or a book (such as a marriage book we could read together, since my husband doesn’t read).
So, what creative, unique, romantic anniversary gift have I got for my husband?
The Dilbert 2010 desk calendar! What can I say – my man is an engineer :-).
Most of our readers are probably *not* married yet, but for those that are, what are (or did) you do for your first anniversary?