Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I Love You Because...

As I posted yesterday, it was Kristians birthday and since he's already had what I consider to be his birthday present for more than a month now I didn't really have a gift to give him yesterday. So instead of a present I stole borrowed an idea I saw AP post on Insta-gram a few weeks back.

Since I worked from home yesterday I was able to implement this idea while Kristian was out hunting with his dad. I took 35 colored index cards (35 for the age he was turning) and on one side I wrote "I Love You Because..." and on the back side wrote one of the 35 reasons why I love him. I then taped them all over the house for him to find when he got home.


 
 
I tried to put the card in a place that corresponded with what the card said. For example on Hunters bedroom door I taped that I loved him because he made me a mommy. On the microwave I taped that I loved him because he always cooks such great meals. Etc.
 
 
When he got home he had so much fun finding and reading all the cards. He even took a break at one point because he wanted to spread it out for longer. One thing I should point out is that Kristian really doesn't like greeting cards, he thinks they are a waste of money, you read them and then throw them away (actually I keep mine and have shoeboxes full of greeting cards I've received). He said that this was SO much better than getting a store bought greeting card and it's the sweetest birthday gift he's ever gotten. He was still talking about it today.
 
 
In addition to the cards I bought him a cake (we still don't have a working kitchen so I couldn't bake him one) and we ordered take out Chinese Food. Nothing exciting but he said between hunting with his dad and what I did for him he had a great day. 

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh!! I love this idea!! Consider it stolen. James is 35 years old tomorrow... I wonder if I have time to pull this off!

Nessa said...

That's so sweet. Even better that he really appreciated it.

Stephanie said...

What a sweet idea. I think the homemade gifts are such a nice relief from all the normal store bought ones.

Erika said...

I saw this on AP's blog and loved the idea. I'm totally doing this for my hubs...now just have to wait until April:-)

Heather said...

What a cute idea! I may have to steal it for my husband's b-day in a couple months. I save some of my favorite greeting cards I get from people, but I've had to start throwing more away as I run out of room.

♥ Marcy ♥ said...

Oh goodness how sweet! I totally just teared up a bit! So want to do this for the Hubby!

Fiona aka DRMama said...

This is such a sweet idea!! :) I am sure your hubby loved that you put that extra thought into his special day.