DIY Christmas Gift.

Christmas is right around the corner which can only mean one thing, my bank account is getting dangerously low. Now, if your anything like me, you’d much rather give personal, more intimate gifts than something simple like a gift card. Not that there’s anything wrong with gift cards, there’s just something so special about a personalized gift to me. My girl Britt shared a gift she made her Manfriend the other day, and since I actually made something similar a while back, I thought I would share it with you all!

“365 Reasons Why I Love You” book
If any of you have read Ninja and I’s story, then you know we had a bit of a bumpy road before we were even officially dating. We were friends for about 2 years before we officially started dating, so by the time our 1 year anniversary rolled around, we were already planning on becoming engaged and getting married one day. Because of our history, I had a lot of ideas for our 1 year anniversary gift.

I decided on a book, filled with 365 reasons why I loved him, one for each day we had been together.IMG_2987

I used a large photo album for the book itself, and used scrapbook paper for all the pages. Inside, I used stickers, puffy paints, pictures and stamps to make it as creative and cute as I could.

IMG_2979 Ninja isn’t really a big reader, so my first worry was that he wouldn’t like the book at all. As I started making the pages however, I realized that I was actually putting our story down on paper, as well as all my feelings about him. How could he not appreciate that right?!

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Some of the reasons I came up with were silly and some were even trivial. Ninja isn’t a really serious guy, so the reasons really reflected his personality.

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Of course some of the reasons were personal and sensitive. Those reasons were what made up the bulk of our relationship. Those reasons are why I fell in love with him.

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See the last one on the far right? It says “you understand my food issues.”

That reason right there, was one of our biggest hurdles. Not going to lie, sometimes it still is. But even from the beginning, even before we were married, he understood my problems, and he loved me anyway. THAT, is what makes my husband so special.

All that to say, this gift was well under $20. The supplies are simple to find, and as long as you are creative (which I am NOT, and even I pulled it off!) you can come up with something beautiful.  I’ve got quite a few DIY projects in the work this month, so get ready to be creative!

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DIY or buy when it comes to gifts?

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