For our first wedding anniversary, H spent a ton of time designing a gorgeous Shutterfly photobook of our wedding pictures. It’s one of my favorite gifts ever (and reminds me that I need to get more of our photos printed!).
In the back of the book, there’s a plastic pocket. In it, I put the little program we made for our ceremony, one of the custom guitar picks we gave out as favors, and the thank you postcard we sent to guests. I also started putting our anniversary cards in the back, and after 5 years, the pocket is quite full.
I don’t think I have every anniversary card (that would be 10 total), but I have a bunch of them we gave each other, and a few that were sent to us by parents and grandparents.
I really, really love the idea of memory keeping – journaling, photographs, telling our story and revisiting it, but the process can be time consuming. Even something as “simple” as a photobook on Shutterfly or Project Life album could take hours. It’s always worth it though.
Extra thankful that H indulges my love of paper and buys me anniversary cards – his little messages are always the best – and doesn’t pitch too much of a fit about my crazy collection of paper, crafts, photos and journals.
For the month of August, I am posting each day using a prompt from The August Break challenge by Susannah Conway. The prompts encourage a “month of paying attention” which goes hand-in-hand with my new moon intention to focus on my creativity. I’m sharing all my photos on Instagram with #jtaugustbreak