Thursday, November 3, 2011

A More Universally Applicable Gift Idea

I realize yesterday's post was really specific to my husband.  I mean, there probably aren't a lot of people out there wondering, "How can I make my Big Boy fit in with the seasons better?"

Today, however, I finished putting together a different birthday present, one which I imagine has more widespread appeal.  I thought I had originally found the idea on www.thedatingdivas.com, but I can't seem to find it there today.  Anyway, what I did was come up with twelve date ideas, then made each idea into a cute card, and put each card in an envelope.  Voila!  Date-of-the-month club!  I put the twelve envelopes, along with an explanatory letter, in a larger envelope.  Now each month, John can open an envelope and we can plan which evening we will use the date-of-the-month idea. 

While we are very good about having a weekly date, we have occasionally been caught in the "I don't know, what do you want to do?" conundrum.  I've had fun coming up with some new ideas, along with fresh takes on old ideas.  Sorry, I can't tell you what the ideas are, as John does read this blog (Hi, honey!), and I don't want to ruin the surprise for him.  But you can find lots of ideas at the above-mentioned web site, and you can also explore places where you live that you haven't been before.

I love hearing about good gift ideas, so feel free to comment and share ideas you have!

Thankful thought:  I'm thankful for so many people, who have given me thoughtful, made- or picked-out-with- love gifts.  If you are old enough to remember Romper Room, you will understand why I feel like the host of that show:  "I see Nicole, I see Gwen, I see Ann, I see Malinda, I see Julie, I see Mimi, I see Alisha, I see Sheryl, I see Sue, I see Jenna, I see Debbie, I see Rhea, I see Leslie . . ."  The list doesn't stop; I just have to stop to bake a cake. Thank you, friends!  (And thank you, family--I especially see each of you!)

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