With Valentines just around the corner and all, I thought I’d share one of the wedding gifts wifey and I got about seven years ago when we got married. Amongst all the gifts, this gift is the one single gift that helped us hold our marriage through some very rough times. Really, I cannot over estimate it one bit.
That said, it is full of commitment so only give it if you’re OK with smelling your current significant other’s morning breath for the rest of your life. If you are that serious, hit the jump for more details.
An empty photo album. OK, it was not completely empty. It was just empty of pictures. Now comes the fun part.
Each page of the album has two parts – a picture that wifey and I have to duly make once a year on our anniversary. The other part is a short (identical) form that we will fill in on our exact anniversary date.
If we follow the instructions (which we so rigidly do) we will have a full memory of our entire lives by the time we get to be Eighty.
Here is what you will need:
One (1) photo album – I prefer the ones with pockets kind for this. This way it is easier to place the photos and notes. You can go with a nice album or get a really cheap one and decorate it yourself.
About Seventy (70) little forms (1/4 page each) with fun little questions. Ours have the following questions (replace Anniversary with Valentines):
Of course this is simply a suggestion and you can write your own (silly) questions. Especially if putting “kids” in there is a reason to terminate the connection on the spot. Also, you may not love the IRS Spartan look on our quiz – and you can make it look way, way better.
Printing four of those on a page make them about picture size to place on each pocket opposite a picture.
Here is what Wifey and I had for last movie for the last seven years – each was taken on Sep 18 – Our Wedding Anniversary.
The first image was taken with a disposable cam at our wedding.
Now, it just so happens that we usually take this picture in the last minute, so they became kind of mugshots. We like it this way.