A Creative Gift

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We have a very cute and creative idea you could give as a gift for any occasion to that someone special in your life! We received this idea from a fabulous reader of ours, Shelby! She has a very creative hubby cause this is the gift he gave her for Christmas this last year! Wow-ee! Such a thoughtful and creative idea AND it will last all year long!

First of all, how cute is that picture?  What a great catch, Shelby!  Here are the details behind this great idea…

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“My sweet husband gave me a gift for Christmas that is going to last all year.  He wrote something special on little slips of paper and put them in a jar.  Some of the slips contained memories of us, something he admires about me, or a gift I get to have that day.  (And I get to pick one every day)


For example, one day I got breakfast in bed (and I got to choose the meal), or he would tell me something funny that happened while we were dating, etc.

The other option, since there are 365 days in the year, he made it a little easier on himself by saying I can either pick a slip of paper or a chocolate for the day. And since I’m chocolate lover it’s definitely a fair trade, 🙂
So this gift was a really inexpensive way to show his love every day and I totally look forward to it, too!”

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Thank you Shelby, be sure to thank your hubby for us, too!! {wink, wink}


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  1. Such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing & linking to the Craftastic Monday party at Sew Can Do!

  2. My husband something like this for me when he was deployed. He gave me a photo box filled with envelopes for everyday he was deployed with either a sweet saying, a gift card for me to spend on myself, or an action card where he would have someome come and help me out doing a chore such as raking leaves, getting the house winterized, etc. He also did a jar for my daughter with hersey kisses and she was to have one everyday and the last day instead of a chocolate kiss, she got the real thing from her dad. It took a lot of planning but to this day, I cannot believe he pulled it off without me even knowing.

  3. Oooh, I want a jar like this in my room. Maybe I’ll give it to my hubby, but fill it up with double the chocolate for both of us 🙂

  4. I’ve recently stumbled upon your blog and I love it! I love this idea. I think my husband would actually appreciate it…and I think I would send it with him to put on his desk at work…that would make reading some of the strips a little more interesting I’d think. I love this idea.

    1. Sharlee, that is a great idea! Then while he is bored or having one of “those” days at work he can have a wonderful reminder of how much you love him… so perfect!

  5. OK….I just LOVE this idea! Probably because I am such a chocoholic! It would be hard for me to chose….I LOVE chocolate….but “Words of Affirmation” is my love language…either way…WIN-WIN! Thanks for sharing!

  6. this is such a cute idea!!! fits right into our vet school budget too:) i don’t think my hubby would appreciate this nearly as much as i would though…. i need to get him reading the blog dangit!

    1. Just send him a cute email with a link that says… this is such a cute inexpensive idea honey… {hint hint} oh and then a {wink wink}

  7. Okay, I absolutely LOVE that her hubby thought this up himself! That is too cute! Good man, lucky girl! And I’m totally gonna do this for my honey!