I saw the idea on Pinterest and knew immediately it was something I'd like to make for Carl, but with the rush of the holidays, I ended up having just a few hours to put it together. It was really all I needed.
50 Things I Love About You
- A deck of playing cards
- A glue stick
- A marker (or computer ink)
I was lucky to have this pretty deck (with Van Gogh's Starry Night for card backs) at home and I chose a fun font for the cover, then moved to the real fun part...thinking of 50 things I love about my partner, best friend and baby-daddy, Carl.
I found that once I start going, and just starting thinking about the course of our days, I had to actually reign myself in because there are just so many things I love about him...so many things that are special and unique to who he is that I could have easily done another fifty (but that seemed excessive).
Then I gathered the cards and tied a ribbon around the deck, hid it in my luggage and revealed it to Carl on Christmas morning. According to Carl, it was the best gift he had ever received :)
*The Fooch = Lily