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His and Hers: A Simple Romantic Gift

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI never shared with you guys what Alex and I got one another for our first wedding anniversary.

It’s kind of a funny story…

Since the first year of marriage is the year os “paper” as far as gifts go, I had mentioned to him that I got him a paper gift.  And he decided to do the same.  I’m hoping this is a tradition we can keep going, and since this year is cotton, I’m interested to see what we’ll come up with…

So on our anniversary we had a good laugh when we opened our presents and found these:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThat’s right… we got each other the same gift without knowing it.  

Cue the “awwwwwwww”, right?

I opened mine first…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAlex went a little old school.  He printed his vows using a typewriter font, then burned the edges of the paper, wrinkled it all up and dipped it in a coffee/tea mixture.  I LOVE that.  How many times do you remember doing this as a kid for History projects?  I know I did it a LOT!  So when I saw that he did that I instantly smiled and laughed because it was so nostalgic.  I also happened to notice he framed it in a gold frame.  Honestly, is this guy amazing or what?  He totally gets my gold love!

I giggled the whole time as he opened his…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI printed mine using the “Lavanderia” font, which is a script font.  I used a thrifted GOLD frame I had around the house for a little while, and though I considered spray painting it to freshen it up, the patina on it was kind of awesome, so all I did was take a gold marker and paint the inside edge of the mat for  a little extra pop.  I had my vows printed at Staples and left the paper as is.

Yep… Alex laughed too, when he saw it and understood my giggles!

Framed vows - details by The Learner ObserverHere are the two of them side-by-side.  The same, but different.

So if you’re looking for a traditional paper first wedding anniversary gift or a sweet, simple and easy to make Valentine’s Day gift, here it is!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI have to say, it’s a sweet treat to wake up in the morning and see these words on our bedroom wall every day!

Don’t forget to enter the $50 Etsy gift card giveaway happening this week!  You have until Friday!

Happy Valentine’s week! (Thank goodness that’s not a real thing!)

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9 Comments

  • Reply Judy Beeksma

    Such a wonderful testimony to your relationship if you both take so much pride in your vows!

    February 10, 2014 at 9:33 am
    • Reply Thalita

      Thank you so much, Judy!! I have to say, his are so much better than mine… I get choked up every time I read them!

      February 10, 2014 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Tash @ The Dreamhouse Project

    Awww…you guys are adorbs! I love that you both cherish your vows so much and that you were so in sync to get the other the same thing. Such a wonderful gift idea. :)

    February 10, 2014 at 12:35 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      Thanks, Tash! It was just too perfect that we both got the same thing, framed them in gold frames and everything!

      February 10, 2014 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Dannielle

    That’s amazing that you both got each other the same thing :)! It’s such a thoughtful and sweet gift, no wonder you both though it would be a good idea xx

    D Is For…

    February 10, 2014 at 12:53 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      It was so funny! I guess great minds think alike? Or we’ve already been together too long! haha Thanks so much, Dannielle!

      February 10, 2014 at 5:40 pm
  • Reply Ashley Urke | Domestic Fashionista

    How sweet! They both are beautiful in their own way of how you each chose to put them together. We have framed a song that my husband wrote me when we got engaged. I love to be reminded of the words up on the wall!

    February 13, 2014 at 2:37 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      Thanks so much, Ashley! The song sounds like such a beautiful reminder!!

      February 13, 2014 at 6:37 pm
  • Reply Emily @ Two Purple Couches

    Awwwwwww :) This is so sweet & funny! Clearly, you are meant for each other :)

    February 18, 2014 at 4:59 pm
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