Having clearly and openly ripped off the idea from someone else, I went ahead to create my own set of 52 reasons why I love my fiancé. 🙂
Initially I’d thought of making this bit of craft for Valentine’s Day, but then I realized that it would hold a lot more significance if I made it for the our one year anniversary of the day we’d first met.
It was interesting, because my fiancé had been planning a few things for us on our special day and as it happened, none of them materialized! That bummed him out quite a bit, but hey, as they say, it’s the thought that counts!
So instead of doing what he had planned for us, we decided to go for a nice little Italian lunch and then just hang out at a mall – probably the only thing one can do in Dubai! Post lunch, I told him I wanted to grab a coffee, but that I wanted to sit down and have coffee as opposed to moving around. And that isn’t quite me…so I’m surprised he didn’t pick up on the ‘why’ bit. In his defence, it did strike him a later when I finally handed over the deck of cards to him! 😛
Now I was thinking of how to introduce the whole thing. And I’d been thinking about it for sometime now, but when the time actually came for me to do it, I wasn’t sure how to start! Not that he noticed, considering that he was utterly clueless! So there I sat, looking him in the eye…the conversation that followed was so:
Me : So, *ahem* we’ve known each other a year to the day, eh?
Him : Um-hmm.
Me : Isn’t it awesome how quickly time’s flown by?
Him : Yup…it was a year ago that we’d met and we’re getting married in a month’s time!
Me : Yeah! Wow…! So, then, one year…God, how many weeks are there in a year?
Him : 52.
Me : Nooooooo! Really? Shit, I’ve known you for 52 weeks??? Wow… *flabbergasted expression on face*
Him : *nodding and smiling*
Me : *amazed look on face, shaking head* 52 long weeks. So what do you think, on an average, let’s say, if we were to think about it…would you say you and I have learnt one new thing about each other every week? No?
Him : Oh God! Now please don’t ask me to tell you 52 things I’ve learnt about you in the past year!
Me : *digging into bag, looking distracted, purposely* Hmmm…? Ok…fine, I won’t. But how about… *handing over deck of cards to him* …I tell you 52 reasons why I love you as much as I do?
Him : *deer-headlight expression*
Of course, we had to get the paramedics to get his foot outta his mouth. 😛
Hmmm…I thought I’d post pictures of the finished product here. I’d like to say that some of the pictures and captions are direct rip offs from a number of websites! The one that gave me inspiration initially is this post on Craster.org.
As and how I keep coming across others, I’ll keep putting them here. For instance, the following are the ones I came across after I’d finalized this blog. These might give you ideas on how to go about and even a start-up suggestion as to what your ‘reasons’ could be:
- Deck of cards = awesome, easy, romantic gift!
- The bajillionth 52 Reasons book! Pic gigantic!
- what I made for my Valentine!
- Yup, I did it too! and an extra 🙂
But during the course of my research, I came across a number of other ones from where I got ideas of what kind of pictures to use and what captions might go well. So, apart from a few originals, most are rip offs. But the feeling still remains true.
Here is what I did and some examples of what I put in mine – I couldn’t put them all up on this blog post because, well, some were R rated. =P
Kick starting the preparations here…you can see the text print outs. Tried to save paper by cramming in as many one page as I could. Try extending the margins on Word, that does the trick.
And here are the corresponding pictures. Same paper-saving technique. Another tip, should you want it – try to put the black and white pictures on one page, so you don’t waste colored ink on them.
And now, for some of what went into my stack:
Again, not an original idea, but one that’ll blow his/her socks off.
Good luck with your 52 reasons, if you decide to make ’em. Drop in a comment below to let me know when you do! =)
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