Our First Anniversary: Part 1 – His Gift

One year ago yesterday, I married my husband.

I can’t believe how fast the year flew by. I remember sending our invitations, shopping for dresses and the jewelry making adventures during planning.

For my gift to the hubs, I had to make it. I just couldn’t avoid crafts for this. For crying out loud, the first year gift’s tradition is paper. Doesn’t that scream craft me?!

Anywho, I went to Hobby Lobby, and picked up scrapbook paper (in our wedding colors and some lovey dovey paper prints) with a candy jar. I was on a mission.

The idea? To show the hubs that it’s the small things that matter. Tiny, small favors that brighten the day. I wrote down 52 small favors to do for my husband (one each week this year). These favors range from washing his car to cooking up his favorite meal to giving him “me” days in the house.

This week, he picked the one where I say I’ll do all the dishes this week. Ack!

Here are the 52 small favors all folded up.

Anniversary Gift

I know, duh. Pick one every week…hubs knows what he’s doing, but I couldn’t help it. I had to decorate the lid somehow.

Anniversary Gift

I wrote on the side “It’s the small things..”. Originally, I actually wrote “All the small things”, because that darn Blink 182 song was not getting out of my head. Thank goodness paint pen just scratches off.  Ugh…

Anniversary Gift

I wanted to wrap it up fairly special, so I put the jar in a box filled with teal paper and wrapped it, adding a cute tag that I won from this Etsy seller. I’m a little sad that this seller doesn’t have these gift tags listed anymore. They are gosh darned cute!

Anniversary Gift

The verdict? He loved it!

The hubs made me a cute coupon book with similar ideas, but of course, relating to things I would appreciate. :) I’m really excited about it!

Next year’s anniversary gift theme is cotton. That’s definitely another one that screams crafts to me! Hopefully, my sewing skills will be more up to par next year. :)


  1. Oh, what a great idea! Happy 1st Anniversary!

  2. aww…that is really sweet and such a fun idea! I’m still at a loss for what my geek will get for #1.

  3. Oh my goodness, I love this! My 1st anniversary is coming up in August, and I’ve been racking my brain for what to get my husband! I love this idea! Did you do any repeat for the notes, or did you have 52 individual ones? I’d love to see what you came up with!

  4. This is so cute!! What an adorable idea. Still trying to figure out what [crafty thing] to do with paper for our 1 year at the end of June.

  5. Awwww. So stinkin cute. Can’t believe it’s already been a year. We have our anniversary this Sunday- and if I do say so- I have a pretty great gift idea as well.

  6. Can you share some more of the coupons you made for those of us who are uncreative and want to copy your amazing idea?!
    I love it!

  7. What a really cute idea! Love that you two got creative!

  8. I wanted to come back & tell you that I used your anniversary gift as inspiration for my own! Our 1st anniversary is this coming Sunday, and I got a similar jar from Hobby Lobby & some pretty papers & filled the jar with 52 “date night” ideas! We make it a point to do date night each week, but sometimes we fall in a rut of the same old same old dinner or a movie… so I wrote down 52 fun, unique ideas! Just wanted to let you know you inspired me!

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