On March 5th, my wife and I will celebrate our first wedding anniversary. I always try to put much thought into gifts for her, but I just wasn’t coming up with any ideas I was happy with, and the clock was rapidly ticking down…
Since paper is the traditional gift for a first anniversary, I wanted to incorporate that somehow. My wife has been wanting a particular book, and while nice, for her it just wasn’t enough.
Then I remembered that several years ago, I went to an author appearance for another book she wanted and had it signed and gave it to her for Christmas. She loved it!
So Monday morning I looked up the author of the current book my wife wants, and sent the author an email asking about the possibility of getting a signed copy of the book for Mrs. Gringra. The author emailed back less than two hours and said she would be delighted to send a signed copy of her book. Success!
So I’m giving her a signed book, but I still wanted to do more; I want to do something from the heart. Heart. First anniversary gifts are traditionally paper. Paper heart. Origami!
So a few Google searches later I have found instructions for origami hearts. I acquire some paper and get a folding. I was happily folding away and I was struck by lightning. The grand romantic gesture: 365 origami hearts, one for each day we’ve been married!
96 down, 269 to go. My fingers are sore, but it will be worth it.
I love her so much.