Since we’ve had kids (which has been most of our marriage.) I’ve totally sucked it up on gifts. I always have spectacular ideas that come flooding into my mind and I get really excited…..two days before the holiday that requires said gift.
And then I’m doing laundry and cleaning up spit up and picking nits, and I just end up doing something really lame. Lame, like, for Christmas I printed off two pics of our girls at CVS, put them in frames, wrapped them, and voila…lame-o Christmas pictures for your office.
For valentines, I read about this really great idea of putting together 12 envelopes, one for each month of the year, each one filled with a pre-planned, super fun date. That way we have at least one date already planned for each month, and my Mister doesn’t have to feel all the pressure to come up with some good date night idea.
I turned my date night envelope making into a craft project with the girls, and I actually got it done in time!
I’m super excited.
Some of the envelopes already have tickets in them for events that month, some of them have gift certificates, and some of them are just ideas for things we don’t do very often together. And he gets a new surprise every month!
We celebrated valentines day last night, and so Brian already has his present. I’m not totally ruining it by posting the entire thing on here. That would make this a lame present, instead of a great one.
Anyway, I’m going to post every month when we do our fun date so that we can keep the memories of our dates this year.