Friday, August 15, 2008

Surprise treat for my husband


When my husband and I were dating, we would send each other countless (I mean COUNTLESS) letters, cards and photographs. This was during the dinosaur age (before email, cell phone, texting, and IM's). We had to rely on snail mail, AT & T and Sprint to help us stay in touch. He was attending the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs; while I was going to college at San Jose State University, in California. The distance did prove to be difficult, many, many times, but we remained devoted to each other; and we looked forward to receiving mail from each other every week. Last night, before my husband came home from work, I worked as fast as I could to put together this little altered clear pail for him. I tucked a handwritten letter inside the card, just as I used to do when we were dating all those years ago.
I covered the clear pail with scrapbook paper (the Paper Studio, found at Hobby Lobby), and whipped up a really simple card for him. I did add ribbons; and I had to think twice about this one since I didn't want it to look feminine. But, as you can see from the photographs, the ribbons say "I love you" and that pretty much sums it all. The candy inside are Hershey's Hugs and Kisses. I left it on the dining table for him to find. I always leave the house for work before he does, so this will be a nice surprise for him to find this morning. Just a little reminder of how much he means to me.

6 comments:

Kim H. said...

awww how sweet! It is such a great idea to show how much we care about some with a little sweet think like this!

Jennifer said...

You are such a romantic and thoughtful person. This is wonderful and I'd love to have been a little fly on the wall and have seen his expression. I know it was filled with love and appreciation for you!

Sue McGettigan said...

This is so cute Ethel - how treasured your hubby will feel to have this gift and card out of the blue!

Tami Bayer said...

I love the whole story behind this thoughtful gift. What a wonderful marriage you have.

Rein said...

What a wonderful gift.

Laura said...

Sooo romantic! We give notes to each other, too, but not quite this elaborate! What a show of love!