Last weekend Mark and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary and I thought I'd let you in on a little secret. . .
No. No baby. I'm not pregnant! : )
I thought I would share our anniversary ritual with you because ironically enough it involves a store bought card! Yes, that's right, the girl who makes hundreds of cards a year actually buys one card each and every July! We honestly don't even know how this became our "thing", but, every July 2, we go to CVS or Rite Aid and select one anniversary card together. . .
This year, we celebrated our anniversary at The Whately Inn in Whately, MA.
Over dessert (pecan pie for Mark and an eclair for me!) we write in our anniversary card. We recall the past year's events month-by-month on one side of the card and on the other we talk about out goals and plans for the future year to come. We talk about the highlights -purchasing a new SUV, and adding a third cat to our family, but, we also talk about the lowlights - the cancer diagnosis of one cousin and the near loss of another. This is life. Both roses AND thorns. We also take a photo each year and put it inside the card before we seal it (this year's photo is above). Someday, hopefully 50 plus years of marriage from now, we will look back and re-read these cards to remind us of a beautiful life well lived.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!