As you know Logan and I live in Egletons, a little tee tiny town Central France. Our 2nd Wedding Anniversary was approaching last week and alas, there was NO sign of a Hallmark... What's a girl to do? I am a CARD LOVER. In fact, in college I would buy cute cards for no reason at all and put them up on my bulletin board to admire. I digress... so we go to the local grocery store and find one end aisle that has a small card selection but nothing about wedding anniversaries...just weddings and birthdays and deaths... SO we get to thinking, how can we remedy this? (I mean where is Kroger when you need her?)
WELL, every anniversary we have decided to skip the gifts and take a trip together. Some years it may be extravagant and others it may just be a staycation at a hotel 10 minutes away. Regardless, we want to get out of the house and do something together. While pondering our predicament, Logan had a stroke of genius hit him and he thought... POSTCARDS! We can write each other love notes on postcards each anniversary from the place we visit. And I thought, AWESOME! Maybe we can even invest in a cute wooden box to store all of our postcards so we can look back at all the places we visited over the years. (We also think it would be neat for our kiddos to look through someday.)
So there you have it! Our new tradition. We exchanged postcards on October 30th, 2011. It was better than Hallmark. It was us coming up with something original and creative and ours. I loved it.
What about you? Do you do anything clever to celebrate your special day? I would love to hear about it!