This uniquely personalized gift is sure to delight the receiver!

34 years ago I married my best friend

June 5th was Rodney’s and my 34th wedding anniversary.  So many years, so many memories, wrapped up in all the challenges, joys, hopes, dreams, laughter and tears that marked each day along the way.  As our anniversary approached I began thinking about the gift that I wanted to give my amazing husband.

I knew that I wanted it to be really special and unique, different from anything I’d given him before, which is a little bit challenging when you’ve been married for so many years! Thank goodness for the internet! I simply did a google search for anniversary gift ideas for your husband which led to a little treasure hunt as I poked around and ended up on a blog post that a young women had done about Heartfelt Books and the very personal book that she created for her husband for their anniversary.

It sounded intriguing so I clicked through to the website for Heartfelt books to take a closer look and after clicking on the sample and reading some of the entries I decided this would be perfect!

Dedication page

It’s very easy to put your book together.  After choosing your book cover style and the font you want the pages to be written in, you are prompted by a series of questions, including a dedication page, and can select those that you want to answer and skip the ones you don’t.  Some questions only require a short answer and others allow you to express your thoughts and feelings more fully.  You can even choose blank pages and write on them whatever you wish!

I have to say that I really had a great time creating this special gift for my husband.  As I answered each questions and created each page it made me really stop and think about the wonderful, amazing, awesome man whose wife I am, and the memories that are a result of the life that we’ve built through our commitment to each other over the last 34 years.  This little trip down memory lane caused me to fall even more in love with my sweetheart!

The price of the books depends on the cover you choose.  There are 4 options under the $59.99 price point and 2 options under the $69.99 price point. If you place your order by 1PM then your book will be shipped the same day! They also offer, for additional fees, optional professional editing service and rush shipping.

The book is simply shipped in a padded envelope with bubble-wrap around it.  You don’t need a box to give it as a gift, you could wrap it in tissue paper and put it in a gift bag and you are good to go!  But I decided to make a box for mine and covered it with some scrapbook paper because I also wanted to include a recent photo of the two of us which I put in a frame and placed in the box on top of the book.  You will find directions to make a box below.

The book in my homemade box

With the photo on top

If you want to check out Heartfelt Books click HERE and please use this source code HBCB0387 in the box as shown below when you fill out the form to get started.

 Book Box Directions

score and cut a box for your book

The box is 9″ x 6″ and is 1″ deep.  Start with 2 pieces of 8″x11″ thin cardboard, the thickness of a cereal box is perfect! You can even use a cereal box. 🙂

Score each piece 1″ in from the edge all the way around. Then notch the 4 corners where they intersect. Finally, fold up all the sides along the score lines and glue the tabs to the inside of the box.

PLEASE NOTE: The top and bottom are exactly the same size and fit snugly together. If you cover your box top with paper keep this in mind because if you wrap the paper from the top to go under the inside edge you may have trouble getting the cover to fit your bottom.

Another fabulous gift idea is a stay at our adults only, romantic escape right here in the breathtaking Finger Lakes of New York state! Better yet, why not get the book and give it to your sweetie during a stay here ay 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn!

10 Fitch, your romantic escape in NY states beautiful Finger Lakes region.

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