Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Simple Anniversary Gift

I like to give my husband gifts that match the traditional or modern anniversary gift categories each year.  This year, we are celebrating our 5th anniversary and the traditional gift is wood.  I didn't have much time and didn't want to spend too much money, so this is what I came up with...


I "borrowed" this idea from a Pinterest photo I saw.  You can order it on Etsy, but I wanted to customize the colors to match our bedroom, spend less money, and get it quickly, so I decided to make it myself.  It's more special that way anyway, right?


I wanted similar fonts, so I browsed the internet to find a free font that I liked.  I used Serial Publication font.  This font does not include periods though, so I just found a different font I already had for the periods (Tempus Sans). The script font is also one I already had, Edwardian Script. I wish I was a stud at Photoshop, but I am not, so I settled with making it in Microsoft Word.  This design is so simple, it worked. I was putting the final print in an 8x10 frame, so I scaled the document it fit with that.  If you would like this template, comment below and I will email it to you to save you the time in creating it yourself!! All you would need to do is download Serial Publication (it's free) and edit the dates/events.


After presenting this to my husband in a wood frame to represent our 5th anniversary, I hung it on the wall of our bedroom and surrounded it with a framed photo from each of the 5 dates represented on the gift.  Wasn't planning to do this originally, but I really love reliving these moments each time I walk in our bedroom.

Happy Anniversary Honey!!

34 comments:

Julia said...

I would LOVE this template!

juliagulia030682@yahoo.com

Thank you so much!!

Anonymous said...

I have seen this on the Internet and have always wanted to do this. I would love your template. bjtorevu@cox.net. Thank you!

Dan Staebell said...

Please share your template. Dstaebell@centurytel.net Thank you !!

sultan Aslam gill said...

this is something so in-expansive and much expansive at the same time, the expansive part is idea and the pictures in this gift .

Anonymous said...

I would also love the template!
Great job
andyche@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

It looks great. Thanks for sending the template out - lab019@hotmail.com
Lisa

the H family said...

Hi!

I fear that I'm going to spend most of my day enjoying your blog, and none of my "work" is getting done anytime soon!

I would love the template for this anniversary gift. My husband would LOVE it!
landini at att dot net

THANKS!

Anonymous said...

I would really like a copy of the template! What a great idea and it looks so nice! Thank you! kelly.mcnelis1@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. I'd like to make this for my daughter for Christmas and a template would be a great help.

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Anonymous said...

This is awesome! My 5th anniversary is in a couple of days and I was just looking for something last minute that I could make. Pretty please, will you send me a copy of the template?

michelle.ackermann17@gmail.com

Thank you!!!!

Anonymous said...

Omg, I absolutly love this! Please share: samantha208@att.net

Thank you,
Samantha

lisab said...

i love this. please send me your template. thanks so much!
lisabozeman@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

I love this and want to make it for my parents 25th anniversary. Please send me your template. Thank you so much!

Mallory.johnson@uky.edu

Anonymous said...

Hello. I would love to use your template!!! I LOVE the picture idea too!! Beautiful! :):) Thanks so much for sharing.Please send your template to:

guz_girl1223@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Making this! May I have your template too, please? :) I was going to do this same project with stamps but a template & a printer would be cheaper (and smarter,lol) for sure! Thanks for sharing your amazing ideas! :)

mnd9300@yahoo.com

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

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Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Could you email template to serward927@yahoo? Thanks!
Serenity

Anonymous said...

Love! Please share your template! Eleanor_potts@yahoo.com

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Love this - please share myre31@cox.net - thanks in advance!

Anonymous said...

Would love this template!! Thank u soo much.
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Anonymous said...

I would love to have the template...it is so nice! Thank you!
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Anonymous said...

I have 12 says to get this done! I would love yor template kolson90@msn.com

Anonymous said...

I'd love your template if you are still willing to share. Thanks! Janehorvath@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Cute, simple and elligant! Can you please e-mail me your template. My address is stacylcharlton@gmail.com. Thanks!

Erin Green said...

I would love the template too if you wouldn't mind still sharing. Such a creative gift! greenerrose@yahoo.com. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I would love your template to make for my Daughter and Son in Law....
aanoberle@gmail.com

Thank you!

Robyn said...

I would love this template please! It is adorable!
Thanks!
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Christie said...

I would love this too! It's exactly what I've been looking for! christie.chipley@gmail.com. Thank you!

Jeff said...

This is amazing! I would love the template jeffprize@gmail.com Thank you!

prichuda said...

How beautiful!!! Could I have a template please. prichuda7@gmail.com Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I would love this template my 5th anniversary is Thursday.
Rosan43@aol.com
Thank you

Anonymous said...

I would love this template as well.

Thanks,
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Anonymous said...

I would love this template. I appreciate your kindness.

Winsness@bellsouth.net

Thank you!

Ronan Stapleton said...

Fantastic idea - beautifully executed!

I also saw an item on Pinterest but it was script on wood and I actually prefer your idea.

I would be so grateful if you could send me the template.

rjpstapleton@gmail.com

Thanks in advance

Best wishes
Ronan