Last Thursday was the 26th anniversary of the marriage between DH and me, and we are so happy to have had the opportunity to celebrate it together.
In our usual slothful and penurious manner, we did not exchange gifts or cards. We celebrate all occasions with just words. BUT this year, something different happened.
We live in a very friendly mobile home park, and once in a while someone puts out a little something that is no longer needed onto a table in the rec center where we exercise, with the intent that someone else may be able to utilize it. About a month ago, it was a little sampling of “love” cards – about four of them – along with some 2014 calendars in the same theme. They were from some charity that had apparently sold them to a resident here in the park.
I took one of the cards, intending to use it on Valentine’s Day, but I put it away and forgot all about it until a few days AFTER Valentine’s Day. I dragged it out and showed it to DH, and told him of my forgetfulness.
Et Voilá – a new tradition was born. On the morning of our anniversary, I found the card with a large-ish sticky note inside (with a mushy sentiment, of course) on my computer. So, during his naptime, I penned a new sticky note, put it into the card, and returned it to his computer.
Now we can each have an appropriate card to give with no effort to go out to purchase same, or to provide grist for the (land)fill. Laziness is a “green” thing! ;->
BONUS: The sticky note itself can be temporarily stuck on a wall or other appropriate surface for a period of time as a sweet reminder of the sentiment!
The tricky part will be remembering where the card is located when the time comes to use it next!