Never Forget: Celebrate Your First Anniversary by Memorializing Your Love On Paper

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It’s your first anniversary and you want to make it a special year to remember! Sure, you could buy flowers and chocolates… but why not go the extra mile and give a unique paper gift? Here are some thoughtful and creative ideas to get your creative juices in full flow.
To start off, why not create a newspaper bottle? This unique paper gift lets you collect newspaper clippings and store them in a bottle. You can pick a special moment from each of your anniversaries and store them as they build up a time capsule — and momento — to mark each anniversary. Your partner will love having something to look back on fondly that will remind them of all the good times you’ve shared together over the years.
You could also make a ’50 Reasons I Love You’ poster. This could be a heartfelt reminder of why you decided to stay together, compiling a list of reasons why you both chose to stay together and how you make the relationship work. You can make it as simple or as elaborate as you like — embellished with photos, special messages or an artwork.
Perhaps you want to be sentimental and make a scrapbook. Fill it up with your images that document your journey through the years, celebrating the milestones, adventures and special moments. You can purchase a scrapbook and embellish it with effects and colours. Add captions to create a truly unique compilation, and gift it to your partner to show them just how much they mean to you.
Alternatively, if your partner is a stationery lover, why not make a personalised notebook? You can write out a letter to them telling them what makes them special, with memories and mantras that you know they need to hear, and print it out with a beautiful font on white paper and place it at the front of the notebook. Bind and bind the loose pages together and give it a creative look using designs, letterings, decoupage etc.
For a unique gift idea, why not create a pop up card? This can be done with a plain white or coloured paper, scissors, glue and coloured markers. You can create a 3D effect on the card by cutting out shapes and patterns, gluing them onto the card and giving it a pop up effect. You could even write a special message inside, or place a photograph or drawing to make it even more personal and meaningful.
Finally, if your partner is a bookworm, then you can print out their favourite quotes and bind them together to make a special quote book. This could be done with cardstock and glue, or even a scrapbook with embellishments to give it a creative touch. Make sure to pick the quotes that are meaningful and special for them, and perhaps write out special messages on the sides to further personalise the gift and make it truly meaningful.
From there, you could create custom origami boxes filled with photos or mementos, you can personalise t-shirts for each other, or even create a treasure box filled with special items for each of you. The list is endless. No matter which paper gift you choose, it’ll be a special year that you will both cherish for years to come. And remember, what’s important is that you put in the time and effort to make it truly unique and beautiful.