This year my husband only asked for one present. I love giving presents. I did find more than one thing to buy for him, but nothing too major this year, so I thought it might be fun to add something else this year. I pondered different versions of the twelve days of Christmas. Strictly speaking, the twelve days start with Christmas day and follow on from there, not before. But I’m taking a little creative license and beginning on the 14th, with one each day until Christmas day. One what you’re wondering? I thought about a naughty little count down, then contemplated gifts that followed the required numbers -one of something the first day, two of something the next, and so on up until 12 -both just seemed like too much. Then I decided on twelve days of love letters. And the letters consist of thanking my sweet husband for twelve gifts he’s given me over the years. They’re things like the gift of love, steadfastness, and fun, to name a few. Each little note identifies one of the gifts, and the ways in which he’s given it to me over the years. They’re just tiny little notes, jotted down and rolled up into little scrolls, and held with a little gold washi tape.
I decided to put the notes in little glass ornaments, and hang them over our bed. Each night he can read one.
I decorated each ornament in gold, with different fillers in the balls.
Some were filled with sequins, others with gold bells, others with gold glitter, and some with a little gold paint.
Each ornament has a little tag with the day, from one to twelve.
I hope he loves it. With a sweet husband like mine, life really is a party.