Looking for a great way to show someone how much you love them? I have a great gift idea to share today – it is probably the best gift I have ever given someone. This is the perfect thing to show your husband, fiance, boyfriend, or even your kids just how much you love them.
I made this for my hubby’s thirtieth birthday but it would also be an excellent gift to celebrate an anniversary, Christmas, or even for Valentine’s Day.
In honor of his thirtieth, I decided to make him a photo book celebrating 30 things I love about him. It was a huge hit.
After brainstorming a list of a ton of things I love about him (both silly, shallow things and big, important things), I looked through all of our old pictures to find good ones that matched up with the things on my list. I also pulled out some of my favorite scenic shots to use as backgrounds. And then I had a blast putting it all together.
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I used Shutterfly Photo Books. It was so easy – the perfect blend of pre-designed layouts and lots of options for customization. (And they are constantly running deals so look online for a coupon to save some money.)
Here are a sampling of some of my favorite pages.
When he opened it and read it, he absolutely loved it. Don’t tell anyone but there may have even been a tear or two.
I love that this was a gift that really meant something. I loved remembering all of the things I love so much about my husband and he certainly loved being reminded of them.
And now we have a permanent record of our relationship right now, eight years into marriage. I had made a simpler version out of scrapbook paper for his 21st birthday – 21 things I loved about him.
We pulled that little book out and it was a huge treat comparing the two, seeing how many of the things were the same and how many were completely different. I definitely plan to carry on this tradition for his next milestone birthday.
What is your favorite meaningful gift that you have given or received? And have you made any memorable photo books? This was my first and I can’t wait to make some more.