I also love that this year we tried extra hard to make our gifts look special and wrap each one carefully with brown paper and some homemade embellishments. It really was a special and sentimental Christmas.
With that said, I had a hard time thinking how I could come up with anything close to my present last year, the gift where I gave 12 Months of Dates to my husband in a file box. Each month we've had one amazing date together and made an amazing memory. We've both loved that we've had these in addition to our budget, so some seriously special things have happened. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that it just needed to happen again this year. I figured I already had the file box and the system, I would just need some creativity to come up with 12 new dates.
The result- he was surprised all over again and just kept saying "I can't believe you did this again!!!"
I'm also so happy that my husband not only appreciated my gift to him, but made sure he let me know how much he appreciates the dates and memories we have, and the fact I document all of this on this blog. I couldn't have been happier with the book he gave me for Christmas: our blog printed and formatted as an official book that we can read together and share with our future kids.