Today, I am celebrating my 10th anniversary with the love of my life. I am so lucky to have married my best friend, who is a wonderful father and provider for our family. I adore my husband. I love the way he makes me laugh, his sense of adventure, his calm and patient nature and the fact that he still looks at me with stars in his eyes…yes I’m one lucky girl.
We had planned to be celebrating our 10th anniversary lying on a secluded beach without a child, computer or phone in site, but life threw us a few curve balls and our plans for a beach getaway will have to wait. We don’t typically do gifts, but this is a big one so I decided to do something associated with the traditional 10th anniversary gift. The traditional 10th wedding anniversary gift is tin or aluminum. Hmmm, what do you do for that?!? According to Wikipedia “the pliability of tin and aluminum is a symbol of how a successful marriage needs to be flexible and durable and how it can be bent without being broken.”
I decided to make something that would be a symbol of how we’ve reached this milestone and reminder of our love for one another. I created Tin for Ten and included 10 of my favorite memories from our marriage and 10 reasons I love my husband in a tin can.
First I emptied a tin can with a pop top using my pampered chef can opener.
After cleaning the can I wrapped it with scrapbook paper and embellishments.
I wrote 10 memories on a piece of paper and rolled them up and secured them with a tag. On each tag I wrote one of the many reasons why I love my husband.
A small, but thoughtful gift to celebrate this milestone in our marriage.
Here are a few other ideas that I thought would be excellent to celebrate your anniversary.