You've probably heard of it. Possibly. I saw it on Pinterest and fell in love with the idea. It's called "52 Reasons I Love You"
What you'll need:
1a deck of cards that include the 2 joker cards (totaling 54 cards)
2a super Sharpie pen of amazingness that will last you through this project and possibly make you high because of its smell (But don't do that on purpose. Please.)
3a metal clip ring (I found mine at Walmart. I bet you could, too, if you tried!)
4cardstock paper or 3x5 index cards
5a handy dandy trusty rusty glue stick!
6a hole punch
752 reasons you love your significant other. (Once you start writing them, I promise that 52 isn't actually that much if you're dating/married to somebody amazing. :)
How it's done:
1Measure how large you want your pieces of paper to be once they're glued to the backs of your cards.
2Cut 54 pieces to that size.
3Spend all night (preferably until 4:30am) gluing those pieces of paper to the cards.
4Put the cards in whatever order you like (I just started at 2 and went up to the ace cards and kept the same pattern going--diamond/spade/heart/clover. You can do whatever you want. Just make sure you have a joker card at the front and one at the back--these will be your title and end cards).
5Use the sharpie pen to write one reason on the back of each card (I found it easier to write down my list on a regular piece of paper and then just copy each one onto the backs of the cards. That way when I was trying to make it look good on the cards, I didn't have to think. Not thinking=good.) You can also do what I did if you like, which is to write on the front of each card an explanation for what you wrote on the back. For example, on the back of one card, I put "You always do the dishes" and then on the front, I wrote "Even if you were the one to make dinner!" This isn't necessary, but I think it adds an even more personal touch of adorable-lovey-doveyness. :)
Also--for this step make sure to make a title card (that says "52 Reasons I Love You" on it) and an end card (Mine said, "I love you. Happy Anniversary. Love, Jessica." You can make yours say whatever you want).
6Once you've filled up all of your cards, punch a hole in the corner of each card.
7Slide all of the cards in order onto the metal ring, and you're done!
Let me know if you decide to try it. :)
This gift is great for an anniversary, a birthday, Christmas, or "just because." But be warned: it might make your significant other feel ooey gooey warm fuzzies like crazy. And you might feel them, too. It's contagious, people. :)
Have you ever made this gift?
What creative gifts have you done in the past?
Have you ever accidentally gotten high off of sharpie fumes?