Celebrating the time that the two of you have spent together isn’t limited to just a yearly thing. This year set the scene with three fun ideas for how to woo your sweetie all over again with memories of the past and some creativity.
Make a Mix CD
What’s the last time you made a mixtape for someone? It’s been years, but you probably still remember the first time you shared your musical tastes with your sweetheart – and they didn’t run away! Not everyone has the same taste in music, but couples usually end up with at least a few shared favorites.
Perhaps you’ve found more than one “Our Song” over the course of months or years spent together. Make a CD or a playlist on Spotify, or a thumb drive full of files. Whatever works for you! Put on it all of the songs that have meaning in your relationship. It would be awesome to take an evening to listen to them all and share memories with each other of what feelings and experiences you associate with each song.
Match the Number
Every year you spend together has a corresponding anniversary gift, and even though the suggested gifts have changed over time, the tradition lives on. Check out our anniversaries list for ideas for your upcoming anniversary gifts by year. Alternatively, a fun idea would be to see who can be the most creative in their interpretation of the number.
For instance, if it’s your tenth anniversary, you could give your honey a ten-minute foot massage (for each foot, right?). For your third anniversary, you could gift them a three-hour winery tour! The more creative, the better!
Make Your Wedding Menu
A delicious and thoughtful way to spend your anniversary evening is to cook dinner together. Not just any meal, though. Recreate your wedding menu all over again! Find the exact recipes or similar versions that you’d like to try in books or online. Go shopping for the ingredients and prepare the meal together. Cooking is an easy and inexpensive way to spend time together, and the memories you can share about the day you got married are special. Lingering over dinner with the one you love is special, especially when it is filled with so much meaning.
It doesn’t take huge effort or extravagant gifts to show your husband or wife how much you love and appreciate them.
What are some memories you would like to share with your spouse?