If you are after a new idea for a wedding anniversary gift for your husband and are tired of traditional gifts, you may want to consider making him a wedding anniversary scrapbook. It is a very personal and unique gift. Here’s what to consider when making a homemade gift. You do not have to be an expert scrapbooker to create a wedding anniversary scrapbook that your husband will like.
How to Make a Wedding Anniversary Scrapbook for Your Husband: Choose the scrapbook that complements your husband’s personality
A pink frilly scrapbook is fine for a scrapbook you plan to make for your daughter or niece, but you will have to think a bit more carefully and search harder for the right type of scrapbook for your husband. A good place to start looking is at www.scrapbooks.com. This web site has a wide variety of scrapbooks, including wedding anniversary scrapbooks. The Pioneer brand has an ivory coloured scrapbook that is an appropriate colour for wedding anniversaries. It is 12″x12″ and includes 10 top loading sheet protectors and 10 heavy duty white paper scrapbook inserts. This scrapbook costs $23.29 and is one of five results that show up if you type in “wedding anniversary” into the search option.
How to Make a Wedding Anniversary Scrapbook for Your Husband: Budget
For couples who are on a limited income, they may not have a great deal of money to spend on buying and creating an expensive scrapbook. A more affordable alternative would be to buy a traditional self adhesive photo album and use that as a wedding anniversary scrapbook. Buying a self adhesive photo album will make mounting photos, clippings and post cards much easier. If you have a Michael’s craft shop in your area you can look around for scrapbook paper that you can use as a background feature. Sheets are very affordable, at about $0.29 for an A4 size, increasing in price for 12″x12″ paper. Alternatively, you can visit Michael’s web site for further information and inspiration at http://www.michaels.com/art/online/home.
How to Make a Wedding Anniversary Scrapbook for Your Husband: What to include
A wedding anniversary scrapbook does not suddenly put itself together a week prior to your wedding anniversary. Unlike traditional gifts that you can buy at any time throughout the year, this gift will take longer to put together. If you intend on including events that took place during your last year of marriage, then you will need to start collecting things to include in it.
Include post cards from places you have visited, photos of places you have been to, childhood pictures you want to include and so on. The list goes on. It is also a good idea to include an introduction to the scrapbook such as a letter telling your husband how much you love him. You can then tell him how much fun you had when you took a trip to Mexico or how you happy you feel to be his wife. Husbands like to be made to feel special too and this letter can really make them feel good about themselves. Include personal quotes and items that you know your husband will like. If he is into golf, then try to find golf themed paper to include in your scrapbook. Remember that this is a personal gift that you and your husband will be able to cherish for years to come.
Try to set aside a drawer or cupboard where you can compile all of your information, photos, stickers, post cards and other items you intend to include so that you are not trying to put a wedding anniversary scrapbook together at the last minute. A rushed scrapbook will not turn out the way you want it to and you will probably end up forgetting to add something to it. So if you start collecting information early on and start putting it together about a month before your wedding anniversary then you should be left with enough time to create a well thought out anniversary gift for your husband.