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Simple Saturday: Happy Birthday to my Love

Today is a very special day!  It's the day to celebrate my absolute True Love and my Best Friend---my Husband!  I used to be the "stand-at-Hallmark-forever" type of person, reading through every single long poem/sentiment on each and every husband card to find the "perfect one" and then, as years progressed, I thought, "Why am I doing this!? I can do a better job of writing my feelings than Hallmark!"  So I stopped.  And I started writing down my own words on my own cards.  And I think my husband appreciates it even more.

DISCLAIMER: This is not to say that Hallmark (or any other greeting card company) doesn't do a great job of helping others express their thoughts and feelings!  They absolutely do!  But I have always been a hopeless romantic, so, I'm just going to spend the rest of my life embracing that.

OK---two babies later and this Mama doesn't have time to write a long-winded love note and create a gorgeous multi-layer, pop-up, spring-loaded card like she used to.  So, I went with something super simple and I still have time left over for my extensive sonnet that will rival even the Great Elizabeth Barrett Browning!


Love.  To me, it's a noun, a verb, and an adjective.  And that one simple word is everything I have for this man.  So...I think it's perfect.  It's also heat-embossed in gold, for a romantic feel, without being too feminine.  Add a little coordinating gold thread and it's finished.  Pretty easy, peasy!

I'm excited to spend today celebrating his special day!  Hope you all enjoy your Saturday!













Here's what I used to create today's Simple Saturday Project:

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