So, last weekend James and I celebrated four years of being together. This is basically how it went.
He came over the night before and surprised me with bright yellow tulips. We’re naturally children so we gave each other our gifts that night instead of waiting until our anniversary which was the next day. My card to him was obnoxiously Star Wars themed. I gave him matching autobot bumper stickers for both of us to put on our cars (which he’s been saying we should do for a while now) and he gave me a minecraft poster and a small statue of Ariel from The Little Mermaid (my favorite movie as a child).
Unfortunately, I couldn’t get off work on our day, so I left him something while I had to spend 5 hours behind a register. I worked on an anniversary minecraft train/roller coaster which included reasons why I loved him and a large diamond “happy anniversary” sign at the end (pictured above). The whole thing took about a week to make.
I made both dinner and dessert this year. Fettuccine alfredo and devil’s food cake (his favorite) with green icing (both our favorite color) with the word “four” spelled out in sprinkles. Ironically enough, I just finished the last piece of that cake today.
The next day we had a photoshoot and I am so happy with how all of our pictures came out, as I always am. I love this man, a lot.
More of us can be found here: http://flickr.com/twelve-twenty-one
A realization of a love that
doesn’t exist anymore once was and can maybe be rekindled.
For those who missed it, here’s where to find it: http://fuckyeahhlove.tumblr.com/post/48176378366/nobody-writes-love-letters-anymore
juzadream said: Oh how easy it would be to have pigeons to send the letters. Although the concept is very romantic and of course I’m a go in giving it a try. It’s just having to go to the post and all. I reckon technology has taken the best of me. Great idea nonetheless!
I think you understood the aim of the movement better than anyone else! It works best for those of us who rely on technology so much these days.
youreperfect-mylove answered: what a great idea. my boyfriend used to write me letters in class since we wouldnt see eachother all day. now that we’re together, he stopped
I had a similar thing happened. When my boyfriend and I were long distance, we wrote letters all the time and now that we’ve moved closer to each other and see each other all the time, we don’t. I remember being a lot more excited when I received a letter than when I received a text message.
crois-moi answered: Go for it! :) I’d love to see people writing love letters. It’s more romantic and sincere and thoughtful. ♥
I agree! If a lot of people got into it, I was thinking of asking people to videotape their reunions after their month without seeing each other, and I would create a montage of all the videos. I’d also like to incorporate some words people said in the letters they sent to each other, but I haven’t figured out a neat or cute way to do that yet.
ashlee1996-yolo answered: how would it work if you went to school with your boyfriend???
If you both were committed to the project, you could agree to take different routes to your classes to avoid running into each other. Or, if you have classes together and it’s unavoidable not to see each other in school, you could try out this project over summer vacation.
joyseph said: I just wanna say that I’ve begun to write letters to my boyfriend recently and he loves them. It’s a beautiful treasure to give someone.
Exactly! I am hoping, with this experiment, to show people who haven’t experienced writing/receiving a love letter to see how much of a treasure it is!
What seems like a million other users: I already write love letters all the time/we write letters every month/etc.
That’s wonderful! However, if this is the case, this experiment is obviously not aimed toward you. But thank you for your feedback!
Well, if you don’t think you could do it, then you probably shouldn’t. Although, if you already write letters still, then that post wasn’t really meant for you. Anyways, it’s great that you guys still find an old fashioned way to show your love for each other. :)