For better or worse, Jon’s birthday is December 26. Year after year we spend December 25 eating cookies, opening gifts, sledding, playing with the dogs, and running around in the snow. The morning after, for Jon’s big day, we sleepily sing happy birthday and try our best to eat cake (except we’re usually too filled with cookies to do much damage).
My sweet husband is as humble and kind as they come, and he never complains that everyone is gone for his birthday (friends fly home), that he only gets half the gifts (not from me, of course), or that everyone (including him) is too tired to celebrate.
I started Christmas shopping for my favorite man well before Christmas, and I made sure to get him a variety of practical (work-related) and fun (baseball-related) gifts. When it came time to wrap, everything got tied up with a red, green or white ribbon. And then, of course, I panicked — what would I do for his birthday?
Well, well, well. You see that collage up top? I made it with an app on my phone, and it got me thinking it might be fun to put photos on canvas for the apartment. A few minutes later I started playing with a video app and thought it would be neat to make Jon a film. And then, voilà! – I decided to make a collage combining out favorite memories and inside jokes.
Jon is turning 29, so I printed my 29 favorite photos of us, wrote sweet notes on the back, and then pasted the images onto a canvas. So you’re wondering how he knows what I wrote, right? Don’t worry- that’s where the video comes in. Before I pasted everything, I made a video explaining why the pictures were important to me and what was written on the back of them.