... we headed to Asheville, NC for the weekend, stayed at a romantic bed and breakfast, and celebrated with a delicious tapas dinner one night...
... and, of course, we gave each other gifts made of paper. From what I understand, paper symbolizes strength in the way that its individual threads interlace. A very appropriate analogy, I think, as the first year of marriage is typically a time of adjustment, with both individuals figuring out the whole we-are-now-one thing, and the beauty and strength which can come from that bond.
So anyway, Jake, being a creative artistic type, never ceases to amaze me when gift-giving occasions arise, and paper was only too perfect of a theme for an illustrator like him. Here's what he made me:
It's a shadow box, with illustrations of us on our wedding day, and in case you can't make out the text in the little blue bubble, it says, "I love you more now than I ever have before."
What other unique gifts have you seen or heard of for first-year anniversaries? Calendars? Jigsaw puzzles? A copy of a favorite book? Sheet music? Whatever it is, I'm curious to hear about it!