True Love #MagicMoments #WhatsTheStory

By | June 1, 2014

I’m normally better organised when it comes to birthdays and anniversaries. Cards and presents are bought and wrapped in advance, all ready for the “big day”.

We had a “big day” of our own at the end of last week, our wedding anniversary. We got married on the second anniversary of our first date, so it’s 12 years married and 14 years together and blimey, it’s gone fast!

I’d usually have shopped for cards and “stuff” in advance of half term but I wanted T and D to choose their own cards for Hubbie and I, they enjoy doing things like that, T goes for 11-year old humour (if it has the word “f a r t”, there’d have been a giggling T on my hands) and D loves glittery, pretty cards. It would have been fun.

Unfortunately we didn’t get anywhere near a card shop because I was ill all last week (and am still not 100% now), so any thoughts of a Clintons trip went out of the window.

It got to Friday and, with Hubbie safely at work, we got the craft box out.

Some unused Christmas cards were papered over and we all got to work, each having free rein on some anniversary wishes.

T’s card was full of “YOLO”‘s, his favourite saying and lots of expressive writing, a reminder that our little man is growing up fast.

D designed her card completely by herself, she asked for help with spelling of “true” and “anniversary” but we were both blown away by her card.



It’s a picture of Hubbie giving me a “rose at sunset”, totally all her own work. She has lovely details in there like Hubbie’s glasses and a purple dress for me, as she knows purple is my favourite colour. The glittered letters at the top were her idea too and the exclamation mark!

D finds hand writing a challenge but did so, so well inside the card. She struggles with free style writing but always enjoys writing in a card. We were both so impressed with the card a design and its contents.

Definitely a one-off and, I think, so much nicer than anything we could have found in a card shop.




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Merlinda Little on 2nd June 2014 at 7:48 am.

You got a nice card there! I love the artwork and this is how your child sees you. Really pretty and magical. Happy anniv and get well soon =) #magicmoments


Jeannette on 4th June 2014 at 11:27 am.

Thank you, the detail she put in was just lovely 🙂


Kim Carberry on 2nd June 2014 at 8:43 am.

Aww! Well done D…What a fabulous card!!

Happy anniversary…..I hope you feel better soon x


Jeannette on 4th June 2014 at 11:26 am.

Thank you, it was lovely 🙂


Coombe Mill (Fiona) on 2nd June 2014 at 2:02 pm.

I think the handwriting is good, I have children who make a much worse job. Beautiful card. #MagicMoments


Jeannette on 4th June 2014 at 11:26 am.

Thanks Fiona, she did so well. Lovely card to treasure 🙂


themummydiary on 4th June 2014 at 1:49 pm.

What a beautiful card, I think homemade ones are always beautiful and I love getting cards from the children 🙂 #magicmoments


Jeannette on 7th June 2014 at 3:42 pm.

Thank you, D always does beautiful drawings but she did so well with all the detail and the writing in this one 🙂


Little Steps on 9th June 2014 at 10:21 am.

What an adorable card! Your little one certainly has talent. It’s best anniversary card I’ve seen, better than any store-bought! You must be so proud 🙂 #whatsthestory.


Jeannette on 9th June 2014 at 8:10 pm.

Thank you, she absolutely loves drawing and it was just lovely 🙂


Charly Dove on 9th June 2014 at 3:55 pm.

Oh what a fabulous post Jeannette and Happy Anniversary! The card is just wonderful, how well D did. Great she’d designed it all herself too. Thank you for sharing with #whatsthestory


Jeannette on 9th June 2014 at 8:10 pm.

Thank you, it was just lovely and she was so pleased with herself too. Def much nicer than a shop bought one 🙂


Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault on 10th June 2014 at 6:34 am.

We make quite a lot of cards as French ones are not very inspiring and VERY expensive. I love receiving a handmade card too – it feels even more special. Happy anniversary and I hope you are fully better very soon.


Jeannette on 11th June 2014 at 8:56 am.

Thanks Rosie, feeling (I guess) 75% now. I agree, hand made cards are just so much better aren’t they 🙂


Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault on 11th June 2014 at 7:22 pm.

Hope you are feeling 100% now 🙂


over40andamumtoone on 12th June 2014 at 5:27 pm.

That is totally adorable – happy anniversary #SSAmazingAchievements


Jeannette on 24th June 2014 at 6:21 pm.

Thank you, it was so lovely 🙂


Jane Roberts on 17th June 2014 at 8:52 am.

Happy Anniversary X. I love D’s card, I can’t wait until we are ready to be able to make homemade cards. We also got married two years after first dating, just over. We have been together 8 years now and it’s our 6th anniversary in July, time really does fly!

Thanks for linking up with Small Steps Amazing Achievements :0)


Jeannette on 24th June 2014 at 6:22 pm.

Thanks Jane, you’re definitely going to have a busy July then. Hope you’re all well 🙂


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