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The creative me, unleashed!
Having clearly and openly ripped off the idea from someone else, I went ahead to create my own set of 52 reasons why I love my fiancé. :)
Initially I’d thought of making this bit of craft for Valentine’s Day, but then I realized that it would hold a lot more significance if I made it for the our one year anniversary of the day we’d first met.
It was interesting, because my fiancé had been planning a few things for us on our special day and as it happened, none of them materialized! That bummed him out quite a bit, but hey, as they say, it’s the thought that counts!
So instead of doing what he had planned for us, we decided to go for a nice little Italian lunch and then just hang out at a mall – probably the only thing one can do in
Now I was thinking of how to introduce the whole thing. And I’d been thinking about it for sometime now, but when the time actually came for me to do it, I wasn’t sure how to start! Not that he noticed, considering that he was utterly clueless! So there I sat, looking him in the eye…the conversation that followed was so:
Me : So, *ahem* we’ve known each other a year to the day, eh?
Him : Um-hmm.
Me : Isn’t it awesome how quickly time’s flown by?
Him : Yup…it was a year ago that we’d met and we’re getting married in a month’s time!
Me : Yeah! Wow…! So, then, one year…God, how many weeks are there in a year?
Him : 52.
Me : Nooooooo! Really? Shit, I’ve known you for 52 weeks??? Wow... *flabbergasted expression on face*
Him : *nodding and smiling*
Me : *amazed look on face, shaking head* 52 long weeks. So what do you think, on an average, let’s say, if we were to think about it…would you say you and I have learnt one new thing about each other every week? No?
Him : Oh God! Now please don’t ask me to tell you 52 things I’ve learnt about you in the past year!
Me : *digging into bag, looking distracted, purposely* Hmmm…? Ok…fine, I won’t. But how about… *handing over deck of cards to him* …I tell you 52 reasons why I love you as much as I do?
Him : *deer-headlight expression*
Of course, we had to get the paramedics to get his foot outta his mouth. :P
Hmmm…I thought I’d post pictures of the finished product here. I’d like to say that some of the pictures and captions are direct rip offs from a number of websites! The one that gave me inspiration initially is:
As and how I keep coming across others, I'll keep putting them here. For instance, the following are the ones I came across after I'd finalized this blog. These might give you ideas on how to go about and even a start-up suggestion as to what your 'reasons' could be:
But during the course of my research, I came across a number of other ones from where I got ideas of what kind of pictures to use and what captions might go well. So, apart from a few originals, most a rip offs. But the feeling still remains true. :)
Kick starting the preparations here...you can see the text print outs. Tried to save paper by cramming in as many one page as I could. Try extending the margins on Word, that does the trick.
And here are the corresponding pictures. Same paper-saving technique. Another tip, should you want it - try to put the black and white pictures on one page, so you don't waste colored ink on them.
He does. :)
Had him smelling his arm-pits when he came to this card! :P
To be honest, I am quite goofy (if you didn't get that!)!!
This Bollywood celebrity has an award (yes, really!) for being the worst dressed man in the industry! :)
Oh God...he just doesn't let things go. Yes, I do love that about him! :)
That reads: Your love for India.
I laugh like a demented fool with my eyes closed! And he makes me roll over in laughter all the time! :)
I love the print out caption. Bulls eye! :)
I could hear him sing all day. And he wouldn't be shy about it - he could easily sing for me all the time! *awww* :)
That sign reads:
Warning - Really BAD music has been detected on your computer. Man - it really stinks. Please correct this problem. Do you want to listen to some better music now?
Self explanatory, I hope. :P
2-4 hours in a gym everyday. 'nuff said!
He's really cute that way! :)
Complete opposite when it comes to me, I finally got him to read a novel. Had to get him started with something that interested him - cricket! :) First book he read in yeeeeeeears, and one that wasn't on his syllabus. :P
Hell yeah! :)
I have an opinion on most things in life. And extreme opinions, usually. He understand me, is all I can really say.
Yup, Rapunzel's Bungee Jump. :P
Like you wouldn't believe!!!
The caption on the cartoon reads:
Despite Eric's best efforts, no one guessed 'Bangkok'.
His favorite annoying technique - constant poking and asking, "Are we there yet?"
Drives me insane!!! :D
Am marrying the guy, so, duh, right? :)
Him and his English accent..."con't". :P
And it makes me melt! :)
He does know how to lift me up when I'm down. :)
Ok, so that's a lie. But it was a good thought. :P
122 photographs in less than an hour during the Dubai Bike Show 2009. And he was so patient while I took them pictures, and went gaga over each bike! And a few bikers! :P
This is me giving credit where it's due.
Oh, he talks about his feelings! :)
His mood depends on the performance of the Indian Cricket Team / Delhi Daredevils! I kid you not.
Laaaauing the monkeys! :P
Maine Pyaar Kiya according to him is the ultimate romance movie. Yes, ultimate. :)
He did. And made me tear. :) I'm a ridiculous patriot.
The woman on the chair is holding The Ugly Duckling story book.
And the caption underneath says:
What about Botox?
Love the picture! :P
Trust me on this one.
Sharpei...his absolutely favourite. :)
Is it can be hugs tiem now plees?
He's the most adorable guy that way.
More so cuz I figure out what he's upto even before he does it! But I play along. :P
Actually, that should say "wannabe desi inside"! :P
Homer's too tempting to not-include! :)
Drives me up the wall with his lack-of-punctuality!
The fonts around the heart actually spell out our names - on the left it spells ROHIT and on the right SWATI. Just a depiction of how he completes me.
'tis true. :)
Again, not an original idea, but one that'll blow his/her socks off.
Good luck with your 52 reasons, if you decide to make 'em. :)