Anniversary Gift

For our 5th anniversary, my husband proved that he really knows me with a gift from the heart, not from the wallet.  Chris wrote me a song.  Is he a musician?  No, not even close! For months, he had been writing a song for me about the beginning of our relationship over 10 years ago.  Fortunately for him, he  is friends with an extremely talented singer and songwriter, Drew Six.  If you live in Kansas City, you need to see him live! If you live anywhere else, wait a year or two and he’ll be there.  Drew assisted in the songwriting and recorded it.  I can’t stop listening to it.  It’s all I hear as I lay in bed trying to fall asleep at night-I think that’s the sign of a good song!
He included the lyrics and a well designed wood dashboard to incorporate the traditional 5 year anniversary gift of wood.  What makes this even more special?  He pulled the disc from the glove box, just as he had proposed nearly 7 years ago.
I love that our anniversary date is also the postmark.  Well done Chris and Drew!

He also gave me the new front door of my dreams, all wrapped in this cute little envelope he created by running it through our standard printer.  
Too nervous to pick it out on his own, he purchased a doll house door.  I can’t wait to go pick out my door this week!  I’ve been pinning them since we purchased our new home last fall!

Chris collects fountain pens.  To add to his collection and note our wood anniversary, I selected a Faber Castell wood pen.  
I hope this inspires you to think outside of the box for your gift giving.  I will certainly remember these gifts for years to come!  Have you followed the guide of traditional anniversary gifts for your anniversaries?

Julie Blanner is the voice behind the stylish lifestyle blog filled with do-it-yourself inspiration for effortless entertaining, home design and thoughtful gift-giving.


  • Reply June 12, 2012

    Jen Pauley

    I want to cry. That is seriously the sweetest and most thoughtful gift I have heard of.

  • Reply June 13, 2012


    I love this! You two are made for each other :)

  • OMG that is so amazing!!! SOOO SWEET!!!!!!!

  • Reply June 14, 2012

    Tiffany Lu

    what sweet wedding gifts! a very beautiful post :)

  • Reply June 17, 2012

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  • Reply July 6, 2012


    Wow I love your creative and unique anniversary gifts. Thanks for sharing!

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  • […] Chris’ gift to me blew me away, & that’s hard to do. He set the bar high when he wrote a song & had a musician Drew Six record it four our 5 year wedding anniversary. I cannot wait to share […]

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