Brian and I have followed along with the traditional wedding gifts for the past 10 years. Year one- paper. Year two- cotton. Year three- leather... Some have been difficult, some have been easy. Like the year Brian was building a deck, the traditional gift was wood. Easy. The year that was fruit proved a little more difficult, because what do you give? A fruit basket? That's romantic.
Year ten happens to be tin for the traditional gift. The modern gift is diamonds, so I'm second guessing this decision we made 10 years ago. Really shot myself in the foot there.
I searched for the perfect tin present for Brian, and came up with tin army soldiers from the 1940's. I know, not practical. But personal and I knew he'd love them. He and Fletcher love to line up and play with Fletcher's green plastic army men, so it was a pretty easy choice for me. Brian gave me a lovely little antique tin jewelry box. I love decorative boxes for some unknown reason, so he picked perfectly for me, also.
Those ten years went by in a flash. I wish I could pause time and just revel in how happy and loving we are right now, all these 10 years later.
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