Thursday, April 12, 2012

"50 Reasons Why I love You" Candy Jar Gift


My husband and I are celebrating our 4 year wedding anniversary today! I have heard from so many people that a good marriage takes a lot of hard work, but so far, being married to my husband is the easiest thing I have ever done. He has such a big heart and will do anything for his family. He frequently travels for business and works long hours to support and care for us. I feel so fortunate and thankful that because of him I am able to be a stay at home mom to our two boys. He even puts up with all my crafts and latest hobbies. And a lot of the time he is the only one who comments on my Facebook page posts. He's definitely my #1 fan. We are going out on a special date this weekend so we told each other that we wouldn't do gifts. These days we like to spend our money on our boys and not ourselves, but I felt like an anniversary card just wasn't enough. When I saw his favorite candy, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures, was on the after-Easter sale, I had an idea...

I filled a jar full of 50 Reese's mini cups and on the bottom of each candy, on a dot sticker, I wrote a reason why I love him.


The dot stickers were a perfect size (3/4" wide) and I was able to find a pack of over 300 at the dollar store. But I am sure you can pick up them up at Target or Office Depot as well. And I loved that the stickers matched the colored candy wrappers. I finished it with a label made with my Cricut and tied it on with a piece of yarn.




I imagine that this will sit on his desk and every time he grabs a candy, he will be reminded why I love him. Not only is this a "sweet" anniversary gift, but it also would be nice for a birthday, Valentine's Day or just because.

I will never forget our first date on August 25th, 2005. The day I met my best friend and soulmate. I love you Hubs, Happy Anniversary!

23 comments:

  1. What a lovely, thoughtful gift for your husband. Happy Anniversary!

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  2. What a lovely gift! May have to steal this for my hubby come September! Thanks for the idea!
    http://mommamadeit.blogspot.ca
    PS I'm your 150th follower!

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  3. This is so sweet! How thoughtful of you! My hubby would love it, his favorite treat is Reese's! Would you consider sharing this over at my party?
    http://www.thetaylor-house.com/2012/04/taylor-house-thursday-3.html

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    1. Thank you for the invite! I just linked up!

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  4. LOVE this! I'll have to remember this on my next anniversary!

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  5. This is awesome..i may (ok probably) will use this for our 12 yr anniversary in June!

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  6. That is such a cool idea! I'm not yet married, but think that might be a cool present for my fiance one day! :)

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  7. You are such a sweetheart Sarah! Happy Anniversary to you two!

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  8. this is such a cute idea. I love how simple it is. I'm a big fan of thoughtful gifts. I'm sure he loved it. Happy Anniversary!

    I just pinned this.

    -Lauren

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  9. This is the sweetest thing I have ever seen. What a great idea. The simple things mean so much more in my book.. Great job and I bet he liked it. Happy Anniversary! Shari

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  10. This is such an amazing idea. What a great, inexpensive, attractive gift idea. Just brilliant - I'm sure he feels as special as he makes you feel. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Our anniversary is in a month so thanks for the absolutely awesome idea! :] I love how thoughtful it is without having to break the bank.

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  12. Very cute idea. Just celebrated my anniversary so I'll have to tuck this away for next year. Thanks for sharing. Karri @ mylifesatreasure.blogspot.com

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing this idea at my party! You are being featured tonight! I hope you stop back and link up again! :)

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  14. Very cute! We are coming up on our 6 year anniversary and this could be fun!

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  15. Hi,

    I followed you over from Blog Stalking Thursday and absolutely LOVE this idea!

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com.

    Have a great day,
    Michelle

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  16. I love this! Thank you for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday. You have been featured on this week's party so please stop by to grab a feature button and wear it proudly!

    http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/04/blog-stalking-thursday-37.html

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  17. I love this idea!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  18. Hi Sarah,

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. So glad you posted this, I love the idea. Can't wait to see what you make next.

    Hope to see you again next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

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