Who Wrote The Book Of Love?

With Valentine's Day around the corner, it's time to start considering a thoughtful, handmade gift for your sweetie. ((I can help!)) Two years ago, I made this book for my (then) boyfriend, who is now my husband!...not that the book caused that transition, mind you, but I'm sure it didn't hurt either. ;)

It was a simple book, really. 8.5" square, covered in blue velour fabric.

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I used letter brads and a mesh heart brad to spell out the following message on the cover:

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Throughout the book, I used the theme of "Love..." from 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8. For each "Love...(is patient, is kind, never fails, etc.)", I placed a photo of myself on the left-hand side of the page.

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On the right-hand side of the page, I wrote a sentence or two about my feelings for Andrew and how his love for me (or my love for him) fit that "Love is" message.

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Some were just plain silly.

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Some were more contemplative.

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Some involved inside jokes.

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Some were heart-warming (that's me with Andrew's two daughters).

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My love for Andrew grew even as I put this book together. I am willing to bet that a gift like this would strike a chord with your sweetie as well. You still have time to put together a Love Album before Valentine's Day. And I can help! Visit the Contact tab in the top right corner of your screen for more information!