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Monday, December 17, 2012

Love Letter Ornament

*I share this post with a heavy heart.  Tomorrow I will be participating in a day of silence in remembrance for the victims lost to the tragedy in Newtown, CT.  If you are a fellow blogger, I encourage you to do the same.


Tuck away in a box, I have the letter my husband wrote to me the day that we got married.  Sadly, though, tucked away in a box, I rarely see it or appreciate it.  This year, I decided to turn it into an ornament.


I scanned the original letter and printed it out on copier paper.  Using a wooden heart, I traced out the exact shape I needed.


Using some Mod Podge, I applied a coat onto the wooden heart and placed my paper heart on top.  After that dried, I applied another coat {a sealing coat} of Mod Podge over the top of the paper heart. 


I added a key, yes the key to my heart {cheesy?} and some twine to hang the heart from.


So, now instead of this beautiful letter being tucked away in a box, year after year, I can hang it on my tree and appreciate the happy memories that come flooding back.


And, yes, my beautiful letter referenced In N Out Burger...my sweet husband knows the way to my heart.


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22 comments:

  1. That is so sweet! What a wonderful thing to do with your love letter! And the key isn't too cheesy...it's perfect.

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  2. That is such a beautiful idea, Amy! That way you can see it more often. :)

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  3. I think this is my favorite ornament Amy!! It's a beautiful idea to turn the letter into an ornament... beautiful sentiment and keepsake for a memory that hopefully will be passed down for a long time amongst your children, their children, etc.

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  4. I *love* it! (and of course will have to borrow this idea:) Will join you for the day of silence and other bloggers to show our support and love.

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  5. Oh that is such a wonderful idea! And I love the fact that your letter references In-n-Out. I didn't realize they had that in Illinois :)

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  6. ah that is the sweetest Amy :)

    huggies***
    rea

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  7. This is so precious! I may need to do this with a few of my letters...

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  8. Definitely one of the best. It is so cute, personalized, and important: love is in the air, along with mistletoe... And very sweet. Maybe I'm just a sucker for the neat cursive handwriting along with the whole love letter ;)

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  9. This is so special. I love it so much. How brilliant!!!

    Never tried In N Out........don't know that I've even been in a city WITH one!

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  10. Oh that is a beautiful sentimental ornament. I don't think the key is cheesy at all. I wouldn't even put it away for Christmas I'd keep it out all year round, that's such a beautiful idea.

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  11. This is such a wonderful idea! Something truly meaningful to remind the two of you of the love you have for each other. Gorgeous!

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  12. I absolutely love this idea...what a sweet sentiment!

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  13. LOVE this!!!! You are such an inspiration!

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  14. What a wonderful idea, it would warm my heart to see one of the few love letters I have displayed like that. (I know what I'm going to do today!) lol
    Hopping by from Practically Functional and am following you now!

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  15. Now THAT is the best ornament idea EVER!! I am so doing this next year. (I'd do it this year, but I have no idea where all those little notes I saved from Sam are!!)

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  16. how sweet! :) stopping by from two yellow birds!

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  17. What a great idea!!! Now...if I can just get my husband to write me a love letter.....!

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  18. Hi! I know it’s been a few weeks since you shared your ornament with us at the All Star Block Party but I wanted to let you know that I have featured it at the opening of tonight’s party. Here is the link….thanks for sharing it with us!
    http://www.intheoldroad.com/2013/01/all-star-block-party-30.html

    Shasta @ InTheOldRoad.com

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  19. I love this! How lucky to have a love letter! And it would work right through Valentine's Day, maybe attached to a wreath! Featuring you at our party this week!

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