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 sweet husband knows the way to my heart.

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

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

  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.

  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.

  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 :)

  6. ah that is the sweetest Amy :)


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

  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 ;)

  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!

  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.

  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!

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

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

  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!

  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!!)

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

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

  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!

    Shasta @

  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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