Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Air Mail

Whenever my husband or I have a reason to give something to each other, we always give a book. There may be other presents, too, but there's always a book also. I think it isn't very difficult to find something for me, because there aren't a lot of topics I'm not interested in. 
To find something for my husband is a lot more difficult. What sort of book do you buy for someone who reads a book called 'Calculus' before he goes to bed? And yes, 'Calculus' is just what you think it is when you hear its name: a book about math, a book full of formulas (my husband is a scientist, as you may have guessed). So most of the time I give him books about places where we've planned to go, because anything with formulas in it is beyond me.
This month we go to Antwerp, Belgium. It isn't really for Valentine's Day, but because we go without the girls, it's sort of a romantic weekend, so I bought a Lonely Planet about Belgium and packed it as a Valentine's present.
I made the air mail envelope myself. It's crochet and cross stitch.

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I found this idea here.

35 comments:

  1. Adorable!!! I and my husband we are book dependents ;)))
    Hope you have a great week and a happy Valentines too!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

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    1. Thanks, Ana! Couldn't live without books!

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  2. That is the cutest envelope I have ever seen!!

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  3. That air mail envelope is brilliant! :) The gift of a book is a nice tradition - you can spend time reading together too.

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    1. Thanks, Gemma! I would love to read together, but with two little kids we most of the time don't even have time ourselves to read, so reading together has to wait a couple of years, haha!

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  4. How cute! I am a big fan of anything airmail.

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  5. I love that you and your husband share a tradition together. That's so important. And, your air mail envelope is so cute. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Heather! I didn't even realize we have a tradition, but yes, I guess it is, haha!

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  6. Hi again Liz, Just had to stop in when I saw this airmail envelope. So cute! I'm a huge advocate of the lost art of letter writing and going on a trip is just another excuse to find the best postcards ever and send them back home. Have a great time.

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    1. Thank you, Barb! I love hand writing, too! So much more personal! And getting real post cards instead of e-mail is great!!

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  7. What a wonderful gift! I love Antwerp, hope you enjoy your trip!

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    1. Antwerp was great! Thanks for visiting my blog, Joy!

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  8. So cute! Pinned it!
    Stopping by from the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party.
    /Charlotte - My Green Nook

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  10. This is very cute. I hope he liked it. Have fun on your trip.

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  11. That is so adorable - what a great idea!

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  12. That's such a fab idea Liz. We're book lovers too. I guess if he's into Math, then he's got a copy of A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking? My math clever daughter is reading it now having seen the movie The Theory of Everything. Oh my. You must see it. Fabuloso! Mimi xxx

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    1. Actually not my husband but I'm the one who has all of Stephen Hawking's books, haha. Great scientist! I really admire the man! Great movie, too!

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  13. how adorable! love the air mail and what a great idea for the books for him - Bonus he will have some 'research' under his belt before you get there! Hope you have a fun trip!

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  14. Love it. My hubby and I are big readers too. Thank you for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Broad.

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  15. I love the air mail envelope! Giving books is such a great idea. Lately, I have gotten out of the habit of reading, but I want to get back into it. I used to read a lot when my husband was deployed, and I looked forward to my weekly library trips. And I think it's a great idea to get your husband books about where you're going because I don't think a book about Calculus could be that interesting. I took Calculus in high school and college, and it was not a fun experience for me... Anyhoo, I hope y'all enjoy Belgium! And thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday! :-)

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    1. Haha, my husband loooves his Calculus book!
      I haven't that much time to read either since I have kids, but sometimes, when I read a really great book, I stay up late and put up with the fatigue the next day.
      Belgium was great! I will post some pictures later.
      Thanks for visiting!

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  16. What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Talented Tuesday

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  17. What an adorable idea Liz. Love it. And thank you for linking up in our Bowdabra crafty showcase. :-) We featured your beautiful creation in our Feature Friday post.

    This week's Bowdabra Linky Party is now Live! We are excited to invite you to stop over and link up your DIY and craft projects in our weekly crafty showcase: https://www.bowdabrablog.com/2015/02/21/saturday-crafty-showcase-feb21/

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    1. Thanks for featuring me, Sandy! Will see you next week!

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