Originally posted: 2012/02/04
It’s hard to believe it has already been two months (on Groundhog Day).
Had I planned things more carefully, I would have waited to give Jenny this groundhog card in February. Instead, I already gave it to her in January. Since I completely botched the timing for Groundhog Day (that’s OK, we’re not superstitious), I had to come up with something more clever.
The idea came a to me too late, and I didn’t have much time to work with. But it was worth trying anyway. Jenny’s necklace had already been ordered, and I wanted a good card to go with it. I was looking at a dead keyboard, I remembered a picture a friend recently sent me, where keyboard keys were removed to spell words.
From that moment on, I was on a mission. For a couple days, I gathered all the dead keyboards I could find (even made a trip to Goodwill). I was going to make my own anniversary card, and find a way to make it work with the necklace. It’s not just about the gift, it’s the presentation!
Putting it all together (the day before I gave it to her) took considerably longer than I expected.