MC and I have been married for one year. ♥
Traditionally, the 1st Wedding Anniversary Gift consists of paper. So MC surprised me (while I was still in bed!) with this gift. It's a comic -- but not just any comic! It's the first appearance of my X-Men avatar, Dazzler, a beautiful roller-disco mutant who disarms her foes with her singing voice!
He also wrote me a love poem. :)
As my gift to MC, I was going to make him a photo book ....but then we left our laptop charger in a hotel room, which means I can't finish the project until the new one comes in the mail. Which, of course, is taking forever! So I made him a pile of high-school style love-note-doodles as a temporary consolation present, until I can give him his belated gift.
But as long as we're talking about books and anniversary presents, take a look at this 275 page Blurb book I made MC for our first dating anniversary, three years ago. :)
The first year that MC and I were together was so epic and jam-packed and momentous, I couldn't stand the thought of a precious instant from it slipping through the cracks. So I used the format of this book to document every tangible moment of it that I could.
I used pictures and descriptions to catalog gifts, events, and memories.
Lucky for me, MC loved these mixtape guides and wasn't freaked out by my enthusiasm. We'd spend hours going through them, talking, listening to music.
Our dating anniversary spans from August 20th to September 25th -- the former being the date we realized we loved each other, and the latter being our first kiss. Now that we have a wedding anniversary, it adds two days to our celebration window. As if I needed more excuses to express my love for Matt Collar. ;)
And you know what's really awesome? As special as that first year was, it doesn't represent something that's gone. That mystery and magic is still there every single day, prompting me to shout from the rooftops and thank my lucky stars. :)