Today is my two-year wedding anniversary to the most wonderful man who just so happens to be my best friend. To commemorate our day, I decided to be creative with Hubby’s gift and got an idea from pictures I’ve been seeing on a variety of blogs: the love padlock. The cultural phenomenon of hanging a padlock with lovers’ initials has covered historical sites around the world. Have you hung a lock on any of these?
I wanted us to have our own love padlock but rather than permanently place it, I wanted to be able to take it with us. So here’s what I did:
1. First I purchased a 5×7″ matted frame, a padlock, and one of these 3M metal command hooks.
2. I created a 5×7″ Publisher document with important words and events from our marriage, leaving a space for where the hook would go.
3. Then I framed the Publisher document and placed the command hook on top of the glass over the reserved space.
4. Since the lock I bought has a four digit code, I put our anniversary 06.19 as the combination.