52 Things I Love About You- Deployment Countdown
Here is one of my Christmas presents to my hubby. Since we celebrated Christmas early, I can safely post this. I spotted this project on pinterest a couple months ago and I thought it was the cutest idea. Then I started thinking... my hubby is going to be gone on his deployment for a year. 1 Year= 52 weeks. 52 cards in a deck. How perfect! So yeah, he missed the change over to 9 month deployments and that sucks BUT at least the year-long 52 weeks works perfectly for this little project. Gotta count the little positives!
But I put my own little spin on it.
On the outside, it looks the same:
I still printed out 52 reasons why I love my hubby. Some silly, some a little more serious, some I wouldn't post online ;).
Here is my #12:
But here's what I did differently. After reading this post on Oh the Lovely Things on how to do your own scratch-off lottery tickets, I decided to make each card a scratch-off ticket. Hubby gets to scratch off one card per week. 52 cards=52 weeks away
All you do is mix 2 parts silver paint (or whatever color you want) and 1 part dishsoap. This is my test card to make sure it would work. It did!
So now it's kind of like a little count-down. Of course, we don't know for sure that it's going to be exactly 52 weeks. But we know that he's not going to have a lot of internet service in the area he's going. So I told him that I'll at least be able to tell him I love him a different way each week, even if he doesn't get a letter from me that week. Now I just have to hope that he won't cheat and scratch them off before he's supposed to!