Handmade Valentines Gift {Customized Crossword}

Eight years ago I was a girl madly in love with a boyfriend who lived hours away. As I finished my Environmental Health degree I looked desperately for a job near his town so we could be together. The outlook wasn’t good. We feared that we were destined for a few more years of long-distance love before I could get my rookie bacteria-battling foot into the door in his town. (That’s a Health Inspector joke, I know, it’s horrible….but so is Campylobacter)

The day would come when I would get an opportunity to interview for a local position – this was the door opening to us finally being together. I wanted to share this news with him in a very special way, so I made him a crossword puzzle, revealing this news in one of the clues.

This year for Valentine’s I wanted to relive this memory of ‘the crossword‘ that we sometimes talk about. (He still has it amongst all our love letters).  So I made my husband this crossword for Valentines. Now, don’t let me fool you – I just thought of the clues and answers and that put that into a free crossword generator and printed it out. (Just google free crossword generator).

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I used clues that touched on all the different phases and highlights of the past nine years.  Then I got all crazy craft lady and added hearts with the lyrics to songs that have special meaning to us.

We made some nice coffee drinks and sat down while the kids were napping and as he filled it out we got a chance to relive some of those moments again. It was a walk down memory lane.

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I know it’s a dork move (I won’t tell you about the Dundie I gave him too then). Either way he loves dorky me and my dorky crossword.

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