Getting engaged is so exciting! I was so impressed by my fiancé’s well-thought-out proposal—a surprise beach vacation at one of our favorite Lake Michigan getaways where he popped the question in the sand at sunset. I was overwhelmed by the love he put into every detail of our weekend (and of course, the huge rock he put on my finger!) and wanted to do something for him in return.
Though nothing would quite measure up to the incredible gift he gave me in asking me to be his wife, I put together a little engagement gift for him as a thank you for such a special proposal. I gave him personalized cuff links to wear on our wedding day, a token of my love to remind him of our big day to come, and also made him an engagement scrapbook to commemorate this special new chapter in our lives—not the wedding, but the engagement. Why wait for the wedding to start creating lasting memories that you will look back on for years to come?
The engagement scrapbook is a simple, but thoughtful, gift that will show your new fiancé how much you treasure and appreciate him, and all the work he put into making your proposal a moment you will always remember.
Here’s how to create one:
1. Buy a scrapbook from your local craft store or online. I purchased a red-cloth covered book with a place for a photo to be inserted into the cover, where I placed our engagement photo. I preferred to get a book without laminated pages because we will be writing directly onto the first page of the book. However, if you would rather buy a book with plastic-covered pages you can insert a hand-written letter into the first page, which works just as well.