My 2011 Christmas gift to my husband Josh was a year of pre-planned, pre-paid "surprise" dates (one for each month). I can't take credit for this idea; instead you must look to the wonderful Shannon Brown. The idea is that we'll open the envelope on the first of each month and decide together when we'll make it a date.
"...date night is something to be intentional about, cherished, and thoroughly enjoyed - all to the Glory of God. Just like our marriage." - Claudia at Lashes and Beard
The Gift - "A Year of Dates"
January - "The Wild (Egyptian) Cow"
February - "Your Favorite Color"
March - "Game Day"
April - "The Classic"
May - "Win or Dare"
June - "Your (Josh's) Birthday Month!"
July - "Our First Date"
***NOTE: due to traveling, my surgery, and generally being insanely busy, we still haven't completed the following dates. We plan to catch up eventually, but it'll just depend on how busy we continue to be.***
August - "Downtown"
Additional Dates and Special Occasions:
Celebrating the Day We Met - Our seven-year "frienniversary"
Kelli's 23rd Birthday - Lunch at Gabby's, The Vow, and dinner with family.
Four Year Dating Anniversary - Pictures from our four years together.
Two Year Wedding Anniversary - A look back on our wedding day.
Two Year Wedding Anniversary Trip - A day-by-day account of our road trip to Colorado