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« on: November 23, 2006 07:42:34 PM »

Ok, so there's probably a better name for it than "Long distance relationship in a box," but that's all I've got so far.

Here's the 411 on us:
We've been together for 4 years now
He's 18
He goes to Ohio University and I go to Bowling Green
Our song is Wonderful Tonight by Clapton, but I'll Be by Edwin McCain and Some Kind of Wonderful by Grand Funk also hold some strange sort of significance between us. 
He LOVES it when I make him stuff.  (I'm crocheting him a jolly roger sweater right now)
He listens to classic rock.
His parents are hippies.. he is only a pseudo hippy.
He has a soft spot for pirates.

Any suggestions??? I've already got the obvious covered... calling card, love notes (maybe one for every week or two for the rest of the semester).   I've been thinking about a mix cd and maybe some food, but I'm not too sure yet. 


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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2006 08:10:31 PM »

hmm... still thinking.  Do you ever reach the edge of an idea and know it has potential... you just can't quite put your finger on it?  Maybe something dealing with a calendar.  With important dates and little memos?

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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2006 09:24:20 PM »

My hubby and I had a long distance relationship for years (him in the UK, me in the US).. how's about:

a coupon booklet with cute things in it like "my treat for the movies tonight", "you can hold the remote tonight", "good for a back rub" and other more personal stuff

what about a scrap-book of the times you two spent together? and make it in a 3 ring binder so you can add pages to it (I used really heavy cardstock and decorated all the pages, took weeks) and I gave it to hubby on Christmas a few years ago

or.. how's about a small photo album that you decorate the cover on?

I'm sure I can think of some other stuff


go to Joanns and get a blank puzzle.  Fill it out with something like where you'll be.. make it an invitation, then send him one or two piece in the mail per week, so he has to wait to find out what it says..

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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2006 03:32:27 PM »

I really like the puzzle idea.  I made him a coupon book for our first anniversary, and he still has it =)  I'm going to joanns tomorrow.  That will definitely be on my list!! Thanks!

« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2006 04:49:14 PM »

My boyfriend and I both attend Ohio University but he lives in Akron and I live in Maryland. We don't get to see each other at all over summer and winter break so I send him lots of love notes and things from magazines, newspapers, internet etc that remind me of him or know he would like. Maybe add some envelopes/stationary and stamps for some love filled snail mail.
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2006 07:04:16 PM »

Selise, you have a man who gives up the remote  Shocked

I think the calendar is a great idea, put on various things you will be doing on different days so he knows what you are up to, and how many weeks or days until you will see each other again.  Try a shirt or pillow sprayed with your fave perfume, you could also spray it on the letters.  I think the puzzle idea is great too!  Send him ringtones of your songs or something too.
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2006 09:12:22 AM »

Alright, so far I have:

Mix Cd
Jolly roger sweater
box of cute quotes (I saw something like this at kohls, so I made him one, it's like a box of fortunes from fortune cookies. I filled mine with love quotes and inside jokes)
Calling Card

Does that seem like enough???

Over break we're going to the garden store to buy matching plants to take care of when we're far apart.. it's kind of weird, but cute too. =)


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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2006 02:04:03 PM »

This wouldn't be for now, but in the future:  What if you started keeping a daily journal about your relationship with the intention of giving it to him six months or a year from now.  Something of an autobiography of your love?

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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2006 10:37:52 AM »

Far Out...hippie parents, as a person who lived through and survived the hippie era myself, I love anything out of the 60's and 70's.
 If your boyfriend likes Piratey stuff how about a crocheted hat with very "Sparrowy" stuff crocheted in or hanging from it...pirates patch eye, and skull, the gold nugget etc. pirates chest.  I don't know the level of your crocheting or crafting talents, so these are just suggestions.
  Or perhaps a scrapbook of all the things he loves including the words to GFR's - Some Kind of Wonderful inside that you have written.  A collage type of thing was something we used to do a lot of in the early 1970's and we'd scour every magazine and catalog in the house for stuff to cut out and collage.  The closet doors in my bedroom were one giant collage.  Its fun, fun to look at, easy and inexpensive. The items you choose will of course have meaning only to the two of you, so it would be a special book just for him from you.  Oh yes, and of course don't forget to include pictures of yourself.
  Good Luck.

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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2006 07:14:18 AM »

if you go to staples, you can give them 12 photos and they will turn it into a calendar for you....its fairly cheap and the quality is really good.  i gave my friend that for a gift when he left for college and kept one for myself.  i still have it an i love it.

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