My fiancé and I just recently became engaged on Thanksgiving weekend (in Canada, we celebrate near the beginning of October), so this fall season has extra special meaning to both him and I.
The day after we got engaged, we went for a romantic stroll through the leaves and he told me how much he loves the bright red leaves. This made me think of an activity I used to do as a kid… leaf pressing. So, later that day when he had gone home to visit his parents for a while, I went back outside and collected a bunch of bright red maple leaves.
Back inside, I got out some wax paper and heated
up the clothes iron (low setting), put the leaves between the wax paper, and pressed and preserved them (the wax from the paper prevents them from curling or drying out). Later that evening, I presented him with a beautiful bouquet of pressed leaves and told him that these “fall” leaves represented how much I loved “falling” in love with him, and how excited I was about spending the rest of my life with him. He’s a fellow of few words, but the look in his eyes told me how much he appreciated my love and effort for this little fall surprise. 🙂
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