Last week I read a post by one of my favorites, Damsel in Dior, about coordinates. In it she mentions the coordinates of where she was born and that she had them engraved on a bracelet as a gift for her mom. I read this idea and got SO excited. I am always looking for unique gift and design ideas, and there’s so much you can do with numbers.
So I looked up the address of the party where Ben and I first met (thank you, Facebook Events). Originally I was going to get the coordinates engraved on something for him as a surprise, but I was so excited about the idea I just had to tell him. For now I’ve just settled with a simple graphic we can frame and put on our wall.
I love this idea so much, because the numbers by themselves will only mean something to those who know what they represent. A few ideas for coordinates of a special place that have popped into my head:
- Engraved jewelry (taking Damsel’s idea) as a gift
- Artwork/posted or even huge wall stickers in a house
- Print-screened pillowcase or t-shirt
- Cut-out numbers as party decorations
- Treasure hunt date idea
I haven’t really thought these through, but I am totally loving this new way to represent locations and special moments of our lives. Yay!