Sunday, January 27, 2019

My First Card...and it's a 1/1

Many of you already know, but in less than 48 hours I will both turn 40 years old and become a married man.  Why would we get married on a Tuesday?  Because my beautiful bride-to-be and I share the same birthday.

She had a girls' day yesterday with some friends and afterwards we all met up for dinner.  Much to my surprise, Miss Crystal had a gift for me.

Now, she has told me repeatedly that she doesn't think she is a good gift-giver.  I completely disagree.  I posted about her gift from Christmas 2017 and how it was the most thoughtful gift I'd ever received.  This past Christmas we decided to give each other just one gift and she gave me a watch that is partly made of wood (I love me some 1987 Topps, y'all).  Needless to say, I disagree with her on her gift giving.

What was the gift she gave me yesterday?

It's an sketch card, drawn by Ken Karl.  I didn't realize it until I opened it that this is Miss Crystal's favorite of our engagement photos.  She said she loves the way that I look in it.  I'm happy that she is happy.

Obviously the card is a one-of-one and is priceless.  I honestly can't even put into words how much I love it.  Thank you to my lovely bride-to-be, my good friend Eric (who put her into contact with him), and Mr. Karl himself.  I know the timeline was short, as we just had our photos done in November. 

You can find Ken Karl multiple places, including his website, Facebook and Twitter.  Miss Crystal told me that he was great to work with and gives him nothing but praise. 

Not that I expect it, but if anyone's interested in watching the live stream of our little wedding, it's 1pm (central) on Tuesday and you can find all the info on our wedding website.

Happy collecting, y'all!


  1. Ok - that woman is officially a keeper. Best wishes for Tuesday and the future.

  2. What a great card!

    Hey, Congrats and best wishes to you both! Just about at your wedding hour I'll be at my local soccer bar getting pumped for Man U match so I'll raise my first Guinness in honor of the happy occassion..

  3. Awesome and congrats to the two of you! (And double happy birthday, too!)

  4. That's awesome! Congrats to both of you!

  5. That's a great gift! Congrats on the wedding AND happy birthday!

  6. That's awesome! Congrats to you both!

  7. Congratulations and happy birthday!

  8. Wow. That sketch card is awesome! Hope you and your soon to be wife enjoy your extra special birthdays!

  9. Thank you for the kind words, everyone!