My parents recently celebrated their 40th anniversary. That is pretty awesome.
I made them this map of their moves (military). I used a woodburner for the first time, and used some birch ply (it's about 17x24").
Nails, string, and a little watercolor dressed it up a little.
It would have been easier to follow had we not moved to California 3 times!
Hawaii is where I bailed (got married) on my fam travels.
I've been thinking of how to make a map showing off my husband's travels with mine (he was a military brat, too), so since this turned out okay, look out for version 2.0. Someday.
I also printed maps and sewed our route on them for party favors.
It was so great to spend time with my sibs, nieces and nephews (including meeting a new one for the first time) and especially surprising my parents!
I also snagged some paper scraps from a (scrap-a-holic) neighbor, cut them in small pieces and sewed them randomly together for garlands.
I quite like them, and we just rehung them at our house for someone's 15th birthday (eep).