WEDDINGS
12/22/2014 06:29 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Boyfriend Declares Love For Girlfriend In 365 Hand-Written Notes

This boyfriend has got the whole holiday gifting thing down pat.

A Dublin-based 27-year-old who goes by TheOnlyOne87 on Reddit composed 365 hand-written love notes -- yes, that's one for every single day of the year -- for his girlfriend. He color-coded them according to different categories ("moments & memories," "quotes & lyrics," and "reasons I love you") and put them all in an extra-large mason jar.

Front:
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Photo credit: Redditor TheOnlyOne87

Back:
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Photo credit: Redditor TheOnlyOne87

Close-up of text:
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Photo credit: Redditor TheOnlyOne87

The couple has been dating for nearly a year, Redditor TheOnlyOne87 told The Huffington Post, but they've been close friends for the past eight years. He wrote on his Imgur post that he had "plenty to work with."

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Photo credit: Redditor TheOnlyOne87

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Photo credit: Redditor TheOnlyOne87

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Photo credit: Redditor TheOnlyOne87
"My little work station after 230 notes written and folded. At this stage, the wrist was starting to tire from the writing - but the Jar was starting to take shape. I was especially pleased with how the colours were playing off against each other. Just 135 to go!"

Why the handmade gift? He wrote in a Reddit comment: "To be honest, I'm seriously poor this Christmas and I really felt like I wanted to come up with a thoughtful handmade gift for her so that it would be something special and original."

As for his girlfriend, he says she's "ecstatic."

"There may have been tears -- although that might have been partially to do with the amount of endless reading and unfolding she has ahead of her."

Husbands, fiancés and boyfriends -- take note.

H/T Elite Daily

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