Jacob and I had a conversation recently about memories we have surrounding the two-week holiday break we had growing up. He’s from a very small town, and I’m from a college city, so both our locations were a little dead without many events during our time off school.
We connected on the memory that we both did large, complex jigsaw puzzles with our families. I have three brothers I’m pretty close in age to, and I can remember each of us taking a corner of the puzzle and spending hours over the break putting together our sections. We’d set up a card table in the living room and watch movies while we put together puzzles.
We decided this unassuming holiday activity would make a really fun date night at home. We partnered with White Mountain Puzzles to find the perfect one for us. They are a family owned business that have been making quality puzzles for generations. They were a perfect fit for our date night plan!
I have an obsession and his name is Vincent (evidence here, here, here, ridiculous amounts here, and here), so naturally the Van Gogh puzzle was the winner.
It was much harder than it looks! We spent hours the first night, and only got about 1/3 of the way done. We’ve been working every night for an hour here or there, and we’re slowly getting there. It’s been so fun to create a new memory together, and to see how different we think. Seriously, watching this time lapse movie we made of the first hour and a half, you can see his visual strategy and my grouping strategy at work.
If you’re looking for a cheap date idea you can do at home, we highly recommend this one! And guess what, White Mountain Puzzles wants to hook you up too! You can get free shipping on 3 or more puzzles using promo code FR4A7, plus a discount of 15% off any 300, 550, or 1000 piece puzzles.
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