On Valentine’s Day, the air is charged with love and romance. Gifts are sent to secret admirers, flowers are exchanged, and more than a little chocolate is consumed by lovey-dovey lovers. One man, though, made it his mission to create something extra special for his paramour. What he didn't expect was his girlfriend's over-the-top reaction to the surprise!
The perfect gift
This beautiful wooden box was part of a Valentine’s Day gift from craftsman and Redditor "curtisabrina" to his girlfriend. The touching Greek inscription carved onto the lid translates to “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” The box contained a multitude of delights, too.
A puzzle box
Spinning the wooden heart on the lid unlocked the box. It opened to reveal two stunning machine-made brass keys. “They are meant to be two separate keys but are designed to fit inside one another,” curtisabrina explained in a Reddit post. “The imagery was that the larger key was to represent me and the smaller to represent her (it was prettier).” But what did they unlock?
A lot of hard work
That was the question curtisabrina was going to answer with this creation. "I made this box solely for the 2 keys," the Redditor explained. Yes, the pretty present box was a labor of love for the besotted man. And he set to work creating a box that contained secrets in every crevice.
A labor of love
The only part of the box that curtisabrina didn't share with his enraptured audience was a peek at the box lining. "I lined the inside [of the box] with an emerald pillow and embedded an inscription on the underside of the lid," he explained with an apology. "But that is only for my love to read."