As a lady, one of my favorite things about being The Heirloomist is working with other ladies. In secret. To completely surprise and delight their husbands.

Enter Mary Nolan of Canton, OH. Her husband is highly esteemed collector. Of beer koozies.

As their anniversary approached, Mary contacted us to make a special photograph of the crown jewel of the koozie collection— the one they gifted to all the guests at their wedding nearly 15 years ago. It reads “To have and to hold and to keep your drink cold!”

I loved the opportunity to add some “frosty beverage” special effects to this piece and to celebrate Bill and Mary in such a fun way. But the best part was yet to come.

Yesterday we got this picture in our inbox and nearly fainted. Originally, the photograph was destined for Bill’s man cave bathroom. (Which we thought was hilarious, by the way.) Turns out, we made it to the big time…front and center on Bill and Mary’s gorgeous living room bar.

Honored to be part of your home and Happy Anniversary you two! Mary, thank you for being such a fabulous partner in crime.