Woman Opens Unassuming Photo Box From Long-Distance Boyfriend: ‘I Cried Until I Was Dehydrated’

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.

Helen and her boyfriend have been in a long-distance relationship for many years. For her 2018 Christmas present, she hoped he would get her something more sentimental than materialistic…

And boy, did he deliver.

Helen says that when she opened the box for the first time, she was so surprised that she couldn’t even find the words to say.

“I literally cried until I felt like I was dehydrated,” she told Caters News.

Helen’s boyfriend made an “explosion box,” which is a creative, homemade, and trendy way to show someone how you feel.

According to Shari’s Berries, “An explosion box is essentially a greeting card in a box. When you remove the ‘lid’ of the box, the card opens up to reveal personalized messages and other decorated elements crafted by you.

The best part of this DIY is that it’s pretty simple to put together and since it’s handcrafted it’ll serve as a special gesture from you.

“Don’t let the impressive finished product discourage you from creating your own. This DIY project is easier than it looks and doesn’t require a never ending list of supplies.”

In this clip, Helen films herself opening the explosion box. She carefully flips and turns her way through its seemingly endless layers of surprises. The book, which was custom-made and curated by her boyfriend, contains countless heartfelt photos and notes that unfold and flip open. The sides contain handwritten letters to be opened on special milestones, like when they move in together or have kids.

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