Make a ceremony out of the vase opening on your first anniversary. We enjoyed our “opening” around a special meal reading the notes to each other. To open the vase invert it on a paperback book, then cover the bottom with a cloth to protect you from shards and tap the center with a wooden spoon. The bottom has been trimmed very thinly and is perforated; with luck only the bottom will drop out. Carefully use tweezers to remove the notes.
The writings can go in a scrapbook and the vase will become a cherished keepsake for years to come. Enjoy, and many blessings! David