Anniversary Gift Ideas

Written by Linda Alexander
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Celebrating your wedding anniversary helps you and your spouse to remember all the reasons why you chose to marry each other. You celebrate your love, remembering the good times and the history you have shared over the years. Most people give gifts to each other on their anniversaries although some people think the celebration alone is enough to help them bond.

If you are looking for gift ideas, start with the year of your anniversary. There are standard symbols that the gift industry uses for each anniversary. These materials are associated with particular anniversaries; e.g. silver for the 25th anniversary and gold for the 50th. You might have heard of these, but chances are you don't know which year is associated with linen or silk (12th).

Presidential Greetings

One idea for people celebrating their 50th or higher wedding anniversary is a greeting from the U.S. President. American citizens can request a greeting card from the White House at least six weeks ahead of the anniversary date. It would make an even better impression if the couple shares in the current President's political views.

Anniversary parties are not popular with newlyweds or for people who have been married fewer than 20 or 25 years. Once you've been married that long, it is likely that your children or other close relatives will begin to plan parties in your honor. Milestone anniversaries like the 25th or 50th anniversaries are especially celebrated. If you want to throw a party for yourselves and invite everyone to celebrate, that is perfectly acceptable, too.

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