What is the best way to celebrate your anniversary

There are many answers to this simple question, we like this one the best:

Any way you want, but do celebrate it!

Thinking back to your wedding day, was it a lavish affair? If so then it was important then to celebrate the marriage so why not devote some time on that day every year to celebrate your successes with your life partner and to reaffirm your commitment to each other.

If you felt your wedding day was not the massive bash you wanted then again why not make you wedding anniversary an event to remember!

Gift wrapped in gold paper with red love hearts hanging from the presentMany people choose to celebrate their wedding anniversary by giving gifts to their spouse that match the material or symbols that have come to represent the specific years, our history pages give more details on the various lists and how they have become the material or symbol for the year.

To find out what each anniversary year has associated with it go to our Wedding anniversaries page and choose the anniversary year you are planning to celebrate. (Alternatively, select from the menu above!) Each of our pages have a wide range of great gift ideas as well as many ways to celebrate you anniversary.

 

 

What makes for a good gift?

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What makes for a good gift?

There is a touch of surprise, it’s engaging, it intensifies emotion and it demonstrates such a deep knowledge of the recipient’s taste that they feel seen and appreciated. Thats all you need!

Some Inspiration

Diamond Keeper(Eternity) Ring

eternity or keeper ring imageIn 1761, King George III of England created a fad that became a popular wedding ring tradition when he presented Queen Charlotte, to whom he was devoted, with a diamond keeper ring. This was a simple diamond band worn next to the diamond engagement ring, the keeper ring was meant to protect both the ring (physically) and the marriage (metaphorically of course!). And indeed, the combined symbolism of the diamond and the circle was beautiful; whilst the diamond symbolized indestructibility, the unending circle symbolized eternity. This custom has moved on and keeper rings are now more commonly called eternity rings.

The Cherokee Prayer

“God in Heaven above, please protect the ones we love.
We honour all you created as we pledge our hearts and lives together.
We honour Mother Earth ; and ask for our marriage to be abundant and grow stronger through all seasons;
we honour fire, and ask that our union be warm and glowing with love in our hearts;
we honour wind, and ask that we sail through life safe and calm as if in our father’s arms;
we honour water, to clean and soothe our relationship, that it may never thirst for love. With all the forces of the universe you created, we pray for harmony and true happiness as we forever grow young together.
Amen!”

happy couple smiling imageLife has taught me that love does not consist of gazing at each other but looking together in the same direction – Antoine de St. Exupery.