There is something special about the 24th wedding anniversary, and that is you’re almost at a quarter of a century together and you know each other inside-out so you can really make each new year something really memorable with a nice gift. Although it’s not a milestone date like the 20th was or the 25th will be, it’s still a nice occasion to get together and spend time with each other, remembering your wedding day and your vows, and having the excitement of trading gifts with one another.
The 24th wedding anniversary gift will have to follow the theme of the modern or contemporary gift of musical instruments as there are no traditional symbols or materials associated with this year. That doesn’t mean you have to buy a full brass band’s worth of instruments, but maybe you could take the first step to building a nice hobby of learning to play an instrument with your partner. You’ll never forget that it was bought for your 24th wedding anniversary and you can teach, encourage and work together as a team, just as you have for all of these years together.Having a musical instrument in the home can bring out your creative sides and give you something to work towards, and it might even have been a hobby earlier in your life or something you’ve always wished to do but haven’t gotten around to it yet. So, now’s the time to buy a trumpet, a piano, a guitar or something else musical.
Similarly with the traditional symbols and materials, there are no flowers associated with the 24th wedding anniversary gift, but that’s OK it just means you can have free reign in buying a beautiful bunch of flowers for your loved one that she really likes. If she prefers roses, tulips, lilies or if it’s spring, then daffodils might be a great choice for her.
When it comes to buying the 24th wedding anniversary gift, then you could opt for the gemstone that is connected to the date which is tanzanite. Tanzanite is the rare gem that hails from the hills of Tanzania in Africa, and is stunning with its blue and purple look. Being from the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, it’s an exotic and unique gem that looks wonderful either on its own or as part of a necklace, ring or earrings.Tanzanite in it’s natural form is a rather dull shade of grey and is a rather uninteresting stone however when heat treated it turns into vivid shades of Violet or indigo. The larger stones with the more vibrant and clear are the ones that can achieve very high prices. When choosing higher value tanzinate gemstones you need to also ask if the stone is cobalt coated which is done to enhance stones with poor color.
The 24 year Anniversary Facts and Figures
On the 24th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 8,760 days or 210,240 hours or 12,614,400 minutes which is over 756 million seconds!
During this time you would have shared, on average, over 65,700 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 7 years, 6 months; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 50,745 hours which is about 5 years, 10 months. You would have by now shared about 19,100 meals together which equates to approximately 1 year, 3 months of continuous eating!
The 24th year wedding anniversary is something that you can really make an effort with as it’s often overshadowed by the impending 25th year anniversary. Twenty-four years is still a fantastic amount of time to be married and it deserves to be celebrated in style. Don’t forget to buy some flowers, as even if there are no specific ones related, you can make a lovely gesture and buy some anyway. You could look forward to buying a musical instrument together or a pair to play together, and then buy music lessons for the type of instrument you buy. One thing is for sure, you’ll not forget the 24th wedding anniversary gift in a hurry!