Anniversary Gift Ideas – Remembering the Years Gone By
One of the most memorable days in the life of a married couple is their wedding anniversary. This is understandable given that this day "x" number of years ago was a moment in time when they were very much in love and very happy. The memories alone are enough to bring a smile to ones face despite the current circumstances surrounding the marriage.
Whether your wedding anniversary is 1 year, 5 years, 25 or 50 years its is indeed a feat of gargantuam proportions in modern times that requires a lavish celebration. Traditionally 25 years is regarded as the Silver Wedding anniversary and 50 years as the golden wedding anniversary and rightly so. These days however it seems 1 year should be a Golden anniversary.
There are currently two Diamond anniversaries celebrated, one at the traditional anniversary after 75 years of marriage. However in 1897 Queen Victoria celebrated her 60th anniversary since becoming Queen, and thus, 60 also became accepted as a Diamond anniversary. There is also a 100th anniversary, for those devoted souls dedicated enough to live to it, however, the longest recorded marriage lasted 81 years.
Of course every single year of marriage is considered to be a milestone and an appropriate gift must be given. Of course there are quite a few oldtimers with respect for traditions who strictly follow the theme of the anniversary year but still modern gift ideas are taking over.
The shift from traditional to modern wedding anniversary gifts continue with the use of technology as many people put together short family films of times gone by. Talking picture frames and photo-shopped pictures are among the modern anniversary gift ideas that seem to resonate well with most couples.
Gift baskets can be personal by filling it with items that bring back old memories, such as a pair of sunglasses, or an old toy that was special in times past. And gift baskets can also be sensual. Bath oils, scented candles and aromatic body lotions make perfect anniversary gift baskets. So go ahead and get that perfect gift for that special someone or two.
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