Giving gifts associated with anniversary year meanings is a romantic tradition. There are symbols that are traditional for each anniversary meaning up to 50 years. When you pay attention to wedding anniversary meanings, you can give a gift that is special and symbolic at the same time.
Here is the list of traditional anniversary year symbols for gift giving. This list will help you choose a gift that shows you know how long the marriage has lasted, and that you are in tune with romantic symbolism.
Included on this list are the traditional materials associated with each of the years designated. One wishing to give a gift with the materials has creative liberty to make something romantic from the choice material, or find a gift that uses the traditional gift symbol. For example, the first anniversary material is paper; one wouldn't give a blank piece of paper as a gift! Think of a paper-cut romantic scene that's framed, or a love poem written on handmade paper, and you're thinking of ways to make paper something romantic and memorable as a gift.
After the 20th anniversary, there are no traditional themes associated with anniversaries unless the number ends in five. There is no traditional material associated with the 65th anniversary.
You can't skimp on 50th anniversary centerpieces. This is a milestone celebration that requires centerpieces tailored to the special couple.
The best anniversary party ideas reflect a special time or a special event in the couple's life. Try these suggestions for a party that reflects the era when the couple fell in love.