Our Wedding Anniversary – What Do I Buy?

In ancient Rome husbands would crown their wives with a silver wreath on their 25th anniversary,  and a gold wreath on the 50th, thus making those milestones known as silver and golden anniversary.

Below I’ve listed the Traditional & Modern gift suggestions.

Below this list are ideas for gifts I think would be a lot of fun.

AnniversaryFlowerTraditional GiftModern Gift
1stPansyPaperClock
2ndCosmosCottonChina
3rdFuchsiaLeatherCrystal/ Glass
4thGeraniumFruit/ FlowersAppliances
5thDaisyWoodSilverware
6thCalla LilyCandyWood
7thJack-in-the-pulpitWoolDesk Sets
8thClematisPotteryLinen/ Lace
9thPoppiesWillowLeather
10thDaffodilsTin/ AluminumDiamond Jewelry
11thMorning GlorySteelFashion Jewelry
12thPeoniesSilk/ LinenPearls
13thHollyhockLaceTextiles/ Fur
14thDahliaIvory*Gold Jewelry
15thRosesCrystalWatches
20thDay LilyChinaPlatinum
25thIrisSilverSilver
30thSweet peaPearlDiamond
40thNasturtiumRubyRuby
50thVioletGoldGold

Significant Wedding Anniversaries

On request, the Prime Minister sends congratulatory certificates to Canadians celebrating 25th wedding anniversaries and up (at 5-year intervals).

The Queens congratulatory message are sent to those celebrating their diamond wedding (60th), 65th, 70th wedding anniversaries and every year thereafter. The message consists of a card containing a personalised message and come in a special envelope.

Roman Catholics may apply for a Papal Blessing.

1st Paper – a Night Out
2nd Cotton – Sweet Dreams
3rd Leather – Sharing our Dreams
4th Fruit or Flowers or Both
4th Fruit or Flowers or Both

5th Wood – Games Night
6th Candy – Chocolate Making Class at Decadence Chocolate
 7th Wool – visit a Sheep Farm
8th Pottery – plant a herb garden
9th Willow – Plan a Picnic
10th Aluminum –  Always with Me
11th Steel Drum Lessons
12th Silk Screen Painting Class
13th Lace Making in Burano, Italy
14th Ivory

15th Crystal – start planning your 25th Anniversary trip
20th Not Your Grandmother’s China
25th Silver – Forget the silver tray take a trip!
30th Pearl – Hello Hawaii
40th Ruby – Say “I do” all over again at a winery.
50th Gold – Gather the family together and plant a tree.

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