I LOVE celebrating our wedding anniversary each June with my hubby. It’s such an amazing time to reflect on our past year of marriage together, dream big for our future, and to honor one another and our marriage on such a meaningful day.
Part of my love language is gift giving, so my hubby and I started following the traditional/modern wedding anniversary gift themes on our first anniversary and have ever since! After researching anniversary gift traditions on the Hallmark website, I found that the traditional vs. modern anniversary gift themes for your first five anniversaries are…
Traditional vs. Modern
- 1st Anniversary – Paper vs. Clocks
- 2nd Anniversary – Cotton vs. China
- 3rd Anniversary – Leather vs. Crystal/Glass
- 4th Anniversary – Fruit/Flowers vs. Appliances
- 5th Anniversary – Wood vs. Silverware
Another FUN tradition we honor together is to have an anniversary photography session every year. I just get giddy even thinking about looking back on these photos of the two of us 20, 30, 40, and even 50 years from now. How we change, grow, and the testament of our marriage. My heart could explode!
And while gifts (and even anniversary trips) are wonderful, I also think celebrating your anniversary can be as simple as a sweet handwritten card, dinner out or in, or even sharing a glass or two of wine together. Celebrating your wedding anniversary never has to be extravagant, but it should always be meaningful and FULL of love!
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