History tells all _ We talk about a diamond anniversary th), golden ࿒th) and silver ྐྵth) and so much of it stems from traditions started hundreds of years ago. A man would crown his wife with a silver or gold wreath on their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary. Today, like many other traditions, commercial interests have jumped aboard the bandwagon. In 1937 the main Jewellery Association in the United States “invented” the specific gifts for every year. So, now retailers happily tell us that your first wedding anniversary requires a gift of paper; the second cotton, third leather, fourth silk and the fifth wood. On a more serious note, the rules about the type of gift have, in the main, been re_invented for commercial purposes. Obviously, the 25, 50 and 60 year anniversaries are most important and tradition probably demands you follow the tradition. But for the others, use your imagination and always remember that it's the thought that counts.
Whoever came up with the concept of anniversary gifts by the number of years married was a genius. Enough of having to scratch your head over and over about what to gift the couple, we say. What with it being horribly confusing and all. Let's nip that one right in the bud and present to you a list of the traditional gifts that each married year represents. Then again, why just for others? The couple is also quite likely to want a choice to make when it comes to gifting each other. No more wondering what to gift him, her or them, instead, simply refer to the list provided below and go right ahead and gift that perfect gift. Simple and efficient if you ask me. Read, read...and take notes.