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Wedding Anniversaries

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Once a year, a married man and a woman celebrate their commitment to one another on the Anniversary Date of their Wedding by exchanging gifts and celebrating together. It is customary for spouses to exchange gifts on Wedding Anniversaries made of certain materials depending upon which Anniversary is being celebrated. Each spouse, by Custom, gives a gift made of the material that is specified for the Anniversary Year. As an example, the 25th Wedding Anniversary is the Silver Anniversary so that each spouse exchanges a gift made of silver. There is general agreement with the list below under the heading: Traditional Wedding Gifts. In "modern" times many people have specified materials of differing substances or category. There is not universal agreement on "modern" gifts as is illustrated by the 2 lists below labeled: Modern1 and Modern2. There are many more lists in the "modern" category not shown here. It is safe for spouses to use the Traditional list if the Traditional Anniversary Gift Custom is to be observed. Truly it is the thought and the expression of love that counts here. Many spouses have fun picking out or making gifts of the traditional materials just to keep it interesting.

 
ANNIVERSARY TRADITIONAL GIFT MODERN 1 MODERN 2
       
1 Paper Clocks Plastic
2 Cotton China Calico
3 Leather Crystal/Glass Leather
4 Fruit/Flowers Appliances Linen/Silk/Nylon
5 Wood Silverware Wood
6 Candy/Iron Candy/Iron Wood
7 Wool/Copper Desk Sets Copper/Wool/Brass
8 Bronze/Pottery Bronze/Appliances Linens
9 Pottery/Willow Linen/Lace Leather
10 Tin/Aluminum Leather Diamond
11 Steel Jewelry Steel
12 Silk/Linen Pearls Silk/Linen
13 Lace Textiles/Furs Lace
14 Ivory Gold/Jewelry Ivory
15 Crystal Watches Glass
20 China Platinum China
25 Silver Silver Silver
30 Pearl Diamond Pearl/Cloisonne
35 Coral Jade Coral/Jade
40 Ruby Ruby Ruby/Garnet
45 Sapphire Sapphire Sapphire
50 Gold Gold Gold
55 Emerald Emerald Emerald/Turquoise
60 Diamond Diamond Diamond/Gold
75   Diamond Gold

"To achieve or accumulate anything of value we must be of single purpose."

This quote could not be truer in any situation than it is in marriage. For a man and woman to build a Family with loving children, a home, and all the accumulated wonderful memories; daily each spouse must go about the work of life with total commitment. Whether at work or play, the consistent thread must be loyalty and devotion to each other and their Family. The marriage relationship must be treasured above all else as the basis for creating the environment and conditions necessary to the achievement of "Family" on a permanent basis. Wedding Anniversaries are engulfed in Custom and Tradition. 

 

Traditions:

Freedom 
1.History

2.Flag
3.Declaration
4.Constitution
5.Bill of Rights
6.American Eagle

7.Ceremonies


Family
1.Weddings
2.Anniversaries
3.Family Meal
4.Window Candle
5.Children 
6.Yellow Ribbon 
7.Values 
8.Flowers 
9.The Recipe Box

American Culture
1.Holidays
2.Craftsmanship
3.Entrepreneurship
4.Leadership
5.Know-How
6.Competition
7.Cost of Living
8.Citizenship
9.Careers

 



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