There are personal events which are life-changing, and perhaps one
of the most important is getting married. It is human nature to
celebrate the longevity of such events yearly as the same date comes
around again each year. And this is why the wedding anniversary
is such an institution.
It might be argued with a certain cynicism that the celebration
is a "wow, they made it to another year" a view
which becomes less "surprised" as the years go on.
Hence the early years seem more important, and later only the major
landmarks are noted. Until once past the fifty years the surprise
comes back the surprise that they are both still alive.
But without the cynicism celebrating something happy is a good
thing. So with that in mind we have details of the various celebrations
for wedding anniversaries, a history of the different materials
associated with each year, and ideas for wedding anniversary gifts,
plus ideas and poems for the wedding anniversary party.
Traditional names for the anniversary:
In the right hand column are the traditional items associated
with each wedding anniversary year.
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