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Anniversary Meanings

Hot from my 2nd year wedding anniversary (which was awesome), I was asked what the traditional gift for this occasion was and I didn’t have the answer.  I did some research and this is what I found.

♥ 1st Paper 2nd Cotton  3rd Leather  4th Linen  5th Wood  6th Iron  7th Wool  8th Bronze  9th Pottery  10th Tin  11th Steel  12th Silk  13th Lace  14th Ivory 15th Crystal 16th Topaz  17th Amethyst  18th Garnet  19th Aquamarine  20th China 21st Brass  22nd Copper  23rd Silver plate  24th Musical instruments  25th Silver  26th Original pictures  27th Sculpture  28th Orchids  29th New furniture  30th Pearl  31st Timepieces  32nd Conveyances (vehicles)  33rd Amethyst 34th Opal  35th Coral  36th Bone china  37th Alabaster ♥ 38th Beryl  39th Lace  40th Ruby  41st Land ♥ 42nd Real estate  43rd Travel  44th Groceries  45th Sapphire  46th Poetry  47th Books ♥ 48th Optical goods  49th Luxuries  50th Gold  55th Emerald  60th Diamond  70th Platinum  75th Diamond

Some of these I’d never heard of in particular, 44th groceries and 48th optical goods – these seem most unusual and somewhat comical.  Imagine getting a tin of baked beans to celebrate your 44th wedding anniversary – love it!

Penelope x x