Anniversary Celebration Ideas
Your wedding anniversary is a great time to celebrate your relationship, lovingly remember the past, and look forward to your future together. Give your anniversary the wonderful attention it is entitled to by making a big deal of the day. These anniversary celebration tips will help to ensure your special occasion memorable and romantic.
You know the old practice of storing the top tier of the wedding cake to eat on the first anniversary? It is a time honored ritual, yet who really wishes to eat a piece of cake that has been wasting away in the rear of the fridge freezer for the past twelve months. A great rite to begin on your first wedding anniversary is to order a small cake in the identical flavor as your wedding cake. Shoot ahead and save the top tier to open on your anniversary, but then eat the fresh cake with your sweetie. Shopping for a mini cake to share is a great thing to do each year on your wedding anniversary. Get a nice bottle of Champagne to go with it, and toast to the good times you have shared, and the good times still to come.
Jewelry is always a marvelous gift for a special occasion. A splendid way for a husband to show his wife how much she means to him on their anniversary is to treat her to a special piece of jewelry. Or, he can take his wife out to a fancy restaurant for a sumptuous anniversary dinner, and then just "happen" to stroll by that Raleigh jewelry store after the meal.
Sometimes the most meaningful anniversary gifts are labors of love. A lovely idea is to assemble a collection of your favorite photographs taken in the year since your last anniversary. Download them to one of the online photo sites and have a small book made with all of the pictures printed in it. These little books are quite affordable, and very charming. This would be a marvelous tradition to begin on your first wedding anniversary, and to do for each anniversary that follows. What a great record you will have of all the vacations, family moments, and other events in your married life!
When a person is stumped for a really good anniversary gift, a good place to get inspiration is the traditional lists of anniversary gifts for each year. Use the list as a starting off point, and then put a personal spin on it. The traditional first anniversary gift is paper; contemplate all the things that could mean: website tickets to a play, the travel plan for a fabulous holiday retreat, or a museum membership card. The possibilities are unlimited, as long as you keep the interests of your spouse in mind as your guide.
Remember that experiences are a wonderful way to honor an anniversary. You could go camping, plant a back garden together, go skydiving, or send the kids to the grandparents and enjoy a quiet weekend alone. As long as you are together, your anniversary is sure to be very special.
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