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ANNIVERSARY GIFTS

Below is a list of gifts traditionally associated with each year of marriage – According to TheWeddingAnniversarySite.com, “the practice of associating a symbol with marriage anniversaries dates back to the medieval period.”

In 1922, Emily Post wrote an etiquette book that applied meanings and designated gifts for the eight major anniversaries. This marked the beginning of the practice of giving gifts made from these symbolic materials.  “Jewelers of America expanded the list to include each year up to year 15 and  subsequently every five years until year 60.” 

Special Anniversary “Gifts”

 First ……………………………….. Cotton
Second …………………………….. Paper
Third ……………………………….. Leather
Fourth ……………………………… Silk or Flowers
Fifth ………………………………… Wood
Sixth ……………………………….. Sugar
Seventh ……………………………. Wool or Copper
Eighth ………………………………. Bronze
Ninth ……………………………….. Pottery
Tenth ……………………………….. Tin
Eleventh ……………………………. Steel
Twelfth ……………………………… Silk or Fine Linen
Thirteenth ………………………….. Lace
Fourteenth …………………………. Ivory
Fifteenth …………………………… Crystal
Twentieth ………………………….. China
Twenty-fifth ……………………….. Silver
Thirtieth ……………………………. Pearl
Thirty-fifth …………………………. Emerald
Fortieth …………………………….. Ruby
Fiftieth ……………………………… Gold
Fifty-fifth …………………………… Emerald
Sixtieth …………………………….. Diamond
Seventieth …………………………. Platinum
Seventy-fifth ………………………. Diamond

And remember, Eden Florist can incorporate any materials into a beautiful floral arrangement. Give us a call (954-981-5515) and let us help you “second that emotion.”  Anniversary flowers always make a perfect gift to give to anyone celebrating another year as husband and wife.