Friday, April 13, 2007

Wedding Anniversaries

A rose is as sweet even if it's not called a rose. Romeo is still smitten and head over heels in love with Juliet, even if she is known as Piglet. I mean, well, you get the drift.

Yet, we all know that names give us an identity. So, we also name anniversaries, so that we can proudly announce to the world that "Me and my honey is celebrating our Crystal Wedding Anniversary!"

Part of the fun comes from your friends' gaping look, though mostly from the fact that you have spent fifteen years in marriage with a special someone, and your relationship is still going on strong, and loving.

Alright, for the first post in this treasure hunt, I'll give you the names for all the wedding anniversaries so that in future, you'll know what present you can ask from your husband ya ;)

Year

Traditional

Modern

1st

Paper

Clocks

2nd

Cotton

China

3rd

Leather

Crystal, Glass

4th

Linen (Silk)

Appliances

5th

Wood

Silverware

6th

Iron

Wood objects

7th

Wool (Copper)

Desk sets

8th

Bronze

Linens, Lace

9th

Pottery (China)

Leather goods

10th

Tin, Aluminum

Diamond

11th

Steel

Fashion jewelry

12th

Silk

Pearls, Colored gems

13th

Lace

Textiles, Furs

14th

Ivory

Gold jewelry

15th

Crystal

Watches

16th


Silver holloware

17th


Furniture

18th


Porcelain

19th


Bronze

20th

China

Platinum

21st


Brass, Nickel

22nd


Copper

23rd


Silver plate

24th


Musical instruments

25th

Silver

Sterling silver

26th


Original pictures

27th


Sculpture

28th


Orchids

29th


New furniture

30th

Pearl

Diamond

31st


Timepieces

32nd


Conveyances (e.g., automobiles)

33rd


Amethyst

34th


Opal

35th

Coral (Jade)

Jade

36th


Bone china

37th


Alabaster

38th


Beryl, Tourmaline

39th


Lace

40th

Ruby

Ruby

41st


Land

42nd


Improved real estate

43rd


Travel

44th


Groceries

45th

Sapphire

Sapphire

46th


Original poetry tribute

47th


Books

48th


Optical goods (e.g., telescope, microscope)

49th


Luxuries, any kind

50th

Gold

Gold

55th

Emerald

Emerald

60th

Diamond

Diamond

75th

Diamonds, Diamondlike stones, gold


80th


Diamond, Pearl

85th


Diamond, Sapphire

90th


Diamond, Emerald

95th


Diamond, Ruby

100th


10-carat Diamond

Source: Chicago Public Library

Yes, they were given a name for a reason, as that's also the type of gift you can give to your loved one on that special year.

In a fast-paced society like now, we can't wait till the 60th year for the diamond. So, maybe if we get it even before the 1st, and one each year thereafter, chances of the loving marriage to see it's 100th anniversary looks pretty high, if we are still breathing in thiw world. :)

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2 Comments:

Anonymous stanmoong said...

100th anniversary gift looks kinda expensive!

June 18, 2007 at 11:50 PM  
Blogger kloudiia said...

Well, it speaks of the length of the marriage! haha :D

June 19, 2007 at 12:06 AM  

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