Today is my 25th wedding anniversary. Whoda thought? I can still remember back to a time when I used to look at married couples who were celebrating a milestone number and thought, “They are SO old.” I spent some time going through our wedding photos, and man, did we look like we were too young to jump into this crazy thing called life together?
So in honor of making it to a milestone I thought I’d list a few of the ‘symbols’ for various years of marriage. 25th is silver, but I told the kids “no silver platter”. Hey, my brother and I did that for our parents (it was so Brady Bunch kids without the song and dance), and seriously? Who ever uses a silver serving platter?
The first year of marriage is paper, cotton or a clock. I’d avoid the clock because time is only going to speed up from here on. (Note about surviving 25 years: some days it feels like 50 years. Other days? Did I just meet this guy? Doesn’t seem like we’ve been together that long.)
The 4th anniversary suggest either linen and silk, or appliances. Guys, you’d better guess correctly on that one.
The 10th anniversary brings a tin or aluminium gift. And no, you can’t hand your significant other a can of Pepsi.
15th brings crystal. Hmm, I am seemingly lacking in crystal. Someone definitely missed that anniversary.
The 21st suggest brass or nickel. Depending on how good your sweetie has been to you over the years, he or she could end up with five cents to honor the day.
The 35th offers coral or jade. I’m looking forward to this one. Guess I’ll stick around a while longer to see how things pan out. 😉
The 60th suggests a yellow diamond, while the 75th suggests gold or diamonds. Heck, if you make it that far you deserve diamonds. Lots and lots of diamonds.
The list I checked goes all the way up to the 85th. The gift? Wine. Nope, no champagne. The bubbles might be too much for your dear old hearts to handle. Just keep it calm and gaze on into the sunset together, hand in hand, a sip of wine, and two hearts who withstood the trials, danced through the joys, and always, together.