The Best Gifts for a 2nd Wedding Anniversary 2020

Why Cotton for the Second Anniversary?

Cotton is the material which symbolises the second wedding anniversary, a celebration which is often overlooked, following the excitement of the first year. Cotton is a strong and flexible material, and can be seen to represent a couple beginning to “twine” together, the marriage itself becoming stronger after two years.

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Bronze Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas for a Unique Celebration

Why is Bronze the Symbol for the Eighth Anniversary?

As bronze is an amalgamation of tin and copper, so it can be seen that marriage is the joining of two people, who together are stronger. It represents the strength that has been achieved over eight years, combining time and perseverance. Bronze is said to have healing powers and can symbolise the healthy state of marriage, overcoming any challenges and obstacles by working together as a couple. As bronze today is mainly used for electrical connectors, it’s hardly the most romantic of materials!

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Wool Wedding Anniversary Gifts for a Special Couple

Wool Wedding Anniversary Gifts for a Special Couple

The approach of a full seven years of marriage can seem somewhat daunting, and in my conclusion to this article, you can find out why! Assuming, however, that all is well, and you are looking for wool wedding anniversary gifts for a special couple, then I have some ideas and suggestions for you. If you are not thrilled at the thought of giving a woollen gift, which can be seen as a little dull, then you have the option of flower and gemstone symbols for further inspiration. If you are looking for something unusual and undoubtedly memorable, then the afternoon tea experience as detailed below may well appeal.

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How to Celebrate a Wedding Anniversary

The third anniversary is symbolised by the stunning moonstone, which is found easily as a jewellery item, may be somewhat difficult to source as a more unusual gift. It belongs to the family of feldspars and can be found in a variety of colours including blue, green and yellow. The soft glowing sheen of the moonstone is actually called adularescence, with the rainbow variety being the most sought after.

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Sunflower Gift Ideas for a Third Anniversary

Sunflower Gift Ideas for a Third Anniversary

The sunflower is a favourite theme for decorating many items, making it easy to choose something appropriate and suitable, no matter what your budget or taste. The first thing that springs to my mind when thinking of sunflowers is the series of paintings by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh. Unfortunately, he is better known for severing his own ear and his psychotic episodes, culminating in his suicide at the age of 37. After that happy story, here are my favourite sunflower gift ideas for a third anniversary!

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What is a Five Year Anniversary Gift?

Five years is the first big milestone when it comes to celebrating a marriage and anniversaries. It is one of the few anniversaries where the traditional gift is the same. This is regardless as to what part of the world you are from. In this case, wood is the symbol for five years. The tradition began with the cutting of a piece of wood on the actual anniversary date. This was for crafting into an article for the lucky wife. Today, there are plenty of gift ideas for a five-year wedding anniversary. Here I offer some suggestions and interesting facts.

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What is the Traditional First Anniversary Gift?

Are you searching for the perfect gift for a happy couple? Or something to help commemorate the event with your other half? I have some suggestions for all tastes and budgets. The symbol of the first wedding anniversary is paper. Although there are some interesting ideas on this theme, it may not be for everyone. It is also represented by its own flower, the carnation and a gemstone, mother of pearl. These options are covered elsewhere on my website, but here I am concentrating on the best first-anniversary gifts in 2020.

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Hydrangea Themed Ideas for a Wedding Anniversary

Hydrangea Themed Gifts for a Wedding Anniversary
Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

When searching for gifts with a flower theme relating to one particularly anniversary, the choice can sometimes be overwhelming. With regard to the fourth wedding anniversary, the symbolic flower is the hydrangea. This theme is available on lots of homeware items. Its colour ranges from pale blue to pink and is due to the level of acidity in the soil.

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How to Celebrate a Wedding Anniversary

How to Celebrate a Linen Wedding Anniversary

Linen represents the fourth wedding anniversary, and it is relatively easy to choose a suitable gift. Many items are available in this versatile material. Perhaps you yourself are celebrating a linen wedding anniversary. Or you are looking for a gift for friends or family. You are sure to find some ideas here. Of course, you could also use this opportunity to purchase an item with the relevant flower or gemstone. This would be a thoughtful touch.

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