This is purely a personal post to celebrate that this day, seven years ago, I married my wonderful man!
We like to try and give each other gifts associated with the traditional presents for each year of marriage. So here is run down (if I can remember….) of what we have had to date. I would also like to point out that he is far better gift buyer than I am!
First – Cotton…..we skipped this and Jim gave me a ring I with New Zealand Green Stone set in it.
Second – Paper – a card and a wonderful meal out in Sydney.
Third – Leather – Gloves and a meal in the OXO Tower, London
Fourth – Flowers – Silver flower earrings bought in Greenwich Market where we got our Wedding Rings
Fifth – Wood – An Antique jewellery box
Sixth – Sweet – A new handbag filled with chocolates from Hotel Chocolate
Seventh – Wool….
As I have written this post in advance of the evening celebration, I don’t know what his gift is yet but I do know that I am rather pleased with my gift! See Facebook to find out what it was.
The 7th year gift of wool is to symbolise the warmth and love in your relationship. It is also said to be the lucky year and to celebrate finding each each other. No mention anywhere of the 7 year itch….which is lucky I guess. Apparently Roman brides touched their threshold of their new home with wool which brought luck.
The orgin of wedding anniversaries stems back to the Holy Roman Empire. This is when it was said that husbands crowned their wives with a silver wreath on their 25th Wedding anniversary and a gold wreath on their 50th celebration. Imagine a whole wreath made out of gold?! In the 20th century, commercialism brought additional anniversary gifts that we see today.
Do you celebrate your anniversaries with gifts? Do leave ideas for people of what you got for the year your were married.
As it is the weekend, we have childcare, I can’t wait to have a night out with the most supportive, wonderful husband a girl could wish for! Thanks Mr T for picking me. x