More than two decades of togetherness, understanding and love… Yes, the 25th wedding anniversary is one of the most special milestones in your relationship. It is time to celebrate a quarter of a century that the two of you have spent with each other.
Make sure the day is special and memorable for the two of you in the years to come, don’t just buy a card or flowers for your partner. The traditional gift associated with the 25th wedding anniversary is silver. It also the modern symbol for the occasion. Mark the momentous milestone with a classy silver gift such as gorgeous jewellery or keepsakes.
Read on to find out some unique ideas and symbols associated with the 25th wedding anniversary:
The practice of associating silver with the 25th wedding anniversary originated in the Germanic region of Europe, according to Hallmark.com. When a couple had been married for 25 years, the husband gives his wife a silver garland. It was a custom for friends to give a woman who had been married for 25 years, a wreath of silver. Due to its radiance and brilliance too, silver is associated with the 25th wedding anniversary. Other symbols associated include metallic shiny colours and the flower iris.
There are various gifts that you can pick out for your spouse in accordance with the theme of the wedding anniversary (i.e. silver). A silver watch and cufflinks are great gifts for men. Silver jewellery such as earrings, bracelets, necklaces are ideal for women. Other 25th wedding anniversary gift ideas would be silver photo frame and engraved silver luggage tags.
Renewal of Vows
A great way to celebrate a 25th wedding anniversary is to renew your wedding vows. It could be a private affair with just the two of you, or you could invite your family and friends for a recreation of your wedding ceremony. Just as you would send out invitations for your wedding 6-8 weeks in advance, do it for your vow renewal ceremony too. To add to the celebration, host a dinner and dance on your favourite songs over the years.
Making a Time Capsule
This is a perfect occasion to make a time capsule and revisit it several years later. Both of you must write down on a piece of paper the 25 things you adore about each other, your qualities and peculiarities. Read what the other has written and bury it in a place that holds significance for the two of you. You have now made a time capsule that you can visit 25 years from now, and dig it up, only to find out what your spouse loves most about you.
Personalized 25th Wedding Anniversary Gifts
There are several gifts that you could specially make for your partner on this joyous occasion. Some of them include CDs with songs from the era in which you got married, scrap book with memories collected over the years, poems written in ink and framed in silver. A creative personalized gift idea would be to make a family quilt with each square done by a member of the family. You could also decorate a big wish tree together. Paint a branch silver and decorate the tree with silver ornaments and ribbons. Put pictures of special moments in your journey on the tree along with gift certificates for events, traveler’s checks, birthday cards, etc.