Sunday, February 15, 2004

Wedding Anniversary

Married persons who regard their marriage as important may mark the anniversary of their wedding in some special way.

Broader groups in society, especially the families, and even more especially the children of such a couple, may help to celebrate such occasions.

Wedding Anniversaries

25th anniversary: silver
30th anniversary: pearl
35th anniversary: coral
40th anniversary: ruby
45th anniversary: sapphire
50th anniversary: gold
55th anniversary: emerald
60th anniversary: diamond

A sample of a slightly more ambitious (but less-widely recognised) list, exhibits the practicality of certain cheap but frequent gifts in the early years of marriage, combined with the ratchetting up of value:

1 paper
2 cotton
3 leather
4 linen
5 wood
6 iron
7 wool
8 bronze
9 pottery
10 tin
11 steel
12 silk
13 lace
14 ivory
15 crystal
20 chinaware
25 silver
30 pearl
35 coral
40 ruby
45 sapphire
50 gold
55 emerald
60 diamond
65 blue sapphire
70 platinum