Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Traditional & Contemporary Anniversary Gifts

With today being the 9 year mark of my friend Amy's anniversary, I thought I would post something in regards to Traditional vs Contemporary Anniversary gifts. I personally have always tried to follow the traditional gift giving tables when it comes to my dear hubby. He has received some mighty odd things (we've only been married for 5 years). You should always try to be creative and think outside of the box a bit. See the chart below

Year Traditional Contemporary
1st Paper Clocks
Had a personalized
book made with Keith & I
being the main characters
2nd Cotton China
Made a t-shirt with a
preggo lady and a man
on it (see photo on bottom of this blog)

3rd Leather Crystal/Glass
Got him a belt
4th Fruit/Flowers Appliances
Edible Arrangement
5th Wood Silverware
Bar-B-Q Brander
6th Candy/Iron Wood
7th Wool/Copper Desk Sets
8th Bronze/Potter Linens/Lace
9th Pottery/Willow Leather
10th Tin/Aluminum Diamond Jewelry
11th Steel Fashion Jewelry
12th Silk Linen
13th Lace Textiles/Furs
14th Ivory Gold Jewelry
15th Crystal Watches
20th China Platinum
25th Silver Silver
30th Pearl Diamond
35th Coral Jade
40th Ruby Ruby
45th Sapphire Sapphire
50th Gold Gold
55th Emerald Emerald
60th Diamond Diamond

Each year I know Keith waits in complete anticipation as to see what on earth he will be getting! I have never clued him in as to how I got my ideas or where it comes from. I think my favorite so far though was the T-Shirt I made for him. I simply drew a picture of what I wanted to depict on PaintBrush (MS) and printed it onto an Iron On sticky. He was so puzzled. See photo below

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