Wedding Anniversary Symbols

Wedding Anniversary symbols, choose the perfect gift!

Sometimes when it comes to wedding anniversaries it can be difficult to know what symbol represents which anniversary. See the infographic below to find the perfect gift for your partner. It explains the traditional vs. modern symbols.

“The names of some anniversaries provide guidance for appropriate or traditional gifts for the spouses to give each other; if there is a party these can be brought by the guests or influence the theme or decoration. These gifts vary in different countries, but some years have well-established connections now common to most nations: 5th Wood, 10th Tin, 15th Crystal, 20th China, 25th Silver, 30th Pearl, 40th Ruby, 50th Gold, 60th Diamond, 70th Platinum. In English speaking countries the first, wooden, gift was cut on the day of celebration and then presented to the wife as a finished article before the next two-quarter days had passed. The tradition may have originated in medieval Germany where, if a married couple lived to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their wedding, the wife was presented by her friends and neighbours with a silver wreath to congratulate them for the good fortune that had prolonged the lives of the couple. Over time the number of symbols expanded and the German tradition came to assign gifts that had direct connections with each stage of married life. The symbols have changed over time.” – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedding_anniversary

Thanks to Loyes Diamonds in Dublin, Ireland for sharing the love.

 

Wedding Anniversary symbols

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