Anniversary symbols have come about from all of the gift lists that have developed over the years. The symbols literally are the gifts and some of them originate as far back as the Middle Ages. From as long as there are records men and women have celebrated love and it's nice to be part of that tradition.
Go straight to your anniversary year to find out the symbols from each of the lists.
The 10th wedding anniversary is usually a milestone in a married couple's life. Ten years is ten years and it is an anniversary worth celebrating. Children might be a part of the equation now. "ME" time for the married couple might be somehow affected by the nitty-gritty of family life. Don't let the kids affect your celebration. Make them part of the celebration. Anniversary symbols are tin and diamonds!
The 15th and 20th anniversaries are important milestones too. These occasions are celebrated by the whole family as the couple's children are probably in their teens or late childhood already. Fifteen and twenty years of marriage are traditionally celebrated, though in a quiet and small scale way. The 25th wedding anniversary is commonly known as the silver wedding anniversary and the anniversary symbols are silver. In some countries, the 25th wedding anniversary is celebrated with a renewal of wedding vows.
The 50th wedding anniversary is truly a momentous event. Not every couple loves and are lucky enough to share half a century of married bliss. It is but fitting for the golden couple to renew their vows with their family and friends as witnesses. Anniversary symbols are gold.
70th Wedding Anniversary
75th Wedding Anniversary
The colors come from the colors of the traditional gifts and to make it easier to see we have put them together in their very own color wheel.
The funny thing about anniversary colors is that there are a number of duplicates, each anniversary does not have it's own distinct color. Quite a few are in different shades of white and this is because the anniversary colors are linked to the traditional and modern anniversary lists. The colors represent the gift of that year.
Take a look at the full list of anniversary colors and the meaning behind the colors.