Anniversary Symbols And Colors By Year
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Ever wondered what all the Anniversary Symbols and colors are and their meanings? We have all of the years listed from all of the gift lists; traditional, modern, gemstones and even flowers. Click on the link to find out even more.
- The symbols and colors have come about from all of the gift lists that have developed over the years.
- 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.
Gift Ideas & Symbols For Your Anniversary
Go straight to your anniversary year to find out the symbols from each of the lists.
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When you are planning a party or trying to think of a theme then these symbols can really help you come up with the big idea. The great thing is that they will be linked to the year you are celebrating.
5th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: WoodModern Symbol: SilverwareColor: TurquoiseFlower: DaisiesGem: Rose QuartzMeaning: Wood represents your strength as a couple and how over the past five years you have grown the roots that will hold you strong together.
7th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: Copper gift ideasModern Symbol: Desk SetColor: Off-whiteFlower: Jack-in-the-pulpitGem: Yellow sapphire or OnyxMeaning: Copper is a mineral full of energy and known for its healing properties it represents how you are looking after each other.
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!
11th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: SteelModern Symbol: Fashion jewelryColor: TurquoiseFlower: Morning GloryGem: TurquioseMeaning: Steel is one of the strongest metals, showing the strength of both of you together.
12th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: Silk and LinenModern Symbol: Colored Gems or PearlsColor: Oyster WhiteFlower: PeonyGem: JadeMeaning: Silk and Linen are made of thousands of threads, their beauty is in how they come together. Your marriage has many threads, shared love, years, experiences and they are all holding you together.
13th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: LaceModern Symbol: Faux FurColor: WhiteFlower: HollyhockGem: CitrineMeaning: Lace represents beauty and your marriage is a thing of beauty and one to be treasured.
20th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: ChinaModern Symbol: PlatinumColor: Emerald GreenFlower: Day LilyGem: EmeraldMeaning: China represents how you need to look after your marriage, it is more beautiful when it is cared for.
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.
25th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: Silver gift ideasModern Symbol: SilverColor: SilverFlower: IrisGem: Silver or Green GarnetMeaning: Silver has always been a prized gift, it shines just like the two of you after twenty five years of marriage.
40th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: Ruby gift ideasModern Symbol: RubyColor: Ruby RedFlower: NasturtiumGem: RubyMeaning: Rubies represent passion and protection, there is a fire that burns brightly inside these stones, just like your marriage of forty years.
45th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: SapphireModern Symbol: SapphireColor: Sapphire RedFlower: any bouquet of flowers of blue, orange, yellow, pink and purpleGem: SapphireMeaning: Sapphires are the stone of wisdom, something that forty five years of marriage represents, the wisdom of time together and the knowledge of how important you are to each other.
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 symbol is gold.
55th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: EmeraldModern Symbol: EmeraldColor: Emerald GreenFlower: Bouquet of flowersGem: AlexandriteMeaning: Emeralds are the stone of lovers.
60th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: Diamond gift ideasModern Symbol: GoldColor: WhiteFlower: Bouquet of flowersGem: Star Ruby or DiamondMeaning: Nothing is stronger than diamonds, nothing can break you after sixty and seventy years of marriage.
70th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: DiamondModern Symbol: Platinum or IronColor: Diamond WhiteFlower: Bouquet of FlowersGem: Smoky Quartz
75th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: DiamondModern Symbol: DiamondColor: DiamondFlower: Bouquet of flowersGem: Diamond
80th Wedding Anniversary80 years are celebrated with oakMeaning: Wisdom and strength come with eighty years of marriage.
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.
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