Anniversary Symbols And Colors By Year
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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.
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.
1st Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: PaperModern Symbol: ClockColor: YellowFlower: PansyGem: Mother of Pearl
2nd Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: Cotton or StrawModern Symbol: ChinaColor: Linen WhiteFlower: CosmosGem: Garnet
3rd Wedding Anniversary-Traditional Symbol: LeatherModern Symbol: Crystal or GlassColor: Light BrownFlower: FuchsiaGem: Moonstone
4th Wedding Anniversary- Traditional Symbol: Flowers, Fruits, BooksModern Symbol: Silk or LinenColor: GreenFlower: GeraniumGem: Blue Topaz
5th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: WoodModern Symbol: SilverwareColor: TurquoiseFlower: DaisiesGem: Rose Quartz
6th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: WoodModern Symbol: SilverwareColor: TurquoiseFlower: DaisiesGem: Amethyst
7th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: CopperModern Symbol: Desk SetColor: Off-whiteFlower: Jack-in-the-pulpitGem: Yellow sapphire or Onyx
8th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: Pottery or BronzeModern Symbol: Linen and LaceColor: BronzeFlower: ClematisGem: Tourmaline
9th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: Willow or PotteryModern Symbol: LeatherColor: TerracottaFlower: PoppyGem: Lapis Lazul
10th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: AluminumModern Symbol: Diamond jewelryColor: SilverFlower: DaffodilsGem: Blue Sapphire, Diamond
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: Turquiose
12th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: Silk and LinenModern Symbol: Colored Gems or PearlsColor: Oyster WhiteFlower: PeonyGem: Jade
13th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: LaceModern Symbol: Faux FurColor: WhiteFlower: HollyhockGem: Citrine
14th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: IvoryModern Symbol: Gold JewelryColor: IvoryFlower: DahliaGem: Opal
15th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: CrystalModern Symbol: WatchesColor: Ruby RedFlower: RoseGem: Rhodolite Garnet
20th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: ChinaModern Symbol: PlatinumColor: Emerald GreenFlower: Day LilyGem: Emerald
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: SilverModern Symbol: SilverColor: SilverFlower: IrisGem: Silver or Green Garnet
30th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: PearlModern Symbol: DiamondColor: GreenFlower: LilyGem: Pearl
35th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: CoralModern Symbol: JadeColor: CoralFlower: Red RosesGem: Coral
40th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: RubyModern Symbol: RubyColor: Ruby RedFlower: NasturtiumGem: Ruby
45th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: SapphireModern Symbol: SapphireColor: Sapphire RedFlower: any bouquet of flowers of blue, orange, yellow, pink and purpleGem: Sapphire
50th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: goldModern Symbol: goldColor: goldFlower: violetGem: Golden
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.
55th Wedding Anniversary--Traditional Symbol: EmeraldModern Symbol: EmeraldColor: Emerald GreenFlower: Bouquet of flowersGem: Alexandrite
60th Wedding AnniversaryTraditional Symbol: DiamondModern Symbol: GoldColor: WhiteFlower: Bouquet of flowersGem: Star Ruby or Diamond
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
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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