Congratulations to “Mr. and Mrs. H”! – (My significant other “C’s” mom and dad)


Yesterday they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of their vows in the same church where they were married (even had one of the same altar servers!).



Nearly 100 of their family and friends gathered to wish them well –


It was really beautiful – and really stresses what a milestone and example they are to other married couples.


Congrats “Mr. and Mrs. H” and thanks for including me in such a great day!

While they asked that in lieu of gifts a donation be made to their favorite charity it still brought up conversations of traditional anniversary gifts.


Here is a list of the traditional gifts for anniversaries and some modern suggestions.
              Traditional                   Modern 
1st          Paper                           Clocks
2nd         Cotton                         China
3rd          Leather                        Crystal, Glass
4th          Linen (Silk)                   Appliances
5th          Wood                          Silverware
6th          Iron                             Wood objects
7th          Wool                            Desk sets
8th          Bronze                         Linens, Lace
9th          Pottery (China)              Leather goods
10th        Tin, Aluminum                Diamond