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Sail Away, Sail Away, Sail Away

February 21, 2011

B and I had a chat the other day about what we would like to do for our wedding anniversaries.  We’re just over five months away from our first one (holy cheese on a cracker, where did that year go?!), so we thought we should talk about what kinds of anniversary traditions we would like to start.

The first one we had agreed on months ago.  We want to do the traditional anniversary gifts, the first one being paper.  The traditional gift list is as follows:

1 – Paper

2 – Cotton

3 – Leather

4 – Linen, Silk

5 – Wood

6 – Iron

7 – Wool / Copper

8 – Bronze

9 – Pottery

10 – Tin / Aluminum

15 – Crystal

20 – China

25 – Silver

30 – Pearl

35 – Coral / Jade

40 – Ruby

45 – Sapphire

50 – Gold

I’m not going to lie; I already have his gift picked out.  I have for months.  Paper isn’t the easiest gift to come up with and be super creative, so I wanted to give myself lots of time.  Mission accomplished!  Let’s just hope he likes it.

The second decision we made was to put a focus on travel.  With our wedding anniversary in the middle of the summer and me being a teacher, it’s the perfect time to see some sights.  Yeah, we know it’s also prime travel season, but whatever.  We still want to get out and see the world!  While there are bound to be years where we can’t travel far (like this one), we still want to change our scenery and visit a new location.  Our plan for this year is to do a stay-cation on our anniversary weekend and visit Mt. Katahdin, the highest peak in Maine.  We have turned into hiking buffs (okay, more like walking through nature with some form of incline and a bottle of water) and would like to continue that on our stay-cation.  Throw in an adorable bed and breakfast and some photo opps and you have the perfect first anniversary vacation.

We have a larger list of places we would like to go, too, like Niagara Falls, New Orleans, Mt. Rushmore, Disneyland, Harry Potter World, Northern Europe, Greece, Australia, Ireland, England, Mexico, and tons of others.  We’re clearly not made of money, but we certainly can plan and save like we did for our wedding.  We can save and plan and save and plan and save and save and save and then plan some more.  It may take some time, but going to these places with B will be totally worth it.

What are your plans for anniversaries?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 23, 2011 7:31 pm

    Wow – I am so impressed with your planning! My husband and I are terrible at anniversary gifts. We usually just go out to dinner. But both years he has bought me flowers that look like my wedding bouquet, which I LOVE.

  2. February 25, 2011 1:57 am

    i’m in the process of planning our first anniversary… which brings me to the next question: what are you and B doing the first week of august? 😀

    • February 25, 2011 4:10 am

      The weekend of August 5 would work awesome! I’m out in Washington with Alana during the week, and I’ll be back in time for the weekend! I want/need/must see you sooner than that though, wifer!

      • February 25, 2011 4:57 am

        oh obviously we will see each other sooner, but i’m thinking beach house on the cape for that week/weekend! i’ve already found some delightful and cheap options.

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