Do you celebrate other family member's anniversaries?

posted 2 years ago in Family
  • poll: Do you celebrate anniversaries with your family?
    Yes : (7 votes)
    18 %
    No : (25 votes)
    66 %
    Other : (6 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 2
    1362 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

    Nope. I can understand milestone anniversaries (like the 30th), but every anniversary?  Nope!

    Post # 3
    528 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - Columbia, SC

    Jw1724:  Only my parents and only special ones like 25th, the next one will be there 50th in 14 years. I don’t even give them a gift on their anniversary. Just like I would not expect gifts from them on mine. 

    Post # 4
    4654 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Jw1724:  Just the milestones and then I send a card every year to my parents.

    Post # 5
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Nope. Nobody in my family celebrates them. We don’t even have vow renewals. My parents are having their 36th anniversary this year and they’ve never done anything except maybe between the 2 of them.

    Post # 6
    5800 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Fi usually calls his parents on their anniversary or at least within a week or two when he remembers it’s their anniversary (lol) but that’s it. 

    Post # 7
    1678 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We don’t do things for siblings’ anniversaries except send well wishes. Our parents are a bit different because they are near holidays- his parents’ anniversary is New Year’s Day, so we’ll often just go over to their house and his mom has made dinner or ordered some take out for everyone. It’s super low key and we typically play board games or something all together. It’s not mandatory, but kind of a tradition now. My parents’ anniversary is around Memorial Day, so someone has a cookout on my side has a cookout and we get together that way. Again, not mandatory, but just nice. It’s weird that your MIL is being so demanding about this. I think your DH will be able to tell her it’s not happening by explaining the overtime thing. She’ll have to get over it.

    Post # 8
    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Not really. We celebrate the big ones. We would celebrate my grandparents anniversaries together. They liked taking the whole family out for dinner. Plus, as they got older and my grandfather got sick, you never knew if it would be the last anniversary that you would celebrate. We took advantage of any opportunity/excuse we all had to get together.

    Post # 9
    77 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think my sister and I have always celebrated our parents’ anniversary with them. So some people do it!

    Post # 11
    760 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

    I voted yes before reading your post . . . In your situation I’d say no. I voted yes because my husband and I got married this summer one day before his brother and sister-in-law’s one year anniversary, and we are planning to celebrate all together every year.

    Post # 12
    8390 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Jw1724:  When my FIL was alive, we would celebrate with them if we were in the area (we live several states away), otherwise we’d just send a card and call.  My parents never celebrated their anniversary and ended up divorced, so it just wasn’t a “thing.”

    Post # 13
    6457 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We get together to celebrate milestones but most years we just send a card and call.

    Post # 14
    724 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    No, I don’t even give cards.  Their anniversaries are their business, IMO.

    My mom makes a big deal about her parents’ anniversary, and sends a card for my sister’s, but personally, I think it is silly.

    Post # 15
    2083 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014


    Jw1724:  No way. Your MIL is taking it too far. 30th anniversary or other milestones…absolutely! But every year having to get together? Forget it. She sounds like she’s very important to herself.

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