Anniversary Traditions

posted 7 months ago in Married Life
Post # 2
4470 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We have a few traditions. 

(1) We do the traditional year gift (paper, cotton, etc.) – the rule is it has to at least be part of the gift. For example, for our wooden anniversary, he got me a globe on a wooden stand.

(2) We take a photo together with the year number (1, 2, 3, etc.). We’ve done the number different ways – mailbox number, posterboard, number candle, whatever we can find.

(3) We try to get away, even if it’s just to a local hotel for the weekend. It lets use focus on each other and not worry about things aroudn the house that need done like dishes and laundry. Sometimes we travel, sometimes it’s local.

Post # 4
3301 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

We’ve only had one anniversary, but we’ve already discussed how we want to spend our future ones. We don’t do gifts for our anniversary. We do gifts for Christmas and birthdays so we don’t need yet another gift giving occasion. We get each other cards and take a vacation to a place neither one of us has vacationed before. I just booked our 2020 anniversary trip. I love that every anniversary is a new adventure, on top of being a special occasion. 

Post # 5
4994 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

We pretty much always go on a trip to celebrate anniversaries, we aren’t gift people so the most we might exchange is a card and then we either do a European city break or we just go to a country hotel for a nice night away.

Post # 6
308 posts
Helper bee

Every year we go to Niagara Falls. We get an expensive suite, couples massages and have an expensive dinner. Then we go to the Casino and blow a few bucks…lol.

It’s just a time for us to unplug and reconnect. Since we got engaged there, it holds a soft spot in our hearts.

Post # 8
5131 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

We were married on Christmas, so every year we get a new ornament in the traditional gift material. We also do a toast on Christmas in our wedding champagne flutes.

Post # 9
3721 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We make it a point to go to a restaurant we’ve never gone to before (usually a much nicer restaurant than casual weekend meals). This year our anniversary fell on Thanksgiving. We went to New Orleans (only an hour and a half from where we live) to have lunch in the French Quarter and then went to see the Saints game that evening. 

Post # 10
604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Weekend getaways seem to be our tradition! Especially now that we have a kid, it’s super important to us to take some time just for the two of us to relax and reconnect <3

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