(Closed) Do you celebrate other family member's anniversaries?

posted 7 years ago in Family
  • poll: Do you celebrate anniversaries with your family?




  • Post # 16
    4031 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

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    Jw1724:  Nope. We celebrated the milestone 25th ten years ago, but that’s about it. We will celebrate their 50th when the time comes. I could not imagine a big get together every year for my own anniversary, let alone my parent’s. I’m not sure how I’ll feel about our wedding anniversary, but Fiance and I don’t really do anything big or crazy for our anniversaries to begin with. For our one year we went to a nice dinner and a movie, but after that, we just get takeout or go see a movie. No need to throw a parade. 

    However, I have a friend who celebrates all of her family’s anniversaries. She has actually declined on plans because it was her brother’s anniversary and the family had “plans.” Whatever floats your boat, but I am not down with that at all. 

    I send my parents a card and get them a little (or big–depending on the year) gift, but that’s about it. They do the same for me.

    Post # 17
    2500 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    Nope. My mom and close aunt wished me a happy anniversary by text but that’s it. Oh, and aside from my grandparents golden anniversary. 

    Post # 18
    4539 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013


    Nope. I guess I just find it odd unless it was a big one, like 50th or something. It’s their anniversary and really has nothing to do with me IMO. I think the most I’ve done was “like” a family member’s post on Facebook when they posted about it.

    Post # 19
    555 posts
    Busy bee

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    Jw1724:  For a milestone anniversary, sure (provided there’s a party or something planned). Every anniversary? No. It’s not a holiday or of any significance to anyone except the people in the relationship. 

    Post # 20
    6583 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We send cards. Even for my parent’s 40th which was last month.

    Post # 21
    3791 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    As a family and growing up. we’ve always gone out for supper for my parent’s anniversary each year. We (my sis and I) just get them a card – unless it’s a milestone anniversary, than we buy them something. I think I may have missed only a couple of their anniversaries where I didn’t go out to eat to eat with my parents.

    Since I’ve been with my Fiance, we’ve only celebrated special milestone anniversaries for his parents and siblings. Otherwise, you just wish them a happy one and call it good.

    Post # 22
    1391 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We had a big party for my parents’ 25th anniversary. But unless it’s a big milestone anniversary then no, we don’t get together for them. We celebrate on our own as couples.

    Post # 23
    39 posts
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    I responeded other – I grew up in a family where people don’t even remember other’s anniversaries.  But, I’m marrying into a family that goes all out for them, and requires cards and phone calls from everyone.  I had trouble getting it, and still do, as it is not my norm.  However, I get it and try to play along as best I can. 

    Post # 24
    202 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Big ones yes. Annually no.

    Post # 25
    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m with most on this, we celebrate anniversary milestones together, but thats it. Just a card maybe ad not even that sometimes. TBH I wouldn’t really expect anything (even a card) from anyone for mine. I celebrate with my husband and that’s enough  🙂

    <br />Your Mother-In-Law sounds a bit crazy… I might even boycott it jsut for that

    Post # 26
    153 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

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    Jw1724:  I’m with you, anniversaries are for the couple only. I wouldn’t even send a card or present – I’m not really sure I understand the point? (Unless it’s one of the big numbers – 20th, 30th, 40th etc). 

    I feel your pain though, my fiance’s family are into this. They want us to celebrate theirs and brother/sister in laws anniversary every year. It’s not a full on big party, but dinner etc. 

    Fiance and I feel the same on this, so we’ve been pretty strict on us not attending, despite the judgyness.

    I just don’t understand the point, we live furthest away, and it feels a touch gift grabby to me?

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