A wedding anniversary is a special celebration for a couple. For many years, back to Emily Post in 1922, wedding anniversaries were celebrated with symbolic gifts such as paper and wood, all the way to silver, gold and diamonds. Though it's not understood exactly where the meaning originated for these traditional gifts, it is widely assumed that as the marriage progresses, the gifts increase in durability and worth. Obviously gold and diamonds are much more durable and valuable than paper or wood, though wood has a lovely symbolic meaning for the couple celebrating 5 years of wedded bliss. The wooden wedding anniversary gift
is thought to represent the strength of a mighty tree, and the strength of the couple's relationship. After five years of marriage, the couple most likely has put down strong "roots" in the marriage, making it solid and able to weather any storm that may come its way. A strong tree has stood the test of time, just like the marriage will for many years.
When understanding the lovely meaning behind the wooden anniversary gift, the couple grasps the importance of finding just the right personalised wooden gifts for each other. It doesn't matter if you're looking for 5th anniversary gifts for him or 5th anniversary gifts for her, it's of utmost importance that the gifts symbolize the love you share and the stability and strength of your relationship. A special gift for the man in your life on your 5th anniversary might be a wooden picture frame, with a special picture of yourself, a desk organizer, wooden paperweight or a dresser valet. Most wooden gifts can be personalized to make them even more special and to mark this special milestone anniversary.
Wooden gifts for the lady in your life can be a special personalized cutting board, bread board or carving board. Some boards have beautiful wood grain patterns making them a work of natural art and something to be treasured for many years. A wooden engraved sign, wooden furniture, or even a wooden salad set are all other unique gifts that will enhance the strength of your relationship.
A special gift with meaning to you both, and something you can enjoy for years to come, is a tree. Planting a tree together on your 5th anniversary
is a symbol of the solid relationship you share. You'll be able to watch the tree flourish and 5 year anniversary grow over the years, just as your relationship will do. Taking the time to find just the right gift to celebrate your anniversary may take some thought, but it's an investment in your future, and worth the time you put into it. Marriage takes work, but given the time and attention it deserves, you'll both be celebrating your 50th anniversary one day, looking back at a lifetime filled with love and many memories.