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The Wood Wedding Anniversary

Weddings are definitely a cause for celebration. There’s all sorts of traditions to adhere to, such as the bouquet toss, drunk best man speeches, sappy first dance love songs, and so on and so forth. You would think that after all that merry-making and hullabaloo that the festivities would stop there. Every anniversary would just be an excuse to have an expensive steak dinner.

BUT. The ball doesn’t stop rolling after the wedding. I’m talking about traditional wedding anniversary gifts. And what, in good graces, are those about?

Back in the days of the Roman Empire, husbands would give silver laurel wreaths to their wives on their 25th wedding anniversary, and then a gold one on their 50th. It’s grown since then, especially in England, when the king himself would send well-wishes to couples on their 50th, 60th, and 70th wedding anniversary. Today, you can ask for a greeting from the President any anniversary after your 50th. Fancy that.

As the times progressed and the markets changed, every anniversary soon received a symbolic gift that goes along with it. There’s the ol’ silver and gold, but also paper, tin (Why??), cotton, clocks, sugar,  diamond, and lace. But today, we’re only going to talk about the Wood Anniversary. Traditionally, it’s the fifth wedding anniversary.

When that time rolls around, it’s not a bad idea to give our Fine Art wood prints a try. We’ve got lots to choose from your favorite artists, or perhaps ones that your significant other admires. There’s also the option to customize your own wood print entirely! Upload a picture from Facebook or Instagram: selfies, funny poses, or stylized photos of the two of you together. Upload a wedding picture or maybe a Throwback Thursday portrait from high school. Whichever you prefer, reset assured that it’ll look fabulous on a wood print. We have prints available in various sizes, but also an new addition: the wooden sign.With wooden signs, you can create a custom cut print: no more squares and rectangles, just fun shapes and sizes.

Check out our wooden signs page, and see how you can declare your undying love to the world! At least until the next year, when you have to figure out what to get for the Iron Anniversary...seriously?

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