Marriage Monday: Traditional Anniversary Gifts

{Celebrating 8 years}

Tomorrow my husband and I celebrate 8 years of marriage.  We have a tradition where we use the traditional gift material suggestions to buy our gifts for each other.

Year one was Paper.

Our budget was nothing, so we got to be creative.

 

I had the super talented Kathryn Murray write out our vows in calligraphy and he handmade origami flowers from special pictures and notes he had written me.  

I had the super talented Kathryn Murray write out our vows in calligraphy and he handmade origami flowers from special pictures and notes he had written me.  

Year 5 was wood.

    

I got him a bottle of Woodford Reserve, admittedly a bit of a stretch. 

I got him a bottle of Woodford Reserve, admittedly a bit of a stretch. 

He got me a lovely WeWood watch

He got me a lovely WeWood watch

Year 8 is Bronze

This is what I have been dreaming of... 

 

Pivot Brass Sconces

Pivot Brass Sconces

House numbers from Target

House numbers from Target

Bronze and Glass coffe table from Horchow

Bronze and Glass coffe table from Horchow

No matter what our budget has been or will be, giving thoughtful and creative gifts has been a fun, though at times challenging (finding something nice for the 4th fruit/flower present for a man wasn’t easy), tradition for us.  

What are some of your anniversary traditions?

 

XOXO, 

Sara