Monday, October 02, 2006

Celebrating 1st wedding anniversary

I love October. It’s my favorite month for several reasons: college basketball starts, the weather begs for jeans and a T-shirt, and it’s the month of my wedding anniversary.

I plan on writing more about my anniversary when the time draws closer because I’ve got plenty to share about my first year of marriage. (Hint: it’s a lot of hard work!)

But since the big day is a good three weeks away (Oct. 22), it’s time to think about how to celebrate. I have no idea what present to get or what plans to make. I mean, when you’re dating someone, you celebrate Day 37 by writing an “I love you” note or picking out a rose at the Harris Teeter. How do you express: hey, you put up with my snoring for a year, and goodness gracious, we’re not filing for divorce?! Yippee!

With some quick research, I discovered the first year’s traditional wedding anniversary gift is paper. Last I checked, my husband isn’t a big fan of origami, and writing him a love letter would be sweet, but wouldn’t an email be so much quicker?

I’d love to know what ideas you have: how should my husband and I celebrate, and what presents should we get each other?
Here’s a list of traditional as well as modern anniversary gifts.

Help me out by posting your ideas, and if I really like one, I hope you won’t mind if I use it?


Anonymous said...

I would go for dinner at Beef and Bottle with a good bottle of wine.
As far as gifts, surprise him with tickets to a Panther's game or a Bobcat's game.

Anonymous said...

Yes of course an e-mail wold be quicker, but is that the goal here? What's the hurry? What is so much more important that you have to rush celebrating your relationship with your spouse to get to? An e-mail is impersonal. Sit down and write him a letter by hand. Stick it an an envelope with 2 tickets for an event out together. If you each did that you'd have 2 dates together....and 2 handwritten letters that can be pulled out and read as reminders of why you're together the next time you have a disagreement.

Anonymous said...

I'm with anonymous 9:15 am
Go out for dinner enjoy a good meal and go to a Bobcat's game or Panthers game or How about a UNC-Chapel Hill game!

Anonymous said...

My boyfriend and I celebrate anniversaries with a day-long excursion. We've been whitewater rafting, skydiving, and gone to two theme parks. We just pay for our own tickets, and the trip is our gift to each other. It's meaningful and a lot of good memories are made. Remember your camera!

Anonymous said...

since the tradition is a gift of PAPER, i can't think of a better take on this than a little 'i love you' ad in the classifieds of the observer