Most people no longer reach the point of coming up with 1 year anniversary ideas. Anniversaries should always be celebrated. They are not merely dates, they symbolize the couple’s first year of love. Anniversaries are excellent time to show your love and care for your partner. Grab this opportunity to show them that you care.
History Of Anniversary Ideas
Not known to many people, the anniversary is one of the oldest celebrated events in the life of a person. As early as the 1920s, people have been celebrating it. Most people celebrate anniversaries by giving out gifts. I personally like it when I’m given gifts. And I also prefer giving gifts on important occasions like anniversaries. I love how people would look when they open the wrapper and see my gift inside.
There are two lists for anniversary gift ideas: (1) the traditional list of anniversary gift ideas and the (2) modern list of anniversary gift ideas. In the year 1922, Emily Post said that only eight anniversaries could be given gifts. But throughout the years, the list has grown to over 23-25 gifts for each anniversary. People have also devised a more modern list of anniversary gift ideas.
1 Year Anniversary Ideas: Gift According To The Traditional List
The traditional list says that the proper gift for the 1st year is something that has something to do with paper. You could compile pictures your pictures together into a scrapbook. Unlike photo albums, scrapbooks have that personal touch to it. Add some poems, letters, photo captions inside the scrapbook to add that romantic feel.
Compose a poem or love song for your partner. Write this on nice pretty paper, frame it and wrap it up! Your partner would surely be thrilled with this gift. He/she could hang it up on your room or in the office. This would also be a constant reminder of your love for him/her.
Frame a special photo of you and your partner. You could also get a frame that holds 12 pictures. In this frame, you could put 12 pictures of you in each month of your first year together.
If your partner was a book lover, get him/her the favorite book he/she has always wanted. Whether be it paper back or hard bound, I’m sure they will love it. Don’t forget to write a heart-warming message on the front page of the book.
1 Year Anniversary Ideas: Gift According To The Modern List
If the traditional list of anniversary ideas suggested to give something related to paper, the modern list on the other hand suggests that you give something related to clock. Well the very obvious gift would be a real clock. A watch would be a nice gift with his/her name engraved on it would be nice. Some watchmakers also offer to customize watches. You could get him/her a customized watch to make him/her feel extra special.
Aside from giving a real clock, you could also give ‘time’ to your partner. Time is still the best gift for anyone. Go out on a movie, take your partner to dinner or walk on the beach. They will surely appreciate the time you’ve spent with them just to make them special.
Giving material gifts is nice. If I were your partner, I will surely appreciate anything you give because I know you took the time to buy it. But the most important gift is still the heart. Give your partner your heart. Give him/her your love, he/she will forever treasure and appreciate it.
Take the time to prepare for special events like anniversaries. They are opportunities to show your love and care for your partner. Grab the opportunity and surprise your partner with these marvellous 1 year anniversary ideas.