Happy Anniversary 25 years glass paperweight token

A glass token designed for the 25th Wedding Anniversary (also known as the Silver Wedding) and made by The English Pewter Company in the UK.

The paperweight has the Love Heart shape fashioned out of pewter, mounted securely to the glass.

  • Stylish Glass Paperweight
  • Hand Made by English Pewter
  • Lovely Wording to match the celebration
  • Supplied in it’s own satin lined gift box
  • Suitable for engraving locally.
 
Dimensions: Paperweight Glass Token 8cm Square by 2cm Deep. Satin Lined Presentation Box: 10.5cm by 3.5cm high.
 
Pewter is an alloy consisting of mainly tin and containing antimony and copper for strength and colour, respectively. Although the percentages vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, a standard for present day pewter is approximately 91 percentage tin, 7.5 percentage antimony, and 1.5 percentage copper. Modern pewter contains NO LEAD whatsoever.

 

 

Flower Wedding Anniversary Gifts List

flower wedding anniversary gifts

Themes for flower wedding anniversary gifts come from a list of popular flowers that are associated with each specific year. The different years, the majority of the time, have different flower associated with that year, here we are talking about the appropriate Flower Anniversary List, other popular lists include the the Modern, Traditional and Gemstone lists. The general idea behind this is so that you can select a gift with the theme of the material mentioned for the year thus making it easier to select an appropriate gift.

The Flower Wedding Anniversary Gifts List

The Flower Wedding Anniversary list has developed over the generations into the one shown below, some of the years have variations on the theme depending upon who has published the list. More history of how the wedding list evolved is available on our Flower Wedding List History page

Below in the list the anniversary year will link you to pages with ideas available from all the Gift lists (e.g. Traditional, Modern, Gemstone and Flower) or choose the flowers for the year you are celebrating, or buying for, for a list of wedding anniversary gifts specific to that flower and year.

Some years have no flower within the flower wedding anniversary gifts list, below the fiftieth these anniversaries will have a theme in the Modern Anniversary List. Above the 50th they have no theme or material.

Flower Wedding Anniversary Gifts List

Milestone Flower wedding anniversary gifts

This anniversary gift list is one of the only lists to break with the tradition and not use the traditional themes for the major anniversaries, instead they suggest a flower for those milestone years thus for an unusual idea you could use the flower wedding anniversary gifts list as the ideal present.

Saying it with Flowers

The meanings of flowers from the Flower wedding anniversary gifts can be found below, romantics naturally write each other love-letters be it via text, email or the true sense of the words and actually post a letter. Messages however may be sent – sometimes by a third person who is not in their happy secret – or sentiments exchanged without the written, or even the spoken word, and it is here that the language of flowers – one of the sweetest and most charming languages in the world it will be found valuable.

Every flower has a meaning, and it is possible to say ” I love you,” or “ Do you love me?” or to send a greeting, a message of hope or encouragement, by the simple means of a spray of blossom or a single flower rightly chosen. Here are the meanings of all the better-known flowers, many of which you may find growing in your own gardens or by the wayside.

Almond. This lovely blossom, coming so early in the year, means “hope,” and a girl giving a spray to her boyfriend could by this means tell him that there is a chance for him to become more than a friend, for as an old poet puts it :

“The hope, in dreams of a happier hour,

That alights on misery’s brow,

Springs out of the silvery almond flower,

That blooms on a leafless bough.”

Apple blossom. This signifies “I have heard of you,” and could be given by a girl or a young man who has at last achieved an introduction for which they have been waiting.

Asphodel. This flower has rather a sad meaning, for it signifies regret for a lost love, and to wear the asphodel means to mourn.

Aster. This flower gives a girl a chance of showing she has changed her mind, for it means ” after­thought “and, given to a boy she had sent away, might bid him hope once more.

Azalea bas a lovely meaning for it says: “True till death.”

Bachelor’s Buttons. The name of this flower will tell that it means “a single life,” and in some country districts a boy who had fallen in love with a girl would wear a “button” in his coat. If it kept fresh it was a sign the girl returned his affection, but if it faded then be was doomed to be a bachelor.

Balsam. This flower may be worn- by the girl who is not yet ready for love, since it means “touch-me-not.”

Bay-leaf. This signifies : ” I change but in death,” and would be a beautiful message to send to an absent beloved.

Belladonna (Deadly Nightshade) Owing to it’s poisonous berries this may not seem a very pleasant blossom, yet, in the flower language, it is very useful, for it means “silence” and to those lovers who wish to keep their romance a tender secret between themselves, may be very helpful at times.

Bergamot. Any girl receiving this may regard it as a compliment, for it means “sweetness.”

Bilberry. Warning may be given by means of this plant, for it means “treachery,” and can thus convey a message that a trouble-maker is near.

Bird’s-eye. This tells those who receive it to be on the alert for it signifies “watchfulness.”

Bluebell. This pretty flower means “fidelity.”

Box. Endurance.

Boy’s Love (Southernwood). This fragrant plant means “a jest” and in olden times was sometimes given by a girl to a boy whom she considered too young for serious lovemaking.

Branch of Currants. Anyone being offered this may feel flattered, for it means: “You please all.”

Briar Rose. This flower was often worn by those whose love affair was not going smoothly, for it signifies “pleasure and pain.”

Broom. A fitting flower for the shy lover, since it means “humility,” or “I am not worthy to aspire to you.”

Buttercup. A charming little flower, but with an ugly meaning, for it signifies “ingratitude.”

Calceolaria. A flower that should be pressed and treasured, for it means : “Keep this for my sake.”

Campanula. “Gratitude.”

Candytuft. A lover would, hardly be pleased to be offered & buttonhole of these pretty little flowers, for their meaning is “indifference.”

Canterbury Bell. This should be a favourite with true lovers, since it signifies “constancy.”

Carnation. This lovely flower has various meanings, according to the colour. One to whom love had come at first sight might well wear a red flower, for this means “Alas, for my poor heart.” A girl may dash her boy’s hopes with a yellow carnation, since this signifies “refusal,” while woe to the boy who is offered a striped one, with its meaning of “disdain.”

Cedar Leaf. A real lover’s message may be sent with these, since they say: “I live for thee.”

Celandine. This is for the lover who hopes, for it means “joys to come.”

Chestnut Blossom. One who has been misrepresented may well choose this flower, since it says to the loved one, “Do me justice.”

China Aster (double). This flower should be a favourite with sweethearts who have come to an understanding, for it whispers “I share your sentiments. “

Chrysanthemum (red). This bears the loveliest message in the world for it says: “I love you.”

Clarkia. This is hardly a ball­room flower, yet it is there it should be found, since it asks: “Will you dance with me?”

Clover (white). A simple little blossom to give to the friend who is going away, for it says: “Remember me.”

Clover (four-leaved). The boy who is too shy to tell his love can say: “Be mine,” with this.

Columbine. Here’s a flower for the faint-hearted, since it means: “Resolved to win.”

Convolvulus. Those whom Cupid has chained should like this, for it signifies “bonds.”

Coreopsis. “Love at first sight.”

Cornflower. A flower we should all be glad to wear, since it stands for “kindness.”

Crocus. If you have had a tiff with your man, this little flower may bear a message for you, since it means “reconciliation.”

Daffodil. All girls would like to see this flower a favourite with their boyfriends, for it stands for “chivalry.”

Dahlia. This beautiful flower has a beautiful meaning “Friendship.”

Daisy. This humble little blossom has always played a large part in the language of flowers. In olden days, when a lady was not sure about her feelings for her knight, she wreathed wild daisies in her hair, and these told him: “I will think of it.” If she accepted him, he had daisies engraved on his shield, and these proclaimed: “I share your love.”

Dog-violet. This means what all sweethearts crave: “Faithfulness.”

Eglantine (sweetbriar). This means: “I wound to heal,” and stands for the mingled pleasure and pain of love. Here is a beautiful little verse about it :

“From this bleeding hand of mine,

Take this sprig of eglantine;

Which, tho’ sweet unto your smell,

Yet, the fretful brier will tell,

He who plucks the sweets shall prove

Many thorns to be in love.”  Robert Herrick.

Elder. Blossoms of this signify something we do not like to feel : “remorse.”

Even-leaved Ash. This is a lucky leaf, as we can tell from this old rhyme:

” An even-leaved ash,

And a four-leaved clover,

You’ll see your true love,

Before the day is over.”

Fennel. This plant is said to bring its wearer “courage.”

Fern. This means what we should all like to feel we possess, “fascination.”

Forget-me-not. This has always been a lovers’ flower, and its name is its meaning. Legend tells us that it got its name from a sad incident. Two lovers were strolling by a river when the girl expressed a wish for some of the little flowers which grew by the edge of the water. Her companion began to pluck them for her, overbalanced and fell in. The current was strong and as he was swept away he flung the flowers he had gathered at her feet and cried: “Forget-me-not.”

Foxglove. This is supposed to be the fairies’ flower, but it has not a fairy meaning, since it stands for “insincerity.”

Geranium. This flower has several meanings according to its colour. The oak-leaved variety stands for “true friendship,” a scarlet flower for “comfort,” and a white one for “innocence.”

Gillyflower. This is a real “friendship” flower, for all friends like to feel they are united in “bonds of affection,” which is the meaning of this old-fashioned blossom.

Golden Rod. This is a good flower to send to the backward wooer, for it signifies “encouragement.”

Hart’s-tongue. “Longing ” is the meaning of this pretty fern.

Hawthorn. Though this fragrant blossom is so often considered unlucky, in the flower language it signifies “hope.”

Hazel. Here is a plant for those who regret a quarrel. It says: “Let us be reconciled.”

Heartsease. If you wish to tell a friend you think of him, give them this flower, which means: “You occupy my thoughts.”

Heather. This stands for “courage,” and white heather carried by a bride brings good fortune.

Heliotrope. “Devotion,” may be expressed by a gift of this lovely flower.

Hollyhock. This tall flower has a very suitable meaning, for it signifies “ambition.”

Honesty. The meaning of this flower lies in its name.

Honeysuckle. A meaning as sweet as the flower itself, for it expresses “generous and devoted affection.”

Hyacinth. Another flower which means “affection.”

Ivy. This plant has always stood for constancy and fidelity. In some countries it is a symbol of “wedded love.”

Jasmine. This should be for happy lovers, since it signifies “transport of joy.”

Jonquil. Anyone who loves could choose this flower, which murmurs: “I desire a return of affection.”

Laburnum. A flower which would appeal to the jilted, for it 1neans “forsaken.”

Laurel. The leaves of this shrub stand for “glory,” which is the reason a victor’s crown was always twined with them.

Lavender. It seems strange that so charming a bloom should bear the ugly meaning “distrust,” but there is an old belief that a certain poisonous snake always hid in the lavender bushes, hence they were to be distrusted.

Lilac. A meaning as sweet as its perfume: “First thoughts of love.”

Lily. The chosen flower of brides, it signifies “purity and sweetness,”

Lily of the Valley. This flower might well be worn by the girl who is going to meet her sweetheart after a long absence, for it means “return of happiness.”

London Pride. Not to be worn on serious occasion, since it stands for “frivolity.”

Love-in-a-mist. The ways of love are often a little mystifying, and this charming little flower signifies “perplexity.”

Love-lies-bleeding. ” Hopeless, but not heartless,” is the message of this flower.

Maiden-hair. “Secrecy” is the word whispered by this delicate fern.

Marigold. A bright flower with a dark meaning, for it expresses “grief.”

Mignonette. A great compliment may be conveyed by this, for it says: “Your qualities surpass even your charms.”

Mistletoe. We all know what is associated with this plant, but its real meaning is: “I surmount difficulties.”

Moss Rose. Here is a sweet way of making a proposal, for this lovely flower is “a confession of love.”

Mountain Ash. This means “prudence,” and was in earlier times supposed to be a guard against witchcraft.

Myrtle. There is no wonder that brides so often carry this in their wedding bouquets, for it expresses “love.”

Narcissus. The unselfish will not choose this, for it means “self­love.”

Nettle. This has a meaning very suited to it, for it says: “You are cruel.”

Periwinkle. A flower once used in the making of love potions. It signifies “early friendship.”

Petunia. “Never despair,”‘ says this happy blossom.

Pimpernel. Sweethearts may find this tiny flower useful, for it murmurs: “I will arrange a meeting.”

Pink. “Pure love ” is expressed by this old favourite.

Poppy. This is a flaunting flower, and we need not be surprised that it means “extravagance.”

Pyrethrum. This might be favoured by the girl whose sweetheart doubts her, for it says : “I have not changed; you wrong me.”

Rhododendron. A flower broken from this bids you “beware.”

Rose. The queen of flowers could not mean anything but “love,” while the old-fashioned but fragrant cabbage rose is “a messenger of love.”

Sage. ” Esteem” is expressed by this herb.

Salvia. This flower bears the sweet message: ” I think of thee.”

Scilla. This flower aims at re­conciliation, for it whispers: “Forgive and forget.”

Snapdragon. This signifies “presumption.”

Snowdrop. As this is one of the first flowers of the year it is fitting that it should express “hope.”

Sunflower. “Adoration” is the meaning of this flower.

Thrift. A flower with a pleasant meaning, for it expresses “sympathy.”

Tulip. Most girls would appreciate the message conveyed by this flower, for it stands for “a declaration of love.”

Violet. Since this little flower hides in its leaves we can understand why it expresses “modesty.”

Wallflower. This sweet, old-fashioned flower expresses a beautiful virtue: “fidelity in adversity.”

If, by good fortune, your sweetheart should find a four-leaved clover and present it to you, you may take it as a sign of the greatest luck and happiness. Here is a little beautiful legend attached to this:

Three beautiful sisters, Faith, Hope and Charity, came to visit the earth, and wherever their footsteps pressed there sprang up the fragrant clover blossoms. more But after them came an even more wonderful being whose name “Love,” and it was for him that there sprung the four-leafed clover.

50th Anniversary Gift Set Two China Mugs ‘Mr Right & Mrs Always Right’

Golden Wedding 50th Anniversary Gift Set of 2 China Mugs 'Mr Right & Mrs Always Right' WG67750

This China Mug Set is a great 50th anniversary gift set for any couple that can see the funny side of life. You get two China Mugs one stating ’50 years of being Mr Right’. The other States ’50 years of being Mrs Always Right’

A Fun China Mug gift set celebrating their Golden Wedding also known as the 50th Wedding Anniversary. If they’ve been married for 50 years the chances are that they will not want for much; perhaps, with the exception of a good laugh and chat over a lovely cup of tea. This Mr and Mrs Right mug set offers the fundamentals to deliver this perfect gift; they?ll have to add the tea and chat!

This China Mug Set is a great 50th anniversary gift set for any couple that can see the funny side of life. Afterall achieving 50 years of marriage we’re sure he?ll will be quite happy with the title of his mug: 50 Years of Being Mr Right. Whilst they’ll both appreciate the humour of her mug, which reads: 50 Years of being Mrs Always Right. He’ll be smiling because he knows that she thinks she’s right, always, and she’ll be beaming because she knows it’s true [and, of course we know who?s right.]

The beauty of this set also is the fact that with designated mugs no longer can they argue over who’s drink is whose as you have proof, thus adding to the wedded bliss.

Supplied in an Amore gift box.

50th Anniversary Gift Set Dimensions:

  • Gift Box 25.5cm long by 8cm deep by 11.5cm high.
  • Each Mug is 10.5cm high by 67mm diameter
  • Will hold 10 fl oz quite comfortably.
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe.

For further details on the Golden Wedding please check our 50th Wedding Anniversary facts page?which gives you some facts and figures for the fiftieth year of marriage.

Satin Silver 25th Anniversary 6 x 4 Frame

Satin Silver 25th Anniversary 6 x 4 photo Frame. 25 Years Happy Anniversary. The frame is finished in a brushed silver effect with black lettering. The frame is backed in a black velvet effect as is the stand. The frame will hold a 6 x 4 (15 x 10cm) photo. There is a built-in stand for standing on flat stable surfaces. Overall dimensions are 6 inches (17cm) wide by 6 inches (16cm) tall. All measurements are approximate. The Frame is lacquer coated to provide additional tarnish resistance.

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Crystal Wedding (15th Wedding Anniversary) Poem

The holding of celebrations on the anniversaries of different epochs of Married Life has Crystal Vase to represent the crystal weddingbecome a very pleasant feature of modern times from our research it appears these were popularised in the Victorian era.  These celebrations appear to be larger and more lavish than nowadays.

The earlier celebrations for wedding anniversaries bring out lots of happy jollity and kindheartedness. While those pertaining to longer marriages, when the crumbling milestones remind all of the years that have passed on the travel to the “Sweet By and By” are often made the occasion of a deal of sobered pleasure and deep thankfulness, as reminiscences of many merciful “Providences” offset the inevitable mischances that have beset even the happiest journey through life.

We found a poem for the Crystal-Wedding Celebration (Fifteenth Anniversary) from an American book published in 1878

How fast thro’ Time’s glass
Do the swift hours pass!
Fifteen years have now gone down the stream,
Since our host gave this dame
His heart and his name,
In the days when they dreamed Young Love’s Dream.

If ’twas to go over,
He’d still prove a lover,
And worship again, as when in his youth
He pledged his firm troth;
While she, nothing loth.
Gave her heart and her pledge in all truth.

The Hebrews when wed
On crushed crystal tread,
Which gives cause for sad fears and dejection;
But our friends, more true.
Hold a crystal to view
Showing no flaw or speck in reflection.

When Fifteen more years,
With their smiles and tears,
Have passed to the region where forgetfulness lies,
May our host and his bride.
Hand in hand, side by side.
Ever thus see Love mirrored in each other’s eyes.

H.L.W.

The book did not specify who H.L.W was so if anyone can shed some light on whom the poet is please drop us a line.

If you would like some up to date gift ideas for 15th wedding anniversary then please go to our main sites 15th Wedding Anniversary Page.

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Silver-Wedding (25th Wedding Anniversary) Poem

The holding of celebrations on the anniversaries of different epochs of Married Life has Silver Tea set to represent the Silver Weddingbecome a very pleasant feature of modern times from our research it appears these were popularised initially in the Victorian era.  These celebrations, then, appear to be larger and more lavish than nowadays.

The earlier celebrations for wedding anniversaries bring out lots of happy jollity and kindheartedness. While those pertaining to longer marriages, when the crumbling milestones remind all of the years that have passed on the travel to the “Sweet By and By” are often made the occasion of a deal of sobered pleasure and deep thankfulness, as reminiscences of many merciful “Providences” offset the inevitable mischances that have beset even the happiest journey through life.

A Poem we found to mark the Silver-Wedding Celebration (Twenty-Fifth Anniversary.) from an American book published in 1878

Five times five years have winged their flight.
And waved their plumes in calm and strife,
Since this good couple first set out
To tread the path of wedded life.

And we who’ve watched them on the way.
Have seen them keep the narrow path;
All unallured by Pleasure’s charms
They’ve upward toiled over every wrath.

Ring joyous chimes on silver bells!
Let echo spread the mellow sound,
Till distant friends may well pleased list
As joy-tones gladden all around.

Fill to the brim a silver cup
With uninebriating wine,—
And to our host and hostess quaff
The crimson life-blood of the vine.

May we, by their example blessed,
Follow the path which they have trod,—
Winning approval (conscience tried)
From mortals and from mortals’ God.

H.L.W.

The book did not specify who H.L.W was so if anyone can shed some light on whom the poet is please drop us a line.

If you would like some up to date gift ideas for 25th wedding anniversary then please go to our main sites Silver Wedding page

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Golden Wedding (50th Wedding Anniversary) Poem

The holding of celebrations on the anniversaries of different epochs of Married Life has Gold Jewellery to symbolise the Golden Wedding celebrationbecome a very pleasant feature of modern times from our research it appears these were popularised in the Victorian era.  These celebrations appear to be larger and more lavish than nowadays.

The earlier celebrations for wedding anniversaries bring out lots of happy jollity and kindheartedness. While those pertaining to longer marriages, when the crumbling milestones remind all of the years that have passed on the travel to the “Sweet By and By” are often made the occasion of a deal of sobered pleasure and deep thankfulness, as reminiscences of many merciful “Providences” offset the inevitable mischances that have beset even the happiest journey through life.

The following is a poem we found for the Golden-Wedding Celebration (Fiftieth Anniversary) from an American book published in 1878

Oh, Happy bridal jubilee!
Oh, sight to make the glad heart leap!
To brief recall the joys of youth,
And sooth the cares of years to sleep.

There’s beauty in those silver hairs
Youth’s auburn tresses never saw:
They are they crown of honoured years
Spent in obeying Nature’s law.

If dimples yield to furrowed cheeks.
They have a glory of their own:
Young Dawn is beautiful indeed,
But by the Evening is outshone.

Celestial ladders seem to rise
Skyward, while sunbeam steps unfold;
And crimson draperies hang around
The pathway burnished with bright gold.

So may the autumn of your days
Surpass the promise of your youth;
And troops of friends, and children’s love,
Show Worth still wins applause from Truth. H.L.W.

The book did not specify who H.L.W was so if anyone can shed some light on whom the poet is please drop us a line.

If you would like some up to date gift ideas for 50th wedding anniversary then please go to our main sites Golden Wedding page

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Tin-Wedding (10th Wedding Anniversary) Poem

The holding of celebrations on the anniversaries of different epochs of Married Life has Tin can with loveheart on the frontbecome a very pleasant feature of modern times from our research it appears these were popularised in the Victorian era.  These celebrations appear to be larger and more lavish than nowadays.

The earlier celebrations for wedding anniversaries bring out lots of happy jollity and kindheartedness. While those pertaining to longer marriages, when the crumbling milestones remind all of the years that have passed on the travel to the “Sweet By and By” are often made the occasion of a deal of sobered pleasure and deep thankfulness, as reminiscences of many merciful “Providences” offset the inevitable mischances that have beset even the happiest journey through life.

We found a Poem for a Tin-Wedding Celebration (Tenth Anniversary)  from an American book published in 1878

Ten years have cycled o’er the lands
In strange eventful roll,
Since our good friends, in -wedlock firm,
Have joined both hand and soul.
And now—if we may judge by signs
Apparent to the dullest sight—
Although they may not mines have dug,
Nor brought the welling “ile” to light.
They’ve won a treasure richer far
Than “barrels of ile,” or piles of gold:
Pure home-life with affections warm.
Which rust eats not, nor cankers mold.

Tin was well chosen—free from spot—
Now ten years you’ve been man and wife
To show how homelike virtues wear—
To the Tenth year of married life.
Not iron, harsh, and rough, and crude,—
A symbol of the reign of force,—
But tin, so smooth, and giving face
To every metal, rough and coarse.
With Tin we think of hearthside themes:.
The dipper in the bucket oaken,
Where wild “Bub” dips poor Sis’s head,
And gives her jaunty curls a soakin’.
The oven—often called the Dutch—
But why—(tho’ they’re not much at boasting)
Unless because Von Troomp could give
His country’s foes a thorough roasting.
Tin saucepans for the dainty taste,
To make good food seem even better;
And mince-pie pans whose luscious bake
Would make Epicurus your debtor.
In ten years’ time a worthy wife
Will know what virtues are in tin.
And rightly used for viands rare,
She’s sure her husband’s love to win. H. L. W

Notes: Read “barrels of ile,” as barrels of oil, fro our scant research it appears ‘ile’ is an old fashioned spelling of oil!

Viands – an item of food

The book did not specify who H.L.W was so if anyone can shed some light on whom the poet is please drop us a line.

If you would like some up to date gift ideas for 10th wedding anniversary then please go to our main sites 10th Anniversary page

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5th Wedding Anniversary Poem

The holding of celebrations on the anniversaries of different epochs of Married Life has Stack of Wooden Blocksbecome a very pleasant feature of modern times from our research it appears these were popularised in the Victorian era.  These celebrations appear to be larger and more lavish than nowadays.

The earlier celebrations for wedding anniversaries bring out lots of happy jollity and kindheartedness. While those pertaining to longer marriages, when the crumbling milestones remind all of the years that have passed on the travel to the “Sweet By and By” are often made the occasion of a deal of sobered pleasure and deep thankfulness, as reminiscences of many merciful “Providences” offset the inevitable mischances that have beset even the happiest journey through life.

We found a Poem for a Wooden-Wedding Celebration (Fifth Anniversary) from an American book published in 1878:

Five times bright Sol his annual course has run
Since these two loving hearts were joined as one.
[And many times the Moon had filled her horn,
Till unto them a blessed smiling babe was born.]*
The pretty wife’s bright eyes, smooth cheeks, attest,
That he has done in all his very best
To make the happiest hours of all her life
Those she has spent with him as his dear wife.

While his most mirthful talk and cheery laugh
Prove she has been to him, a “better half.”

Now for the Presents: Ah, a small girl’s hoop;
The next—a maple flour or sugar scoop;
A cradle (rather late) but ’twill not shock her
(In such a one the “Godlike” Dan slept—may be.)
And here, behold, a handsome Boston rocker, [baby]
Which might have soothed even “Wendell”—when, a
What next? Ah, truly, that’s “the rub,”
For one kind friend has sent a washing-tub.
A market-basket,—may it be full always.
A Noah’s Ark, for future Barnum’s play,
When  the boy drops “long clothes,” to don his pants,
and, like his papa, “sees the elephants.”
Of matches, kindling-wood, a goodly stock ;
And here (Spring’s harbinger) a cuckoo-clock.

Oh, may its full-voiced echo every chime
Record the passing of a blessed time.
Boxes to hold the varied odorous spice,
Which renders pies and cakes so very nice;
A rosewood desk, whose black and ruddy streaks
Like raven hair and maiden’s crimson cheeks ;
And now—in nursery to raise a battle —
Here is a genuine small watchman’s rattle.
And there, a thing (we don’t mean to speak evil),
But it does seem to raise the very devil!
At least it closely favours Satan’s shape—-
Although, they say, it represents an ape!
A rolling-pin, the flaky paste to mould ;
A chopping-bowl, the dubious hash to hold ;
A salad spoon and fork; a butter-dasher;
And every lady likes to see a “masher”;
Rollers for towels by the kitchen door;
And brooms and brushes for the kitchen floor-
All these, and many more, are now in vogue,
But we’ve not- space to give a catalogue.

*If the Couple had children then the text in square brackets [] was left in.

For a list of up to date gift ideas try our 5th Wedding Anniversary gift ideas

28th year wedding anniversary

28th year wedding anniversary modern symbol is orchidsThe 28th year wedding anniversary might not have many traditional items or symbols attached to it, but it’s your special day between you and your partner as you’re heading onto almost 30 years together and that calls for a celebration. When you’re thinking of what to get for a 28th year wedding anniversary gift, we have a wide range of items to choose from and as you have free reign for the 28th year wedding anniversary then you can really buy your partner something they’ve always wanted or will cherish for many years to come.

Other wedding anniversary years have certain materials, flowers, gemstones and even modern day symbols but the only item that the 28th anniversary has is the orchid flower. Orchids are stunning flowers that grow in all different ways and have a myriad of shapes, sizes, colours and looks. One thing is consistent across the 25,000 species of orchids and that is they are beautiful to look at and your partner will adore her new orchid. They can come in hanging baskets and their roots hang down to collect moisture, or they grow submerged in water and have the most vibrant of coloured petals. Whichever types or species of orchid you buy, your partner will fall in love with it.

As mentioned, there are no gemstones or traditional materials associated with the 28th wedding anniversary but take some hints from other years and buy a stunning sculpture, something made from chrome or copper or simply pamper your loved one with his or her favourite flowers, chocolates or gift items that you know that they will love. You’ve been with your partner for a very long time and you should know exactly what will make them happy.

The 28th year wedding anniversary Facts and Figures

28th year wedding anniversary in the spotlight

On the 28th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 10,220 days or 245,280 hours or 14,716,800 minutes which is over 883 million seconds!

During this time you would have shared, on average, over 76,600 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 8 years, 9 months; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 59,203 hours which is about 6 years, 9 months. You would have by now shared about 22,300 meals together which equates to approximately 1 year, 6 months of continuous eating!

If you’re unsure of what to buy as a 28th year anniversary gift then take a look around our website and you might see something that sparks interest for you and your partner. You could do something completely different and buy a musical instrument or organize a weekend away at a spa resort or a nice hotel. You need time to yourselves to remember your wedding day, your lives from then and until now and look forward to the next 28 years together.
While there might not be many traditions associated with the 28th year anniversary, that doesn’t mean it’s not special and with our help on our website, you can find something memorable to buy for your loved one on your 28th wedding anniversary.

28th Year Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Please see out 28th Anniversary Gifts page for our full range of gift ideas some are below;