It is said that tradition dictates the etiquette of our time. Yet these traditions are subject to change, each developing its own modern twist to find its place in today’s world.
Paper is the traditional first anniversary gift. The symbolism behind paper as the first anniversary gift lies in its construction; paper is bound together by fibers, representing the strength of love between two people. It also embodies the delicate nature of the first year of a new life together, of new discoveries, challenges, and the ability to grow together side by side.
Although paper is still celebrated as the traditional gift for the first wedding anniversary, it is also common for modern couples to offer clocks to one another. As the clock ticks, the days melt into one another, a deeper love and commitment grow, binding the fibers of love together forever more.
|Fourth||fruit or flowers||appliances|
|Seventh||wool and copper||desk sets|
|Eighth||bronze or pottery||linens and lace|
|Tenth||tin or aluminum||diamonds|