About Anniversary Gifts
Anniversary Gifts began its foundation back in 2008 when our workshop based in Cornwall began producing jewellery made from locally sourced Tin, it was quickly discovered the demand for these products as it turned out to be the traditional gift given for the 10th wedding anniversary.
Since 2008 we grew quickly and established international offices in USA and Australia to help meet the demand we were getting for your traditional jewellery.
Anniversarygifts.co.uk launched mid 2013 to cater for this market further and provide traditional anniversary gifts for each wedding anniversary year. Using our own workshop in Cornwall to produce 90% of our products we are committed to providing you with quality traditional anniversary gifts.
About the Traditional Anniversary Gifts & Their Meanings
The tradition of giving Anniversary Gifts to celebrate a couple’s anniversary goes back several centuries, with a different material chosen for each anniversary year, from paper for the first anniversary to Tin for the 10th the idea was that as time goes by the strength of the material would be increased along with the strength of the marriage, these special materials would be presented to the recipient inside a reef. We have searched deeper than that and you can find the results of our in depth research on our article pages.
The word “Anniversary” (Middle English “Anniversarie”), comes from Medieval Latin “anniversārius”, which is a combination of the words year and to turn, meaning (re)turning yearly.
“The practice of giving peculiar gifts or presents on various wedding anniversaries originated in Central Europe. Among the medieval Germans it was customary for friends to present a wife with a wreath of silver when she had lived with her husband twenty-five years. The silver symbolized the harmony that was assumed to be necessary to make so many years of matrimony possible. On the fiftieth anniversary of a wedding the wife was presented with a wreath of gold. Hence arose ‘silver wedding’ and ‘golden wedding.’ This practice, borrowed from the Germans, has been elaborated upon in modern times.” Source: George Stimpson, Information Roundup (1948)
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