TEN years! Part of me cannot believe we’ve already been married for a decade! This is most definitely a milestone anniversary and one that should be marked or celebrated in a big way. According to The Knot, the traditional tenth wedding anniversary gift is tin or aluminum. The significance of the material is:
“..Bend aluminum or tin any which way and they still won’t break or rust, meaning they won’t wear down. Their pliability and preservation is a symbol for how every successful marriage requires flexibility – especially by your tenth anniversary.
Given we’ve been together for a decade, tin and or aluminum some how seem inadequate. Thankfully for moi, the modern 10-year anniversary gift is diamond jewelry!
But this isn’t about me – at least not today’s post.
We typically don’t exchange gifts on our anniversary, but instead use it as an opportunity to get out of town for a few days. But this year, with Brent’s work travel schedule and three boys in school, we weren’t able to plan a getaway. So, instead I thought I would share a few things I considered giving him to mark this milestone anniversary.
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While he would have been thrilled with anyone of these gifts, I went with the personalized leather bracelet. I liked that I could have the Roman Numeral ten stamped into the metal to symbolize our 10 years of marriage and while it isn’t visible, our wedding date is stamped on the inside.
As for the champagne, I have our favorite bottle on ice and we will be popping it open this Friday night!
Are you a traditionalist or a modernist ?