Mar 27 2017
25th Anniversary Symbols
- Traditional: Silver
- Modern: Silver
- Flower: Iris
- Gemstone: Silver/Tsavorite/Green Garnet
Celebrating Your Twenty-fifth Anniversary
A quarter of a century, when you say it that way it sounds like a significant amount of time and it is. You should celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary even if you have skipped a few of the others. One of the most personal and special gifts you could give your partner or parents on a twenty-fifth anniversary is a time capsule stuffed with mementos from the twenty-five year relationship. Photos of course, marriage announcements or wedding programs, children’s birth announcements, high school and college graduation programs are significant documents you might want to include, you could also order a newspaper from the date the couple met, or a silver dollar from the year the couple began their relationship and other special reminders – programs and ticket stubs, awards and recognitions any reminder of the good times enjoyed together over the years. Another great idea that everyone can contribute to is a charm bracelet with charms representing significant events over the past twenty-five years. You, your children, extended family members and friends could all contribute a special charm for the bracelet…all made of silver or sterling silver of course.
Many couples chose to renew their vows to each other on their twenty-fifth anniversary. If you chose to have a formal ceremony to commemorate the renewal of your vows a video display or pictures or movies taken over the twenty-five years would be a fun addition to the celebration which the guests would enjoy and that you would have as a keepsake for years to come.
Silver Gift Suggestions
Silver has been prized as a precious metal for a long time. Silver has been used to make coins, jewelry, and silverware utensils. Today silver is also used for electrical contacts and conductors, photographic film solutions, mirrors, dentistry, disinfectants and occasionally for its antimicrobial properties in medical settings.
The twenty-fifth anniversary traditional and modern anniversary gift suggestions are both silver. Silver is certainly an appropriate choice for the twenty-fifth anniversary symbols as silver is recognized as a symbol of faith and purity.
Silver jewelry is the first twenty-fifth anniversary gift that comes to mind and there are lots of types of silver jewelry gifts to choose from. Jewelry by Anixi has a website that offers a large collection of handcrafted silver rings, bracelets, earrings, and pendants for men and women at www.jewelry-by-anixi.com/http://www.jewelry-by-anixi.com/http://www.jewelry-by-anixi.com/.
Andi Billow offers unique hand crocheted silver pieces as well as more traditional silver jewelry on her website www.billoware.com.
A silver picture frame with photo inserted is a thoughtful and beautiful twenty-fifth anniversary gift idea and “Picture this Framed” has a website with a large selection of silver frames at www.picturethisframed.com/silver.html. Or if you are thinking of a frame personally engraved check out the Silver Gallery website at www.silvergallery.com/sterlingframes/.
The Silver Gallery also offers a large selection of silver and sterling silver trays both traditional and modern. To see the selection of silver trays go to www.silvergallery.com/silvertrays/.
Edinburgh Silver Gifts has many silver dishes, bowls, candlesticks, salt and peppers, and napkin holders as well as silverware and silver frames and clocks to choose your twenty-fifth anniversary gift from. To see the options go to www.edinburghsilvergifts.co.uk/acatalog/Silver-Tableware.html. Speaking of silver clocks, check out the “Wall Clock Store” at www.thewallclockstore.com/silver_wall_clocks.html for a collection of unique wall clocks.
If a watch is your choice of a silver gift there are men’s and women’s, wrist and pocket watches on the “Silver Messages” website www.silvermessages.com/sterlingsilverjewelry/category/2-watches.html. There are also some very nice men’s silver and diamond ear studs and silver business card and CD holders among other silver gift ideas on the “Silver Messages” site.
Iris Gift Suggestions
There are between 200-300 species of iris. Iris is Greek for rainbow referring to the variety of colors of the iris blooms. The iris is not only loved for its flowers but prized for the perfumes made from the plants’ roots. A favorite of many artists the iris was a favorite of Van Gogh among others.
Iris are planted in the late summer to early fall and bloom in the early summer. Iris plants would make a great and lasting gift if your anniversary is in the late summer or early fall. You can find iris bulbs at your local nursery or purchase on line from White Flower Farms at www.whiteflowerfarm.com/iris-perennial-plants-fall.html.
Iris are also ideal flowers for cut flower arrangements so you can order an iris flower arrangement for your partner from www.ftd.com and be guaranteed that they will be pleased.
If you want to give a lasting silk iris arrangement you can find iris by the stem or in bouquets at Afloral’s website www.afloral.com/Silk-Flowers-Artificial-Flowers-Fake-Flowers/Iris. The nice thing about a silk arrangement is it will last a long time reminding your partner everyday of your wonderful and lasting twenty-five year relationship.
Danny Burk has a website offering thousands of flower photos including some beautiful iris shots. You can order your iris photo twenty-fifth anniversary gift on line at www.dannyburk.com/.
There are some beautiful prints of Iris you can order on paper or canvas on the website www.iris-paintings.com/ if you want to give your partner something for the wall in your home or their office. Or you can get a reproduction of the Van Gogh Iris at www.getoilpaintings.com/buy-van-gogh-iris.html.
Tsavorite/Green Garnet Gift Suggestions
The green tsavorite from East Africa was discovered in 1967. It is a type of garnet and is sometimes called the green garnet. Its color and brilliance makes it a favorite of jewelers and jewelry lovers.
“AfricaGem” has three beautiful diamond and tsavorite rings you can see on www.africagems.com/garnet-rings.html. Or you can see a unique tsavorite fire opal and diamond ring and pendant on Ben Bridges website at www.benbridge.com/bb_store/catalog/Fire-opal–tsavorite-garnet-ring-14K-p-9690.html. “Only the Absolute Best” website offers a selection of tsavorite earrings on www.absolutebestjewelry.com/catalog.htm?category=15.
The twenty-fifth anniversary should be celebrated with flair. A formal reaffirmation of your vows to each other or an informal gathering of friends and family the celebration should definitely focus on the good times of the last twenty-five years. I really like the idea of a time capsule or video presentation showcasing the mementos of the important events of the relationship.