The first wedding anniversary is a very important event for couples generally. The first year of marriage in a couple’s life is probably the most difficult, as the two partners have to get used to the family life and share their problems, responsibilities, duties, as well as happy moments and fulfillment. This is probably the first wedding anniversary is also related to paper (the Paper Wedding), since it is as fragile as paper.
Even though one year of marriage is not something you can be very proud of yet – only after reaching the tenth wedding anniversary a couple can be proud of themselves and their marriage – it is very important that you celebrate it with your spouse and share your thoughts and opinions about what life as a married couple has meant to you in the first year.
Since it is the Paper Wedding, gifts must be connected to paper, or cellulose. What you should do is to surprise her or him – since we’re talking about marriage anniversaries – taking into account her or his tastes and your possibilities. If you want to create the gift for your spouse by yourself, and if you are creative enough, you can make a collage consisting of pictures of the two of you before you got married. Make sure she or he is the main character in all pictures and that she/he looks good in all the pictures you choose. Or, you can make a paper flowers bouquet, which is an original alternative for the natural flowers usually offered to women on anniversaries.
At the same time, you can buy the latest edition of her/his favorite book, or tickets for you two at the theater, or at her/his favorite band concert. Personalized calendars and carton photo frames are also specific paper anniversary gifts, as well as agendas and diaries, with your wedding date printed on them. Your spouse would also enjoy an annual subscription for their favorite magazine or newspaper, as your first anniversary gift for them.
If your wife or husband is an ecologist, you can collect some tens of kilograms of waste paper, sell it to a recycling center, and for the money you make out of it, buy her/him a wall picture with a warm, relaxing nature landscape. Plane tickets to a place your sweetheart wants to visit are also another more expensive option of a paper anniversary gift. You will enjoy the gift together and it will certainly make it unforgettable.
Whatever you choose as a first anniversary gift for your partner, do not forget about greeting cards; they like precious souvenirs that you can keep and read their messages after tens of years of marriage, reminding you about the most important moments of your life as a married couple.11