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Wedding Anniversary Themes

Most people are aware that the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary is silver and the fiftieth is gold, but few know that the second anniversary is cotton and the tenth is tin. Check this list the next time you celebrate an anniversary:

Year Traditional Modern Alt Modern
1 paper plastics clocks
2 cotton cotton/calico china
3 leather leather crystal and glass
4 flowers linen/silk/nylon appliances
5 wood wood silverware
6 candy/iron iron wood
7 copper/wood copper/wood/brass desk set
8 bronze/pottery bronze/appliances linens
9 pottery/willow pottery leather
10 tin aluminum diamond
15 crystal glass watches
20 china china platinum
25 silver silver silver
30 pearl pearl pearl
35 coral coral/jade jade
40 ruby ruby/garnet ruby
45 sapphire sapphire sapphire
50 gold gold gold
55 emerald emerald/turquoise emerald
75 diamond diamond/gold diamond

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Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Great Gifts © 2001 by Marilee LeBon. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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