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The appreciation of receiving Wedding and Anniversary Greetings go way back since the time of the Roman Empire when wives received a symbolic gift usually a garland made of silver, from their husbands after they remained in marriage for twenty five years.
A garland made of gold was given after fifty years of marriage.
Like most celebrations, the event was commercialized and became more common. It was as recent as the twentieth century when the other wedding anniversaries were symbolized and higher dignitaries and even Royals, recognized those events
You will see below how the symbol by which the various year of marriage is marked and the flower that symbolizes the year.
The flower was assigned to the anniversary year as a guide or gift idea
for the guests who were invited to the anniversary parties.
In the British Commonwealth one would receive special wedding anniversary greetings from the Monarch or their representative on celebrating their 60th, 65th and 70th year of marriage. To date, this practice still continues.
In more recent times while anniversary symbols still remain, the associated gift has become much more than a flower. Of course don’t get me wrong, flowers make great gifts and are still greatly appreciated but the world is so much more sophisticated and so has gift ideas and culture.One brief note about culture in relation to wedding and anniversary. It is widely known that in many cultures for example, the couple would seek to obtain psychic advice before the wedding. This custom has become increasingly popular because of the convenience of on-line psychic services such as www.mypsychicadvice.com!
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