Anniversary Gifts – Traditional vs Sentimental

I love traditions.  That said, neither my husband or I followed the traditional list of anniversary gifts.  If you have never seen the list, check it out.
  • First: Paper
  • Second: Cotton
  • Third: Leather
  • Fourth: Fruit or Flowers
  • Fifth: Wood
  • Sixth: Candy or Iron
  • Seventh: Wool or Copper
  • Eight Bronze or Pottery
  • Ninth: Pottery
  • Tenth: Tin
  • Eleventh: Steel
  • Twelfth: Silk or Linen
  • Thirteenth: Lace
  • Fourteenth: Ivory
  • Fifteenth: Crystal
  • Twentieth: China
  • Twenty-Fifth: Silver
  • Thirtieth: Pearls
  • Thirty-Fifth: Coral
  • Fortieth: Ruby
  • Forty-Fifth: Sapphire
  • Fiftieth: Gold
  • Fifty-Fifth: Emerald
  • Sixtieth: Diamond
Instead, we both gave from the heart. I look to the past, he looked to the future.

I gave Denton a pair of cuff links.  Why cuff links?  Before we were dating (and just co-workers), Denton bought me a techie gift. Basically, it was a cord to allow my Treo to connect to my laptop that syncs and charges, all at the same time.  Smitten, I felt the need to give him a gift as well.  I had a two pairs of identical DKNY cuff links that came with the identical shirts.  Although they are nothing special, he wore them on our wedding day.  The pair I gave him for our anniversary were purple and black, very modern and very Denton.

Denton gave me a tote bag.  Why a tote bag?  I have needed a new laptop bag for ages.  However, he was thinking to the future because he said “it will convert into a stylish diaper bag”.  Seriously, I don’t know if I have been so happy to receive such a gift!  Like any great gift, it wasn’t the present itself but the thought behind it.  We’ve been talking about having a baby next year and the idea of having something to prepare just thrills me!  

We had a blissfully happpy anniversary.  Sadly, I am a newlywed no more.

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