Paper in First Wedding Anniversary Gifts

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For many years, the traditional First Wedding Anniversary gift has been paper. This custom dates back to the Victorian Era (1837-1901).  This tradition continues today.  Gifts include stationery, art print, or paper jewelry.  The new hot item is a boudoir photo book.

Why paper though? While I cannot find a definitive answer, I have been thinking about the symbolism of paper as a first anniversary gift. Feel free to decide what it means to you! Traditions continue because they resonate with a couple. Thus, what gives that paper item the deep meaning that will continue to grow as your relationship lengthens and tightens.

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When a newborn comes into the world their mind is a blank slate.  This is called “Tabula Rasa”.  If true, it means we are born without built in mental content.  All knowledge comes through experience or perception. Life’s pages are filled with new experiences, feelings, and relationships.  An anniversary is the start of a new year!  Therefore, a new chapter to record life’s journey.


Paper is a fragile material. The traditional anniversary gifts for the early years start with simple materials and become more luxurious as time goes on. Hence, the fragility of paper represents the delicate state of the newly married life which grows stronger over time.


Paper is the end product of combining cellulose fibers.  As a result, the fibers are stronger when tightly interwoven. Therefore, just as in marriage, intertwining lives makes both partners stronger.


Paper is a byproduct of organic matter.  Ingredients include trees, bamboo, cotton and plants. The largest oak trees grow from a tiny seed. Paper symbolizes newness and growth.  Therefore, the family grows stronger as the marriage grows stronger.


The use of paper is a timeless form of expression.  Paper has been used since its creation to memorialize and eternalize words and ideas which have meaning. Just think of love letters, old photographs, romantic poetry, or a marriage license. It is an ancient form of communication that has value in the history of the family. Paper communicates true intimacy and preserves that intimacy. Thus, documenting your one year anniversary with paper is one way to cherish that memory forever.

Make Your First Wedding Anniversary Gift Meaningful

Therefore, if you have a First Year Anniversary coming up, cherish that occasion with a symbolic piece of paper.  A sexy photo album, a beautiful picture, or personalized stationery can make it special!


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