Your Complete Guide to the 6th Wedding Anniversary
Coming on the heels of the landmark fifth year anniversary, the sixth wedding anniversary faces a tall challenge. To outdo the hype of the fifth in terms of attitude, celebration and, of course, gifts. Naturally, it helps enormously to know that more than five decades ago, a handy list of traditional wedding anniversary gifts (to which the contemporary alternatives were added at a later date) had been drawn up.
So, let’s see what we have for the 6th wedding anniversary.
Here’s a bird’s eye view of what this year involves:
Traditional Gift: Sugar and Iron
Modern/ contemporary Gift: Wood
Flower: Calla Lily
Gemstone: Garnet and Amethyst
Once you have such a road map at your disposal, the way to bliss shouldn’t be too difficult to navigate!
If, you want to stick to the traditional gifts, then a theme of sugar and iron is what you need to explore. Sugar symbolises sweetness (obviously!) and iron stands for durability and the ability to withstand wear and tear. As a gift, sugar translates into chocolates, candies, sweets and their ilk. Make the gift personal for greater impact.
You can place an order at the confectioner’s for a custom-designed slab of chocolate and have them engrave your personal message for her on it. Or, create a gourmet hamper for her, filled with the choicest and expensive Belgian, French and handmade chocolates. She’ll love you for it.
Iron is the second traditional gift. Does she love doing up your pad? How about wall brackets or tinkling feng shui bells made of handmade cast iron? Or, if you are lucky to own a garden, then get her some trendy wrought-iron garden furniture. Iron candle stands or even quaint iron bowls make great gifts.
Wood is the modern alternative as far as gifts for the 6th year are concerned. Wood symbolises solidness, dependability and strength. If she loves reading and has masses of books, make her a lovely book case, designed by you. If you have a knack for carpentry, go all out and carve her something out of wood. You could even give her a beautiful bonsai plant – the iconic symbol of everlasting love (and a long-lasting marriage).
As far as jewellery gifts for this year go, you have not one, but two distinctive gemstones – garnet and amethyst. Like all gemstones, garnet also has special powers associated with it. Garnet symbolises purity and truth, love and compassion. Amethyst is a beautiful crystalline quartz in arresting shades of purple, lilac or mauve. The amethyst supposed to be the gemstone of good luck and love. Shower the love of your life with some stunning garnet and amethyst jewellery. Jewellery always tops the list of women’s gifts since it is such an intimate present always worn close to the skin.
Ditch the long-stemmed roses this year. Go for Calla Lily, the flower you need to give her for the sixth year. Calla Lily is gorgeous looking flower. Thanks to its graceful trumpet-shaped white blooms, it has been hailed as the symbol of eternal femininity and purity.
Once you have got the basics right, the rest is all up to your imagination. Make the 6th year as romantic for her as possible. Give her all of these gifts, or a combination of them. Either way, you’d be bang on target!