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AnniversariesByYear.com provides gift ideas for Wedding Anniversary Gifts by themes (Modern and Traditional) through images with brief details and prices. This allows you to browse through tons of ideas quickly, our team spends alot of time finding unique products that we think our visitors will like. We also spend time removing products that don't draw alot of views - this ensures that the products you are viewing have been viewed many times, kind of like an implied rating system. We do not sell anything at this time.
We also offer email reminders for your anniversary, free articles for gift ideas, free contests to win prizes, videos and photos of gift ideas. Everything is free! We are also very picky at which ads we place on our site, we have to put ads on the site to pay for the site and it's hosting plan but we try to put relevent ads in strategic locations to ensure minimal distractions to our visitors.
Wedding anniversaries are an ideal opportunity for married couples to celebrate their love for one another and remember why they decided to marry in the first place. Historians have traced the origins of silver and golden anniversaries to medieval Germanic Europe, where silver and gold garlands were presented by the husband to the wife to celebrate the 25th and 50th years of marriage respectively.
Our list is continually updated so that celebrants can choose between the traditional list as well as a contemporary list of anniversary themes (which provides alternative modern-day suggestions such as electrical appliances!)
Traditionally, gifts exchanged or given in the early years of marriage were practical household items to aid the couple in starting a new home together (an extension of the wedding gift). Luxury gifts tend to be given in the later years when the couple has already acquired things they need. The more cynical-minded might see the increase in gift value over time as an incentive to stay married!