How long have we been celebrating anniversaries? Well, husbands were giving their wives presents – a silver wreath on their 25th and a gold wreath on their 50th anniversary – since Roman times. (1) These gifts were a symbol of mutual love, effort, and commitment for each other as they reached such important milestones.
The tradition eventually was picked up and turned into annual celebrations with most of them acquiring specific names and symbols. (1) Anniversaries are celebrated today by all romantic couples, not just spouses. It even morphed into honoring monthly milestones sometimes called monthsaries.
Why are anniversaries important? The special dates are a chance to reminisce about the times you’ve been together. To make us realize how far our relationship has come. It’s a reason for both of us to spend ample quality time together. A chance to make new romantic memories, look back, and to set new goals.
“Traditions are a good way for couples to connect through shared meaning and purpose,” says Lena Derhally MS, MA, relationship expert and psychotherapist. “By honoring and celebrating (anniversaries), you reconnect to those happy and euphoric moments that you shared together in the past. Some people like to go back to the place they got engaged every year to celebrate — that’s a great way to continue to remind yourselves why you fell in love.” (2)
An anniversary — from a budding romance to a full-bloomed marriage — is a relationship milestone worth celebrating. You can make it grand or simple. The important thing is to make time to honor each other and your relationship. All things change. People and their relationships constantly evolve. Both of you have chosen to stay committed to a life together through all that has happened.
Want to express your love for your partner on your anniversary but still looking for the right words? We’ve got you covered. Here is a collection of happy anniversary messages, quotes, wishes, and images you can use and personalize.
If you are looking for a thoughtful message for your parent’s anniversary, view Wedding Anniversary Quotes for Mom and Dad.
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1. Wedding Anniversary Names by Year List and Gifts. (2020). Caketoppers.Co.Uk. https://www.caketoppers.co.uk/page/wedding-anniversary-names/40618533#:~:text=There%20is%20no%20name%20for,gold%20wreath%20for%2050%20years.
2. Wolff, C. (2018, May 15). 7 Traditions To Have In Your Relationship That Help Couples Stay Together Long-Term. Bustle; Bustle. https://www.bustle.com/p/7-traditions-to-have-in-your-relationship-that-help-couples-stay-together-long-term-9078328
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