British Anniversaries

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The historic origins of wedding anniversaries date back to the Medieval German empire, when husbands crowned their wives with silver and gold wreaths, marking 25 and 50 years of marriage respectively. Other anniversaries have evolved from more commercial origins during the 20th century. Nevertheless, the anniversaries listed below are a useful guide, and may help with the selection of appropriate gifts:

1 paper 2 cotton 3 leather 4 flowers, fruit 5 wood 6 sugar 7 wool, copper 8 bronze, pottery 9 willow, pottery 10 tin 11 steel 12 silk, linen 13 lace 14 ivory 15 crystal 20 china 25 silver 30 pearl 35 coral 40 ruby 45 sapphire 50 gold 55 emerald 60 diamond 70 platinum.
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