Celebrating the 8th Wedding Anniversary With the Giving of Traditional Gifts
Although the 8th wedding anniversary is perhaps not as well known as the first or the tenth, it is nevertheless a special time for the couple involved and is a time for celebration. Whether family members, friends or even you yourself are celebrating the eighth anniversary, it is important to choose the right gift to convey the sentiments and emotions you are feeling. There are a number of traditional gifts linked with this marital year and any of these would be a significant and appropriate gift to mark this special occasion. Whatever your loved ones’ tastes, the thought and effort put into sourcing a traditional present will reveal a depth of feeling that will touch the hearts of the recipients. Combine themes for a unique and bespoke gift tailored to your loved ones or choose a specific symbolic material from the traditional lists, the choice is yours.
What is the Traditional 8th Anniversary Gift Material?
Choosing a traditional gift is one of the best ways to show your love and esteem on the anniversary of your loved ones. A traditional gift has been chosen from its relevance and significance to the married pair and the themes linked with the 8th year of marriage are no different. There are two traditional symbols for this anniversary, pottery and bronze. While both are very different, they are both excellent gift choices with plenty of possibilities to impress the recipients. They both have different symbolic meanings which are significant in this year of the marital journey. Bronze is a stunningly beautiful material, made from the joining of two metals to form a stronger and more attractive substance. This reflects the nature of a strong and loving marriage, in which two individuals are joined in matrimony to make a union that is greater than the sum of its parts. As the couple are joined together so their love becomes more intense and more beautiful with each passing year. There are many beautiful bronze gifts to choose from, such as statues for the home or garden, decorative bowls and plates or even bronze jewellery which would be a wonderful traditional 8th anniversary gift for her. The second theme for the 8th anniversary year is pottery with a very clear symbolism. In just the same way as the potter shapes a piece of clay into a work of unique art, so marriage shapes the couple, moulding them into something ever more wonderful and attractive. Choose stylish pottery homewares such as decorative vases, plates, bowls or serving ware or even a pair of personalised mugs for an extra personal touch to commemorate the eighth wedding anniversary.
Traditional Flowers as an Eight Year Anniversary Gift
Whatever other materials and symbols are linked with an anniversary year, often gift givers opt for traditional flowers as they never fail to impress. A stunning bouquet is the perfect way to put a smile on any couple’s face and truly conveys the affection and appreciation held for the celebrating pair. Floral gifts also can convey more significant messages as flowers have a language of their own. It is even possible to choose a special flower that is associated with the anniversary year being celebrated as an unusual take on the traditional gift. The 8th wedding anniversary flower is the clematis, an elegant climbing plant that is an asset to any garden. Giving a gift of one of these flowers to plant and grow in the couple’s garden is a lovely way to emphasise the flourishing nature of their 8 year long marriage and also conveys a meaning of “mental beauty”, reflecting the couple’s love which is not just skin deep but is a true meeting of minds. However if your loved ones do not have the necessary green fingers to cultivate a plant of their own, or lack the garden in which to plant this lovely blossom, there are other options. Roses have long been the most popular anniversary flower because of their stunning appearance and their meaning of love and beauty. Send a gorgeous arrangement of rose blossoms to your loved ones to mark the occasion of their eighth wedding anniversary and reveal your love for the celebrating couple. If your loved ones would appreciate a floral gift but also prefer lasting mementos, there is a perfect solution. The glazed and 24 karat gold trimmed Eternity Rose is a magnificent way to show your loved ones you care and will be displayed proudly in the marital home as an enduring reminder of their love. Made by hand, each piece is a work of art taking 3 months to create from a natural rose blossom at the height of its beauty. What more impressive way to celebrate the 8th wedding anniversary of a special couple?
Traditional Gemstone Jewellery Gifts for the Eighth Wedding Anniversary
If you are looking for a beautiful gift to give your wife on the occasion of your 8th anniversary, a piece of jewellery may just fit the bill. There is a traditional gemstone associated with the eighth wedding anniversary – tourmaline. Available in a host of colours, shapes and sizes, there is certain to be a piece of tourmaline jewellery that she will cherish, whether she loves black, red, blue, green, pink or yellow. Select a necklace, bracelet or a pair of earrings that suits her taste and reveal with it the message of friendship and lasting love that this stone conveys as a perfect traditional 8th wedding anniversary gift for her.