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Paper Anniversary Gifts

Ideas for Paper Anniversary Gifts


Paper is the traditional anniversary gift to mark a couple's 1st year of marriage. Whether that year was smooth or rocky, you'll want to commemorate it with something special. Doing so can start a tradition that lasts into the golden years. These paper gifts can be a worthy representation of your love when your 1st anniversary rolls around.

1. Love Letter

Get out a fine piece of paper (email won't do!) and put down your loving thoughts in this 1st anniversary gift, which is sure to be treasured for a lifetime. Not sure how to get started? Click on the link above to learn how to write a love letter.

2. Book of Love Poems

At a loss for words? Give a book as your paper 1st anniversary gift. If there's a particular genre your spouse loves -- thriller, romance, non-fiction, memoir or biography -- it is sure to be appreciated. And don't forget to inscribe a loving message inside. A book of love poems that you can read aloud is a gift that you can enjoy long after your first anniversary.

3. Airline Tickets

Many couples believe that there's no better gift than one of travel. As your paper 1st anniversary gift, surprise your spouse with a pair of airline tickets to a destination you've always wanted to visit together.

4. Travel Gift Certificate

Can't get away for your 1st anniversary? Postpone the trip with a paper gift certificate to a hotel, restaurant, or spa. Many gift cards are digital now, so you can buy online and print out a copy. Be sure to present it in a handsome envelope (and don't forget the card, signed with love).

5. Love Coupons

Your first year of marriage may have been a financially difficult one. If that's the case, create a book of love coupons as your paper anniversary gift. Click on the link to find ideas for love coupons and a blank template to customize.

6. Board Game

Give a paper anniversary gift that'll be fun year 'round. These board games are both fun and sexy for two to play.

7. Map

Where in the world will your love lead? Select a paper anniversary gift of a map that shows where you would love to go together -- or one that serves as a reminiscence of where you spent your honeymoon. A colorful map in a handsome frame also makes attractive wall decoration.

8. Custom Calendar

If you haven't done anything special with your wedding and honeymoon pictures, create a custom calendar of shots from your first year together. It's a paper anniversary gift that you can enjoy every month of the year.

9. Show or Concert Tickets

Make your first anniversary a special date night with a paper gift of tickets to a concert, show, or sporting event that both of you can enjoy.

10. Art Print

As a new couple, you may still be feathering your nest on your first anniversary, buying furnishings that reflect your taste as well as your budget. Is there an artist or photographer who both of you like? Buy a work on paper to commemorate this very special time in your life.
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