Anyone celebrating their 70th Birthday this year will enjoy this unique bi-fold greeting gift card. The greeting card is covered with images invoking memories of their formative years. A 20 track CD is included with hits from within the years 1955-1985. All the tracks are recordings from the original artists of the time and are sure to bring the memories flooding back, as music does so well, to the lucky recipients. The inside of the greeting card has a page with interesting facts that have occurred during the these years plus a blank page for you to add your own message.
Supplied in a cellophane wrapper, comes with it's own white envelope.
Card size: 14cm wide by 21cm high. (can be posted with standard Royal Mail Letter stamp)
It’s 70 years since the film The Jolson Story was released which makes this year (2016) the Platinum Anniversary of it’s release.
Included in the film was a musical score entitled ‘Anniversary Song’ penned by Al Jolson and Saul Chaplin. The original song was adapted from Losif (aka Ivano or Jovan) Ivanovici’s Romanian Waltz ‘Waves of the Danube’ first published in 1880 (136 years ago.) An accomplished composer which a few nations like to claim as their own. The tune is also claimed to be at the root of KPop as a Korean recorded a song based on the tune in 1926.
The film covers Al Jonson’s life and career although some scenes were pure fiction, the film contains a number of well know Jolson songs along with new material such as the Anniversary Song, well known songs including ‘My Mammy’ and Swannee, Toot Toot Tootsie, Ma Blushin’ Rosie were some of the highlights.
The film was a tremendous financial success for Columbia Pictures, and won three Academy Awards for
Scoring of a Musical Picture,
Best Sound Recording,
and was nominated for seven in total including
Best Actor in a Leading Role for Larry Parks,
Best Actor in a Supporting Role for William Demarest,
Best Cinematography, (Colour)
Best Film Editing.
The Lyrics are a wonderful tribute for an anniversary.
Oh How we danced on the night we were wed.
We vowed our true love, though a word wasn’t said.
The world was in bloom, there were stars in the skies.
Except for the few that were there in your eyes.
Dear, as I held you so close in my arms, angels were singing a hymn to your charms .
Two Hearts gently beating were murmuring low “My darling I love you so.”
The Night seemed to fade into blossoming dawn.
The sun shone a new but the dance lingered on.
Could we but relive that sweet moment sublime.
We’d find that our love is unaltered by time.
The Lyrics as sung on the film vary from the sheet music however there are a number of variations available from various international Crooners using the actual penned prose.
Treat your loved ones to a journey to their special year with our 24 page booklet gift cards, featuring an exclusive 15 Music track CD with instant download code to allow you to rip to you PC or file storage.
Each card is packed full of interesting stories and information for 1955-1985, ranging from headline and lifestyle news, to music and movie news. Features bright, fun designs, our booklet cards are both a card and a gift in one cool package.The CD contains hand picked music by the origainal artists from the year that spans the sounds of 1955-1985, with a download code included for immediate download to a computer or storage device. (not iTunes)
Dimensions: Can be posted using Normal Letter Stamp. 12.7cm wide by 17.9cm 4.9mm in depth. Supplied with white envelope.
A unique bi-fold DVD greeting card covered with images and memories celebrating the year of 1949. The greeting card includes a DVD containing footage and stories from and about 1949 with an approximate run time of 1 hour. The footage is sure to bring the memories flooding back for the lucky recipients. The greeting card also has images and facts about the year 1949 printed on the front and inside the cover of the card plus a blank page for you to add your own special message. Images on the card are from and relevant to 1949.
The DVD contains an abundance of visual stimuli from 1949 mostly from news reels recorded in the year.
NB. This is a UK product and will only work on European (PAL) DVD Video systems i.e. UK DVD Players and computers with DVD players that can accept PAL DVDs.
Greeting Card Dimension: 14cm wide by 20.5 cm high.
Anyone celebrating their 70th Anniversary, Platinum Wedding or 70th Birthday in 2019 will appreciate this great gift idea, this unique bi-fold greeting gift card is covered with images and memories from 1949 The greeting card includes a CD full of original hits from 1949 plus it also includes a code to download all these tracks to you computer. All the tracks are recordings from the original artists of the time and are sure to bring the memories flooding back, as music does so well, to the lucky recipients. The inside of the greeting card has a page with interesting facts from and about the year 1949 with a blank page for you to add your own message.
Supplied in a cellophane wrapper and is supplied with it's own white envelope for either onward posting (UK normal letter stamp size) or presenting to the recipient directly.
Many parties are thrown to celebrate a Golden Wedding Anniversary whether they are formal, informal or just slung together we can help with the right music to celebrate 50 years of marriage.
Get our CD gift greeting card for 1968 which has a CD inside with a multitude of top hits from the year they were married with many love songs that will bring the memories of yester-year flooding back.
The complete playlist is as follows with a brief synopsis as well to help you.
Fleetwood Mac – Albatross ~ First Released 22 November 1968, eventually got to No.1 on 25th January 1969 spending 18 weeks on the chart this time (it has a number of releases) although this remains Fleetwood Mac’s only ever UK number one hit.
Simon & Garfunkel – Mrs. Robinson ~ Made Famous from the Sound track of the film with the same name, the film was released in advance of the single (in 1967) and the Single reached it’s highest position of No. 4 in the week ending 7th August 1968.
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap – Young Girl ~ Reached No. 1 Weekending 22nd May 1968 and stayed there for another 3 weeks remaining on the top 40 chart for 16 weeks.
Andy Williams – Can’t Help Falling In Love ~ Reached No. 5 in the week ending 1st May 1968 and was in the top 40 for 14 weeks.
1910 Fruitgum Co – Simon Says ~ A classic bubblegum pop record, first release in the UK in March 1968 it reached No. 2 in the week ending 1st May 1968 spending 14 weeks on the top 40 chart.
Elvis Presley – Guitar Man ~ Released in 1967 in the USA it was not released in the UK until Feb. 1968 only reaching No. 19 in the top 40 in the week ending 27th March 1968.
Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music ~ Released in the UK in July 1968 this song reached No. 7 in the week ending 14th August 1968 remaining in the top 40 for 13 weeks.
Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No-I Got Life ~ Released on October 1968 it reached N0. 2 in the week ending 18th December 1968 spending 10 weeks on the chart.
Box Tops – Cry Like A Baby ~ Released in April 1968 it reached No. 15 in the UK charts in the week ending 1st May 1968 spending 10 weeks in the top 40.
Big Brother & The Holding Company (Feat. Janis Joplin) – Piece Of My Heart ~ In 2004, the Big Brother and the Holding Company version was ranked number 353 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song is also included among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
Ohio Express – Yummy, Yummy, Yummy ~ reached No. 5 in the top 40 in the week ending 17th July 1968 spending 12 weeks on the chart.
Reparata & The Delrons – Captain Of Your Ship ~ An American Girl group who found more fame in the UK their their native USA. Following the success of this single, the group toured the United Kingdom, with the backing group Clouds.
Hugo Montenegro – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly ~ This is the sound track to the same film however this No. 1 hit was a cover of the original with the film being released in 1966. It has since become one of the most iconic scores in film history. The record reached No. 1 in the week ending 13th November 1968 and stayed there for 4 weeks remaining in the top 40 for 20 weeks.
The Byrds – You Ain’t Going Nowhere ~ This is a classic Bob Dylan track covered by The Byrds, although popular it never got above 45th position in the UK charts although did better in Canada reaching No. 11.
Lemon Pipers – Green Tambourine ~ Absolute classic sixties hippy chick music iconic of the era. Peaked at No. 7 in the week ending 13th March 1968 remaining in the top 40 for 10 weeks.
Gun – Race With The Devil ~ Great Guitar Riff in this song Reached N0. 8 in the week ending 18th December 1968.
Bruce Channel – Keep On ~ reached No 12 in the top 40 in August 1968 spending 14 weeks on the chart top forty.
José Féliciano – Light My Fire ~ Vocalist and guitarist José Féliciano experienced significant international success when he released his version of “Light My Fire” in 1968 as a single it Peaked in the UK on 30th October 1968 at No. 6 position spending 12 weeks in the top 40.
Laura Nyro – Stoned Soul Picnic ~The best-known version of the song was recorded by The 5th Dimension, and was the first single released from their album of the same title. It was the most successful single from that album, reaching No.3 on the U.S. Pop chart and No.2 on the Billboard R&B chart. It became a platinum record. Source Wikipedia
The Love Affair – Everlasting Love. ~ An complete classic finishes off this CD perfectly, if was No. 1 for two weeks reach number one on the week of 31st January 1968, it remained on the charts for 12 weeks.
You could complement this with the number one for the week they got married (check what song here http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/1964/) or if you want a longer playlist then how about a montage of number ones from their anniversary for every year since they wed.
Other memorable chart hits during this year that cannot be included due to differing Artist copyrights are Clif Richard’s No. 1 Hit ‘Congratulations’ and a version of ‘Anniversary Waltz’ sung by the iconic Anita Harris.
As with each wedding anniversary that you celebrate has a definite theme, such as paper for the first year through to Diamonds for the 60th anniversary, so do most anniversaries have a colour theme, you might like to think about decorating your venue to tie in with this theme. This could just mean coloured tablecloths, napkins and a few flowers and balloons, or something a lot more elaborate.
Below is a list of the wedding anniversaries and the colour associated with the year. If the anniversary year you are looking for is not listed then we do not have never found a colour listed for that year, if you do find one please let us know!
Emerald Green or White
The wedding anniversary colours listed are not a definitive list, however they have been collected during our research into wedding anniversaries and generally reflect the traditional anniversary theme or material associated with the year.
Themes for modern wedding anniversary gifts come from a list of materials that are associated with each specific year. The different years, the majority of the time, have different themes or materials associated with that year along with different lists, here we are talking about the Modern Anniversary List, other popular lists include the the Traditional, Gemstone or Flower lists. The general idea behind this is so that you can select a gift with the theme of the material mentioned for the year thus making it easier to select an appropriate gift.
The Modern Wedding Anniversary Gifts List
The Modern wedding anniversary list was first launched in 1946 into the one shown below, some of the years have variations on the theme depending upon who has published the list subsequently. More history of how the wedding list evolved is available on our Modern Wedding List History page.
The reason it is called the modern list is simply because at the time it was published it included modern gift theme designed to encourage and promote sales of items in a time of austerity.
Below in the list the anniversary year will link you to pages with ideas available from all the Gift lists (e.g. Traditional, Modern, Gemstone and Flower) or choose the modern material for the year you are celebrating, or buying for, for a list of wedding anniversary gifts specific to that modern material and year.The Modern Anniversary gifts list has a material theme against every year up to the 50th year and there after every fifth year until the 75th Wedding Anniversary.
There are a few variations with the modern wedding anniversary gifts list shown
All Important Modern wedding anniversary gifts
The modern wedding anniversary gifts list converge with the Traditional Wedding Anniversary Gifts List on what are deemed to be the major Anniversaries e.g 25th Anniversary is Silver, 40th Anniversary Is Ruby and the 50th Anniversary is Gold on both lists.
Themes for traditional wedding anniversary gifts come from a list of materials that are associated with each specific year. The different years, the majority of the time, have different themes or materials associated with that year along with different lists, here we are talking about the Traditional Anniversary List, other popular lists include the the Modern, Gemstone or Flower lists. The general idea behind this is so that you can select a gift with the theme of the material mentioned for the year thus making it easier to select an appropriate gift.
The Traditional Wedding Anniversary Gifts List
The traditional wedding anniversary list has developed over the generations into the one shown below, some of the years have variations on the theme depending upon who has published the list. More history of how the wedding list evolved is available on our Traditional Wedding List History page.
The reason it is called the traditional list is simply because it is the oldest wedding anniversary gifts list in existence, there is evidence that prior to the modern anniversary list being produced the list was known as the Wedding Anniversary List.
Below in the list the anniversary year will link you to pages with ideas available from all the Gift lists (e.g. Traditional, Modern, Gemstone and Flower) or choose the traditional material for the year you are celebrating, or buying for, for a list of wedding anniversary gifts specific to that traditional material and year.Some years have no material or theme under the traditional anniversary list, below the fiftieth these anniversaries will have a theme in the Modern Anniversary List. Above the 50th they have no theme or material.
There are a few variations with the traditional wedding anniversary gifts list shown above possibly the largest one being that for the first wedding anniversary as, in the United Kingdom and Europe, the 1st anniversary traditionally used to be Cotton with the second year being Paper themed. This has however been reversed now to follow the american traditional theme of Paper for the 1st year anniversary and Cotton for the 2nd year. The reason behind this is attributed to globalisation and the internet making data more accessible.
There are other variations on the traditional theme and again these tend to be local (read Country) based, for example in Germany there is also a tradition to celebrate the Copper Anniversary which is 12 and a half years or half way through a Jubilee (which is 25 years)
All Important traditional wedding anniversary gifts
The traditional wedding anniversary gifts list is where all the important and major anniversaries come from and indeed the 25th anniversary and 50th anniversary are the oldest known anniversaries being celebrated as having symbols with the forma being the Silver Wedding and the latter Golden Wedding these can be traced back into early European history.
Beyond 50 years of marriage each anniversary year does not have a symbol or material associated with it, rather every 5 years is celebrated with the exception of 65 years of marriage which has no traditional symbol associated with the year although Star Sapphire is often quoted.
Although there is a symbol for every 5th year up until 100 years of marriage we have yet to see anyone achieve an anniversary over 90 years although given people are now living longer we feel this is only a matter of time before this occurs. Wikipedia maintain a list of couples who have had the longest marriage together.
55th Wedding anniversary also known as the Emerald Wedding
The traditional fifty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of 55th; an alternative traditional fifty-fifth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Emerald. The modern fifty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Emerald. The gemstone fifty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Alexandrite.
60th Wedding anniversary
The modern sixtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds. The gemstone sixtieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds.
65th Wedding anniversary
The sixty-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Star Sapphire.
70th Wedding anniversary
The modern seventieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Platinum.
75th Wedding anniversary also known as the Diamond Wedding
The traditional seventy-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds. The modern seventy-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds.
80th Wedding anniversary
The eightieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Pearls; an alternative modern eightieth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Diamonds. Oak has also been mentioned although no reference source can be found for this theme.
85th Wedding anniversary
The eight-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Sapphire; an alternative modern eight fifth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Diamonds.
90th Wedding anniversary
The ninetieth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamonds; an alternative modern ninetieth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Emerald.
95th Wedding anniversary
The ninety-fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Ruby; an alternative modern ninety fifth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Diamonds.
100th Wedding anniversary
The one hundredth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Ten Carat Diamond.
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