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Mother’s Day 2021

Mother's Day 2021

Mothers Day in the UK is also known as Mothering Sunday. Mother’s Day is always celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent in the UK. However as the dates vary as to when Lent falls, the actual Sunday chosen to celebrate it varies every year.

In 2021 Mother’s Day is on 14th March, 2021 and next year (2022) it is almost two weeks later on 27th March, 2022. (See our annual celebrations dates for the next 10 years)

Mother's day 2021

Mothering Sunday is more often referred to as “Mother’s Day” and it origin is distinctly different to Mother’s Day in America although the sentiments are similar.

In Victorian times, it was a day when children, mainly daughters, who had gone to work as domestic servants were given a day off to visit their mother and family.

Today it is a day when children give presents, flowers, and cards to their mothers.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

We’ve a great selection of Mother’s Day Gifts on our site some of our selection we’ve shown here.

History of Mother’s day

Most Sundays in the year churchgoers would worship at their nearest parish or “daughter church”.

In olden times it was considered important for people to return to their home or “mother” church at least once a year. So each year in the middle of Lent, everyone would visit their “mother” church.

As the return to the “mother” church became an occasion for family reunions when children who were working away from home returned. It was quite common in those days for children as young as ten years to leave home to work in service.

The majority of historians think that it was this return to the “Mother” church which led to the tradition of children, particularly those working as domestic servants, or as apprentices, being given the day off to visit their mother and family.

This special day has now become a time when people give thanks to their mothers and offers an opportunity to express both love and thanks for the work that they do.

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How to personalise commemorative gifts for couples

quality engraving and messaging requirements

How to personalise commemorative gifts for couples can seem complicated however there are very few formal rules.  If you have your own special words for personalising your flutes then great, if you need some inspiration please read on.

Specialising in Anniversaries we have seen many variations on engraving requests. By far the most common and possibly the best is

  • the first line the couple’s first names,
  • the second line ‘Congratulations on your’
  • the third lines used to mention the occasion such as their Anniversary or wedding day.
  • the fourth line used for the Celebration’s Date.

If you want to include a date it’s easy for the wedding however if it is for the anniversary remember to ensure the date is correct. For example if you mention the Anniversary then the date should be the date of the anniversary and not the wedding date. So lets say the couple in Question are celebrating their Silver Wedding (25th Anniversary) having got married on 19th June 1994 you would include Silver Wedding, 19th June 2019.

Commemorative Gifts Best Engraved Format

To ensure the best impact and most pleasing engraving here are some simple rules

  • Use proper sentence case text
  • Use long form dates e.g 21st rather than 21, August rather than 8 and 2020 rather than 20.
  • Standard English Date format is Day, Month, Year. So 21st August 2020 is correct for above example.
  • Formal Names, although not required, are Male first, Female second.

If you are wondering about any other text you would like to include but not sure then check out advice related to wedding or party invitations, this advice is often directly transportable on engraved products especially if you want to use formal wording.

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Music of the 80’s

Music of the 80's CdCards

A great anniversary or birthday idea would be music of your era and in this case specifically the 1980’s. We’ve a selection of CDs with music of the 80’s available which also come with a code so you can download the tracks to a computer. The hits of the year are sure to bring the memories flooding back, as music does so well, to the lucky recipients.

The music included on the CDs are from the original artist from that year so they’re most likely be the favourite version of any cover versions.


1980 A Time to Remember, The Classic Years. CD Track List

  1. Odyssey – Use It Up And Wear It Out
  2. Adam & The Ants – Antmusic
  3. The Mash – Theme From M*A*S*H
  4. The Average White Band – Let’s Go Round Again
  5. Tom Browne – Funkin’ For Jamaica
  6. Earth, Wind & Fire – Let Me Talk
  7. Stray Cats – Runaway Boys
  8. Hall & Oates – Kiss On My List
  9. George Duke – Brazilian Love Affair
  10. Shakin’ Stevens – Marie Marie
  11. Rodney Franklin – The Groove
  12. Johnny Logan – What’s Another Year
  13. Santana – All I Ever Wanted
  14. Secret Affair – My World
  15. New Musik – Living By Numbers
  16. Air Supply – All Out Of Love
  17. Adam & The Ants – Kings Of The Wild Frontier
  18. Judas Priest – Living After Midnight
  19. Barbara Dickson – January, February
  20. Electric Light Orchestra – All Over The World.

1981 A Time to Remember, The Classic Years. CD Track List

  • 1. The Jacksons – Can You Feel It
  • 2. Haircut 100 – Favourite Shirts
  • 3. Adam & The Ants – Prince Charming 
  • 4. The Pointer Sisters – Slowhand
  • 5. The Psychedelic Furs – Pretty In Pink
  • 6. REO Speedwagon – Keep On Loving You
  • 7. Electric Light Orchestra – Hold On Tight
  • 8. Altered Images – Happy Birthday
  • 9. Earth, Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove
  • 10. Sugar Minott – Good Thing Going
  • 11. Aneka – Japanese Boy
  • 12. Shakin’ Stevens – This Ole House
  • 13. Kiki Dee – Star
  • 14. Dolly Parton – 9 To 5
  • 15. Champaign – How ‘Bout Us
  • 16. Landscape – Einstein A Go-Go
  • 17. Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up
  • 18. Heatwave – Gangsters Of The Groove
  • 19. Japan – Quiet Life
  • 20. Odyssey – Going Back To My Roots.

1982 A Time to Remember, The Classic Years. CD Track List

  • 1. Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
  • 2. Dionne Warwick – Heartbreaker
  • 3. Adam Ant – Goody Two Shoes
  • 4. A Flock Of Seagulls – Wishing I Had A Photograph Of You
  • 5. Odyssey – Inside Out
  • 6. Haircut 100 – Fantastic Day
  • 7. Evelyn King – Love Come Down
  • 8. Haysi Fantayzee – John Wayne Is Big Leggy
  • 9. Men At Work – Who Can It Be Now?
  • 10. Air Supply – Even The Nights Are Better
  • 11. Kids From “Fame” – Hi-Fidelity
  • 12. Shakin’ Stevens – Oh Julie
  • 13. Kiki Dee – Perfect Timing
  • 14. Cheap Trick – If You Want My Love
  • 15. Bow Wow Wow – Go Wild In The Country
  • 16. Bucks Fizz – My Camera Never Lies
  • 17. Journey – Who’s Crying Now
  • 18. The Psychedelic Furs – Love My Way
  • 19. Hall & Oates – I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)
  • 20. Japan – I Second That Emotion.

1983 A Time to Remember, The Classic Years. CD Track List

  • 1. Men At Work – Down Under
  • 2. Wham! – Wham Rap!
  • 3. Electric Light Orchestra – Rock & Roll Is King
  • 4. K.C. & The Sunshine Band – Give It Up
  • 5. Adam Ant – Puss ‘N Boots
  • 6. Nick Heyward – Take That Situation
  • 7. Thompson Twins – Hold Me Now
  • 8. Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
  • 9. The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men
  • 10. Mtume – Juicy Fruit
  • 11. Hall & Oates – Family Man
  • 12. Jo Boxers – Boxerbeat
  • 13. The Lotus Eaters – First Picture Of You
  • 14. Alan Parsons Project – Old & Wise
  • 15. Marvin Gaye – My Love Is Waiting
  • 16. Bucks Fizz – When We Were Young
  • 17. Japan – All Tomorrow’s Parties
  • 18. H2O – Dream To Sleep
  • 19. Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart
  • 20. Paul Young – Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home).

1984 A Time to Remember, The Classic Years. CD Track List

  • 1. Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
  • 2. Kenny Loggins – Footloose
  • 3. Nena – 99 Red Balloons
  • 4. Billy Ocean – Caribbean Queen
  • 5. Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
  • 6. Paul Young – Everything Must Change
  • 7. Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun
  • 8. Hall & Oates – Out Of Touch
  • 9. Gloria Estefan – Dr. Beat
  • 10. Thompson Twins – Doctor! Doctor!
  • 11. Adam Ant – Apollo 9
  • 12. Fiction Factory – (Feels Like) Heaven
  • 13. Meat Loaf – Modern Girl
  • 14. Alison Moyet – All Cried Out
  • 15. The Stranglers – Skin Deep
  • 16. A Flock Of Seagulls – The More You Live
  • 17. Shakin’ Stevens – A Love Worth Waiting For
  • 18. The Pointer Sisters – Jump (For Your Love)
  • 19. Matthew Wilder – Break My Stride
  • 20. Deniece Williams – Let’s Hear It For The Boy. 

1985 A Time to Remember, The Classic Years. CD Track List

  • 1. Billy Ocean – Suddenly
  • 2. REO Speedwagon – Can’t Fight This Feeling
  • 3. The Stranglers – Let Me Down Easy
  • 4. Mr Mister – Broken Wings
  • 5. Jennifer Rush – The Power Of Love
  • 6. Thompson Twins – Don’t Mess With Doctor Dream
  • 7. King – Love & Pride
  • 8. Paul Young – Everytime You Go Away
  • 9. Bucks Fizz – You And Your Heart So Blue
  • 10. Dead Or Alive – Lover Come Back To Me
  • 11. Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam – I Wonder If I Take You Home
  • 12. Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out For A Hero
  • 13. Shakin’ Stevens – Lipstick, Powder & Paint
  • 14. Five Star – All Fall Down
  • 15. Alison Moyet – That Ole Devil Called Love
  • 16. Prefab Sprout – When Love Breaks Down
  • 17. Aretha Franklin – Who’s Zoomin’ Who
  • 18. Isley, Jasper, Isley – Caravan Of Love
  • 19. The Pointer Sisters – Dare Me
  • 20. Philip Bailey – Walking On The Chinese Wall.

1986 A Time to Remember, The Classic Years. CD Track List

  • 1. Billy Ocean – When The Going Gets Tough
  • 2. Europe – The Final Countdown
  • 3. Bangles – Manic Monday
  • 4. The Blow Monkeys – Digging Your Scene
  • 5. Bruce Hornsby & The Range – The Way It Is
  • 6. Miami Sound Machine – Bad Boy
  • 7. Owen Paul – My Favourite Waste Of Time
  • 8. Five Star – Rain Or Shine
  • 9. Big Audio Dynamite – E=MC2
  • 10. Alison Moyet – Is This Love?
  • 11. Shakin’ Stevens – Turning Away
  • 12. Furniture – Brilliant Mind
  • 13. Gregory Abbott – Shake You Down
  • 14. Survivor – Burning Heart
  • 15. Run DMC – My Adidas
  • 16. Mr Mister – Kyrie
  • 17. Samantha Fox – Touch Me
  • 18. The Stranglers – Always The Sun
  • 19. James Brown – Living In America
  • 20. Cyndi Lauper – True Colours.

1987 A Time to Remember, The Classic Years. CD Track List

  • 1. Bangles – Walking Down Your Street
  • 2. Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
  • 3. The Blow Monkeys – It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way
  • 4. Terence Trent D’Arby – If You Let Me Stay
  • 5. Bruce Hornsby & The Range – Mandolin Rain
  • 6. The Hooters – Satellite
  • 7. Ruby Turner – I’d Rather Go Blind
  • 8. Johnny Logan – Hold Me Now
  • 9. John Farnham – You’re The Voice
  • 10. Spagna – Call Me
  • 11. Europe – Rock The Night
  • 12. Five Star – The Slightest Touch
  • 13. Alison Moyet – Love Letters
  • 14. Samantha Fox – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now
  • 15. Pseudo Echo – Funky Town
  • 16. Westworld – Sonic Boom Boy
  • 17. Sinitta – Toyboy
  • 18. Wax – Bridge To Your Heart
  • 19. Run DMC – It’s Tricky
  • 20. Luther Vandross – I Really Didn’t Mean It.

1988 A Time to Remember, The Classic Years. CD Track List

  • 1. Deacon Blue – Real Gone Kid
  • 2. Billy Ocean – Get Outta My Dreams
  • 3. Prefab Sprout – The King Of Rock & Roll
  • 4. Beatmasters – Rok Da House
  • 5. Fairground Attraction – Perfect
  • 6. Terence Trent D’Arby – Sign Your Name
  • 7. S’Express – Theme From SExpress
  • 8. Rick Astley – Together Forever
  • 9. The Stranglers – All Of The Day And All Of The Night
  • 10. Coldcut – Doctorin’ The House
  • 11. Freiheit – Keepin’ The Dream Alive
  • 12. Bangles – Hazy Shade Of Winter
  • 13. Taylor Dayne – Tell It To My Heart
  • 14. Bros – When Will I Be Famous?
  • 15. Roachford – Cuddly Toy
  • 16. Bomb The Bass – Beat Dis
  • 17. The Primitives – Crash
  • 18. Pasadenas – Tribute (Right On)
  • 19. The Four Tops – Loco In Acapulco
  • 20. Gloria Estefan – Anything For You. 

1989 A Time to Remember, The Classic Years. CD Track List

  • 1. Deacon Blue – Fergus Sings The Blues
  • 2. Will To Power – Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird
  • 3. Big Fun – Blame It On The Boogie
  • 4. Alice Cooper – Poison
  • 5. Gloria Estefan – Can’t Stay Away From You
  • 6. S’Express – Hey Music Lover
  • 7. Cyndi Lauper – I Drove All Night
  • 8. Boy Meets Girl – Waiting For A Star To Fall
  • 9. New Kids On The Block – Hangin’ Tough
  • 10. Rick Astley – She Wants To Dance With Me
  • 11. Martika – Toy Soldiers
  • 12. Malcolm McLaren – Waltz Darling
  • 13. Beatmasters Featuring Betty Boo – Hey DJ/I Can’t Dance (To The Music You’re Playing)
  • 14. The Blow Monkeys – Choice?
  • 15. Bros – Too Much
  • 16. Liza Minnelli – Losing My Mind
  • 17. Halo James – Could Have Told You So
  • 18. The Wedding Present – Kennedy
  • 19. Beatmasters – Who’s In The House
  • 20. Bangles – Eternal Flame.

Some of these tracks were critically acclaimed other were hits in the UK or America and some were even both, we were comparing all our tracks above to NMEs top 100 best of the songs of the 80’s and was surprised by the results and how many were on the list.

We’ve also some booklet style CD Greeting cards that cover the music of the 80’s. These cover up to 1986 as later years have not been produced by the manufacturer, Retro Co.

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Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of VE day in 2020

Celebrations 1977

We’ll this is a post I didn’t expect to write, celebrating the anniversary of the beginning of the end of World War 2 whilst not being allowed the freedom to go out. Strange times to say the least.

Perhaps we can look forward to celebrating a VoC day (Victory over Covid-19) in the very near future.

The 75th anniversary of VE Day, which marks the end of the Second World War in Europe, takes place this year on Friday, 8 May, 2020.

Due to the COVID 19 lockdown, plans to commemorate and celebrate this momentous occasion have had to change, with national events postponed.

We’ve a few ideas here that may help you celebrate the event the event within the confines of your home this could include decorating a poster, creating bunting for your garden, cooking a menu using war time recipes or downloading a 1940s’ playlist.

The official Music charts did not exist at this time although many lists were offered by different organisations, claiming to be the defacto list.

We’ve a selection of hit songs from the original artists of the year available should you want an authentic sound for the year.

The track list for the CD, which is a great who’s who of the artists of 1945 is as follows:

  1. Artie Shaw – ‘S Wonderful
  2. Doris Day – Sentimental Journey
  3. Frank Sinatra – Stormy Weather
  4. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan – Stone Cold Down In The Market
  5. Perry Como – ‘Till The End Of Time
  6. Billie Holiday – I Cover The Waterfront
  7. Woody Herman & His Orchestra – Laura
  8. Bunk Johnson & His New Orleans Band – Snag It
  9. Margaret Whiting – All Through The Day
  10. Willie Smith & Harry James – Who’s Sorry Now
  11. Adelaide Hall – I’m Gonna Love That Guy
  12. Jess Stacy – Daybreak Serenade 13. Dorothy Squires – Let The Rest Of The World Go By
  13. Artie Shaw – Summertime
  14. Muriel Barron & Olive Gilbert – We’ll Gather Lilacs
  15. Dick Haymes – They Didn’t Believe Me
  16. Red Ingle & Spike Jones – Chloe
  17. Benny Goodman – Symphony
  18. Betty Grable & Harry James – I Can’t Begin To Tell You
  19. Lena Horne – One More For My Baby (And One More For The Road).

We do similar CD’s for all the War years, in fact we span the years from 1929 through to 2002 for music and have news DVDs for 1931 through to 1995 should you be interested in any other year.

We’re off to dig out my Nan’s recipe book’s for some authentic recipes from the 1940’s

Whilst not from the original celebrations, in fact these are 1977 and the queen’s Silver Jubilee, I thought these pictures of Happier times may cheer your up a bit. Would love to see any from the original celebration if anyone has some.

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Community existed in 1977
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Coronavirus update

We are Open (for online retail only.) As our business is based in our annex we continue to operate and within the social distancing rules with a few minor restrictions detailed below.

Public Health England (PHE) has advised that people receiving parcels are not at risk of contracting the coronavirus. From experience with other coronaviruses, we know that these types of viruses don’t survive long on objects, such as letters or parcels. This complements the highly publicised guidance from PHE for people to wash their hands more often than usual using soap and hot water. 

Wherever possible we are using paper based packaging to ensure the maximum protection of our customers and their families.

We continue to keep abreast of the developments of this pandemic and at the time of writing do not envisage any serious disruption to our services to our customers. The only caveat to this is if Royal Mail services are affected by staff absentees due to people looking after their dependencies, this may introduce delay into deliveries but not stop them. Their difficulties unfortunately has resulted in the suspension of the next day delivery option for the time being.

Update following UK Government’s announcement 23rd March 2020:

We have confirmed our services will continue as detailed on this page, we are open for online retail and have confirmed Royal Mail continue to pick up and deliver our parcels. They have stated there may be delays in certain parts of the country depending on staff availability.

Some of our manufacturers and suppliers have closed, we have sufficient stock of our best sellers currently however stock replenishment may take longer than expected.

If you are unable to visit the celebrants we are able to deliver gifts directly to recipients, and if you tell us will gladly include a gift note at no additional cost. Please tell us what to write in the note section of the order at checkout. We can accommodate up to about a quarter page of A4 writing if necessary.

Royal Mail Delivery Service 14th April Update

We are aware that Royal Mail are taking longer than normal to delivery orders, in particular letter post is being more affected than their parcel service. This is patchy across the country and delays of between 3-6 working days seems to be occurring presently. We can only apologise for these delays they are working as best they can whilst also ensuring the safety of their staff and customers. We would suggest you plan ahead to ensure you receive your orders in good time.

Recap of Coronavirus update

  • We are Open.
  • Parcels & Letters do not transmit the virus.
  • Next Day Delivery suspended.
  • We can ship direct to recipients.

Stay well and stay safe from us all at Anniversary Ideas.

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Christmas 2019 Latest posting dates and Office opening times

Latest Christmas Delivery Dates for 2019

Items received on or before the dates stated below should be delivered before Christmas. Please note these dates are estimated and whilst we will try and do everything we can to ensure your item is delivered we cannot guarantee the performance of external organisations involved in the delivery process.

Stock Items:

Latest Recommended Date

Monday 9 December

Destination

Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and
South America, Far and Middle East

Tuesday 10 DecemberCyprus, Malta
Wednesday 11 DecemberEastern Europe (except Czech Republic,
Poland and Slovakia)
Thursday 12 DecemberAustralia, Greece, New Zealand and
Turkey
Friday 13 DecemberCanada, Czech Republic, Finland,
Italy, Poland, Sweden, USA
Latest Recommended DateDestination
Monday 16th DecemberAustria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland
Tuesday 17th DecemberBelgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg. Free UK Delivery (Royal Mail 48 service)
Friday 20th DecemberUK Faster Shipping Option (Royal Mail 24 service)
Friday 20th DecemberUK Next Work Day Delivery

Personalised Items

If an item requires personalisation i.e. Engraving, Embroidery or Painted/Printed products then all orders placed on or before 16th December 2019 will be dispatched for delivery before Christmas. After this time we will endeavour to dispatch before Christmas up until 19th December, this we achieved last year however it’s no guarantee we will this year.

Priority Shipping, if offered, up to 20th December 2019 on Painted/Printed products and will be delivered before Christmas.

Next Day delivery is available up to 19th December 2019 on Engraved or Embroidered products.

International Shipping for personalised items

European Standard Shipping – 12th December 2019

European Priority Shipping – 12th December 2019

International Standard Shipping – 4th December 2019

International Priority Shipping – 10th December 2019

The Dispatch Dates are based on cleared funds being received for the item which instigates the dispatch process.

We use Royal Mail for most items and thus delivery capability is dictated by their performance. At this time of year it can take longer than their stated timescales. Some personalised items are dispatched via courier.

Next Day/ Priority and International Shipping services are a signed for service and thus if no one is available to sign either a redelivery will need to be arranged or the item will need to be picked up from the local sorting office/depot.

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours and Order Processing times.

24th-26th December 2019. We are closed. No orders will be processed or dispatched. Orders received during this time will be processed on 27th December 2019 with Next Day Delivery Requests being delivered 30th December 2019

31st December 2018 and 1st January 2020. We are closed.  No Orders will be processed or dispatched. Next Day Requests received during this time will be processed on 2nd January 2020 and delivered on 3rd January 2020.

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Celebrate your 50th Wedding Anniversary with Music from 1969

Hits of the 60's ~ Hit Music of 1969 on CD & download plus Greeting Card in one gift ; A Time to Remember, The Classic Years -1969Many parties are thrown to celebrate a 50th Wedding Anniversary whether they are formal, informal or just slung together we can help with the right music to celebrate 50 years of marriage if the marriage occurred in 1969.

Get our CD gift greeting card for 1969 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.

  1. Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer.  Reached number 6 on the UK charts in the week ending 4th June 1969, it spent 14 weeks in the top 40 charts. 
  2. Bob Dylan – I Threw It All Away. Reached number 31 on the UK charts in the week ending 21st May 1969, it spent 6  weeks in the top 40 charts. Although Bob Dylan is a well known international artist he has never had a UK number 1 in his own right.
  3. Nilsson – Everybody’s Talkin’  Although this song scored poor chart success it won the Grammy for the Best contemporary vocal performance by a male for Harry Nilsson. Beautiful South covered this track in 1994 and achieved better chart success than the original.
  4. Elvis Presley – In The Ghetto. An iconic song by the King of Rock and Roll. Despite it being such a well know song it only reached number 2 in the UK charts. This was on 2nd July 1969, it stayed at number two for three weeks being held off the number 1 spot by Thunderclap Newman’s Something in the Air.
  1. Chicken Shack – I’d Rather Go Blind. These guys indulged in the 60’s music scene. This track peaked at number 14 in the weekending 18th June 1969.
  2. Johnny Cash – A Boy Named Sue. One of Cash’s iconic songs. It peaked at number 4 in the week ending 4th October 1969. It spent 16 weeks in the top 40 charts. Although well known it has never charted again through re-release or cover.
  3. Sly & The Family Stone – Everyday People. Snuck into the top 40 in March 1969
  4. Andy Williams – Happy Heart. An Iconic singer of the late fifties and sixties. This song peaked at number 19 in the week ending 25th June 1969. Reminiscent of a classic Euro song, it spent 10 weeks on the charts.
  5. The Love Affair – Bringing On Back The Good Times. Reached number 9 in the top 40. It spent 10 weeks on the charts peaking in the week ending 16th August 1969.
  6. Fifth Dimension – Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In. With the classic line “this is the dawning of the age of Aquarius.” Yes, that one. It peaked in the charts at number 11 in the UK although was a Number 1 in America.
  7. Lou Christie – I’m Gonna Make You Mine. Reached number 2 on the UK charts in the week ending 1st November 1969, it spent 17 weeks in the top 40 charts. 
  8. Nina Simone – To Love Somebody. Reached number 5 on the UK charts in the week ending 5th February 1969, it spent 9 weeks in the top 40 charts. 
  9. Blood, Sweat & Tears – You’ve Made Me So Very Happy. Reached number 36 on the UK charts in the week ending 11th May 1969, it spent 6 weeks in the top 40 charts. 
  10. Johnny Nash – Cupid. Reached number 6 on the UK charts in the week ending 30th April 1969, it spent 12 weeks in the top 40 charts. 
  11. Box Tops – Soul Deep. Reached number 22 on the UK charts in the week ending 27th September 1969, it spent 9 weeks in the top 40 charts.
  12. Roger Whittaker – Durham Town. Reached number 16 on the UK charts in the week ending 6th December 1969, it spent 18 weeks in the top 40 charts.
  13. Zager & Evans – In The Year 2525. Reached number 1 on the UK charts in the week ending 30th  August 1969, remaining there for 3 weeks. It spent 13 weeks in the top 40 charts. The song is very reminescent of the era as it followed on from the first moon landing on 20th July this year.
  14. Clodagh Rodgers – Come Back And Shake Me. Reached number 3 on the UK charts in the week ending 7th May 1969, it spent 14 weeks in the top 40 charts. If you think you recognise her it’s because she represented the UK in the Eurovision Song contest in 1971. She finished fourth, which at the time was shocking as it was the first time the UK had not been in 1st or second. Wow, how times change!
  • 19. Jim Reeves – When Two Worlds Collide. Reached number 17 on the UK charts in the week ending 16th August 1969, it spent 17 weeks in the top 40 charts.
  • 20. Georgie Fame – Seventh Son. Reached number 22 on the UK charts in the week ending 10th January 1970, it spent 7 weeks in the top 40 charts. This was a popular dance tune over the Christmas period of 1969

You could complement this with the number one for the week they got married (check what song here http://www.officialcharts.com/chart/) or if you want a longer playlist then how about a montage of number ones from their anniversary for every year since they wed.

It’s also the 50th Wedding Anniversary of John and Yoko, so you can’t omit the song that reflected their marriage which reached number one on 11th June 1969

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Corinthians 13 Love is…

Corinthians 13 4-7 KJV

  • Love is kind;
  • love does not envy;
  • love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;  
  • does not behave rudely,
  • does not seek its own,
  • is not provoked,
  • thinks no evil;  
  • does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
  • bears all things,
  • believes all things,
  • hopes all things,
  • endures all things.
  • Love has no fear;
  • it does not worry;
  • love keeps no records of wrongs;
  • never fails.
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40th wedding anniversary gift ideas for couples

40th wedding anniversary gift ideas for couples

If you’re looking for some great gift ideas for a couple’s 40th Wedding Anniversary then we can help. The 40th Anniversary is also know as the Ruby Wedding. This is because Rubies are the associated theme for 40 years of marriage.

Ruby is the main focus for the 40th wedding anniversary gift both in colour and the gem. The pink or blood red gemstone is one of the most sought-after gems due to their luscious colour and beautiful look. The whole theme for the 40th year wedding anniversary is the ruby. Even the modern day equivalent is still the ruby and therefore you should look for many items that have the gorgeous red stones in them.

Below are some of our ideas that are great 40th wedding anniversary gifts for couples. The ideas should enable both partners to enjoy the gift.

For more ideas check out our 40th Anniversary Gifts page. If you want more details on the actual anniversary check out our 40th Anniversary page

Within this page we’ve concentrate on our gift ideas that can be given to couples to celebrate their Ruby Wedding. Use the link above to see our complete range of 40th wedding anniversary gift ideas for couples.

On the 40th anniversary of your marriage you would have been:

  • married for 14,600 days or
  • 350,400 hours or
  • 21,024,000 minutes,
  • over 1,261 million seconds
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50th wedding anniversary gifts for Mum and Dad

50th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

If you’re looking for some great gift ideas for your Mum and Dad’s 50th Wedding Anniversary then we can help. The 50th Anniversary is also know as the Golden Wedding. This is because Gold are the associated theme for 50 years of marriage.

Obviously this theme makes it relativity easy to find a gift for your Mum. However it’s a bit more difficult for your Dad or when you are buying a joint present. Below are some of our ideas that are great 50th wedding anniversary gifts for your Mum and Dad. The ideas should enable both your parents to enjoy the gift.

For more ideas check out our 50th Anniversary Gifts page. If you want more details on the actual anniversary check out our 50th Anniversary page

The Golden Wedding, to give it the traditional name used, is gold both for the traditional and the modern gift theme lists and as gold has such a stunning look and can be used in many ways you shouldn’t have difficulty finding the perfect 50th wedding anniversary gift. Although the traditional theme for your 50th year as a married couple is gold the modern day equivalent has a slight variation and suggests gold jewellery and what better way to impress your loved one with some stunning earrings, a ring, or even matching watches for each other.

Earliest recorded celebrations show the Husband presents his wife with a Gold Garland to wear. This was normally at a family celebration. Celebrating 50 years also maps into the biblical events of their second jubilee as each jubilee traditionally lasted 25 years.

Gold also replaces the gemstone gift theme. Thus you could take the opportunity to have a gold themed day. Spending time together with gold being used throughout the day. As you can eat gold leaf, you could have a nice meal with gold leaf making an appearance or you could simply be content with some beautiful gold jewellery such as updated wedding rings.