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  • Golden Wedding Anniversary
    Did you know that the 50th Anniversary goes way back to the Middle Ages?  Traditionally the husband would present his wife with a gold wreath on their Anniversary, thus why this anniversary is associated with[…]Read Post
  • Adding or changing a Battery on an Anniversary Quartz Clock 1785n
    Instructions to fit a battery to your Anniversary clock, Item codes 17850, 17851, 17852 & 17853 To add a battery you’ll need to first push the clock out of the Mirror surround, to do this[…]Read Post
  • How popular was your Wedding Day?
    How popular was your wedding day for other couples to marry on. The graph below shows all the days of the year with a heat style map showing the most popular days larger than the[…]Read Post
  • Keeping fun in your Marriage – Date Night Ideas
    Hello, I’m here to help you get some ideas together for date night this week. Today I want to cover the many ways that you can keep fun in your marriage by having a regular[…]Read Post
  • Valentine Gifts Top Tips
    Valentine’s Day is on a Monday this year, and if you’re looking for some gift ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Flowers, chocolates, jewellery, and personalised gifts are all popular choices for Valentine’s gifts.[…]Read Post
  • A Guide to your first 10 years of wedding anniversaries
    Congratulations, with marriage you have a Wedding Anniversary date to enjoy and celebrate every year. Nearly all wedding anniversaries have a special meaning and a gift associated with it. Below is a 10-year guide to[…]Read Post
  • The Perfect Anniversary gift for a couple
    It can be very difficult to find the perfect anniversary gift for a couple. Make your Wedding Anniversary Gift extra special. Perhaps you are looking for a gift with a real wow-factor.  There is a[…]Read Post
  • Getting the most from my Red Hearts Wedding Anniversary Pillar Candle.
    Our Red Hearts Wedding Anniversary Pillar candles, as with all pillar candles are designed to hold the wax within the candle. As the candle burns down into the centre it results in a lovely glow.[…]Read Post
  • What present to buy for your 7th Wedding Anniversary
    Your 7th anniversary has a great select of presents to buy if you follow the anniversary gift lists. Traditionally the most used suggestion are presents based on the theme of copper. Additionally we have also[…]Read Post
  • Finding The Perfect Gift For Her
    Looking for the perfect gift for a loved one can sometimes be quite difficult. Here at Anniversary Ideas we have a range of beautiful gifts. Let us help you find the perfect gift for the[…]Read Post
  • Christmas 2021 & New Year 2022 Office opening times
    Christmas and New Year Opening Hours and Order Processing times. We use Royal Mail for our parcel and post delivery so are reliant upon their services. The latest order date for delivery before Christmas for[…]Read Post
  • What does one do to celebrate a 10th wedding anniversary during COVID19 Lockdown
    Given all the social distancing and travel restrictions that are currently in force what could you do to celebrate your 10th wedding anniversary during a lockdown. A simple celebration would be to go for an[…]Read Post
  • Mother’s Day 2022
    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,[…]Read Post
  • How to personalise commemorative gifts for couples
    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 Post
  • Music of the 80’s
    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[…]Read Post
  • Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of VE day in 2020
    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[…]Read Post
  • 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[…]Read Post
  • Celebrate your 50th Wedding Anniversary with Music from 1969
    Many 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[…]Read Post
  • 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[…]Read Post
  • 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[…]Read Post
  • 50th wedding anniversary gifts for Mum and Dad
    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[…]Read Post
  • 30th wedding anniversary gifts for parents
    If you’re looking for some great gift ideas for your parents 30th Wedding Anniversary then we can help. The 30th Anniversary is also know as the Pearl Wedding. This is because Pearls are the associated[…]Read Post
  • Mother’s Day 2019
    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,[…]Read Post
  • Top 10 tips for successful marriages
    Inspired by the blog from an Aussie guy whose marriage had ended, I thought it would be worth sharing the tips he felt would have kept the marriage together, to be fair they are good[…]Read Post
  • When is Mary & Joseph’s Wedding Anniversary
    I noticed today (23rd January) on Twitter someone put forward the fact that it is Mary & Joseph’s Wedding Anniversary, given the level of fake news around I figured I’d at least check this before[…]Read Post
  • Chinese New Year
    Chinese New Year is a festival that celebrates the beginning of the New Year on the Chinese Calendar. Referred to as the Spring Festival in China it is also known as the Lunar New Year[…]Read Post
  • Planning for your 1st Wedding Anniversary Celebration
    Being fantastically organised you are of course planning for your 1st wedding anniversary celebration before your actual wedding. If however you are a mere mortal like the rest of us there are somethings you can[…]Read Post
  • Chronological Mentions of Wedding anniversary using Symbols to reference the year.
    The following is our references from newspaper research into mentions of Wedding Anniversaries where instead of simply stating the years they reference it using the traditional symbol e.g. Silver wedding for 25th Anniversary. The Morning chronicle Monday, September[…]Read Post
  • Beginners guide to wedding anniversary gifts etiquette
    Us oldies, occasionally forget that newly weds may not know the ins and outs of Wedding Anniversary gifts etiquette. There’s lots of social conventions that surround them. So here’s a quick run down of the[…]Read Post
  • Clocks and Timepieces for an Anniversary Gift
    Just before our 31st Wedding Anniversary our Carriage Clock that had sat on our mantle piece for many years went wrong. It started to gain about 75 minutes a day. This was a gift when[…]Read Post
  • Updated Privacy Policy for Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulations
    We are updating our Privacy Policy to ensure consistency to Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulations which come into effect from tomorrow (25th May 2018) and well as the ePrivacy directive, we suspect it will[…]Read Post
  • What Month and Day to get Married according to Marriage Rhymes
    We’ve got lots of information on wedding anniversaries and their etiquette, through our continuing research we pick up the occasional snippet which we love, the Victorian marriage rhymes below refer to the best days and[…]Read Post
  • Privacy Policy GDPR for Third Party Personalised Gifts
    We’ve reviewed our processes and identified a possible scenario whereby Third parties have their personal data disclosed to us by a customer. This will be when customers orders a personalised gift using the recipient’s personal[…]Read Post
  • Original Newspapers
    What are our Original Newspapers? The Original Newspapers we provide are the real McCoy in that they were printed on the day they were originally published thus they not only cover the actual news of[…]Read Post
  • 40 years of marriage in 2018 Celebrating with Music
    Many parties are thrown to celebrate a Ruby Wedding Anniversary whether they are formal, informal or just slung together we can help with the right music to celebrate 40 years of marriage in 2018. Get[…]Read Post
  • Celebrating 50 years of marriage in 2018 with Music
    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[…]Read Post
  • Thanking People for Gifts
    There is a certain etiquette that has been established over time for thanking people for gifts whether that gift is for your Wedding Anniversary or indeed another celebration. The degree you go to will also[…]Read Post
  • Welcome to a new design for AnniversaryIdeas
    We’re proud to launch our new Anniversaryideas website onto the internet Its been developed on the latest technology and thus you can now browse and obtain a great experience on whatever device you visit our[…]Read Post
  • The Anniversary Song Platinum Anniversary
    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[…]Read Post
  • Who celebrates a Wedding Anniversary?
    To mark Travelodge’s 30th anniversary, they’re giving away a free night’s stay in any one of their hotels in Britain to any couple celebrating their Pearl wedding (30th anniversary) in 2015, if anyone is intending[…]Read Post
  • We’ve relocated our main website to improve our response times
    We’ve recently relocated our main web site anniversaryideas.co.uk to a new server to improve the response times. if you experience any problems with access or slow pages we would like to hear about you experience.[…]Read Post
  • Experience delivers the Perfect Gift
    Researchers have found the components needed to deliver a perfect gift and they are all to do with actions rather than physical items! Gifts that involve the recipient in an action or event tend to[…]Read Post
  • Ten cheap anniversary gifts for him
    Now to clear this up straight away when we say cheap anniversary gifts we mean low to no cost gifts not bawdy gifts that you’ll look back at later and wonder what was I thinking.[…]Read Post
  • Five romantic things to do together in the UK during the month of June
    With thousands of romantic things to do with your partner in the UK during (hopefully) a warm and sunny June, where do you begin deciding where to spend time cuddling, smooching and enjoying each others[…]Read Post
  • Celebrating 55 years of marriage with Music
    The power of music to evoke memories is such wonderful way of moving people and together we can help with the right music to celebrate 55 years of marriage in 2019. Get our CD gift[…]Read Post
  • Security update – Heartbleed exploit
    We have checked and we are unaffected by this exploit. Anniversaryideas is aware of the vulnerability, dubbed “Heartbleed”, which is a security concern for users of OpenSSL, a widely-used opensource cryptographic software library. It can[…]Read Post
  • 2nd Anniversary Gifts
    It is two years since your wedding (doesn’t time fly) and your second wedding anniversary is fast approaching; here’s the facts on what the material or symbol is appropriate for 2nd anniversary gifts: A Traditional[…]Read Post
  • Guest Post from Tree2mydoor
    There is always something so magical about the Golden Wedding, it must have something to do with all those loving years together. The Golden Wedding or 50th Anniversary is like a shining beacon in the[…]Read Post
  • 80th Birthday gifts idea; The Time of your Life DVD -1934
    Our DVD and Greeting Card combination make great gifts and are ever popular. We had some spare time so decided to take a look at the 1934 DVD on which this year is ideal as[…]Read Post
  • How to get Ideas for Ruby Wedding Gifts
    Great gift ideas often come from sudden inspiration, from deeds, or actions that provoke a memory in whoever is looking for a gift. When this inspiration meets the recipients thoughts or aspirations truly great gifts[…]Read Post
  • Thinking of a Holiday for your Anniversary?
    If you are thinking of booking a holiday to celebrate your wedding anniversary then you should check the Groupon Getaway page first to check if there is an absolute bargain to be had. Lots of[…]Read Post
  • Thanking People for Gifts
    There is a certain etiquette that has been established over time for thanking people who have given you a gift for your Anniversary or indeed any celebration. The degree you go to will also vary[…]Read Post
  • What age do women first get married?
    Simply question; What age do women first get married? A fairly complex answer, fortunately Hans Rosling and the gapminder team have processed the statistics and the answer is here, just press the play button towards the[…]Read Post
  • Wedding Anniversaries and the Celebs!
    So, your anniversary is coming up, you want to do something nice, maybe throw a small party, go out for a romantic meal and if you’re feeling really recession-proof, perhaps go on a long romantic[…]Read Post
  • Anniversary Gifts for her
    Anniversary Gifts for Her Anniversary gifts symbolise many things. On your upcoming anniversary, she would love to receive the gift that also means you’re looking forward to the coming years of being by her side.[…]Read Post
  • Silver Wedding – Top UK Holiday Destinations
    Planning to take a break in the UK for your Silver Wedding, then read on for some suggestions of some great locations to go all with a link to Silver in some manner. Be it[…]Read Post
  • Beginners guide to Wedding Anniversaries and it’s etiquette
    Us oldies, occasionally forget that newly weds may not know the ins and outs of Wedding Anniversary etiquette so here’s a quick run down of the etiquette. Gift giving is not mandatory, commemorating the event[…]Read Post
  • 1st Wedding Anniversary Gifts
    Paper based gifts are the traditional theme for 1st wedding anniversary gifts. Our best sellers show that the theme is a popular choice whether you are buying for your spouse, friend or family member. We[…]Read Post
  • Experience counts for a perfect gift
    Researchers have discovered the components of a perfect gift and they are all to do with actions rather than physical goods! Gifts that involve the recipient in an action or event are talked about more[…]Read Post
  • Inspirational Quotes
    We’ve just published a collection of, mostly inspirational, quotes we’ve pulled together on our twitter feed celebrating Love and Marriage mainly for St. Valentine’s day, we’ve reproduced them all together below: An anniversary; a celebration[…]Read Post
  • Anniversary Symbol meanings
    Q. Hi, I’m doing a research on the wedding anniversary symbols. What I’m really looking for is what each material means. Do they represent something in each year? Please email me back if you have[…]Read Post
  • How to Personalise an Anniversary Gift
    Q. I am trying to help my mother-in-law put together a 25th anniversary for my sister-in-law. I have one question. When ordering a personalised gift like toasting glasses for the couple should it have the[…]Read Post
  • Attending an Anniversary celebration and gift giving
    Q. We are about to attend a 50th wedding anniversary. We are distant relatives. We realise the 50th is gold. We are wondering about a gift. Do we need to take one? Does it have[…]Read Post
  • Who should be invited to a Wedding Anniversary
    Q. Since most of my parent’s siblings do not live near the area where we will hold the celebration, is it proper to send them invitations to announce the anniversary event. I know they will[…]Read Post
  • Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for 2013
    We’ve just updated our Valentines Day Gift ideas section (here) with some new gift ideas plus we’ve got our tried and tested gifts that are sure to bring a smile to your partner’s face (or[…]Read Post
  • Business Anniversaries or Technical Anniversaries
    We’re often asked what is the name or symbol of an anniversary of an event which do tend to vary depending upon the actual event e.g. if we were asked what is the 50th Anniversary[…]Read Post
  • Time Tested Wedding Gifts
    Someone tweeted a friend the other day to say they still had their gift after twenty years of marriage, this got us thinking especially for those celebrating double digit anniversaries: What Wedding Gift do you[…]Read Post
  • See our updated website
    We’re proud to launch our new website into the wild! Its been developed on the latest technology and thus you can now browse and obtain a great experience on whatever device you visit our site[…]Read Post
  • Facebook update their Friendship pages to be more couple orientated
    Facebook have updated their friendship pages so that they combine your lives together better (as Facebook sees it anyway). As with all changes there are a few dissenters, and as ever with Facebook there are[…]Read Post
  • HM The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh celebrate 65 years of marriage
    Today (20th November 2012) Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh celebrate their 65th Wedding Anniversary, they should be congratulated for achieving the milestone having lived their life in the public gaze; it[…]Read Post
  • History of Wedding Anniversaries
    Anniversaries have been celebrated effectively since the year after the wedding ceremony was invented and  references can be found in records stretching back centuries. Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens cites a celebration for an 8th[…]Read Post
  • When is a Wedding Anniversary not an Anniversary?
    The earliest known references to celebrations for wedding anniversaries which have symbols associated within them we have found to date are to the Silver Wedding (25 years of marriage) and Golden Wedding (50th Wedding Anniversary).[…]Read Post
  • What do you call the 80th Anniversary?
    We’ve been continuing our investigations into what each Wedding Anniversary is called and why, we’ve noticed that Wikipedia have an entry stating that the 80th Anniversary is the Oak Anniversary. Now we’ve got to say[…]Read Post
  • Crystal Wedding (15th Wedding Anniversary) Poem
    The holding of celebrations on the anniversaries of different epochs of Married Life has become a very pleasant feature of modern times from our research it appears these were popularised in the Victorian era.  These[…]Read Post
  • Silver-Wedding (25th Wedding Anniversary) Poem
    The holding of celebrations on the anniversaries of different epochs of Married Life has become a very pleasant feature of modern times from our research it appears these were popularised initially in the Victorian era.[…]Read Post
  • Golden Wedding (50th Wedding Anniversary) Poem
    The holding of celebrations on the anniversaries of different epochs of Married Life has become a very pleasant feature of modern times from our research it appears these were popularised in the Victorian era.  These[…]Read Post
  • Precious Gemstones – Anniversary Guide
    There are two main types of gemstones, Precious and semi-precious. A gemstone is considered precious if it is rare or difficult to obtain, these particular stones often attract a high commercial price. A Semi-precious gemstone[…]Read Post
  • Tin-Wedding (10th Wedding Anniversary) Poem
    The holding of celebrations on the anniversaries of different epochs of Married Life has become a very pleasant feature of modern times from our research it appears these were popularised in the Victorian era.  These[…]Read Post
  • 5th Wedding Anniversary Poem
    The holding of celebrations on the anniversaries of different epochs of Married Life has become a very pleasant feature of modern times from our research it appears these were popularised in the Victorian era.  These[…]Read Post
  • Wedding Anniversaries and the Celebs!
    So, your anniversary is coming up, you want to do something nice, maybe throw a small party, go out for a romantic meal and if you’re feeling really recession-proof, perhaps go on a long romantic weekend[…]Read Post