Wishing you a Happy Willow Anniversary Greeting Card

Wishing you a Happy Willow Anniversary Greeting Card

Wishing you a Happy Willow Anniversary Greeting Card. Supplied in Cellophane wrapper with its own buff envelope.

The wording on the front reads: ‘Wishing you a Happy Willow Anniversary’ above two love hearts which contain crystal adornments. Below the love hearts are the words ‘9 years together’

Matching love hearts and a pleasing glitter pattern bound the card top and bottom.

Inspired by nature, fashion and architecture, Rush Design enjoy bringing their cards to life with inspiring colours and words. Together with the best quality materials to manufacturer the greeting cards, they are hand finished to a high standard by their fabulous team in the UK.

Wishing you a Happy Willow Anniversary Greeting Card Detail

  • Size 15cm (5¾”) wide by 15cm (5¾”) High
  • High Quality 300gsm card stock media.
  • 115 gsm recycled Kraft envelope.
  • Blank Inside
  • Printed and Hand finished in the UK

Living Willow garden gifts

9th (Willow) Anniversary Gifts

Celebrate 9 years of marriage with these garden Willow Anniversary Gifts. Such a special occasion is deserving of gifts that can last a lifetime. These gifts of trees, plants, and rose bushes flourish and thrive as a reminder of your love. Watching these 9th Anniversary Gifts grow is fulfilling in ways other traditional gifts can’t achieve. Add a personalised card and choose a day for delivery.

Traditional Wedding Anniversary Gifts List

Traditional Wedding Anniversary Gifts List

Traditional wedding anniversary gifts come from a list of materials or themes that are associated with every year of marriage. Each year may have different themes or materials associated with it. Here we are just referring to the Traditional Anniversary List. Other popular lists include the the Modern, Gemstone or Flower lists. The idea is so that you can select a gift with a theme or the material mentioned for the year thus aiding you to select an appropriate gift.

The Traditional Gift List

The traditional wedding anniversary list has developed over the generations into the one shown below. Some of the years have variations in 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.

Knight and his Lady with flowers

In Short, it is called the traditional list because it is the oldest gift list in existence. There is evidence that prior to the modern anniversary list being produced the list was known just as the wedding anniversary gift list.

If you select the anniversary year you are interested in below you’ll be taken to a page with details on the anniversary. What’s more if you select the material/theme link we’ll give you ideas for gifts relevant to that theme.

Furthermore not every Wedding anniversary has a traditional theme. Some years have no material or theme. Below the 50th these anniversaries will have a theme in the Modern Anniversary List. Above the 50th they have no theme or material.

Traditional Wedding Anniversary Material List

Wedding Anniversary YearMaterial/Theme
1st Wedding AnniversaryPaper
2nd Wedding AnniversaryStraw or Cotton
3rd Wedding AnniversaryLeather
4th Wedding AnniversaryFruit & Flowers or Books
5th Wedding AnniversaryWood
6th Wedding AnniversarySugar (Candy) or Iron
7th Wedding AnniversaryWool or Copper
8th Wedding AnniversaryPottery or Bronze
9th Wedding AnniversaryWillow or Pottery
10th Wedding Anniversary Tin or Aluminium
11th Wedding AnniversarySteel
12th Wedding AnniversaryLinen or Silk
13th Wedding AnniversaryLace
14th Wedding AnniversaryIvory
15th Wedding AnniversaryCrystal
20th Wedding AnniversaryChina
25th Wedding AnniversarySilver
30th Wedding AnniversaryPearls
35th Wedding AnniversaryCoral
40th Wedding AnniversaryRuby
45th Wedding AnniversarySapphire
50th Wedding AnniversaryGold
55th Wedding AnniversaryEmerald
60th Wedding AnniversaryDiamonds
70th Wedding AnniversaryPlatinum
75th Wedding AnniversaryDiamonds
Traditional Wedding Anniversary Gift List

Gift List Variations

We’ve listed the most popular theme/material first in the list above. If there are other themes or materials it’s because we have found references to these in different publications. Certainly there is no one definitive list.

What’s more there are a few variations with the traditional anniversary gifts list above which we’ve not included. Possibly the largest one being that for the first wedding anniversary. In the United Kingdom and Europe, the 1st anniversary traditionally used to be Cotton with the second year being Paper themed. Obviously this has now been reversed to follow the american traditional theme of Paper for the 1st year and Cotton for the 2nd year. We think the reason behind this is down to the world becoming a smaller place with use of modern technologies.

There are other variations on the traditional theme and again these tend to be local traditions, 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.) There is also a Vinyl Anniversary for when you have been married 33⅓ years. If you’ve not guessed already this is based upon the old gramophone records which played at 33⅓ revolutions per minute (rpm)

Important traditional wedding anniversaries

All the important and major anniversaries originate from this list. Indeed the 25th anniversary and 50th anniversary are the oldest known anniversaries being celebrated with symbols. With the 25th being called the Silver Wedding and the 50th called the Golden Wedding. These can be traced back into early European history.

For more information check out our other pages below:

1st Anniversary to the 10th Anniversary Gifts

kissing couple celebrating their wedding anniversary

With the exception of the 1st wedding anniversary the early year wedding anniversaries are typically celebrated by the couple only. The first anniversary is always a great way for family and friends to remind the couple that they are still in their thoughts and to perhaps thank them for a memorable day.

1st Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional 1st wedding anniversary has a gift theme of Paper. The modern first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Clocks. The gemstone 1st wedding anniversary has a gift theme of Fresh Water Pearl. The appropriate flowers for the first year wedding anniversary are Pansies.

2nd Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Cotton; an alternative traditional second wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Straw. The modern second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of China. The appropriate gemstone for the second wedding anniversary has a theme of Rose Quartz; an alternative gemstone for the second wedding anniversary can be themed with Garnet. The appropriate flowers for the second wedding anniversary are Cosmos.

3rd Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional third wedding anniversary has a theme of Leather. The modern third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Crystal; an alternative modern third wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Glass. The appropriate gemstone for the third wedding anniversary has a theme of Crystal. The flowers for the third wedding anniversary are Fushsia.

4th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Fruit & Flowers; an alternative traditional fourth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Books. The modern fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Electrical Appliance. The gemstone fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Amethyst; an alternative gemstone fourth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Topaz. The appropriate flowers for the fourth wedding anniversary are Geranium.

5th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Wood. The modern fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silverware. The gemstone fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Turquoise. The appropriate flowers for the fifth wedding anniversary are Daisies.

6th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional sixth wedding anniversary has a theme of Sugar; an alternative traditional sixth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Iron. The modern sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Wood. The appropriate gemstone for the sixth wedding anniversary has a theme of Amethyst; an alternative gemstone for the 6th wedding anniversary can be themed with Garnet. The appropriate flowers for the sixth wedding anniversary are Calla lilies.

7th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Wool; an alternative traditional seventh wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Copper. The modern seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Desk Set. The appropriate gemstone for the seventh wedding anniversary has a theme of Lapis Lazuli; an alternative gemstone for the seventh wedding anniversary can be themed with Onyx. The appropriate flowers for the seventh wedding anniversary are Jack-in-the-pulpit.

8th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Bronze; an alternative traditional eighth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Pottery. The modern eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Lace; an alternative modern eighth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Linen. The appropriate gemstone for the eighth wedding anniversary has a theme of Aventurine; an alternative gemstone for the eighth wedding anniversary can be themed with Multi-coloured Tourmaline. The appropriate flowers for the eighth wedding anniversary are Clematis.

9th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional ninth wedding anniversary has a theme of Pottery. ; an alternative traditional ninth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Willow. The modern ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Leather. The appropriate gemstone for the ninth wedding anniversary has a theme of Tiger Eye; an alternative gemstone for the ninth wedding anniversary can be themed with Lapis Lazuli.The appropriate flowers for the ninth wedding anniversary are Poppies.

10th Wedding Anniversary Gifts

The traditional tenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Tin; an alternative traditional tenth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Aluminium. The modern tenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamond Jewellery. The  appropriate gemstone for the tenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Black Onyx. The appropriate flowers for the tenth wedding anniversary are Daffodils.

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Traditional anniversary gift symbols history

Book with pages folded into a love heart shape to represent research for the history

The term Traditional Anniversary gift is given purely because a Modern Anniversary gift list was produced and a way was needed to identify the two separately.

The traditional anniversary gift list is the original list and represents the symbols associated with each anniversary year in popular folklore prior to the modern list being issued.

Early References

The earliest know references to wedding anniversary symbols or materials as gifts are to Silver (25th Wedding Anniversary) and Gold (50th Wedding Anniversary).

These originate in middle Europe (Germanic Region) and involved the spouse giving his wife a silver garland when they had been married for 25 years.

Some European countries also celebrate Twelve and a half years of marriage using Copper as the Anniversary Symbol.

In the german language the celebration translates from ‘Silberne Hochzeit’ meaning Silver Wedding and from ‘Goldne Hochzeit’ meaning the Golden Wedding which is how these terms have been formed.

A point ot note is that it is deemed a ‘Silver Wedding’ or ‘Golden Wedding’ and not a Silver Wedding Anniversar; as this would imply you are celebrating the anniversary of your Silver Wedding which occurs after 26 years of marriage!

We have found references to materials associated with specific years which follow the traditional anniversary lists for the first 5 years of marriage and then every 5th year up to 25th and then 50th and 75th.

The earliest reference we have found other than the Silver or gold is to the 5th anniversary (Wood) which implies this became the material for that anniversary around 1875.

There are currently 2 Diamond Anniversaries, one at 60 and one at 75 years. The 75th anniversary is the original traditional diamond anniversary with the 60th being added when Queen Victoria (English Empire Monarch) celebrated her Diamond Jubilee on her 60th anniversary of accession to the throne in 1897 and this has since been adopted as an appropriate Wedding Anniversary also.

In 1937 the American National Retail Jeweler Association issued a more comprehensive list which associated a material for each Anniversary year up to the 15th Anniversary and then each fifth year after that up to the 60th Anniversary.

Additional lists are issued from time to time however the one quoted above is more or less the de-facto list for the Traditional names of Wedding Anniversaries.

References:

  • The American National Jeweller Association
  • The Morning Chronicle (Nov 9 1849 Issue 24978 & May 5 1834 Issue 20184)
  • The Era Sunday, Dec 29 1839 Issue 66

Traditional Anniversary Gift Symbols

1st Wedding AnniversaryPaper
2nd Wedding AnniversaryStraw or
Cotton
3rd Wedding AnniversaryLeather
4th Wedding AnniversaryFruit & Flowers or
Books
5th Wedding AnniversaryWood
6th Wedding AnniversarySugar (Candy) or
Iron
7th Wedding AnniversaryWool or
Copper
8th Wedding AnniversaryPottery or
Bronze
9th Wedding AnniversaryWillow or
Pottery
10th Wedding Anniversary Tin or
Aluminium
11th Wedding AnniversarySteel
12th Wedding AnniversaryLinen or
Silk
13th Wedding AnniversaryLace
14th Wedding AnniversaryIvory
15th Wedding AnniversaryCrystal
20th Wedding AnniversaryChina
25th Wedding AnniversarySilver
30th Wedding AnniversaryPearls
35th Wedding AnniversaryCoral
40th Wedding AnniversaryRuby
45th Wedding AnniversarySapphire
50th Wedding AnniversaryGold
55th Wedding Anniversary Emerald
60th Wedding AnniversaryDiamonds
70th Wedding Anniversary Platinum
75th Wedding Anniversary Diamonds

Wedding anniversaries 1st-10th year

kissing couple celebrating their wedding anniversaryWith the exception of the one year anniversary the early year wedding anniversaries are typically celebrated by the couple only. The first anniversary is always a great way for family and friends to remind the couple that they are still in their thoughts and to perhaps thank them for a memorable day.

1st Wedding anniversary

The traditional first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Paper. The modern first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Clocks. The gemstone first wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Fresh Water Pearl. The appropriate flowers for the first wedding anniversary are Pansies.

2nd Wedding anniversary

The traditional second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Cotton; an alternative traditional second wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Straw. The modern second wedding anniversary gift has a theme of China. The appropriate gemstone for the second wedding anniversary has a theme of Rose Quartz; an alternative gemstone for the second wedding anniversary can be themed with Garnet. The appropriate flowers for the second wedding anniversary are Cosmos.

3rd Wedding anniversary

The traditional third wedding anniversary has a theme of Leather. The modern third wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Crystal; an alternative modern third wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Glass. The appropriate gemstone for the third wedding anniversary has a theme of Crystal. The flowers for the third wedding anniversary are Fushsia.

4th Wedding anniversary

The traditional fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Fruit & Flowers; an alternative traditional fourth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Books. The modern fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Electrical Appliance. The gemstone fourth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Amethyst; an alternative gemstone fourth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Topaz. The appropriate flowers for the fourth wedding anniversary are Geranium.

5th Wedding anniversary

The traditional fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Wood. The modern fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Silverware. The gemstone fifth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Turquoise. The appropriate flowers for the fifth wedding anniversary are Daisies.

6th Wedding anniversary

The traditional sixth wedding anniversary has a theme of Sugar; an alternative traditional sixth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Iron. The modern sixth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Wood. The appropriate gemstone for the sixth wedding anniversary has a theme of Amethyst; an alternative gemstone for the 6th wedding anniversary can be themed with Garnet. The appropriate flowers for the sixth wedding anniversary are Calla lilies.

7th Wedding anniversary

The traditional seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Wool; an alternative traditional seventh wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Copper. The modern seventh wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Desk Set. The appropriate gemstone for the seventh wedding anniversary has a theme of Lapis Lazuli; an alternative gemstone for the seventh wedding anniversary can be themed with Onyx. The appropriate flowers for the seventh wedding anniversary are Jack-in-the-pulpit.

8th Wedding anniversary

The traditional eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Bronze; an alternative traditional eighth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Pottery. The modern eighth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Lace; an alternative modern eighth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Linen. The appropriate gemstone for the eighth wedding anniversary has a theme of Aventurine; an alternative gemstone for the eighth wedding anniversary can be themed with Multi-coloured Tourmaline. The appropriate flowers for the eighth wedding anniversary are Clematis.

9th Wedding anniversary

The traditional ninth wedding anniversary has a theme of Pottery. ; an alternative traditional ninth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Willow. The modern ninth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Leather. The appropriate gemstone for the ninth wedding anniversary has a theme of Tiger Eye; an alternative gemstone for the ninth wedding anniversary can be themed with Lapis Lazuli.The appropriate flowers for the ninth wedding anniversary are Poppies.

10th Wedding anniversary

The traditional tenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Tin; an alternative traditional tenth wedding anniversary gift can be themed with Aluminium. The modern tenth wedding anniversary gift has a theme of Diamond Jewelry. The  appropriate gemstone for the tenth wedding anniversary has a theme of Black Onyx. The appropriate flowers for the tenth wedding anniversary are Daffodils. Other than the 1st anniversary the 10th is probably the most celebrated out of all these wedding anniversaries.

9th Year Wedding Anniversary

9th year traditional anniversary - pottery image

Nine years is a huge achievement and something to celebrate for any marriage, it’s almost a decade since your wedding day and buying a 9th year wedding anniversary gift to mark the occasion should be number one on your priority list.
 
9th year traditional anniversary - willow image
Finding a personal, thoughtful and lovely present doesn’t have to be difficult. As wedding anniversary gifts are associated with different things for each year, the 9th year wedding anniversary gift is both Willow or Pottery so there are lots of things you could buy.
There are some wonderful gift ideas made of willow, some impressive summer furniture can be found made of willow as can many picnic and laundry baskets, although its always best to avoid work type items such as laundry baskets unless of course it’s a joint choice.
9th year wedding anniversary modern symbol - leather image

If traditional gifts aren’t your preferred choice, then leather is the modern version of what is given for a 9th wedding anniversary. Leather is also strong and durable, just as the last nine years of your marriage have shown your love for each other is. Being available in a myriad of different forms, you’ll definitely be able to find something to suit either partner.
9th year appropriate flower poppies image

If your wife loves to receive flowers, the type that is associated with the 9th wedding anniversary is poppies. Different colours that are bright and vibrant, as well as rich allow poppies to make a huge difference to a room or a garden. They are strong and beautiful, just like your love for your wife or husband is, and are the ideal way of showing your true love for each other.
9th year gemstone anniversary symbol tigers eye image

If you prefer gemstones, then the types that are associated with the 9th year wedding anniversary include Lapis Lazuli and Tiger’s Eye. Both aren’t as commonly known but both are just as beautiful as each other. Tiger’s Eye is a member of the quartz group of metamorphic rock, and has a stunning brown, orange and red colour to it. It’s perfect for jewellery or even just as an ornament itself. Lapis Lazuli is a little different, mainly due to its formation in Siberia and its shocking blue colour that comes with it. It’s a rare stone, similar to your love for your wife or husband, and is mesmerising to look at.

The 9th year wedding anniversary Facts and Figures

9th year spotlight image

On the 9th anniversary of your marriage you would have been married for 3,285 days or 78,840 hours or 4,730,400 minutes which is over 283 million seconds!

During this time you would have shared, on average, over 24,600 hours of snuggle time (sleeping!) or about 2 years, 10 months; assuming you don’t work together you’ve been apart for over 19,029 hours which is about 2 years, 2 months. You would have by now shared about 7,200 meals together which equates to approximately 5 months, 22 days of continuous eating!

Whether you prefer to buy traditional themes for the 9th wedding anniversary and buy willow or pottery items, or if you prefer leather; the modern theme, there will be something spectacular that you can buy your wife or husband that you’ve enjoyed nine years with. Entering your tenth year of marriage, you can look forward to having many more years together and having sculptures, ornaments, jewellery or that something special made from leather will make you always remember the ninth year. Of course, next year is the diamond year and that means you can look forward to sparkly gifts, whereas this year is grounded, earthy and solid.

Ninth Year Wedding anniversary Gift Ideas

Please see out 9th Anniversary Gifts page for our full range of gift ideas. If you want to see last year’s details they are here: 8th Anniversary Ideas next year’s details are here: 10th Anniversary Ideas

9th wedding anniversary gifts and ideas

9th wedding anniversary gifts have a traditional theme of Willow. A Contemporary or Modern Ninth anniversary gift has a theme of Leather. The flowers associated with the 9th anniversary are Poppies. The Gemstone list shows Tiger Eye associated with the 9th Wedding Anniversary.