This British site tallies the various wedding anniversary traditions.
Traditional 10th wedding anniversary presents have a theme of Aluminium and Tin.
That’s what I remembered from my Dad’s list. What’s the thought here, people: wrap something tin in aluminum foil, or something aluminum in tin foil?
A contemporary or modern 10th anniversary present has a theme of Diamond Jewellery.
I’d expect a jeweller to say that. Anita actually prefers emeralds.
The flowers associated with the 10th anniversary are Daffodils
My wife also prefers she not be given flowers, as the cats tend to munch on such snacks and unless the dog gets to it first, she usually cleans up the resulting regurgitated mess.
The Gemstone list shows Black Onyx associated with this Wedding Anniversary
I didn’t know they had a gemstone list, but that makes sense. Where else to put the neglected onyx, peridot, and the other semi-precious crystals?
Have you heard the old folk poem? If not, here it is:
January – Marry when the year is new, he’ll be loving, kind and true.
February – When February birds do mate, you wed nor dread your fate.
March – If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you’ll know.
April- Marry in April if you can, joy for maiden and for man.
May – Marry in the month of May, you will romance the day.
June – Marry when June roses grow and over land and sea you’ll go.
July – Those who in July do wed must labour for their daily bread.
August – Whoever wed in August be, many a change is sure to see.
September – Marry in September’s shine so that your life is rich and fine.
October – If in October you do marry, love will come but riches tarry.
November – If you wed in bleak November, only joys will come, remember!
December – When December’s snows fall fast, marry and your love will last.