A:Traditionally, eight anniversaries were associated with a material: years one, five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 50 and 75. Respectively, the associated traditional objects are paper, wood, tin, crystal, china, silver, gold and diamond. In 1937, Jewelers of America expanded the list to include every year up to year 15 and then every subsequent five years until year 50.
A:Couples celebrate their 35th wedding anniversaries with vibrant colors, but no specific flower decorates the festivities. According to About.com, coral in varying shades colors the decorations for this anniversary.
A:The gift given for the 36th wedding anniversary is bone china. Bone china is a type of porcelain made from the bones of cows, as well as feldspar and clay, which is noted for its strength and durability. Giving a long lasting china symbolizes a long lasting marriage.
A:Oak is the traditional gift for an 80th anniversary, while diamonds or pearls are a more modern gift. Traditionally, oak is used in place of gems or precious metals because the oak tree takes a long period of time and commitment to reach full maturity, which is a direct reflection of the hard work and dedication that is necessary to sustain an 80-year marriage.
A:The 45th anniversary is the sapphire anniversary. Traditionally, sapphires are blue, but sapphires are actually found in a variety of colors and shades. According to Gem Select, natural sapphires are usually pale and light in color.
A:As of 2014, a person living in the United States celebrates, on average, 78 birthdays overall. Women enjoy more birthdays then men, seeing 80 of the calendared events while men mark the passage about 75 times.
A:A birthday commemorates and celebrates the beginning of existence of a person, a nation or an organization. The annual celebration is generally marked by gifts and a cake. A birthday is also a time to evaluate the past year's progress and make adjustments for the coming year.
A:According to etiquette expert Diane Gottsman, sending birthday wishes to bosses can be as easy as wishing them “Happy Birthday.” Other options include giving a card, passing around a group card for everyone to sign, giving a small, impersonal gift, such as a cake, or making a charitable donation to a pet cause in the boss' name.
A:There are lots of enjoyable things you can do on your birthday, depending on your interests. Activities that include your family and friends, such as going to the movies or spending the day at the beach, could prove to be enjoyable birthday activities.
A:September was the most popular birth month in the United States in 2010, and data taken from U.S. births between 1973 and 1999 indicates that September consistently has the densest cluster of common birthdays. The same data from 1973 through 1999 indicates that January has the smallest number of births.
A:A person's lunar age is determined by counting how many Chinese new years have passed since that person's birth, then adding one to that number. East Asian age reckoning considers a baby to be one year old at birth.
A:Some traditional housewarming gifts are wine glasses, coasters, food baskets and kitchen accessories such as handmade towels, trivets and oven gloves. A bottle of wine paired with a corkscrew, a set of bottle stoppers and an assortment of crackers and cheese is a thoughtful housewarming gift.
A:Some good ideas for Mother's Day gifts include spa supplies, a gardening basket, books or a photo album. Another good idea is a mother and daughter, or mother and son, outing to the movies. The child buys movie tickets, drinks and popcorn for two and takes her mother to a movie date.
A:Appropriate gifts for an open house include flowers, wine, gourmet foods and small household items, according to Emily Post. Gifts should be wrapped or decorated in some way, such as wine placed in a special bag or a ribbon tied around a flower vase.
A:An appropriate gift for a quinceanera is a keepsake for a girl to commemorate her coming of age. There is no specific gift, but generally families give clothes or jewelry. Purchase items that the young girl can use into womanhood.
A:Catey Hill of David's Bridal asserts that, as of 2013, the average monetary gift to present to the bride and groom is $150. The Knot says the average amount relatives of the bride or groom spend on a gift is $146, while friends spend an average of $79.
A:Appropriate gifts for those turning seventy will naturally vary depending on the recipient'sÂ gender and personality; however, gift cards forÂ experiences and activities are among some of the most commonly suggested ideas.Â Food, books, ornaments, flowers and other household items, as well as jewelry and wine or champagne are also popular.
A:As of 2014, the youngest person to graduate from high school is Michael Kearney. He graduated from high school at the age of six. He graduated from college at the age of ten and holds the record of youngest college graduate as well.
A:Class slogans typically indicate class pride, so a good one for 2015 is, "On a scale of 1-10, we're a 15." Mottos that show high self-esteem and use the graduation year include "W15E," "You W15h You Could Be Like Us," "Makin' H15tory," "We R15e Above All," and "Keepin' It C1A5SY."
A:Examples of graduation card messages include "congratulations," "bravo" and "well done." A graduation is a ceremony where students receive their diplomas or degrees. Messages are typically chosen to reflect a person's recognition of the graduate's hard work.
A:Although what a graduate wears under his cap and gown can depend on whether or not there is a formal school dress code, it is appropriate for graduates to wear dark clothing with either a white shirt or light-colored blouse. While dark slacks and ties are suitable for men, women should wear skirts or dresses. However, weather should be taken into consideration when choosing clothes for this occasion.
A:The placement of a tassel depends upon the status of the person wearing the cap. A person who is graduating high school or who hasn't yet received a college degree should wear the tassel on the right side until they are pronounced graduates, at which time the tassel is moved to the left side.