A:Many traditions surround 20th wedding anniversaries, including several for gifts. The customary offering is china, which symbolizes lasting and magnificent love. This includes vases, dinner sets, tea sets, photo frames or personalized plates. As of 2014, contemporary presents are made from platinum since it is strong and enduring.
A:The 15th wedding anniversary is known as the crystal anniversary. It has a traditional gift option and a modern gift option. The traditional gift is that of a crystal item, such as a bowl or candlestick. The modern gift for the 15th wedding anniversary is a watch.
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:While most married couples only celebrate certain years, like the 25th or 50th wedding anniversary, each wedding anniversary is represented by a symbolic gift. Traditionally, gifts given or exchanged during the early years of marriage are practical household things to help the newlyweds to create a better home. While traditional gifts are still given nowadays, a more contemporary gift set is devised to be on a par with modern times.
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: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:Families can take a crafty approach to birthday celebrations by letting guests make their own T-shirts, shoes, beaded jewelry or treasure maps. T-shirt projects are easy to adapt to any age group. Young children may enjoy finger painting or using stencils to create custom designs on blank T-shirts, while teens and adults may prefer to use clothing dye to produce unique tie-dye patterns.
A:A Golden Birthday is a special, unique, once-in-a-lifetime event that occurs when you turn the age similar to your birthdate. It is also referred to as a Grand Birthday, Star Birthday, Lucky Birthday or Champagne Birthday.
A:Funny gag gifts are often great ways to celebrate a 50th birthday. However, it is important to keep the recipient in mind. If the person involved is unlikely to appreciate a gag gift, choose a sincere, heartfelt gift instead.
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: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: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: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: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:"Just because" gifts are gifts given for no clearly defined reason. Their purpose can be to encourage, express love, bring joy and good cheer, or just as acts of kindness or charity. There are no rules on what to give or how much to spend when it comes to giving someone a just because gift.
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:A great artistic theme for party decorating begins with choosing a celebration theme that says "success." When celebrating years of the graduate's hard work, pointing out his or her accomplishments, and offering a few helpful words of advice, help bring this life stage to a close.
A:The vital information to include in a graduation announcement is the graduate's name, the learning institution that the graduate is graduating from and where and when the graduation is to take place. A meaningful quote or story is appropriate to include in an announcement, as well as a brief biography of the graduate.
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:Students, parents, and teachers celebrate the passage of elementary students to middle school during elementary graduation. Themes usually are based on a combination of school motto, mascot, and school colors.