After the 15th anniversary, wedding anniversaries are traditionally commemorated with a gift or symbol every five years, meaning that there is no symbol or gift for the 48th anniversary. However, Hallmark recommends "home improvement" as the theme.
To help enact the home improvement theme, 48-year couples can investigate several financial assistance programs for household improvements. AARP has joined several organizations to provide grant money to assist seniors with home improvement and repair costs. The federal government also provides grant money through the Senior Minor Home Repair Program, which is administered through the individual states. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development can direct seniors to the appropriate state agencies through its resources website.