December 11, 2011
Couples have been getting married, in one form or another,
since the beginning of time so it’s not surprising that gifts to celebrate
wedding anniversaries would eventually follow. It was in the Middle
Ages that the tradition of milestone anniversary gifts began, when
neighbors and friends would bestow upon a wife, silver garlands to celebrate 25
years of marriage. If the couple
reached fifty, the husband would present a gold wreath to his bride. According to Wikipedia, gifts
for the 1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th,
25th, 50th, and 75th anniversaries were
traditional leading up to the early 1900s, and Emily
Post, in her 1922 etiquette book, covered those established gift
suggestions. In 1937, the American
National Retail Jeweler Association made the list comprehensive to include
every year of marriage, giving a corresponding ‘symbol’ to represent the
continued strength of the couple’s life together. So while paper denotes the first year anniversary because of
its interlocking fibers, it is also delicate. By five years, however, couples are encouraged to celebrate
their union with the strength of wood.
At eleven years of marriage, a couple’s commitment is made of
gift for the couple celebrating two years of marriage is cotton. Cotton represents durability and stability. Hopefully, two people together for two
years are experiencing both strength and consistency. And let’s not forget about comfort. Cotton feels good, just like your
marriage. Celebrate it by giving
your husband or wife a cotton anniversary gift that symbolizes the relationship.
Thick, absorbent towels for the bathroom, cotton throws to
keep warm while watching television, bathrobes for after the shower, pajamas to
sleep and lounge in, even slippers for cold feet – all are good two-year
anniversary gift ideas and all come in cozy cotton. There are also cotton hammocks for a
lazy afternoon, cotton roses
that won’t wilt and, of course, cotton boxers and bikini bottoms. The most obvious choice, though, and
the most romantic, is bedding.
Think about it. There are
two of you. It’s your two-year
anniversary. There’s still plenty
of intimacy and that brings to mind the bedroom and, more specifically, the
bed. Soft, crisp, high thread
count sheets feel perfect getting into at night and staying under all
morning. Cuddle up under an
inviting, cotton duvet, put your head on a smooth pillow. Nothing makes more sense for the second
anniversary than a gift for the two of you.
Even more important than the thread count of a duvet or set
of sheets is the quality of the cotton.
Egyptian cotton is best because of the length of the fiber used. It’s stronger than regular cotton, just
like your marriage. After a
washing or two, Egyptian cotton is soft yet sturdy. It’s all a metaphor for the two-year wedding anniversary.
If you’re like most couples, you and your spouse have
different body temperatures between the sheets for which the Twovet™ is the perfect two-year anniversary
gift. It’s a duvet for two,
heavier on one side than the other so that one of you can stay warm while the
other is cool. The two of you will
be cozy under a handmade, 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton duvet that will end
any arguments you’ve been having in the first two years of your marriage about
blankets on the bed.
The first anniversary gift was paper, a little flimsy. The third anniversary is leather, a
little tough. Make a statement
when you celebrate two years and embrace the comfortable cotton anniversary
just as you embrace your spouse.
What do you want for your next anniversary gift?
To learn more about buying a two year cotton anniversary gift, check out our product page.
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