In 2004, my parents celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. I was twenty-one at the time and remember thinking that I couldn’t imagine being married to one person for that long – longer than I’d been alive!

Little did I know, I would become engaged two weeks later and have been married now for over seven years. Twenty-five years still seems like a long time to deal with my husbands’ dirty socks on the floor and his love of all things hunting, but it no longer seems like a lifetime. In fact, between new jobs, two kids, new homes, and everything in between, it feels as though seven years have flown by and I can only imagine how quickly the next eighteen will go.

It takes a lot of work to make a marriage last. It’s not always easy to live with someone day in and day out, deal with all of life’s challenges, and still remain close to each other. Every anniversary should be celebrated. It is a chance to look back and appreciate everything you’ve been through together and look forward to everything that lies ahead.

Everyone has seen the list of traditional anniversary gifts. Some are strange – desk sets for your 7th anniversary, musical instruments for your 24th, or groceries for your 44th. But most gifts on the lists are gifts that anyone would love to receive – jewelry, furniture, watches, and more.

Most couples celebrate milestone anniversaries: 25th, 40th, and 50th. My Special Place has gifts specific to each of these milestone anniversaries. Whether you’re buying a gift for your spouse or for a couple celebrating an anniversary, My Special Place will have exactly what you need.

The traditional gift for a 25th wedding anniversary is silver. My Special Place has silver photo frames and photos albums. They also offer silver rosaries, rosary bracelets, necklaces, key rings, and visor clips. Finally, they carry a 25th anniversary Belleek China plate with the following anniversary blessing: -May your mornings bring joy; and your evenings bring peace; may your troubles grow few; as your blessings increase.-

The traditional gift for a 40th wedding anniversary is ruby. My Special Place offers a beautiful rose figurine and a ruby votive candle holder.

The traditional gift for a 50th wedding anniversary is gold. My Special Place offers gold picture frames, photo albums, and wall crosses. They also have gold jewelry and rosaries. Finally, My Special Place offers a 50th anniversary Belleek China plate.