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Anniversary Celebrations

Whether it’s the anniversary of your wedding, when you met or your first kiss, celebrating an anniversary with that special someone is worthwhile.

Celebrating each year is a way of acknowledging each other and the relationship, a way of renewing the feelings that brought you together in the first place.

You don’t have to follow any commercial lines for celebrating the date, just do something a bit different to your usual habits and enjoy each other’s company.

Try some of the following ideas next time you want to make your partner smile at being together…

    • Give a traditional gift with a twist. For instance, the first year is paper so write a love letter or make a flower from tissue paper. You can see a list of the gifts for each year here.
    • Make a mystery trail for your partner to follow, with you or a gift at the end. Put clues around the house and yard – maybe even start it with the first clue at their work. A little chocolate or heart lolly at each clue is a yummy touch, too.
    • Give your partner breakfast in bed – it doesn’t have to be a fancy meal, a couple of pieces of toast will give the message just as well.
    • Surprise your partner at work with a visit or a picnic lunch, or send some flowers to work instead.
    • Hide small gifts or notes in places so they will get them throughout the day. The gifts could be chocolates, rose petals, parts of a puzzle or whatever else you think of, and you can hide them in places like a jacket pocket, a briefcase, a handbag, a lunch box, a glasses case, the console of the car, the fridge a saucepan, a nappy bag, a diary, a toolbox, on a keyboard, in a drawer or under the remote control.
    • Photocopy a favourite photo of your partner or the two of you together and stick it up in every room of the house.
    • Send a card or letter via the mail, even if you live together.
    • Cover your bed in petals or pot pourri. If you can’t stand the thought of cleaning it up, try just a few petals, full flowers or good quality pictures of petals instead!
    • Set up some oil burners around the room or house. Make sure you burn oils your partner loves.
    • Cook a meal for your partner, especially if you don’t usually cook. Try to include their favourite dish or ingredients.
    • Spend the night somewhere else – maybe a B&B or a hotel, or maybe in a tent somewhere.
    • Make sure any gifts you give are personal – anniversaries aren’t a good time for toasters and drills. The more personal and romantic, the better.
    • Keep in touch all day. Why not ring your partner every hour, just to say “hello” and “I love you”? If you can’t ring, try email, sms or a fax – maybe mix them up to keep your partner guessing what’s next!
    • Wherever possible, make things yourself. Sure you can buy a cute card, chocolate coated strawberries, chocolates or cakes, but it says a lot more if you make someone specifically for your partner on your anniversary.
    • Don’t get too caught up in trying to please that you lose sight of what is most important – being with your partner and listening to him or her.

      After all, being together is what you are celebrating

Tash Hughes is a Mum of two in Melbourne. She is also a writer and owner of Word Constructions. Tash is available to write articles and profiles for any business, as well as doing other business documentation projects. You can see her site and services at www.wordconstructions.com




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