For any married folks, you’ve probably heard of anniversary gifts. The tradition of giving gifts at certain years of marriage originated in Central Europe in the Middle Ages, and it’s continued since then with a little tweaking. The silver and gold wreaths of the Germanic people in the Middle Ages morphed into a more extensive list of designated gifts in Victorian England, mostly focused on the addition of diamonds. In 1922, Emily Post cemented the idea of anniversary gifts with her publication of the “Blue Book of Social Usage.” Emily Post’s list of gifts for every wedding anniversary through the 15th, and including the 20th, 25th, 50th, and 75th became a standard that was once again updated in 1937 by the American National Retail Jeweler Association, including an extensive list of gifts for every anniversary through the 20th, and every 5th year after that up to the 75th. ...
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