Traditional, Modern and Symbolic Anniversary Gifts
Below is a list of both traditional and modern gift materials, as well as classic flower and gemstone symbols, which mark a couple’s 84th wedding anniversary in countries around the world…
|Traditional Gift – UK||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – US||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – Spain||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – Germany||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – Russia||No Traditional Gift|
|Traditional Gift – France||Iris|
|Traditional Gift – Italy||No Traditional Gift|
|Gemstone Gift||No Traditional Gift|
|Modern Gift||Card from The Queen|
About 84th Wedding Anniversaries
By now, each year you celebrate your wedding anniversary is like adding another rare gemstone to an already glittering jewellery piece. And clearly, this significant new milestone – 84 years of marriage – should not only be celebrated among family and friends, but also be brought to the attention of a wider public.
As grandchildren great-grandchildren or even great-great grandchildren of the celebrating couple, be sure to let your local newspaper in on such a wonderful achievement. They may also pass on the news to the national press – as everyone enjoys a remarkable story of enduring love over more than eight decades. Don’t forget also to inform Buckingham Palace, so the couple receive the traditional card from the Queen.
Gift Ideas for the Couple
As 84th wedding anniversaries are such a rarity, there are no traditional symbols associated with the date, thus freeing you up to set your own trend. A couple celebrating 84 years of marriage would have developed an incredibly strong bond over time, so consider a natural or astrological element that symbolises their durable and long-lasting relationship. And who knows: over time this could end up becoming the popularly accepted 84th wedding anniversary symbol.
The chances are that your special couple have travelled everywhere they wanted to, and have acquired all the material objects they desire. Now, the most precious gift could simply be time spent with family and friends. While anniversaries are normally synonymous with party time, in this case the couple might find an overly hectic event too overwhelming. Nevertheless, with some careful thought and planning – taking into account their mobility issues and other limitations – a family gathering will always prove to be a memorable occasion for all those involved.
Individual flowers have their own special meaning and the gladiolus symbolises strength of character, faithfulness and honour, making this elegantly beautiful flower an ideal gift for a couple celebrating 84 years of marriage.
However you decide to celebrate and whatever gift you select, remember the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, who wrote, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Simply cherish the joy that lies within the happy couple on their 84th wedding anniversary.