Paper Anniversary Gifts - That Don't Make You Yawn!

As most people know, that first wedding anniversary is the Paper Anniversary. If you are looking for a 1st anniversary gift, obviously you could just go with cash - that lovable, spend able paper gift, but let's talk about making something a lot more personal.



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A great 1 year anniversary gift idea might be giving the happy couple a framed photo from their wedding. My mother had a system, a photo of the wedding, a card from the reception and a page from our guest book all framed in a beautiful collage for my husband and I. And guess what? That all fits that special paper anniversary.

Photos could also be from when they were dating, or even honeymoon photos. Other more high end options might be to have a special photo turned into an oil painting for that 1st anniversary gift.

Other around the house ideas for 1st wedding anniversary gifts are framed artwork, books on favorite subjects, or even his and hers magazine subscriptions. Look around your own home for paper items you really appreciate yourself, and see if you can turn it into a first anniversary gift idea.

Feel free to think outside the box too, you could do gift certificates (which are still usually printed on paper, though you might have to watch out for plastic gift cards), tickets to a local arts or sporting event, or even help them celebrate their wedding anniversary with paper gift certificates to restaurants or hotels. His and hers spa gift certificates, gift certificates for flowers and to a local wine and specialty store are also going to be big hits. See? It is easy to have fun with the paper anniversary.

Other ideas might include personalized cards or calendars. Both can be easily made at home on your printer, or ordered through an online print service. How about a photo calendar of wedding photos? The couple might also like personalized stationary, again, easy to make at home or inexpensive to order.

However, if paper isn't really your thing, think of ways you can "bend" those paper anniversary rules a little.

You can make up a coupon book on your home computer offering free services like house sitting, lawn work, help with a hard project... even time alone, by offering to take a husband to a sport game or the wife to the theater. Many new couples need help with home repairs and even making a certificate for a day of helping them paint a room or move furniture could go over big.

Another way to help out the new couple on their 1 year anniversary is to think of paper products they might use. No, I'm not talking about paper plates and napkins, I am thinking of things like making a gift wrap station. This especially works well for those fall anniversaries near the holiday season!

Don't think that the paper anniversary has to limit you - let your creative energies start flowing and you are sure to come up with something great!

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