Last summer the Hubster and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. We’ve never been big on necessarily getting the “recommended” gifts, but I wanted something to commemorate the 15th year. In the months prior I looked up what the “tradition” and even “modern” anniversary gift ideas were for the 15th year… Crystal and Watches! I’m not big on crystal, other than maybe a pretty chandy and I never wear a watch and neither does the Hubster.
It’s in those places of frustration that inspiration strikes. The Hubster came up with a great idea that we did last year for our anniversary and we’re making plans right now for our 16th anniversary that we will celebrate on July 4th.
Here’s how it works…. Your 1st anniversary you are working with the letter A, your 2nd anniversary the letter B and so on. So last year when we were celebrating our 15th anniversary we were working with the letter O.
So the A to Z Anniversary tradition is to plan everything about your anniversary around this letter.
So for the letter O…
- we went away for the weekend down to Oceanside, CA
- we ate at Outback Steakhouse and I ordered onion rings
- the Hubster bought me an orange, oval opal for a gift.
- we walked along the ocean
Depending on your budget and time you can go as creatively crazy as you want or enjoy a special few hours out. I created this cute printable so that we can document our anniversary fun. You can click on the A to Z Anniversary image above to get the free printable to use too.
This year we’ve got the letter P. If there was no limit in our budget we’d spend a week in Poipu and Princeville in Hawaii where we spent the first week of our honeymoon… and go pineapple and papaya picking. We’d eat pizza with pineapples and pepperoni. We’d get a Pohaku Massage …. you get the gist right?
I love this idea because it allows you to get creative… creative with how you’re going to spend time together celebrating your special day.
I hope you guys love this idea too and I’d love to hear from you if you guys use our A to Z Anniversary tradition too.
Thanks for stopping by!