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Paper wedding anniversary

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Badenkate Fri 20-May-16 12:57:28

Busy year last year as both DSs got married! First DS's anniversary was easy: it was his second and neither he or DDIL wanted a big, expensive wedding so for an anniversary present I put together an album of wedding photos. Second DS had the full works, so I can't do that. Any ideas from G'S for paper presents? They won't expect anything really, but I'd like to mark the day with something, and I'must out of ideas. (Please don't suggest I do anything artistic hmm)

annsixty Fri 20-May-16 13:09:07

Perhaps a copy of a quality newspaper of the wedding day which they can keep along with their other momentous of the day.

annsixty Fri 20-May-16 13:09:56

That should read momentos.

mumofmadboys Fri 20-May-16 13:21:03

A voucher for a meal somewhere nice?

Cherrytree59 Fri 20-May-16 14:18:03


Theatre or cinema tickets

Auntieflo Fri 20-May-16 20:59:44

Do you think that they will be thinking chequesgrin

Badenkate Fri 20-May-16 21:51:42

They won't be expecting anything Auntyflo. I just want to give them something to celebrate their first wedding anniversary.

Eloethan Sat 21-May-16 00:18:36

I searched "paper gifts" "unusual paper lamp shades" and "paper art for sale" and found quite a lot of interesting gifts. Not on the High Street does a personalised wedding anniversary framed paper cut picture.

If you are artistic, you might even be able to find instructions on how to make a small cut out picture which could be framed.

Badenkate Sat 21-May-16 08:17:09

Thanks Eloethan, I've been looking at 'not on the high street' as well, and saw something similar which looked quite good. I'm afraid I don't do artistic although I'd love to be able to 😕. Even people who say 'everybody can do drawing etc' have given up on me!

Cherrytree59 Sat 21-May-16 08:31:06

Badenkate the song paper roses is in my head this morning and I thought of you.
Last year I bought a lovely single peony rose in a little glass vase with infuser sticks( it came with lovely scented oil).
The company I purchased it from is called Peony Rose. ( They are on the net).
Just recently a friend visited their shop and outlet (I think its on a farm)
I believe its near Shifnal in Shropshire.
She said she was like a' kid in a sweet shop'.
She purchased a beautiful phalanopsis (ot sure of the correct spelling) orchid in a glass bowl.
Also a very contemporary arrangement with beautiful bird of paradise.
I know they are not strictly speaking made of paper but my peony rose does have tissue like quality
The flowers are all stunning and extremely life like.

Badenkate Sat 21-May-16 16:10:44

Thanks Cherrytree. That's really useful since I live in Shropshire! I'll look at the website and then pop down

grandMattie Sun 22-May-16 09:52:03

We received nothing on ours! DD's was celebrated with several reams of printing paper and some nice photos. Good luck.

sallyswin Sun 22-May-16 10:50:23

Golden Wedding next month. Expect DD will remember and possibly a couple of friends. Don't expect presents though. Children live a long way away so we will just go out for a nice meal at night though I am toying with the idea of breakfast at a local restaurant who do scrambled eggs with smoked salmon! I do always make a point of remembering DD/DSonIL's anniversary.

mischief Sun 22-May-16 12:00:34

I looked online for a paper anniversary present for my DD and found something I knew I could do myself. Do you have a computer and printer Badenkate, if so, you can do it too.

Get a nice piece of quality paper in cream or maybe grey or white and think of all the things that were marvelous about their wedding day.

The venue/country
Special wines
People who matter to them
Something that happened unexpectedly

All that can be suggested in one word or short phrase and each word can be in a different font and colour/shade. Arrange them in different sizes on the page. Buy a lovely A4 photo frame and bobs your uncle. My DD&DH loved it and have it in their bedroom. There are happy memories (aide memoires) to treasure for as long as they want to and a very useful photo frame when they don't.

If you don't have a computer and printer you can buy them online customised to your preferences.

Good luck

Grannieanne Sun 22-May-16 16:47:04

A friend of mine had one of the photos of her son's wedding made into a jigsaw by one of these firms you see online. I thought it was a really good idea.

Badenkate Sun 22-May-16 17:10:41

Some lovely ideas. Thank you all so much!

GrannyR19 Mon 23-May-16 07:36:24

What about a poster of the map of the world where you scratch of each country as you visit it. I think the name of the printer was Luckies.

Lilyflower Mon 23-May-16 10:03:32

Books. The Folio Society is doing a great deal on their wonderful books ATM.

sluttygran Mon 23-May-16 20:51:14

A couple of Euro Millions tickets in a nice card - might just be the best anniversary present EVER! grin