As it turns out the modern gift symbol for a 6th wedding anniversary is wood, according to the all-knowing about.com. That’s an auspicious sign for Mrs. Weekndr and I who celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary today, and recently began celebrating the completion of my bed project (picture above)
The tradition of giving gifts based on symbols dates back to the middle ages, even before Hallmark was established. These symbols range from paper (1st wedding anniversary) to a 10k diamond (100th anniversary). I’d say anyone who stays married for 100 years deserves at least a 10k diamond.
According to this ancient tradition, iron and sugar represent the 6th year of marriage. To satisfy those requirements we’ll be feasting on iron-rich red meat and sugary desserts for dinner tonight.
But sometime in the 20th century wood was suggested as a modern gift alternative. Lucky for us, I just so happened to have completed this Arts and Crafts style bed made of quartersawn white oak. I hadn’t planned this convenient coincidence, but I’ll take it.
Happy anniversary Mrs. Weekndr!
Love, Mr. Weekndr
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