The first-anniversary gift is traditionally something made of paper. The obvious choice is a nice notebook or personalized stationery, but who wants an obvious gift? These first-anniversary gift ideas make the tradition a bit more fun for the modern age.

Paper anniversary gifts


Celebrating the first year of marriage is a magical day for any couple, filled with happy, but not so distant, memories. This special milestone, though acknowledged by couples in countless different ways, is traditionally marked by the paper anniversary.


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According to Anniversary Ideas, the association of different materials with wedding anniversaries began around 600 years ago in Germanic Europe, when silver and gold were linked to 25 and 50 years of marriage. It was not until about 1875 that the first year and other anniversaries gained their own symbols. Paper is seen to represent the delicate nature of a young marriage but can also denote the acquisition of knowledge.

Commemorate your 1st anniversary with us. A unique anniversary gift idea that may be personalized in honor of your wedding or paper wedding anniversary.