A couple who celebrate their eighteenth wedding anniversary have molded into a union rich with shared experiences and memories. Enriched by the many years spent together this marriage is viewed as a treasure that is beyond mere wealth.
In keeping with the intrinsic value of this long term union the symbolism of porcelain is the traditional 18th anniversary gift suggestion. The beauty of porcelain works are obvious. The delicate elegance of each piece protected by a translucent shield which preserves color and quality forever keeping the basis of the creation just beyond the touch of its onlooker. Each porcelain item value rich so long as it remains intact, much alike the marriage union that this symbolic gift represents.
Porcelain holds an enchantment that other clay pieces simply cannot capture. An elusive beauty of clear opalescence it truly is a delightful presentation for this wedding year celebration.
A Little Romance is Important to Every Relationship
No matter the length of a marriage it is always important for the couple to spend time to connect with each other
Friendship is a vital part of a relationship so a romantic date for two is a great way to enjoy each others company. There are many gift ideas that fall within this category.
A gift card to a favorite restaurant can be delightful but one to their favorite coffee shop can be just as fun. Tickets to the local theater, movie, or other local entertainment are a fun treat to present for the 18th anniversary year. A night or weekend at a local hotel or nearby resort would be fabulous.
Other great entertainment gifts can be a gift basket of treats for the couple to share. A bottle of wine or champagne accompanied by a pair of crystal glasses is a wonderfully romantic gift.
There is no Flower Appointed for This Anniversary Year
When an anniversary year does not have a distinct designation flower gifts are then selected by their individual symbolism. There is no flower appointed for the 18 year marriage anniversary so blooms or other gifts of greenery are selected for their individual meaning.
Bamboo: This plant is a symbol of good luck with different meanings designated by the number of stalks within each plant. Often braided these can be a fun green anniversary gift.
Calla Lily: Generally a flower gifted or displayed at weddings as well as funerals the Calla Lily's meaning is one of purity, rebirth, and faith. These blooms are seen as a symbol of marital happiness.
Flowers That are Ideal for an Anniversary Celebration
Casablanca Lily: There are many types of lily and most have a wonderful symbolic meaning ideal for anniversary giving.
The beautiful Casablanca Lily is a symbol of celebrations with its delightfully generous white petals pushing outward in the shape of a trumpet. With its center flower sprinkled with color it is a delightfully celebratory flower.
Carnations: Both the white and the red carnation are delightful flowers to send for an anniversary congratulatory gift. The red carnation meaning love or affection while the white blooms signify purity and good luck.
Gardenia: Symbolizing purity, protection, friendship, trust, and hope this flower's meaning has many qualities akin to a unified couple. A beautiful flower to combine within a bouquet.
Money Plant: The money plant is a symbolic blessing of wealth and prosperity to its recipient. These can be found as a living gift or also in a number of artistic versions as well.
Roses: A traditional flower of love and romance. For this anniversary white, yellow, pink, and red are all acceptable choices with a bouquet featuring two of these colors being an ideal choice. Carnations and roses combine together beautifully.
The Symbolic 18th Anniversary Gem is the Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl
Most anniversary years are appointed with a gem stone to symbolically represent the number of years the couple has spent within their union. For the eighteenth year this stone is the Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye.
Generally of an olive yellow green coloring Chrysoberyl is an exceptionally hard stone. It's appearance can vary with one type having the distinct appearance of a cat's eye.
It is the reflection of light along fluid fibers within this stone that create the unique image of a cat's eye and this is the gem chosen to represent the 18th wedding anniversary.
A Stone Symbolic of Protection Good Luck and Confidence
Symbolism of Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl
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