Gifts of fruit and flowers have traditionally been given to couples who are celebrating their fourth wedding anniversary. These are gifts given from the generosity of the earth's bounty and as such are symbols of love, fertility, and fruitfulness.
In years past couples often had children by the 4 year anniversary so gifts of fruit were thought to bless the marriage with a continuing abundance of fertility and family. Other traditional gift suggestions for this marriage year are items of linen and silk.
Appliances are the modern suggestion for gifts for the 4th anniversary year, the flower representing it is the Hydrangea, while the gem stone is the beautiful blue topaz.
A Focus on Gifts Symbolic of Fertility and Family
By the fourth anniversary most couples have grown comfortable enough within the relationship to have developed a strong bond of trust and common goals.
If they have not already had children then most will begin to discuss their family planning. Fertility is the main focus of symbolism for the 4th wedding anniversary with fruit and flowers the appointed traditional gift suggestion for this year.
Home baked goods accompanied by a restaurant or grocery gift card is a gift with a wonderful symbolism for this celebratory marriage union. Chocolate is the food of lovers and roses are the flower of love so a combination of these two items is an ideal gift, romantic and always appropriate.
Baskets of Fruit and Other Foods of Bountiful Abundance
With the initial early years of married life behind them a couple can now begin to relax and truly enjoy each others company. Their relationship is solidified in emotion and trust.
Gifts of nature's harvest show an abundance of wealth, beauty, and richness, just as are the attributes of this successful wedded union. With four years of marriage behind them a couple now feel very comfortable with one another and can move forward working toward their future aspirations.
Baskets of fruit and other edible delicacies are a very suitable gift for this celebratory occasion. With a treasure trove of items and treats within them there is something there to suit every personality. In keeping with the symbolic gift choices for the 4th year wedding anniversary a bountiful harvest gift basket is an ideal gift choice.
There are Many Items Which are Ideal for this Occasion
By the 4th anniversary couples have generally acquired quite a few items for their home but they are still likely in need of specific items.
Fruits and flowers adorn many products which can be both practical and decorative in the home. A fruit basket, flower bouquet, art piece, or other home decor gift is ideal at this time.
Bedspreads, quilts, dishes, towels, rugs, pots, and pottery all can be found decorated in bright colorful flowers and fruit. Art prints are another very acceptable gift in a harvest theme.
The 4th Anniversary Gem Stone is the Blue Topaz
The beautiful topaz is a clear gem stone that comes in many colors. The blue topaz is one of the rarer colors of this stone. The cool hue of this stone's blue carries with it a symbolic meaning of water with its calming and serene effect.
It is a 4th wedding anniversary symbol that represents a calm and enduring love. This deep devotion is as enchanting as the ocean color the topaz is symbolic of. The blue topaz truly is a romantic gift.
This gem symbolizes a clear perspective, and communication through understanding, tolerance, and respect of all parties involved. The blue topaz is also often associated with love and successful long term relationships.
Hydrangea is the Fourth Wedding Anniversary Flower
This symbolic flower chosen to represent the four year wedding anniversary is the Hydrangea which features a beautiful abundance of petals. The hydrangea has a number of symbolic meanings with understanding, thankfulness, and devotion being the most common.
Gifts bearing the hydrangea flowers image carry with them the same symbolism. For the fourth anniversary these symbolic messages are ideally suited to this flower.
An anniversary gift really can smell as sweet as it looks. Bath soaps, scented lotions, potpourri or a scent diffuser are delightful yet practical items for this celebratory occasion.
Sweet Hydrangea leaf tea is another delightful gift for the 4th year anniversary. Yes, the hydrangea flower leaf is edible and it makes a delicious and refreshing tea. This truly is a unique and thoughtful gift. A very romantic gift that has an air of lasting love. The delightful image of hydrangea flowers in each cup as the scent of the tea floats throughout the room.
The Modern Suggestion is for Appliances
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