Paper is used traditionally as the gift for year one of marriage…. Gifts on paper are symbolic. Most believe that paper anniversaries and the paper gift is representing a blank page, a new beginning and the ability to write your own story. This article on 1st wedding anniversaries published by the Spuce.com says it perfectly:
“Take care of the paper, and it will maintain a story for a lifetime. Handle the paper carelessly, and it will fade, tear, and disintegrate into nothing.“
Beyond that idea, paper gifts are a signature of your love. Think about the signing of your marriage documents, reading your written vows, viewing your printed marriage license and signing your life and commitment to another. Your life together began with very important paper documents.
Anniversaries are a yearly celebration of love, heart, soul, strength and endurance. Celebrating the connection between two individuals. After one year of marriage, the design of your life together has already begun. You begin to write your story as a couple and mapping those moments lock your two hearts together for life.
What better way to celebrate than to include the special words of your marriage, whether a love letter, your vows, or simply the words “I Do”, on a specially designed map printed on paper to showcase your love?
The colors of your wedding, from the flowers to the bridesmaids dresses can be included in the design of your wedding map as a remembrance of your special day.
Working with Jessica Wilkeson Design Studio to design a custom map of your beginnings is a fantastic way to achieve the best personalized first anniversary gift you could give that will last the lifetime of your marriage. Imagine your custom map hanging on the wall in your living room. Something that can remind the both of you where you started, fell in love, got married, honeymooned, bought your first home, had your first child…. The options are endless.
“An Anniversary is a time to celebrate the joy of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hope of tomorrow”