50th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Written by Renee Michaels

A 50th anniversary gift commemorates a milestone most married couples wish to reach. What can you possibly give a couple after 50 years of marriage? The most meaningful wedding anniversary gift is one that comes fromrepparttar heart: to express your love and appreciation towards all that they mean to you, how their staying married throughrepparttar 122000 thick and thin of life has influenced you, to tell aboutrepparttar 122001 warm and loving memories you shared with them throughoutrepparttar 122002 years.

The 50th anniversary is commemorated by gold andrepparttar 122003 flower is violet. A gift certainly doesn't have to be gold, wrap a gift in gold paper or paper decorated with violets.

50th anniversary gift ideas forrepparttar 122004 couple • Keepsake personalized anniversary gifts, such as a photo quilt or pillow • Monthly or quarterly lo-carb, dietetic or fruit gift baskets • Restore their wedding photo and place in a gold frame • Have a painting or caricature made out of their wedding photo • As they probably don't cook for themselves as much, gift certificates to restaurants would be appreciated • A gift of theater or concert subscription tickets. Make them a patron with VIP privileges • The children can create a 50th anniversary keepsake journal gift. Ask family and friends to write a paragraph or two to share a memory with their parents. Or ask for a photo withrepparttar 122005 couple thatrepparttar 122006 children don't have and write a caption about it • Instead of a guest book, buy a music box and fill it with messages of love written on gold or handmade paper from family and friends

How To Write a Romantic Love Letter

Written by Renee Michaels

Doesrepparttar thought of writing a love letter or poem automatically reduce your vocabulary to a 5-year-old’s level? Well, believe it or not, that’s a great place to begin!

Kids speak straight fromrepparttar 121999 heart. They don’t worry about tripping overrepparttar 122000 right words, they only know how to say what they want usingrepparttar 122001 most simple language. As adults, we let our thinking get inrepparttar 122002 way of our emotions and worry aboutrepparttar 122003 details before we haverepparttar 122004 big picture.

Dream up a love letter You don't need a sample love letter or a free printable love letter. You're going to dream up your own romantic love letters.

An indispensible tool for writing is a thesaurus. You'll find many free ones online; they're a wonderful aid to finding exactlyrepparttar 122005 right word. Have paper and pen ready to jot notes, but forget about words and writing for now.

Sit in a comfortable chair or lie down, let your shoulders drop and take a few deep breaths, at least 5 or 6. Inhale deeply, feelrepparttar 122006 air going torepparttar 122007 bottom of your belly, then slowly exhale as you pull in your abdomen.

Close your eyes and begin visualizingrepparttar 122008 one you love and create a movie of you slowly running your eyes over every inch of their body. What do you especially appreciate? View their eyes looking back at you, run your fingers through their hair, caress their cheek and softly brush your lips against theirs. Seerepparttar 122009 smile of joy,repparttar 122010 tilt of their head towards you, their arms around you. Feel their heart beat against yours and take inrepparttar 122011 warmth of their skin. Watch as they run towards you, eager to rush into your arms. How do you feel?

Let your movie continue running. Pull outrepparttar 122012 memories of when you had a lot of fun and laughter, your most passionate times together or when you were sad and your love silently held you close. Which of them brings uprepparttar 122013 most emotion in you? What do you see, hear, taste, touch and feel? What are they wearing . . . or not wearing?

Linger a bit longer; letrepparttar 122014 feelings run throughout your entire body. Are you getting little tingles running up and down your spine?

First love letter steps The most emotional memories arerepparttar 122015 ones that will fuel your love letter or poem. You should be in a better mood for writing, relaxed and smiling. Take a few more deep breaths before you begin to write.

You don’t have to get up; this might put you into “thinking” mode. Begin jotting notes down. Slowly replay each movie and describerepparttar 122016 scenes with short, simple phrases, as a child would. Later on, you can link these shorter phrases into longer ones, but for now, you want to capture allrepparttar 122017 sensations, physically and emotionally, that being withrepparttar 122018 one you love means to you.

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