There’s no specific way in which a couple is meant to spend their anniversary. It’s a time in which you celebrate and reflect on the life you and your significant other have spent together, which is a journey unlike anyone else’s. It’s also a time for you and your loved one to celebrate your past while you look toward your future. While there are no rules on how to spend your anniversary, there are certainly ways you can make the occasion memorable. We’ve created a unique guide on how to make your anniversary special.
Do Something Old and Something New
It’s the wedding adage we’ve all known since we were small. These are words we can use long after the vows have been said and the cake has been cut. On your anniversary, you can practice old traditions while you create new ones. Many people like to recreate their first date, which is a charming and sentimental activity. If you do this, try to add a new experience into the mix.
Give a Sentimental Gift
This is a day in which we hope to give our partner something that expresses the love we feel for them. For milestone anniversaries, there are traditional gifts that many have used to express their love, but you can choose something specific to your relationship. No matter what you give them, though, it’s sure to serve as a reminder of your commitment.
Ban Your Phones
Phones are extremely useful devices, and we use them constantly. When it comes to your anniversary, however, we recommend you put down the phones and concentrate on true face-to-face interactions. There’s a lot you can convey when you set aside your digital world for a while, so direct your attention toward the person that loves and supports you.
Get a Couples Massage
There’s something extremely intimate about getting a massage next to your partner. Even if you don’t speak throughout the entire experience, you’re in a room together where you both can find comfort in the sound of each other’s breathing. You will receive the gift of relaxation together, and it’s something that will benefit both of you for several days after your anniversary ends.
Learn More About Each Other
No matter how long you’ve known your partner, there’s always still more to learn. Humans are incredibly multi-faceted, and it seems nearly impossible to learn everything there is to know about each other. Be it deep thoughts or something as simple as your favorite childhood TV show, there’s likely something entirely new you can share with each other.
Watch the Sunrise and Sunset
On the day of your anniversary, consider making it a point to rise early with your partner to view the sunrise. At night, do the same for the sunset. Not only is there a sort of symbolism behind this activity, but it’s a time when you can truly enjoy your partner’s company and reflect on the time you’ve spent together. In the evening, you can sit outside with a glass of wine and your favorite dessert while you enjoy nature’s beauty with the one you love the most.