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Many of the 50th wedding anniversary gifts were the standard fare – hand blown glass, some of it really quite beautiful. Oil lamps, necklaces, wine flutes. God, in light of the momentous weight of the occurrence, it all seemed like such worthless junk. Every pretty sparkly obsession just made me feel woozy and annoyed. I needed something better for my 50th wedding anniversary gift. These wedding anniversary gift lists were doing not anything but giving me a headache.
I certain that 50th wedding anniversary gifts are best when finished by hand from the heart. This is tough if you happen to have no craft or artistic skills, but fortunately, mine has been a life of working with my hands. I can paint, carve, sculpt, and do carpentry.
Instead of getting her just one thing, I decided to make my wife several 50th wedding anniversary gifts which would all share the same theme of the love I felt for her. The first gift was a handmade card, drawn in calligraphy, and including in the middle a picture of the two of us standing together, very young and very much in love when we first began dating all of those years ago.
The other 50th wedding anniversary gifts were each made of different materials. Finally, the last and best of the 50th wedding anniversary gifts are made of stone in the form of two tablets adorned with our wedding guarantees, a touching reminder of the everlasting bond which we share.