Last year for my first anniversary I wrote a blog about traditional and modern anniversary gift ideas. Yesterday was my anniversary and I was totally unprepared! The second year traditional gift is cotton. I could have sworn that my husband and I agreed that we wouldn’t spend money on gifts, just spend some much-needed time together. That was my first mistake! He said he doesn’t recall that conversation ever happening!
For the second year, the tradition is that the couple is getting comfy and cozy together in their relationship. They’re beginning to really know each other and their roles in each others’ lives and new identities as husband and wife. Cotton represents that comfortable and cozy part of the marriage. Gift ideas include new high thread-count sheets, towels, bathrobe, slippers, or clothes.
I didn’t get my angel husband anything! And so here we are, out to dinner, and he hands me a super mushy and meaningful card. I read it, tear up, and then he hands me an apothecary jar filled with cotton balls, with a satin green ribbon tied around it. A smaller ribbon was attached to a dainty gold button resting on the top of the cotton. I looked at my husband, smiled, and tugged on the smaller ribbon, and pulled it out of the cotton jar! On the other end, tied to the ribbon, was a new wedding band.
And then I gave him a cheezy card.
This is all a true story, by the way. Don’t make the same mistake I did. Today I do plan to buy a mushy card, a cozy blanket, and a make a huge hot dinner to make up for my lazy behavior!