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20th Wedding Anniversary

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Ideas and Symbols:

The twentieth year of marriage is one of the big milestone anniversaries. As you celebrate this special 20th wedding anniversary, reflect on the commitment to a lifetime marriage the two of you have made.

Here are some twentieth wedding anniversary ideas and symbols to help you choose china or platinum gifts associated with your 20th marriage anniversary.

20th Anniversary Traditional Gift:

China. It symbolizes the beautiful, elegant, and delicate of your love for one another over the past 20 years.

20th Anniversary Contemporary/Modern Gift:

Platinum. Platinum is strong and enduring, just like your 20-year old marriage.

20th Anniversary Gemstone:

Emerald or a yellow or golden diamond.

20th Anniversary Color:

Emerald green or white.

20th Anniversary Flower:

Day Lily.

  • The meaning of a day lily is that of coquetry such as flirting, playful behavior towards one another.

If you want to give a rose symbolic of the 20th anniversary, here are a few to check out:

    China Doll
    Chinatown
    Weeping China Doll
    Precious Platinum

Ways to Celebrate Your 20th Anniversary:

  • Plan an anniversary party using a Chinese theme.

  • Use Chinese lanterns as part of the decorations.

  • Purchase tickets for a movie, sports event, concert, theatre, etc. to attend together.

  • Plan a picnic using china plates and cups.

  • Take a vacation to China or Hong Kong. (Buy Direct)

Gift Suggestions to Purchase for Your 20th Anniversary:

  • Wedgewood china vase with fresh flowers.
  • China cake plate.
  • China basket
  • China plates to match existing style in your home.
  • China figurines
  • Platinum jewelry.

Gift Suggestions to Make for Your 20th Anniversary:

  • Put inside a china cup or bowl new paper money, a single day lily, a piece of emerald jewelry, a love note,love coupons, etc.

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