The tradition of celebrating a 60th anniversary came into popularity after Queen Victoria celebrated her Diamond Jubilee.
60th Anniversary Traditional Gift:
Many also believe that the fire in the diamond symbolizes the constant flame of love.
60th Anniversary Contemporary/Modern Gift:
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Ways to Celebrate Your 60th Anniversary:
Use sparkly glitter or crystal rhinestones on flowers, cards, centerpieces, gift wrap, balloons, etc.
For those in the United Kingdom, request a telegram from the Queen.
For those in the United States, request a greeting from the Whitehouse.
Gift Suggestions to Purchase for Your 60th Anniversary:
When considering gifts for the 60th anniversary, think twice before purchasing anniversary plates, jewelry, knick knacks, etc. as many senior citizens are trying to reduce clutter and possessions in their lives. A dinner at a special restaurant, tickets to a show (Buy Direct), a trip (Buy Direct), coupons to help with chores, etc. will probably be more appreciated.
Gift Suggestions to Make for Your 60th Anniversary:
Put together a CD with songs from the year you were married.
Assemble a memory photo album with pictures highlighting 60 years together. Include the wedding, children, grandchildren, friends, trips taken together, homes lived in, etc. A nice addition is to include stories from children and friends.