I’m not sure how many people still keep up with the traditional gifts to be given on specific years of anniversary, but I don’t. To be honest with you, after finding out that the first few years were as follows:
1st year – Paper
2nd year – Cotton
3rd year – Leather
4th year – Linen
5th year – Wood
I was less than ecstatic to receive a gift at all. I mean really, you make it through a whole year of cohabitation, weird new bathroom habits, fights over coffee filters, and you want to reward me with stationary! No, no thanks I want a medal, a plaque, heck a parade and the key to the city.
Ok, that might be a little overkill, and if I’m being honest Jason and I stopped getting each other Anniversary gifts awhile ago simply because we are at a point in our lives financially where we are extremely blessed to be able to buy the things we want or need whenever the mood strikes.
This year marks 15 years of wedded bliss. We had actually planned for this momentum occasion to go back to Napa Valley, which is where we went for our 10 year anniversary. However last fall we ended up going to a wedding in Sonoma and thought that maybe it would be a bit redundant. After much thinking and scheming we ended up on the final decision of going to Italy for a month and celebrating our anniversary and Xander’s birthday in the land of wine and Pizza.
And then Coronavirus happened…..
So if you haven’t guessed by now I am NOT sitting in a quaint Tuscan village sipping a beautiful Pinot Noir while stuffing my face with bread and cheese. No I am on my back deck drinking an Arnold Palmer eating a toasted PB&J. Be jealous…
I think Jason kind of knew the let down and disappointment that this unexpected canceled travel has caused, so when I got a text during the week asking me my wrist size I knew he had something up his sleeve.
Fast forward a few days and I don’t think I have been more attracted to my husband then when he came sauntering into the living room carrying this iconic beautiful blue box!
To say I was shocked, surprised, and elated would be a vast understatement. Other than my wedding ring and a pair of diamond earrings I received on my 30th Birthday, this was one of the most expensive pieces of jewelry I had ever worn.
I felt like I was diffusing a bomb as I carefully unwrapped the beautiful white silk ribbon, I wanted this brand new experience to last and I wanted to savor the entire process.
Inside I found a jumbo black velvet jewelry case and inside the most beautiful bracelet with two T’s dripping in diamonds…not gonna lie I felt a little like Marilyn Monroe.
This was my first piece of Tiffany & Co. jewelry. I had always passed by their store fronts and longingly gazed in wondering what it would be like to receive one of their iconic boxes someday. Well friends that someday finally came today and it was just as glorious as I always knew it would be.
Mark my words though I WILL get get to Italy somehow, someway, and you better believe this baby is coming along with me.