Monday, July 10, 2006

Give a Meaningful Anniversary Gift

As you reach those benchmark wedding anniversary years, especially the 10th, 20th, 25th and beyond, you may not want all those anniversary gifts, no matter how well-meaning. It may also be your second marriage, and quite frankly, you don't need any more "stuff" crammed into your home.

Why not celebrate your love of life together and ask for donations instead to your favorite charity or cause? Gift-givers (family and close friends) will not only be relieved that they don't have to figure out what to give you, but will be happy that their gift helps others as well as celebrating your marriage and love.

Silvia Murray battled breast cancer and was successful, however, she and her husband have lost other family members to this disease. Read how they decided to celebrate their 10th anniversary and help others suffering from cancer.

Kay and Tony Fahey are going to celebrate their 25th anniversary by cycling together for a 750 mile ride through France and Spain to raise money for cerebral palsy, which their 22-year-old son has.

Another idea may be to create a family time capsule, which I got from this incredible story about a grandfather who suffered from cancer and knew he wouldn't live to see his 6-year-old grandson grow up, decided to create one and soon his family was making contributions. Read this extraordinarily touching story of love and memories.

Please post any wonderful anniversary celebration stories (yours or others) about couples who share their love and joy with others!

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