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Cotton Anniversary

Technically, today is my 2 year wedding anniversary! Most people know that we had a big vineyard wedding in June, but Doug and I had to be all complicated and legally got married a month and a half earlier in May.  We sometimes get tripped up when people ask what day we celebrate, but I think the best answer is just to celebrate both days! Who can argue celebrating love?

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Traditionally, cotton is gifted at the 2nd anniversary. I think this year (and many other years — iron? tin?) requires some creativity. I had a few ideas up my sleeve, and came up with a great gift idea for Doug, but I can’t tell you quite yet. Maybe I’ll let you know in June!

I’m actually really excited for 5 years, because the gift is wood and coincidentally we already have it waiting for us! Our wedding party sealed up a wooden box with a bottle of wine and two love letters that we’re supposed to open on our 5th anniversary. The box is patiently waiting for us in the basement!

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What do you think of the traditional wedding anniversary gifts? Do you have any good cotton ideas? Let me know in the comments, and stay tuned to find out what I picked out for Doug!