Congratulations, Marrygrams Bride! You said “yes” and then “I do” and now you’re celebrating your first year of marriage, the paper anniversary. And believe it or not, this is a huge milestone. Because, like paper, your first year of marriage is fragile. But, if taken care of properly, can be preserved for lifetimes to come. So it’s definitely worth celebrating in a special way! We’ve scoured the internet for some of the best paper anniversary gift ideas for you below. Whether you go with the old (but great!) standby of stationery, or think outside the box, you’re sure to find something your spouse will adore.
Great Gift Ideas for your Paper Anniversary
A classic paper anniversary gift that never goes out of style. Personalized stationery is a great option if your partner loves to send letters the old fashioned way. Let’s create them together here!
Or if they’re the introspective type, a gorgeous hand-bound journal is a beautiful option. We love the idea of getting one with refillable pages so they can enjoy it for years to come.
An art print you’ve both had your eye on is a lovely paper anniversary gift idea. It will hang on your wall and decorate your space with a sweet reminder of your first year and your love for each other.
Still haven’t printed out those wedding photos? How about a custom photo book full of your favorite images together? Or you could even make them a custom calendar to keep on their desk at work!
(Pro Tip: If you’re not up to designing one yourself, your wedding photographer is a great person to work with to create this one of a kind gift.)
Tickets are a luxury paper anniversary gift that you both get to use! Go see a concert or movie, visit an amusement park or travel somewhere new. The options are endless!
This one takes a bit of preparation – but custom commissioned family portraits are a gifting trend on the rise. Send your artist your favorite picture of you and your partner and watch them bring you to life in paint!
Letterpress or Calligraphy Vows
Did you write your own vows? Immortalize them for your wall with a custom calligraphy or letterpress art print. This daily reminder of your love will brighten even the hardest of days.
Is your partner a bibliophile? Splurge and treat them to a 1st edition of their most favorite book. It will have a place of honor on your bookshelves for years to come.
For the couple who likes to wander, consider tracking down a vintage map of a place you first traveled to together. Frame it and hang it above your mantle for a stunning conversation piece.
If your beloved has the gift of music, keep it going! Find vintage sheet music from their favorite bands and ask them to play it for you. Or hang them in mismatched frames for a funky statement wall.
Whatever gift you decide to go with, the paper anniversary is one you shouldn’t skip. Creating meaningful anniversary traditions is proven to bring couples closer together and help stoke your fire. You only get to celebrate once! So get creative and be thoughtful. And don’t forget the card!