Getting to celebrate a 70th wedding anniversary is no small feat! A couple who will be celebrating 70 years of marriage should be paid tribute to. But what do you get the couple with 70 years worth of memories together?
To celebrate 70 years of marriage would be a miracle and a feat. Choose something that celebrates that 70-journey and all the fruit of it. Enlist all the descendants (children, grandchildren, great-grandkids, cousins, etc) to submit memories, photographs, drawings, newspaper headlines on scrapbook paper and I would compile a “This Is Your Life” type of memory book for the couple. Also give them a DVD, a retrospective on their life before and throughout their marriage with family members speaking of and to them. A gift like this acknowledges the anniversary couple respectfully.
A great 70th wedding anniversary gift for a couple is a photo or story quilt designed and sewn by a family member. The quilt could represent the highlights of the couples achievements and memories. Have a few favorite photos or appliqued symbols to represent them. Using pieces of favorite old and outgrown items of clothing that contain special memories will add a nice personal touch.
The 70th anniversary is the platinum anniversary. So for a spouse, someone might buy them a platinum band, as in another wedding band. From a friend or family member this would make a nice gift: There are pictures now that from a certain angle change to another picture. It would be so cool to have their original wedding picture and then what they look like today. What a keepsake!
Keeping in mind that the recipient of a 70th wedding anniversary gift would probably be at least 90 years old, the book ‘Diamonds in the Dust’ would be a thoughtful gift. The book, by Joni Eareckson Tada is a book of daily devotions. Diamonds are a symbol of the 70th anniversary so the title of the book ties into that tradition.
These ideas should get you started thinking about what makes a great 70th wedding anniversary gift. Congratulations to the couple celebrating an 70 year wedding anniversary.