Easy Ways to Celebrate an Anniversary for Anybody

It’s June, the kids will be out of school soon, and the days are about to really start heating up as we head toward the summer solstice. June also means that yearly wedding season is now in full swing and I’m sure a good number of the people you know will be celebrating anniversaries in the next 3-4 months. In honour of summer weddings, here is a post on suggestions for celebrating and honouring all those anniversaries for the special people in your life.

Let’s start off with ideas for the people that are part of the happy couple celebrating an anniversary!

For the Bride:

You know your husband best, so you know what he likes and likely what he wants; but sometimes you want to go a little above and beyond to show him just how much you appreciate him. Since I’m a beauty photographer my first suggestion is going to be a gorgeous boudoir album full of stunning pictures of your sexy self. Plus you can wear what ever was in the images your including in the album when you present the stunning gift to him. Men are visual creatures and he’ll enjoy having pictures he can pull out to look at when you’re not around. He thinks you are a goddess.

Do something for your husband that you don’t do on a regular day: give him a foot massage, put a sexy note in his lunch, send him racy text messages an hour before he leaves work, write him a love letter, cook (or take out) a fancy dinner and make it a picnic in your yard or at your favourite outdoor spot, take him fishing. Find a way that is uniquely you two and celebrate your time together, all the work you’ve put into making it this far.

For the Groom:

You’re wife is a super star, and you still can’t believe she chose to spend the rest of her life with you. So why not honour her by first remembering your anniversary because it will mean so much to her and secondly get her an amazing gift. I’ve got two possible suggestions here. The first is to go get some sexy dudior photos done of your manly self and create her the best photo album she’ll ever receive. She’ll be bragging about how awesome you are for ages, and I’m sure she’ll promise not to share it with her friends if you ask. If the thought of getting naked and having your picture taken just scares the crap out of you, how about you gift her with the opportunity to get pictures taken instead. Give her a day of pampering and fun by purchasing a beauty photography package from her favourite photographer.  Or get professional photos taken of the two of you together, it probably hasn’t been done since your wedding, and it’ll mean the world to her.

Photography aside, use what the universe gave you and rock that gift. If you are a crafty man create her something, if you can hold your own in the kitchen cook for her and do the dishes, give her a massage, clean the house (but don’t touch the laundry!), pack her lunch, write her a love letter. Re-enact your first date together. Get creative and surprise her. She’ll love you for it.

Moving on! How to honour the occasion for the couples’ that are a part of your close family network.

For your Parents and Grand parents:

Definitely send them a card, and if you have the time and/or talent make it! In addition, a phone call would be greatly recommended here as well. Plants and flowers are a good idea,  your parents or grandparents level of green thumbs should indicate whether to get cut flowers or a live plant. It’s probably been awhile since they had professional images done of the two of them, so a gift certificate to a good local photographer with a little extra for a print package is a great idea. We greatly under-estimate the value of printed photos these days, but don’t you love looking at printed images from when your older relatives were younger? Don’t you want your kids and grandchildren to hold pictures of their relatives? I thought so.

For your Siblings:

First of all , at least take the time to send them a card. Yes, I do mean post it so they receive it in their mail box, preferably before their anniversary. It wouldn’t hurt you to call them on the day either. Take into account your sibling and partner’s lifestyle before purchasing them a gift; golf clubs are pointless to a couple who hikes and camps (unless you can make tent poles out of them). Your best bet is to text or call and ask what they want. Do not ask what they need! You should not be buying your sibling a hot water heater for their wedding anniversary; give them something fun to do together instead.

For your Children:

If it’s is your child’s first anniversary, buy them something nice because odds are they are still paying off said wedding from a year ago and they don’t have extra money to buy nice things! Or, if your child is celebrating an anniversary and has children you can either hire them a sitter or offer to take care of your darling grandchildren yourself. Those two love-birds could totally use some time together away from the children to reconnect with one another. Also purchasing a room for the night for them would be super thoughtful so they can get decent nights sleep.

Friends are a tricky one as it’ll depend on how well you know them, how you know them, and which gender they are; let’s face it guys and girls want different things, and most guys probably don’t want much of anything for their wedding anniversary from their buddies anyways.

For your Female Friends:

Let’s start with you should totally enter your female friends to win cool things for her anniversary (If you aren’t on the email list for Gaia Magick you are missing out on a prime contest right now! Go here to sign up for the mailing list and get your chance to enter your friend on June 24th 2015); it’s fun and everybody likes to win prizes, plus its easy on the wallet if your friend wins, and makes you look super awesome. Also offer to help her go out shopping for an new outfit for her anniversary; whether its a new dress or new lingerie, it’s always more fun to go shopping with a friend who will be honest when you ask ‘how does this look?’. Send them (her) a handmade card with heartfelt wishes and congratulations; its not easy being married in a sea of single people.

For your Male Friends:

Not all men forget their anniversaries, but these days with everybody’s lives getting super busy it couldn’t hurt to ask a few days before the anniversary what he’s getting his woman. Its a gentle reminder if he needs it, and if not, its a chance for him to ask for your help in picking the perfect present. Now for gifts, be thoughtful: But them tickets to a movie or a show, or a round of cosmic bowling-add a little fun to their lives, make them dinner and drop it off so that neither of them has to cook on their anniversary. A gift certificate to their local romance shop never hurts either.

At the very least phone or send a text message the lucky person to say happy anniversary, show the couple that you care! It’ll take seconds to do, but will mean a lot that you remembered and bothered to show it.

Are you ready fro some gorgeous boudoir photos? Interested in some bold dudoir images? Looking to surprise some one you love with a photographic experience full of fun? Do you need a little more information or perhaps, help coming up with a creative inspiration that truly brings out your inner goddess, please contact me. I’d love to chat with you!

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