From the 1st year's paper to the 65th anniversary's diamonds, the years of marriage have long been ascribed a symbol in the form of a traditional gift. But what do these symbols mean? From the creators of The Meaning of Flowers and The Meaning of Herbs comes The Meaning of Wedding Anniversaries, a beautiful compendium of lore and wisdom. This lovely gift book explores the significance behind the symbols, offering meditations upon the years, past and future. Each poetic entry is accompanied by an enchanting collage by acclaimed artist Ann Field, as well as gift suggestions ranging from traditional to uniquely creative. Whether a couple is just starting out, or celebrating a milestone, The Meaning of Wedding Anniversaries reminds us that these symbols aren't just inspiration for gifts, but a means of honoring a lifetime of love.