The practice of exchanging anniversary gifts dates back to the middle ages, with traditional gifts such as silver for the 25th anniversary originating in the Germanic region, when a husband gave his wife a silver garland. The source on this is Hallmark, one of many businesses with a stake in making sure we keep celebrating milestones with gifts and cards. I suspect business interests have played a part in keeping some of the more obscure traditions going as well as adding “modern” gift alternatives.
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