A marriage union, proven over the years, can be called strong and reliable. Having reached the mark of several decades of living together, the relationship between the spouses becomes strong and inseparable, therefore they are compared with red-hot iron, and theis called iron.
Thinking about the question — how many years does it take to live hand in hand to celebrate an iron wedding, there is only one answer — 65 years. It was during this period that the relationship between husband and wife could no longer be broken, loving hearts tightly “grown” to each other. Over such long years, the spouses must have experienced many difficulties and troubles, but their relationship only grew stronger, they learned to support and take care of each other, so the nature of their family has iron restraint.
Due to the short life expectancy, only a few couples celebrate this significant date. Therefore, if such joy fell to your family, then be sure to organize a memorable celebration dedicated to theanniversary of your grandparents.
Keep in mind that the advanced age of the anniversaries will not allow you to arrange a noisy party, but a solemn feast will be most welcome. Be sure to invite all children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and, if any, great-great-grandchildren. Surely there will be families from the last generation who will meet only for the first time. Such warm sincere meetings are necessary both for the elderly and young people, because this is a great example for boys and girls of an ideal family. Looking at their elderly, but very happy forefathers, young people will learn to value love and respect, they will understand that life should not be wasted on fleeting feelings, but it is better to create and maintain one lasting union.
Considering how old the “newlyweds” celebrate the iron wedding, and this is about 85–90 years old, it is better to hold celebrations at home or in the garden. The main thing in this celebration is veneration and tribute to one’s grandparents — it is necessary to create an atmosphere of warmth and comfort for the respected bride and groom.
Find out in advance about the wishes of the heroes of the day, ask them — maybe the grandmother wants to put on herveil, more often it is not difficult to find her in the attic, since people of that generation are thrifty, and grandfather, perhaps, dreams of smoking a cigar or tasting a glass of overseas rum. These whims of the “newlyweds” must be fulfilled first of all.
What to give for an iron wedding?
The main gift for anniversaries, of course, will be attention from all generations. Often, older people do not have enough care from their closest people, it is especially nice to see the smallest successors of the family. Few people get a rare opportunity to babysit great-great-grandchildren, to be photographed with them.
As a gift for the anniversary of an iron wedding, any products containing iron are suitable. An excellent souvenir would be a carved horseshoe or a metal figurine depicting an embracing couple.
Many give iron photo frames, skillfully engraved by the master’s hand. It is more appropriate to insert an unusual photo of anniversaries into such a photo frame, for example, a collage created from pictures of various moments of life and segments time. In one photo, you can connect the captured newlyweds on theday, on the birthday of the first child, on the day of the silver and gold weddings.
Will please the elderly and the created genealogical tree. Such a gift needs to be prepared for more than one day, it will require a lot of time and painstaking work, but all relatives will like the result.
An excellent gift for the elderly on their well-deserved anniversary would be a picture that the artist can paint with a photo so as not to tire them out with a long pose. This picture can be framed with a carved iron frame.