Eachanniversary has its own amazing name, which appeared for a reason. It is the 80th anniversary of living together that is usually called an oak wedding, because the oak symbolizes strength and longevity. So a family with such experience has acquired strong, “oak” relationships, proven by the joys and sorrows of many decades.
The joint life of the spouses grows stronger every year, therefore, from the names ofanniversaries, one can understand whether this is a strong family or just a union that is gaining strength. No wonder the first anniversaries of life together are called chintz, gauze, paper weddings. Relations in families with a short experience of living together are completely fragile, spouses undergo many difficulties, look closely, get used to the habits of their half, and not everyone has the strength and patience to go hand in hand with the chosen one. Therefore, the union is easily torn apart like gauze or paper.
On the anniversary of an oak wedding, a husband and wife understand each other at a glance, they know that the other half will always understand and support. The union of these people has grown so strong that they will withstand any hardships and defeats like a perennial oak tree, and it is almost impossible to break their family.
Analyzing how many years the spouses who celebrate an oakhave lived together, we can safely assume that they have a large family and a pedigree comparable to a mighty oak. After all, over 80 years of marriage, the spouses probably became great-grandparents, and possibly have great-great-grandchildren.
An oakis celebrated by centenarians, these are people who are wise by experience, who have experienced a lot in their lives, and the family remains the main value for them. The most pleasant gift for them will be for the whole family to get together, this is a rare event when 4–5 generations meet, because if children or grandchildren have gone to different cities and countries, then many great-grandchildren can only meet for the first time.
When is the oakcelebrated?
The oakis celebrated on the 80th anniversary of marriage, therefore the “newlyweds” are already about a hundred years old. Rare couples live to such an age, so it is customary to celebrate such a significant event in a chic way.
Given the venerable age of the spouses and their children, it is better to arrange not a noisy holiday, but a magnificent solemn feast with the family. Surely the next of kin will arrive more than a dozen, so you need to plan a place for a feast in advance.
On aanniversary, it is appropriate to give handmade oak figurines or carved oak caskets, oak rosaries. An original gift will be a custom-made painting, in which the artist will depict a young couple under an oak, and draw faces and images from photographs that have survived from theof the young.
An excellent gift would be a family tree, which is painstakingly compiled in more than one week. Anniversaries will tell interesting stories for some family members, but they will be able to learn a lot about the younger generation from their grandchildren or great-grandchildren.
An interesting tradition is to plant an oak on this day, which will symbolize the longevity and strength of the union, and will serve as an example for other generations. The tree can be planted in the garden or, in agreement with the local authorities, in the city park. An oakis a rare event, and in a small town, a married couple who lived to see such an anniversary is usually congratulated by both the mayor and the townspeople, so it is very appropriate to plant an oak in the city garden.
Moments like this need to be captured on video. Sometimes you may have the opportunity to watch this memorable film already at a platinum wedding, that is, at the 100th anniversary of the family.