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According to the traditions of anniversary gifting, your first wedding gift to your other half is supposed to be something made of paper. So if you're having trouble looking for an interesting, thoughtful gift to ring in your first beautiful year together, look no further, because we've got just the paper present — from the heartfelt and home made to the creative and splurge worthy. Happy Anniversary!
1. Your vows
As a couple, your vows are the most meaningful words you have ever said to one another, which makes them the perfect present for your one year anniversary. We suggest getting in touch with the calligrapher you used for your wedding to have them professionally write them out for you on a high quality piece of paper in fancy handwriting. Or keep it simple and write it in your own hand. Either way, you're bound to see a tear or two from your significant other, which is basically the goal of this present anyway, right?
2. Silver framed pictured
Ok, so a silver frame isn't paper, but the picture inside is and that definitely counts. Locate an old photo of when you first met or a picture from one of your couple milestones to throw it back to old times. Pick the perfect frame for it to go in and you're good to go. Having a photo that isn't on Instagram or Facebook of the two of you is something you'll treasure in your home for all the anniversaries to come.
3. Early edition book
You know your significant other like no one else does in the world. That means, you also know who their favorite author is and the books that thrill them and open their minds or the stories they've cherished since childhood and become a part of them. Show your partner you know their heart by tracking down a first or second edition copy of their favorite book on Ebay or via a private bookseller and you'll win at first year anniversary presents.
We tell our loves we love them via texts, Facebook messages, and phone calls, but we don't really write a good old-fashioned love letter anymore. Change that by gifting a beautiful stationery set personalized to your other half for your one-year anniversary. Throw in a fancy pen and a letter to them of your own and you've got all the makings of the best pen pal.
5. Concert tickets
As a couple, you have songs that mean something to you and remind you of different times and moments in your relationship. Go paper by buying a set of concert tickets to the band that plays your song, or a band that you both enjoy together, and turn the "paper" present into another invaluable memory.
6. Plane tickets
Alright, so maybe this is kind of cheating, but if you print out the tickets, that totally counts as paper! Whether you want to plan a quick weekend getaway to one of your favorite locations or go for a full on second honeymoon, it's never too early to celebrate being together for one year by being away.