1st Anniversary Traditional Gift: Paper

The Traditional first anniversary gift is “paper”. Your vows handwritten in calligraphy with your wedding photo can be the perfect unique gift idea for your husband or wife.

If you have digital photographs or can get the professional digital pictures from your wedding photographer, writing your marriage vows in calligraphy will make a really special personalized gift. I will add your names, the date, the place where you got married, and any other information you like.

Personalized Gift Ideas

If you don’t have a wedding photo you can still use a beautiful background that can personalize your gift by showing the theme of your wedding: the season, the flowers, the setting… It’s all customized calligraphy for your unique gift. Another idea is to use the lyrics to that special song that you used for your “first dance” as a married couple. Other talented husbands or wives have written a love poem, or used a verse from the readings used in the wedding ceremony.

Lyrics to first dance wedding song in calligraphy with couple's photograph
First dance of couple anniversary gift in calligraphy
first dance song lyrics for traditional 1st year anniversary gift

Your Wedding Photo with Calligraphy

Compare the calligraphy art pieces below. Some will have the calligraphy text or vows written directly on the photo. In other cases there isn’t a place on the photo where the calligraphy will be readable, so the photograph is in an area of the calligraphy gift.

Whatever your choice of calligraphy services, your spouse will be overcome by the care and thought YOU put into this unique gift for your first wedding anniversary!

Husband's Marriage vows for a winter wedding
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