Paper Anniversary

At Paper Source, we love weddings—including wedding traditions that extend well past "I do." At your first anniversary, we have countless ways to help you celebrate!

Traditionally, the first wedding anniversary is known as the paper anniversary. Couples often exchange a simple paper gift to celebrate their first year of marriage. Paper symbolizes the delicacy of a new relationship and is associated with the knowledge gained in the first year. Although the tradition has evolved over hundreds of years to include gift materials for every year of marriage, it began with the 'golden' fiftieth and 'silver' twenty-fifth anniversaries.

Stationery, books, and hand-crafted projects make wonderful first anniversary gifts — and we have a range of creative options to keep this tradition fresh and fun.

The Gift of Paper

Get creative on your first anniversary with a unique gift. Although the first anniversary can be simple — it doesn't have to be ordinary. Write your own love story with a journal made especially for you. Custom journals are a fun way to document what you love about each other for years to come. Maybe you want to keep it short and sweet — Our One Question A Day For Newlyweds comes with prompts in case you have trouble coming up with your own topics.

If you're feeling crafty, create a scrapbook of your first year together. We offer the books, paper, and embellishments to make a beautiful keepsake.

Personalized stationery and Stamps are always a great choice for the paper anniversary. Just add a sweet note to one of our fun cards and you're all set.

Surprise your partner with flowers to keep for years. Paper flowers are a carefree and simple way to show your love, set the mood, and have a keepsake with no expiration date.