Like the interwoven fibers of cotton the second year of marriage represents the threads that bind, as couples grow closer together and their lives become increasingly intertwined. So, tradition has it that gifts to celebrate the second year of union are made from Cotton.
Wedding anniversaries are a time to reflect and celebrate the bond of love. Historically, wedding anniversary celebrations date back to the Roman Empire where couples crowned each other with silver wreaths on the silver anniversary and gold wreaths for the gold anniversary.
Over time, symbols of gifts were chosen for each year of the anniversary to represent the progressive nature and strengthening of the marriage and relationship. The symbolic gifts were to represent an increase in strength, growth and value of the bond with each growing year.
Cotton is strong yet soft so a gift of cotton symbolises the need for a marriage to remain strong and flexible adapting to each other.
Cotton is smooth so a gift of cotton symbolises the need for empathy, understanding and gentleness.
Cotton can be woven into different weaves and textures so a gift of cotton symbolises the need for a marriage to be able to adapt to change.
Cotton is practical, versatile and durable so a gift of cotton symbolises the longlasting aspect of a strong relationship.
Bhumi offers a wide range of certified organic cotton products to help you choose your perfect Second Anniversary Cotton Gift.
About the Author: Vinita is the Founder of Bhumi Organic Cotton and passionate about an Earth Life Balance.