Our Anniversaries are obviously a day that you want to at least recognize. It is a day meant for celebrating the day that you got married and began your lives together. If finding a babysitter is an issue for you, I posted something that we did when I wanted a date but didn't have a sitter HERE.
Here are some other ideas that I have come up with to create a special time with your spouse!
There are some simple and little things that you can do that might bring some good smiles and memories your way, such as watching your wedding video, looking at your wedding photos, and listening and dancing to your wedding song. These are little things that you can do to bring back the romantic feel of that day, just using your memories.
If you have a small amount of money and someone to watch children for you, there are a lot of websites that can help you to find discounted romance packages at hotels. My husband and I did this for our fifth. It was really our first milestone anniversary, and I wanted to do something special, so I found a friend to watch our daughter for free under the understanding that I would do the same for her another night. I got us a hotel room with a romance package (wine, flowers, candles, etc) at a hotel in a room with a jacuzzi tub for only $120!
If you have an Anniversary that falls during the school year, then you have the option of playing hooky from work and just spending the day together doing whatever you want! (the aspect of playing hooky in itself just seems exciting and fun to me!)
Research different massage techniques, and then try them on each other. I have done this for my husband (he loves getting his feet rubbed, so lately I've been doing a lot of reflexology research and am implementing those things for him). Erotic or romantic massage, reflexology, deep tissue, rom Google can be a really helpful tool here. Get some aromatherapy candles and some oil or even lotion, do your research during the day, and then in the evening, excitedly show him what you've learned!
I know it sounds old fashioned and maybe a little corny, but back when my husband and I were dating, I made him a mix tape. Perhaps a CD with both of your favorite songs, wedding songs, etc might be a nice, cheap, easy and sentimental gift!
One year, for a gift on a bit of a budget, (though it did take a LONG time!) I made a scrapbook for my husband, using photos of all of our time together. If you're not feeling crafty, a simple photo album would be nice also.
These are just a few ideas, feel free to share your own in the comments if you'd like!
I am definitely a romantic at heart so I love when the opportunity to write about these things presents itself!
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