Saturday, March 27, 2010

25th and 50th wedding anniversary gift ideas

What do you get a couple to help celebrate their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary?

Not everybody can afford to send their parents or grandparents on a cruise for their golden anniversary, but you want something special. A custom pencil portrait is a great idea for their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary gift.

I've drawn pencil portraits of couples how they look now, I've drawn portraits of how the couple looked back when they were dating or engaged.

I've drawn portraits that combine both these ideas. One 25th anniversary gift portrait I did showed the couple at the beginning of their marriage on the left, and how they looked at the time of their anniversary on the right. In the center, I drew the couple's hands and some flowers from some of their wedding photos. Their wedding song was "We've Only Just Begun" by The Carpenters, so I hand-lettered that in script across the top. It was a really nice idea, to show 'then' and 'now' in one portrait, and bringing their wedding song into the portrait had extra sentimental meaning for the couple.

I've drawn couples from separate photos
, if you don't have photos of the couple together at the beginning of their courtship, that can be recreated by having them drawn so they look like were together all along in the anniversary portrait.

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