“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.” — Frederick Buechner
There is something so lovely, even sacred, about a powerful phrase or mantra shared between two people. With all of years that your parents have spent together, we’re sure that they have plenty of common phrases, encouraging words, or even inside jokes for you to choose from. Commission a calligraphy artist to create a custom piece of handwritten artwork that your mom and dad will be sure to cherish. We love the work of Nashville based Chelsea Petaja, particularly her framed print that features the beautiful Van Gogh quote: “What is done in love is down well”.
Make this piece of art particularly personal by having an artist write a phrase that you remember your parents saying to each other when you were growing up, like your father’s favorite morning greeting to your mother: “Good Morning, Sunshine”.
"Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end”. — Germaine De Stael
Your husband is always saying that there aren’t enough family pictures with everyone together. He’s settled for the rushed Thanksgiving photo each year; the one taken just before everyone has to jump in the car to head back home. For your anniversary this year, plan a professional photo shoot for all of the children and grandchildren. No matching outfits required! Just invite everyone over to spend the day celebrating your anniversary over lunch. Have the photographer take some candid pictures of everyone throughout the afternoon, but make sure you snag that perfect golden hour shot with the whole family especially for Dad.