As you probably know, each anniversary has a traditional theme. I couldn't remember what 50 was, so I looked up a Hallmark web site. This anniversary (coming right up) is our "golden" anniversary. But get this: Hallmark says the anniversary theme for 53 years is PLASTIC. So in 3 years we can celebrate our plastic anniversary?
I had to laugh. Their motto should be: Hallmark, cheapening the human experience every damn day.
I also discovered there are flower themes for anniversaries. That seems more appropriate. After 50 years a couple doesn't need more things. They need more flowers. Planted firmly in the ground, preferably, where they can grow as strong as a 50 year marriage.