Many people think that you should not celebrate your anniversary. That it’s not that big of a deal. But it is important to mark the occasion. To take time from the day to day monotony and celebrate one another. Celebrate the fact that you still like each other. It’s one thing to love someone or be in love, but the fact that you actually like the person you’ve chosen to share your life with is amazing.
It is annoying to be that couple that celebrates every single anniversary – the anniversary of when we first met, the anniversary of when we first kissed, the anniversary of the first date, when we made it Facebook official, etc. You obviously don’t want to bore the general public with all of that, but it is okay to remember all of the “firsts” from the beginning of your relationship. Remembering the early days reignites the flame of a long-term relationship or marriage. It reminds you why you fell in love in the first place.
Celebrating your anniversary with gifts, cards, and date night provides you with an occasion to go out. Date nights are great, but even date night can get boring and monotonous after a while. It’s more fun when you actually have a reason to go out. And let’s be honest, after a while you mean to go on date night but skip it when other things come up.
Taking a moment to realize how long you’ve actually been with your s/o gives you the opportunity to reflect and think about your past, present, and future. Remember why you started dating and what gave you butterflies in the beginning. Be grateful for the daily love and support (even though you may fuss and fight). Look forward to the future you are building with your partner.
So while it is annoying to celebrate every single anniversary, it’s also okay to pause and celebrate the person you love. In the words of Tony Toni Tone, “Do you know what today is?”.