Feb 1 - 7, 2007 

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One Hundred Ways to Say “I Love You”

Anniversary gifts that last a lifetime

By Laura Marrich

The Beatles had it half right. Money can't buy you love. It can, however, as it is in the case of anniversary gifts, make your years together a lot more romantic.

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By Laura Marrich

The Newlywed Years

First Anniversary

Traditional Gifts: Paper
Modern Gifts: Clocks
Gemstone: Gold jewelry, pearl or peridot
Color: Gold or yellow
Flower: Orange blossom or pansy
Buy: Board games and puzzles, a calendar, books, stationary, tickets to a concert (or a Lobo women's volleyball game) or a painting from a local artist. Have cherished photographs professionally framed. Buy a fashion wristwatch for your mate or an antique clock you can both enjoy in your home.
Make: Arrange a bouquet of paper flowers, or write a love letter on the back of a postcard from somewhere meaningful to you both.

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By Laura Marrich

The Stability Years

Ninth Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Pottery or willow
Modern Gifts: Leather
Gemstone: Lapis lazuli and tiger eye
Flower: Poppies

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By Laura Marrich

Silver 101

Luminous, elegant silver is a perpetual classic. Unfortunately, silver tarnishes over time (thus your grandmother's annual silver-polishing parties), but new tarnish-resistant alloys are making sterling silver more attractive than ever.

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By Laura Marrich

The Milestone Years

50th Anniversary
Traditional Gifts: Gold
Modern Gifts: Gold jewelry
Flower: Violets

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Real-Life Love

Roberto and Connie

Years together: 34

By Marisa Demarco

1969, Cuernavaca, Mexico. He's studying at a ministry institute to become a Catholic priest. She's a nun enrolled in an intensive Spanish course.

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Real-Life Love

Joshua and Robin

Years together: Four and a half

By Marisa Demarco

They hung out for five days. Then he proposed.

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Real-Life Love

Philippe and Sarah

Years together: 12 and a half

By Marisa Demarco

Philippe Bonneau wasn't looking for a wife when he placed the personal ad.

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