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Your wedding anniversary is a wonderful opportunity to show your spouse that your love hasn’t faded over the years.  But sometimes it can get a little boring to do the same old thing every year.  Just because you’ve been together for awhile doesn’t mean you can’t mix things up a bit.  Here are some fun and unique anniversary ideas to make your special day memorable.

Write a letter
No matter how long you’ve been together, it can be difficult to truly say what you feel inside.  Writing a letter to your spouse gives you the time to examine how you feel and put it into the best words possible.  Think about how you felt when you met, how your love has evolved over time, and your hopes for the future.  It’s a simple gesture but extremely romantic.

Replicate your first date or your engagement
No matter how simple it was, it will be deeply meaningful to the both of you to do it all over again.

Go stargazing
Grab a blanket and lay out under the stars on a clear night.  Bring a telescope if you have one.  Try to pick out the constellations you know, or even make up new ones.

Create a custom playlist
Find all the songs that make you think of your partner and put them on a playlist.  It could be a song that was playing when you first met, your wedding song, and other funny or romantic songs that describe your personalities.  Yes, it’s the modern version of a mix tape and no matter how easy it may be with digital music today, it’s still romantic!

Take a vacation
How long has it been since you got away from it all?  Taking a vacation, even if it’s just a weekend getaway, is a chance to forget about the hassle of daily life and reconnect with one another.

Personalize it.
Instead of carving your initials into a tree, consider purchasing a customized gift with your names or wedding date.  Jewelry, wine glasses, coffee mugs, or anything else that suits your lifestyle should work just fine.

Go wild
Is there something that you always talked about doing, but never got around to?  Go for a ride in a hot air balloon, try sky diving, or explore a cave system.  Whatever your adventure might be, getting the heart pumping and passion re-ignited is always a good way to bond.

Send her a sign
Embrace the artist within! Have a sign made (or do it yourself, if you’re crafty) of all the important dates in your lives:  your first date, your wedding date, and the births of your children.  Hang it in the living room where everyone can see it.

Whether it’s an outing or a gift, surprise your spouse with something completely different this year.  Don’t settle for going to the same boring restaurant over and over when a fresh and unique gift idea will show that your love is still exciting.  Whatever you choose to do, Happy Anniversary!