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Customize Your 50th Anniversary Invitations

50th anniversary invitationsIf you and your spouse have reached the milestone of fifty years together, you deserve a special celebration. You may have help from family and friends to arrange the festivities, but everything you do should be directed at making the occasion memorable. Don’t rely on cookie cutter sentiments and appearance for your 50th anniversary celebration. Make it personal!

In today’s culture, especially in the West, the milestone of half a century is celebrated with gifts of gold. These can be household items or personal items. A gold foil wrapped bottle of champagne is something that is a little bit outside the box. Between partners, jewelry and quality timepieces are traditional gifts. Most seniors today are trying to reduce possessions, and already have all they need. For this reason, it is common to see “no gifts, please” or “your presence is the only present desired” comments on invitations.

Many people approaching the milestone are happy to have friends and family available to share the occasion. Friendship is one thing you cannot have too much of! Creating and sending custom invitations is a must to clarify the details of the event and have your guests mark their calendars. Using an original picture of the bridal couple on the invitation is always fun to receive, especially in contrast to a current photo.

When preparing your 50th anniversary invitations, be sure to allow enough time for designing and printing. Check online sites for the information about lead times and shipping times. When you design your own notices, you can use all the creative ideas you can find online, or work with a design company that will help to capture the concepts that you want.

Save the DatesConsider sending save the date cards out early if you know the date of the celebration in advance. Invitations normally go out 4-6 weeks in advance, which requires getting the printing and list prepared a few weeks prior to that.

If you are unable to gather for your parent’s anniversary, due to health or distance, consider sending your parents a “card shower”. Send out invitations to friends and family letting them know of the impending event and request that they send personal greetings to arrive by the anniversary date. Receiving all the  cards and memories from friends and family is almost as wonderful as seeing everyone in person.

Anniversary Quotations

Are you looking for anniversary quotations to incorporate into a special anniversary toast, or an appropriate verse to add to your anniversary greetings? Here are some of our favorite anniversary quotations and bible verses related to wedding anniversaries:

anniversary invitationsAnniversary Quotations:

    • This home that you have built is made of love. (Nicholas Gordon)
  • Our wedding was many years ago.  The celebration continues to this day.  ~Gene Perret


  • Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.  ~Marcel Proust


  • A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. (Mignon McLaughlin)


  • Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold. (Zelda Fitzgerald )


  • A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendships, all the enjoyment of sense and reason – and indeed all the sweets of life. – Joseph Addison


  • “Oh, how we danced on the night we were wed
    We vowed our true love though a word wasn’t said
    The world was in bloom, there were stars in the skies
    Except for the few that were there in your eyes.
    The night seemed to fade into blossoming dawn
    The sun shone anew but the dance lingered on
    Could we but relive that sweet moment sublime
    We’d find that our love is unaltered by time.”
    – lyrics to “The Anniversary Waltz,” composed by Dubin/Frankl


  • “To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.” – Anonymous


  • “The more I give to thee, the more I have.” – William Shakespeare


  • “Where love is, no room is too small.” – Talmud


  • “We can only learn to love by loving.” – Iris Murdoch


  • “Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” – anonymous


  • “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” – Sophocles


  • “Love doesn’t make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Elizabeth Browning


  • “Love is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.” – Nicholas Sparks


  • “A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendships, all the enjoyment of sense and reason – and indeed all the sweets of life. – Joseph Addison


  • “A happy man marries the girl he loves; a happier man loves the girl he
    marries.” – anonymous


Marriage and Anniversary related Bible verses:

    • But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)
  • Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:7)


  • But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness… (Galatians 5:22)


  • Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. (1 John 3:18)


  • May they who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength (Judges 5:31)

Your Old Wedding Photo is the Hit of the Party

50th anniversary invitation
50 years together is amazing. To help you celebrate this milestone, Naptime Productions offers a wide variety of anniversary invitations for your golden anniversary celebration. One popular new design is our Valentino design. Simple… elegant… and including both then and now photographs for crowd appeal. The front features the old wedding photo which is always a treasure. The inside gives a glimpse of the couple now. Our artists are wonderful at fixing old photos and working with difficult photos to bring out the best in them. When you place your order, we will look over your photos and let you know if we think they will not work, or if we have a suggestion for best results. We can even check your photos before you place your invitation order. All designs for 50th can also be made for other milestone years like 40th and 60th. Give us a call.