Wedding anniversaries are nice to celebrate. Some years are more momentous than others – but I think that we can all agree that a 70th wedding anniversary is quite the anniversary celebration. If you are privileged enough to know a couple about to commemorate this anniversary you will know that it can be hard to figure out what kind of gift to get them.
To celebrate 70 years of marriage would be a miracle and a feat. Choose something that celebrates that 70-journey and all the fruit of it.
Enlist all the descendants (children, grandchildren, great-grandkids, cousins, etc) to submit memories, photographs, drawings, newspaper headlines on scrapbook paper and I would compile a "This Is Your Life" type of memory book for the couple. Also give them a DVD, a retrospective on their life before and throughout their marriage with family members speaking of and to them. A gift like this acknowledges the anniversary couple respectfully.
A great 70th wedding anniversary gift for a couple is a photo or story quilt designed and sewn by a family member. The quilt could represent the highlights of the couple's achievements and memories.
Have a few favorite photos or appliqued symbols to represent them. Using pieces of favorite old and outgrown items of clothing that contain special memories will add a nice personal touch.