The two of you in love, a promise carved forever into a tree, what could be better?
The ultimate in romance was to carve a heart in a tree, add the date, carve your initials and those of your sweetheart, and pierce it with Cupid’s Arrow! Truly a forever event that will be there for eternity, or so our young minds thought.
Ah! but there are a couple of small problems in our new age of awareness. The reason to carve is obvious, but the reasons not to carve include such STD sounding diseases such as Aspen Cankers, and Beech Bark Disease. Additionally, your artwork leaves a place for insects to enter and opens the soft portions of the tree to ravaging animals. To make it worse, state and federal agencies really frown on defacing and destroying public trees. The end result is that it is a bad idea to carve, so read on to find out how to have your initials, date, and Cupid’s Arrow while saving a tree!
The solution is our Carved Initials Hanging Tree Plaque. Your initials, and those of your true love, in a Heart Shaped Plaque that you can attach to a tree, fence, or building. What a great way to celebrate the day you met, the date of the proposal, wedding day, or some other little secretive date that only you two share. A very thoughtful gift for yourself, your parents, or your grandparents.
But wait! it gets better! As luck would have it, everyone of our real metal coatings is
associated with specific wedding anniversaries. Here is the list of wedding anniversary gifts made of traditional materials. It can be a little confusing because there are both Traditional and Modern versions. All anniversaries do not have metal as the primary gift requirement, which saddens us greatly. There are other things like paper, wool, diamonds, and silk. For now, you are on your own with these.
6th Anniversary – Iron is Modern
7th – Copper is Traditional and Brass is Modern
8th – Bronze is Traditional
10th – Aluminum (our Stainless Steel Finish) is Modern
19th – Bronze is Modern<
21st – Brass or Nickel (our Silver Nickel) is Modern
22nd – Copper, listed once again, is the Modern Gift
Here is the bottom line. If you don’t kill the tree, your carving will be there until the tree dies of old age, in which case you can go back to see it on your 50th wedding anniversary. If the tree gets diseased, you may look in vain, but never find your declaration of eternal passion. Your dearest may think that you have lost your mind, and put you in a home, when in fact all you did was kill a tree. The solution is so very obvious!