You could even write a message on cotton, place it in a bottle and set it out to sea.
Your 1st will be memorable as it is your first, traditionally you celebrate with paper and as well as a card there are lots of ways to incorporate this into your celebrations. Pure cotton is a luxury and can mean anything from a cotton hanky to new bed linen.
There are serious gifts and funny gifts, romantic gifts and even gifts for those that romance is just not their thing!
There are gifts that you could spend a fortune on and also ideas for homemade gifts.
Paper is both fragile and withstanding, just like the early years of your marriage.
Take care of the paper, and it will maintain a story for a lifetime.