You may want to clarify exactly how you are going to measure your dating anniversaries.

Since there is no “official date” that a dating relationship begins some couples celebrate their anniversary on the based on the day they first met and others on the date of their first date.

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Apparently, cotton was chosen because by the time a couple reaches their second anniversary, they are more comfortable with each other. So I thought I’d share some cotton themed, second anniversary gift ideas with you. Take a map and stitch a heart around where you live, where you married, where you met, or whatever.

You could also stitch a little house around where your first home is located.

Or perhaps the big day comes and goes, and you don’t do anything at all because you are on a tight budget and can’t think of something to do that is celebratory, memorable, and won’t cost a fortune.

(Sure, a trip to the wine country sounds perfect; but is it worth refinancing your home and mortgage to finance this?

Dive right in, and plan something unexpected for your next date—we’re betting your partner will certainly appreciate the effort.

Whether you’re heading to a park or even just your backyard or fire escape, put down a blanket, get a spread of yummy snacks, a bottle of wine, and you’ve got yourself a lovely, low-cost date.

source Print something anniversary-ish onto cotton fabric and display it in a frame.

source Give your love muffin a wedding photo printed on canvas.

From the Eiffel Tower, to the Empire State Building, to the Top of the Space Needle—head to a local landmark and admire the view, while creating your own movie worthy moment.