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<p>DH and I will have been married 4 years next month. I want to do something neat for him this year (we usually just go out to dinner and have private time that night :lol ) because I'll be SO pregnant that, uh, sexy times probably won't be an option!</p>
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<p>The traditional 4 year gift is flowers/fruit so I thought I'd send 4 red roses and, if I can find it, 1 red/white rose to his work. (red means passion and red/white means unity) The 4 to represent the 4 years we've been married and the red/white to symbolize the years I look forward to having...</p>
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<p>Is it a girlie, silly gift? Should I figure something else?</p>
 

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I sent my DH flowers to his job once and he didn't like it. I think he was embarrassed. <img alt="bag.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/bag.gif">
 

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<p>My DH does NOT embarrass easily...we met as theatre majors in college so we're used to going outside the normal comfort zone.</p>
 

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<p>Your DH is military?  I probably wouldn't send flowers to his work.  All of the military guys I have ever known would absolutely not let it go if a guy got flowers.  So your DH may not be initially embarassed, but may not enjoy getting ribbed about it until the end of time.</p>
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<p>I think it is a nice gift though - I just wouldn't send it to work.</p>
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<p>My DH would think the gift sweet but would not have a clue what it meant or what to do with the flowers.  He wouldn't be embarrassed by it at all but would just wonder what he should do with it.</p>
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<p>Now fruit he would love.  Specifically, homemade hand dipped chocolate strawberries.   </p>
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<p>Of course, you know your DH best and if you know he would dig flowers, than go for it!</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Ornery</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1279566/opinion-on-this-anniversary-gift#post_16047815"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>My DH would think the gift sweet but would not have a clue what it meant or what to do with the flowers.  He wouldn't be embarrassed by it at all but would just wonder what he should do with it.</p>
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<p>Now fruit he would love.  Specifically, homemade hand dipped chocolate strawberries.   </p>
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<p>Of course, you know your DH best and if you know he would dig flowers, than go for it!</p>
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<br><br><p>I looked and there appears to be a flower shop on base...so theoretically I could create my own card (a nice handmade touch I think) and include that with the meaning behind the flowers....</p>
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<p>I've been trying to find ways to reach out (we've had some marital issues) and I thought something thoughtful and symbolic that he could display proudly would be good.</p>
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<p>I'm friends with one of his supervisors on facebook and asked about deliveries to the office...still waiting on a reply. That will kind of be the kicker. Of course, I could always arrange it with someone to drop it off while he's at lunch or something :)</p>
 

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<p>What about a nice photo of your son holding one of the symbolic roses (red one) and the other three (white ones) painted on your belly, or you holding them by your pregnant belly?  </p>
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<p>Or tickets to an upcoming theatrical event, tied in a ribbon holding the symbolic roses?  I like that you are getting into the symbolism, its very sweet of you!</p>
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<p>edited b'c I realized more details of your situation...</p>
 

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<p>Oh, and you can find good quality, low cost frames at TJMaxx, if you go with a photo,</p>
 

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<p>i actually like the idea of fruit--chocolate covered strawberries--that you could send to his office for him and his office mates. then, you two get to be office heros!</p>
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<p>and, flowers when he gets home, that you can express their meanings (or write it in a card). and just a nice little at-home dinner for you two (sans cute kid for an evening). </p>
 
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