We have a Christmas tradition in our house. It was started by my girlfriend when she gave me the first one for Christmas 1986. She had done this at her house.
So the dates on mine begin with 1986.
Everyone in the family gets their name on an apple. Then as more people join the family either thru marriage or birth their name is added with the date they entered the family.
Sadly my girlfriend died 6 months after she gave me the apple. But I think of all the fun we had together every time I see one of those apples.