Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Celebration Banner Boards
Our dining room looked much different than most at the home I grew up in. We had a big (no scratch that) a HUGE white board on the wall across from our dinner table. My parents home schooled us so our dining room served as a school room during the day. As a young teenager, I started a habit, which turned into a tradition, of using the dry erase markers to make banners on the white boards during celebrations. On everyone's birthday they could expect to stumble out into the kitchen on the morning of their birthday and see a colorful HAPPY BIRTHDAY scratched creatively over the entire white board. I had so much fun with it that I started making banners on holidays and season changes too!
Well....then I got married and moved out. My husband and I lived in a super tiny 5th Wheel travel trailer our first year of marriage....AND, YES...I bought a mini white board that you could fit into a backpack to keep up my tradition.
Later, when we became like normal families and moved into a regular sized home, I bought a bigger white board and I still use it to this day. However, our current white board is miniature in comparison to the original white board I had as a child.
Every year my boys get a Happy Birthday banner and every year it is in a different style and color theme. We also have Spring and Summer banners...Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Valentines Day banners...Anniversaries, First Day of School, and Award Day banners, YOU name it, we celebrate it on our white board!
Try it, you may love it! And when we take the time to get enthusiastic over the celebrations in life, it adds unexpected joy to our daily lives. Details are important!
I also suggest purchasing a chalkboard instead of a white board! In fact, I may be converting to one soon! Chalkboards are everywhere in home decor right now. You can buy the NEW Chalk Ink Markers
instead of plain chalk to give a more sophisticated and vibrant look to your creations.
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