Monday, February 20, 2012

Birthday Signs Tradition

Hubby's family had a tradition growing up.  When you woke up on your birthday, there was a fun sign waiting for you announcing your birthday.

When we were first married, I thought it was silly and we didn't really do it.  Then we had kids, and I realized what an awesome idea it was...because it's a cheap and easy way to make the day feel extra special for your kids.

We've put in varied amounts of effort over the years.  Sometimes they're made out of scrap paper...

...or construction paper...
...and sometimes they're made on poster board, if we've got it available.

This year for Firecracker's birthday, we went all out.  I'd bought a piece of black foam board at the dollar store  for her birthday party thinking maybe we'd use it for a game or something.  Then I realized it was perfect for her birthday sign.
(Note: It did not originally have her name punched in holes in it...that was her own addition before I got around to photographing it.)

I just used some little star stickers from the dollar store and a silver paint pen to make constellation letters, similar to the ones on her party invitations.
She loved it...and it worked nicely as a decoration for her birthday party too.

Do you have any fun and super easy birthday traditions at your house?  We're always open for new traditions to add.

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