Sunday, November 3, 2013

Birthday Banner

This year with our family back in Oklahoma I wanted to somehow make them apart of Matt's Birthday last I put my large alien-dome head to good use and got a GREAT idea!!!
Custom Family Birthday Banner!!
 About a month before Matt's Birthday I came up with the plan.....I emailed out all our family members and assigned everyone a letter which will spell out HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATT~ I told everyone to pose with, make or find their letter and email/text me the picture!
There were only 2 rules:
1. You HAVE to be in the picture and yes, animals are allowed in with you.
2. You have 2 weeks to get this done!
 Our family did NOT disappoint........from Matt's Dad spelling out the letter H with dirt bike boots to my sister using her body to spell the T after she did a fun "Color Run"!!!!! I then sent all the pictures to CVS to print them in 5x7 but you could do any size!! And yes, I did have to wait to start building until Matt left on business for the week!! When I laid out all the pictures it filled my heart with warmth. *warm fuzzies*
It was really simple how I put it together and it can be done many ways. 
~I hole-punched each picture then using red tulle to tie the pictures to a black ribbon!
I hung these banners right on the hallway wall you see when you walk into our house.....the first thing Matt saw when he got home from a business trip on his Birthday!!! I was so pleased with how it turned out and how wonderful everyone one was by participating! 
This way I told Matt all our loved ones were here to wish him Happy Birthday!!!! Here is a IPhone video I took so you could see a better view up close! And please ignore my "guilty pleasure" Dr Phil on in the background!
Until next year folks!!!!!


Cari said...

That is the cutest idea ever! You rock!

Girl On a Journey said...

Great idea! I am sure he was surprised and loved it. :) Something to add to Pinterest for others to do as well.

Kathryn said...

This is such a cute idea!!


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