A Banner Day

16 Mar

Today’s a good day! It’s Friday and 70+ degrees outside. The Jayhawks are in town playing in March Madness. And one of my favorite people in the world is moving into the neighborhood as I type.

I put together this banner this morning and put it on their new house’s front porch while they were at the closing.

I thought it was a fun way to show them our excitement, welcome them to the neighborhood, and let the rest of the neighbors get to know their family name.

I did a similar one for my 20-year reunion last summer. You can kinda see it in the background here.

And here it is later in the night.

They are so simple and kinda folksy, which I like.

Seriously, a few minutes to print out the letters at 400-point type and some time at Kinko’s (now known as FedEx Office, but I don’t agree with that so I still call it Kinko’s) to buy colored card stock and use their trimmer and glue stick, and you’re good to go. I hung them both with curling ribbon and used toe-nail clippers to make the cuts.

That bit of brilliance came from some blog that I read regularly but have done searches on all of them and can’t find the post. Grrr . . .

Anyway, I’ve been seriously giddy all day with excitement so I wanted to share. Here’s to you having a Banner Day!

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2 Responses to “A Banner Day”

  1. Monica March 16, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    What a great way to welcome someone on a day that is filled with mixed feelings of excitement for a new home, while also saying goodbye to a past one….what a warm way to pull into the drive and have a move-decision affirmed. I am a little confused on the “cuts” with the clippers – is this in the cardstock for threading the ribbon?

    • awestsidestory March 17, 2012 at 9:38 am #

      Yes, the clippers were for the cuts to thread the ribbon. Easier than a round hole-punch or an Exacto knife. Pretty clever, huh?

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