We've all done it--forgotten a loved one's birthday or anniversary. Isn't it such a terrible feeling when you finally realize it?! Ugh! The worst part is that you usually remember the special date all month long and then, bam! The date actually arrives and it's the one day you don't remember what you've been forcing your brain to keep in the forefront for weeks. In hopes of not allowing the forgetfulness to occur again, I created a celebration sign to help our family remember all our loved ones' birthdays and anniversaries.
I looked at tens and tens of signs online in order to replicate one I liked, or purchase one on Etsy. However, on a trip to Michael's I decided to create my own original celebration sign. I chose a plain wooden sign with a hook that I later painted with white acrylic paint. I don't have one of those fancy sign making machines, so for the writing, I simply found a free font I liked (Bromello) and tried to visually replicate it using a pencil. Then, I used a black sharpie to trace over the pencil marks.
For the tags, I chose a shimmery, burlap-colored cardstock paper. Next, I went to Flat Icon to choose and download a tag vector for free. Then, I opened Power Point and added the downloaded tag image. After that, I added a text box to insert the name and special occasion. I copy and pasted the tag over and over to create enough images for all the dates we needed to remember. For the names and occasion I used another free font, KG Hard Candy Striped, and for the month and date, I used Bodoni 72 Book. You can download the template I used by clicking on the file below. If you don't have PowerPoint, you can view and edit this file on Google Docs.
To create a loop to hang the tags on the hook, I used a very thin black elastic string that I simply taped to the back of the tags.
Enjoy making this fun project or use it as inspiration for an original creation of your own, and never forget a special occasion again!