November is finally here with all its fullness! We all can get excited about family gatherings and heartwarming events, plus this month is a great time to reflect on blessings and cultivate thankfulness. Now that my kids are old enough to talk, I thought it would be sweet to find out what they are thankful for and teach them about blessings.
Felt message boards are one of the newest trends on social media and a great avenue for expressing messages of blessing and gratitude. (If you aren’t exactly sure what I’m talking about, definitely take a peek on Pinterest when you get a chance!) Lots of moms have been using felt boards for simple communications, such as birth announcements, back-to-school photos, accomplishments, and funny or sentimental little messages to hang in the home. The boards are also good for posting menus at parties and weddings.
What’s so fun about these boards is their old-fashioned, vintage feel. Before the digital age, many businesses used them; I distinctly remember the one at the post office when I was younger. So for me, these are very nostalgic, but with a modern, revamped feel. The best thing about felt message boards is that I can change the message whenever I want—which is way better than being locked in with all the manufactured décor on the market nowadays.
Felt boards used to be for sale just at vintage stores and with predetermined messages, but now you can purchase these at several online craft sites and in stores too. Since the felt board trend has taken off in such a big way, shoppers can find them more easily in a home goods or craft store. I even saw one at Big Lots! I purchased mine on Amazon and two days later was posting a picture of my child for his first day of school holding a felt board that had a funny little message along with what class he would be in that upcoming year.
As this trend ramps up, we moms have the perfect opportunity to use it for so many life events we want to document and remember. And although we tend not to keep things short and sweet, this board format makes us!
So while you’re getting your house ready for family and friends to gather for the big feast, take this perfect time to get yourself a felt board. You can create a Thanksgiving saying, share a quote or even post a simple “Thanksgiving 2018” on the board, then hang it on a wall to welcome your guests.
You also can use the board as a perfect photo prop. Just head outdoors and pose your children or family group with the message. Then click, upload and share your Thanksgiving memories with everyone! So simple, yet so perfect!
Alexandra Hombs is a freelance writer and designer that lives in Riverside, MO with her husband and two children.