Tuesday, July 12, 2011

the beginning of a new tradition...


I have been thinking a lot lately about traditions. How fun they are, how they are truly activities and quirky things we do as families that make us ONE!  We are starting another one in our family. 

We will call it the SPECIAL HAT! (original, right!ha.):)

Much like the "special plate" that a person gets on special days..first day of school, big accomplishments, birthdays, etc., the birthday hat will be a tangible thing for the person to wear to let them know we noticed something they did. I think photos will definitely be in order and after awhile, what a fun little "Brady Bunch" poster it could make! 

Today I will show you the girl version..yes, there will be two versions in our home (the boys would not be caught dead in this!):


Some little details:


The thing I love about this is that you can make it very personal per occasion because of the clips and badges.  I love that I can change it out and it will be special for a totally different day:


For those big accomplishments at school:


For the NON WHINY helping days at home:


It's just another fun way to show the person that as their family, we are greatful they are part of our family..and just another tangible way to say "I love you!"


So now I am off to don my hat for the day:


Hope yours is a happy day as well.:)

12 comments:

Tina said...

This is so cute! I love new traditions! :)

Anna said...

I love that YOU get to wear it today! ;)

Jenn said...

Oh my that is the most darling crown evah! I have a birthday girl in a couple of weeks that would LUV it! Thanks for the simple but oh so fab idea!

"M" Clan said...

Happy birthday Kiki, another great idea, thanks for sharing! Ü!

Shay said...

How gorgeous! Someday when I have kids, I hope this is still in my bookmarks for me to make.

Nate and Jessica said...

Would have called you today but I know you are not a phone person. :) See you tomorrow...get the kids ready.

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Such a fun idea!

BluBabesCreate said...

What a great idea! Love the reuse of stuff!

Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

SO lovely! :) I love sweet traditions like this! The "helping queen" for non-whiny days is a fantastic idea! I may have to implement that one at our house! ;) I'm your newest follower! :) Michelle

Jenn said...

So cute, this puts all other birthday hats to shame!

Fork said...

I love love love this hat! Great tradition!

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The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh my!! Too stinkin' cute!!