Use this tradition in your own family and/or give it to a friend or family member. It makes a wonderful Christmas gift for a friend, neighbor, co-worker, or hostess.
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The Red Plate is the perfect way to acknowledge a family member’s special triumphs, to celebrate a birthday, praise a job well done, reward a goal achieved, or simply to say, “YOU ARE SPECIAL TODAY.” When the Red Plate is used, any meal becomes a celebration honoring a special person, event, or deed.
The Red Plate — make it a tradition in your family, symbolizing the good and happy times. It will speak volumes of love when words just aren’t enough.
THE IDEA IN ACTION:
The “Red Plate” is one of the best ways to bring joy, affirmation, and encouragement to different members of family and friends. For example, when you have a guest for dinner, he or she gets the “Red Plate.” Whenever there is a special occasion–from birthdays, the first night home after being at camp, finishing a hard project, or getting a good grade on a test, that person gets the “Red Plate.”
You can also use the red plate for the hard times, those times when someone has worked and worked to get a part in a play or make a team or win an election, and they have been disappointed. Make sure they get the “Red Plate” that day as a
symbol that they are still special, no matter what has happened.
Please do not put food directly on this plate. This is a charger and made to go under the food plate. Since the vinyl lettering will come off, do not wash or microwave this plate. Use a damp cloth to wipe if it gets soiled.
How to Make the Red Plate
1. Order the white vinyl lettering.
2. Purchase a red charger.
3. Rub vinyl together with your finger or a pen on a flat surface. Cut around vinyl in appropriate sections. (See below) Pull apart so vinyl is on the more transparent and sticky side.
4. Apply to plate as shown.
Tip: Trace around the plate on a piece of paper, cut it out in a circle, and use it as a template to make sure your vinyl is straight and center. As shown.
5. Pull off the backing and youre done!