You Are Special Red Plate

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 “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 you’re done!

Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
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