You Are Special – Red Plate


I am so excited to finally be able to show you that I’m giving ‘The Red Plate’ tradition as my friend gifts this year! They were so easy to make.

Basically how the tradition works, is that you use the ‘You are Special’ red plate at meal time when someone accomplishes something, gets a good grades, has a birthday, etc.

I made it out of a red charger and vinyl lettering, so you can’t eat, dishwash, or microwave this one. But it was easy on the budget and a wonderful tradition I’m excited to start with my family.

I made these cute red and white place mat purses to put them in. They were so easy and only $1.97 at Walmart. You can print out the directions for the place mat purses and the ‘The Red Plate for free on Tip Junkie printables.

I feel like I’m giving more than a gift this year. I’m giving warm memories, and hopefully, a tradition that will last generations to come.

I hope you’ll pass on this special tradition as well. Merry Christmas!


  1. Comment-Anonymous Jenny

    Hi. I have friends that use the ‘special plate’ idea. They also record in a journal the reason for its use each time.

  2. Comment-Anonymous YETTE

    hello! just dropping by… i think this is a wonderful idea. =D

    take care!

  3. Comment-Anonymous Amy

    I love this idea!! and very cute packaging too…

  4. Comment-Anonymous Ribbon Rock Star

    I love this idea!
    Thanks for sharing!!!


  5. Comment-Anonymous mckay

    What a great idea! I am going to use this one for sure! I especially love the bag you made!

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