If you are on social media, chances are you’ve seen your friends posting quotes using a letter board — those cute boards where you can write messages using small letters stuck into the backdrop.
Letter boards are becoming a widely used home decorating trend, and one of the reasons is that they are as versatile as they are fun and cute. They let you constantly change your decor without too much effort or cost.
Letter boards — and the letters you use to write your notes — come in a wide variety of styles and sizes. The board itself can be made of felt or plastic and come in a wide range of colors. It can be anywhere from 6 inches to several feet wide.
The letters you can use on your letter board also come in an array of colors, sizes and fonts. Some stores even sell pre-created words that are automatically stuck together that you might use often, words like “Happy Birthday,” “celebrate” or “love.”
Maybe you think you aren’t clever enough to own a letter board, or maybe you already have one and want to branch out with what you write on it. Either way, here are eight creative ways you can use a letter board in your home.
Bring a little laughter into your day.
Try a joke of the day (or week, if you don’t want to change it so often) to bring a little laughter to your family. Even if they are dumb jokes, regularly posting them on your letter board can give your family something to look forward to. Need a jump start? Here’s a freebie: What do you call cheese that isn’t yours? Nacho cheese!
Write a quote to take others by surprise.
One of the most fun ways to use your letter board is to add a little bit of snark in what you post. Make fun of your flaws, point out things you love or just write something to give others a laugh. Maybe it will say something like “I was going to throw in the towel, but then I remembered how much laundry I already have” or “Maybe if we all sit very still, Monday won’t see us.”
Make more meaningful meals.
If you have trouble keeping up with planning meals for the week, use your letter board to help. Add the letters SMTWTFS to the left side of your letter board and plan your daily meals on something more concrete than a scrap of paper from the junk drawer.
Even better, if you have a special recipe that is meaningful to your or your family, write it on your letter board and hang it in your kitchen to help you remember to make it more often.
Remember your favorite book or movie quotes.
Do you have a TV show you watch over and over again? What about a favorite movie or book? Keep the show, book or film alive by posting your favorite quotes on your letter board. The fun thing about using quotes from a book, film or TV show is when other fans of the show visit and catch the meaning of the quote.
If you want to add a little pick-me-up to your morning, or need a little bit of positivity to end your day, use your letter board. Pick out your favorite scripture or inspirational quote that you can see each day. It can be something as simple as “it’s a great day for a great day” or “make today so awesome that yesterday gets jealous.”
Celebrate the holidays.
You can use your letter board to help your family celebrate special occasions and holidays. Wish your kids a happy birthday with your letter board to make them feel a bit more special. Use the board as an advent calendar for Christmas or you can even point out things to be grateful for at Thanksgiving. It will add a new layer of fun to your holidays.
Help your family with important reminders.
Need to remind your kids to do their homework? Don’t want to forget something on your shopping list? You can use a letter board to help you remember things you really don’t want to forget.
Add some fun to your photos.
They say a photo is worth a thousand words, but you can also add important words and context to your photos using a letter board. Remember the funny things your kids say by putting them on your letter board and taking their photo with it.
Make a baby announcement with a fun saying on your board. Mark the important milestones of your child’s life with a letter board telling all about your kid. Mark your kids back to school with a board that tells their grade and age. The possibilities are endless.