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Share Your Red Plate Story

In every family that has a red plate you find stories. Stories about birthday dinners, special events, triumphs and tragedy. Stories about how the simple act of setting the “You are special” red plate at a place at the table communicated, joy, love,...

Passing Along the Tradition

I want my children to remember special events in our family life. The Red Plate is only taken out for special occasions. I’ve wanted to pass along this tradition to my nieces and nephews as they start their married life. FROM: MS, Algonquin,...

The “Magic of the Red Plate”

It was a time honored tradition among early American families that when someone deserved special praise or attention they were served dinner on the red plate. Today, this custom, so dear to early American families, returns to remind us that a simple reward can mean so...

Its Memories Cannot Be Broken

My wife has had the “You are special today” red plate her whole life. It was used for everyone’s special days. When we started living together Jessica inherited the red plate, it quickly became our family tradition also. We make everyday special, and...

Love from Grandma “Sugar”

FROM: MBB, Aliceville, AL When I was a child, my grandmother (we call her “Sugar”) would let me eat off of the “Special Plate” for lunch when I came to visit her. This truly made me feel like I was very special, and it was one of the many...

A Plate Full Of Tears

As a pastor, I encounter families in many different ways. One particular family with several young children had set the “You are Special Plate” out for me on the occasions when I stayed for dinner. I found the love in that family to be a wonderful reflection of...

From Our Mouths to God’s Ears

FROM: RH, Burney Ca My husband and I were going through premarital counseling with our pastor. He asked what kind of traditions we would like to have as a married couple. We said we would like to have a red plate. From our mouths to God’s ears, we got our red...

Recognizing a Child’s Special Moments

FROM: MPS, St. Louis, MO My PEO Chapter had a baby shower for one of the newest and youngest members. All of the girls were surprised to learn and new and blessed tradition of recognizing a child’s Special moments. We have multiple generations in this group and...

Rediscovering You Are Special

BY: Generalist When people first discover the You Are Special Today Red Plate tradition, they are usually captivated by the opportunities it presents for life-giving affirmation of others. This blogger chanced upon a red plate refreshing memories of the plate as...

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