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Sharing the Family Tradition

From the very beginning of this blog we have enjoyed connecting people to the stories of those who celebrate the tradition of the Red Plate. This blogger’s great post (no longer live) about how the Red Plate Tradition is meaningful in her family has the added...

Big Occasions and Small

FROM: LC, Yucca Valley, CA I grew up with a Red Plate. My mother would use it for big occasions as well as small – a birthday, a good grade on a test, a promotion for my dad. We never knew ahead of time, it was something that she did to show us that she knew...

Making Meals and Memories

FROM: Red Plate Store I am always delighted when I see a blogger who comments on the role the “You Are Special Today” Red Plate plays in their family life. This fan of the red plate has some good suggestions for┬átime to use the red plate along with other...

Pass the Tradition on

FROM: EJM, Kansas City Mo I was given the plate in 1982 from a close friend. My family has used the plate for milestone birthdays, First Communions, job promotions, knighting ceremonies, and most recently the introduction of my new daughter-in-law into the family. On...

September 11. 2001-2007

BY: CRW, Rockford, IL On this the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the USA I want to share a photo of Lucas, born September 11, 2001. Lucas turns six today and here he is enjoying a breakfast of homemade pancakes on our family’s “You Are Special...

Six Very Special Babies

FROM: M.R. A couple of months ago I contacted you about a possible discount and/or donation of Red Plates for a dear friend who was expecting sextuplets. I was so appreciative of your willingness and enthusiasm when you called and said you would be happy to donate all...

Hope Amid Sorrow

FROM: RAG,Brunswick, OH I was at a baby shower today and learned of the red plate I am so glad that I was there today because on April 21st I lost my brother, So I now have something to look forward to giving to my kids and to others who are close to me and they can...

Red Plate Treatment

FROM: JM, Santa Maria, CA Early in our marriage I learned of the red plate tradition from a friend and quickly incorporated it into our family’s celebration of special occasions. After all our children left home we took in a single man from our church as a...

Special Child Spark Special Plate

From: DTE, Woodbridge, VA I am so excited!!! I just got my very own red plate. Over twenty years ago when I was in college, I went home with a girlfriend. While visiting with her family I was honored to eat off of the ” You Are Special Today” plate. I...

Grew Up with the Red Plate

FROM: KBY, Long Beach, CA I grew up with the Red Plate. We always had it out for birthdays and other special events. When I got married 6 years ago, I was thrilled to find it as one of our wedding presents. My husband and I love to surprise each other with it on the...

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