The Best Baby Shower Gift Ever!

FROM: NK, Rockledge, FL I received my first RED Plate at my 1st baby shower. I’d never heard of it, and the person that gave it to me told me how it was used at special times in her house of 3 children. The way she talked about it really touched me and made me...

Across Four Continents

I am one of nine children, growing up in South Africa. We did not have a lot of money for birthday gifts but we were always made to feel special on holidays and birthdays. The red plate has been a family tradition for many years and now as adults scattered across the...

So Important We Can’t Remember

Through the twenty-five years our family has had the red plate, we have used the plate for events that are special to individuals in our family, and not just for the traditional birthday and anniversary events. Just the other day we were celebrating the engagement of...

Focusing on the Simple Joys of Life

Growing up, my family always had a “Red Plate” to recognize a member of our family for a special accomplishment. It was always just another way to celebrate our time together at the dinner table. Now as a parent with small children, we have continued the...

Always an Excited Response

The first red plate I encountered was as wedding gift 25 years ago from a dear friend. We have used it all these blessed years together and commemorate not only our special days, but now those of our children. There is always an excited response to the recipient of...

Breakfast on the Red Plate

Breakfast, they say, is the most important meal of the day. And this post of a great looking breakfast presented on a “You Are Special Plate” is destined to make dieters decide to skip the grapefruit and go for the meat and eggs! I could be happy with a...

Celebrating My Effort

After 16 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I took the leap and went back to college. It was a challenge for me, my husband, and my kids as we juggled our already hectic schedules. After the first year of classes, I had to submit work for review in order to be...

Appreciated and Timeless Gift

I was given a red plate when my children were small. It was given to me by my sister-in-law who has five brothers and they always had a red plate growing up to mark special occasions. I have three children who are now in college and high school and we have used our...

Baby’s 1st Birthday

I purchased a Red plate for my son’s first birthday so that we can start the tradition each year of eating birthday cake off of the “You Are Special” plate. He is our most precious gift and is so special, we wanted him to have an extra reminder. Next...

Moved to Tears

Since my children were very small we have had the red plate. We used it from report cards to birthdays and many days in between. When my daughter got married I gave her a Red Plate as a shower gift. She was moved to tears. Many at the shower never saw the plate and...

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