There is no doubt - I love birthdays! Just something about them that is so special. An opportunity to celebrate a special person! I love making a big deal of birthdays (if you couldn't tell by my blogs over the years). I also love traditions. I want my kids to have very special memories of their childhood. I think that happens through traditions. Through doing the same thing through the years so they can remember the traditions. So that being said I have a few special little birthday traditions that we like to do for everyone in the Eckley family's birthday.
First up is the birthday banner. I got this for Matt's birthday the very first year we were married. We had been married for about 2 months and were living in an apartment in Knoxville. I wanted to do something special for his birthday so I got this banner. It hung around our dining room in our apartment. Well, it has stuck around and has been put out for every birthday in the family since then. It is so neat because it fits perfectly around the bar area in our kitchen. I love putting it up a few days before a birthday and enjoying through the birthday. I plan on it being up for every birthday for every person!