Letterboards are changeable letter signs and they are everywhere! We see them in stores, homes and all over social media. They provide a fun way to express yourself, share something funny or document a special event, plus they are so easy to swap out with different sayings. But finding the inspiration for what to put on your letterboard can feel a little overwhelming so I’m sharing ideas on how to narrow down where to look for your inspiration.
Have you ever listened to a song and thought, “That describes me/my situation/my life/perspective perfectly!”? There are so many songs and lyrics that finding one to share that fits what you want to say is easy. There are songs for practically every season, holiday, emotion, and event. If you can’t think of one off the top of your head, do a little search online and you’ll find plenty of inspiration.
Similar to song lyrics, poetry can be a source of inspiration. You can look at the classics like Emily Dickinson or Robert Frost or more recent poets like Dr. Seuss or Shel Silverstein.
I find myself quoting movies all the time! We didn’t have cable TV growing up so movies were all my siblings and I knew. Like songs, there are movies about so many things. Choose a favorite in a specific genre and I’m sure you can come up with more than a little bit of inspiration to use on your letterboard.
If you’re like me, you have a Pinterest board full of quotes. Grab one of those and put it up on your letterboard! Or maybe one of your kids says something funny–document it with a picture of them and the letterboard with what they said on it.
You can use your letterboard as a photo prop and be a little bit “punny” with it. Lots of professional photographers use changeable letter signs in their portraits. You can do it too when taking photos of your own kids or family.
Put a reminder up in your bedroom, office, bathroom, kitchen or any other room where you’ll see it often and use it as a way to give yourself a little boost. You could even use your letterboard as a place to put a goal that you’re working towards.
Lists are a fun way to use your letterboard. You can include common items with a not so common item to make it funny or relate-able, then list them off using numbers or check marks. For example, Things I’m Not Taking With Me On Vacation 1) my phone 2) my computer 3) my kids.
If you have a thought that you want to share, go ahead and put it on your letterboard! There are no rules about what can and can’t be put on one which is part of what makes them so much fun.
Where do you find inspiration for you letterboards?