Tomorrow we celebrate our nation's birthday. For most, this means food, fun, and fireworks with loved ones. It's always been a special holiday for me, being so close to my birthday. It sometimes felt like a big party for me, with a great light show at the end. I loved laying under the stars and looking up at the night sky as it lit up with fantastic fireworks. I love that all of my boys are as mesmerized as I am by the sight of it. I still love to celebrate Independence Day, but July is a busy month now in our lives. In addition to my birthday, we now celebrate Noah's birthday, and our wedding anniversary in July. So, sometimes I don't get to take in the 4th quite as much as I'd like, but I'm going to try to do so this year. Hopefully the weather cooperates, so we'll get to take in another great fireworks show this year!
I decided to make a simple, but pretty banner this year for my fireplace, to help the house look more festive amongst all the dinosaur decorations currently set up for Noah's birthday parties! Haha! If you're also in need of some last minute decorations, you can download this PDF printable for free by clicking here! Just print on cardstock, trim the flags, and hang from some jute/yarn/ribbon. I attached my flags with mini clothespins, but you could also punch holes in them and thread the jute through the flags. A simple, beautiful way to bring the flag into your home for the holiday.
Happy Birthday, America!