Greeting your soldier who has made it home safely from service is a more than joyous occasion. You want to plan something special so he not only feels welcomed home but he also realises how much you appreciate him and how happy you are to have him home safe. There are several ways you can create your welcome home banner based on a particular theme or in your greeting style. No matter which way you decide to go, be sure you create something big and bold.
As you're waiting for your soldier at the airport, unravel a large banner signed by all of his family, friends and fans. A simple sign that says "Welcome Home" with dozens of messages and signatures is a great surprise for a soldier who's been away from home and disconnected for a long time. What a treat he'll get reading over all of his messages while waiting for his stuff at baggage claim.
It's About Time
Create a theme for a welcome party all based on time. The "it's about time" party theme will showcase how happy you are that your soldier finally made her way back home. Create a sign with calendars drawn on it with the month and day of arrival circled in red. Use a vinyl sign for a sturdy hold to attach several different styles of watches and clocks to the sign. Pick up watches and clocks from your local discount store, vintage store and garage sales. Get "It's About Time, Welcome Home" printed on the sign from a speciality sign company.
Welcome him home dressed in a super hero costume. Hold a red fabric cape with the words "Welcome Home Super Hero" in white or yellow words using large alphabet letter cut-outs found at your local school supply or arts and crafts store. Task family and friends to write one-liner super hero traits he showcased, such as "Able to fly to seven countries in four days" and attach them to the cape. Pair your super hero banner with a super hero welcome party.
Stars & Stripes
Decorate your sign to look like the American flag and write your welcome home message beneath the flag. Use a white fabric and cut out actual strips of red fabric to alternate with the white. Add a blue fabric square and white stars to complete the flag. Have everyone that will be in your greeting party hold mini flags on sticks and wave and clap as your soldier makes her arrival.
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