April 21, 2011

A Red Plate, Does Your Family Follow This Tradition?

R is for Red Plate.  A-Z Blogging Challenge.

Have you heard of the special Red Plate?

Early American families had a tradition in which someone being recognized in a special way was served a meal on a red plate.  It was a visible reminder to the one receiving it that they were supported, loved, remembered, and appreciated.

Think of  all the ways it could be used today:
good grades
a sports victory
any kind of recovery
a big welcome home
a pregnancy confirmed
a difficult job done well
the successful landing of a job
an act of kindness
encouragement after disappointment
Mother's Day
Father's Day
welcoming a guest in your home

Ceramic Red Plate available at WondrousStory.com.


  1. We don't have a special occasion red plate, but I love the idea. :O)

    My A-Z Blogging “R” post is right here: http://www.word-nerd-speaks.com/2011/04/reflections.html

  2. I've never heard of this tradition, but it is quaint. Oh wait, that was yesterday's letter!