While I considered using a free printable alphabet flash card set, I had a hard time finding a set that was gender neutral enough for my liking. As in, I don't want 'B' to stand for 'ballerina' in Charm's room:). Here are my supplies:
I chose the vintage-like Alphabet Animals Flash Cards by Lisa DeJohn.
I purchased them through Borders.com and actually purchased three different sets of flash cards to get free shipping with the idea I would return the two unused sets to our local Borders (which didn't stock these cards in store). I ruled one of the sets out and then was debating between the more modern Alphabeasties set and the more vintage set above. I made my decision and unwrapped the plastic on the vintage-like set. I started to hang the cards and then my helper, Charm, decided to open the Alphabeasties set and start going through the cards. I caught him mid-act, but figured...ah well. I can use one set for its intended purpose and the other set as wall art.
I marked out four even spaces on our wall using post it notes, and then hung up 3M adhesive wall hooks to tie my twine onto.
I used clothespins that I had on hand already to attached the cards to the twine.
Total Cost: $14.47 ($10.47 for the cards and $4 for the 3M hooks)
Total Room Cost: $101.87
And in a completely unrelated note, the semi-annual Target toy clearance started yesterday in my town. I'm so ready for birthdays and Christmas for the kiddos now. Maybe I need to start a Twitter account so I can tweet these updates when I'm in the store. Target toy clearance toys don't typically last long, although many Target stores won't mark them to 75% off until today or tomorrow even.
Another random side note/question: Why don't you twit from a Twitter account? It would make more sense to tweet from a Tweeter account or twit from a Twitter account. Technological English is so complicated. Tweet out.
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