I love letter board quotes – sayings, sweet sentiments, and just downright funny words. That’s why I've always included a quote graphic in every one of my blog posts. Each article I write includes some inspirational or funny words that relate to what I’ve written.
Typically this article is a reflection of the year that has been and what I'm planning and looking forward to for the coming year. As I close out this year, however, I have decided to change things up a bit.
I must say that this article is getting quite lengthy! I think it would be far more beneficial if I compiled complete letter board quote ideas into separate articles that you can relate to. Perhaps this is funny letter board quotes; Birthday sayings; Valentine's Day quotes or words of gratitude for teachers. If there's something you'd like to see comment at the end of this post and let me know!
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My Favourite Letter Board Signs
Firstly, if you're looking for an update to your letter board sign (or to buy your first one!), below are some of my favourite signs:
- Letter board sign with timber frame (black, white + more colours)
- Blue letter board sign with timber frame
- Grey letter board sign with timber frame
- Double-sided large standing sign (white, black or timber)
- Pink + blue gradient light-up gradient sign with white frame
- Home shape letter board sign with oak frame
- Pink letter board sign with timber frame
- Black light-up sign with gold + white letters, timber frame
- Double-sided standing sign with timber frame
Before we get into the quote inspiration, please remember that ultimately, the interpretation of quotes is subjective. They are shaped by your personal experiences and connection to nature. Do you have any specific thoughts or interpretations of these quotes you'd like to share? I'd love to hear what resonates with you!
I've grouped the sayings into various categories but be sure to look them all over as many of the quotes could be split into multiple groups.
1. Friendship + Love Letter Board Quotes
You are the best thing I never planned
This is such a sweet way to tell someone you love them. Typically it may apply to a parent referring to the love they have for a child. However, it works for any love, particularly those relationships that were formed unexpectedly. This loving quote was from my article 42 of the Loveliest Valentine’s Day Food Ideas.
You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.
To me, this quote says that despite all of the complexities, distractions and many changing things in life, their person (sky) is the one unchanging constant in their life. The weather can be good or bad but it will come and go. The sky, however, will always be there no matter what. What do you think? This sweet letterboard quote about love was included in my roundup of 12 Valentine's Day games for kids.
It's You. Because no one else makes sense – love letter board sign
I love this quote. There's no need to go into further explanation and it's simple. I just love you. This is great for your partner but also applies to all of the loves in your life. These words are from my post Valentine’s Day Activities for Couples, Kids + the Family
Hold a true friend with both your hands
Holding a true friend with both hands is the perfect letter board quote for a handprint art party station (I made these Handprint Shrinky Dink keychains), wall art for a kid's room or classroom. Even the older generation can appreciate it for Galentine's Day or just to say thanks to your special friend.
I Choo choo choose you – funny quote
These words are actually from Ralph Wiggum from The Simpsons. Just before I wrote my article on Train Invitations I was reminded of it and thought it suited being that it's so child-like and sweet. This is also a good one for a child's Valentine's Day letter board.
We didn't realise we were making memories. We just knew we were having fun.
The perfect saying for young love to go with my Free Printable Valentine’s Day Word Search Activity for kids (although they're great for adults too!).
Love is a four-legged word
Dog, Cat and pet lovers in general love their four friends with fierce vulnerability and unconditionally. This dog themed letter board quote was from my son's Puppy Pawty themed party article.
2. Parenting, Fatherhood + Motherhood Quotes
Life doesn't come with a manual. It comes with a Mother.
Oh, the number of times I've actually tried to find answers to life on the internet! It's all about life lessons from those around us. Who better to teach us than our Mother? This letter board saying is from my article Adorably Easy Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids to Make.
His little hands stole my heart, his little feet ran away with it
In a house full of boys, this one just tugs at my heartstrings every time! It evokes this sense of joy for their growth and sadness at the passing of time. It's a saying that makes me stop to cuddle my kids that's for sure. Letter board ideas from my 3-year-old Birthday party ideas.
Dad I know you have loved me as long as I have lived. But I have loved you my whole life
This quote would work for many different relationships, not just Dads. But since we love our Dads and they don't always get enough appreciation, we'll give them this one. I don't think there's a greater compliment than being able to say you've known and loved somebody your whole life. After all, there aren't too many people who would fit into that category. This quote showed some Dad love for my Father's Day bookmark craft (with free printable).
Everything that I am, you helped me to be
Such a sweet saying for a parent, this quote was included in the Mother's Day stitched craft cards I made with my son. A little gratitude and appreciation go a long way for any parent. These words would also suit a mentor, teacher or just somebody who has helped you through hard times. This is a deeply personal and powerful expression of gratitude and acknowledgment of the impact that a special person can have on shaping who you have become.
There is no way to be the perfect mother but there are a million ways to be a good one
As mothers, we put far too much pressure on ourselves to get everything right. Nobody is ever perfect at anything. You can be “good enough” in a million tiny ways and at the end of the day that will be what counts. These sweet words are from my article 49 Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas.
Mothers. Naturally Fierce AF – sassy letter board quote
So many things change when you become a parent. And there's nothing like becoming a mother to bring out that fierce strength in you. I wrote an article on finding courage as a mother and blocking out unwanted opinions which I included these words in.
A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take
I made a different version of the cards above, this Mother's Day gift tag template complimented this quote about mothers. Mothers adapt and become anything and everything they need to be for their children. The unconditional love and connection formed is like no other
3. Words of Kindness
Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud
I had a super fun time making a sweet macrame rainbow craft, so it was appropriate that I use a rainbow saying! This beautiful and metaphorical quote has several layers of meaning, encouraging kindness, hope, and empathy. We can all impact others and strive to be sources of positivity, optimism, and support. So sweet.
If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours
The meaning behind this beautiful quote is a message of simple, selfless kindness. The fact that these words were spoken by Dolly Parton just makes me love it so much more! Look for opportunities to spread positivity and connect with others on a human level, it will leave you both feeling just a little brighter. I featured this sweet quote with my burlap rag wreath tutorial.
Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax
Oh geez, I'm going to have to try hard to keep this one short and sweet! This is the perfect quote for signs in your home, on the wall, or even as a daily affirmation. We're all so busy trying to do all of the things that we tend to run on empty. Us mothers are guilty of this all the time!
Multitasking is not productive (I know, I was outraged when I heard this concept). Sometimes we need time to recharge our batteries so that we can be back and firing at our best again, tackling one or two things at a time – not 5 million! If you need some help, try the free printable beach shoreline prints for some added calm.
Everything is fine when there is sunshine
For happy positive letter board sign vibes! This saying matches perfectly to the free printable ‘That Summer Feeling' wall art that I made.
The world is full of kind people. If you can't find one, be one.
There are times when we all need a little encouragement and optimism thrown our way. If you can be that to someone else, that means that the universe will ensure you'll get it back 10x when you need it (right?)! I'm not sure about that, but surround yourself with kind like-minded people and you absolutely will, kindness is contagious. No matter how small the gesture, the ability to help someone else always makes you feel good too. It's a win for everyone. This quote was from my kindness cards craft project.
4. Words of Encouragement
You are born free to be anything you dream to be
A fun, child-like quote that would look so cute as wall art in a kid's room or a quote for signs at your next children's party. This is where I segue into telling you that I used these words in my editable monster invitation free printable article. Okay, so I don't think I transition that segue so smoothly haha.
The butterfly is only beautiful because the caterpillar was brave
We all know the story behind how the butterfly got her wings. This is a sweet and encouraging statement that I included in You Make My Heart Flutter butterfly handprint art for children.
When things change around you, things change inside you
The funny thing about this quote is that I used it in my post, free watercolor printable affirmation cards for women. But when looking into it for this article, I noticed that a lot of people use it in another way, “when things change inside you, things change around you”. Honestly, I can relate to both and they're not that different. For me, I'm a big believer in first changing things around you and those that you spend your time with. When you do and you're around positive people with similar values, your happiness, and contentment in life increases. What do you think? Does one speak to you more than the other? Post in the comments section below.
Do not underestimate the impact your environment has on your growth. Plant yourself in rich soil.
You're right, this is a bit of a long one if you're hoping to use this as a quote for signs. But I love it so. You could shorten it to something like “grow in your natural environment, plant yourself in rich soil”. For me, this is telling you to surround yourself with people who will help and encourage you. Anyone that doesn't, isn't good for you. So keep searching for that support in being the best version of yourself. It was a bit of a stretch however I related this saying about life to my Modern Leaf Free Printable Birthday Party Kit.
When you can't find the sunshine, be the sunshine – letter board sign
I love this quote, it's just a positive and happy way to look at life. Whilst life can't always be amazing and happy, things happen for you (not to you) and you get to choose how to respond to them. Even better, during the process of being the sunshine, you will naturally encourage others too. You'll find this happy quote from my post, 3 Free Coastal Wall Art Printable Downloads (to help surround you with some good happiness vibes).
5. Thankful Letter Board Quotes
Start each day with a grateful heart
This beautiful sentiment is perfect for Fall and Thanksgiving. I used it will my farmhouse wall art free printable wall art post. The farmhouse aesthetic has a mood that perfectly suits this quote about gratitude and love.
Grateful for small things, big things, and everything in between
Such a simple reminder to stop getting caught up in what we don't have. When you start being grateful for the small things, you will naturally appreciate all the things. Once it becomes easier to find more gratitude, you'll be able to better balance life's challenges. These words of gratitude are from my blog post 19 Beautiful Farmhouse Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas.
It's not how much we give but how much we put into giving – life words
I used this Mother Teresa quote in my Christmas article on how to draw cute characters on Christmas gift boxes. Whilst it's good to remember that it's the thought that counts with gifting, more than that these words relate to something bigger in life. Giving to others (in terms of happiness, support, etc) just makes everyone including yourself feel good.
It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people that are happy.
This quote is an invitation to explore the relationship between gratitude and happiness in your life. It challenges the common assumption that happiness leads to gratitude. Instead, perhaps cultivating gratitude itself can be a path to greater happiness. This thankful quote was featured with my Thanksgiving table decor free printables.
There's always something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. Even if it's just not being a turkey.
This fun tongue-in-cheek Thanksgiving quote reminds you to have gratitude for the small things. But it's also just plain funny. I included this saying in my post, Thanksgiving turkey handprint cookie craft for kids.
6. Cute, Fun + Funny Letter Board Quotes
I would walk across Legos for you
A show of true love! Particularly between a parent and child. Or many of those adult-children who are obsessed with Lego. My youngest and I had fun making a Lego-inspired party backdrop for this particular saying.
Birthdays are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake
Around here, we love a good party and a great excuse to celebrate. A fun quote from my article Toddler party games + activities guide.
I don't want a valuable lime lesson, I just want ice cream cute kid's quote
When I created my homemade Bingo costume tutorial (from the television show, Bluey), it seemed appropriate to quote Bluey. Of course, you could just go with the fact that it's supposed to be a valuable life lesson but where's the fun in that? I'd much rather have ice cream than limes too Bluey.
Life is too short to wear matching socks
Such an appropriate letter board quote for wacky Crazy Sock Day ideas! Why not have fun and show your personality with your favourite mismatched or silly socks?!
We're all mature until somebody brings out the bubble wrap
There were several grown adults I thought of when I saw this quote. Whilst I have used it in my unique Christmas gift wrapping ideas round-up, it can be used for other occasions too. It would also work with general gift wrapping as well as moving house. Perhaps it just made you giggle (like it did me) and you know the perfect childish person who can relate?
Life is too short to have boring parties
I have a confession to make – I often find adult parties boring! Firstly, many lack decorations… why is that?! Kids parties are so much more fun, why not hire a mini petting zoo and a bouncy castle for your 30th? What about party favours and karaoke for your 50th? I would love to have a bouncy castle when my 50th eventually rolls around but I may need to have paramedics on standby! Luckily I've got 9 more Birthdays of bouncy castles before that one. This fun quote was from my helpful tips for hanging party decorations post.
Baby, you're a firework
A simple, to-the-point quote for your 4th of July letter board signs! At least that's how I used this saying when I compiled a list of ideas for your 4th of July parties. The quote would also work for friendships, weddings or engagement signs and even lovers of Katy Perry.
7. Creativity Letter Board Quotes
I rescue craft supplies. I'm not a hoarder, I'm a hero
As a craft blogger, I really need to get into more of the tongue-in-cheeky crafting quotes. I love these not just as a letter board quote but also to display on your craft room wall or within your craft binder. Most crafters can definitely relate to having way too many craft supplies (but needing them all!). I used this saying in my dried flower wreath tutorial.
If you can dream it, you can build it
I was looking for letter board ideas to go with my construction Birthday party printable colouring pages. If you're hosting a construction Birthday party, this quote would make a perfect letter board sign! I also can't help but think of the movie Field of Dreams. It's not quite the same but similar right?!
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it
This letterboard quote is a saying from Roald Dahl. As a child, I loved reading his books and I now get to buy them for my children. When I wrote about the magical Fairy Garden tree in my parent's backyard, it just seemed perfect! Creativity, imagination and the extraordinary are all something we are capable of!
Creativity takes courage
Creating, designing, making… all of those things can be scary. Even as a person who as always crafted, designed and created, I can sometimes get a little apprehensive about trying a new technique. It's harder to recognise these days and usually comes in the form of procrastination! But honestly, what have you go to lose? Some of my best creative works have been a result of doing something ‘wrong' or when things don't go to plan. Creativity and imagination lead to new and wonderful ideas! I used these words of creativity in my post the best craft kits for adults to make.
Every child is an artist
This quote is often attributed to Pablo Picasso. When studying design, I learnt about the developmental milestone where many children tend to lose their passion and ability to find fun in creating. To me, this saying is a reminder of how we all start with possibility, confidence and imagination and how we need to nurture creativity. I sit in awe at the wondrous places my own children's imagination can take them. Their artwork can be some of the most beautiful creations! This saying is from one of my more popular free printables, a Happy Birthday colouring and activity mat.
8. Appreciation Inspirational Quotes
Teachers plant the seeds of knowledge that last a lifetime
Where would we be without our amazing teachers? Be it literal or someone who has had a significant impact on your life. This letterboard inspiration came from the Smarties in a Jar free printable craft I made for my kid's end-of-year teacher gifts.
Every child is one caring adult away from being a success story
Each year I enjoy making gifts for my children's teachers. I used this quote for my DIY personalized water bottles. Whilst this saying is perfect for teachers and parents, it can definitely be more than that. Sometimes children just need a special person to connect with them in a way they can relate to. This in turn helps to nurture potential creating a world of possibilities for the child.
Are flowers not the stars of the earth?
A quote from Scottish writer Clara Lucas Balfour encourages you to believe that the beauty and magic seen in the sky can also exist on the earth. It's about the beauty of nature, appreciating the wonders around us, and finding inspiration in the ordinary. I loved this quote, I included it in my free printable Be Bold, Be Fearless, Be Beautiful wall art.
Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all
You're probably going to have a hard time fitting this beautiful (but long) quote onto your letter board signs. Stanley Horowitz's words encourage you to use vivid visualisation in contemplating the changing seasons with new eyes. I liked the message of gratitude portrayed in these words so I used it for a Fall printable scavenger hunt, encouraging kids to get outside and take in the wonder of the season!
Between the pages of a book is a wonderful place to be
I love making costumes for my kids. Even though I usually leave it to the last minute and end up cursing myself for it! I love seeing the finished product. This whimsical quote about books is from the Rodrick Heffley (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) costume that I made.
9. What Does Your Colour Say About You?
The meaning of purple
I did something a little different for my free printable purple Birthday banner. As they are available in multiple colours, many people choose the colour that most suits them or the special person celebrating their Birthday. I find colour theory incredibly interesting and at the very least just plain fun to learn about. Do you have any of the traits typical of the colour purple?
The meaning of blue
So you're a lover of blue? Are you loyal, trustworthy, calm, peaceful, intelligent or dependable? Perhaps you're all of those things?! This fun graphic is from my free printable aqua blue Birthday banner post.
The meaning of pink
If you chose the fuchsia pink Happy Birthday free printable banner then, according to the psychology of colour you're likely to have one or several of the following traits; sympathetic, nurturing, fun-loving, compassionate, romantic and feminine.
10. Spring + Easter Letter Board Quotes
Spring is nature's way of saying let's party!
After a cold winter, spring is absolutely the way to party! This is a quote from Robin Williams which makes me love it even more. Of course, this particular quote came from a spring post where I showcased my first Easter charcuterie board.
I'm so eggcited and I just can't hide it funny Easter letter board quote
C'mon, you can't help but sing the Pointer Sisters when you read this! Such a fun Easter quote, relatable for kids and those of us big kids at heart. It is from my article where I share a couple of Easter treat ideas great for your Easter table display.
Easter: The only time when it's safe to put all of your eggs into one basket
I was patting myself on the back for this funny Easter saying. I wrote an article, Easter egg hunt ideas for kids so the act of putting all of your eggs in one basket was hilarious to me and my terrible sense of humour. Don't share those Easter eggs! Take them all and keep them for yourself! Unless you're a child reading this, then don't take my advice as it's always polite and kind to share haha.
Have a hoppin' good time Free Easter bunny footprints
I mean, there's not much more you can say about this Easter letterboard quote! Grab your Easter baskets and get hoppin' to those chocolate eggs! Appropriate words for my free printable Easter bunny footprints, even if I do say so myself.
11. Halloween Letter Board Quotes
Witch way to the candy?
A super fun Halloween quote for signs to display during the spooky season! This saying compliments my post featuring a free printable set of Halloween activity worksheets.
I'm a witch everyday, not just Halloween
A cheeky Halloween letter board quote for the sassy ladies! I compiled some fun family Halloween costume ideas and included these witchy words.
If one door closes and another opens, your house is haunted
A fun Halloween quote that adds some quirkiness to an old familiar saying. If dry humour isn't really your thing, then this one probably isn't for you. I made a haunted chocolate Halloween house that was the right fit for this quote.
If you got it, haunt it
Oh the sass! A great one for the girls (or ladies!). This Halloween letter board quote idea is from my Halloween bingo free printable game.
My broomstick runs on wine
Another fun Halloween quote for the ladies! In fact, this particular letter board saying could be used at any time of year. Speaking of wine, if you're looking for some fun cocktail ideas, these words go particularly well with the spooky party drinks for Halloween article that I wrote.
I don't clean, I'm saving the dust and cobwebs for my Halloween decorations
Can you relate too? I certainly can, any excuse to delay the cleaning! Halloween is such a fun time of year, let's not take things too seriously with this quote from my DIY on making spooky Halloween silhouettes for windows.
Ghouls just wanna have fun letter board quote sign
I love a good play on words if you couldn't tell. And Cindy Lauper's “girls just wanna have fun” is no exception. This Halloween quote would be great for a girl's Birthday party or other Halloween-themed parties particularly a bachelorette party or bridal shower. I couldn't pass this saying up for my top 5 free Halloween printables within the AVM library article.
12. Christmas Letter Board Quotes
Christmas is not a date, it's a state of mind – letter board quote
This one is for all of those crazy Christmas folk madly in love with this time of year (yes, my hand just went all the way up!). The state of mind that Christmas brings fills so many people with joy and also those around them. So ditch those grinches and hang out with us high-spirited Christmas folks for great times and positivity. This Christmas quote was from one of my most successful blog posts this year, free printable festive farmhouse Christmas table decor.
The elf did it
Those cheeky jokesters! You could add this letter board quote to your elf antics or your Christmas decor. A funny Christmas elf saying I used when explaining what exactly Elf on the Shelf is.
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear
Christmas movies. Let's discuss (seriously though, comment below!). Elf is one of my favourite Christmas movies. But then I love just about anything with Will Ferrell in it too. I'm a terrible singer yet I insist on everyone hearing my Christmas carols. I can tell that my kids get tired of the carols through December but they tolerate it. One day they'll thank me for their fond Christmas memories and their “Christmas state of mind” (as per the quote above). This letter board sign inspiration came from my article, last-minute Elf on the Shelf ideas.
Always jingle all the way. Nobody likes a half-assed jingler – funny Christmas letter board sign
There seems to be a theme to these Christmas quotes I've used this year. And that is to get into the festive spirit and just have fun at this time of year. This letter board has a little more sass to it though! You'll find it in my article 15 amazing creative Christmas gift exchange ideas.
Santa OMG I know him!
Oh the excitement of Buddy the Elf! I always think of him jumping up and down with excitement when he sees Santa. In true elf style, I used this Christmas letter board quote in the ever-growing Elf on the Shelf antics ideas from our family elf.
May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas eve
To finish up this post I'll leave you with a sweet Christmas sentiment. Nobody is ever too old to believe in the magic of Christmas, I hope to never lose it myself. It's a euphoria that I look forward to every year, I hope you do too? This letter board sign idea is from my article, free printable template for a letter to Santa/wish list.
Don't be a cotton-headed ninny muggins
Can you guess my favourite movie?! I love including funny (often stupid!) words from Buddy in the Elf movie. Given I also love Elf on the Shelf shenanigans, I used Buddy's line in the article 32 reasons your Elf on the Shelf didn't move last night.
As I mentioned above, we can all interpret these words of life differently. I've made my own comments based on how I see life but it may be different for you. There are some sayings that will not resonate with you but for someone else, it could be the exact motivation they need to inspire them. I hope something here has struck a chord with you, words can be very powerful in our life journey.
If you love letter board quotes, please drop me a line to let me know what you'd love to see!
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