The first question that comes to mind when thinking about a post birthday poster is “do they know it’s a birthday?”
However, there are other types of posters that may want to add to their lists of holiday cheer.
“We’re talking about people that want to give something to the community,” says Darnell McFarland, the creative director at Ottawa’s Ottawa Post.
“We can put a birthday in a poster or a banner or anything.
If we have something for a specific group of people that need something to celebrate, then it’s going to be something to get out there.”
With the birthdays of the country’s top political leaders and celebrities coming up soon, McFarman’s office has been working to help people get the most out of their posts.
“A lot of times, people don’t realize that we can post things that we feel really good about,” he says.
“It’s a good way to engage the community and have some good fun.”
As you can see in the photo above, McAllister is posting his favorite Ottawa Post photo of 2017: a smiling baby boy in a pink cap.
McAllister says there’s no hard and fast rule when it comes to what kind of poster you should put up on your home front.
“I think there are some posters that are going to attract people, like, ‘Hey, if I do this, then my home will be beautiful,'” he says, adding that he does think it’s better to try to get something a little more playful, like a poster for his family that includes a stuffed bear or a dog or cat.
“Maybe I should post something like a dog that’s really cute and you know, a puppy,” he adds.
“You know, just something that’s kind of a fun little thing to do.”
But for people who want to do it in more formal settings, there may be something else to consider.
“If we have an outdoor event that’s going on that has a birthday or something that is a little special, we’re going to put it on the house,” McAllisters says.
“It’s not just going to say ‘hey, you know what, I’m here, I have a birthday, I love this house.’
For more news on post birthyear ideas, check out BleacherReport’s guide to birthday posters.”
So I think we can always make some tweaks to the post, but at the end of the day, it’s about creating a unique experience for the community.”
For more news on post birthyear ideas, check out BleacherReport’s guide to birthday posters.
Follow Ben on Twitter.