While we love all the homemade banners/bunting/garland we keep seeing all over the place, those without the time or inclination to make their own shouldn't be left out in the cold. Sure, you could buy a letter banner from a party store but they're usually in garish colors - unlike these subtler paper banners ("elegant but kitsch") from Banter Banners with interesting and sweet sayings. Banter Banner's motto is "because we should celebrate everyday." You could hang one just for a party or special occasion or leave one up as permanent decor. Where? Above a mantle, above (and out of reach) a crib or kid's bed (earthquake proof!), across a wide door opening, above a couch. Creator Angela Deane has lots of ideas for where and how to use them as well as a gallery of them in homes.
There are currently 16 to choose from ($10 each) and Angela plans on offering more every few months. Our one quibble is that each only comes in one color, many gold or silver. See them at Banter Banners.