Iím the kind of person who has a casual poster collection. I say casual because I know there are people out there who have huge collections that would bring big bucks on eBay. Thatís not me. I just buy a poster every now and again because I like it or it means something to me. Funnily enough, when I get a new poster, it usually claims the most important spot for display Ė my door.
If my mother had her way, Iíd have all of my posters in nice and tidy poster frames. They would probably all match the rest of my room as well, but thatís not the way it works in real life (at least not in my real life.) Instead of being neat and tidy, my posters seem to make two stops. The first stop, if itís a meaningful poster, is on my door. This way, the world can see my poster when the door is closed and by looking at the poster and thinking deep thoughts, visitors can figure out exactly what is going on in my little world right now. The second stop is a necessary one. As the poster on the door gets updated, the old poster gets moved somewhere inside my room.
The Deeper Meaning of Posters
Some people fail to see why posters are so much fun. But kids know the value of a good poster. Your posters can contain your favorite cartoon characters, be actors from a new movie
, be an inspirational phrase or picture or be a joke or funny picture. Iíve had all kinds of posters on my door, and each has been there for a reason.
Funny Posters Ė The first poster is the funny poster. These might have a funny picture or something poking fun at something else. There are posters that are amusing and then there are posters that are offensive. I like to think mine are just funny, but there was one that my mother asked me to remove before my grandmother came to town. Apparently she would have been greatly offended by my version of humor. I took the poster down (with great protest), but I promise it wasnít that bad. My mother just overreacted.Cute Posters
Ė Sometimes Iím in a cute and cuddly mood. These posters might be kittens, smiling babies sitting in flowers, cartoon characters or fun little rules or sayings. The cute posters generally make me feel relaxed and young again, and Iíve yet to get complaints about my puppies in a basket or princess collection.
Photographs Ė When Iím in a more serious mood, I might find an inspirational or impressive photograph made into a poster. I really like the ones of old photographs that have made impacts on history such as the sailor kissing the woman on the street at the end of World War II. When it comes to my photograph posters, I greatly prefer black and white or sepia tones. It just makes them more authentic.Movies
Ė And finally, the move poster. I have a nice collection of movie posters Iíve gathered over the years. When I see one for a movie I actually enjoyed (or plan to enjoy), I grab one of the posters. They are usually pretty inexpensive, and are fun to look at. Iíve even bought old movie posters online, just so I could have a certain movie on my wall (The Princess Bride
comes to mind.) In fact, just last week I changed my door poster from a photograph to a movie poster I happened to see at a large retail chain and had to have. You guessed it Ė Edward Cullen is now gracing my door (and itís always nice to see him!)