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Through Generations The Wall Poster Still Exists

Aug 17, 2007
Isn't it funny how so much changes over time and yet some things never change at all. I'm talking about teenagers and wall posters. In fact not only teenagers but children and adults I suppose. I can still remember as a teenager having many of these posters covering nearly all of my walls in my bedroom. Much to my parents horror. My favorite type of wall poster were the ones that were pictures of pop stars.

Oh yes, I can vividly remember kissing Donny Osmond and Michael Jackson goodnight every night when I was about 12 years old. Wow, am I glad I grew out of that! My bedroom has now changed although I now have a lovely framed wall poster ( a copy of a favorite painting ) situated on my wall.

Many adults in particular have these types of posters on their walls but because they have them framed most other people do not realize what they really are. It can work out to be a much cheaper way of having art on show in your home. Of course that doesn't mean that a wall poster on its own does not look good because it can depending on its location and what else is in the room.

Posters can also be a collector's item, as many sporting fans will understand. Often these are signed by the sport star making that particular wall poster valuable. This is also true for movie posters. Some of these can be limited edition versions, which also can make them valuable.

Often new parents dress up nurseries with wall posters of nursery rhyme characters and bright pictures for their new baby. Then as they get older they change these pictures to suit the age of their growing child. No wonder by the time their child reaches teenage hood they are already into posters.

I remember when I was young I used cello tape to stick mine to the walls and of course every time I changed them around off came some paint. This did not go down well at all with my parents. At least these days you can us blu tac as this does not peel off the paint. I also used to use drawing pins to pin them up which of course left lots of little holes everywhere. Once again my parents were not happy. Another good idea is to pin the top of your poster to a rod and hang it with some string like a photo.

When my children were into posters we used to help them put them up and my husband always came up with some ingenious way to not have the walls damaged. Even if there was some damage it wasn't something that couldn't be fixed up easily. I'd rather take the risk of having some damage done than to have my kids miss out on having their favorite wall poster up in their room. I know how much I enjoyed that part of my life and I wasn't about to let my children miss out.
About the Author
Susan Dean is a successful webmaster and publisher of
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She provides lots of handy hints and advice on
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