Look all over for letters in different styles: in magazines, books, cards, and packaging. Enlarge each character to about 9 inches using a scanner or photocopier. tape to card stock for a sturdy backing. Tape letters to ribbon, and hang.
Charlies First Birthday party decorations. DIY Chalkboard pennant and recycled streamers. 1 circle hole punch on colorful magazine ads, punch two holes and run yarn/string/ribbon through, with photos from the first year.