I came across this family tablecloth over at She Wears Many Hats. I love it, and have decided to tweak the idea a little and start a birthday tablecloth! And it's just in time, because my 3yr old is going to become a 4yr old in just a few days! I'm going to have her trace her hand and write her name with a pencil, and date it. Then I will embroider over the top of the pencil marks. One birthday at a time seems pretty manageable to me. You could also do this with fabric markers, but I like the permanence of embroidery.