I was on Facebook one day when one of my friends posted that she ordered a custom military plaque made by a company called MyHomeBones.com. She posted a picture of the plaque, which contained a painted picture of a house. Below it was a list of every place they were stationed. I loved it and immediately went to the website to check it out for myself.
Matt and Bridget Breden are the owners of MyHomeBones.com. They are a fellow military family stationed in the Virginia area. They got their start in making custom military plaques by trying their hand at making their own back in 2000. They received many compliments and started making them for their friends. In July 2007, they launched an online website to start selling their plaques.
Below is a sample picture of a custom military plaque from their website. Click on the picture to enlarge it.
I found the website to be easy to navigate during the ordering process. They have a database with almost 2,000 military installations you can choose from to reflect your military travels. You can also customize what you put for each base, such as adding custom painted wedding rings and pink or blue footprints to reflect life milestones achieved at each base.
I placed my order and received an email “proof” of my completed plaque before they mailed it to me. They wanted to be double sure that it was right and that there were no typos. After I sent back confirmation that everything was right, they mailed the plaque to me. The cool thing about it was that I was sent an email with tracking information so that I could keep up with my order and when it would arrive.
I ordered my plaque on the evening of August 8th. It arrived on August 13th and I was so excited! It was easy to put together and everything looked great, just like the proof they emailed me. I immediately hung it on my wall with pride.
I emailed the Breden Family after receiving my order to express my excitement and also to get a little more insight into their business. My first question?
Where did the name “HomeBones” come from?
Here is Matt Breden’s humorous account:
If you’re looking for a unique way to document your military travels, check out MyHomeBones.com. I’m sure you’ll be pleased with the end product. I certainly was!
*By the way, I was not paid for this review or given any items in-kind. I just like to support fellow military families that are doing great things!