Last Updated on July 5, 2023
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Most people probably have a memory surrounding a funny, clever, powerful, or possibly even disastrous marquee or letter board. I have several such memories. I recall going into a diner with my grandmother and seeing the letterboard menu that included burgers and fish sandwiches. I remember driving into the parking lot of the fast food restaurant I worked in during college, and seeing the ever-rotating announcement of whatever food or toy promotion was going on. And, of course, I always got a chuckle when it was clear the sign creator had to make do with a shortage of letters they needed.
Whether outside your local burger place or inside the public library, marquees and letterboards — with their easily swappable messages — are still out there. They’ve even amassed a bit of a cult following among the social media crowd for nestling inspirational messages among photoshoots of the home décor.
This kind of knick-knack is right up Aldi’s alley, which is why I wasn’t surprised at all to see one land on the grocer’s limited buy shelves.
The Huntington Home Letter Board (Product Code: 701103) is an Aldi Find, which means each store gets one shipment. Once that shipment is gone, you won’t be able to find it again until it comes back into stores, whenever that might be. Aldi doesn’t offer online ordering for products that aren’t in stock at your local store.
The board measures 11 inches wide by 15 inches tall. It comes with 145 letters, numbers, and symbols. The board is an Aldi exclusive and is made in China. The vendor name is listed as Miles Fashion, a German subsidiary of a Hong Kong-based supply chain company. The producer is listed as the Yuyao Shengtianshi Plastic Manufactory out of China. There is no listed warranty or after-sales support.
There isn’t much to the package. It comes with the board, the letters, and not much else. As is typical for boards like this, the letters come attached to a plastic tree of sorts and you’ll have to manually detach all of them. For most of them, I was able to twist the letters carefully to remove them from the tree. The Ms and some (but not all) of the Ns were more tricky because they were attached at two places, and for those I had to use scissors.
Beyond that, it’s a typical board. The letters go on easily enough and seem to stay on when you want them to. Likewise, removing them isn’t too hard.
The Huntington Home Letter board is a budget-priced letterboard for people looking to display something informative, funny, or inspirational at home or at work. It comes with a good number of letters, numbers, and symbols to work with, and the letters go on and come off without too much trouble.