I absolutely love this item, I purchased this for a present which will be unveiled during my nephews first birthday, the Kraft card is durable and strong unlike some cheaper versions out there. This product not only comes with the happy birthday banner, it comes with a 12 month banner which can hold up to 17x12cm photo in each month. It also comes with strong twine so that you can hang it up wherever you want it. Yes the banner is plain but with artistic skills and style you can turn it into your very own masterpiece. I will be personally keeping it plain as the photos will be the highlight for me.