4 Traditional Thanksgiving Symbols & How to Use them in your Fall Decor

Every holiday favors certain objects and figures that hold special meaning. Thanksgiving is no different. It’s easy to identify the symbols of the season just by looking for common themes among the decorations and dinner table. You can add a traditional touch to your home this year by using our holiday signs to incorporate these beloved symbols into your thanksgiving festivities!

Pilgrims & Indians

Let’s start with the obvious symbols of Thanksgiving: pilgrims and Indians. Most children learn the significance of these historic characters at an early age.  The story is set in 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. A celebration was held that included a feast to commemorate a particularly good harvest. It is estimated that 90 Native Americans and 53 pilgrims participated.

Our Thanksgiving sign collection includes a vibrant design with a warm holiday wish and these famous figures. The pilgrim sign features children in traditional attire while the Native American version includes a pair of young Indians in feathers headdresses and leather clothing.

Cornucopia Thanksgiving Sign

The Cornucopia or Horn of Plenty

The cornucopia is a horn shaped container that’s filled to overflowing with fruits, vegetables and other tasty harvest goodies. Most modern Horns of Plenty consists of woven baskets however traditionally it was a curved goat horn.  This symbol is always depicted as spilling over with abundance.

Our traditional Thanksgiving holiday sign features a wood plank background with a classic cornucopia and beautiful November sunset. This decoration can be personalized, making it a great welcome sign for the fall holiday!

Ears of Corn

Corn is one of the most colorful Thanksgiving symbols.  There are many warm hues featured that match the harvest theme of the holiday.  This food item is important because it is believed that the Native Americans knew how to grow corn and shared their knowledge with the pilgrims to help them survive the harsh winter season. Our traditional Thanksgiving sign also features beautiful ears of corn.

Tasty Turkey

Turkey is easily one of the most popular (and delicious) of Thanksgiving symbols.  This bird became famous when it was chosen as the main course at the first feast. Four wild turkeys were said to have been prepared and enjoyed. Today, families across the country make a point to pick out the biggest, juiciest bird to share with friends and family!

Our turkey family personalized sign isn’t edible, but it features adorable fowl with fall leaves and pumpkins. Add custom names and text and hang on your front door so loved ones feel welcomed when they visit for the holiday!

Thanksgiving Turkey Personalized Sign

5 Easy Tips for Winterizing Your Outdoor Decor

Winterizing your home decor will ensure that each item lasts far longer. The elements can be very hard on many materials – even those that are meant for outdoor use. If you want to get the best return on your outdoor decor investment, you should make sure your home is ready for the cold weather.  The following five tips will help you get started so your home decor lasts longer and looks amazing year after year!

Prep Water Fountains Before It Gets Cold

Anything that uses a water source can be a big problem when the temperature drops to freezing. Water fountains should be addressed earlier, before frigid conditions have a chance to appear. Make sure all water is drained from the fountain. A cover is highly recommended to keep all moisture out. If you don’t plan to use a cover, make sure you put towels, blankets or something absorbent inside the basin and each tier. This will stop water from getting inside and causing cracks.

Protect Patio Furniture, Pool Accessories, Anything Movable

If you can put it away in a garage, shed or attic, it is generally a good idea to do so. If your patio furniture is going to spend the cold months outside, make sure you store all cushions indoors. A cover can help protect the finish. Depending on where you live and what the climate is like, this may be sufficient to protect patio furniture and accessories. Otherwise try to fit them inside a sturdy structure until spring.

Apply Sealant on Wood and Painted Surfaces

A sealant can be used to create a protective layer over wood and painted surfaces. This would be a product that is painted on and forms an invisible layer on top of your decor. This won’t work on all materials, but wherever possible it can be very helpful. Sealant can stop cracks and will help block moisture in the air or in the form of rain or snow.

Consider Cedar Wood When Buying Decor

If you want to use wooden decor all year round, consider going with cedar products. Cedar is very durable because it retains its appearance even when exposed to the snow. Many beautiful things are crafted using cedar, so it’s both versatile and long lasting. Make your cedar wood go the extra mile by also applying a water repellent preservative.

Move Signs to Winter Safe Places

Our decorative signs are very durable and can be displayed all year round. If you want to keep yours for longer, consider moving it to a display area that won’t be effected by the wind. Hang flat against a wall or on a door. A sign braced against a solid surface will fare better than one on a post or pole when the strong winter wind blows. Under an overhang is also a great choice because the outdoor sign will receive even more protection from moisture. 

Winter Dock Sign

4 Fall Outdoor Signs for Rustic Families: Beautiful Country Décor Made for Autumn

Autumn is a gorgeous time of year. The leaves change, the temperature starts to drop and there’s a crispness in the air that is invigorating. While summer is a good time to be out in the sun or at the beach, fall is perfect for scenic hikes and evenings spent telling stories around a crackling campfire. It’s also a popular time for outdoors-men who love to hunt and fish. The following outdoor signs are a must-have for your home, cabin or campsite during the autumn months!

Beauty, Elegance and Deer in One Hunting Lodge Sign

Our Deer Path hunting lodge sign combines many of the things that make autumn so wonderful in one handsome design. A doe daintily steps into a creek while a majestic buck looks on. A cozy cabin glows in the distance as the trees paint a picture that showcases the orange and gold palette of fall.  If you love country décor with a more enchanting, realistic touch, this is the perfect lodge or cabin sign for you! It can even be used as a charming welcome sign in your home.

Deer Hunting Lodge Sign

Hunters Celebrate Fall with a Sense of Humor.

All the splendor of the fall season is great, but some families prefer humor over eye candy. Our deer hunting collection includes this amusing hunter-inspired design! The image consists of a deer silhouette in colorful cross hairs next to a funny quote which reads “Deer Hunters Will Do Anything for a Buck”. You can display this one in your cabin, den, trophy room or outdoors to let everyone know that deer season has started.

Funny Quote Deer Hunter Sign

Deer Hunter Decor with a Realistic Touch

If you prefer something more serious for your den or trophy room, our personalized cabin sign featuring a stag head is a great choice. Fellow hunters will marvel when they see the enormous rack on this buck. Rays of sunlight show through the tree cover, much like it does as summer transitions into fall. Even if you aren’t an avid deer hunter, this cabin wall art looks great as a welcome sign!

Stag Head Cabin Sign for Deer Hunters

Find Inspiration in Autumn Signs

Fall isn’t just for deer hunters. Our inspirational signs include this eye-catching design. A row boat floats lazily next to the shore while all around leaves display vibrant autumn colors. The text reads “What happens at the lake… Stays at the lake!” in white. The combination of inspirational quote and gorgeous scenery will instantly brighten any room. Hang in your lake house or cabin or show it off at home as a warm reminder of good times spent in the great outdoors.

The Grandparent Gift Guide: 5 Ways to Make Grandma & Grandpa Feel Extra Special!

Grandparent gifts are a great way to honor your family’s elders during September – or any month for that matter! National Grandparents Day was celebrated on September 13th here in the United States, however anytime is a great time to send some love to your oldest relatives. The following gift buying tips work whether you’re looking for a great gift for Grandparent’s Day or searching for something special for any other occasion.

Personalize your Grandparent Gift

Gifts you can personalize are a wonderful choice that allow you to create a unique item made just for grandma or grandpa (or both!). Many families have endearing nicknames for their elders. Some go with classic “grandma” and “grandpa” while others might use nana, papa, grammy, mimi, nonny or ona. And some prefer something completely different. It’s nearly impossible to find keepsakes that already feature the less common nicknames, which is why a custom item is so appealing. Personalized signs for grandparents will let you choose the text so the gift is truly one-of-a-kind!

Choose a Grandparent Gift that Complements Their Interests

Everyone has a unique set of interests and hobbies they enjoy. Maybe grandpa likes to fish and grandma likes to sew. Or perhaps they are less traditional and enjoy other pastimes. Try to incorporate your loved ones’ interests into the gift. For example, if your grandparents love to garden, then a personalized garden sign might be a fun option. For the outdoorsy grandparent, there are plenty of fishing, hunting and nature signs that will look amazing when displayed in their den or trophy room.

Give Grandparents a Gift That Will Last

Grandparents appreciate thoughtful gifts that they can keep for years. These are special items that will always remind them of their beloved children and grandchildren – or even great grandchildren! Make sure you choose a gift that will last so they always have that beloved memento close by. Indoor – outdoor signs are appealing because they are designed to be durable so they can be displayed long term and still look just as beautiful as they did the day grandma or grandpa opened up their gift!

Go for His and Hers Grandparent Gifts

If you are buying for grandma and grandpa, then a “his and hers” gift is a smart choice. You can give them each something unique to love. For example, grandma will love the sweet little poem featured on our Grandma hold Me a Little Longer inspirational sign. Meanwhile grandpa will adore seeing his custom name printed along with a ’57 Chevy Bel Air like the design featured on our classic car sign.  Both gifts can be given together, yet hold special meaning for each grandparent!

Turn a Gift into Something Fun for Family Gatherings

Gifts for grandparents can also be used to make family gatherings and holidays more memorable. Choose a gift that incorporates a special event that grandkids and grandparents love. The holidays will be even more festive when grandpa dons his Santa suit next to our Who Needs Santa When you Have Grandpa? Holiday Sign (grandma and grandparent versions are also available). Or give them a whimsical club house sign so they can make visits with the grandkids more exciting! There are many ways to find the perfect gift for grandparents. Explore our collection of signs to find lots of possibilities that will make them smile!

5 Tips for Using Nature Signs in Your Campsite

Outdoor novelty signs will customize your favorite campsite. Whether you stay in a tent or cabin, you can add a hint of color  and variety to make the space more welcoming. Wall art is a great way to do this because it’s easy to display and requires no floor space which might be needed for necessities like sleeping bags or coolers. How can you use outdoor signs to decorate your camp?

Camp Decor Tip 1: Display on Doors or Pathways as a Welcome Sign

Welcome signs aren’t just for your everyday house. You can use a rustic welcome sign to invite guests to stop by your campsite. If you stay in a cabin, you can display your sign on or near the door that newcomers are likely to use. If you are really roughing it in a tent, you can display your sign on a post near the front of the tent or along the trail or walkway that leads to your campsite. Another option is to hang your sign from a string on one of the tent poles.

Camp Decor Tip 2: Proudly Claim Your Space with a Custom Name

Some camp signs include a custom name. This presents a unique opportunity to really claim your campsite. Pick out a design that includes a name or request a custom order with any other design and incorporate your name by request. Friends who meet up at the same campground can use personalized signs to find one another when they arrive!

Camp Decor Tip 3: Bring More Beautiful Views of Nature into Your Camp

Surrounding yourself in nature can have a profoundly positive effect on well being. Try displaying signs that showcase natural scenes inside your camp. These can be hung indoors when staying in cabins or other sturdy structures so you can enjoy your natural surroundings, even when you’re inside. Our lake and river signs are a great place to start looking for wall art featuring outdoor scenes.

Camp Decor Tip 4: Choose Signs that Feature Your Type of Camping

Camp signs are a pretty broad category when you start browsing all the available designs. Some simply feature natural imagery while others include pictures of campsites. Your camp decor will really complement your home away from home when it matches the type of camping you do. If you stay in a camper, try an RV sign. If you sleep in a cabin, look for signs that feature cabins in the landscape. And if you prefer tents, there are many designs featuring pup tents and more.  

Camp Decor Tip 5: Seasonal Signs are Perfect for Camps

You can also choose your camp sign based on the time of year you plan to travel. There are some styles that feature warm summery scenes while others depict the gorgeous changes of autumn. There are even rustic winter signs with snow and ice. If you camp multiple times a year, change things up by choosing multiple seasonal signs to correspond with the current outdoor conditions!

Decorating Your RV: 5 Camp Signs for Life on the Road

Just because your RV can move doesn’t mean it has to look Spartan. A few personal touches can transform your home on wheels into a cozy place to sleep and relax. Wall art is a great choice when adding atmosphere to an RV. It can be eye-catching and doesn’t take up precious floor space. If you aren’t sure where to begin, check out the following 5 personalized camp signs designed just for RVers!

RV Camp Sign 1: Home on Wheels in Classic Gold

If you prefer a classic touch with your RV décor, the gold Home on Wheels sign is a must-see. This design is elegant with flourishes and the outline of a traditional camper. The warm tones have a very rustic feel that still stays classy so you get a great look while out in the wilderness. You can add your custom name for a personal touch.

RV Camp Sign 2: The RV Campground Sign

Some campers prefer to rough it with friends, which is why campgrounds are very popular. If you love making the rounds to your favorite locations each summer, the campground themed sign is a fun choice. This design includes first and last names with a cartoon couple so it also makes a great gift for newlyweds who love the great outdoors!

RV Camp Sign 3: Home is Where You Park It Camp Sign

You know that exhilarating feeling when you pull up to your favorite campsite, step outside and breathe in the fresh air? The Home is Where you Park It RV sign recreates that moment with gorgeous color. This product can be displayed as an indoor or outdoor sign so you can show it off anywhere – no matter how far off the beaten path you may be.

RV Camp Sign 4: Camping Couples, BBQ and a Camp Sign

This unique take on the personalized sign for RVs presents another amusing couple with a barbecue grill. Just like the other designs, this one includes first and last names so you can truly make it your own.  This is the perfect sign for campers who love to cook out!

RV Camp Sign 5: Camp Signs for Waterside Views

If your favorite camping spot is close to a waterway, then you’ll love RV camp signs featuring streams and rivers. This design includes another happy camper couple with a quaint little RV, barbecue and a blue stream visible just through the trees. There's even a small boat resting in the distance so there's something for campers who enjoy canoeing or other types of paddling.

5 Tips for Picking Out Unique Girls Room Decor

Creating a fun, inspiring place for your little girl is easy if you know how to get started. You can put together a beautiful display that is tailored to her unique personality. The following five tips will help you pick out the best girls room decor for your child’s living space.

Tip 1: Put Her Name on Display


Children love putting their names on things. She will feel extra special when she sees hers on display in her favorite place. The best part is you don’t have to let her write on the walls to do it! Just hang up a personalized sign and you can transform any bedroom or playroom into her own personal space. Designs like our Butterfly Garden kids room sign or our Pink Princess sign are a great choice!

Tip 2: Choose a Sign that Shows Her Interests

Every child is unique, so make sure her decor says something about her. Pay attention to what she likes to do. Does she play with dolls or does she love to play sports? Is she a bookworm or a naturalist? Incorporate elements of these traits into her decor and she will absolutely love it!

Tip 3: Don’t Be Afraid to Move Away from Pink

When people think of girls room sign, they usually think of frilly pink things. Not all girls like pink, so don’t be afraid to get creative and try other hues. Green, yellow, red and blue can all be very eye-catching. You can also try different combinations. For example, if you want to use pink, try a more modern color scheme with pink and brown or choose 3 or 4 colors to create something new and exciting!

Tip 4: Let Her Decorate for the Season

Your child will likely have everyday décor that’s up 365 days a year. Don’t forget to let her spice things up with seasonal sign as well! This could be a simple holiday sign or banner that she can display during special occasions. For example, in October she could hang a Happy Halloween sign on her door!

Her tastes will evolve as she grows older. The room sign she had when she was 3 won’t be as appealing to her when she’s 6 or 7. Remember to let her girls room décor grow with her by picking out more mature pieces that match her changing interests. For example, if she has a clown room sign now she might want to change it out for a Dancer Extraordinaire sign later when she starts taking dance lessons.

3 Inspirational Signs for Graduates: Finding the Perfect Graduation Gifts

If you’re still searching for a graduation gift that will have an impact, consider giving inspirational signs. This genre is one part wall decor and two parts encouragement. Leaving high school or college and officially starting life can be very intimidating. Sometimes a few words of encouragement can have a powerful impact to help graduates stay on track and prepare for the next stage in their lives. So which designs are the best for grads?

Life is an Adventure!

Positive sayings that are upbeat and energetic can help graduates get into the zone before making the next move. Our daring adventure sign features a modern look that young adults can relate to. The inspirational quote is short and sweet, getting right to the point by stating that “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Pair this novelty sign with a book of wisdom or tips for a good life and you have the ultimate graduation gift!

Advice to Live By

Some inspirational signs remind graduates how to deal with problems and relationships. It’s easy to get caught up in life and forget how to cope with adversity and conflict. This inspirational quote focuses on building strong relationships by explaining how to handle others in a wide range of situations. The words explain what to do before you assume and includes an elegant butterfly background. The quote covers common issues like knowing what to say, considering others’ feelings and what to do before passing judgement on someone else.

Facing Obstacles and Overcoming

Parents and loved ones know that graduates are going to face many challenges in their lives. Their older loved ones can’t always be there to guide them, which is why they must learn how to cope until the storm passes. It’s not always easy but it is something we all face at some point in our lives. This novelty sign offers an uplifting quote that inspires the reader to dance in the rain and life a full, happy life rather than waiting for things to be “perfect” with no adversity.

3 Unique Places to Hang Your Custom Parking Signs

Custom parking signs are a fun and easy way to add personality to any space. Whether you’re decorating a dorm room or your man cave, you can’t go wrong with these versatile signs. If you have a parking sign or plan to order one of our custom signs, then consider the following display locations to spice up your home or business!

Reserve Your Favorite Chair

Every guy has a favorite chair he loves to sit in while watching TV, rocking out or doing whatever it is he loves to do in his free time. A custom parking sign can be used to “reserve” your rear end’s preferred parking space. Hang your sign up next to or near your chair. You can even choose a style with a specific automobile brand or sports team logo as well as your name so there will be no mistaking who owns the seat!

Get a Laugh in the Bathroom

The bathroom is home to one of the most popular parking spaces in the house. Men who want to get a good laugh can display their custom parking sign right over the porcelain throne. Everyone will giggle when they walk in to read your parking sign before getting down to business! Bathroom décor like this also makes a great conversation starter at house parties and other gatherings.

Park Non-Car or Truck Vehicles in Style

Displaying your custom parking sign in your driveway or parking lot is the obvious option, but you can get creative with other types of vehicles. Hang one in the garage next to your motorcycle, dirt bike or riding mower. If you’re a business owner, you can add personality to your building by hanging a custom parking sign over spaces reserved for equipment or machinery. The possibilities are endless! Visit our custom parking signs category to build your own personalized parking sign!

Giving Custom Signs as Gifts: How to Create the Ultimate Design for Someone Special

Custom signs make amazing gifts for birthdays, holidays and milestone events. They are extremely versatile and provide limitless personalization options. If you need a meaningful gift that will really speak to the recipient, consider making a custom sign. The following steps will provide a foolproof way to create the best design for your recipient! 

Start with Their Favorite Colors

Find out which colors your gift recipient loves. If you don’t want to give away the gift by asking directly, there are ways to determine which hues they prefer. Observe what they wear and which colors they tend to gravitate towards when decorating their home. Do they usually reach for a certain color straw when ordering beverages or wear certain color clothing more often? If so, you may already have the basis for your custom sign color scheme!

Work in Their Interests

This step will require more creativity. Choose at least one or two things your recipient is interested in. This could be anything from sports to animals to crochet. If you aren’t sure, make a list of their hobbies and favorite activities. Do they love to watch The Food Network or do they volunteer at their local animal shelter? Do they love to go horseback riding, watch movies or make things? Find items that best represent the things your recipient loves and use them in your custom sign design.

Personalize Signs with Text

The last element you’ll need for your custom sign is text. If you aren’t sure what to write on your design, think about the occasion or reason for the gift. If it’s someone’s birthday or a holiday, then it should be easy to decide what to write on the sign. If you want to do something different, search for quotes from famous people related to the occasion or one of their interests. You can even apply an inside joke or something about a special memory you have with that person!

Once you know what to put on the sign, you can visit our Custom Signs on Request page to begin building the ultimate personalized gift for anyone!