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Welcome Home Banners

It has been a long, hard, cold, rainy day at work and Jim; a construction worker can't wait to get home. On reaching the door, what he sees appended to the door warms his heart when he reads "Welcome home Jim, we love you. " The dictionary defines welcome as a greeting upon arrival. One way to entertain a guest is using a Welcome home Banner. A welcome home banner adds to the ambience of the home.

It also gives a warm feeling to the guests. Welcome home banners can either be an indoor banner or a sign or an outdoor one. One could place large banners for welcoming while being placed outdoors.

The indoor banners could be adjusted according to the size of the room or place of residence. Welcome home banners are a unique tool, special in that they can be used in every household and are mainly used not for marketing commercial products, but for expressing sentiments, showing gratitude and welcoming back members in the family who have been far off for long. Welcome home banners have gained popularity with the myriad of wars the US and international peace keepers have been involved in lately. Signs of "Welcome back son, a hero" and "You made your country proud" are not uncommon. These banners bridge gaps that had been created by long absence and rekindle relationships. However, Welcome home banners can also be a vital tool for marketing.

This is why famous brands are now giving out banners for free and giving incentives for the display of such door banners. There are instances where cable and satellite TV give bonuses when their logos or ads are displayed on welcome home banners. Welcome home banners have a large variety of uses.

One common use is for the various celebrations that grace dates of the year. Whether it's Christmas, Happy Birthday, Bar Mitzvah, there is a banner for any and all occasions. Other events like graduations, house warming, parties, barbeques are also becoming more and more common.

Whatever the occasion, a welcome home banner adds a nice flavor to an event and makes the person receiving its message feel wanted and loved. Thus welcome home banners are a nice way to shout out your appreciation for someone. In the end what really counts is the message.

The design may be good and the colors dashing but what really makes a difference is the message. It is very important to make your message as brief and as telling as possible. We miss you is a perfect message. It conveys that the person is loved and also that they are welcome and part of a group. Welcome home banners may have their critics but the overwhelming vote is that this particular media is both effective and useful. Marketers would be better placed if they harnessed this tool and used it to increase their penetration as these particular signs make way directly home in a way that no billboard can.

David Hay is the owner of 858 GRAPHICS in San Diego, California. 858 Graphics designs, builds, prints and installs almost any type of graphics. We specializes in wide format, full color digital printing, banners, signs, vehicle wraps, vehicle graphics, graphic design, trade show displays, posters and stickers. Please visit and

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