4 Unique Holiday Signs for Your Office or Home

Adorn your house or workspace with custom holiday signs that reflect your personality.

The holiday season is here, and that means it’s time to put up the decorations. Why not add custom holiday signs to your collection? Signs are a great way to show holiday cheer in your home and workplace. And, customizing them allows you to express your personality. For businesses, custom signs can convey work hours and wish customers happy holidays. However you choose to use them, the quality of these custom signs makes them eye-catching and durable.

Holiday signs on Christmas wreath

Here are four types of holiday signs to customize for business or personal use.

Holiday Office Signs

Let your customers know when you are closed for the holidays with a custom office sign. Signs may also promote your business’s holiday and after-holiday discounts.

Holiday Wishes

Wish people happy holidays from your company or family. Customers and neighbors will appreciate your season’s greetings displayed on your door or window sill.

Funny Holiday Signs

Everyone loves a good laugh. Decorate your home or office with fun holiday signs like “Elves Wanted,” “Santa’s Workshop” or “This house is under elf surveillance.”

Favorite Quotes

Have a favorite Christmas movie or carol? Customize a sign to display your favorite movie quote or song lyric and add that personal touch to your holiday decor.

Holiday signs displayed on office door

Have fun creating your holiday signs!

Custom signs come in your choice of size, color, font and design. Additional options include round or square corners, border or no border, and gray or black frame. For hanging, order signs with pre-drilled holes for screws, or pick from several adhesives to have attached on the back. Hang holiday signs from the walls of your home or office, or display them in the window. Attach a sign to a Christmas wreath using two Swivel Bulldog Clips on the back.

The best part about custom signs is that they are large enough for you to say whatever you want so that you can express your love for the holidays in your own way.

3 Reasons Name Blocks Make Perfect Gifts

Give the gift of name blocks as home decor or corporate gifts.

Know someone who is difficult to find a present for? Name blocks such as executive desk wedges and acrylic desk blocks are perfect solutions. Everyone loves to see their name on something, whether it’s your boss, an old friend or family member. And, many people love displaying famous quotes or motivational messages as interior decor. In other words, desk wedges and blocks make great gifts for just about anyone.

Whether used for personal identification or interior decor, desk blocks and wedges add charm to any home or office.

Clear acrylic desk blocks (name blocks) for holiday decor

Here are three reasons why name blocks make excellent gifts for your friends, family and colleagues.

They are VERSITILE.

It’s easy to customize your name blocks to suit any purpose. These quality name blocks can be used as elegant name plates, decorations, promotional tools or tokens of affection. Use one or two lines of text to express love and appreciation for a special person. Add your company logo to turn these products into corporate gifts for your associates. Have your name and title engraved to make a name plate, or personalize with your favorite saying to create home decor. The possibilities are limitless!

They are BEAUTIFUL.

Professional custom engraving and quality materials make desk wedges pleasing to the eye. The solid wood has a beautiful finish, and the metal plate has a shiny surface that accents the laser engraving. Acrylic desk blocks look stylish and modern with color filling in the engraved text. The beauty of these name blocks will make any recipient more than happy to display them on their desk or in their home.

They are PERSONAL.

A personalized gift makes people feel special. Having a desk wedge for their office gives people a sense of pride in themselves and their jobs. For corporate gifting, giving colleagues a desk block with their name and title on it shows you value their contribution to the company. Name blocks with quotes, sayings or expressions of love for friends or family are unique gifts that will last a lifetime.

Executive Desk Wedge

Wooden desk wedges (name blocks) under Christmas treeExecutive desk wedges come in different materials and sizes. The metal plate is fully customizable with your choice of color and finish. Customize one or two lines of text and an optional logo which are laser engraved into the metal plate. We offer to gift wrap your desk wedge for you so that you only need to worry about giving it to your boss, employee or friend.

Acrylic Desk Block

Crystalline acrylic desk blocks make beautiful identification products for your colleagues or friends. The clear, inch-think name blocks come with an optional black backing that makes the engraved text stand out. Select whether the text is laser engraved on the front or the back. Front engraving may include white, gold or silver color filling. With lots of font options, customize one or two lines of text however you want. Desk blocks may also include a logo or an image.

If you have any questions about our executive desk wedges, acrylic blocks or other products, please call us at (800) 272-5729. We wish you happy holiday shopping!

Name Tags: Not Just A Label

October 10th is recognized as World Mental Health Day. So what does this mean for name tags? And what does that have to do with a label?

adhesive name badge used instead of a labelIt’s easy to start labeling people. How many times during a day do we label someone without conscious thought? It can be a simple label like teacher, boss or cashier. But we have to be careful when using these labels. While they describe something someone is doing, they do not always make up someone’s true character.

So, what does this have to do with name tags? Well, when someone puts on a name tag, they are representing something so much more! They are representing the company or cause for which they are working. They are also representing themselves. And what a great battle that can be sometimes.

“If everybody wears name tags, no more fighting, no more intolerance and no more disrespect,” said Scott Ginsberg in his blog.

When donning a name tag, it becomes an act of acknowledging people for who, rather than what, they really are. Calling people by their given name helps to make them feel truly special.

“A few years ago I gave a speech to a group of individuals with disabilities. I was terrified. I thought the message would go completely over their heads. And I assumed that their intelligence level would keep them from understanding me. I was wrong. They loved it. Best audience I’ve ever had. Afterward, a young man from the front row ran up to me with a huge smile on his face. And although his mental condition made it very difficult for him to speak, he placed his hand on my chest and said: ‘It’s not the name tag; it’s the heart behind it.’ Just because someone is broken doesn’t mean they can’t teach you,” Ginsberg related on his blog.

using name tags for recognition rather than a labelSo, why do we label people?

Maybe it is because sometimes there are positive attributes that are associated with these labels. And maybe it’s because we simply do not know someone. By wearing a name tag, we become more familiar with those around us.

And, when we start using others names, we are also allowing that labeling barrier to be let down. So, let’s all put on our name tags and remember who we truly are!

People Who Wear Name Tags

From politicians to office managers, all people wear name tags!

While traditionally people wear name tags in the work place or at a convention, some wear them to other events such as conferences and horse races. From babies and pets to famous people, name tags can be seen everywhere!

name tag name badge scott ginsberg the name tag guy people who wear name tagsFrom Scott Ginsberg, “People wear name tags more often than you think. The majority of retail establishments, stores and other social gatherings require name tags for several purposes. Sometimes it’s for security. Other name tags are solely for identification. But simply stated, people wear name tags for one reason: so other people can use their names for friendlier, more personable service and conversation.”

Recently even Prince William and his wife Catherine were even spotted wearing name tags! They were sporting the bright purple name tags at the recent, and annual, Royal Ascot (a five-day social horse racing event). Rather than keeping with traditional first and last names, they were labeled with “HRH (His/Her Royal Highness) The Duke/Duchess of Cambridge.”

Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge along with James Meade people who wear name tags at Royal Ascot Photo Chris Jackson - Getty Images

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at The Royal Ascot - people who wear name tags (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

Titles are often used in office settings or in retail environments, thus making managers and head staff stand out a bit more from other employees. Titles are also handy during a conference or convention to separate attendees from staff. Staff can range from the workers and servers to speakers and presenters. While typically titles are kept brief, remember to not sell anyone short when using their title on a name tag or name badge.

So, what other people wear name tags? Even politicians have been known to wear a name tag. Typically it has a support message along with their name and title encouraging the viewer to remember their cause as well as their name.

Another person who might wear a name tag is: YOU!
Have you ever worn a name tag for a job or other purpose? If so, where and when?

Something to always remember about name tags:

“A person’s name is the sweetest sound they will hear in any language. When you use their names, you will make them feel appreciated, welcome and important. Maybe it’s printed on a plastic clip. Maybe it’s written on a paper name tag. Even if it hangs from a lanyard, stares you in the face, look at it, and SAY IT!” exclaims Scott Ginsberg.

A Complete Guide to Badge Reels

Retractable badge reels are easy to use and show proper identification.

badge reels and personal identification are a great way to brand employees and volunteers

What are badge reels?
Badge reels are a personal identification accessory that allows someone to keep their name tag on them at all times. Typically, badge reels are made from a durable plastic and contain a retractable cord making them perfect for “functional” name tags, name badges and badge holders. They come with either a bull dog clip or a belt clip. They can also be ordered with a lanyard to wear it around your neck. They also give the option of customizing the fabric with logos and text as well as the reel casing. A customized lanyard with a badge reel will help make any brand stand out from the competition.

How does a retractable badge reel work?
The retractable cord is simply pulled away from the casing and then released to have it slide back in. This feature is perfect when needing to keep a name badge or other item easily accessible.

Who typically uses these retractable badge reels?
They are commonly used in office complexes and other organizations. Students are also frequently seen wearing badge reels. You can find them everywhere. Not only are they great for photo identification and name tags, but they can also hold keys and smaller items such as mini tools.

badge reels with lanyards are great for text and logosWhere are they used the most?
Retractable badge reels are most often used at companies and organizations with keyless entry systems. However, they can be used anywhere you might see personal identification. Any business, school or organization can benefit from the use of these retractable badge reels. They are handy to have at meetings and conventions as most of the styles can be custom made with text and logos. Customize a badge reel to market your brand and company anywhere.

When are these commonly seen?
With an extendable cord, these retractable reels are perfect for any occasion. Use them to hold badge holders or other photo identification during conventions, conferences and other such meetings. They are also a great tool to attach to keys or other items that need to be kept accessible. Both options (with or without a lanyard) can be fully customized to promote any brand or logo.

Why should you use a these reels?
These retractable badge reels are increasing in popularity due to their simple and effective promotional uses. They come in a variety of colors and styles. The unique feature of the retractable cord makes these ideal for offices and other companies that use photo identification which is also used as a key or time card.