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Gear Up for the Holiday Season with These 5 Must-Have Sign Ideas

October 01, 2020

As the weather begins to cool and days start to get shorter, it won’t be long before the holiday shopping season is upon us. It’s been a rough year for most Seattle businesses, thanks in great part to COVID and the resulting shutdown of our economy.

This is why it’s critically important for businesses to take advantage of every chance they get to undo the damage done by the pandemic. Interior and exterior signs can help your company get an even bigger share of the holiday shopping pie that will soon be upon us.

Read on to learn more about five must-have signs that can help capture attention, build awareness, and drive new sales for your Seattle business.

Indoor and Outdoor Banners 

Banners are a cost-effective way of getting your advertising or promotional message out to a vast number of people. Due in part to their large size, they command attention from far away as they let holiday shoppers know that you’re open for business.

Choose from a virtually unlimited selection of indoor and outdoor banner sizes to meet your marketing needs. Worried about the elements prematurely damaging it? You can add special UV-resistant inks and other materials that will allow your outdoor banner to look amazing for many years to come. 

If you’re looking for something a bit more temporary, retractable banners are the way to go. They’re called “retractable” because they retract into a metal cylinder that provides a safe and easy way to store them. One person can easily set up and take them down, and maintenance is a cinch—simply take a damp rag and wipe off the dirt and dust.


Also known as sandwich signs or A-frames, these highly versatile signs command attention as they sit right outside the front door of your Seattle business. They’re lightweight but strong enough to stand up to the toughest of Puget Sound breezes.

You can have them made in a wide variety of materials, such as PVC plastic or aluminum. Chalkboard, corkboard, and even dry erase are just some of the many options available. When it comes time to close up shop for the day, they fold up compact and will store almost anywhere.

Vehicle Graphics

The average vehicle wrap gets anywhere between 30k to 70k impressions per day! There’s no better way to get your message out to the local community—even when your car, truck, or van is parked on the street, it’s still marketing your business to the other vehicles on the road.

You can opt for a 360-degree, full-color wrap or get a partial vehicle wrap. If your car lease doesn’t allow for a vehicle wrap, you can opt for a full-color magnet sign that’s easily removable and won’t damage or mar the paint. 

If you have the space on your property, consider renting a trailer and wrapping it fully or partially. It will create a massive advertising board that will make it impossible to miss or ignore. 

Window Graphics

Remember back in the 1980s when you had to pay someone to paint your shop windows for the holidays? Those days are gone as full-color, vivid window graphics will help bring on the holiday cheer while advertising sales or promotions. Removable window decals can be used year after year.

Window graphics won’t damage your storefront windows. They’re easy to install and even easier to clean. We can also create floor graphics that will be sure to draw attention from everyone who enters through your front doors. They’re made from high-quality, durable materials and come in a wide selection of finishes and colors.

Social Distancing Signs

There’s no telling what the upcoming flu season will hold. This is why it’s critically important to add social distancing signage to your business. At McNamara Signs, we’ve helped countless local Seattle business design, create, and install the perfect social distancing signage. 

Your customers want to know that you care about their health and safety. A few strategically placed social distancing signs will provide them with peace of mind knowing that you’re doing everything in your power to keep them and your employees safe.

McNamara Signs in Seattle

At McNamara Signs, we can help you design, create, and install the perfect sign that will help increase your holiday sales. Our expert in-house graphic designers will sit down with you and brainstorm ideas for your consideration. 

Once you’ve chosen a design, our state-of-the-art printers and master craftspeople will get to work, creating the perfect sign that will last for a long while. Give us a call today at (206) 284-0809 or contact us via our website. To learn more about how we can help with ideas, design, creation, and installation of your new sign. 

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