While many businesses partner with sign companies to produce custom signs, you don't need to be a business owner to place a custom order. If you're looking for something unique to hang on an exterior or interior wall of your home, you may wish to contact a local sign company to discuss some ideas. While you can always shop for generic display pieces that say things such as "Home Sweet Home" at your local home decor retailer, having something that is custom will mean significantly more to your family throughout the years. Here are some custom sign ideas to consider for your home.
One idea that may appeal to you is to have a sign that either reflects the year that you and your spouse got married or the year that you bought the home in which you currently reside. A common design that this custom might might adopt is to list your surname, followed by the year in question. For example, you might favor a sign that says "The Robinsons" on one line and "Est. 2014" on the next line. You can discuss building materials, colors, and even fonts with your sign company so that you'll end up with a display piece that complements the surrounding space inside or outside of your home.
Another design to think about is one that lists a number of important dates in your family's history. There are several different ways that you can approach this idea, but one good choice is to list the birth dates of you and your spouse, your marriage date, and the birth dates of each of your children. Simplicity can work well here. For example, a vertical sign that displays each of these dates stacked in a row can look good. While you can add words below each date to explain its meaning, doing so isn't critical.
If you own a cottage, you might wish to evaluate what custom signs can work well in this setting. A lot of people give names to their cottages. If you've done so, a logical choice is to choose a sign design that features this name. For example, the design might read, "Retreat in the Pines." There's nothing wrong with a simple sign design, but you can request the addition of some graphic elements, too. In this scenario, images of some pine trees or a canoe sitting on a dock can work well.