The holiday season is just around the corner, so it’s time to start mapping out your church signs sayings for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, and the other holidays that fall around this time of year. Here are some tips to take a strategic, yet engaging approach to your Church Sign Sayings For Thanksgiving and other holiday signage.
What Makes Thanksgiving Signs Unique?
Thanksgiving is unique in that it is a holiday that almost everyone celebrates. In addition, November and December are the two most giving months of the year. For many churches and registered non-profits, 30 percent of their donations are generated during November and December. Yes, it’s the end of the year and tax write-offs may be a motivation, but it’s also the holiday spirit.
November and December (particularly the week of Thanksgiving) are when many non-profits receive so many volunteer requests that they can’t accept them all. Keep all these factors in mind when mapping out your church sign sayings for Thanksgiving, with the intention of spreading the joy as far as possible.
November is also traditionally the signal of the Holiday shopping season, and many sales and promotions happen around this time, to entice people to come to certain stores over others in an attempt to outshine their competition.
Here are some of the top things to share on your holiday signs.
1. Festive Graphics
Let’s start with making things fun. Whether your signs are printed or digital, be sure to add fall leaves, pumpkins, cornucopias, and maybe even a scarecrow. Don’t shy away from the warm fall colors, mixing in shades of orange, red, and brown. The great thing about your festive graphics is that you can often reuse the same graphics, digital clip art, and digital templates each year, just updating the text and tweaking the design a bit.
This is our second pandemic Thanksgiving, so we need inspiration now more than ever. When selecting your inspirational messages keep in mind that while many will return to their usual Thanksgiving gathering this year—many will remain separated from their loved ones. This could be due to having compromised health or the fact that many of our loved ones have relocated to new areas as a ripple effect of the pandemic.
This means your church sign sayings for Thanksgiving should include:
- Scriptures about giving thanks
- Quotes about giving thanks
- Things we can all be grateful for
- Things your church is grateful for
- Inspiring community stories
- How home is where the heart is
- How to stay in touch from afar
- And more!
3. How To Get Involved
Those who volunteer in your church or community are likely to volunteer more often during the holiday season. Those who rarely volunteer are likely to volunteer more during November and December. And a large number of community and congregation members only volunteer during November and December. So, include steps on how to get involved on your digital signs. This includes how to volunteer or donate to your church.
- Dropping off coats for your annual coat drive
- Non-perishable food donations
- Perishable food donations for your community meals
- How to sign up to volunteer
- And more!
4. Church Community Events
If your church or worship center is hosting community events, be sure to post those on your signs. For example, bake sales, craft fairs, specials sermons, and holiday concerts, plays, and programs.
Don’t just post the dates and times but create a few church sign sayings for Thanksgiving events that are catchy and targeted.
- Can’t bake? Thankfully our bake sale is the day before Turkey Day. Pre-order your pies now! Every penny from the proceeds supports our Youth Church Program!
- Looking for the gift for the person who has everything? Come to our craft sale!
- Celebrate the season at our kid’s choir concert!
5. Community Events
Whether you don’t have many community events during Thanksgiving, or you have many, be sure to share a few community-wide events. This might include:
- Seasonal concerts and plays at your local schools
- High school sports team playoffs
- Other non-profits in need of donations and volunteers
- Community holiday festivals
- And more!
6. Engaging Imagery
An image speaks a thousand words, and a video speaks a thousand more! So, in addition to coming up with creative church sign sayings for Thanksgiving add in some festive imagery. This should include images, image slide shows, and videos of the same event last year.
This imagery allows those who drive by your digital sign, open your email newsletter, or come across your printed bulletin to imagine themselves participating in your event. It will encourage them to get active in your community, even if only during this festive time of year.
7. After Images And Results Graphics
When mapping out your holiday communications strategy, be sure to save some space to acknowledge your successes. Share images and specific results for your different holiday initiatives.
- Thank you—we collected over 200 coats this year!
- We fed over 300 people at this year’s community Thanksgiving!
- Our bake sale raised over $1,000 for this year’s toy drive!
- We couldn’t have done it without you—Thank You!
8. COVID Safety Protocols
Your holiday services and events draw some of your largest crowds. To keep your congregation and community safe, you will need to at least comply with local Covid safety protocols. This may include hosting shorter services and events and more services than usual to maintain social distancing.
Be sure to share your service and event protocols on your signage. For example, if masks or proof of vaccination are required to enter or participate. Also, if large groups will be required to sit in smaller groups of 5 or less. Ensuring the protocols are understood will make your holiday services and events run much smoother.
Need A New Digital Sign To Post Your Holiday Cheer?
One of the reasons digital signs are so popular is because they can alternate a variety of messages. To post an effective mix of information, scheduled events, and church sign sayings for Thanksgiving you may need to upgrade your signage. While we provide signage solutions for every industry, church signs are Mega LED Technology’s specialty. From multi-layered outdoor monument signs to strategically placed interior signage. Reach out today to learn more!