5 Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas

With father’s day right around the corner it’s time to start planning how you will celebrate the father in your life.  Forget the neck ties and coffee mugs and take your gift giving to the next level with these unique father’s day gift ideas.  There’s something for every budget and type of dad, from sporty guys to not so sporty guys and everything in between.

  1. An experience- What better way to celebrate him than experiencing something amazing together?  Zip-lining, mountain biking, trip to the museum, road trip, movies, concert tickets, golfing range.  Think of what he enjoys doing in his free time and find something you know will wow him.
  2. Lessons-  From guitar lessons to hockey training sessions to writing classes, the possibilities are as endless as his hobbies and passions.
  3. TIME ALONE-  This one doesn’t cost a thing.  Why does he spend so much time in the bathroom?  Because he likes time to himself.  Pick a day, pack up the kids and let him know you’ll be back in a few hours.
  4. Throw him a party, could there be a better reason to throw a party than to celebrate the father of your children or your father?  Get the family in on it and make it a surprise.  A guest book at the entrance of the party will give you and all of his loved ones a chance to let him know how much he means to you and is sure to become a lasting memory for him to cherish.
  5. A truly unique gift will always be the homemade cards with small handprints and wobbly printing, those gifts are the ones that let him know he’s the best Daddy ever.

Father’s Day comes just once a year so take some time to show him you put some thought into his gift. No matter what you give him, if he know’s you’ve put time and effort into it he will appreciate it.  

Would love to hear what gifts you’ve given that have blown his socks off?  Let me know in the comments section.

 

Black Friday Sale – One Day Only!

Black Friday is Friday Nov 28th and Christmas is around the corner.  It's a great time to get your holiday Black Friday Sale1 day onlyNovember 28,(1)shopping underway.  Our banners are personalized and unique and we offer free shipping on all orders to Canada and US locations. See our FAQs for restrictions.  For orders shipping outside of Canada and the US please contact us.

Have fun shopping for the perfect keepsake and enjoy 20% off all banners in our shop.  Go to our shop here and enter 'blackfriday' at checkout.

Happy shopping!

 

Website launch Anniversary

Exactly one year ago today we launched Knock Knock Banners website!! The amazing Dahna Weber, CEO of MINC and her team did an amazing job understanding our vision and a year later we still love it. It fully embraces our brand and beauty of all our banners. Our site provides our visitors with information about us and what we do, updated with the latest information about our products and it’s user-friendly navigation makes it easy to browse through our pages.

To celebrate this anniversary we are launching our new 2014 Christmas collection. We have new adorable Christmas Bedroom Door Banners and Christmas Family Name Banners that sparkle with the joy and spirit of Christmas.  Santa's Furry Friends Door Banner Winter Wonderful Door BannerChristmas Family Name BannerThis past year has been awesome and we’ve met amazing new friends from all over the world. A huge thank you to our clients, fans and followers and we look forward to another year ahead!!

Helen

Thanksgiving Signature Banner

AAA reported that in 2013 43.4 million Americans will travel during the Thanksgiving holiday period. For many Americans Thanksgiving is a big celebration and some say bigger than Christmas.

In honor of this special holiday in the US, we're thrilled to introduce a new Signature Banner to our collection.  The Thanksgiving Signature Banner is designed with the holiday spirit of family gathering, warmth and sharing in mind.  The host will be busy preparing a feast and excited to receive family and friends.  Why not bring them the gift of love?  This banner is personalized with the hosts name and the year is shown on the center pumpkin.  Family and friends can sign their name or leave a note of thanks. For the family hosting, Thanksgiving 2014 will always be remembered!Thanksgiving Signature Banner

Visit our shop under Occasions to order your Thanksgiving Signature Banner.  In order to get your banner on time the deadline to order is November 6th, 2014.

We look forward to hearing from you and please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Happy shopping and Happy Thanksgiving :)

Helen

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What’s In A Name?

We hope you enjoyed our most recent “What’s in a Name” blog post about Kate.

Our signature banners are designed so guests can leave congratulatory messages and messages of love at an event. Or celebrated her Bat Mitzvah this year and all the guests, including the kids signed her banner.20140610_210626_resized

Or’s parents didn’t make a list or had any preference when discussing what name they would give their daughter. They left it up to the universe to show them a sign. Around mid-term Or’s mother took a much needed nap in the afternoon. She had a dream that her baby wanted her to call her Or so she called her husband and it was decided. It’s incredible when a dream turns into reality.

According to behindthename.com Or can be for a girl or boy and means ‘light’ in Hebrew. Other variations are Ora and Orah.

Or is a unique name which is mostly used in Israel. Do you know anyone famous with the name Or?

This Or’s story and we would love to hear yours. Did you name your child Or or any variation of the name?

Was your child named after a family member? Celebrity? What was your process in selecting your child’s name? We would love to hear your "how I named my baby" story.

Stay tuned for another blog post of one of the names on our clients banner.

I look forward to hearing from you!
Helen

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What’s in a Name?

We hope you enjoyed our first “What’s in a Name” blog post last week. Josie and Jacob are brother and sister and their birthdays are a month apart. They each got as a gift their own birthday banners for their rooms. Josie loves her birthday princess banner and Jacob has fun showing off his soccer birthday banner to his friends.

Jacob’s parents each made their own list of baby names. Since he was the first born the search was long. Mom and Dad shared their lists but unfortunately neither of them liked the others. One day they decided on Jacob and that was that!

According to behindthename.com Jacob is pronounced JAY-keb and other variations are Jaycob and Jakob (Swedish/Norwegian/Danish). Wikipedia states that Jacob was the most popular boys name in the US from 1999 to 2012. It is derived from the Greek name lakobos and Hebrew name Yaakov. In the old testament his name is explained as the ‘holder of heel’ or ‘supplanter’.

Here are some famous people named Jacob according to Babynamefacts.com:

JACOB ABBOTT, Author
JACOB D. BEAM, Diplomat
JACOB BELL, football player
JACOB BENDER, football player
JACOB BIGELOW, Botanist
JACOB BRUMFIELD, baseball player
JACOB CLEAR, 2008 Olympic athlete - Australia - Canoe/Kayak Flatwater
JACOB CRUZ, baseball player
JACOB EPSTEIN, Sculptor
JACOB FIGNER, football player
JACOB FORD, football player
JACOB GIBB, 2008 Olympic athlete - United States - Beach Volleyball
JACOB H. GILBERT, Politician
JACOB GRIFFIN, football player

This is Jacob’s story and we would love to hear yours. Did you name your child Jacob or any variation of the name? It is a very popular name!

Was your child named after a family member? Celebrity? What was your process in selecting your child’s name? We would love to hear your "how I named my baby" story.

Stay tuned for Josie’s story next week :)
Helen

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Baptism Signature Banner

Here are the before and after pictures of a new baptism signature banner.  This banner was designed for a baby boy celebrating his holy communion. A guest is leaving a personal message and as he grows his parents will be able to read all the heartfelt messages.  A beautiful keepsake that will last a lifetime.

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New Bat Mitzvah Banner

Here are the before and after pictures of our latest signature banner.  Our client loved her daughter's bat Mitzvah banner!  The guests gathered around and left heartwarming messages of love for her special occasion.  This banner captured the essence of the celebration and will be a conversation piece that will last a lifetime.  Congratulations to the lovely young lady :)

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Father’s Day

Father’s Day is fast approaching! Our Family Name Banner is the perfect gift for Dad!  Click on our photo gallery to see how exquisite they are. Choose from our various styles and colors in our shop.  If we don't have the exact color you are looking for contact us and we will be happy to discuss options. The Family Name Banner can be placed above a door, in the entrance of a home, on the wall above a couch, on a buffet or fireplace mantel.  A perfect gift to show your love!

We look forward to hearing from you.

Blue theme black box present gift with polka dot ribbon and white heart shape tag with Happy Fathers Day message

 

Signature Banner – A treasured keepsake for a university graduation!

Stephanie graduation bannersmallerA signature banner to capture memories for my step-daughter’s university graduation. Our family and friends celebrated this special occasion on a beautiful summer day. The banner was signed with messages of love and best wishes.

Stephanie loves her beautiful personalized banner that reminds her of the huge accomplishment in her life. Her signature banner is hanging on her office wall and is a great conversation piece for visitors.

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