Having a party? A guest book poster is perfect for all occasions. Have your guests sign - then frame and hang for a wonderful keepsake of your event.
But there are a few things to consider before you choose! Here are some top tips to help you decide if they are the right guestbook for you :)
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Guest book posters are a wonderful way to have your party guests leave you a message or well wishes. Rather than a book, which is likely to sit on a shelf after your event, a sign can be framed and hung for a memorable keepsake.
And because they are a little bit different from the norm, your guests will love the idea!
There are a huge range of posters available with different ways of signing. Some are for your guests to write on - but others they can leave a fingerprint and sign next to it. There are a whole range of designs (and colors) available from balloons, to maps, trees and hearts.
When choosing a guest book poster here are some things to think about -
Guest book posters can look beautiful displayed at a party, but your guests will need a firm surface on which to write.
Customers of my guest book posters have used a number of options.
For the sign above, the customer had a 16x20 inch sized poster printed, mounted and laminated onto 18x24 inch foam board. Because this was a sturdy surface she then simply placed it on an easel for her guests to sign.
A table makes an obvious choice - especially if you have space to set the table apart. Because it is flat and not on display, you may need to add a sign to bring it to your guests attention. Or, like this customer below, display a 2nd copy of the sign to catch your guests attention.
More ways to display -
If you purchase your poster on somewhere like Etsy then it may arrive in digital format - be sure to check the listing details. All of the guest book posters in my Etsy store are digital (I am in the UK and I am sure you don't want to wait for me to ship it from there!).
Once you have downloaded your digital file, then you can take it to a local print shop. Just copy the file to your phone or a usb hub. Or my preference is to logon to the printers website and upload the design. You can then arrange for printing and delivery (or collection).
My US customers seen to use these printers -
Wallgreens / Staples / Sam's Club / Office Max / Shutterfly / Costco
In the UK I prefer Vistaprint or Shutterfly.
They all seem to offer different sizes and print finishes, so do shop around to check out your options.
So you have your poster - what pens should you use for signing it?
I hope these guest book poster ideas make you feel confident that this type of sign is the perfect guestbook for your party!