BBQ-s, camp-outs, family reunions keep everyone busy.
Summer is also the best time to get a deal on banners! From September to June we are always very busy with the Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, Palm Sunday, Easter and Memorial/Independence Day’s banners that we don’t have a lot of room to make special deals.
But in summer we can make those deals! So, if you’ve been thinking about buying sets of banners for your church, now is the time!
Call us with your wish list and let us work a deal for your church!
Here is a great idea for contemporary colors-
The best looking banners we’ve seen coming out of the shop lately are on black moire’ with gold letters.
These black banners are just beautiful! They are very contemporary and great for year round use.
Another great color is brown with gold letters and black accents.
Visit our site to view more banners – www.christianbanners.com
How many weddings have you been to this summer? We have been getting a lot of orders for Wedding banners in the last few months.
There are other Wedding banners on our website, but these are our personal favorites this year… because they could be used through the summer season – as well as just for the wedding.
The flower and leaf border can easily accommodate other verses too.
May God bless all those newlyweds!!
see other wedding banners here
Here’s a list of the types of banners you’ll find as you travel the interwebs, and their pros and cons.
Printed Vinyl – These are great for outdoors. When you need to promote a VBS or a special occasion at your church like Christmas / Easter programs, these are perfect! Not recommended for use inside the church for anything other than a short term promotion.
Printed Fabric – These banners are fairly inexpensive and you can print pretty much whatever you want on them. They are single layer fabric with just a rolled hem all around and need to be pulled tight by a stand. That’s where they get expensive. A stand for these banners can be anywhere from $50 to $200 each.
Embroidered – Machine embroidered banners are the Rolls Royce of the banner world. This is the way banners were made in times past, and still are produced by some companies. However, they are very expensive! A professionally made 48 inch by 24 inch banner can run about $1,200. Even if you have very talented seamstresses in your church who you think can do this kind of job, they will most likely tell you all about the problems, with fabric puckering and machine stress in making these types of banners.
Embellished – This has the attributes of the embroidered banner, but uses modern materials and construction to cut production time and achieve stunning effects.
I will spend more time talking about the embellished banner since that is our area of expertise.
The main difference you’ll notice when viewing an embellished banner is in the different fabrics and materials used, and how these elements reflect and react to the ambient light in the room. Ambient light is not direct light, but indirect. These banners can “come alive”, when a printed banner, which may have a beautiful graphic, will appear “flat”.
Usually the only sewing that goes into the embellished banners is in the background itself.
There are varying degrees of quality with embellished banners. Two factors are involved here, first the quality of the materials. Top quality materials hang better, wear better, show better, and cost more.
Second the care, methodology, and expertise of the workers who make the banner. In our experience it takes years to become a master banner maker… and that’s if you are mentored by a master!
An Embellished Church Banner can last for many years. We have customers that set-up and take-down every Worship Service year in and year out. Banners that we made in 1995 still look great. Proper storage and handling are important, and we look forward to a future blog to explain how to care for your banners.
Our hope is that this blog has helped you to understand what types of Church Banners are available… and what will be right for you.
At Christian Banners for Praise and Worship we are here for you. Please leave us a comment below and let us know what you would like to see in our next blog.
If your thinking about purchasing Embellished Banners for your empty church walls, please visit us.
Church Praise and Worship Banners can help focus our wandering minds on God, His Word, His Promises, and His Attributes.
And that’s a good thing… Praise HIM!
Looking for a banner for your church?
Are you a member of a banner committee who is trying to get a grasp of what’s available and why the prices for worship banners vary so widely? Read on I think we can help you.
You see all types… of banner companies on the web. Some good… some not so much. It’s really all about what you’re looking for. Worship Banners run the spectrum from paper or felt glued to a background, all the way to hand appliqued and hand embroidered banners.
In years past it was usually the ladies of the church who would get together and make the most beautiful banners ever! Groups of ladies (men are allowed also) are still working today producing fantastic banners.
What has changed is time available for the banner ministry… it’s hard for people to dedicate the time and space for a banner ministry.
That’s where a professional banner company can help the banner ministry of your church. Many times it takes purchasing some banners for your church to get the ministry rolling. A good way to do this is with a memorial fund; people see the banners, how they transform the church, and they want to get involved.
What to look for when choosing a banner company:
You’re taking a big step ordering a banner that will be displayed before the whole church body, so make sure you are comfortable with the company you choose to work with.
Another good thing to ask is “what if we don’t like the banner?” find out what the return policy is.
Check back next week for part 2 …when we will discuss the specific materials and construction of different kinds of Church Banners!
Planning which Church Banners you need for the upcoming season
Yes, I know it sounds crazy but now is the time to start thinking about your Christmas Banners. This is especially true if you are working with a Church Banner Committee as it always takes longer to make decisions when many people are involved. Here are some things to think about when planning your Christmas banners, Advent banners and church Christmas decorations.
Talk to the right people
First, ask your Pastor what theme he is going with this year and if he has any special verses or graphics (Shepherds, Star, Wise Men, Manger, Angels) he wants the congregation to be focused on during this season.
Second, talk to your Minister of Music about these same things. These two people will most likely already have talked to each other about their plans for the season and the Music Minister, being more artfully minded (no offense here, really) will have some great ideas too.
Third, take this information to the Banner Committee, Pray, ask God for direction and soft, yielding hearts for the committee members. Now it’s time to start brainstorming. Write down all the ideas, let people make sketches, gather all this info and put it up on a board and have the individual members explain what their idea is and why. After this is done it’s a great time to end the meeting. End in prayer and ask everyone to go home and think about ALL of the ideas presented and be ready to come back next time ready to work together.
Design and Budget
By the next meeting you should have a general idea of where you are going with your Church Banners for Christmas. Now you can start discussing colors and banner designs. If you are having these banners made by a professional banner company, this would be the time to contact them and have them take your information and come up with a design for you. Be sure to find out if they charge for design workups, this can be costly( did we mention we don’t charge our customers for this?). Be aware that if you are going to have your banners made professionally, these companies start getting pretty busy by the end of September, so make sure you get in there early as you will want these banners ready to hang on Thanksgiving weekend.
When the question arises “Where can I buy a Christmas Banner for my Church?” we hope you will visit us.