Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Biggest Loser Contest

Banners.com Employee Biggest Loser Contest - Let's Get Healthy!


This year we decided to have a company wide "Biggest Loser Contest" in order to promote a healthy lifestyle among our employees. The winner will be the employee with the largest overall percentage of weight lost. Any employee who beats our boss, Ryan, will also be a winner. Our employees have compiled a list of their favorite healthy foods, exercises and other weight loss tips and tricks.

Healthy Foods:

Exercise Tips:
"My favorite tool for running, jogging and walking is the Map My Run app. It records your distance, time and routes and saves them. You can see how many miles you have done in a year, month, week. I use it a lot for training for the 1/2 marathon, but I also use it when I walk the dog." - Ashley B.
"I don't like working out. It's not fun. It helps when you have something to keep your mind off of exercising. I've been biking while I'm watching the Wild games and Games of Thrones on TV. A full episode is an hour so I've been getting about 25 miles in instead of just sitting on the couch." - Evan P.
Healthy Tips:
"My biggest thing is to remember 'most times you are not hungry, you are just dehydrated.' So drink water! Lots of water!" - Ashley B.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Custom Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Get Your Mother A Unique Mother's Day Gift from Banners.com!

Mother's Day Gift Ideas | Banners.com

If you are looking for a unique, memorable gift for Mother's Day, check out these awesome Mother's Day gift ideas!

Framed Canvas Wall Art for Mother's Day
Canvas Wall Art has the look and feel of a classic painted canvas, and they make great Mother's Day gifts! If you have a photograph of you and your mom, you can turn the photograph in to a custom canvas! You can use a single photo or use multiple photos to make a collage. You can also put quotes onto the canvas.
Mother's Day Gift - Framed Canvas Wall Art | Banners.com
Mother's Day Gift - Framed Canvas Wall Art
Canvas Wall Art Design Options
There are three ways you can order your framed canvas wall art. You can browse our templates and design online, upload your own file or work with our graphic designers. In our online designer, you can add backgrounds, clip art, text and upload photographs. If you are looking to make a canvas with a photograph, the best way to order is by working with one of our graphic designers. They can help you with the pictures, adding text and backgrounds for the canvas.

Custom Wall Graphics for Mother's Day Gifts
Wall Graphics are commonly used to decorate the interior of your house. They can also be used as a Mother's Day gift! You can get a custom quote printed. One common quote is "Home is Where Your Mom is."
Mother's Day Gift - Custom Wall Graphic | Banners.com
Mother's Day Gift - Custom Wall Graphic
Wall Graphic Design Options
There are three ways you can order your custom wall graphics. You can customize a template, upload your own files (best for square cut wall graphics), or you can work with a graphic designer. If you want the words to be cut out, it is best to work with a graphic designer to make sure that the cut paths come out correctly. 

Getting Started on Your Mother's Day Gifts
If you are ready to get started, you can visit our Canvas Wall Art page or our Wall Graphics page. You can also email us or call us at 320.965.9300 to get started.  

Friday, April 11, 2014

How to Make Custom Mother's Day Banners

How to Make Custom Mother's Day Banners in the Online Designer

Mother's Day banners can be used to wish your mom and grandma a Happy Mother's Day. Businesses can also use them to advertise for Mother's Day Brunches and other Mother Day's Sales. Here are step by step instructions on how to create a custom Mother's Day banner online. Go to our Mother's Day banner page to get started. After you select your size, quantity and finishing options you can start designing your banner.

Pick a Design Method - Pick a Mother's Day Banner Template
There are three different ways you can order banners online. You can pick a template, upload a file or work with a graphic designer. We will show you how to order a banner by selecting a template.
Mother's Day Banner Templates | Banners.com
Mother's Day Banner Templates
How to Start Designing a Mother's Day Banner in the Online Designer
When you find a template that you want to customize, put your mouse over the template and click on the "Customize Template" button. This will take you into the online designer. All of the banner templates can be customized.
Mother's Day Banner Template in the Online Designer | Banners.com
Mother's Day Banner Template in the Online Designer

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Minnesota Vikings Dome Banner

Printed Banner of Photo Taken at the Last Vikings Game in the Metrodome

This Photo was taken after the last Minnesota Vikings game ever played at the Metrodome. A friend of mine has been a long time season ticket holder and is the most die-hard Vikings fan I know. He brought me and a few others to the last game of the 2013-2014 season which also happened to be the last game before the Metrodome was demolished to make room for the new Vikings stadium. As the game ended, I took advantage of a great photo opportunity and captured this panoramic with my iPhone.

At first I wasn't quite sure what to do with the picture. I thought it would make a cool wall decoration for my man cave, but I wasn't sure how it would look blown up to the size I wanted it. I sent it over to a Banners.com designer and she assured me that it would look awesome. She sent me a proof that looked good to me, so I gave her the go-ahead to put it into production. When my banners arrived a few days later, I was incredibly impressed with the finished product.
The photo of the banner doesn't even do it justice. This banner is 3 feet tall by 10 feet wide and looks even better than I expected. It will surely be a staple in my rec room for a very long time. I got a couple extra banners printed so I could give one to my friend as a token of thanks for taking us to such a historic game. Being able to see the field from the seats he sat in for so many years will mean so much to him. I'm just glad I was able to be a part of that moment and share it with the biggest Vikings fan I know. Thanks Banners.com for helping me share this awesome piece of Vikings history.

-Purple Kool-Aid Guy