Let's talk military homecoming signs!
To start, you certainly don’t need a sign for your military homecoming. Making - or getting - a sign is a great way to celebrate the end of the deployment. Once the sign is in-hand, you know homecoming is getting closer. For my husband's second deployment, I made a sign because, well, I love glitter and had no idea what to expect at the homecoming and thought it might be nice to have something to do with my hands!
If you’re not super creative or don’t have the resources to create your own sign, that’s okay! Etsy has a bevy of amazing creators, or post in your local military spouse Facebook group for suggestions.
Now the big question: what route do you take with your sign? There are so many different ways to welcome home your loved one.
- Include an inside joke. Put something on the sign only you and your loved one will understand. They’re bound to find you in a crowd that way.
- Play on their name or unit. One of my favorites: “you’re looking foxy” for a Marine in Purple Foxes.
- Fatheads or a sign with their face on it. They always make me laugh, and it’ll definitely stand out from the crowd!
- Have your kids make the sign. They can each make their own sign and decorate it the way they’d like. It’s a great way to introduce the idea of homecoming, as well.
- Reference the numbers of days they’ve been gone. It’s a great marker for you, too, of what you’ve accomplished!
- Don’t discount the power of a simple “welcome home” or “we missed you!”
You’ve made the sign and you’re at the reunion. You’re about to be reunited! But what do you do with the sign? I always tell my clients to leave it wherever we are. We’ll find it later.
Check out some of my favorite signs from clients, and contact me to book your homecoming!