My Van Got Lettered Today!! (W/ Pics)

Business By indydebi Updated 24 Apr 2008 , 6:20am by Sugar_Plum_Fairy

indydebi Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 4:11am
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I finally got it ..... my name on my van. Gosh, I think this is more exciting than my own kitchen!

Originally I only ordered decals on the back windows, but the "weddings, catering, cookies" was added at no extra charge because he said that big white space was just crying out for something to be put in it. When I tried to insist on paying him, he said, "Just bring me some cookies for my son!" I said, "Deal!"

I also ordered lettering for my shop door (FINALLY!) and since his son had a gymnastics class at the place across the street from me, he told me he'd install it for me at no extra charge!

I think he's getting cookies AND a cake!

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indydebi Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 4:14am
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Oh! Almost forgot! The lettering guy said while the van was sitting in the parking lot, he noticed a lady standing next to it, so he watched her to see what she was doing ..... he finally figured out that she had a notepad and was writing down my info! I told him, "Well, if she orders even a small catering, then the lettering job has paid for itself!" thumbs_up.gif

littlecake Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 4:32am
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He did a very nice job....I bet you get tons of biz..."cater it simple"....that's so cool...everyone likes to keep things simple.

Mike1394 Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 9:57am
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Very nice. icon_biggrin.gif


julzs71 Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 10:02am
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looks good

nikki72905 Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 10:17am
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looks awesome !

Deana Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 10:34am
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I'm so excited for you! It's wonderful when good things happen to great people like you!

The lettering looks fantastic! Are you prepared for all the business it is going to generate? You go girl!!

dg10148 Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 10:53am
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Wow he did a nice job . I hope you get tons of new orders.

Homemade-Goodies Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:02am
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Terrific!! I've been dinking around with that idea for my car...sounds like you're already improving business, bet it'll do the same for me!

Enjoy your new status in the business world, Debi!!!

Erdica Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:04am
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Awesome!!! How exciting!!! Hope you get lots of new orders!

yummymummy Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:13am
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That lettering will pay for itself! thumbs_up.gif Congrats !!! icon_biggrin.gif

tenleysmommy Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:15am
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Wow looks great!I am sure itwill generate at lot of buisness,I found my cater(wedding)by writting the number down on the side of her van.Too bad it wasn't you! icon_wink.gif

kneadacookie Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:28am
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so, where do you go for something like that??
and can i ask a ballpark figure???
i wanted to get those stick on letters to put on the back of my van, but i'm so clueless

Momof4luvscakes Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:29am
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I absolutely love it! I am trying to decide what I want to get on mine. The magnetic signs are getting old and outdated. Yours makes me want to run out today and get it done! icon_biggrin.gif

beachcakes Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:40am
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Awesome! Congratulations! May it bring you many many orders! icon_smile.gif

indydebi Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:41am
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Originally Posted by kneadacookie

so, where do you go for something like that??
and can i ask a ballpark figure???
i wanted to get those stick on letters to put on the back of my van, but i'm so clueless

For all 3 sides of the van plus the lettering on my front door (pic to follow later today!), with tax and everything, it was under $250. For all of those letters!

These letters are also a higher quality than the press-on letters that you might find in Staples. THese actually look painted on!

One wedding cake will pay for this job! thumbs_up.gif

indydebi Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:43am
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Oh.... it was a place called "Signs Now".

robinscakes Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:48am
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How exciting! Good for you! Hope the mobile advertising brings you lots of business!

Donnagardner Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:48am
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How awesome is that guy!!! Nice lettering too.

aligotmatt Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:51am
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That's great Debi!! I got car magnets and I was so excited, I can't imagine having the whole van lettered! woohoo!!

fiddlesticks Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:52am
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Looks great ! Next time I go to Indy Im going to look for that Van driving around ! So If you hear someone hooking ????LOL!

busymom9431 Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:54am
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thumbs_up.gif It looks wonderful!!!!! He did good work. Do you ever ask how if they were referred by someone or how they heard of you? Just wondering if you kept track of stuff like would be interesting.
Congratulations on the new advertising!

Suzycakes Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:55am
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That looks awesome Debi!! Love the style of lettering and design . . . ya done good girl!


suzylynn58 Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:56am
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Looks great! can't wait to get my kitchen so I can letter my van.


fiddlesticks Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 11:58am
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DUH!!! I mean HONKING AT YOU lol!!!

drgaddy Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 12:03pm
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Dear indydebi, that is a very nice job (and price) on the lettering! Congrats! I have a question - is the back of your van customized for catering/cakes and if so, would you mind sharing which features you find the most useful. Thanks!

kneadacookie Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 12:15pm
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thank u thank u
there's a sign place right down the street i guess i always assumed it was big signs for the front of a store

sugarplumdiva Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 12:19pm
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Congrats Debi! The van looks beautiful.

FromScratch Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 12:42pm
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OOOOOH!!!! It looks great Debi!! WTG!

mommicakes Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 12:42pm
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icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif Congrats to you Debi!!!!

van looks great. I'm sure now you will be extremely busy, make sure you have extra batteries for your telephone now. and be ready!!

YOU GOT A GREAT DEAL!!!! thumbs_up.gif

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