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Christmas Tree

Each year we celebrate Christmas with family, friends and co-workers, many of us erect an evergreen tree in our homes as a symbol of Christmas, below is my version of the meaning of the Christmas Tree.

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The initial historical mention of using the evergreen at Christmas was in 12th century Germany, and it was referred to as a “Paradise Tree”. An evergreen fir was erected during the Christmas season as a symbol of the tree of life, which was in the Garden of Eden. The evergreen fir was considered a sign of hope that the spring season was forthcoming, because the fir endured the harsh European winters. Simply enough, through Jesus Christ, we have the hope of everlasting life.

In short; the evergreen lives through winter (difficult times) without fading or losing its needles, many people believe the Christmas Tree represents the immortality of the resurrected Christ.

The lights on the first Christmas Tree were candles, which were to symbolize Christ and his eternal life gift to us. Candles give us light and warmth as it consumes the wax, it’s made from, Jesus gave of his own substance, his life (wax), so that we might find a divine light. Once we discover the divine light for ourselves, we can, through the power of the Holy Spirit, give of ourselves to others.

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Thank you to all our friends, vendors and customers, we exist for you and we appreciate your support.

Everyone here at Heritage wishes you a very Merry Christmas!

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Kevin Smith
Marketing Manager
Heritage Custom Signs

World Central Kitchen Puerto Rico

#ChefsForPuertoRico

#ChefsForPuertoRico

World Central Kitchen founder José Andrés and the World Central Kitchen team arrived in Puerto Rico in September 2017, just a few days after Hurricane Maria wiped out the entire power grid and decimated agriculture and infrastructure. After cooking a few thousand meals from his friend Jose Enrique’s restaurant in Santurce, he began receiving calls for aid from all over the island.

José began to expand operations across the island, mobilizing a network of emergency kitchens, food trucks, and partner organizations to make sure that communities in need received quality meals. The #ChefsForPuertoRico movement quickly grew to serve over 150,000 fresh meals in a single day, in communities across the island, and over 3.6 million total meals served.

#ChefsForPuertoRico

#ChefsForPuertoRico

#ChefsForPuertoRico continues to remain active by empowering chef and food truck partners, through rebuilding grants and investing in agriculture, fishing, and culinary training.

Heritage worked with Jeanette Morelan on the 2018 #ChefsForPuertoRico Dine-N-Dash fundraiser, held in Washington DC.

#ChefsForPuertoRico

#ChefsForPuertoRico

“We came to Heritage with just weeks before our big event, Dine-N-Dash, with an impossible dream: to turn the National Union Building (an event venue in DC) into a pop-up exhibit showcasing our relief work in Puerto Rico. We had a wish list of custom builds and vinyls that other companies said they were unable to do in the time window, at all or without charging an astronomical price. Fortunately, I connected with Kyle, who works with Heritage and he was confident that his team would be able to get everything done.

I worked with Jeff, who oversaw the project from our initial discussion to completion. Jeff was committed to making our event happen within the timeframe and budget, suggesting creative alternatives and coming up with solutions where other companies saw only problems. He provided incredibly timely updates on when we would receive proofs, and always came through on the timeline and deliverables.

The design team took our concepts from basic ideas to professional looking pieces, sometimes within a matter of hours. For example, they created life-size food truck cutouts that matched the food trucks exactly, from just a picture! I was floored by how much they were able to do with so little. As a nonprofit with a small team, it felt like Heritage was the 4th member of our team – committed to making things happen, and not just treating us like another customer.

#ChefsForPuertoRico

#ChefsForPuertoRico

Steve was our lead installer, and was timely, professional, and kind. There was a logistical hurdle in getting one of our vinyls installed, but instead of stressing me out with it not being able to happen, Steve was able to pull together additional resources to make it happen without a hitch.

All this and Heritage still came in with the best pricing by a long shot. I honestly can say that I have never been more impressed with a company’s ability to deliver exactly on their promises, with above and beyond customer service and a sincere commitment to offer the best experience possible to their customers. Because of Heritage, our event wowed over 4,000 guests and provided them with an experience they’ll never forget. I wish all companies had the level of commitment that Heritage did, and rest assured they are my go-to people when I need any kind of printing or design elements in the future.” 

Jeanette Morelan

Heritage Add ReechCraft PowerLift

Heritage Custom Signs & Displays announce the addition of a ReechCraft PowerLift to their commercial sign application services. The lift enables Heritage installers to quickly and easily access heights up to 20’ to install various signage products.

The PowerLift is convenient, secure and easy to use. It provides additional security and safety, while still helping you gain access to difficult-to-reach indoor and outdoor spaces. One person can easily move and operate this equipment up inclines and stairs. The PowerTrak™ System lifts and lowers with a drill. No electronics or hydraulics to maintain. “Tools-Free” mast coupling is fast and safe. Automatically stops platform when not coupled.

“The PowerLift provides us with more capabilities on installs, especially in stores and tight spaces.” Brent Thompson, Heritage Production Manager. “We utilize the lift to add new graphics to our sign shop too!”

Transport wheels roll over the most challenging grounds. Chassis weighs just 136 lbs. for moving up a flight of stairs. With a width of only 30”, the PowerLift rolls easily through single doors and into any elevator.

Hitch Hauler eliminates the need for a trailer. The PowerLift can be loaded and secured in under 15 seconds and no ropes, chains or straps are required.

Kevin Smith
Marketing Manager
Heritage Custom Signs

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Heritage Custom Signs are a veteran owned and operated commercial signage and event signage company with an outstanding reputation for producing high quality products with exceptional customer service.