My Favorite Things...No Soliciting Signs

On school nights, the kids and I are often in pj's earlier than most people. Especially if Dan is at work.  Curtains are closed.  Porch light is on.  We're snuggled in for the night.  To the passer by, they would {should} know that the porch light and closed curtains mean "do not knock on my door if you are selling something". But there are those people who don't understand those unspoken rules.  So I thought a simple sign might communicate with them better.

I started searching for a 'no soliciting' sign.  But I didn't want a sterile, boring sign like this...

I figured I could paint a sign but didn't feel overly motivated.  Thanks to ebay, I was able to track down the perfect answer...

 I was tired of answering my door to someone wanting to clean my carpets or selling the sharpest set of knives when I was all ready for bed.  But I didn't want to discourage the neighborhood kiddo selling wrapping paper or raising money for fifth grade camp from knocking.  I think this sign kindly gets the point across to those visiting my front porch. {And it happens to look cute, too!}

Our door is black so the sign fits right in...

Thankfully, I have noticed a great decrease in the number of late evening knocks on my door, so our little sign is doing it's job perfectly!!  Thank you ebay!


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