The Wish Designs, Inc. Blog

Welcome to Wish Design Inc.'s interactive blog. We celebrate nearly 25 years of business with three online resources to better connect you to our work, custom designs, and unique products. Visit our website at, find us on Facebook, and get an inside look into our company and work here on our blog. Thanks for visiting. We appreciate your business and your feedback.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Lehigh Valley!

Happy Thanksgiving, Lehigh Valley! This is the time of year to express our thanks. We are thankful for our customers from coast to coast, the Wish Designs team, the Lehigh Valley community, our family and friends, and YOUR support which allows us to do what we love in a community where we love to work. We design signs, door art, furniture, and embroidered and screen printed apparel because we are custom designers at heart. And we are proud to be a Lehigh Valley business.
On Thanksgiving morning, we ran the Nazareth Pumpkin Pie 5K to benefit the Nazareth, PA YMCA. Nazareth families were out in the cold to cheer us on, friends watched from their windows, and over 600 people ran together through town as snow fell softly to the ground. This is the pleasure of being a local Lehigh Valley small business owner.
We are a part of the community, proud to support it, and thankful for your support in return. We, on behalf of the Wish Designs team, hope that you had a beautiful Thanksgiving! Thank you for your business, your support, and your friendship.

Fred and Elaine Schneider

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

If It's in Our Forest, It's in Our Gift Store!

Do you know what's great about the San Bernardino National Forest Association? They work tirelessly to protect and preserve one of our most beloved National forests. We love working with them because they say "if it's in our forests, it's in our gift stores." Their gift stores are the perfect home for custom-designed Wish Designs apparal. They feature unique, educational, unusual, nature-inspired product lines. We design to accurately and artistically represent the forests' unique landscape, flora and fauna so that when you shop for a t-shirt or sweatshirt, you bring home a piece of the forests' essence.
Located in Southern California, San Bernardino National Forest welcomes more visitors each year than Yellowstone and Yosemite combined. While the number of visitors to US national parks has nearly doubled in the last 5 years, funding for the National Forest has decreased. The National Forest Association works to fill that gap. It runs conservation and education programs to promote respect for the forest, stewardship, and forest-related fun.

Support their efforts by visiting the San Bernardino National Forest, volunteering for the Forest Association, making a donation, or shopping in their gift stores. And be sure to look for Wish Designs screen printing and embroidery when you're there. To learn more about how you can help to protect and preserve San Bernardino National Forest, visit

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sigal Museum: A Sign of Lehigh Valley's History

This summer, Wish Designs, Inc. was approached to custom-design a sign for the entrance of the Sigal Museum in Easton, Pennsylvania. As a Lehigh Valley business, we love projects like this. To us, the opportunity to design a sign for one of the region's newest and most exciting museums is an opportunity to support the Lehigh Valley community and a source of local pride. The Sigal museum brings our local history to life and we are thrilled to design a sign that draws the Lehigh Valley's attention to the museum and to our shared history. Wish Designs designed and manufactured the sign, made of LED back-lit stainless steel channel letters.

If you haven't visited the Sigal Museum yet, its 33,000 square foot facility is located at 342 Northampton Street in Easton. It is the new home of the museum, collection of local archives, and the Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society offices.

The Sigal Museum opened in mid-August 2010 to the public. For more information and to see a picture of the entranceway and Wish Designs sign, visit Additional information can also be found on Lehigh Valley Live. If you are interested in a custom-designed sign for your business or organization, visit or call Fred Schneider at 610-614-0644.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Joshua Tree: Design and Embroidery

We are extremely proud of a new custom designed Joshua Tree tshirt that will be featured in the Joshua Tree National Park gift shops this winter/spring season. This tshirt showcases an artistic combination of screenprinting and embroidery. The screenprinted landscape was designed and hand drawn by Wish Designs graphic artist, Frederick Schneider. The embroidered tree adds detail and depth.
We love designing for US National Parks. It is easy to be inspired by our country's most beloved natural treasures. We are sure that you will agree that the California desert comes to life in this design.

If you are visiting Joshua Tree National Park this winter or spring to enjoy the landscape covered in blooming joshua trees, be sure to stop by the gift shop to see one of our latest custom designs. For more information on Joshua Tree National Park, visit Visit to find out about how Wish Designs can serve your business or organization or park with custom design, embroider, and screen printing.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bank Entrance Sign

If you live in the Lehigh Valley or in the Poconos, PA, chances are you drive pass at least one Wish Designs sign every day. The Wish Designs design team prides itself on quality custom design work. We create artistic, professional, quality signs to represent your business or event. This bank entrance sign which can be seen outside the First National Bank of Palmerton in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania is a perfect example. The sign is internally illumniated, double sided, and mounted on an architectural monument. If you pass this sign when driving through Wind Gap, think of us at Wish Designs. If you don't live in the region, think of Wish Designs the next time you need a sign for your business or event.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Design for Sabino Canyon

Wish Designs, Inc. recently discovered Sabino Canyon in Tucson, Arizona. Known for the Saguaro Cacti that line the horizon and the rugged landscape that climbs to Thimble Peak, Sabino Canyon is a breathtaking display of desert beauty. We recently had the pleasure of custom designing a t-shirt that is currently for sale in the Sabino Canyon Public Lands Interpretive Association gift shop. The design incorporates a screen printed sketch of the canyon with a tall and mighty embroidered Saguaro. We hope that this design allows you to bring Sabino Canyon back home with you. For more information on Sabino Canyon, visit Public Lands Interpretive Association or Friends of Sabino Canyon.