Giant Check Photos Demonstrate Your Collective Impact (for Years to Come)
A giant, novelty check is a reminder to others about the impact of generosity. By framing the donation photo somewhere prominent, like a front desk or main office wall, you can inspire visitors for years to come. When someone enters your shop, they can reflect on the contribution. They may make a donation to the same charity or ask about your next fundraiser so they can play a part. In addition, employees and customers will have a greater understanding of the values your business upholds. This helps with your business identity and attracts customers and employees who have similar values.
Okay, but Can You Cash a Huge Check?
Ah, yes. The big question you didn’t know you had. The short answer is yes; the long answer, possibly. In order to transfer money, a bank needs certain information. However, nothing prevents you from submitting that information on other parchment.
What may get in your way is the bank red tape. While you might have all the information you need for a lawful transaction, your bank might have rules about non-standard sizes and designs.
There’s an article on cashing big novelty checks that explores the topic more in-depth for the curious. It also happens to detail one of the best examples of a non-standard check getting cashed: the story of Patrick Combs, who signed a junk-mail check for $90k with a smiley face and successfully cashed it at the bank.
A giant check is non-standard in a different way than a junk mail check. If the bank accepts it, the teller might just transfer the information to a standard size version and submit it. For this reason, many prize winners, like those from choose to keep their big novelty checks as a souvenir.
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Are you raising money for a good cause? Would you like to celebrate what your employees and customers raise in a novel way? Do you want the potential to attract more business and donations? A giant check is a great way to do it.
At Center City Print, we have 4ft x 2ft donation checks available in foam or coroplast. If you’re running a fundraiser and need a check, we have you covered. We also offer a variety of print products and marketing services, from stickers and labels to trade show displays. Place your order online, or give us a call today!