With an epic Election Day coming up on Nov. 3, many homeowners may be inspired to express their political hopes and dreams by planting a presidential yard sign on their front lawn.
But is that really a good idea?
Given how dicey and divisive this political cycle has been, maybe we don’t need another reminder to vote for President Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden, because, let’s face it, a lawn sign won’t change anyone’s mind.
However, we think it’s safe to say that what we could all stand for is a little levity and laughter right at this point. It turns out that there are plenty of lawn signs that can deliver!
If you want to express your state of mind, while keeping politics out of it and preserving your relationship with your neighbors, consider getting one of these funny, fairly inoffensive lawn signs below. They’re guaranteed to get a chuckle from all who pass by without ruffling any feathers.
1. For those who just can’t take it anymore
No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, we can all agree that this year has been rough.
Between a global health crisis (we’re looking at you, coronavirus), devastating natural disasters, an economic downturn, and a mountain of political mudslinging, if you’re so over 2020 (and we think that includes just about everybody), here’s the perfect sign to bring us all together (Etsy, $5.09).
2. For dog lovers
Now here’s a yard sign we can really get behind.
When you think about it, dogs have some really great traits that would make them great presidents—they forgive easily, offer unconditional love to those around them, advocate for naps, and don’t take life too seriously.
If you’re an animal lover, you need to let the world know with this humorous sign (Amazon, $24)—and you won’t offend anyone in the process (except maybe cat lovers). And they can always get their own version, shown up top, from Etsy for $37.49).
3. For ‘Star Wars’ fans
Even if you haven’t watched a single “Star Wars” movie, you’ve probably heard the quote: “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” (And in case you’re now curious, it’s from “Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope,” made in 1977.)
The expression seems fitting this year, especially when you consider all the chaos and turmoil that 2020 has sent our way. Can even Obi-Wan help us now, or are we too far gone?
Fingers crossed. Either way, this cinematic yard sign (Etsy, $16.90) just might make you feel better about our prospects.
4. For people who love to hate Karens
We apologize to all the real Karens out there (it’s been an extra rough year for you, hasn’t it?), but this one was just too funny not to share.
The name Karen has recently become synonymous with a particular type of woman, typically a white, wealthy (or at least middle-class) woman, who isn’t afraid to exercise her privilege.
She might call the police on you for nabbing the last packet of organic tofu, or for just breathing too loud or standing too close while waiting for your latte at Starbucks. Suffice it to say, if you don’t vote for her, she’s going to need to speak to your manager, just like this sign says (Etsy, $12).
5. For rickrollers
If you’ve never been “rickrolled” before, allow us to explain this joke. You see, there’s this funny prank that started on the internet but later made its way into real life.
To “rickroll” someone, all you have to do is trick someone into watching Rick Astley’s 1987 hit song “Never Gonna Give You Up” (this is usually accomplished by a misleading hyperlink that promises to deliver something else).
You can also pull off the prank by subtly incorporating the lyrics of the song into everyday conversation or by buying this yard sign (Etsy, $8.99). Sure, it might go right over some neighbors’ heads, but the ones who do get it will think you’re hilarious and hip with the times.
6. If you’re sick of presidential elections
Or perhaps you think the Trump vs. Biden debate misses the bigger point.
If so, this sign (Amazon, $15.99) could help vent your frustrations and send out a clarion call: Is there anyone out there, anywhere, who can help lead us in the right direction?
7. If you wish the world would just end already
Look, surely the world was in much better shape when the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs pummeled the Earth, right?
Somebody call NASA and see if they can work something out.
In the meantime, you can express your utter lack of hope in 2020 with this despairing yard sign (Etsy, $12.60).
8. If you’re sick of all the conspiracy theories
Conspiracy theories are rampant right now. So while we’re at it, why not revive the legend of Bigfoot? Stranger things have caught on (Etsy, $12.60).
9. If you’re not sure what to say
You want to take a stand—but aren’t sure what’s worth fighting for anymore—or for whom.
If that sums up your feelings, this sign can help express your utter lack of direction (Etsy, $24).