Alternative to Family Reunion T-Shirts
Personalized t-shirts are the Number 1 souvenir that is given out at family reunions across the country. Every year, reunion organizers have to request t-shirt sizes from the entire family that can range from 50 to several hundred people. Especially for the last-minute planners, this task can be very time consuming and difficult. Here are some suggestions on other items you can personalize to compliment the party atmosphere, pay tribute to the family and use your heat press at the same time!
Skip the task of tracking down t-shirt sizes and heat print a family reunion design onto tote bags. Tote bags can be decorated using your heat press and heat transfers. They make great gifts and the family can store their personal items in them when they are at the reunion. Choose inexpensive cotton canvas totes and apply Goof Proof® screen printed transfers to either or both sides. Different colored bags using the same design can be decorated to differentiate the families or add a personalized family name using Express Names™ to one side of the bag, and the main design on the other side.
If you have a family who enjoys cold beverages, you may want to suggest to the reunion organizer to give out Koozies or can coolers as a gift. These foam can coolers keep beverages cold on hot summer days which the guests will love. They are inexpensive and can easily be heat printed using a heat press and heat transfers. If you don’t have a Can Cooler Platen for your heat press, you can lay the Koozies flat on a shirt press and decorate several at once.
Caps, Bandanas, Visors and other Head Wear
Offering personalized head wear won’t be loved by the masses at a reunion however offering a cap, visor or bandana to some of the family members such as the men or children gives a different option instead of a t-shirt or tote bag. Bandanas would be a great idea if family pets are welcome to the reunion. The location of the event may also help sell the option of customizing head wear for your customer’s reunion. Events outdoors such as the beach or amusement park are perfect places for family reunion caps.