08 Mar 2011 No Comments
Have you ever had friends come back from vacation and bring you some cute but completely useless trinket / souvenir? Have you yourself ever been out on holiday and found yourself completely lost and clueless as to what to get for your friends? Be creative and try making little personalized sand messages for them.
Personalized sand messages are better than any souvenir you can buy. It will however, only work when you are out on the beach. All you have to do is scribble some message (a short one ideally) on the sand, lie down and take a picture of yourself next to it and voila! You have just created your first ever unique and personalized sand message.
You may opt to create an e-card out of your artwork or have it printed. Once done, you can place some further scribbling on the side, buy a frame and wrap it as a gift. You may also send it via the net, simply as an e-mail message or better, use some online networking tool. (Think facebook, twitter or multiply.)
Giving personalized sand messages is an ingenious way of bringing a piece of your fun filled vacation to your family and friends. Even they will appreciate it rather than receiving some bauble with little or no use to anyone. Personalized sand messages are also perfect little gifts that show that they were thought about during your trip. If anything, it is a thoughtful and appreciative way of telling them you care.
Best of all, sand messages weigh nothing and cost nothing in terms of extra baggage. You will not have to worry what condition they are in when you get back home. There will be no anxiety over broken, torn or ripped souvenirs. They can be sent almost instantaneously and do not need to be shipped or mailed yet they do their job as effectively and well, if not better.
Personalized sand messages are also great ways of updating loved ones that are far away on the latest happenings of your life. If you are hard at expressing yourself in words, then express yourself instead in pictures. All you need to do is write a caption (on the sand) before taking the photo.
A bit of caution and reality check though as there might be some people that view this gift as tacky or think of it as a form of cheapness. They may also let out that this is a cheapskate means of getting away with not buying or giving anything. Make sure that you select the people you give this to wisely and well. (In the first place, the people who think this way probably aren’t worth giving anything to.)
So again, the key to saving yourself a great deal of time and money is all up to how resourceful and inventive you are. Let your creative juices flow and make sure you send something substantial that really matters. Remember, just because something costs almost nothing doesn’t mean they are worth nothing.