Thoughts on swag… I posted about swag before but didn’t get any replies, but I really want crowd input on this because it doesn’t do us any good to make things if no one really wants them! :-P
Dovid says there seriously has to be little cheap not taking up huge space stuff we can make/produce as swag and pressies and gifties and things for people who want to live vicariously. We’ll have time to be making our own stuff – we are going to be averaging about 7 – 10 mph most days.
Since we are making the boat look like an old pirate ship, Dovid thought it would be cool to give people these:http://tinyurl.com/9ayjuoc TWEE LITTLE TREASURE CHESTS! :-D These come in a bunch of sizes and have the keep the stuff inside caps – as an idea for the beach sampler containers we could get in bulk. This is another option: http://tinyurl.com/8mdrzhw TWEE LITTLE BOTTLES! Could put sand and/or sea water in there so people can get a piece of the journey! :-)
We could also do some tee shirts designs as well, good ole cafe press or some such. Mugs, buttons, whatever they will do to order. Some ideas I had were:
~ hand painted bookmarks
~ postcards from the ports we stop at (hand written)
~ Emuna bookmarks
~ Emuna stickers
~ Emuna posters
Dovid thinks offering people something for their participation makes it more fun – certificates of crew membership, name on a plaque, beach in a box…. SO many weird little things – people love tchotchkes and they feel like they “got something” for their support. I tend to agree. I like to give gifts or in this case it would be trade for supplies and/or money for the trip. Also, People who meet us in port could get special meet and greet time too. Maybe even a tour of the boat.
What would make it even better is to get YOUR input! Tell us yay or nay on any of the items mentioned here. If there is something you think would be cool, tell us what you think we should add to the list! What do YOU want?
Thanks so much for reading! :-)