Traveling in a group has a great many benefits; it’s easier to feel safe in groups, you can score many discounts with your larger numbers, and you build up a great sense of camaraderie. When you’re out of your element, it’s a good idea to have someone that you can turn to when situations get a little sticky. And, when you’re part of a group whose main goal is to stick together in a foreign area, you’re going to want to employ every resource that you can to make this happen. A good place to start is with custom apparel such as T-Shirts; this is a great way to stick together and avoid losing anybody in the shuffle.
A great reason to purchase custom-made shirts for a group is to promote that togetherness and camaraderie. While you’re abroad, you’re bound to feel a little homesick along the way. A group shirt is something that reminds you that you’re not only part of a team, but also that you’ve got lots of friends along with you from home to support you.
Depending on the climate of the area to which you’re traveling, you might want to consider investing in shirts that are either heavier or lighter, material-wise. If you’re headed to a place that’s going to be more subjected to the elements, then perhaps you want a more heavy-duty tee. If it’s going to be very hot, then a lighter material that breathes might be the better option.
When considering the color of shirt, you’re probably going to want to stick with something on the brighter side. This way, the shirt serves its logical purpose, which is making sure that nobody gets lost. Many things can be done with a white shirt to make it look snazzy, and that’s usually the standard for this type of project. You also want to have fun and make a splash in your new country, so fun neon colors are cool as well. Subdued blues and reds also certainly work if you’re going someplace that’s not too crowded, and you don’t need to worry as much about picking your members out of a crowd.
Design Your Logo
If you’re part of a business group or an organization, then you probably already have a logo. But even if this is not the case, you might want to consider coming up with a nifty little logo to put on the shirts. Graphic design programs such as Photoshop and various share or freeware programs online can help you out with this sort of thing. As far as ideas for the logo go; ask your group-mates. Perhaps you might like to come up with a common interest and build your logo off of that. Otherwise, think about the reason you’re taking the trip and build an idea from this reason. It may seem daunting, but these programs, along with various internet sites, have lots of free clip-art images that you can use for a foundation for these logos.
Custom group shirts are not only practical, but they also prove to be a fun little souvenir at the end of any trip. You can continue to wear it beyond the vacation and remember the good times that you had.
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Guest author Kathryn Brown is a stay at home mom who loves to travel and used personalised t shirt printing to create shirts for her travel party.