Postcards were our favorite way we used to show love to those who we are missing far away from our home. There are still some beautiful examples that you can buy wherever you go, but let’s get real, they are the thing of the past and today we need to look for an advanced and more surprising way to show love to close ones.
The idea is to make something that will be placed on a fireplace or some nice shelf as a reminder of your adventures for your friends and family. It doesn’t matter if you went on an exploration of inner China or you are heading for an unforgettable bachelor party in Madrid, the piece from another part of the world must be implemented in your gift. How can we do that? Well, let’s find out!
Well, surely both of them are not bad gifts. But today we are giving you an idea of how to make something that will show more affection than a simple purchase. As we mentioned before, the idea is to implement something into that gift that will be the part of that world.
And of course, the element of surprise must be included so we will need to make something that your beloved ones will not expect to get. Imagine going to your friend’s house years after your travels and seeing that gift on a shelf, it must be a pleasing feeling to see that. So we will start by buying a small wooden box!
And one of these things can be even a simple wooden box. You can buy it virtually everywhere and most of them can be found in gift and souvenir shops. Some of them will include the name of the destination on its exterior but if not, you can add the letters or write them yourself.
Even better if the box is made out of genuine material for that region or if it’s engraved with patterns authentic to your holiday destination. The box needs to be simple but not too small or with too many details that will not let you improve it in the way that you like. So, the ideal choice would be a box that is not smaller than (10cm x 10cm or 4in x 4in).
So what would those genuine additions be? Well, even a nice shell found on a beach can be something that tells a unique story from the days you spent on a beach far away from your friends home. Even better if you include some of the sand found on that beach and a shell to complement it on top. Some nice pebbles in rich colours can add a nice touch to the surrounding of the shell.
Remember that whatever gift you put your own work to has more affection points than the most expensive gift that you can buy and simply give to them. That is the idea that we are after. Something nice and genuine that could be the tiny piece of vacation that you gathered while missing your loved ones far away from home.
The finishing touch could be that you tie the box in the shape of a bow with decorative tape. Adding the meaningful message to it can be the best last thing you can do before handing it to them and telling them an exciting story about your adventures.