Saxis Souvenirs 2017

For the first couple of years that our beach house has been in the family, everyone got homemade t-shirts (first with a sailboat silhouette and then with a blue crab). So as not to overstuff our shirt drawers, we’ve steered away from t-shirts more recently. Last year the souvenirs were canvas bags and water bottles (with clams!).  This year we went with pint glasses for the adults and t-shirts for the kids!

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When thinking about what to put on the souvenirs, Sarah happened to mention that the dragonfly populations were out of control this year. That’s actually a good thing, because the dragonflies love to snack on mosquitos! To add some interest, I played with words and wrote “Where dragons fly.”

Just as last year, I ordered everything from Cafe Press. It’s a site that I’ve ordered from many times before and am comfortable with the design software. In order to cut down on costs, I always try to use a coupon (there’s usually one available in my email), and whenever it makes sense, I’ll order enough to get a bulk discount. That’s what I did with the pint glasses, because we always have extra visitors at during the month and it’s nice to be able to give them something.

Pint glasses are a perfect gift for this crowd. We’re beer drinkers who happen to never turn down a good over-indulgent Bloody Mary. The boys, on the other hand, go bonkers for the milkshakes served at the stand across the street… so I took a few pics of them running off to get a treat.

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I did a front-back design on the shirts, putting “Saxis, VA” on the back and “Where dragons fly.” on the front. I really love this phrase paired with the images of dragonflies. It’s so cute and slightly magical. I have a feeling that I may use this again in some other way.

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For them, this month at the beach is always pretty magical…

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And for us, the adult version of magical is Bloody Marys in PJs.

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