Custom Coffee Mugs: A New Holiday Tradition
START A NEW HOLIDAY TRADITIONWhen you hear the phrase ‘coffee mug,’ what thoughts come to mind? A warm latte? Close friends in a café? Hot cocoa with the kids?
For some Forever Artisan users, the thought that comes to mind is ‘holiday tradition.’ That’s because Artisan makes it easy to create beautiful custom coffee mugs, and, it turns out, custom coffee mugs are a great way to capture the season’s best moments (in addition to being part of a complete breakfast).
Today, I’m going to share with you one method of celebrating Christmas with custom coffee mugs. Feel free to innovate, and make the idea your own. After all, that’s exactly what holiday traditions are for.
Each November, Forever Vice President of National Sales, Anna Broome, designs and prints custom coffee mugs in Artisan that feature 3 or 4 of the best photos from the preceding year’s Christmas celebrations. She likes to switch up the Christmas-themed kits used for the mugs’ designs from year to year, so that her collection grows in its style and variety. On the other hand, we can see how you might prefer some continuity (again, it’s all up to you!).
Here’s a look at some of the cute holiday layouts that Anna has come up with over the years:
Christmas - 2007
Christmas - 2011
Christmas - 2012
Once the mugs have been designed, printed and shipped, Anna doesn’t stow them away, hidden, in the kitchen cupboards. Nope, this is where holiday tradition and a little touch of brilliance come into play. She displays all of her mugs, new and old, together on a wooden mug tree (the likes of which you can get at any major home retailer). Like the annual personalized Christmas ornaments we discussed last week, Anna’s mugs capture both the spirit of the season and the growth of a family year-by-year. According to Anna:
“I love when my kids use the mugs. They’ll come inside for cocoa in after building snowmen or sledding all day. While they sip their drinks, they reminisce about what presents they got that year, or how goofy their matching PJs were. It’s a wonderful way to relive the holidays. Each year, I make sure to take great pictures, so they’re ready to go for the mugs next Christmas.”
Anna’s got her 2014 Christmas pictures ready. Do you? Start your own custom coffee mug tradition today!