How to Create Your Own Swag Bag of Custom-Branded Gifts

We send our clients lovely, thoughtful welcome kits when we begin each project. It helps us say hello, show our appreciation, set the tone, and send some tangible examples of what we can do for their brand. I would like to share which printers and manufacturers we worked with to produce our marketing materials and packaging. Read more about how to do this for your brand.

We send our clients lovely, thoughtful welcome kits when we begin each project. It helps us say hello, show our appreciation, set the tone, and send some tangible examples of what we can do for their brand. So far, I’ve covered these parts of the project:

  • Email #1: Merman lapel pins
  • Email #2: Promotional gifts: tattoos & chocolate coins
  • Email #3: Business cards (trading cards)
  • Email #4: Custom mailing boxes & embosser
  • Email #5: Thank you cards & envelope liners
  • Email #6: Custom ballpoint pens & packaging

For email #7, I’m tackling the most hands-on part of the project – we actually silkscreened the gift bags ourselves! And I’m showing you our custom post-it notes. Sweet! To read about all of these projects, just subscribe here. You’ll get this email on Wednesday, and links to all the others.

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sourcing printers and packaging

Here's where I got all the printed materials I use to promote Aeolidia and send our clients as gifts, with detailed reviews of and links to the printers I used.

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Sourcing printers and packaging suppliers

I would like to share which printers and manufacturers we worked with to produce our marketing materials and packaging. In this many-part series, I am also going to tell you about:

  • any problems I had with printers
  • how we saved money when we could
  • where and why we splurged.
  • what I learned through the process (there were some mistakes!),
  • what I would do differently

People are always asking me for print and packaging sources, and this is proving to be a popular series! This information is going out to my newsletter subscribers only, and I will write once a month throughout 2016 about each part of our packages in detail.

Sign up for our newsletter below! The last post went out last month and is about our custom ballpoint pens  – you’ll get a link to that post in tomorrow’s email, which will have all the details about our gift bags and post-it books. I’ll be sharing where we found the post-it books, the bags, and how we did the silkscreening work (as well as easier ways for you to get this done yourself).

P.S. if you’re already on the list, you will get this series of emails automatically! You’re all set.