A long awaited package arrived last week to my delight. The contents of which were a batch of customized promotional items that I have long loved – the diamond shaped motel key chain. A few companies still produce these things as cheap give-aways, but I managed to find a company in Wisconsin that still manufactures them for hotels / motels. I haven’t been to a motel with an actual key in like 20 years, so I’m not sure who is actually still using these things. All that aside I was happy to find them and quickly (some would say impulsively) had a batch of 500 made in ACL’s signature orange. It was funny, the form said “enter the room numbers that you would like to have made,” so apparently my hotel has 500 rooms!
When I was home for the holidays I unearthed a selection of promotional items from my father’s company “Better Industries,” which all feature an awesome caricature of my dad. These things have been floating around my house forever and I always loved that drawing. Note his “snapping” fingers and the feet. Amazing! I hope one day to have my own caricature.
If you see me out and about, give me a shout and I’ll give you an orange key chain. I plan on carrying a few of these at all times from now on. It will be funny to see if I end up with anyone’s keys…
UPDATE: If you are sending an envelope (SASE), send something with some guts! It seems the USPS machines have eaten some of the envelopes. Also, has that happened to anyone? Let me know!