On June 17th we launched out first Matchbook Print Collection. Three collections and countless Make-Your-Own-Prints later, I’ve received so many DM’s, comments, and emails about how they were being used, who they were being gifted to, and why those restaurants were chosen, that I compiled a list of The Best Reasons To Give A Matchbook Print (yes, all capitals. I am very excited).
As a Housewarming Gift
This watercolor illustration of Motel Morris’ matchbook was commissioned as a housewarming gift for a couple who met at Motel Morris and just moved in together.
As an Anniversary Present
Ah, the magic of a first date. Chances are, it took place in a bar or restaurant. Even if it didn’t, I bet you and your significant other have a list of go-to spots that have gained special status over the course of your relationship. Call me biased, but there is nothing better than receiving a gift that was created just for YOU.
As a Going Away Present
2020 has been one giant curve ball (understatement…) With so many people relocating and reevaluating their living situations due to the repercussions of Covid-19 on the workforce, it seems like everyone is moving! Swap out the big going away party for a custom illustrated matchbook print of their favorite restaurants & bars. Smiles (and tears) are guaranteed 😉
As a Wedding / Engagement Gift (or Postponement Gift)
While Covid-19 definitely threw a wrench in many couples’ original wedding-day plans, it certainly has not stopped couples from getting engaged or celebrating in a more intimate setting. A framed print of their venue, favorite restaurant, or where they got engaged is a great way to show your support from afar.
I hate to admit it, but my boyfriend and I went a whole year and a half in our not-so-new apartment before we got around to rehanging our gallery wall and decorating our guest-room turned home office. With the amount of time we are spending at home, we finally had the time to truly curate our space in a way that makes it feels like OURS (#rentalwoes). Its probably not surprising that when choosing what to hang on our freshly painted walls, I went with custom pieces and original photography to give the space real personality. Our walls are now covered head to toe in happy memories – which looks as good as it feels.
Purchased a matchbook print for yourself or a friend? I’d love to know why those restaurants are special to you! Comment below or tag us on Instagram. You can find all framed and un-framed matchbook prints in our online shop.