Today, many people like to personalize everything, so whatever is being personalized makes the person feel like that object is really there own. Also, it is the assumption that when something is personalized it seems like the person cares. So, someone who has personalized stationary would give the appearance that they are caring individuals. Personalization of items also gives people the opportunity to express their personalities by picking the color of the embroidery on a backpack or by choosing the font on a business card. Because of this personalization phenomenon, many companies now offered most things in personalized form. For example, people can personalize their business cards and their postcards. There are also lots of ways people can get their items personalized. Below is a list of some of the ways people can have their things personalized and which things can be made into personalized items:
1. Backpacks, carrying bags, and luggage are now being personalized with embroidered initials or just a first name or just as a last name. Most backpack and carrying bag companies offer this embroidery option for an extra charge.
2. Jewelry can also be personalized through engraving. Again, many jewelry stores offer engraving for an extra charge. By having jewelry engraved many people feel it shows that the person who bought the jewelry really cares about them.
3. Even return address stickers can be personalized. People may now choose to have mini-tennis ball pictures on their return address stickers they put on envelopes. Individuals may choose, instead, to have the pink ribbon for Breast Cancer Research on their return address stickers, to show their support for finding the cure.
4. Checks can also be personalized. People can choose to have the Statue of Liberty as the background picture on their checks to show their patriotism. Or, people who support Breast Cancer Research can have their checks be pink colored with pink ribbons to show anyone who gets their checks that they support the cause.
5. Finally, the auto industry has caught up with the personalization craze by offering lots of personalizing options on cars. Car buyers can now choose between many different car colors, they can choose to have a built-in mp3 player holder in their car, and they can pick the between more seat colors and materials.
Nowadays, people can personalize just about anything. The personalization craze came about once people started to realize that they wanted their material goods to really feel like their own and they wanted to be able to express themselves and show off their personalities through their material items. Also, many studies have shown that when people see something that is personalized, they are more likely to think of the owner of that item as caring. In response to this phenomenon, more and more companies are offering to personalize most of their products. This phenomenon is likely to be here to stay, so people should look for more and more products to have the option to personalize in their years ahead.