Reunion tee shirts have long been a favorite for family reunions. They are usually imprinted with a logo, crest or design incorporating the family name and date of the event or theme - this characterizes a sense of pride and unity among your family members.
When selecting reunion tee shirts for a family gathering, most families select one color with an appropriate design for all family members. However, others have selected one design but used a different color shirt for each branch of the family.
I, personally, prefer one color for the entire family, with different colored name badges for each family branch. My reasoning is that you may find some of your guests prefer not to pre-order a shirt, but will wait for the event to purchase one. For this reason, it is always a good idea to order extras to sell the day of the reunion.
Remember how easy it is to sell these items at your event by using a credit card reader available from Intuit.
Hats are great for everyone - men, women and children alike love to wear them and wearing one with a family logo shows a lot of family pride.
You can select from a wide range of hats, but the baseball cap seems to be the favorite of most families. If you are having an outdoor event, this items goes especially well.
For babies and small children, you can find floppy (golf-type) hats in the color of your reunion theme. Pin a family reunion badge on it and you are set!
Depending upon the time of the year and the weather, you may also want to look at other types of reunion apparel, such as sweatshirts, golf shirts and windbreakers.
If your family has a family crest, this would be an ideal design to have imprinted along with the family name and date/year of the reunion. You may want to check with your family genealogist or historian to see if one exists.
There are many sites online to search for family crests, one very good site, which has been around for a number of years, is: House of Names.
Most of the online tee shirt companies offer free design assistance. It's fun to do, start designing!
Other ideas for designs may be to incorporate your reunion theme, or family hobby - like sailing, camping or fishing - to name a few. Let your imagination run wild.
How about using an old picture of the family patriarch or matriarch -
after all where would we all be without them?