We have a creative 5 year old so our fridge is covered in save the date magnets, pizza delivery magnets, dental appointment magnets and every other kind of fridge magnet you can think of. Can you relate to this scene?
Here’s the rub. The magnets are not beautiful. In fact, I wonder of they deserve to be holding up artwork from our sons’ early impressionist-cubism period. I mean these fridge magnets are as important to our sons’ masterpieces as is the frame around the Mona Lisa, right? These magnets should look good – but they don’t.
So, to correct the injustice being done to my sons’ incredible artistic outpouring, I embarked on a short but vital mission to understand why most fridge magnets are ugly.
Come on along, I’ll share share what I found out about ugly fridge magnets . . .
OK, first things first. The don’t the magnets on your fridge really serve two purposes? For our family, they are first – and most importantly – used to hold up our son’s masterpieces in finger paint, crayon and glued on macaroni noodles and second for the family to use the fridge magnets like some huge random magnetic day planner with numbers for the pizza guy and the dentist and the date and time to cousin Jenny’s wedding – all stored on magnets holding up our sons early impressionist period artwork.
So, every fridge magnet has a purpose. But, why are they all printed in spot colors on a white background? That’s ugly, man. All except . . . the save the date magnet for cousin Jenny’s wedding. Now that’s worthy of holding up our sons’ latest works. It has her and her fiances’ photo in full living color placed over a hopeful blue screened background with scrolling gold leaf-looking text announcing their fateful date, time and place. It’s beautiful. It’s informative. And it’s worthy!
Where are these magnets and why don’t more people order them? They can’t cost much more than spot color magnets – Jenny’s dad is the biggest cheapskate in the family. To get the inside information on full color magnet printing I turned to http://www.my1stop.com/products/magnets.html.
I did some trial pricing on their site and others. I discovered that full color magnet printing is about the same price as 2 color magnet printing. Recently, digital printing capabilities have been applied to printing fridge magnet is full color – lowering printing costs – increasing quality greatly and most importantly – enabling everyone who buys fridge magnet to print magnets worthy to hold any kids artwork on any fridge – anywhere!
I found, that America’s fridges can be beautified – at a good price! Let the Fridge Beautification project begin – with you?