We all have a friend or relative who’s “difficult to shop for.” However, you can’t skip gift giving, so what are your options? If your friend is a proud alumnus of his high school or university, consider honoring him or her with a custom engraved brick paver or brick display on that school’s campus. Below are some great alumni gift ideas to get your started!
For most alumni, memories of their college and school days are special. Incorporating brick engravings on their school campus is a great way to pay tribute to a family member, friend or outstanding donor.
Bricks can be used to recognize:
- Graduation dates: Roy Brick, Class of 2005
- Participation in clubs or organizations: Frank Brick, Science Club
- Lasting friendships: Sue and Tina, Class of 1960
- Class reunion anniversaries: Steve Brick, 50th Class Reunion
- Sports victories: Tom Brick, Quarterback, 1975 State Championships
- Events, Musicals, Plays: Lisa Brick, The King and I, 1974
To honor your friend, you can utilize a single, standard brick, a larger square brick, a brick array, or even an entire brick display. A standard 4 inch X 8 inch brick allows you to convey about three lines of text with approximately 18 characters per line. The 8-inch square bricks have four lines of text, while the 12-inch square bricks have 6 inches of text.
If you want something even larger or more expressive, you can utilize a brick array. An array combines the surface area of several bricks to convey a single message with text, graphics and logos, sometimes in color. Most often created on 8-inch square bricks, a brick array can also be utilized with 4 inch X 8 inch standard-size bricks.
If you would like to know more about customized brick engravings for a special alumnus, or if you would like to know more about brick campaigns for your school or university, contact Bricks R Us today. For more than 25 years, we’ve been helping schools and colleges raise money with brick campaign fundraisers. Let us help you too!