See every item in high resolution (complete with descriptions) in my ValleySchwag flickr photo set
My ValleySchwag came in the office mail today. As I ripped open the package to reveal a burlap wrapping, curious colleagues started gathering around me asking questions. Once I took off the parcel string, I slowly unfolded the burlap to reveal a letter and a white paper wrapping. There’s a letter from the ValleySchwag crew that’s two pages long. The first page has an interesting note on ValleySchwag’s April theme being about Birds, Squids and Citrus shapes. Page two is the ValleySchwagList, which details everything in the grab bag. Some of the stuff are obviously meant for women, which means I get to share them with chicks I dig.
Opening up the paper wrap reveals a bunch of goodies in a plastic bag, and two t-shirts underneath… One’s from SongBird while the other was from Instructables. Literally everything to give you Web 2.0 mojo… pin buttons to dress your bag, stickers to pimp your MacBook, and other miscellaneous stuff for good measure. The ValleySchwag burlap cloth was too good to toss away, so I’ll be using it to rob a bank. :P
On the whole, a ValleySchwag subscription of $14.95 might seem like a lot, but the t-shirts alone are so worth it. In fact, it’s way better than travelling all the way to a Web 2.0 conference, only to get stuff you don’t want… like an over-sized t-shirt that doesn’t fit you. Yes, ValleySchwag actually gave me my size (small), which is pretty amazing! This is all marketing of course, but it’s all marketing we want to be affiliated with. Can’t wait for next month’s surprise!
UPDATE: It seems that everyone gets something different in their ValleySchwags…