CommunityThe thing I love most about trading stickers is the community it builds among RV’ers. I enjoy following others travels online however there is definitely a disconnect. Trading stickers with others adds a realness to their stories and I love having a part of that with us when we travel. In addition to trading online, you can also hand out or swap stickers with other travelers you meet on the road. This can be a great reminder of your shared experiences.
FunLet’s be honest it’s fun to start a collection. I like to see what locations I can get stickers from, and what shapes and logos people have. It’s also exciting to collect stickers from my favorite bloggers or businesses. In addition to collecting stickers from my sticker swapping, I also like to collect them as souvenirs from places we have visited. This can be a fun activity even for full time travelers since the stickers take up very little room.
“The reason why everyone is having fun trading stickers is:
1. It’s a way to meet new RV like minded people.
2. It’s giving us mail to receive. Not many people get mail anymore (expect bills and junk mail).
3. It’s like getting Christmas cards at different times of the year.”
@ratrodsam – RV Sticker Trader
How to get startedWant to start your own sticker collection? Join in on the fun, here’s where you should begin:
Choose a NameIf you are just starting out you will want to think of a name that reflects your family’s travels. It could be a business, name of your blog, or use an existing Instagram handle.
Create a LogoIf your name isn’t related to a business or blog that you already have then you will need to create a new logo. You can get really creative and personalize one that reflects you and your family, your interests, or location. A easy tool to create logos is Canva. If you are not the creative type you can purchase a pre-made logo on Etsy or have someone make one for, an inexpensive option is to use Fivver.
Order StickersOnce you have your design down, it’s time to order your stickers. I recommend using Sticker Mule the stickers are vinyl and are durable and weatherproof making them perfect for placing on the exterior on an RV. The most common sized used are 3″- 4″.
Connect with othersOnce you have your own stickers, you can start trading with others. You can find people to connect on Instagram #rvstickerclub. When we started, I simply commented on the sticker post or sent a DM to the person to request a sticker swap. If interested, they will give their mailing address and you will give them yours. You will then mail them your sticker and wait for theirs in return. Here are the names of a few traders to contact to get you started:
- Out of the Box Camping
- Grateful Glamper
- The Rolling Farmhouse
- The Crafty Voyager
- This Home Likes to Roam
You can also join our Facebook Group which is for those that love the RV Life and want to swap stickers & stories. I hope this community will allow us to learn more about each other and build a common place where fellow sticker swappers can find each other or learn more about the process.
Display your stickersOnce you receive your first sticker its time to display it! There are so many ways to display your stickers, here are some of our ideas:
- Photo Album
- Bulletin board
- Picture frame
- Interior wall of RV
- Exterior Door
- Water bottles