What many of you may know by now, I am originally from Chicago. We recently moved down to Savannah this year due to me getting a job down here plus us pursuiting life in a warmer client near the coast. So far we are so happy here. I absolutely love Savanna and plan on staying here for the long term, however, we would be lying if we said we never missed Chicago. There are many aspects of it that I miss. I love visiting the city in the summer. It is so lively with so much to do and so much to see. I miss our family and friends. We came down here knowing no one. There are those moments when we are in a jam or when we want to go on a date night yet do not have a reliable sitter available. Gone are the days when we had an abundance of family waiting to have sleepover nights with the kids. Instead we stay home or bring the kids along.
It is becoming more and ore common for families to become more spread out. Due to people going out of state for college or grad schools, travelling more, and the age of social media and internet people are finding jobs outside of their home state or home city. In my line of work as a social worker, I hear about families all the time being all over the country. Kids are spread out over several states plus grandkids being spread out even more.
For these reasons I love the concept by Mapiful. Whether it is a city, state, or country you can turn this special place into a work of art. With Chicago being our roots, I had to bring a piece of this to the south with us. Maybe it is your hometown, a current city you live in, an important vacation spot, or some other significant spot, Mapiful has you covered. What is even better is that it is customizable in how you want it it look as well so it can match your decor. You can get a street map or a star map of the location of the stars from somewhere and from a date. What a great anniversary gift!! My choice was the nautical theme.
These would make the perfect gift for those loved ones in your life. For those family members that live out of town it would be great to gift them with a map of where they are from. For family that have roots from a particular country or city, this would be a unique gift. Sometimes the best gifts are the ones that are most thoughtful or personal.
Currently, they are having a sale so it is a great time to buy! If you buy 3 or more items you save 25% off! You can find your own Mapful map HERE.
Thank you to Mapiful for sponsoring this post. All opinions mentioned are my own.