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When traveling, luggage tags serve a very valuable purpose. Without them, it is virtually impossible for lost luggage to be given back to the owner. There is a vast array of luggage tags available, but custom luggage tags are very popular for a number of reasons. Not only does the tag provide valuable information in case your luggage is misplaced, it also serves as a way to easily identify your luggage. When purchasing custom luggage tags, choose ones that are durable, unique, inexpensive and can keep your private information concealed.
Durability is possibly the most important feature to look for in custom luggage tags. Your luggage will be handled by many people on various machines in all sorts of weather. If your custom luggage tags are poorly made or made out of improper material, they might easily become damaged. A damaged luggage tag cannot provide the necessary information to officials trying to return lost luggage. Although no material is damage-proof, try not to use items such as paper in your luggage tags.
Having unique luggage tags is not a necessity, but it can make finding your luggage amid lots of other luggage much easier. Custom luggage tags come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Some people even choose to make their luggage tags themselves, so they have truly unique tags. Choosing a unique color or shape for your luggage tags might be fun, but keep in mind that it is best to avoid bringing undo attention upon yourself while traveling.
Luggage tags do aid in retrieving lost luggage most of the time, but sometimes luggage never gets returned to the owner. For this reason, you might decide that it’s best to avoid spending a great deal of money on custom luggage tags. This is a personal decision, but many people decide to keep costs low when purchasing tags so that if the tags are lost, they will have not spent a great deal of money on them.
There is a certain amount of information that must be included on luggage tags to make them useful. Bag attendants need to know who owns the lost luggage and how to contact them. Remember to include only the most basic necessary information on your luggage tag, and look for custom luggage tags that allow you to keep your information private. This might involve a flap or cover of some sort.
If you are going to get personalized luggage tags made I think that one of the best ways to go is with a solid leather tag that has your name engraved in it. Engraved luggage tags are hard to make any changes to, so you don't have to worry about anyone trying to swap their luggage with yours.
The leather luggage tags I had made have my name engraved, but have a place where I can insert my contact information as it changes.
Also, if you go with custom leather luggage tags, you can usually get a good price by checking out the leather workers in places like craft fairs. They are always happy with business.
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