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Announcement    Based on a true story makes Travel Stones: handmade gifts for travelers. Travel along & stay connected!


Last updated on Dec 17, 2016

Based on a true story makes Travel Stones: handmade gifts for travelers. Travel along & stay connected!



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Miriam Sanders

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Unique gifts for travelers - travel along & stay connected!

My name is Miriam and I live and work in Eindhoven, Holland. After many years of working as a concept designer at a decorating company, I have decided to quit my job and start my own business. There were so many ideas that were waiting to be worked out, I just couldn´t wait any longer!
The idea of Travel Stones was no. 1 on my list, especially because it makes me really happy: the concept, the process, the designs and the joy when I receive pictures from all over the world!

And why stones? Well, every holiday, for as long as I can remember, I’ve been looking for stones, beach pebbles, fossils, shells and other treasures. I’m guessing it’s genetic :-). And, apart from the fact that I’m happy to have found a perfect destination for my large collection, I also like the idea of stones as travel companions. They definately have been wandering the earth longer than we have.

Traveling is a fascinating thing: all the preparation and anticipation that comes with it. Where to go? Who will you meet? What will you see, taste and experience? It's great to hear about people’s travel stories, share the fun and learn about beautiful places. So even if you’re not the one who’s packing a suitcase, you can still enjoy and travel along in your thoughts.

That’s what the Travel Stones are about: letting someone know you will be thinking about them while they’re away. And the lucky travelers can share some of their travel stories with you by making pictures of ‘your’ Travel Stone in a beautiful spot. It’s great to know someone is thinking of you, and with this it works both ways!

All stones are hand picked and decorated with permanent markers and acrylic paint markers. They're finished with a water based varnish. The gift bags are made of road maps (used ones and stocklots).

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  • Miriam Sanders

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I love to learn about new places and cultures. I like to travel myself, but I can also really enjoy other people's travel stories. Traveling helps to be more open minded and makes the world a better place.

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