Vanity license plates and vanity plate frames are one way for automobile enthusiasts to add a touch of individuality to their ride. In areas where authorities only mandate a rear plate, vehicle owners can use custom license plates on the front end of the car to distinguish themselves, or to announce their affiliation with some cause or sports team. Other drivers use the rear window area as a display case of texts, and line up one or more prints in a row. This is a particularly wise option for those drivers who live in areas that mandate both front and rear identification. In either case, personalized frames are the practical way to decorate those items that are required to be on the car by law.
While custom license plates and frames add an exciting visual cue to any truck or car, they are a much more versatile accessory. For instance, these customized accessories make for a stylish addition to any teenager's room. One can integrate them into the motif on the walls, or use them to adorn the entrance to the room. Another idea is to purchase one for each of a favored sports team, and place them on stands, or mount them along the sides of a mirror or bookcase.
Vanity plates and frames are so popular that collecting them has given rise to a niche community of enthusiasts. Much like hobbyists who collect spoons, bumper stickers, and postcards, these collectors try to get a new plate each time they go somewhere new. Typically, they will target an item that reflects the place of purchase in some way. Due to the sheer size and emptiness of most garage walls, they make a solid choice for mounting this collection. Over time, the wall display becomes a celebration of all the places one has been.
Personalized license plates and frames also present an opportunity to celebrate different occasions, and as an item to be used for fundraising. They provide a more endearing and lasting effect than say a pencil or pen or some other doodad that people quickly discard. For instance, during spirit week at many schools, cheerleaders will fundraise by selling school-oriented memorabilia. Plates and frames customized to celebrate the school and the upcoming big game are hot sellers, and a great way for the squad to earn the money they require.
The Internet has opened up a new world of opportunity for people to custom tailor these items. It's much easier to get the creative juices flowing in the comfort of one's own home rather than standing in some shop somewhere. With today's technology, imagination is the only limit to one's creativity.