Hyper-Local Key Chains

In speaking with the owner of a local shop who I am making a few Christmas Ornaments for as a way of generating some interest in other projects, I learned (or had reaffirmed) that one of the hottest trends right now is “hyper-local” - products that are almost niche-targeted to local audiences.

They told me that some of their hottest selling items are pillows and other indoor and outdoor decor that have the local town(s) zipcode(s) and/ or names on them, so I thought “why not give it a try?” and so i’ve done a few very simply oval keychains, but with text and zip codes, with varying fonts that tend to reflect a bit of the personality of some of the local villages.

I’ll post an update later to let everyone know whether they like them or not, but I thought I’d share the idea with this community as a means to inspire and give others a suggestion on something that would likely do well in your local community.


Hey, I lived in Hinsdale for 4 years when I was a kid! I still remember each winter they would flood the park across the street from my home to turn it into an ice rink :slight_smile:


My wife moved to Hinsdale from Georgia two days before her junior year, and when we got married 25 years ago, we moved to Willowbrook. Found our “forever home” in Burr Ridge about 2 1/2 years ago.


The last time I was back they had leveled our house and the one next to it and built one house on the double lot.

We had a family of 6 in about a 1400 sq. ft house if I remember. I definitely remember that it only had one bathroom!


Zipcode? Psshh. LMK when I can get a coffee cup sleeve with my zip+4 on it!