People seem to love collecting items of all sorts, and many of them have personal reasons for doing so. Some collectors find beauty in the shape of the objects they seek, but others are interested in completing sets. It may matter little why a person does it as long as it makes them happy. For those people still seeking a hobby that may take them a lifetime to fulfil, creating a cup collection could be the perfect pursuit. Many companies use cups and mugs to place their logo in the public eye, and they generally change them every year or two.
Recognition is important to most companies, but they are not the only ones with an interest in unique cups and mugs. Some political organizations have found it is a good way to keep voters remembering a specific name or important bill to be passed, and even non-profit organizations have found them to be a reminder that there are always those in need of their services. These are all valid reasons to give out cups and mugs, and some of them are even free.
Passing out cups and mugs whole is an expensive proposition, and there are plenty of places willing to charge for them. A local restaurant might be willing to sell a cup with their logo, but gift shops are often the best place to find unique cups or mugs. Some have pictures on them, and others have a short saying. All of them can be collected if a person is interested, and they can even make great gifts for people who have just about everything.
The beauty of collecting cups and mugs is the fact that they can be useful around the house. Coffee, tea, cider, or any hot or cold beverage can be handily encased within them. They have a handle to raise them up to take a sip, and they are designed to be washed in hot, sudsy water. They can then be placed back on a display shelf or in a cupboard to be used once again in the near future.