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The Most Famous Political Campaign Button

Some people collect stamps or coins, while others invest in baseball cards or Barbie® dolls. But there is also a whole world of collectors whose item of choice is the political campaign button. One appraiser said that political buttons are like a “microcosm of political history for the 20th century”, with many treating them with the same reverence given to the first American flags, the Declaration of Independence, and other artifacts from America’s past. It does not matter if you are a Democrat, Republican, or Independent, campaign buttons are invaluable pieces of American history.

Early Political Campaign Buttons

George Washington wore the first political button, a clothing button made of brass, in 1789 at his first Presidential inauguration with the phrase “G.W.-Long Live the President.” The slogan was based off the British’s “Long Live the King” cry. An original George Washington cloth button could now easily be worth tens of thousands of dollars.

In 1860, Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin ran for the Presidency. Many believe that Lincoln was the first president to use buttons as a true campaign tool. Political button pins during this era started to feature daguerreotypes of the candidates and is the first time portraits ever appeared on campaign buttons. One of these buttons, in perfect condition, would be worth over $1000 to most modern collectors.

Photo of Abraham Lincoln political button
Photo: Library of Congress

The first mass production of metal buttons, the design we are familiar with today for most campaigns, happened during the 1896 William McKinley campaign for president. These campaign buttons were “celluloid” buttons, with one side of a metal disk covered with paper containing the printed message, and protected by a layer of clear plastic.  It’s ironic that campaign button pins haven’t changed much over the years; political buttons are still produced with a metal casing, covered with paper and protected by clear plastic we call mylar. The only difference is that we now have a jewelers safety pin attached to the button back.

One of the most famous uses of campaign buttons occurred during the 1940 U.S. presidential election, when Wendell Willkie’s campaign produced millions of buttons in response to news stories about President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It reads: “That’s right Franklin, Spinach is Spinach”. According to NPR, this button can be traced back to a New Yorker cartoon, where a mother and daughter are sitting around a dinner table. The mother says “It’s broccoli, dear”, while the daughter pushes away the plate and responds, “I say it’s spinach and I say the hell with it.” This is to suggest Willkie’s nature it to “tell it like it is”, while Roosevelt is guilty of spinning the truth.

Political Campaign Button Prices

Aside from the Washington button, the price of past campaign buttons doesn’t always rise in relation to its age. Some of the most popular buttons have sentimental value attached to them, such as buttons created for the Kennedy Presidential campaign. “A Kennedy-Humphrey button can be worth $300-$500. This outranks even Lincoln, Roosevelt and Huey Long memorabilia,” said collectibles writer Joyce Worley. Obviously the more obscure buttons, such as those with spelling errors, are considered more collectible simply because they are harder to come by.

“Since the turn of the century, the political button has just dominated the political advertising, until television came in. Now it’s a dying art.” Political campaign button collectors are hoping to preserve the art and the history that is inherently a part of those buttons for generations to come. Whether it’s for President, Governor, Mayor or local election campaign, button pins will stand the test of time.  

Showing support (or disdain) for presidential candidates through button pins is a practice nearly as old as the office of the 1st U.S. President George Washington, and over time it has evolved with the changing political landscape we are living in today.  Campaign Button Pin history may be hundreds of years old, but still remain wearable signs of the times.  Even today’s COVID-19 themed campaign buttons will become part of a collection one day.

Button pins are now making a comeback as they can be seen from a safe 6 foot distance and can be customized to your needs. Who knows, the buttons we make for you might become collectable 100 years from now!

Questions?

If you have any questions about your custom button order or the ordering process, you can always give us a call at 623-445-9975, or send us an email at sales@custombuttons.com. You can also reach us through the chat feature on our website during business hours (8am-5pm Arizona Time). We are here to help in every step of your button ordering process, from beginning your order to shipping your buttons for delivery.

As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

Connect with us:

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How Custom Buttons Can Be Used for Marketing

If you have ever seen someone walking down the street wearing a custom button pin, you have probably wondered what it’s for and what it says. Being able to Express Yourself is the biggest appeal of buttons, and what better way than by customizing your own! They stand out from the rest, and when someone wears a custom button pin, you know they have something to say to the world.

We are Hard at Work Making Custom Button Pins and Magnetic Buttons!

What is a A “pin-back button”, “pin button”, “ button pin”, “tin pin” or “button badge”?  It is a metal shape with a jewelers pin or magnet attached that can be temporarily fastened to the surface of a garment.  When you order your custom buttons from Everyone Loves Buttons® you will receive stunning buttons that are made with the highest quality parts.

What Can a Button Do?

Button pile showing different custom designs

“Your Silent Salesman”

Custom button pins are the perfect way to get your message out from a safe distance of 6 feet or more.

In this era of digital marketing, something personalized and tangible such as a button pin, can go a long way to make you more memorable to a customer or client.

Buttons are visual – A custom button worn by staff or supporters gives a company the opportunity to engage anyone they come across. A fun, vivacious company will want a button design that really pops with bright colors and images. Even steering away from the traditional round button and choosing a square or rectangle shape can help you say: “we stand out.”

A company that is more traditional, and perhaps even subdued, can use a branded logo or imagery they feel represents them well, along with basic or neutral colors. Not using bright colors and loud images does not mean the company is “boring”, but instead helps give the visual impression of being professional.

Custom Buttons are a voice! A button or custom pin gives a company the opportunity to tell people who they are in a few short words or with a picture. A simple mantra like “Carpe Diem,” or a strong word like “Believe,” can make a strong statement to everyone who sees your button. A short company or campaign slogan is something that can go a long way as well. A strong image or a slogan that stands out will keep people talking about you and your button pin. They may think about it and laugh, or it may cause them to go deep into thought, or simply jog a happy memory.

Where and How Can I Use Buttons?

There is a plethora of ways to use buttons as part of your marketing strategy, some ways you can use buttons are more basic, but others will help you stand out from the rest.

Button Pile showing different designs

Give Away a Button

Give button pins away at a trade show, while walking down the street, at schools, anywhere you can to get your message or your information out there.

Use Buttons for a Prize Drawing

Include a code or number on your button pins and have a drawing for button-holders to win a prize. This will ensure that they hold on to them for at least a short time.

Use a Button Magnet as a Business Card

Print your business card on a button magnet and hand it out in meetings or conferences. People will never forget who you are and they can attach them to any metal surface.

Wear Your Button

Wearing your button pin will raise questions about you and why you are displaying the logo or slogan. You never know who will approach you to ask about it.

When you think of custom buttons and pins, you might think of political campaigns, or even Jennifer Anniston in Office Space sporting buttons on her suspenders. Whatever comes to mind, personalized custom buttons stand out and are a unique way to market yourself, your company, or a cause to the world.

You Have Choices, Why Choose Us?

Buttons showing different designs

Legendary Service & Quality You Can Trust!   

It’s the little things that we pay attention to, that makes a BIG difference when ordering from us. Our buttons are topped with the most durable and highest quality mylar finish available. They will not scratch like the laminated coatings offered by most other companies, and our button pins on the back are straight making a huge difference in quality over our competitors. When choosing us to produce your custom button pins, we feel it should come down to the little things we do that makes a big difference, while also setting us apart from the competition.       

We use the latest in digital printing press technology. Our print quality is consistently ranked as the best in the industry.

We use 100% made in the USA 2-piece button parts and machinery. Each one is printed and produced in Phoenix, Arizona.

Never fear a deadline! We offer the fastest turnaround time in the industry. Standard production time of 5 days after proof approval, with Fast-Track 1-3 day service and same-day shipping available. You get to pick your guaranteed delivery date at checkout, so you know the exact date of delivery. NO one else offers this option, our competitors offer rush service and expedited shipping options, but not an EXACT date of delivery.

There are no orders that are too small or large, from 1 button to 1.2 million. You can count on us a we produce over 5 million per year, and never miss a deadline. “We Are On Time All The Time

Our experienced graphics team will make sure your order comes out perfectly every time!

Unlimited artwork proofs provided with every order, making sure your order is perfect before it’s sent to production.

Our pinback buttons are trusted by major brands including: The US Government, Six Flags Amusement Parks, Victoria’s Secret, McDonald’s, Fry’s, Chevrolet, Costco, Wal-Mart, Professional Sports Teams, Universities, Churches, Synagogues, Presidential Candidates, Wholesalers and many more!

Best of all, ordering from us you are buying American products and supporting American jobs from our family owned, Nationally Certified Women Owned Business (WBENC) manufacturing right here in the USA.

Buttons with USA designs

You can reach us by phone at 623-445-9975 or fill out our Hassle Free Quote form, where one of our legendary customer specialists will provide you with a free and detailed consultation to meet every requirement you have for your custom button project.

Customer Spotlight: Seattle Seafair Clowns

Our next customer spotlight features the Seattle Seafair Clowns who have been uplifting spirits for over 50 years. They have an established legacy of community service to visit nursing homes, hospitals, and other care centers in the Puget Sound region. They have been using buttons for years and use them at many events that they attend. 

Woody, one of the Seafair Clowns, sat down to answer some questions. 

Seattle Seafair Clowns group photo

How did you become a Seafair Clown? 

One community service turned into another. I was involved with The Multiple Sclerosis Society here in Seattle. I had signed up for MS mountain bike events to raise money for MS for several years. Eventually, I got more involved and ended up chairing the event. It was at one of the MS meetings that Patty, The President of the Washington chapter, mentioned something about “Seafair” (a summer festival in Seattle). I told her I loved Seafair and collected Seafair memorabilia, mostly buttons and pins. She told me to come into your office. Patty had a big display of Seafair Clown buttons on the wall and told me her husband was a Seafair Clown. She said that I should come out and guest clown with everyone sometime especially since they go up to New West Minster in Canada and it’s a lot of fun.  There was a reason Patty was President. She knew how to work things, and people, in a good way! “You have trucks and trailers, right?” “Maybe you could pull the Surrey up to Canada for them”.  The Surrey is a highly modified 1956 Divco milk truck. I said yes and had a great time, and I moved on from volunteering for MS and became a Seafair Clown. 

My first year as a clown I turned my Halloween costume into my “bit”. I had dressed up as Frankenstein every year- and would go out with my kids when they went trick or treating. I’m 6’1” and had custom boots made that added 6” with a couple more inches from the prosthetic head made for a pretty good visual. I added some colorful clothes and clown make-up and “Frankie” was born.  Frankie only had a one year run and after that I became “Woody” because my last name is Wood. I rotate between a “Blue Angel” and a Mariner baseball player. 

What is the history of the Seafair Clowns? 

The Seafair Clowns have been around since 1955, or maybe a little earlier. Our history is a bit foggy. We do a few things throughout the year, but for about one month every summer it is our time to shine. We do numerous community events, visit senior centers and nursing homes. We also visit special needs adults and children and do numerous parades. The biggest of all of the parades is the Seattle Torchlight Parade. Driving around the city on our way to and from events and just seeing the look on people’s faces is the best! I love being a clown as we get to see and meet so many different people. We also get to do things that the average person might not get to do. My personal favorite thing we do is visit the senior citizens. We get lots of one on one time and it feels good to hold a hand and make them smile. It’s true that you get so much more back when you give. I’m thankful for the opportunity. 

How has the pandemic affected The Seafair Clowns? 

Well, sadly it has completely shut us down. EVERYTHING we do involves large groups of people or being inside with lots of people, many who are elderly or compromised in some way. Hopefully we are back at it next year.

How do buttons tie into your group? 

Buttons are a big part of our group! Everyone is always eager to see what the new button will look like. We hand them out at events and along parade routes. Many people collect them and turn out at events just to get one. In addition to our “Seafair” button we make member buttons and special event buttons. Like I said early, I was a Seafair button collector WAY before I ever became a clown. It wasn’t long after I joined the group that I took over button duties. Talk about the fox guarding the hen house! 

Seattle Seafair Clowns button image

You can find out more about the Seafair Clowns at www.seafairclowns.org. The Seafair Clowns Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit group that exists to support the Seattle Seafair Clowns community service projects including events at Ronald McDonald House, children’s hospitals, local senior centers, special person’s holiday cruise, and more. 

Questions?

If you have any questions about your custom button order or the ordering process, you can always give us a call at 623-445-9975, or send us an email at sales@custombuttons.com. You can also reach us through the chat feature on our website during business hours (8am-5pm Arizona Time). We are here to help in every step of your button ordering process, from beginning your order to shipping your buttons for delivery.

As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

Connect with us:

Twitter: @LuvMyButtons

Facebook: Everyone Loves Buttons

Instagram: Everyone Loves Buttons

Happy Birthday to the Pin-back Button!

Every year when July 21st rolls around, we remember at Everyone Loves Buttons® where the pin-back button craze began. 

Pin-back Button Beginnings

While the official birthday is credited to be July 21, 1896, the history goes beyond that date. Buttons were historically used to display political affiliations. This includes George Washington in 1789 for his inauguration, and Abraham Lincoln in 1860, who had his photo on his buttons. These buttons were sewn onto clothing or worn as a pendant.

The button was then modernized by a gentleman named Benjamin S. Whitehead. He had the first patent on the transparent film you see today that protects the button from scratching. Then on July 21, 1896, Whitehead & Hoag were granted a patent for the metal pin that goes on the back of the button. Whitehead & Hoag, based out of Newark, New Jersey, was the first button maker. 

Diagram from the Pin-back Button Patent

Even in the late 1800s, buttons were seen as a way to help companies and political candidates alike, advertise. 

While the printing methods and the way of creating the buttons may be different, the original design is what is essentially used today. 

Pin-back Buttons in Advertising

While they were used as political displays, buttons made their way into pop culture at the turn of the century. In 1898, buttons were used as prizes included in tobacco and chewing gum products. This was the beginning of using buttons to bump up sales. Buttons were also used as prizes in various Kellogg’s Pep Cereal.

Buttons over the years have certainly become collectibles and are able to mark moments in time. They are able to communicate what people may have been advocating for, supporting, or just what they found cool to wear.

Our History

Our button story began in 1997 in San Diego, CA., and has grown to become one of the top custom pin-back button manufacturers in the country. In March 2005 we expanded our button manufacturing capabilities and relocated to Phoenix, AZ. In 2008 we became a Nationally Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBENC). In September of 2017, we moved into our NEW modern button facility where our legendary customer service approach and production capabilities help you get the custom button size and qty. you want when you need them, on time all the time. “American Made Matters”, so we only use quality made in USA button parts along with state-of-the-art electric button machinery which is also made in the USA.

The button is apart of American culture. Join on in by saying Happy Birthday to the button by ordering some today

Button pile showing different custom designs

Questions?

If you have any questions about your custom button order or the ordering process, you can always give us a call at 623-445-9975, or send us an email at sales@custombuttons.com. You can also reach us through the chat feature on our website during business hours (8am-5pm Arizona Time). We are here to help in every step of your button ordering process, from beginning your order to shipping your buttons for delivery.

As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

Connect with us:

Twitter: @LuvMyButtons

Facebook: Everyone Loves Buttons

Instagram: Everyone Loves Buttons

Buttons with USA designs

Our Buttons are 100% American Made

There is nothing that tops American ingenuity. As our country begins to head back to work, companies of all types have been able to adjust to these trying times. It demonstrates how Americans are willing to work together to keep each other healthy and safe. This goes from mask wearing, to social distancing, and curbside pickup. No matter how hard times get, companies are able to make things work.

Now as everything starts to heading closer to what we may view as “normal” there is a private company, SpaceX, who has partnered with NASA to launch a shuttle into space. Not only is the launch based out of Florida, but it is using American equipment. It is a true example of what can happen when you put your mind to it; the American Dream is alive and well. SpaceX has taken a time that has had lower morale throughout the general population, and is working on bringing in a new era in American society.

At Everyone Loves Buttons®, we have been able to adapt to various economic realities over the years. These include the early 2000’s recession, the Great Recession in 2007, and now the effects of COVID-19. We see them as just a speed bump on our company’s journey. Luckily, we are always able to make it through and are better because of it as we have learned how to manage these circumstances over the years. No matter the situation, we always make sure that we are true to our word and that everything we sell is made here domestically in the USA.

Only American Made from Us

To us, having our products made in the USA is not just limited to manufacturing. Every single part of our process is takes place in the USA. Stop buying inferior quality buttons with parts sourced from China or Mexico. We are extremely transparent in where our parts come from because we want you to rest easy that everything is USA made.

Our button parts and machines are made and assembled in the following locations:

  • Button Printing & Assembly – Phoenix, AZ
  • Button Parts, Button Magnets, & Zipper Pulls® Versa Backs® Mfg. – Fond du Lac, WI
  • Button Machines Mfg. – Fond du Lac, WI
  • Die-Cut Magnet Printing & Assembly – San Diego, CA
Buttons with the American flag

When we go to the store we try to seek out American made products. We are happy to pay a few dollars more to be able to purchase higher quality goods. Luckily, at Everyone Loves Buttons®, you do not have to pay more for what you want. You are going to get some of the best pricing and custom buttons that you can buy. Having everything sourced in the USA allows us to easily order and receive additional parts (if needed) for orders with quick turnaround times. Here at Everyone Loves Buttons®, it won’t take months to receive a simple order because your buttons don’t have to cross over the ocean to get to you. We aim to give all of our customers the best experience possible with every order. Why would you buy elsewhere when you can get your buttons fast, and with legendary customer service?

We are Open for Orders

While businesses work towards opening up, we are still practicing the current CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19. The health and safety of our staff, community & customers are very important to us, so we have implemented additional protocols for our office, manufacturing areas, and delivery services:

  • We are actively practicing social distancing as much as possible in our office and factory (staying 6 feet apart, and now with staggered hours to minimize contact)
  • We are cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces frequently
  • All our employees are washing their hands thoroughly with hot water and soap for at least 20 seconds
  • If an employee is not feeling well they are staying home
  • We now offer “white glove” curbside service to customers
Buttons showing social distancing phrases

Now, more than ever, we know how important it is to buy local and domestic. This includes supporting your local restaurants, grocery stores, and small businesses. The care that local owners put into their businesses is unmistakable. They express so much joy when people support their businesses, and we are happy to be able to make buttons that help them advertise their services. They directly feel the effects of any economic and social changes, just like us. We greatly appreciate that you choose us to make your custom buttons, and we will always work hard to make sure you have the best experience with your order.

Questions?

If you have any questions about your custom button order or the ordering process, you can always give us a call at 623-445-9975, or send us an email at sales@custombuttons.com. You can also reach us through the chat feature on our website during business hours (8am-5pm Arizona Time). We are here to help in every step of your button ordering process, from beginning your order to shipping your buttons for delivery.

As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

Connect with us:

Twitter: @LuvMyButtons

Facebook: Everyone Loves Buttons

Instagram: Everyone Loves Buttons

Women-Owned and Made in the USA

At Everyone Loves Buttons®, we have a family run business atmosphere. Our President, Maura Statman, established Everyone Loves Buttons® in 1997 in San Diego, California. The business started in an apartment, grew to a garage, and eventually to our current modern facility in Phoenix, Arizona in 2017. Being in business for over 20+ years, we have been able to grow our business because we listen to YOU: the customer. We went from having the capacity of producing only small quantities of buttons, to being able to produce orders of hundreds of thousands at a time. Everyone Loves Buttons® is a small business that has always embraced innovation. We began only producing pin-back buttons, and now also make customized magnets, bulldog clips, mirror backs, and custom Zipper Pulls®. We even offer the ability for customers to order customized button boxes!

We are Certified Women-Owned!

Certified by WBENC Women Owned Logo

We are very proud to be Nationally Certified Women-Owned by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). In 2008, we received our WBENC certification and have since been re-certified every year.

What is the WBENC?

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses that are at least 51% owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world-class and most relied upon standard of certification to Women-Owned businesses throughout the country. The WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of Women-Owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations.

What Does This Mean for You?

We are the #1 Nationally Certified Woman-Owned Business in the custom buttons industry. This means that we hold ourselves to the highest standards in customer service and overall quality offered.

We can fulfill your order, regardless of size. We offer competitive pricing, a best price guarantee, 5-day standard turnaround time with optional 1-3 day Fast-Track Production services, and same-day service. Our legendary customer service and high quality USA made parts have helped us become the one of the top custom button providers in the USA.

Is Everything Really Made in the USA?

Buttons showing the American flag and USA

To us, having our products made in the USA is not just limited to manufacturing. Every single piece of your custom buttons is made in the USA. Stop buying inferior quality buttons with parts sourced from China and pins that fall off after a single-use.

We are extremely transparent in where our parts come from because we want you to rest easy that everything is 100% USA made. Our button parts and machines are made and assembled in the following locations:

  • Button Printing & Assembly – Phoenix, AZ
  • Button Parts, Button Magnets & Zipper Pulls® Versa Backs® Mfg. – Fond du Lac, WI
  • Button Machines Mfg. – Fond du Lac, WI
  • Die-Cut Magnets Printing & Assembly – San Diego, CA

We know how important it is to buy local. This is important now more than ever, and by having USA made parts we can offer you quick turnaround times and great pricing on your custom button orders.

Top Quality Buttons, Every Time!

There is nothing better than being able to receive services from consistent and reputable sources year after year. With our consistent service and top quality buttons, why would you buy from anywhere else? We pride ourselves on providing accurate orders that exceed the high standards set by our customers. We want you to be as proud of your custom buttons as we are making them!

Quality you can trust comes from purchasing from a Nationally Certified Women-Owned American company, using only USA made buttons parts and machinery. At Everyone Loves Buttons®, you will receive personalized service from our staff to bring your creative dreams to reality. Need artwork changes? Let our graphics department know and they will make changes as needed until you approve a final design. That way your buttons will look exactly how you envisioned!

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Buying American made helps to keep the American dream alive. We want to ensure that your message gets to where you want it to go. Right now, we are currently open and supplying customized buttons to COVID-19 essential services including the Federal Government, supermarkets, and many hospitals throughout the USA.

The health and safety of our staff, community & customers is very important to us, and we have implemented additional cleaning protocols in our office & manufacturing areas:

  • We are practicing social distancing as much as possible at our office and factory (6 feet apart & now with staggered hours to minimize contact)
  • We are cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces frequently
  • All our employees are washing their hands thoroughly with hot water and soap for at least 20 seconds
  • If an employee is not feeling well, they are staying home

We hope that you and your family stay safe and healthy during these difficult times and remember, we are all in this together.

Questions?

If you have any questions about your custom button order or the ordering process, you can always give us a call at 623-445-9975, or send us an email at sales@custombuttons.com. You can also reach us through the chat feature on our website during business hours (8am-5pm Arizona Time). We are here to help in every step of your button ordering process, from beginning your order to shipping your buttons for delivery.

As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

Connect with us:

Twitter: @LuvMyButtons

Facebook: Everyone Loves Buttons

Instagram: Everyone Loves Buttons

Custom Buttons: Our Promise to You

Here at Everyone Loves Buttons® we believe everyone deserves the best service and quality available when ordering custom buttons. That is why we constantly strive to provide the best buttons in the industry. With each button order you get access to:

Legendary Custom Button Service

We are proud to have the highest customer satisfaction Trustpilot, YOTPO, and Google ratings in the button industry.

We want to make your purchases as hassle-free as possible. It all starts with a free quote from our website or by calling our office at 623-445-9975 Monday-Friday 7:30 am-5 pm PST.

Curious about the button types we offer? We provide digital examples of every button type that we carry on our website for your convenience. You can also view some previous buttons we have done for various organizations and maybe get some inspiration for your own customized buttons.

Our full- service graphics department is available to make your custom button vision a reality. We always send a digital proof of your button design via email. Need a design change? Each order includes unlimited digital proofs to ensure you love your button design. We do this to ensure you receive the exact design you want, every time. That is our promise to you!

Button pile showing different custom designs

Button Value You Can Count On

We only create premium 2-piece mylar topped custom pin-back buttons, magnets, and more. Custom buttons are a price-effective way to share your message!

“Caveat emptor” (ca-ve-at emptor) means “let the buyer beware”. For us at CustomButtons.com by Everyone Loves Buttons®, this means that NOT ALL pin-back buttons or button companies are created equal. Unlike our quality buttons, some companies use laminate graphics and 1-piece button parts that do not stand the test of time. Buttons like this can be dangerous and prone to breaking easily. Since our buttons are all made in-house, we can ensure strict quality control for every order that leaves our warehouse. These checks are important to ensure all of your buttons are uniform and always “Make you Look Good”!

Custom Button Variety

We offer 24 different shapes & sizes to ensure you can find your perfect button to fit your needs. Not only do we make traditional pin-back buttons, but we also offer options such as fridge magnets, clothing magnets, Zipper Pulls®, and bull-dog clips to choose from.

Different types of button backings.

Want to include backer cards, or special bagging for your order? That is not a problem for us! We receive special orders like this often and love to see our customers get creative with how they display their custom buttons.

Guaranteed Delivery Dates

We have custom shipping options available for your buttons, including drop shipping to multiple locations or blind shipping to ensure your order is delivered properly. Need special shipping directions for your order? Not a problem! Let us know when placing your order and we will work with you to make sure all your shipping needs are met.

You choose the date you would like your buttons delivered on when you order from us, eliminating any worry about when you will receive them. We also offer our Fast-Track Production service to ensure we can meet quick turnaround times for last-minute button orders.

100% Made in the USA

Some companies that source their parts from outside the US end up producing lower-quality buttons. Everyone Loves Buttons® is proud to say all of our button parts are made in Wisconsin and assembled in Arizona on button machines made in the USA! Buying parts that are completely made in the USA gives us as much joy as it does to produce buttons that are fully made and assembled in the USA. We hope that it makes you as excited as it makes us!

In a day and age where you can easily find products assembled in the USA with parts that are made in China, we are the exception. Our buttons are 100% made in the USA, with our button parts and machines made and assembled in the following locations:

  • Button Printing & Assembly – Phoenix, AZ
  • Button Parts, Button Magnets & Zipper Pulls® Versa Backs® Mfg. – Fond du Lac, WI
  • Button Machines Mfg. – Fond du Lac, WI
  • Die-Cut Magnets Printing & Assembly – San Diego, CA

Stop buying inferior quality buttons with parts sourced from China and pins that fall off after a single-use. We are extremely transparent in where our parts come from because we want you to rest easy that everything is USA made. Why would you buy from anywhere else when you can get it faster, and with better customer service, than from overseas? Quality you can trust comes from purchasing from a Nationally Certified Women-Owned American company, using only USA made buttons parts and machinery.

We are Proud of Our Custom Buttons!

We want you to be able to enjoy your custom buttons, not be worried about the quality or quantity of your orders. At Everyone Loves Buttons®, we take pride in every button that comes through our production facility from the beginning of the process to the end. By the time you receive your custom buttons, we want you to be as proud wearing your button as we are in making them. With our legendary service, focus on quality, and great value, there is no better place than www.CustomButtons.com to order your buttons.

Got something to say? Use custom buttons to share your message, and visit our website at www.CustomButtons.com to start your order today!

Questions?

If you have any questions about your custom button order or the ordering process, you can always give us a call at 623-445-9975, or send us an email at sales@custombuttons.com. You can also reach us through the chat feature on our website during business hours (8am-5pm Arizona Time). We are here to help in every step of your button ordering process, from beginning your order to shipping your buttons for delivery.

As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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Customer Spotlight: Veterans Home of California-Yountville’s Buttons

The Veterans Home of California-Yountville (VHC-Yountville) was founded in 1884 and is located in Napa Valley, CA. They are home to the largest veterans home in the country. VHC-Yountville hosts over 1,000 disabled or aged men and women who have served on various fronts in the military. There are many resources for residents for personal care and support to ensure that the health care needs of the veterans are met.

VHC-Yountville offers many different kinds of activities for the residents regardless of the level of care needed. They have a theater, executive golf course, bowling lanes, and a resident operated television station just to mention a few of the many facilities available to residents.

Lately, VHC-Yountville has been using customized buttons in the last few weeks to highlight the message that their health care workers and residents are vitally instrumental in getting through the health crisis together. They have been able to add a little light to a situation that may feel grim at times. Everyone Loves Buttons® has found that custom buttons have morale-boosting properties. These buttons are certainly playing an important role during this health care crisis in nursing homes and other health care institutions throughout the country.

Photo of The Veterans Home of California Yountville

The most recent buttons they have requested say “You Are Important”. These buttons can give their residents more than just a smile but a feeling. Feelings can be created by just reading something positive. That is what we try to do every day at Everyone Loves Buttons®. We want to give an outlet for companies to convey feelings with others as it is especially important during a crisis to create strength together.

Institutions like VHC-Yountville are truly the backbone of our country. They allow men and women who have served our great country to be able to receive treatment and live out their days in a wonderful, supportive community. As a button provider, we are proud to be able to donate buttons to their organization and provide a morale boost during this time of uncertainty, and hope to continue making their custom buttons for years to come.

Vital businesses like VHC-Yountville have undergone such an extreme change in a short time. Here at Everyone Loves Buttons®, it has been enlightening to see how and where custom buttons are now being used. We are happy to be able to make custom buttons that allow companies like VHC-Yountville to encourage safe and stronger connections between their employees and their residents.

Thank you Veterans Home of California-Yountville for allowing us to fill your button needs!

Buttons reading You are Important Veterans Home Yountville

Can I order pin-back buttons for my staff?

As a manufacturer and distributor to those industries deemed essential, like VHC-Yountville, we are continuing at full production. The scope of work ordered and produced through us includes, but is not limited to, these vital businesses:

  • Healthcare Providers
  • Hospitals, Clinics, and Urgent Care Facilities
  • Medical Equipment Suppliers and Manufacturers
  • State, County, and Municipal Government Agencies
  • Food and Beverage Suppliers
  • Bars and Restaurants
  • Financial Institutions, Banks, and Credit Unions
  • Agricultural Suppliers and Producers
  • Communications and IT Providers
  • Mailing and Packaging Services

We are adhering to the COVID-19 health and safety protocols deemed necessary by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention such as social distancing, wiping down work stations often, and regular hand washing.

Social Distancing button designs

Currently, we have no in-person or on-site transactions taking place on our premises with the public. We will inform you when this policy is lifted, but for now, we are not permitting walk-in ordering or local-pickup of orders until further notice. If you are wanting to get in contact with us please send an email or call us at 623-445-9975 during regular business hours.

During this time, we are working to provide the safest possible environment for our employees and their families while we continue to serve your promotional item needs. Organizations like VHC-Yountville need to be able to get out morale-boosting buttons to their workers because attitudes can change everything. We are also currently producing buttons for those that want to focus on topics like hand washing and social distancing. If you would like a sample or digital example, send us an email at sales@custombuttons.com or give us a call at 623-445-9975.

What can I use buttons for during COVID-19?

At this time buttons can be used to give messages to your customers, residents, or employees. These can range from moral boosting slogans like VHC-Yountville’s buttons to reminding others to stay six feet away from each other. For retailers and restaurants, buttons can also be used to display your current promotions from a safe distance. That way, your message can be seen on many different fronts when your employees safely interact with your customers.

Do you only make pin-back buttons?

While pin-back buttons are our specialty, we also offer other wearable options including clothing magnet buttons and bulldog clip buttons. We also have non-traditional options that include Zipper Pulls® and fridge magnets. Promotional items do not just have to be limited to an individual wearing it, you can show it off in creative ways too!

Different types of button backings, showing an American flag design

How many buttons should I order?

It truly does depend on the use. If the button is going to be used for your employees, order just over the number of employees you have. That way, if a button gets lost it can be replaced and your employees do not have to share with each other. If you are giving buttons out to others, use your discretion on how many people will take and wear the buttons.

How long will it take to get my order?

We still are maintaining a full staff during this time and we will be able to produce and ship your orders like normal. Depending on the size of the order, we offer a FAST-TRACK 1- 4 business day production time for custom button orders needing quick turnaround times.

Questions?

If you have any questions about your custom button order or the ordering process, you can always give us a call at 623-445-9975, or send us an email at sales@custombuttons.com. You can also reach us through the chat feature on our website during business hours (8am-5pm Arizona Time). We are here to help in every step of your button ordering process, from beginning your order to shipping your buttons for delivery.

As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

Connect with us:

Twitter: @LuvMyButtons

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Using Custom Buttons as Your “Silent Salesman”

Have Something to Say? The Best Place is on a Custom Button!

Our pin-back custom buttons are perfect for your giveaways, advertising, fundraising, or promotions. Buttons are a perfect conversation starter for your customers to ask about promotions they may not be familiar with, or other questions they may have about your business.

Think of your buttons as your “silent salesman”. When your employees wear buttons it helps notify your customers about promotions both in-store and/or online. Plus, when customers wear your buttons, it is a way for them to be a walking billboard for YOU.

Backpack with buttons

People put buttons everywhere! They wear them on their clothing and accessories, and advertise your business for you when when others ask what they are for. The more that a business can get advertised out of the brick and mortar setting, the better!

First-hand anecdotes from customers are a powerful tool when it comes to advertising. Genuine conversations from your current customers to potential customers about your business leads to “word of mouth” discovery. Buttons can help begin these conversations, with loyal customers encouraging others to support the brands they display and love.

Buttons are Perfect for Retailers, Grocery Stores, and Small Businesses

Pile of buttons for advertising

Pin-back buttons can let your message travel fast! Pin-back buttons are the perfect size to “express yourself”, and they come in many sizes, both small and large. Companies love to use them for marketing their brand because they are “silent salesman” for employees. The button does all the talking for your employees, especially if they are not directly interacting with a customer. The more the customer can see your promotion, the better your sales will be.

If buttons are given or sold to customers, they become mini billboards being paraded through town by your satisfied customers. And people can take them wherever they go: on their backpacks, jackets, hats and more! What’s a better consumer endorsement than seeing your brand on others?

Custom Buttons are Super Affordable

Display of buttons used for advertising

Businesses big and small love to purchase pin-back buttons because they are inexpensive and are very effective to get the word out about your promotion. In fact, the more you purchase the more money you save with our quantity price breaks.

Buttons are not just for political campaigns, they are also popular with retailers, grocery stores, and small businesses. One of our clients, Cabela’s, uses buttons to notify their customers about the deals they are featuring for the month. After visiting a local Cabela’s, we have seen not just one employee who is wearing the button, but all their employees are wearing buttons. They are using the buttons to share their message and promote their current sales. Custom buttons are an economical choice that produces great results time and time again!

Custom Buttons are Part of History

Keepsake boxes with items from days gone by will likely have a button or two that mark an occasion in a person’s life. For many people, buttons hold the memories of their first rock concert, campaign election, and other events they participated in.

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of going to an antique show or state fair, you probably stumbled across some pin-back buttons from years past. Collectors love to assemble a collection of buttons that were used in promoting products like cereals, tobacco, and gum.

Today’s businesses still see the value in advertising their products with buttons because they are high demand collector’s items. While the businesses of yesterday may not have anticipated this collectability, they successfully used pin-back buttons to get the word out about their products. The more original and unique your artwork and catchphrase is, the better your chances are of having your buttons become a timeless piece of advertising history.

Using buttons to mark your business’s special occasions is a great way to keep track of your company’s history. Use the same design or update it every year, we are ready to help you begin the next chapter of your business’s success!

Custom Buttons are Just Plain FUN!

Let’s not beat around the bush, pin-back buttons have had great success because they are fun for young and old alike. Whether you are advertising for your small business, fundraising for a worthy cause, or raising awareness of a new policy, customized buttons are sure to communicate what you want effectively. Plus since you can use your logos and favorite sayings, you can show more of your company’s personality to your customers. Buttons are the perfect “silent salesman”, and let you relax while it does the talking.

Pocky Day buttons

Pin-back buttons are not the only option that we offer for “walking billboards”. We also have clothing magnets and bulldog clip buttons for those who do not want to put a tiny hole in their clothing. While these backings may be a bit more expensive than the traditional button, they are worth it for the ease of the button being able to be applied and removed to clothing. There is a huge variety of sizes with over 10 sizes to choose from. You are sure to find what you want. Anything that you can imagine, we can make for you.

Custom buttons have evolved to be the ideal way to quickly communicate an idea to others. With more and more new policies being enacted by small businesses, retail, and grocery stores, all in-store shoppers need to be quickly notified to make shopping experiences smoother. Sometimes all it takes is a simple button on an employee to explain your policy changes, or to prompt customers to ask for more information.

Buttons are a simple hands-off way for your business to share vital messages about your business, promotions, and specific policies in a quick and easy way. Plus, with the option to fully customize the design, the opportunities are limitless to what you can do with your customized buttons! Ready to order buttons for your business? Visit our website today at www.CustomButtons.com!

Questions?

If you have any questions about your custom button order or the ordering process, you can always give us a call at 623-445-9975, or send us an email at sales@custombuttons.com. You can also reach us through the chat feature on our website during business hours (8am-5pm Arizona Time). We are here to help in every step of your button ordering process, from beginning your order to shipping your buttons for delivery.

As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

Connect with us:

Twitter: @LuvMyButtons

Facebook: Everyone Loves Buttons

Instagram: Everyone Loves Buttons

Submitting a Custom Button Quote

The process of creating buttons is a very creative affair, with almost limitless possibilities. Our orders often begin with a custom button quote, which are essential for helping our customers know what we offer them for their custom button orders.

Our website, CustomButtons.com, makes it especially easy to order your custom pin-back buttons online. We take pride in our website and how fast and easy this process is for our customers!

There are two options for ordering custom buttons online:

  • Directly order from our website if you have your artwork ready and know exactly what buttons you want to order. The direct order option can provide the price per button, along with shipping costs and your total order cost. This is a good option for orders under 15,000 pieces. If you have a quantity over 15,000 please give us a call for pricing.
  • Submit a FREE quote online and our customer service representatives will provide you personal step-by-step service. They will be able to help you with every part of the button ordering process, especially if your order includes multiple designs and backings.

Quotes are the perfect choice if you are looking for pricing for our various products but are not ready to place your order immediately. We currently offer 21 different sizes of buttons and 14 different types of backings. That’s 294 options to choose from! It may seem overwhelming to have that many available options, and our legendary button specialists will provide you with a free and detailed button consultation to ensure we meet all your custom button needs. There is no button order that is too big, too small, or too extensive for our button team!

How do I submit a custom button quote?

There are three main steps to submitting your free online quote:

Step 1

This section is about your custom button specifications. Choose the button size, quantity, and backing type you would like pricing for, and upload an art file if available.

Uploading an artwork file can help us determine the best button fit for your needs, and answer any artwork questions you might have. We have talented in-house graphic designers that can make your vision a reality if you do not have a design ready for your buttons.

You may add as many products as you would like with the “+ Add Another Product” button. There is no limit on how many products you can receive a quote for, giving you the freedom to get pricing for all your buttons in one quote!

Step 2

The calendar on the far left allows you to select the date you need your buttons delivered by. We aim to always have your buttons delivered on time for your organization or event. We can provide same-day (quantity of up to 2500) and 1-3 day fast track service along with a guaranteed delivery date.

The next option asks how you heard about us. This information helps us find out how we can reach more people who love and need custom buttons!

If you are requesting a quote with an ASI/SAGE number, or if you plan on ordering buttons for resale, the next section is where you would indicate that. It is important to note you are going to use this order for resale so we can meet your specific needs, especially if additions like barcodes are needed on your custom buttons.

The final box in this section is for additional questions, comments or special instructions that you may have. This is so you can bring attention to any custom options that you may need for your buttons, and any special requests you need pricing for.

Step 3

This is the last step of the online quote process. Your shipping information is very important for us to be able to calculate how quickly we will be able to have your order delivered, and any additional costs for expedited delivery dates. Be sure to also provide a phone number and email address so we can contact you about your button order pricing!

We ask for detailed information in the online quote form because we want to be able to provide you the best service possible. The more information we have about your potential custom button order, the more accurate your quoted price will be.

We have made the quote process seamless and easy for everyone. This is because we want the process to be easy and simple for everyone involved. And best of all, receiving a quote is FREE. We never charge for order quotes because we want to help make sure you order the custom buttons perfect for your needs.

What if I want to place an order with a custom button quote?

After you confirm you would like to proceed with a quoted price, and you provide us your billing information, we will send you a digital proof for you to review. Our quoted price includes all design and production fees, meaning you can revise your design as much as needed before we make your buttons. Once a final design is approved, we send your buttons to production.

Our production time does not begin until after the final proof approval. It typically takes five business days after proof approval for our standard production times. For orders with over 10,000 buttons, please give us a call for production schedule and pricing.

You are not limited to just an online quote if you want to speak to someone over the phone. Just give us a call during regular business hours 623-445-9975 and one of our representatives will help you with your order.

Why are these custom button quotes hassle-free?

We provide hassle-free quotes because we do not want you to stress about getting custom buttons made, especially if you are on a tight deadline. We want to provide a streamlined service to you so you can focus on your projects and not have to worry about your buttons!

What is the benefit of requesting a quote?

Since we have so many different button sizes and backing types available, we want to be able to provide accurate pricing for your potential button order. We do not want to provide general price ranges, and we pride ourselves in giving complete and exact pricing with every quote. Our quotes are a great tool to assess which product and services you would like to use for your button order.

We want to “Make you Look Good” and will give you the best options possible for all your custom button needs. So why not put in a quote? Not only is it FREE, but it also comes with the best service available.

Questions?

If you have any questions about your custom button order or the ordering process, you can always give us a call at 623-445-9975, or send us an email at sales@custombuttons.com. You can also reach us through the chat feature on our website during business hours (8am-5pm Arizona Time). We are here to help in every step of your button ordering process, from beginning your order to shipping your buttons for delivery.

As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

Connect with us:

Twitter: @LuvMyButtons

Facebook: Everyone Loves Buttons

Instagram: Everyone Loves Buttons