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Customer Spotlight: Ame Dyckman, Children’s Book Author

Everyone Loves Buttons is happy to be a part of the increasing success of children’s book author, Ame Dyckman. Just as everyone loves buttons, everyone also loves a good story, and who better to tell one than the upbeat, outgoing and colorful character that is Ame.

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From her vibrant hair color to her big-eared cat, Dyckman is quite the follow on Twitter as she spreads the word about her books and gives you a glimpse inside the adventure that is her life.

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Dyckman authored the New York Times BestsellerWolfie the Bunny.” Along with illustrator Zachariah OHora, Ame gives us a fun and fresh perspective on some very real life scenarios including adoption, stereotypes and sibling rivalry. This book is perfect for children and parents alike, and it displays a great message…that despite our differences, we are all one in the same.

“Wolfie the Bunny” racked up plenty of accolades including:

  • Parents Magazine Best Fictional Picture Book 2015
  • The Huffington Post Best Picture Books 2015
  • ASLC Notable Book for Children
  • School Library Journal Best of the Year
  • NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
  • Wilde Award Best Picture Books Ages 4-8
  • A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of 2016

 

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Dyckman and OHora followed up with “Horrible BEAR!” This book is a terrific display of friendship, something that will often test your patience, but through understanding and forgiveness, can be the most rewarding battle of your life.

The New York Times had some wonderful things to say about Dyckman and OHora’s follow up to “Wolfie the Bunny”:

“As fun as a theme park ride… Dyckman and OHora specialize in full-spectrum emotion and offbeat charm.”

 

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Ame’s latest book entitled “You DON’T Want a UNICORN!” is set to release on Valentine’s Day 2017. This time, she teamed up with the hilarious Liz Climo to inform all the younglings to be careful what you wish for. Unicorns may look pretty and majestic, but they are a whole lot to handle as a pet in this sure-to-be new hit.

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We look forward to continuing our professional relationship with Ame as she continues to produce tremendous stories for the youth of America. Everyone Loves Buttons is proud to support such a wonderful cause… child literacy and imagination!

If you are interested in purchasing buttons of your own, check out our website at custombuttons.com!

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We were honored to produce the official buttons for the 58th Presidential Inauguration

After a wild presidential election, Donald J. Trump is ready to be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. The West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol will once again play host to the Inaugural Swearing-In Ceremony on January 20, 2017, but did you know that the National Mall is property of the National Park Service?

The National Mall, also known as “America’s Front Yard,” is the most visited national park in the United States. With the U.S. Capitol Building at one end and the Lincoln Memorial at the other, the National Mall is the National Park Service’s prized gem. The Washington Monument towers above some of the most iconic monuments and museums that America has to offer, creating a majestic surrounding for one of the most important ceremonies in the world.

Custombuttons.com by Everyone Loves Buttons® had the incredible honor of being asked to produce 75,000 buttons on behalf of the National Park Service for the Inauguration on Friday. As a small business and a member of American Made Matters, we are excited to help usher in the new Made-in-USA movement with our top-of-the-line pinback buttons that were manufactured at our production facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

Some of you may be wondering why it is the 58th Presidential Inauguration if Trump is being sworn in as the 45th President. The easy answer would be to say that even if a president is reelected, each time a president is voted into office, he is inaugurated for the upcoming term. Now, there have been 21 presidents that have served more than one term in office, which may make you wonder why the numbers don’t add up. That is because on nine different occasions, a president was inaugurated for a special circumstance including the passing or impeachment of their predecessor. Those kinds of situations are classified as “Extraordinary Inaugurations” and are not categorized with the others because the people did not vote the individual being inaugurated into office.

Remember, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons!

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5 ways buttons can help you bring in the New Year

As 2016 comes to an end, most of us are beginning to set our sights on 2017 and all that it entails. As we start to mark our new calendars with upcoming events, birthdays and other important dates, most of us keep thinking about how we can make this year better than the last. Whether it’s for personal or professional reasons, we all continuously look for the best way to bring in the New Year.

Well… look no further. Everyone Loves Buttons is here to help.

Here are five ways we might be able to help you bring in the New Year:

1) Promote a cause

Are you an individual that is trying to influence change? Is your business attempting to raise money for cancer research?

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No matter the cause, our variety of promotional products can help you spread the message.

2) Promote your business or organization

Maybe you’re a small business trying to get your name out there or maybe you’re a part of an organization that is unveiling a new logo.

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Whatever it is, we provide the perfect medium for you and your team to gain some extra exposure in 2017. You can create a fun, new design to spice up your buttons, or our in-house art department can help create one for you. Either way, we can help you take the next step to becoming a household name.

3) Celebrate or recognize someone

Do you have a fellow coworker retiring this year? Maybe you have a special birthday or work accomplishment in the office.

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We can put their face on a button! Everyone loves to gain recognition, and what better way to show your appreciation for someone than to show them off to everyone at work.

4) Promote an event

Do you have an annual golf outing coming up? Are you attending an important conference in 2017?

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Sure, you can hang up flyers throughout the office or in the windows of local businesses. Or you can give everyone a stylish button or zipper pull that can be attached to clothing, backpacks, purses, and more allowing the memories of your wonderful event to carry on long after it’s done.

5) Strengthen office comradery

Maybe you want to rally the troops at the office or lighten the mood in the break room.

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Our mylar-covered buttons allow for an interactive experience. You can take a stroll through time and vote for office superlatives (minus the lettermen’s jackets) to get some laughs at work. You might also want to celebrate the turning of the page by having everyone write their New Year’s resolutions on a button in an effort to help each other reach their goals.

Our fast track services allow us to meet any deadline, so no matter if you need them in a month or a day, we are the right company for the job. Whatever your plans are for 2017, Everyone Loves Buttons has a way to help you get there.

Go to custombuttons.com to see our variety of different products including pinback buttons, wearable magnetic buttons, zipper pulls, fridge magnets and more.

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Everyone Loves Buttons is a nationally certified woman-owned business that provides only American-made products manufactured at our production facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

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MTSU Alumni Customer Spotlight

Customer Spotlight: MTSU Alumni Association

Murfreesboro, a small city 40 miles southeast of Nashville, is home to the second largest university in Tennessee. Middle Tennessee State University was established in 1911 and has become one of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the southeast.

We wanted to shed some light on one our many valued customers, the MTSU Alumni Association. This organization has been doing some terrific things to connect the university’s rich history of alumni with its current crop of young college students.

The MTSU Alumni Association holds a number of events for Blue Raiders of all ages to attend. Some of these events include their alumni summer colleges and spring weekends, where alumni can attend workshop activities to further their education in a fun and friendly environment. There are also watching events hosted by the Alumni Association for MTSU sporting events.

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There is also a Young Alumni Group comprised of former Blue Raiders ages 35 or younger. Their goal is to help the new age of MTSU graduates find careers, connect with other alumni and become an important part of the MTSU community.

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Feel free to visit the Middle Tennessee State Alumni website to find out how you can become a part of the Blue Raider family. While you’re there, check out the many services they provide including career services, finding fellow classmates and opportunities to donate to the university itself.

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You can also order MTSU gear and commencement DVDs, get a replacement diploma, look through their virtual yearbooks, check out all the alumni discounts that are available and much more.

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You can find them on Twitter at @MTAlumni and Facebook at @mtsualumni.

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For all alumni and parents of alumni, you can snap a picture of yourself wearing your MTSU button and tweet it at @LuvMyButtons with #LuvMyButtons for a discount on your next button order.

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Everyone Loves Buttons wants you to get out and vote!

Every four years, we the people of the United States of America are able to enjoy the freedom of electing our nation’s leader. Everyone has an opinion on how he or she thinks the country could be run better, and this is the time of the year to express those opinions by voting for the candidate that best reflects your ideals.

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It doesn’t matter whether you are a Democrat, a Republican or an independent. It only matters that you get out and make your voice heard by voting this upcoming Tuesday, November 8th.

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Political season can be a long, grueling and sometimes unpleasant experience, but it is necessary to reflect the change that this country needs. So cast your ballot, make your voice heard and we will see you at the Midterm elections in 2018.

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Help Everyone Loves Buttons spread awareness about breast cancer this October!

October is upon us, which means it is time to amp up the spread of awareness for one of the deadliest diseases in the world, breast cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides people with the platform not only to inform individuals about the disease but also to celebrate the battles that were won and remember those who lost the fight.

According to breastcancer.org, not only is breast cancer the most frequently diagnosed cancer in the world, it is also the leading cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide. To put that into perspective, one case of breast cancer is diagnosed in a woman every two minutes in the United States alone, and somewhere in the world, one person dies every 60 seconds from breast cancer.

As a nationally certified woman-owned business, Everyone Loves Buttons would like to invite you to join the fight and help spread awareness about breast cancer. We are currently offering a 10% discount on any breast cancer awareness products ordered through our website in the month of October. Just use the promo code “BCA10” when checking out, and you can save more then just money… you can help save lives.

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We offer a variety of different products that are perfect for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We have fridge magnets, pinback buttons, wearable magnet buttons and more. We also have Zipper Pulls, one of our newest products. Zipper Pulls are perfect for spreading awareness all year round. They can be clipped on backpacks, purses, jackets, sweatshirts and all kinds of products that contain zippers.

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Our new website, custombuttons.com, allows for a seamless checkout process, plus keep in mind that no matter what product you decide is best for you, we can customize anything to make it exactly how you envisioned it.

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Remember, awareness is the first step in catching the disease before it is too late. About 1 in every 8 women, or 12%, develops breast cancer at some point in their lives. So wear your pink proudly, encourage your friends and family to get tested, and help us spread awareness.

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Everyone Loves Buttons can now be found on custombuttons.com

Everybody’s favorite custom button company has a new and improved online home. Everyone Loves Buttons is the same trustworthy button company you have grown to love over the last 20 years, but we can now be found on custombuttons.com.

After providing our customers with high quality buttons for the past two decades, we decided to provide you with a new website to make customizing and ordering buttons as easy as possible.

 

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Our new website includes the following features:

  • A more efficient online ordering process.
  • An easier way to request an estimate.
  • Our new chat that allows you to talk directly with an Everyone Loves Buttons customer representative.
  • Information on our current online promotions to help you save on your next button order.
  • Pictures of some of our previously produced custom buttons.
  • Templates to help you determine the size of your custom buttons.
  • Links to all of our social media sites, as well as our blog.
  • AND MUCH MORE.

Remember, our in-house art department can help you develop the artwork to create the exact button you have pictured in your mind. We also provide a variety of fast track services to ensure that your buttons reach you in time.

So next time you need buttons for a family reunion, your company’s golf outing or any other occasion, go on over to custombuttons.com and let us help you create the button of your dreams.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month is right around the corner!

As a nationally certified woman-owned business, Everyone Loves Buttons would like to share some statistics about breast cancer in preparation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

According to breastcancer.org, about 1 in every 8 (12%) women develop breast cancer at some point throughout their lifetime. It is not limited to women, but it is a much more common occurrence among the female gender. In America, breast cancer ranks second behind only a couple forms of skin cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women. Aside from lung cancer, breast cancer death rates are higher than any other cancer among women in the United States.

Needless to say, breast cancer is a big deal in the U.S. and across the world. The problem is that most people aren’t educated enough on the matter, which prevents those individuals from detecting the disease early on causing the cancer to spread prior to diagnosis. This is why October is so important in terms of spreading the word about breast cancer.

In today’s day and age, it is much easier to spread awareness with the likes of the Internet and more specifically social media. As for breast cancer awareness, the pink movement has been expanding over the last few decades. All of your favorite NFL players sport their hot pink cleats, gloves, socks, and towels throughout the month of October to help raise awareness about the disease. DeAngelo Williams, running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers, even dies some of his braids pink for the entirety of the NFL season in support of his mother’s battle with breast cancer.

There is always more that we can do to combat an illness like cancer, but the little things like wearing pink and supporting the fight can help build the foundation for a better tomorrow.

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Did you or a loved one beat cancer? Customize your own button to celebrate the triumphant victory. Is a coach or player going through the fight? Create your own custom Zipper Pull® to clip to your team jackets, backpacks or gym bags. Our Zipper Pulls® now include the option of a custom hot pink Versa Back®, which is the back of the Zipper Pull®, to help tie the Breast Cancer Awareness theme together. We also create custom car magnets, fridge magnets, bumper stickers, and more.

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So whether you have family that has been through the fight, friends battling the disease or you yourself have been affected by breast cancer, there is always something we can do to spread awareness.

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College Football is Back

College Football is finally back! Get your game day gear ready!

Alright football fans… the wait is finally over. High school teams began playing under the Friday night lights just a couple weeks ago, and now it is time for college football to follow suit. This week marks the beginning of a long road to the College Football Playoff, which means it is time for all of you crazy football fanatics to get your game day gear ready.

I’m sure you have your jerseys, t-shirts, caps and face paint ready to go for all of the game day festivities that College Football Saturdays entail, but we all know that TRUE fans are repping their team on every day of the week. Whether you wear a suit and tie to work or you’re required to wear a uniform, sometimes it is just not possible to show your true colors as often as you’d like. Well… there is a way to show off your school spirit without compromising your work wardrobe. Have you ever considered buttons or Zipper Pulls®?

These items can be worn on game day, or they can be pinned or clipped to everyday items for an around-the-clock symbol of football pride. Wear your custom button to the tailgate party on Saturday, then pin it to your backpack for class on Monday. Clip a Zipper Pull® to your jacket for a brisk day at the stadium, then clip it to your purse for your friends to admire all week long.

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You can even try our wearable magnet buttons to avoid poking a hole in your clothes. The versatility never ends with our products, as you can simply stick your magnetic button on the fridge at home after you’re done showing it off at your buddy’s barbecue.

College football fans in America are some of the most passionate; borderline craziest sports fans in the entire world, so why not wear your colors proud year round? Plus with our fast turnaround at Everyone Loves Buttons, we can create customized buttons week-to-week, so you can personalize each one for the next big game like the ones seen above.

And don’t worry; you don’t have to be shouting “Roll Tide” or “Go Big Blue” to enjoy the beauty of college football. All of our buttons are custom made, right here in Phoenix, Arizona; so the possibilities are endless. Whether you’re a big school fan or a junior college fan, we can help you show off your team colors all year long.

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Political Feature

5 Ways to Support Your Candidate This Political Season

  1. A picture is worth a thousand words, a t-shirt is worth more.

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What a person wears is the most expressive way for someone to portray themselves to the general public. Nobody has time to explain their interests, hobbies or beliefs to everyone they see walking down the street. So why not wear them? A political t-shirt is the perfect way to show your support without having to explain yourself.

  1. You drive everywhere. Bumper stickers go where you go.

Political Bumper Stickers

Probably the most common way to show one’s support for a candidate is to slap a bumper sticker on your car and take your candidate everywhere you go. Everyone has seen them. So whether you’re in support of Trump or Hillary, or even if you’re just trying to keep the Bernie movement alive, don’t forget to drive in style with your political bumper sticker.

  1. Make coffee great again by waking up with your candidate.

Political Mugs

Do you have dreams of a better America? Do you know who can make that happen for you? Whether you’re waking up or having an afternoon cup of joe at work, a political mug is the perfect way to show your support for a better tomorrow.

  1. Keep your head in the game by wearing a hat to support your candidate.

Political Hats

As I mentioned above, what you wear is the first thing someone notices when they see you in public. If you are passionate about your candidate, you should show your support as much and as often as you can. A t-shirt can be worn once a week or so, but a hat can be worn day-in and day-out. So cap off this political season by wearing your candidate’s hat to show your support.

  1. Pin it to win it. Wear your candidate’s button everywhere you go.

Political Buttons

Buttons are perfect for showing your support for your candidate on a daily basis. You can wear your button with any outfit, or you can pin it to your backpack, purse, jacket, etc. The possibilities are endless for your political button, as you can choose to create a magnetic button as opposed to the standard pin back. A magnetic version can be worn or simply placed on the fridge or filing cabinet. Buttons may provide the most versatile ways to show your support this political season.

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Ultimately, the important thing is that you get out and vote. You can be the difference between the change you want to see and the change you don’t. Make your voice heard by supporting your candidate proudly.

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