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Five Reasons Why Custom Button’s Button Pins Make Great Marketing Tools

Button pins are perfect for give-a-ways, advertising (for employees to wear), fundraising, or purchasing for resale for a profit in today’s retail environment by having us pin your buttons to a customized Button Card (custom pack) or as a front counter Button Box (impulse sales).

They are everywhere, just look around, and just as fashionable and popular today as they were in simpler times past. Buttons have NEVER gone out of style and will endure well into the future as long as there is something to say and a place to pin them on you can’t go wrong purchasing and wearing a button to get your message out.

1. Button Pins Travel Like the Internet: Fast!

They are the perfect size to Express Yourself. Companies love to use custom button pins for marketing their brand because they are “silent salesman” for employees and mini billboards being paraded through town by satisfied customers. And, people take them wherever they go on their backpacks, jackets, hats and more! What’s a better consumer endorsement than seeing your brand on others?

2. Button Pins are Super Affordable and Effective

Businesses big and small love to purchase them because they are inexpensive and are very effective at catching customers’ attention.

In fact, the more you purchase the more money you save. They are also popular with politicians because they can be handed out by the hundreds at rallies while staying in budget, or by organizations fighting for a cause using them as a fundraising option. An economical choice that produces great results time and time again!

3. Custom Button Pins are Fantastic Emotional Triggers

All those great memories of days gone by… Go through a keepsake box from high school or college and you will likely find a stack of tin pins.

They take us back to a simpler place in time, holding the memories of our first rock concert, campaign election or favorite brand growing up. These days buttons can be custom printed to commemorate a birth, anniversary or class reunion. They have crossed over many genres, and still continue to evolve.

4. Buttons are Timeless

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of going to an antique show or state fair, you probably stumbled across some from years past.

Collectors love to assemble a collection of buttons used in promoting products like cigarettes, cereals and gum. Today’s businesses still see the value in advertising their products with them because they are in such high demand as collectors items. The more original and unique the artwork and catchphrase, the better the chances your tin pins are going to become a timeless piece of advertising history.

5. Buttons are Just plain FUN!

Let’s not beat around the bush, button pins have had such a long life because they are fun for young and old alike.

Whether you are advertising a fast-food chain, fundraising for a worthy cause, an event at your school or university, political candidate, birthday party or just trying to express yourself, and they are sure to make us smile. What better way to advertise a product than with a piece of history that has captivated people for centuries and will continue to do so for centuries to come.

Your Trusted Custom Button Pin Supplier

We have the sizes and shapes that will generate the most return on investment and get noticed, as well as the quality, value, and service you are looking for.

With a low up-front cost, our button pins are a great choice to help advertise, raise funds, or retail and generate a generous profit for you individually, your organization, or your company. Give us a call today at (623) 445-9975 to discuss the many product and custom packaging options available to you.

Event Marketing Tips for Success

Increasing brand awareness is super important to every business, both big and small. Attending events, like conferences and expos, is a great way to quickly introduce people to your products and services. But where to start when planning out your marketing strategy? Read on for some helpful event marketing tips to jumpstart your planning!

Illustration of a man at a booth with graphs, speaking to a crowd of people.

Set Clear Event Marketing Goals

Having clear marketing goals is important for every business, and plays an even more vital role during larger events. Setting goals helps direct your marketing efforts and guides decision making to produce results.

Some examples include having “x” number of people sign up for your newsletter, or reaching a number of sales. The goals you set should be able to be measured concretely, and completed within a specific timeframe. Avoid abstract goals that are hard to measure, as this will make it harder to tell if you were successful.

Setting goals before your event is a great way to determine the effectiveness of your marketing efforts. The feedback from your event can help with future marketing efforts, and lead you towards the path of success.

Prepare Visible and Memorable Marketing Materials

Having a strong visual marketing plan is our next event marketing tip. This can help attendees remember your pitch when they see your logo in the future. Your marketing materials should get your audience’s attention and quickly provide key information about your business and services.

It is important to keep marketing materials true to your company’s branding, as they will greatly impact your brand perception. New design trends can be good for keeping your visual marketing looking fresh and updated. However, make sure you only use trends that are the best fit for your company. If a trend does not naturally fit your branding, your audience will be able to tell!

A final tip for your visual marketing is to keep your materials cohesive. By keeping everything cohesive your audience will be able to focus more on your message. Plus, you will improve brand recognition with your audience by having a consistent appearance.

Keep Event Marketing Easy to Understand

Who are you are trying to reach? What action do you want them to take? What do you want them to remember about your company?

These are important questions to ask both before and during your event. The wrong way of communicating can turn off potential clients, and make it harder to reach the goals you set earlier. This makes clear communication one of our most important event marketing tips!

Aim your messaging and communication strategies towards your desired audience, and make it easy for your audience to understand you. Having a clear message and purpose will help you be more memorable and recognizable to your audience later on.

In addition, prepare direct answers for questions your audience might ask. Your audience will appreciate having clear answers to their questions, and will consider you a knowledgable expert on the subject.

Use Promotional Items and Giveaways for Event Marketing

Free promotional items are a great way to expand your brand awareness while leaving a positive impression on your potential customers. Everyone loves to receive free stuff, and incorporating your branding into giveaway items is a great way to accomplish this.

Button saying "your custom design here", with a bottle opener backing.

Promotional items are also a great way to help your customers display their brand loyalty after your event. Plus, choosing functional items like portable chargers, bottle openers, or customized mirrors gives you the opportunity to integrate a piece of your branding into your customer’s everyday life.

Follow Up After Your Event

The last of our event marketing tips is to follow up with your new audience. Even after the actual event is over you can still communicate with your new audience! This is the perfect time to follow up with your new leads and subscribers, as they will quickly remember you. 

It is a good idea to have follow-up marketing materials prepared for after your event to prevent gaps in communication with your audience. By doing so you can stay “top of mind”, and grow the positive relationship with your new audience. However, make sure you do not send too much at once, as your audience might view this as spamming and unsubscribe!

Conclusion

There is a lot of planning needed for event marketing, but your efforts will pay off when you keep these tips in mind. By keeping your messaging clear and memorable, you are sure to impress your audience and increase brand awareness. And don’t forget to check out our website to find promotional products for your next event!

How to Make Your Own Buttons

Pin-back buttons have been around for a very long time, and are the perfect accessory for expressing yourself. Show off your treasured photos, display your support for special causes, or even share your favorite phrases with the world. But did you know you can make your own buttons?

With some creativity and the right tools, you can turn your idea into a customized button to wear and share with others!

Materials for Making Your Own Buttons

The first step to button making is gathering all the supplies you will need, and making sure you have enough to make your buttons. You will need:

Materials to make a button: a hand machine, scissors, mylar sheet, printed design, button shell, and button backing
  1. A button press
  2. Scissors
  3. Circular mylar sheets
  4. Your button design graphic
  5. Steel button shells
  6. Steel button back with pin inserted

A quick note about the button press: we will be focusing on using a manual hand-press for this tutorial. Although the general process might be similar, electronic button presses will have different operating instructions. Make sure to consult any instruction manuals before making your buttons.

Designing Your Buttons

To make your button customized, you need to have a design! You can put just about anything on a button, from your favorite photos to personal logos, phrases, and more.

When you are making your design, always keep your button size in mind. Small buttons are perfect for simple designs, while larger buttons have more space and can show more complicated details.

Button Design Templates

Once you have your design idea, the next step is to find a template to use. Templates are great for making sure your design idea will work for your buttons, without making a lot of test buttons.

We offer free button templates on our website, and even have a helpful tutorial for how to use them (plus some design tips from our Graphics Department).

Printing Out Your Button Design

Once you are happy with your button design, it is time to print! In the design program of your choice, put as many of your button layouts as you can comfortably fit. Leave some space between each layout, as this will help with cutting them out.

Next, check that your design program and printer settings will have the design printing at the full 100% size before printing. This is very important, as altering the size can cause the final printed design to not fit in your button press.

Button design templates on a printed sheet of paper

Then print out your button designs, with a few extra just in case! 

Cutting Out Your Button Design

After your designs are all printed, it is time to trim them for use with your button press. Using your scissors, carefully cut out the design using the outer line of our template as your guide. Make sure to trim the graphics as accurately as possible, as it will help keep your design centered in the press.

Cut out the printed design with scissors

Once all your button designs are all trimmed, it’s finally time to press your buttons!

Using a Hand Press to Make Your Own Buttons

Gather all your button materials listed above, and organize your working area for button making. We recommend having separate areas for your parts and the completed buttons.

What is a Hand Press?

A button hand machine

A button hand press is a manual machine for making buttons, with no electronic parts. The press mainly consists of a stable base, swinging “arms” with slots for the button parts, and a lever that is pulled to physically press the button parts together.

The different slots of a button machine, slot one on the left and slot two on the right

Although it looks complicated, these button presses are actually very easy to use. Because of how the slots are shaped only certain parts can fit each slot, which helps with keeping track of the arm positions. One slot will have a deep circle-shaped groove (seen on the left in the above image, this is considered the first slot), while the other is overall deeper and does not have a groove (seen on the right, this is the second slot).

Pressing the First Half of Your Button

Placing the button shell piece in the hand machine

Make sure the first slot (with the circle-shaped groove) is in the very front of the machine, which will help us with aligning the design graphic. First place the button shell in the circle-shaped groove in the slot.

Placing the printed graphic in the hand machine

Next, carefully place your button design graphic so the “tick” mark at the top is centered. This makes sure your design will have the correct orientation for your finished buttons.

Placing the mylar sheet on the printed design in the hand machine

Finally, place a mylar circle on top and rotate the machine’s arms so the parts you just placed are inside the press.

Firmly pull down on the press lever until you reach the bottom, and then push it back upright after a few moments. This first press combines the steel shell, printed design, and mylar circle together. The button is now halfway done!

Finishing Your Buttons

Button backing piece placed into second slot of button hand machine

Place the button backing part (the one with the pin inserted) into the second slot with the pin facing down and horizontal. You should see the wavy part of the pin (this sits inside the completed button, to keep the pin stable) when the part is sitting in the slot. This makes sure the pin is horizontal on the final buttons, and can be used to wear it once finished.

Next swing the arm the opposite way to be in the press. Don’t worry about not seeing the first part that you pressed earlier! The button press lifts up the first part so it can be pressed onto the second part.

What the finished button looks like after pressing

Pull down on the button press’s lever again, and lift once a few moments pass. Swing the arm around one final time, and you should now see the completed button in the slot.

Repeat these steps as many times as you want until you reach the number of completed buttons you need, and enjoy your customized buttons!

Need Custom Buttons or Parts?

Visit our website at www.custombuttons.com to order your own customized buttons, or order more materials to make your own buttons!

Buttons with USA designs

American Made Custom Buttons

Looking for 100% American made custom buttons? Consider your search officially over! Our buttons have always been, and always will be, completely made in the USA.

Buttons Always Made in America

We work hard to offer completely American made custom buttons, and are even officially certified!

Certificate showing Everyone Loves Buttons® provides American made custom buttons.

Everyone Loves Buttons® is committed to keeping our entire manufacturing process within the USA, from the raw materials to assembling your completed custom buttons.

American Button Parts

Photo of button back parts with the classic pin backing.

Our custom buttons feature steel backing parts to ensure durability and strength when you pin them to your jackets, bags, hats, and more. The steel for these parts is first sourced from Chicago, Illinois.

Next, the steel material is sent to Wisconsin to be stamped and cut into the familiar shell and pin shapes for your buttons. These parts are high quality and ensure your buttons last for years to come.

Custom Button Manufacturing in America

Buttons with the American flag, with a centered button saying "American made matters, choose American".

All the steel parts are then shipped to our production facility in Phoenix, Arizona. Your designs are also printed in our office with high quality CMYK inks and paper in our facility. This ensures your designs look great on your buttons.

Once we have all the components ready, our talented production staff assembles your custom buttons and ships them off to their final destination. Your buttons will then arrive by your chosen delivery date, and you can enjoy your American made custom buttons!

Why Choose Our Custom Buttons?

From sourcing parts to shipping out your completed buttons, we work hard to provide only American made custom buttons. When you order through us you are not only supporting a woman-owned small business, but also American jobs.

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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Customer Spotlight: Arizona State Parks and Trails

Our next Customer Spotlight shines on Arizona State Parks and Trails, who recently had some custom pin button boxes made for their retail shops. These button boxes feature stunning photos of scenery and wildlife that can be seen at some of Arizona’s state parks, as well as some fun outdoor themed graphics. Great for remembering a visit to one of their parks, or for showing your love for Arizona, keep an eye out for these button boxes on your next visit to an Arizona State Park!

Who is Arizona State Parks and Trails?

Arizona State Parks and Trails (ASPT) is an organization that maintains and preserves several of Arizona’s natural parks and trails for the public to enjoy. Hiking trails, camping grounds, and recreational lakes include some of the many types of facilities they also manage.

Arizona State Parks and Trails Logo

ASPT also helps develop outdoor recreational areas within cities and towns across the state. These include hiking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, sport-related courts, and more! This helps encourage people to engage in more outdoor activities, and gets both locals and travelers alike outside to enjoy what Arizona has to offer.

They also work to keep historical records of artifacts and events within each park they manage.  This information is important to keep track of, as each new find reveals more details about the historic past of Arizona’s land and the cultures that have lived here. Visitors can report their finds to their specialized department for review, and if accepted they contributed to finding out more information about Arizona’s history!

Custom Pin Buttons, Magnets, and More!

We have been manufacturing custom pin buttons and magnets for ASPT for several years, and are always delighted to work with them! Each custom pin button includes a fun animal illustration for their Junior Ranger program. Every park has a unique design, making these buttons very collectable for kids.

Arizona State Parks and Trails Junior Ranger Custom Pin Button

Their Junior Ranger program aims to encourage kids to learn about, and help care for, the state parks they visit. Kids can earn one of these collectable buttons by completing fun educational activities and then taking the Junior Ranger Pledge. Once they take the pledge, they can proudly show off their buttons on their backpacks, jackets, and more! With 10+ button designs, families can make an adventure out of visiting each park to collect the next Junior Ranger button.

Arizona State Parks and Trails Magnet

Another product we make for ASPT includes their custom fridge magnets displaying stunning photographs of their parks. The vivid photographs show famous nature and historical locations within the parks, so visitors can have a souvenir to remember their visit. These magnets are in our unique rounded rectangle shape in both glossy and soft-touch matte finishes, and definitely get attention in their gift shops. Be sure to get one during your next visit, before they sell out!

Arizona State Parks and Trails Custom Pin Button Box

Their newest addition, custom button boxes, are set to appear in gift shops in the near future, and feature new photos and designs that are sure to delight! Each button box contains four unique 1.25” pin-back button designs that are the perfect size for pinning to your backpack, hat, or jacket during your next outdoor adventure. Designs include natural scenes of Arizona and outdoor themes, letting you express your love for the state and the natural parks it contains.

Looking to Order Custom Pin Buttons, Magnets, and Button Boxes?

Search no further! Visit our website today to check out the different size, shape, and backing options we offer to find your perfect match. We also offer hassle-free free quotes to help you figure out the pricing for your custom 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

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Covid-19 vaccine buttons

Covid-19 Vaccinated Buttons

Have you noticed how quickly the messages we share have changed during the current pandemic? We definitely have! Our owner was interviewed by Channel 12 News to talk about her experience with making custom buttons during the pandemic. Watch the video below to hear about the newest messaging trend, Covid-19 vaccinated buttons:

Throughout the current pandemic we have been proud to be able to make buttons with informative and positive messages for essential workers and the public. Today we talk about the top Covid-19 related button trends we have seen, and how you can order your own customized buttons and stickers!

Covid-19 Safety Customized Buttons

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused many changes in the messages we want to share with the each other. This is especially true as new information quickly emerged about the virus. Most notable were the different public safety measures that have been needed and how to remind others to follow these safety practices. Healthcare and public safety were the most popular topics for customized buttons over the past few months, with most designs falling into the following three categories.

Hand Washing Buttons

Covid-19 button designs about washing your hands and staying six feet away

One of the first trends to emerge were buttons and magnets focused on washing hands to stop the spread of the virus. These buttons have been used to remind others to always use soap and be through. This message emerged as officials said it could help keep you safe after touching surfaces.

Hand washing icons and bold text were mainly used to grab the attention of others. These layouts influenced other button designs, as they were easy to understand and read from a distance.

Social Distancing Buttons

Button designs with a social distancing message

This topic quickly became one of the most popular during the pandemic, and continues to be important as the pandemic continues. Small businesses, restaurants, and healthcare facilities used buttons with this message to remind others about their new social distancing practices.

Customized buttons and pins proved to be a great way of encouraging social distancing from the recommended six feet. Our 3” buttons were the most popular, as large bold text and logos fit perfectly on the larger buttons we carry.

Mask Wearing Buttons

Blue button with the text "I'm smiling under this mask"

Throughout the pandemic, mask wearing buttons were definitely the most popular designs for our customers. These buttons served to remind customers, employees, and patients about wearing a mask to stop the spread of the virus. Our larger buttons kept their bold mask-related designs large enough to see even while social distancing.

Mask wearing also brought a new challenge to how people expressed themselves: how can you show emotions without showing your full face? Our creative customers found the perfect solution with buttons, by using designs about smiling!

Covid-19 Vaccine Buttons

Covid-19 vaccine buttons

With several vaccines now approved and beginning distribution across the country, the newest trend to emerge is Covid-19 vaccinated buttons. These buttons tell others that you have now received the vaccine.

Currently these buttons are mainly used by healthcare and essential workers to let patients know they are vaccinated against the virus. However, as more of the public becomes eligible to receive the vaccine we anticipate more people wanting to show their vaccinated status.

Official Designs by the Center for Disease Control for Healthcare Workers

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is working to make it easy for healthcare workers to let others know when they have been vaccinated with their official Covid-19 vaccinated button and sticker designs. With two color options, these designs are perfect for making buttons and stickers and are easy to identify from a distance.

The Importance of Covid-19 Buttons and Stickers

Our pin-back buttons and clothing magnets are the perfect choice for employees and healthcare workers to show their vaccinated status on a daily basis. Buttons are reusable and feature a clear protective mylar covering over your design. This allows you to properly sanitize your buttons, without compromising the design!

Our stickers are a perfect choice to give to give to people receiving the vaccine. They can proudly show their vaccination status, while helping others become more aware of the vaccine. This could help others become more confident in the vaccine, and even get people excited for when they can get their own vaccinated sticker, too!

How to Order Your Own Covid-19 Vaccinated Buttons and Stickers

Here at Everyone Loves Buttons®, we make it easy to order your own custom buttons, magnets, and stickers. And if you have any questions, we are here to help! Through our website you can select what product you want, the specific size, and even choose a specific quantity for your order. No order is too big or too small, we can do them all!

Check out our previous post about the ordering process for more tips!

Have a Custom Design, or Need a Design to be Made?

Upload your artwork with your order, and our Graphics Department will create your personalized digital proof.

We can also create customized designs and layouts for you based on a description, and even use your logo or favorite photos!

Need a change to your button design? Each order comes with unlimited proofs, so make as many changes as needed until you are happy with your customized button design.

Not Ready to Order, but Need Pricing?

With our hassle-free quote requests, you can do just that! Get personalized pricing for your unique order, guaranteed.

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

Our New Association with The Daily Bread Watch

CustomButtons.com by Everyone Loves Buttons, Inc.® is proud to announce our association with The Daily Bread Watch (TDBW).  As one of the leaders in the promotional products industry, we are very proud to manufacture and offer only Made in the USA customized buttons, magnets, stickers, shirts, hats and more. Our relationship with TDBW will be to run their online Swag Shop and offer the highest quality USA made products available.

Daily Bread Watch logo
Everyone Loves Buttons logo

What is The Daily Bread Watch?

The Daily Bread Watch (TDBW) is an online platform bringing news to high school and college students that allows them to think about what they are reading and how it shapes their daily lives. Each day different news articles are chosen by fellow students and teachers. These articles each have a brief introduction into the article with an engaging question for the reader to consider before continuing to read the full article. Once the reader has finished the article, they can post on the blog and read what others around the country have also thought about the story.

TDBW was created by a high school business/marketing teacher to help make talking about daily news stories more engaging to high school and college students. He noticed his students were not excited to find and read about the news during their daily bell-work, and set out to create a fun and entertaining way to encourage research and  discussion about current events. 

What is in The Daily Bread Watch?

TDBW is delivered to students daily via email and is laid out into sections, starting with the stock market recap that provides an explanation of what happened in the market the day before, and what to expect for the upcoming day.

Full Loaf logo

The Full Loaf includes three to four daily headline stories.

Half Loaf logo

The Half Loaf is a short student written article (or two) about a current topic happening in the news. It then asks a thought-provoking question to promote higher level thinking and discussion among students.

Slice logo

A Slice of Bread includes three to five news topics with a take on the stories by our readers.

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The Bread Crumbs includes a look back at a news story occurring on that day exactly one year ago, and encourages reflection on how the event affected them while it occurred versus their opinion in the present day.

The format of TDBW is a great choice for bell-work or assignments in a discussion board (like Canvas or a similar LTM). Students will have new topics every day to discuss and respond to, encouraging them to stay engaged in the news. This not only helps them broaden their vernacular and though processes, but it also allows them to explore new ideas and examine how their lives can be impacted.

To Subscribe to The Daily Bread Watch visit: www.thedailybreadwatch.com/subscribe to start receiving your “Loaf of Bread” daily.

Who is Everyone Loves Buttons®?

Everyone Loves Buttons logo

We are a Nationally Certified Women Owned Business (WBENC) (WSOB) in Phoenix, AZ offering legendary customer service while manufacturing over 4 million custom buttons per year to businesses and individuals around the country.

Why Custom Buttons?

Custom Buttons have been around for a long time, and even today are still universally accepted as a major form of advertising, expression, and are very collectable. When ordering from us know your custom button pins will look smashingly good, so “Pin One On” today!

Questions?

If you have any questions about a 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

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We are Proudly Certified Women Owned

Everyone Loves Buttons® (ELB) is proud to have been re-certified women-owned by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) on December 14th. ELB has been certified since 2008 and has proudly held that certification for 12 years and counting.

Every year, ELB goes through a process to verify that the business is at least 51% owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman.

Maura Statman, owner of ELB, says “It is such an honor to continue to be a part of an organization that holds up women owned businesses.”

What is the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council?

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses 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 standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations. The certification is recognized by over 1,000 brands and additionally many states, cities, and government entities.

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What Benefits are There of Having a WBENC Certification?

Benefits include: access to a supplier and procurement executive list, networking between WBENC Certified WBEs, access to mentoring, education, and development, national recognition, use of WBE logo and seal, access to advocacy materials on key women business issues, and a community of support.

What is the Criteria for Certification?

  • The applicant has to be at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women who are U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents, in the case of any publicly-owned business
  • Management and daily operation have to be controlled by at least one woman
  • Engagement in a two part certification process including a review of documentation and a site visit interview

What Does This Mean for You?

This means that we hold ourselves to the highest standards in customer service and overall quality offered. We are the #1 Women’s Business Enterprise in the custom buttons industry. As such, you can expect not only the highest quality USA made custom buttons, but legendary service and value you can count on!

National Women's Business Enterprise Certification for Everyone Loves Buttons

In the News

Our owner Maura was featured in several news articles recently and spoke about her experience in running a woman-owned business. Check out the links below to read more:

Foothills Focus: North Phoenix Woman Learns Everyone Loves Buttons

Fox 10: Several Valley small businesses take on Small Business Saturday virtually

Independent Newsmedia: 2 Arizona Women-owned Businesses Blaze Own Trails of Success Through Innovation, Perseverance and Passion

Arizona Foothills Magazine: Local Women Entrepreneurs Embrace Challenges and Rise Up as Shining Stars

AZ Big Media: Local Women Entrepreneurs Embrace Challenges and Rise Up as Shining Stars

In Business Phoenix: Local Women Entrepreneurs Embrace Challenges and Rise Up as Shining Stars

Channel 3 TV/ CBS 5 News: Women-owned Small Businesses Disproportionately Affected by Pandemic

Get in Contact

Have a question for us? Reach our office at 623-445-9975 (Mon-Fri 7:30am-5pm MST), send an email to sales@custombuttons.com, or reach us on our website’s chat. We are here to help with every step of ordering your custom buttons, from receiving a quote and creating artwork, to production and shipping.

Connect With Us:

Twitter: @LuvMyButtons

Facebook: Everyone Loves Buttons

Instagram: Everyone Loves Buttons

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

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.

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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.

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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?

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“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.

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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?

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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.

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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.