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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®!

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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.

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!

Buttons reading you are important veterans home yountville

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

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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®!

Connect with us:

Twitter: @LuvMyButtons

Facebook: Everyone Loves Buttons

Instagram: Everyone Loves Buttons

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

Facebook: Everyone Loves Buttons

Instagram: Everyone Loves Buttons

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

FAQ Series – Part 2: Turnaround, Production, & Shipping

turnaround time, production, and shipping

Welcome back for Part 2 of our FAQ series! This blog will be all about our turnaround time, production, and shipping. Our last post featured Product Questions, which you can read more about here.

When it comes to turnaround time, production times, and shipping times, things can be a little confusing. Hopefully this answers some of your questions! If you still have further questions, we’d love to help! You can give us a call at (623-445-9975), send us an email (sales@custombuttons.com), or reach us on our website chat!

Let’s begin!

“Am I better off to get Fast-Track Production or Rush Shipping?”

First you need to enter in your quantity and delivery zip code and click the ‘calculate a price button’ on the ordering page. Then a calendar will pop up with dates that you can choose from. When you choose an earlier delivery date, the website will calculate the most cost effective way to get the buttons to you! Our button experts on our sales team also use this method to determine the best price for your delivery date!

If you have difficulties using the website, we are more than happy to give you a quote or help you! You can reach us by phone, email, or by chat to help you place your order. You can also check out our video here, that walks through the steps of placing an order and also talks about Fast Track and Shipping options.

“What do you mean by Production Time and Shipping Time?”

Production time is the time that it will take us to produce your buttons. Our standard production time is 5 business days for orders less than 10,000 pieces. If we finish your order sooner than standard production time, we will ship it out so you can receive your buttons early! When you have a Fast Track order, the Fast Track determines the number of days it takes us to make your order. We offer Same-Day and 1-4 day Fast Track production times.

Shipping time is the time is takes for your buttons to reach you once they leave us after production. Ground shipping times vary depending on how close or how far you are away from us in Phoenix, AZ. We ship with UPS and Fedex. Typically and each carrier has different transit dates and days they deliver on. We will ship your buttons the most efficient way possible to ensure your order arrives to you on the date that you need them by.

“What do you mean by turnaround time?

When it comes to the verbiage, turnaround time is the total time it takes to produce and deliver your buttons to you.

“Can I rush my order?”

Yes definitely! We offer a Fast-Track Service, which guarantees that your buttons will be produced the Same Day, 1-4 Day Production times, and we also offer expedited shipping options. Sometimes it takes a combination of the two to ensure that your buttons will arrive by your selected date. Unlike other button companies, our fees associated with our Fast-Track service are minimal. Beware of companies charging you up to 125% to rush your button order!

“I need my buttons tomorrow! Can you help?”

Absolutely! Here at Everyone Loves Buttons ®, we specialize in rush orders, and we offer a same day production and next day air shipping option on orders that are up to 2,500 buttons. If you are placing an order on our website, our cut off time is 11AM Arizona Time, however we can accept orders after that if you give us a call. The only catch to placing an order that needs to be delivered tomorrow is, everything needs to be approved by 1PM Arizona Time. This allows us enough time to produce and get your order out the same day.

“Do you ship internationally?”

Of course! International shipping can take a bit longer than domestic shipping depending on the country that the buttons are going to. We insure/declare all shipments for their actual ‘per piece’ value. This ensures that your buttons are insured when shipping out of the country. We try to make sure that duties and taxes are built into the cost of your shipping so you don’t have to worry about that. Costs are based off of the recipient country, and can change and you may owe more to receive your package.

“My buttons didn’t arrive the date that I needed them, what do I do?”

Our deepest apologies that the buttons didn’t arrive on time. We ship out every order so that it will either arrive on time or sometimes arrive early. We put our faith in our shipping carriers to deliver our products on time. Sometimes weather or truck issues can cause delays.

In situations like this, we start by contacting our shipping rep, whether it was with UPS or Fedex. From there we initiate the refund process for the shipping to be refunded. We will issue a refund for the shipping if the buttons did not arrive on time. If you do not want the button order due to the delivery being late, please send them back to us and we will issue a complete refund. We do not issue refunds for incorrect addresses provided or businesses being closed at the time of delivery.

“I need my buttons on a Saturday, can you do that?”

Yes! We offer Saturday deliveries, however you have to place the order directly through us (by phone or email). Our website is not able to calculate out a Saturday delivery. The delivery costs for Saturday deliveries are also typically higher with shipping carriers rather than a standard delivery date.

“I need my buttons in the morning on my desired delivery date, what do I do?”

The only way we can guarantee a morning delivery is if we ship Next Day Air or 2nd Day Air AM delivery. When packages are shipped Ground, 3 Day Select, and 2nd Day Air, the delivery time is by the end of the business day, meaning 4:30PM for businesses and 8PM for residences. Next Day Air typically has a delivery time between 10:30 AM and 12PM. AM deliveries are between 8 AM and 12 PM.

If we missed any questions on this part about turnaround time, production, or shipping, you can always give us a call (623-445-9975), send us an email (sales@custombuttons.com), or on our chat on our website (custombuttons.com). We’re here to help in every step of your button order process from starting an order to shipping out your order.

The next part of our FAQ Series will discuss the ordering process, and other details pertaining to orders, so stay tuned for that next part! As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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FAQ Series – Part 1: Product Questions

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When it comes to ordering custom buttons, you might have a few product questions, and we are here to help! We do have an FAQ page, but your question might not be on that page, and that’s where our blog comes in! Frequently, we get calls, emails, and chats in regards to our products. We decided to create a FAQ blog series to answer some more of our frequently asked questions!

“I’m looking for a standard button size, what do you recommend?”

We carry over 21 different shapes and sizes when it comes to buttons, and that can be a little intimidating. Have no fear! Our button experts can help you through picking out the perfect size.

Our most common sizes are the 1”, 1.25”, 2.25”, and 3” buttons.Each size has different purposes, and we want to make sure that it will fit your needs! The 1” and 1.25” buttons are perfect for handing out. To show off a little flair, smaller buttons are often pinned to jackets, hat, backpacks, lanyards, and more.

The 2.25” round buttons are about the size of the top of a soda can. They often feature short catch phrases, pictures, and great for political candidates because they are a visible sized button without being obtrusive.

The 3” round buttons are highly visible, and are about the size of a baseball. We commonly see companies using this size as their silent salesman for new products or offers happening in stores.

If you are not sure what size would work best for your custom buttons, we can definitely recommend a size based on what you want your custom buttons to be for! We will ask questions about what you are using the buttons for and what you want to put on the buttons. Your answers will help us determine the best button size for your project.

product questions button sizes

*Not pictured is the 6″ round button.

“What kind of backing options do you offer?”

We actually have a page on our website dedicated to showing the different backing types to show what they look like. Currently we offer:

Standard Pin-Back Buttons

Clothing Magnet Buttons

Fridge Magnet Buttons

Bulldog Clip Buttons

Mirror Back Buttons

Bottle Opener Buttons

Zipper Pulls ®

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For information on each backing type, see our blog post here.

“Do you offer free samples?”

Yes we do! However, they are not custom samples with your design, just generic samples. Typically, people who are requesting samples are testing a few different things. They are testing our quality, determining what size would work best for them, and finally what type of backing they are interested in.

We make it easy too. Just let us know your name and ship to address, and we will send out the generic samples to you. We use bubble mailers with stamps to protect the samples. This, however, can take a few days to receive, so if you’re in a rush, this may not be the best option.

“What makes you stand out from other button companies?”

We have the highest quality and standards when it comes to our button products and customer service. We will work day and night (and weekends if needed), to make sure that we get out your order on time. Our highly trained staff ensures that your buttons are made with only the best parts and graphics during production, and our customer service team ensures you have the best possible experience with us. Our 4.9 Star Rating with Trustpilot isn’t for nothing after all! We strive to be able to help every step of the way.

Did you know that we are also a Nationally Certified Woman Owned Business (WBENC & WOSB) and a Certified Made in USA company? We take pride in the fact that we are woman owned and all of our products are Made in the USA. Our button parts are manufactured in Wisconsin and our button manufacturing facility and offices are located in Phoenix, AZ where we make all of our custom promotional button products!

“How can you sell such high quality buttons at affordable pricing?”

We buy all of our inventory in bulk, and have great relationships with all of our vendors. We offer the highest quality buttons in the industry. All of our promotional products are printed on a state of the art digital press. This allows us to print in the highest quality, clarity, color, and contrast. Our labor and our parts are all 100% Made in the USA! Our buttons are manufactured by skilled employees, and in a sweatshop free environment.

We are widely considered as the largest button company in the United Sates! You will get the best pricing (we have a best price guarantee), quality and service, when you choose to buy from us.

“What’s the different between flat back fridge magnets and clothing magnets?”

This is one of our most frequently asked product questions.

We offer two different kinds of magnets, those you wear (clothing magnets) and those you display (flat back fridge magnets). Clothing magnet buttons are made with a 2-piece magnet attached to the back of the button. This allows you to attach the button to your clothing without poking holes that are caused by our pinback buttons. The clothing magnet will either be a round 2-piece magnet or a bar 2-piece magnet depending on the size of the button.

Flat back fridge magnets stick to metal surfaces and are not able to be worn. They are called flat back magnets because we use a flat back metal part and put on a flat refrigerator magnet.

Clothing Magnets Examples

Fridge Magnet Example

You can always give us a call (623-445-9975), send us an email (sales@custombuttons.com), or on our chat on our website (custombuttons.com) if you still have questions about the button ordering process. We are here to help with your button order process.

The next part of our FAQ series will feature our Turnaround Times, Production, and Shipping Questions! We are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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How to Wear Your Custom Buttons and Other Backing Options

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This blog features different way your can wear your custom buttons and our other button backing options.

When you are creating or designing your custom button, most business owners don’t think about one crucial detail…how is anyone going to wear or show off their buttons? Most people choose the pin-back style buttons because that might be what they are the most familiar with. There are however, more than just that one way to wear a button or even display a button.

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Wearable Button Backing Options

Traditional Pin-Back Button

The standard backing choice is the pin-back button style, which allows you to wear your custom buttons with the clip of a jewelers pin.

A pin-back button can simply be fastened to a shirt, hat, or bag using the jeweler’s safety pin mechanism. Cool fact, the first design for a pin-back button was patented in 1896. Modern buttons are modeled after that patent in very much the same way! Patent holders, Whitehead and Hoag said, “My present invention has reference to improvements in badges for use as lapel pins or buttons, or other like uses, and has for its primary object to provide…a novel means for connecting the ornamental shell or button to the bar or pin for securing the badge to the lapel of the coat.”

While pin-back buttons may not seem like much of an invention, in 1896, zippers hadn’t even been invented! Early campaign buttons had to be sewn onto the lapel or worn as a pendant. So the pin-back button was quite the revolutionary product.

Today, the pin-back buttons is the most cost effective option for those who are on a budget. From sizes starting at 7/8” all the way to 6” with rectangles, squares, and ovals in between, there is a button size and shape for every need! To order standard pin-back buttons, click here!

wear your custom button pinback styles

Clothing Magnet

If you’d rather your buttons not poke holes in your clothes, the bar magnet is a great choice! This small, powerful magnet is a fantastic backing option for larger buttons that might stretch clothes if they were attached with a pin. This back is also a great option for places that want to reuse their custom buttons amongst employees, or have a lot of buttons to choose from.

For instance, a fast food restaurant might order their custom buttons with a bar magnet, and just keep them all in a drawer in the main office. Employees can easily swap out the buttons each shift without poking dozens of holes in their uniforms. Our clothing magnets come in two different sizes, a small round magnet and a bar magnet.

Depending on the size of the buttons that you order is what size clothing magnet will be used for your order. Both are powerful magnets and even stick to magnetic or metal surfaces like refrigerators! To order clothing magnets, click here!

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Bulldog Clips

Bulldog clip backs look a lot like badge clips. The bulldog clip is attached to the back of the button and can easily be clipped onto a lapel or pocket so you don’t have to push a pin through your shirt. Bulldog clips are also great for attaching ID tags to lanyards. To order bulldog clips, click here!

bulldog clip buttons

When choosing how your employees or customers are going to wear your buttons you have to figure out how they will be wearing them. If they will constantly be removing and putting the button back on, a bar magnet or bulldog clip fastener is probably a better choice because those won’t poke holes in their clothes. However the downside to those types of backings is, they can be a little more expensive, so if you are designing your custom buttons on a budget the traditional pin-back button style might be a better choice.

Other Backing Options

Other than the standard pin-back buttons, clothing magnets, and bulldog clip backing options, we also have Zipper Pulls®, Fridge Magnets, Bottle Openers, and Mirror Backs. These backing types have some limited size options due to how they are made.

Zipper Pulls®

Zipper Pulls® are a 1” or 1.25” button that has a backing that allows it to be clipped to a zipper. They are an advertising tool for a variety of industries including sports teams, ski resorts, schools, trade shows, and more! They are a great way to show off your brand or create awareness. To order Zipper Pulls®, click here!

zipper pulls

Fridge Magnets

Fridge magnets are a way to show off your custom button designs on the refrigerator or a metal surface. The custom button magnets are made using the same production process, however the backing type parts are different. Fridge magnets use a flat back metal part or an unpinned back (depending on the size of the magnet button). This type of magnet is stronger and longer lasting than the flexible fridge magnets you would normally see. To order fridge magnets, click here!

fridge magnet buttons

Bottle Openers

Bottle Openers come in one size currently, the 2.25” round. The backing is a black polypropylene plastic with a metal bottle opener. It also has a magnet to either hang your bottle opener up while it’s not in use or catch the bottle cap when opening the bottle! Bottle openers are great for breweries, gifts, or even advertisements for beverage companies! To place an order for bottle openers, click here!

Mirror Backs

Mirror Backs, like the bottle openers, come in one size the 2.25” round. They have a mirror on the back and your custom design on the front! They are great for people on the go.  It is compact enough to carry it in your purse or your makeup bag. So, you will never be without a mirror again. You can order mirror backs here!

Whether you, or your customers are planning on wearing your custom buttons or displaying your custom buttons with one of our other backing types, we are here to help! We can be reached by phone (623-445-9975) or by email (sales@custombuttons.com) or even by chat on our website Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5PM Arizona Time. Our team of button specialists can help you with quoting your project and determining the best options for you.

We are prepared to help every step of the way! As our Founder and President, Maura Statman, likes to say, “We’re in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!”

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Thankful for You: Cyber Monday Deal & Thanksgiving Recipe

In the spirit of the holiday season, we wanted to say a big thank you to all of our customers. Without you we wouldn’t be able to do what we love every day, and that’s making custom buttons. We love to see each and every design, because no two button designs are alike, and it’s amazing to see what our customers come up with every day. From Happy Birthday Buttons, to promotions going on in stores, we love to make our customers buttons.

 

We’re thankful for our employees who work tirelessly to ensure that all our button orders go out on time. From our sales department, to our shipping department, we are all here for our customers. We strive to achieve customer satisfaction even if that means working late nights and weekends when needed.

 

To share our thanks, and since we are going to take Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday off to be with our families, we are going to be running a Cyber Monday Special. $59.99 for 100 1.25”, 1.5”, and 2.25” buttons. This includes artwork and shipping. You’ll have to call us directly (623-445-9975) or send us an email (sales@custombuttons.com) to get this special one time deal. This is cost is only for the buttons, art, and ground shipping, if you would like the buttons faster than our standard production time (5 business days from the proof approval) and ground shipping (1-5 business days depending on your location), we can apply the difference in costs for a fast track option depending on when you need your buttons by. This offer is for December 2ndonly, so jump on it while you can and spread the joy of buttons!

 

As an added bonus, here’s a recipe we are dying to try this Thanksgiving, courtesy of PopSugar.com and The Two Bite Club blog.

 

Cinnamon Butter Baked Carrots

Ingredients:

  • 15 carrots, peeled and stems removed
  • 1/3 cup of butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher sale
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • Bushel Fresh Parsely Chopped (optional)

 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. Clean Carrots and arrange in a 9” x 13” baking dish
  3. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. While the mixer is running, slowly add the boiling water and orange juice.
  4. Pour the mixture over the carrots and cover the dish with aluminum foil. Bake for 90 minutes.
  5. Remove the foil and transfer carrots to a serving platter. Drizzle carrots with the melted cinnamon butter from the baking dish. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.

 

Thank you for being the best customers around, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and a Happy Holiday season. For all your custom button, clothing magnet, and fridge magnet needs, check us out at CustomButtons.com, and remember we’re in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!