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Congratulations Coach Mike Candrea on reaching 1,500 career wins at University of Arizona

The Arizona Wildcats softball coach had himself quite a successful weekend. Coach Mike Candrea not only became the fastest coach in NCAA softball history to reach 1,500 career wins, he became the fastest NCAA coach in any sport or division to accomplish that feat. It took just 1,882 games to get there.

As if that wasn’t good enough, the Wildcats swept the top ranked Washington Huskies in the process. Arizona is in the midst of a 32-1 season and is currently ranked in the top 4 in all major national polls.

We are especially excited about Arizona’s success this season, as our owner’s daughter, Tamara Statman, is one of the Wildcats’ starters as a sophomore.

Candrea is just six wins behind University of Michigan coach Carol Hutchins for the most wins in NCAA softball history. At the pace that the ‘Cats are on this season, it would be quite surprising if he wasn’t able to take the top spot in that category as well.

In honor of this incredible accomplishment, Everyone Loves Buttons decided to create some special Zipper Pulls for Coach Candrea and the Wildcat faithful.

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Entering 2017, the Wildcats had won eight national championships, reached the College World Series 21 times and produced 54 All-Americans including four National Players of the Year in 24 seasons under Coach Candrea.

Candrea’s accolades stretch beyond the NCAA, as he coached the USA Olympic team to a gold medal in 2004. That team is widely regarded as one of the most dominant Olympic teams of all time… in any sport. They were able to finish 9-0, while outscoring their opponents 51-1 in the process.

It is remarkable that the Arizona program has been able to sustain such success for decades. Since 1988, the Arizona Wildcats have won at least 33 games in every season, eclipsing the 50-win mark 17 times. It looks like they are well on their way to continuing that unprecedented run of success.

We can only hope that he will add another title to his amazing resume this season.

Customer Spotlight: Ame Dyckman, Children’s Book Author

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 ways buttons can help you bring in the New Year

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

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

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

1) Promote a cause

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

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

2) Promote your business or organization

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

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

3) Celebrate or recognize someone

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

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

4) Promote an event

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

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

5) Strengthen office comradery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everyone Loves Buttons can now be found on custombuttons.com

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

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

 

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Our new website includes the following features:

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

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

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

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is right around the corner!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Customer Reviews

Not All Button Companies Are Created Equal

Whenever you order something online, you want to order from a trusted source. Like Amazon, you want to check product reviews and what other customers are saying about that particular product. Here at Everyone Loves Buttons, we pride ourselves on having the best customer service in the industry. Whether you call us, email us, or send us a message through one of our many social media sites, we want you, the customer, to have the best possible experience when ordering with us.

We partnered with a company called TrustPilot where customers can send us in their reviews. From our amazing customers we have over 250 reviews and have a score of 9.8-10 stars. We are amazed at all the kind words our customers have sent in about their buttons, our ordering process, or even our customer service.

 

Here are a few recent reviews from our customers that made us smile:

Bruce H. sent in “Fantastic Service: I could not believe haw fast we received out buttons. Ordered on Monday receive on Friday of the same week. Buttons look good. Thank You.”

Carla H. told us “Easy Peasy: This was a seamless transaction. Everything was super easy…just the way I like it.”

The Montgomery Area Community Club’s review read “Fast, Great Quality, & Affordable: Our 6″ Buttons look fabulous! The interactions getting the printed were succinct and very speedy delivery. We will continue to use this company for our large button needs.

 

Here at Everyone Loves Buttons we take pride in what we do from customer service, to the production of your buttons and based on our reviews you can see the results of our efforts. We may not be the biggest button company, but we have the best button quality and service you can find. Our customers always come first, and we want you to get your buttons on time.

For all your buttons needs, check us out on our website, Facebook, & Twitter! #LuvMyButtons

Girl Scouts – No Prob-Llama

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When you think of Girl Scouts, you might think of beige and green uniforms, Girl Scout Cookies, and little girls earning their badges. However the Girl Scouts are more than just that…

In 1912, founder Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low set out to create an organization that would prepare young girls for the world using three C pillars: Courage, Confidence, and Character. Today the Girl Scouts Missions Statement reads: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. It took Juliette and 18 other girls in Savannah, Georgia to create the Girl Scout movement that is thriving today. Over 90 countries and more than 59 million alumnae have come together to share adventures and make the world a better place with the nearly 3 million current Girl Scout members.

 

Did you know that celebrities like Taylor Swift, Abigail Breslin, Dakota Fanning, and Carrie Fisher, were once Girl Scouts themselves? Also 15 of the 20 women in the US Senate are Girl Scout alumnae.

With great leadership and role models, the Girl Scouts are able to help girls develop their full potential through a wide variety of experiences, which include field trips, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships.

One way that the Girl Scouts are able to develop their full potential is through the Girl Scout Cookie Program. This cookie program is the largest girl-led business in the world. An estimated 200 million boxes of cookies are sold each year, which equates to nearly $800 million worth of cookies. Girl Scouts believes that by having their girls sell cookies, the girls are learning life skills and confidence. The girls learn about goal setting, money management, people skills, and business ethics, which are all essential skills to learn to be a successful leader in life. The most popular cookie sold each year are the Thin Mints, followed closely by Samoas/Caramel Delights and Tagalong/Peanut Butter Patties.

By being a Girl Scout, not only will you have new experiences, you will get to see how amazing the world around you is and just how awesome you, the girls, and women around you truly are.

Here are Everyone Loves Buttons, we understand what it takes to be a success Women Owned Business and we love seeing the Girl Scout buttons that come through here each year. This year we received an order of buttons from the Girl Scouts of Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont that are positively adorable. Getting Girl Scout cookies from them will be No Prob-llama! #LuvMyButtons

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FAQ Series – Part 4: Button Artwork and Design

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In our final installation of this series, we will be going over questions you may have regarding the button artwork and designs. If you have any further questions, feel free to give us a call (623)-445-9975 or send us an email at customerservice@elbusa.com / sales@elbusa.com

Can I split a quantity between multiple designs?

Absolutely! We offer combined quantity pricing on all orders of the same size buttons. If you have multiple designs of the same size button, we will automatically put the quantity together to get you the best price. Combined quantity pricing does not include multiple sizes only multiple designs.

Do you offer digital proofs / mock ups?

Yes! Every order will receive a digital proof that must be approved before we send your buttons into production. However be aware that production time does not begin until the proof is approved, so please be prompt with your proof approval especially if you are doing a Fast-Track Service.

How many colors can I put on a buttons?

As many as you want! All of our custom buttons are printed in full color, using the latest in digital press technology. You won’t find digital printing quality as good as ours anywhere in the industry!

Can you design my buttons for me?

Of course we offer free design services from our award winning graphics teams that comes standard with every order. It’s all included in our standard $30 setup fee.

What file types do you accept for artwork?

We accept .PSD, .AI, .INDD, .TIF, .JPG, .JPEG files. Also we ask that all fonts are outlined and all linked images are included. If you are sending a flattened image, make sure that the resolution is at least 300 dpi.