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Happy Holidays from Everyone Loves Buttons

December is finally here which means it is the season of giving and getting. While it can be a hectic time of the year, it gives us the opportunity to spend time with  family and spread cheer. One of the ways of spreading cheer during the holidays is giving and wearing happy holidays buttons. It helps keep clothing festive while wishing everyone  a Happy Holiday. These buttons can also be placed on presents and in stockings very conveniently. You can even do a button exchange with your friends.

Christmas is nearly three weeks away and people are happily shopping and spending money a little more freely this time of year.  If you are a retail business owner, you may consider creating additional buzz about your holiday-themed products. It’s common to see employees wearing  buttons this time of year for advertising purposes. Buttons are often referred to as a good value walking billboard.

Everyone Loves Buttons has a lot of different products to choose from. We even have custom bottle openers for your holiday parts and magnets to accessorize your fridge. You can also get wearable button magnets for those who would prefer to avoid pinning a button on.  All of these products come in a variety of sizes and designs. It is all up to you and how creative you would like to be.

 

 

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.

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.

4 Design Tips for Your Buttons

When it comes to designing your button, it may seem pretty straightforward – you send us the artwork you want and we print it for production. Wrong. It is actually more complicated that that. Luckily our in house art department has provided us with a few tips for when it comes to your button design.

  1. Less is More

Graphics that have a ton of information or pictures are often distracting. When it comes to your design it is best to use the less is more rule. Think like the great brands can be instantly recognized by logos or slogans, like Nike, Adidas, Coca Cola, etc. They practice the less is more, with eye catching colors, and minimal designs.

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  1. Let Your Design Breathe

While creating your button occurs in a 2-D space, your buttons are not. On paper it may look great to have the design going right up to the edge while looking at the image flat, buttons aren’t a completely flat surface. Especially when it comes to text, it’s best to have it closer to your design that the edge. It does give you a slightly smaller space to work with, but when the graphics wrap around the button your text will be legible.

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  1. Avoid Button Borders

Our graphics are cut by a person, which means that they sometimes have bad cuts and are not perfect 100% of the time. When cutting a slight shift can occur and graphics with a border can appear off center no matter how small the shift. Borders to look great on other printed graphics, but can cause some troubles when producing your buttons. Our button makers are diligent with going through their graphics to ensure only the perfect cuts are being made, but sometimes a shifted graphic can slip through the cracks.

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  1. Make Sure to Add Bleed

When it comes to your artwork, adding bleed will make the button look seamless. With artwork that doesn’t have a bleed (like the graphics with borders) it is definitely noticeable with shifting cuts. Our templates have lines that show when your button face will end and where the bleed will extend out.

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If you need help with a button design or have any other questions, our art department is more than willing to help! We want to make sure that your buttons are exactly as you had envisioned them and it all starts with the graphics!

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Hey Everyone! Some exciting news for Everyone Loves Buttons and we wanted to share it with all of you! To follow along with our New Year’s Resolution on our customers receiving great quality products, we have decided that it is time to revamp our social media starting with Twitter.

Our first step was to change our Twitter handle from @custombuttons97 to @LuvMyButtons. We felt that our Twitter handle should reflect how we feel about buttons and We Love Buttons! We also want to hear from you, our customer, on how we did and we would like to see pictures of your buttons in action. This led us to an idea for our very first Twitter campaign. It’s going to be launching soon so stay tuned on our blog, Facebook, and Twitter for the launch date. Alright now here’s our idea:

When you order custom buttons from us we will put an insert in the box with our Twitter handle (@LuvMyButtons) and #LuvMyButtons. If you send us a tweet with a picture of your buttons and use the #LuvMyButtons, we will send you a coupon code to use for your next custom button purchase. That’s it! Send us a pic with the hashtag and tag us and you get to save money on your next purchase. Who doesn’t like to save money?

One last piece of news, we are going to start blogging twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting next week. On Thursdays we would love to start sharing your button pictures and tweets once the campaign launches. As always we would love to hear from you whether it’s a comment, a question, or a concern (hopefully there aren’t any of these).

From your friend in the button business, have a great Friday and #LuvMyButtons!

What’s Hot? Summer Buttons!

It’s finally summertime! The kids are out of school, temperatures are rising, and things are very busy here at Everyone Loves Buttons. We are located in Phoenix, AZ and our summers here get more than a little hot. We experience frequent temperatures well above 110 degrees. Some days it feels like you’re going to melt when you step outside. Thank goodness for air conditioning and indoor events during the summer months! From trade shows to festivals, there are ways to stay cool for the summer months, not just in Arizona but also across the U.S.

The buttons we make this time of year generally reflect our clients’ summer activities. We recently made promotional buttons for the upcoming Port Ludlow Festival by the Bay in Seattle, WA as well as First Fridays, which celebrate the arts in Tulsa, OK. There are also a variety of summer competitions, which include dance, rodeos and tractor pulls. We also fulfill orders for summer trade shows, conferences and award shows. It’s fun to see the different buttons for awareness walks. We recently did a button for the upcoming annual AIDS WALK in San Francisco, which is a 6.2-mile walk to support raising money for people in need of HIV/AIDS services.

Buttons are a great retail addition that can help drive summertime restaurant or car sales. New menu items may be advertised or a ‘beat the heat’ sale may be offered. Our summertime July special is on 3.5” or 4” round buttons. Any purchase will include a next quantity pricebreak. This means that if you order 50 buttons you get them for the per piece price of 100 buttons. We hope you will take advantage of our July special.

Whether you are stay-cationing or vacationing this summer, check out all the fun events, sales, and, of course, BUTTONS! Stay safe and have a blast this summer.

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It’s Cinco de Mayo May 5th a Festive time to Celebrate!

It’s May 5th Cinco de Mayo

On Cinco de Mayo, most Americans think of margaritas, Mexican food, and mariachi bands, but what is Cinco de Mayo actually about? Surprisingly it is a misconception that Cinco de Mayo is Mexican Independence Day, when in all actuality it is to celebrate the Mexican victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

Great Britain, Spain, and France had invaded Mexico in late 1861, but Spain and Great Britain pulled out within six months. France decided to take advantage of the chaos happening north of the Mexican border where the U.S. Civil War was taking place. The battle was a classic David-over-Goliath victory for the small town of Puebla against Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian of Napoleon’s French forces.

Though Americans in the western states have been celebrating Cinco de Mayo practically since the battle ended, it was largely an unknown celebration in most parts of the U.S. until the 1960s. This is when Mexican-American activists started raising its profile by celebrating it and their pride in the community. Today it happens to be the biggest non-winter drinking day of the year, and it’s in the top five drinking holidays in general. Traditionally, Cinco de Mayo celebrations include parades, mariachi music performances, and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.

So for this Cinco de Mayo, enjoy some authentic Mexican food like mole poblano, and celebrate this holiday full of culture and heritage.

If you plan to enjoy the holiday at a restaurant, keep an eye out for buttons that the servers often wear to celebrate this festive holiday.

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Zipper Pulls®

Holiday Zipper Pulls® Ideas for you and your Company

This holiday season consider custom  zipper pulls® for your company.  There are 8 days and 8 nights of Hanukkah, right?  Did you know that this year the last night of Hanukkah falls on Christmas Eve?    Shown here are zipper pulls® for Chanukkah and Christmas. Although we have  both 1″ and 1 1/4″ zipper pull®, the trend this season is to “go bigger” on the ZP’s so that company logos and detailed graphics can easily be seen.  Zipper pulls® are great for putting on jackets, purses and especially backpacks to call attention to affiliation with organizations and clubs.  We have been producing zipper pulls® for a lot of schools lately who sell these promotional items at their fundraisers.  For more information on having custom Zipper Pulls® made for your next event or company please go to: http://www.custombuttons.com/zipper-pulls/

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FLU SHOT SEASON ARRIVES AT ELBusa

FLU SHOT SEASON ARRIVES AT ELBusa

 Look out for the Flu Shot Pinback Buttons at stores near you!

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ELB recognizes the onset of flu season from the customized flu shot button orders we get in from the health care industry. The season begins in October and officially ends in May. Therefore, hospitals, drug stores and other health care organizations take the opportunity to market the availability of flu shots. Today we have easy access to flu vaccines from virtually nearly every drug store and even Wal-mart as the “retail” health care market emerges.

Although the CDC recommends annual flu shots to Americans, there has been major controversy about the effectiveness of receiving these shots even within the medical community. Some say they may hurt us more than help us in the long run and perhaps weaken the immune system. Others swear by them. At the root of the controversy, lies the presence or absence of Thimerosal. This property contains a trace amount of mercury which acts as a preservative in multi use flu shots and prevents bacterial contamination. There are a variety of flu vaccine formats and even one comes in a nasal spray form. Shots may also differ in that some prevent two or even up to four flu strains.

According to the literature, selecting a single dose unit may be the safest way to go since Thimerosal is absent and therefore no mercury. One can find a list of brands that produce single dose unit shots on the internet.

According to the CDC, during a 31 year span, flu related deaths ranged from 3000 to 49,000 people. The majority of deaths occurred when the individual was 65+. Of course, some people may suffer such severe symptoms that they may require hospitalization.

In summary, there are flu shot options as well as pros and cons to getting a flu shot. Will you be getting yours this year?

2.25″ Flat Back Custom Magnets are HOT!

2.25″ Flat Back Custom Magnets are HOT!

Everyone Loves Buttons® offers Custom Magnets in 9 sizes, from 1” round up to 3” round. We also offer unique shapes like our 1.5” square, as well as oval and rectangle shapes for all your custom buttons magnet needs.  As always, we feature standard 1-3 business day turnaround time to make those tight deadlines or you can choose our Best Value pricing option!

When your looking to advertise or promote your products or message custom button magnets are the way to go!  Call today for your custom magnets quote.

 

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