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There Is More Than One Way to Wear a Button

Button Backs because there is more than one way to wear a button:

When designing a custom button, most business owners don’t think about one crucial detail–how is anyone going to wear those buttons!? Most business owners choose the traditional pinback style because that might be the one they are the most familiar with, but there is more than just one way to wear a button.

Traditional Pinback 

A pinback button is simply fastened to a shirt or bag using a safety pin style mechanism. The first design for a pinback button was patented in 1896, and modern buttons are designed in very much the same way. Patent holders Whitehead & 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.” And while pinback 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 pendent, so the pinback button was really quite a revolutionary product.Button Backs

Bar Magnet  

If you’d rather your employees or customer not poke holes in their clothes in order to wear your custom buttons, the bar magnet back is a great choice. This small, but powerful magnet, is a great backing option for larger and heavier buttons that might rip clothes if they were attached with a pin. This backing is also a great choice for places that want to recycle 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.

Bulldog Clip

Bulldog clip backs look a lot like binder clips. The bulldog clip is attached to the back of the button and can be easily 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. 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 damage their clothes. But those fasteners can be a little more expensive, so if you are designing your custom budget on a budget the traditional pinback style might be a better choice.

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The Phoenix Boys Choir has been a client of Everyone Loves Buttons for the past several years and we are actually working on their 2014 buttons and zipper pulls right now! The boys get a custom button which corresponds with how much they raised as part of the organization’s fundraising efforts, and are acknowledged during a special ceremony.The Phoenix Boys Choir

Founded in 1947, the Phoenix Boys Choir has programs featuring training in voice, music theory, and performance for boys age 7 to 14. Currently, there are approximately 150 young boys and men participating.

These are an amazing group of boys with heavenly voices. Everyone Loves Buttons CEO, Maura Statman, had the pleasure of meeting one of boys who was in a past ballet class with her daughter. The families are engaged in extensive fundraising throughout the year and the higher level choirs travel throughout Europe during the summer.  The Phoenix Boys Choir has even won a Grammy! The Choir won a 2000 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance for its recording of Penderecki’s Credo with the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Helmuth Rilling. The group is so in-demand they have their own booking agent and can be hired for performances.

Please consider donating to the Phoenix Boys Choir and help keep this amazing group going!

4 Things to Consider When Designing a Political Campaign Button

George Washington wore the first political button at his inauguration in New York in 1789. Printed brass buttons were handed out to his 4 Things to Consider When Designing a Political Campaign Buttonsupporters, promoting his presidential campaign. The modern day button dates back to 1896 when the Whitehead and Hoag Company patented the campaign button. This political campaign button was made up of four pieces sandwiched together – a printed image with a slogan or photo of the 1896 candidates for President. With the mid-term elections coming in November of this year many politicians are already gearing up their campaigns, including designing and printing their political campaign buttons.

If you are looking to create a political campaign button for yourself this year here are four things to keep in mind: Read More

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One of the biggest mistakes business owners make when designing their custom buttons is that they try to squeeze too much into the design. Even a relatively large button, like a 6 inch round button, can only fit so much in terms of graphics and text and be visible from far away. Buttons are often called “walking billboards” because they can catch people’s attention from far away. But think of the billboards you actually notice when driving—chances are they rely on a few short words or catchy phrase, one large graphic, and primary colors. Too much information, even on a billboard, is too much for someone to take in completely one go. When it comes to billboards and buttons, less is more. Read More

Happy New Year!

 Our TEAM would like to wish everyone a Happy & Healthy 2014!

We are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®

2014 Happy New Year

 

 

New Year

New Year is the time at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar’s year count is incremented. In many cultures, the event is celebrated in some manner.[1] The New Year of the Gregorian calendar, today in worldwide use, falls on 1 January (New Year’s Day), as was the case with both the old Roman calendar and the Julian calendar that succeeded it. The order of months was January to December in the Old Roman calendar during the reign of KingNuma Pompilius in about 700 BC, according to Plutarch and Macrobius, and has been in continuous use since that time. In many countries, such as the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, the UK, and the United States, 1 January is a national holiday.

During the Middle Ages in western Europe, while the Julian calendar was still in use, New Year’s Day was variously moved, depending upon locale, to one of several other days, among them: 1 March, 25 March, Easter, 1 September, and 25 December. These New Year’s Day changes were generally reversed back to January 1 before or during the various local adoptions of the Gregorian calendar, beginning in 1582. The change from March 25 – Lady Day, one of the four quarter days – to January 1 took place in Scotland in 1600, before the ascension of James VI of Scotland to the throne of England in 1603 or the formation of the United Kingdom in 1707. In England and Wales (and all British dominions, including the American colonies), 1751 began on March 25 and lasted 282 days, and 1752 began on January 1.[2] For more information about the changeover from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar and the effect on the dating of historical events etc., see Old Style and New Style dates.

A great many other calendars have been in use historically throughout the world, some of which count years numerically, and others that do not. The expansion of Western culture during recent centuries has seen such widespread official adoption of the Gregorian calendar that its recognition and that of January 1 as the New Year has become virtually global. For example, at the New Year celebrations held in Dubai to mark the start of 2014, the world record was broken for the most fireworks set off in a single display,[3] which lasted for six minutes and saw the use of over 500,000 fireworks.

Nevertheless, regional or local use of other calendars persists, along with the cultural and religious practices that accompany them. In many places (such as Israel, China, and India), New Year’s is also celebrated at the times determined by these other calendars. In Latin America, the observation of traditions belonging to various native cultures continues according to their own calendars, despite the domination of subsequent cultures. The most common dates of modern New Year’s celebrations are listed below, ordered and grouped by their appearance relative to the Gregorian calendar.

 

December 29th – January 4th Holiday Schedule

2014 Holiday Season Schedule

Everyone Loves Buttons® HOLIDAY SCHEDULE


 

 

 

Week of December 29th – January 4th 2014

Sunday – Closed

Monday – 7:30am – 5pm (UPS shipping ground or Air)

Tuesday – 7:30am – 4pm (NO UPS ground shipping only Air)

Wednesday January 1, 2014– CLOSED (Happy New Year)

Thursday – 7:30am – 4pm (UPS shipping ground or Air)

Friday – 7:30am – 4pm (UPS shipping ground or Air)

 

We hope everyone has a Happy and Healthy New Year!  Remember we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®

Have a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!

Have a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!

To all of my family, staff and wonderful clients:

I want to wish everyone a safe holiday season as well as a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

Make 2014 be the best ever for all of us at Everyone Loves Buttons®

Maura Statman, President

We know you have a choice when it comes to ordering your Custom Buttons so Remember we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®

Our Owner of Everyone Loves Buttons

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The Oral Cancer Foundation is a national public service, non-profit entity designed to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, Everyone Loves Buttons Customer Spotlight – The Oral Cancer Foundationeducation, research, advocacy, and patient support activities. Approximately 42,000 people in the US will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2013. While some think this is a rare cancer, mouth cancer will be diagnosed in about 100 new individuals each day in the US alone, and a person dies from oral cancer every hour of every day.

When found at early stages of development, oral cancers have an 80 to 90 % survival rate. Unfortunately, the majority of cases are found as late stage cancers. Late stage diagnosis is not occurring because most of these cancers are hard to diagnoses; it is because of a lack of public awareness coupled with the lack of a national program for opportunistic screenings.

The foundation supports numerous oral cancer related events each year, from free screening events and educational seminars, to walk/run public awareness events around the country.  Everyone Loves Buttons has created custom buttons for the Oral Cancer Foundation for the last 5 years, customizing unique buttons for their fundraising walks that are occurring around the country. See if the Oral Cancer Foundation is putting on walk/run in your community here.

Connect with the Oral Cancer Foundation on Facebook and Twitter.

Everyone Loves Buttons Holiday & Shipping Schedule 2013

Everyone Loves Buttons Holiday & Shipping Schedule 2013

If you are looking to order your Custom Buttons over the next two holiday weeks below is our Holiday schedule.  We offer two types of service 1) Best Value Delivered in 10 Bus. Days 2) Standard featuring 1-3 Day Turnaround Time. (the fastest in the button industry)

 

Everyone Loves Buttons® HOLIDAY Schedule / MST Hours

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Week of December 22nd – 28th 2013

Sunday – Closed

Monday – 7:30am – 5pm (UPS shipping ground or Air)

Tuesday – 7:30am – 4pm (NO UPS ground shipping only Air)

Wednesday December 24th CLOSED (Merry Christmas)

Thursday – 7:30am – 4pm (UPS shipping ground or Air)

Friday – 7:30am – 4pm (UPS shipping ground or Air)

 

Week of December 29th – January 4th 2014

Sunday – Closed

Monday – 7:30am – 5pm (UPS shipping ground or Air)

Tuesday – 7:30am – 4pm (NO UPS ground shipping only Air)

Wednesday January 1, 2014– CLOSED (Happy New Year)

Thursday – 7:30am – 4pm (UPS shipping ground or Air)

Friday – 7:30am – 4pm (UPS shipping ground or Air)

 

We hope everyone has a Happy Holiday Season & a Happy and Healthy New Year!  Remember we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®

 

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V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students Everyone Loves Buttons Customer Spotlight – V-Dayproduce annual benefit performances of The Vagina Monologues, A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer, Any One Of Us: Words From Prison, screenings of V-Day’s documentary Until The Violence Stops, and the PBS documentary What I Want My Words To Do To You, Spotlight Teach-Ins and V-Men workshops, to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities.

In 2012, over 5,800 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls. Read More