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How To Wear Your Custom Buttons and Other Backing Options

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.

Benefits of Making Your Own Custom Buttons

While standard wearable buttons have been used to advertise products, brands and more for over a century, customizable buttons are back, and advertisers small and large are taking notice. Small batch custom button orders have been climbing due to a shift in popular culture and the versatility they offer independent businesses and large corporations alike. Custom Buttons offers state-of-the-art digital print press technology for brighter images with quick turnaround times so that you can market, celebrate or showcase your brands for a number of applications, such as:

  • Business Promotions
  • Political Campaigns
  • Souvenirs
  • Tradeshow Events
  • Independent Artists & More

Custom buttons remain a cost-effective method for advertising, celebrating, or just showing off. Find a solution for any occasion by visiting our product information page today.

How to Wear Custom Button Products

Whether your business marketing acumen is more geared towards button pins, button magnets, stickers or another custom tangible button promotional product, CustomButtons.com has what it takes to promote your brand or image. 

Custom Buttons can easily be fastened to:

  • Collars
  • Suit Jackets
  • Ties
  • Hats
  • Backpacks
  • Scarfs
  • Hair Ties & More!

Custom Buttons offers the opportunity to add a flare of wearable expression to any outfit. Custom Buttons provides personalized, small to large batch solutions to benefit vendors and sellers of all sizes.

Why Choose Custom Buttons?

At Custom Buttons, we have established ourselves as a premium collector for custom buttons that last a lifetime. We are trusted by both independent artists and major brands nationwide for our customizable buttons, magnets, zipper pulls and more. Our unique array of benefits include:

  • Serving Orders of All Sizes
  • Guaranteed Delivery Dates
  • Competitive Prices
  • New Matte Finishes & More

If you would like further information, please Contact Us or call 623-445-9975 and one of our Custom Button specialists will assist you.

Custom Button Styles

Our Traditional Pin Back Buttons can be fastened to shirts, hats, backpacks and most common wearable fabrics.

Clothing Magnets and Bulldog Clips function in a similar method to our Traditional Pin Back Buttons but use a clip instead of creating a pin hole for ID,s Labels and more.

Zipper Pulls attach to the zipper component of backpacks and suitcases and are a great way to promote brand awareness for sports organizations, schools and more.

Mirror Backs and Bottle Openers provide you with the ability to promote your brand or celebrate special occasions through our functional novelty items.

Learn more about our unique product offering by reading our product descriptions by following the links or reading the product descriptions below.

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

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®!”

Contact Custom Buttons Today

Custom Buttons has experience working with vendors from a variety of industries. Get in touch with our sales team online or call us at 623-445-9975 and let us bring your design to life.

Do you Shop Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

Statistics say there’s a good chance you do. According to the National Retail Federation, the most popular shopping day is Black Friday, when three in four Thanksgiving weekend shoppers plan to visit a store or retail website.

Why is Black Friday so popular? The short answer is because it’s the traditional kickoff day for the holiday shopping season. Historically, it’s also been the best day to find great deals. You don’t have to look any further than our Black Friday deal this year of 21% off custom button pins & fridge magnets (qtys. of 500 or less).  This is our biggest discount ever for Black Friday days of November 25, 26, 27 & 28.for orders online only at www.custombuttons.com

This holiday shopping event is great for budget-conscious shoppers for family & friends holiday stuffers, to express yourself or for small business to Pin One On an Employee to increase sales or brand awareness this holiday season..   

History of Black Friday

The earliest known use of “Black Friday” to refer to the day after Thanksgiving occurred in the journal, Factory Management and Maintenance, for November 1951, and again in 1952. Here it referred to the practice of workers calling in sick on the day after Thanksgiving, in order to have a four-day weekend.

Fixing the Holiday Shopping Calendar

When President Abraham Lincoln issued the proclamation establishing Thanksgiving in 1863, he decreed the holiday would fall on the last Thursday of November. And it did until 1939 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order to move Thanksgiving to the fourth Thursday of November. Congress passed legislation to make the change official in 1941.

Why did Roosevelt move Thanksgiving one week earlier, and why did Congress acquiesce to the change? Because a powerful coalition of retailers and other business interests asked them to.

By this time, the holiday shopping season was synonymous with the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas. When Thanksgiving fell on November 30, as it did in 1939, that left only 24 holiday shopping days – and sometimes fewer, as many stores closed on Sundays back then. Naturally, this worried retailers and retail-adjacent businesses, who reasoned that busy holiday shoppers would simply shop less in a shorter season.

Their pitch to Roosevelt was more egalitarian: A longer holiday shopping season would be good for the American economy. That sounds dubious, but remember that the United States was still struggling to shake off the aftereffects of the Great Depression back in the late 1930s.

Whatever the idea’s economic merits, Roosevelt was sold, and the day that would later be known as Black Friday marked the official start of the holiday shopping season.

Why Custom Buttons?

Custom Buttons have been around forever and today are still universally accepted as a major form of advertising, expression, pride and are very collectable. Both you and we will know your custom buttons will look smashingly good. They will look even better on the folks who are going to “Pin One On”.
It’s About Building Trust! We are all about Service & Quality, period. If this is your first custom buttons order, or a company looking to pin one on your employees you are understandably wondering “how will it turn out?” The good news is we have printed more custom button graphics than we know how to count with our biggest client the US Government purchasing 1.2 million bulk custom button pins at a time. We promise, you will be thrilled with your results. As part of this promise, it’s a no-brainer that a free digital proof is included that you approve, before your custom button pin bulk order goes into production. (After you approve the proof, production time starts, so please be prompt during this process!)

Why Choose CustomButtons.com For Your Custom Button Pin Projects?

We make it easy for EVERYONE to order your custom button pin project online. Whether you are looking for custom buttons for your business to Get Your Message Out for a Promotional Campaign, or just to “Express Yourself”, we are here to help you by offering legendary customer service. We are the only custom button manufacturer that offers you a Guaranteed Delivery Date when ordering with NO GUESSING when your custom buttons will arrive! You pick the date you want them delivered using our calendar during the checkout process (and we will deliver your custom buttons on time every time). Some of the advantages of ordering your pin-back custom buttons from us:

  • It’s about building trust. You can call and speak direct to a custom button specialist
  • From 1 to 100,000+ custom buttons – no order is too small or large
  • Extraordinary quality from custom button pin-back parts to printing to assembly
  • Mylar topped collector 2-piece custom buttons come with jewelers safety pins
  • New premium soft-touch matte finish option available (get a Hassle FREE Quote)
  • All custom button pin parts are manufactured and assembled in the USA
  • Nationally certified women owned business (WBE) (WOSB)
  • Artwork Guidelines and custom button templates with a full service graphics department available if needed
  • Unmatched customer service, check out our real customer reviews below
  • Guaranteed delivery dates, you pick your custom button delivery date
  • Upfront competitive pricing with our best price guarantee on all custom button pin products, no bait & switch, no hidden costs
  • Custom buttons resources, fast-track production time, packaging options and fulfillment capabilities available

How to Make Your Own Buttons

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

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

Materials for Making Your Own Buttons

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

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

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

Designing Your Buttons

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

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

Button Design Templates

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

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

Printing Out Your Button Design

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

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

Button design templates on a printed sheet of paper

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

Cutting Out Your Button Design

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

Cut out the printed design with scissors

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

Using a Hand Press to Make Your Own Buttons

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

What is a Hand Press?

A button hand machine

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

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

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

Pressing the First Half of Your Button

Placing the button shell piece in the hand machine

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

Placing the printed graphic in the hand machine

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

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

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

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

Finishing Your Buttons

Button backing piece placed into second slot of button hand machine

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

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

What the finished button looks like after pressing

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

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

Need Custom Buttons or Parts?

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

Buttons with USA designs

American Made Custom Buttons

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

Buttons Always Made in America

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

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

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

American Button Parts

Photo of button back parts with the classic pin backing.

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

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

Custom Button Manufacturing in America

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

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

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

Why Choose Our Custom Buttons?

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

Questions?

If you have any questions about your custom button order or the ordering process, you can always give us a call at 623-445-9975, or send us an email at sales@custombuttons.com. You can also reach us through the chat feature on our website during business hours (8am-5pm Arizona Time). We are here to help in every step of your button ordering process, from beginning your order to shipping your buttons for delivery.

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

Connect with us:

Twitter: @LuvMyButtons

Facebook: Everyone Loves Buttons

Instagram: Everyone Loves Buttons

Customer Spotlight: Arizona State Parks and Trails

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

Who is Arizona State Parks and Trails?

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

Arizona State Parks and Trails Logo

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

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

Custom Pin Buttons, Magnets, and More!

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

Arizona State Parks and Trails Junior Ranger Custom Pin Button

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

Arizona State Parks and Trails Magnet

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

Arizona State Parks and Trails Custom Pin Button Box

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

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

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

Questions?

If you have any questions about your custom button order or the ordering process, you can always give us a call at 623-445-9975, or send us an email at sales@custombuttons.com. You can also reach us through the chat feature on our website during business hours (8am-5pm Arizona Time). We are here to help in every step of your button ordering process, from beginning your order to shipping your buttons for delivery.

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

Connect with us:

Twitter: @LuvMyButtons

Facebook: Everyone Loves Buttons

Instagram: Everyone Loves Buttons

Covid-19 vaccine buttons

Covid-19 Vaccinated Buttons

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

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

Covid-19 Safety Customized Buttons

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

Hand Washing Buttons

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

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

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

Social Distancing Buttons

Button designs with a social distancing message

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

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

Mask Wearing Buttons

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

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

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

Covid-19 Vaccine Buttons

Covid-19 vaccine buttons

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

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

Official Designs by the Center for Disease Control for Healthcare Workers

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

The Importance of Covid-19 Buttons and Stickers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not Ready to Order, but Need Pricing?

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

Questions?

If you have any questions about your custom button order or the ordering process, you can always give us a call at 623-445-9975, or send us an email at sales@custombuttons.com. You can also reach us through the chat feature on our website during business hours (8am-5pm Arizona Time).

We are here to help in every step of your button ordering process, from beginning your order to shipping your buttons for delivery.

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

Connect with us:

Twitter: @LuvMyButtons

Facebook: Everyone Loves Buttons

Instagram: Everyone Loves Buttons

Our New Association with The Daily Bread Watch

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

Daily Bread Watch logo
Everyone Loves Buttons logo

What is The Daily Bread Watch?

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

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

What is in The Daily Bread Watch?

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

Full Loaf logo

The Full Loaf includes three to four daily headline stories.

Half Loaf logo

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

Slice logo

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

Bread Crumbs logo

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

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

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Who is Everyone Loves Buttons®?

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

Why Custom Buttons?

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

Questions?

If you have any questions about a custom button order or the ordering process, you can always give us a call at 623-445-9975, or send us an email at sales@custombuttons.com. You can also reach us through the chat feature on our website during business hours (8am-5pm Arizona Time). We are here to help in every step of your button ordering process, from beginning your order to shipping your buttons for delivery.

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

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We are Proudly Certified Women Owned

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

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

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

What is the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council?

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations. The certification is recognized by over 1,000 brands and additionally many states, cities, and government entities.

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What Benefits are There of Having a WBENC Certification?

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

What is the Criteria for Certification?

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

What Does This Mean for You?

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

National Women's Business Enterprise Certification for Everyone Loves Buttons

In the News

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

Foothills Focus: North Phoenix Woman Learns Everyone Loves Buttons

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

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

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

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

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

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

Get in Contact

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

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Twitter: @LuvMyButtons

Facebook: Everyone Loves Buttons

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

The Most Famous Political Campaign Button

Some people collect stamps or coins, while others invest in baseball cards or Barbie® dolls. But there is also a whole world of collectors whose item of choice is the political campaign button. One appraiser said that political buttons are like a “microcosm of political history for the 20th century”, with many treating them with the same reverence given to the first American flags, the Declaration of Independence, and other artifacts from America’s past. It does not matter if you are a Democrat, Republican, or Independent, campaign buttons are invaluable pieces of American history.

Early Political Campaign Buttons

George Washington wore the first political button, a clothing button made of brass, in 1789 at his first Presidential inauguration with the phrase “G.W.-Long Live the President.” The slogan was based off the British’s Long Live the King cry. An original George Washington cloth button could now easily be worth tens of thousands of dollars.

In 1860, Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin ran for the Presidency. Many believe that Lincoln was the first president to use buttons as a true campaign tool. Political button pins during this era started to feature daguerreotypes of the candidates and is the first time portraits ever appeared on campaign buttons. One of these buttons, in perfect condition, would be worth over $1000 to most modern collectors.

Photo of Abraham Lincoln political button
Photo: Library of Congress

The first mass production of metal buttons, the design we are familiar with today for most campaigns, happened during the 1896 William McKinley campaign for president. These campaign buttons were “celluloid” buttons, with one side of a metal disk covered with paper containing the printed message, and protected by a layer of clear plastic.  It’s ironic that campaign button pins haven’t changed much over the years; political buttons are still produced with a metal casing, covered with paper and protected by clear plastic we call mylar. The only difference is that we now have a jewelers safety pin attached to the button back.

One of the most famous uses of campaign buttons occurred during the 1940 U.S. presidential election, when Wendell Willkie’s campaign produced millions of buttons in response to news stories about President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It reads: “That’s right Franklin, Spinach is Spinach”. According to NPR, this button can be traced back to a New Yorker cartoon, where a mother and daughter are sitting around a dinner table. The mother says “It’s broccoli, dear”, while the daughter pushes away the plate and responds, “I say it’s spinach and I say the hell with it.” This is to suggest Willkie’s nature it to “tell it like it is”, while Roosevelt is guilty of spinning the truth.

Political Campaign Button Prices

Aside from the Washington button, the price of past campaign buttons doesn’t always rise in relation to its age. Some of the most popular buttons have sentimental value attached to them, such as buttons created for the Kennedy Presidential campaign. “A Kennedy-Humphrey button can be worth $300-$500. This outranks even Lincoln, Roosevelt and Huey Long memorabilia,” said collectibles writer Joyce Worley. Obviously the more obscure buttons, such as those with spelling errors, are considered more collectible simply because they are harder to come by.

“Since the turn of the century, the political button has just dominated the political advertising, until television came in. Now it’s a dying art.” Political campaign button collectors are hoping to preserve the art and the history that is inherently a part of those buttons for generations to come. Whether it’s for President, Governor, Mayor or local election campaign, button pins will stand the test of time.  

Showing support (or disdain) for presidential candidates through button pins is a practice nearly as old as the office of the 1st U.S. President George Washington, and over time it has evolved with the changing political landscape we are living in today.  Campaign Button Pin history may be hundreds of years old, but still remain wearable signs of the times.  Even today’s COVID-19 themed campaign buttons will become part of a collection one day.

Button pins are now making a comeback as they can be seen from a safe 6 foot distance and can be customized to your needs. Who knows, the buttons we make for you might become collectable 100 years from now!

Questions?

If you have any questions about your custom button order or the ordering process, you can always give us a call at 623-445-9975, or send us an email at sales@custombuttons.com. You can also reach us through the chat feature on our website during business hours (8am-5pm Arizona Time). We are here to help in every step of your button ordering process, from beginning your order to shipping your buttons for delivery.

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

Connect with us:

Twitter: @LuvMyButtons

Facebook: Everyone Loves Buttons

Instagram: Everyone Loves Buttons

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?

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“Your Silent Salesman”

Custom button pins are the perfect way to get your message out from a safe distance of 6 feet or more.

In this era of digital marketing, something personalized and tangible such as a button pin, can go a long way to make you more memorable to a customer or client.

Buttons are visual – A custom button worn by staff or supporters gives a company the opportunity to engage anyone they come across. A fun, vivacious company will want a button design that really pops with bright colors and images. Even steering away from the traditional round button and choosing a square or rectangle shape can help you say: “we stand out.”

A company that is more traditional, and perhaps even subdued, can use a branded logo or imagery they feel represents them well, along with basic or neutral colors. Not using bright colors and loud images does not mean the company is “boring”, but instead helps give the visual impression of being professional.

Custom Buttons are a voice! A button or custom pin gives a company the opportunity to tell people who they are in a few short words or with a picture. A simple mantra like “Carpe Diem,” or a strong word like “Believe,” can make a strong statement to everyone who sees your button. A short company or campaign slogan is something that can go a long way as well. A strong image or a slogan that stands out will keep people talking about you and your button pin. They may think about it and laugh, or it may cause them to go deep into thought, or simply jog a happy memory.

Where and How Can I Use Buttons?

There is a plethora of ways to use buttons as part of your marketing strategy, some ways you can use buttons are more basic, but others will help you stand out from the rest.

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Give Away a Button

Give button pins away at a trade show, while walking down the street, at schools, anywhere you can to get your message or your information out there.

Use Buttons for a Prize Drawing

Include a code or number on your button pins and have a drawing for button-holders to win a prize. This will ensure that they hold on to them for at least a short time.

Use a Button Magnet as a Business Card

Print your business card on a button magnet and hand it out in meetings or conferences. People will never forget who you are and they can attach them to any metal surface.

Wear Your Button

Wearing your button pin will raise questions about you and why you are displaying the logo or slogan. You never know who will approach you to ask about it.

When you think of custom buttons and pins, you might think of political campaigns, or even Jennifer Anniston in Office Space sporting buttons on her suspenders. Whatever comes to mind, personalized custom buttons stand out and are a unique way to market yourself, your company, or a cause to the world.

You Have Choices, Why Choose Us?

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Legendary Service & Quality You Can Trust!   

It’s the little things that we pay attention to, that makes a BIG difference when ordering from us. Our buttons are topped with the most durable and highest quality mylar finish available. They will not scratch like the laminated coatings offered by most other companies, and our button pins on the back are straight making a huge difference in quality over our competitors. When choosing us to produce your custom button pins, we feel it should come down to the little things we do that makes a big difference, while also setting us apart from the competition.       

We use the latest in digital printing press technology. Our print quality is consistently ranked as the best in the industry.

We use 100% made in the USA 2-piece button parts and machinery. Each one is printed and produced in Phoenix, Arizona.

Never fear a deadline! We offer the fastest turnaround time in the industry. Standard production time of 5 days after proof approval, with Fast-Track 1-3 day service and same-day shipping available. You get to pick your guaranteed delivery date at checkout, so you know the exact date of delivery. NO one else offers this option, our competitors offer rush service and expedited shipping options, but not an EXACT date of delivery.

There are no orders that are too small or large, from 1 button to 1.2 million. You can count on us a we produce over 5 million per year, and never miss a deadline. “We Are On Time All The Time

Our experienced graphics team will make sure your order comes out perfectly every time!

Unlimited artwork proofs provided with every order, making sure your order is perfect before it’s sent to production.

Our pinback buttons are trusted by major brands including: The US Government, Six Flags Amusement Parks, Victoria’s Secret, McDonald’s, Fry’s, Chevrolet, Costco, Wal-Mart, Professional Sports Teams, Universities, Churches, Synagogues, Presidential Candidates, Wholesalers and many more!

Best of all, ordering from us you are buying American products and supporting American jobs from our family owned, Nationally Certified Women Owned Business (WBENC) manufacturing right here in the USA.

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You can reach us by phone at 623-445-9975 or fill out our Hassle Free Quote form, where one of our legendary customer specialists will provide you with a free and detailed consultation to meet every requirement you have for your custom button project.