Archive for July, 2012

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Swimmers are some of the most fierce and competitive athletes in the world.  In the past, we have had the chance to work with many swim teams across the country.  Each brings its own talent and unique qualities to the sport.

Swim teams love lapel pins for a number of different reasons.  One thing that swimmers find very appealing is that swimming lapel pins come in many different shapes and sizes.  This allows each team to represent itself in a unique and memorable way.

One team recently asked us to incorporate their logo into a lapel pin program that would encourage competitiveness.  As a swimmer meets a determined time for a certain stroke, they get a designated colored custom swimming lapel pen.  These pins are then attached to the swimmers bag for all to see.

If others see that you have the gold frog on your bag, they know that you have met the fastest goal set by the team.  Others will see the pins and want to work harder so that they can earn the gold pin too.  Swimming pens are a great incentive because they motivate athletes to be their best.

The frogs you see here are done in our different plating options.  This is a great way to add variety without hurting your budget.  There are lots of ways we can make your swimming lapelpins stand out.  Speak to a representative today about your options.

Visit today to request a free price quote.  You can also email or call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free.  We’ll assist you with your request and help you create custom lapel pins rich in detail and personal meaning.  This will give your swimmers something to look forward to and cherish as they compete on your team.

Monday, July 30th, 2012

With school back in action in the next few weeks, we are being contacted by school boards across the country.  We’ve noticed that a growing trend seems to be occurring.  District-wide initiatives are being represented by lapel pins.  The image you see here was for a school board that is from Orange County.  Their motto for this school year can be seen clearly at the base of this pin.

The play on the shape of an apple is great for teachers and students but switching the color to orange to represent there county was a great and creative idea.  This customer has a great design sense.  Don’t feel like you have to have the same creativity.  Let us do that for you.  Just send us your idea and we will do the rest.  You can even sketch it on a napkin and email us.

Your lapel pins can be soft enamel, cloisonné, offset printed or diestruck.  They can be a number of different sizes, shapes, and colors as well.  Choose the options that resonate with you.  This can be something as simple as glitter or as elaborate as cutouts or antiqued metal.  You can even add things like dangling charms and blinking lights to your pins.

Consider board of education pins like this for your group of principals, administrators and even students.  Spread this year’s initiative across all districts with custom lapel pins.  We will be more than happy to help you.  Visit  You can also send emails to or call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free.  We’ll take your ideas and turn them into school pins for awards programs, years of service pins, and thank you pins for volunteers.  Contact us today!

Friday, July 27th, 2012

City lapel pins are great tools.  Not only are they very versatile, they also announce milestones in the life of the city.  The personalized mementos spread the message on a new initiative or celebrate the city’s birthday.

Cape Canaveral is home to NASA, great inshore fishing, and cruise ships.  The city lapel pin you see here was made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the city becoming an official city.  Sun, Space, and Sea is the city motto which can be found on the pin.

The pin pictured here was made at 1.5” which is on the larger size for a pin.  The customer wanted it that big so we could include more details in the design. Incorporating the sea and the sun and space rockets helps tie the words of the pin into the images on the pin.  This is a great design element.

City lapel pins can be a number of different sizes, shapes, styles, and colors.  You can choose from soft enamel, cloisonné, offset printed, and diestruck.  Your pins can be small or large, round, square or cut-to-shape.  They can have cut outs in them or have glitter incorporated in the design.  Whatever way you want to personalize your pins, you have options.  Speak to a representative about your ideas.  We will offer you suggestions on ways to make your city lapel pins stand out.

Order your anniversary lapel pins today.  Visit today to request a free price quote.  We’ll also send you a full color digital proof to examine.  Submit your request to or call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free.  We can’t wait to get started on a custom lapel pin design for you and your city.  Submit your inquiry to us today so we can get started on your design.

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

The Alzheimer’s Association works globally, nationally, and locally to enhance care and support for all the individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias.  It’s the mission of the association to eliminate Alzheimer’s through the advancement as well as provide support and care for anyone dealing with the disease.  The Alzheimer’s Association has been named one of the best non-profits to work for.  Just ask the employees that deal directly with the group.  Their years of service awards say it all.

You can follow the Alzheimer’s Association’s lead by creating your own employee recognition program.  Years of service lapel pins are great morale boosters, sources of pride, and let others know how many years you have been associated.  They are the ultimate gift item because they are so versatile.  Tangible rewards like these improve work environments by increasing productivity, overall job satisfaction, and workplace safety.  Years of service pins are also popular in corporate settings, churches, and schools.

The pin you see here also changes colors in addition to changing the number of years that is represented.  This is a great way to save money but add variety within your pins.  We can create multiple awards by leaving the design the same but changing colors or metal platings.

Foundations across the country use custom lapel pins to get their message out.  They’re versatile, personal, and meaningful.  Lapel pins are an obvious choice because they’re attractive, easy-to-use, and appealing to people of all ages.

Reward the hardworking, dedicated employees at your business with a custom lapel pin that they will cherish for a lifetime.  Get your custom lapel pins today.  Visit today to request a no obligation, free price quote and full color digital proof.  We’ll be more than happy to assist you with your request.  Speak to a representative by calling 1-800-252-0904 toll-free or email your inquiry to

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

September is College Savings Month and banks and financial institutions are gearing up for what they expect to be a good turnout at their scheduled events.  During the month, they plan on opening new savings accounts for parents with young children and youth wanting to start saving for their future.  In addition to food and prizes, many banks and credit unions are kicking off the month by handing out custom lapel pins to all of their new customers.

Custom lapel pins are great giveaway items for a number of different reasons.  Let’s take a look at a few:

  • Custom lapel pins are durable and long lasting. It isn’t unusual to have these collectible items for years.
  • Custom lapel pins are lightweight and portable. If your scheduled event is in another location, it’s easy to transport your custom pins from one building to another.
  • Custom lapel pins are personal and meaningful. Few giveaway items have the same sentimental value and long lasting appeal that lapel pins have.
  • Custom lapel pins help to educate. Emblazoned with a personal message, custom pins encourage others to save.
  • Custom lapel pins appeal to people of all ages. Because they can be worn on an article of clothing or attached to a bag, lapel pins are the ultimate marketing tool.  They grab people’s attention and gets them interested in your business’ products and services.

Help parents put away money for their children’s education by creating custom lapel pins reminding them of the importance of saving.  Visit today.  While you’re there, take a look at the different styles of lapel pins that you have to choose from.  Once you have an idea of what you want to order, contact us by emailing or calling 1-800-252-0904 toll-free.  A Lapel Pins Plus representative will then submit your request to our design team who will create custom artwork for your pins.

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

National Association of Postal Supervisor (NAPS) members meet each year in a new city to hold meetings.  At these events, each branch from across the country brings lapel pins to trade with other branches.  The goal is to bring the most attractive, unique and memorable pin possible so that everyone will want your pin.

We had the privilege of working with the Honolulu branch and came up with the pin you see here.  One look at this pin and you instantly know that it represents the great state of Hawaii.  Other common characteristics of postal supervisor lapel pins are blinking lights.  This particular pin did not have blinking lights but many do incorporate them into the pin design.

Some pins are larger than life.  Most of the NAPS pins are larger than 1” and have gotten up to the 2.5” range before.  The bigger your pin, the bigger the statement it makes.  You can talk to your Lapel Pins Plus representative about this when you contact us for a free price quote and full color digital proof.

Additional ways to make your pins stand out include:

  • Unusual Shapes
  • Glitter
  • Cut Outs
  • Antiqued Metal
  • Spinning Pieces
  • Sliding Pieces

Your custom lapel pins are your vision.  Just let us know what you have in mind and we’ll get started on a custom design for you.  Custom pins are every bit as unique as your organization and members are.  Show others what you got by ordering some today.

Contact us before your next NAPS meeting so that we help create the pin that everyone will be talking about.  Visit  You can also submit your design ideas to or call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free.  We’ll be more than happy to get started on custom artwork for your lapel pins.

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

August 21st is Poet’s Day. You can get in on the celebration by sponsoring a Poetry Slam at your restaurant or coffeehouse.  That’s right!  You can draw a crowd by handing out custom lapel pins prior to the event.  People wear the pins and essentially promote your event.  A packed house means more opportunity for you to sell your goods and services.  People will naturally be drawn to what you have to offer when they’re sitting inside your place of business listening to area poets recite their poems.

Poetry lapel pins can also be handed out by libraries and schools as a way to encourage readers to get interested in poetry.  The custom lapel pins can feature a famous poet’s image or photograph or be more general and promote Poet’s Day as a whole.  People will be proud to wear their custom lapel pins around town.  That’s the beauty behind these unique mementos.  They appeal to people of all ages.

Poetry lapel pins can be created in a number of different sizes and shapes.  They can even be cut-to-shape to resemble the images on them.  They can also feature a number of different add-ons like dangling charms, blinking lights, simulated gemstones, glitter, and spinning pieces.  That’s what helps set them apart from other lapel pins.

Help spread the word about local poets with custom lapel pins.  Create yours today by contacting Lapel Pins Plus.  You can visit, email or call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free and we’ll get started on custom artwork for you.  A free price quote and full color digital proof will be sent to you once we’ve heard your ideas.

Friday, July 20th, 2012

With 50 states in our great country, we see our share of state flag lapel pins.  State pins like the one you see here give the designer a great backdrop to work with.  Our customer was from Maryland and enjoyed the outdoors.  You see the pin here with the Maryland flag along with an elk.

State flag pins are great for government workers and are a way to show pride for one’s state.  Creating a custom pin by combining your state flag and an image of your favorite hobby is the perfect way to start your design process.  You can make use of our team of talented designers by submitting your ideas to us today.

In addition to government workers, local developers have used state flag pins to help promote projects they are working on.  Lapel pins are great at getting word out.  They’re attractive, memorable, and fun-to-wear.  People of all ages love custom state flag pins.  Wearing them gives residents of the state a distinct feeling of happiness and pride.

State flag lapel pins can be a number of different sizes and shapes depending on your preferences.  They can also feature glitter, simulated gemstones, and antiqued metal if that is something you are interested in.  We will go over all of your design options when you contact us for your free price quote and full color digital proof.

Get creative.  Think outside-the-box, let us help.  Visit to start the design process.  You can relay your request to us via email at or call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free.  We’ll be more than happy to give you suggestions on ways to make your custom state flag lapel pins spectacular.

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Editors and writers are crucial to many businesses and organizations’ success.  In addition to providing a valuable service, these men and women lend their creative ideas, knowledge, and experience to companies by making them visible through various forms of media.  Whether it’s print, radio or video, editors and writers play an important role in advertising your business or organization.

It’s important to appreciate what they do professionally and to thank them personally with a small gift like a lapel pin.  What better time to do just that than during Be Kind to Editors & Writers Month.  The annual event takes place every September which gives you plenty of time to get your custom lapel pin order to us.

Custom lapel pins are ideal award items for a number of different reasons.  Let’s take a look at the advantages of ordering them for your special event or celebration:

  • Lapel pins are custom which makes them unique to your business or organization. Using your design ideas, we are able to create quality, custom lapel pins featuring your logo, mascot or emblem.  We are also able to add text and important details like website addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers.
  • Lapel pins can be simple in design or extravagant. We offer you a number of different options when it comes to customizing your lapel pins.  You can select a custom shape, glitter, simulated gemstones, cut outs, etc.  Each adds that special something to your lapel pin design.
  • Lapel pins are versatile. You can create them for a specific event or celebration or create a universal design that can be used year round.
  • Lapel pins last longer than your average giveaway item. Custom lapel pins are durable and crafted with care.  They last a long time which enables the recipient of the pin to enjoy them longer than they would if they were given a t-shirt or plastic cup.

Show your support for the editors and writers that provide services to your company or organization.  Visit today to see the different styles of lapel pins we have to offer you.  Select from soft enamel, cloisonné, die struck, and offset printed.  The choice is yours!

Submit your design ideas to or call 1-800-252-0904 toll-free.  We’ll listen to your ideas, make suggestions, and send you a full color digital proof and free price quote upon your request.  Make changes to the design, approve the proof, pay for your order, and receive your custom lapel pins delivered to your doorstep.  It really is that fast and easy!

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Anniversary pins for churches like the one you see here, celebrate the past, enjoy the present and look forward to the future.  They also help raise money for ongoing church renovations.  This keeps facilities in tip-top shape so people can come to worship at them.

Custom lapel pins can focus on a predetermined, church-wide theme and even differentiate pins for congregation and for clergy.  This allows everyone in the church to be welcomed and recognized.

There are a number of different ways that custom lapel pins can be used in the church.  Here are a few for you to try out:

  • Fundraising. Fundraising is key to branching out in the community and completing mission work.
  • Identification. Large churches use custom lapel pins to identify small life groups to help make a big church feel smaller.
  • Special Events. First communion is another great use.
  • Rewarding Volunteers. To hand out to volunteers who help make the church run smoothly.
  • Acknowledging Youth. Youth group lapel pins bond young adults.

Lapel pins make the person wearing them proud to go to that church.  They look great on dress clothes.  If you want to design a pin that doesn’t poke holes in clothing, you can create them with magnetic backings for ladies’ blouses.  We offer a wide variety of backing styles to meet your needs.  You can inquire about these when you contact us by phone or email.  We can help you select the one that best fits your lapel pin’s design.

Get your own church lapel pins today.  Visit  You can also submit your request via email to or by calling 1-800-252-0904 toll-free.  We’ll be more than happy to assist you with your needs and help you create custom lapel pins that look great, deliver a message, and make those receiving them excited and happy.

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