In a recent article from online news source “The Independent”, lapel pins received a lot of attention in their connection to domestic and foreign politics and their respective political leaders. “We’ll call it “lapel politics,” when a simple chest adornment appears to symbolize so much about the feelings of public figures towards cancer, terrorism, war dead or – right now – running and jumping over things.” Prime Minister David Cameron and fellow UK politicians Jeremy Hunt, Theresa May and Nick Clegg have all been wearing official Olympic Game pins to show support for the 2012 Summer Olympics in their hometown. In the United States President Barack Obama has been seen wearing the “stars-and-stripes” lapel pin during his presidency, while president hopeful Mitt Romney was the man responsible for commissioning the “We Stand United” lapel pin for the Salt Lake City Olympic Games in 2002. Whether you’re on the campaign trail or trading pins at Cooperstown Pincrafters is your source for high quality custom lapel pins, we do it all.
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“Lapel Politics” in the U.S. and UK draw lapel pin interest from Obama, Romney and Jeremy Hunt for the 2012 Summer Olympics07-30-12
Pin trading has been a popular activity for many years. Curling clubs from the mid nineteenth century are credited with starting the tradition. This tradition has carried on through many major league athletic teams, youth league athletic teams, political candidates, and various clubs and organizations.
Lions Club members have enjoyed pin trading through their local chapters nationwide and worldwide. PinCrafters is proud to be an authorized Lions Club pin licensee for the USA, Canada & Australia. We have been providing Lions Club chapters with high quality lapel pins for over 10 years. Lions Club member Thomas Johnston of Joplin, Montana recently made headlines after donating over 1,600 pins to a local Battlefields Protection Association. The pins cover every phase of the Civil War and were collected from Local Lions Club Chapters across the country. Click here for the full story.
On the West Coast, California Lions Pin Traders display a great variety of lapel pins on their site, as well as slideshows of some of their regions local trading and International Pin Swaps.
I ran across an article about custom lapel pins that I thought was an article from The Onion.
Using lapel pins for memorials and remembrance is very popular. Whether the pin is an elegant gold die struck pin or an inexpensive etched pin, a lapel pin is used by many to simply show respect or acknowledgment.
The article I read used lapel pins for something I have never heard of custom pins being used for . . .how to spell a name.
The article came from The Seattle Times and emphasized the use of lapel pins by the governor. Supporters handed out red rose lapel pins as a way to remind people how to pronounce and spell his name — “Rose-llini,” not “Ross-ellini.” The rose pins became his best-known political symbol.
What a clever idea!
The other day my son was home sick from school. I decided to bring him to my office and try and have him understand what dad does which is design and manufacture custom pins and other items. Being only 4, he initially was not interested in going to my office. The minute we walked in you would have thought he was a kid in a candy store. From the pins that blink, to the creative Odyssey of the Mind and Destination Imagination pins, he found lapel pins “cool” he spent a good hour looking through all of the samples we have here. He really enjoyed the custom key chains, zipper pulls, and wore about ten medallions around his neck with pride. I showed him how we use our computer to take a logo or idea and turn it into a computer design and then the finished custom pin. Not only did he have a great time, he was excited about coming back. Hopefully not on a sick day.
What if you are looking for a custom pin but have no design in mind. The designers at PinCrafters can take your logo or idea and create a digital computer mock up of your pin before you decide to proceed with your order.
Recently a human resources manager for a large company was looking to start a recognition program highlighting employees years of service. We recieved the logo and our account manager suggested a variety of lapel pin processes. Our customer could not decide between the hard enamel or die struck (no color) method. We then provided our customer with a email that included a variety of lapel pin designs. After a few free revisions the customer decided on her custom design and placed her order. She has been a customer of PinCrafters for the past 5 years and has spread her recognition program into other departments.
I recently found an article about a common trend in municipalities using lapel pins.
Although lapel pins are often sold for retail purposes or for service recognition for employees, many towns use lapel pins to brand their town to potential businesses and visitors.
One such town, Nogales, Arizona are trying to change peoples opinion of their town. “The city ordered 5,000 bumper stickers and lapel pins with a new slogan, “Nogales AZ, a great little place to be,” and the stickers are being placed on all city vehicles. The previous city slogan, “You’re among friends,” coined in 2000, will still be used on promotional materials, according to the mayor.”
As always, this blog is for your information about custom lapel pins and trends in the emblematic jewelry industry. We hope you find it interesting.
As a custom lapel pin maker for over 15 years, PinCrafters has designed lapel pins for a number of learning institutions for a variety of reasons. This post is to describe the most common ways these schools use pins.
Alumni Custom Pins: There are a variety of alumni organizations that use lapel pins for their members. Many love that they have a pin to show they had once attended their Universities. We have seen in the past some alumni groups requesting a design for reunions. High quality custom enamel pins are a great keep sake for a 5, 10 or even 50 year reunion.
Retail Sales of Lapel Pins: Of course every book store sells a lapel pin that incorporates the school name and/or logo. Our wholesale pricing allows many Universities and High Schools to sell not only custom pins manufactured by PinCrafters but key chains, lanyards, ear rings, patches and many of our other products.
There are hundreds of ways schools use custom pins and the other products we manufacture. Special events, booster clubs, fraternity and sororities are just a few. Our free design service is not only fast to get you a design back but very creative to create a customized pin that you will be satisfied with.
What good are testimonials? Well to us they mean a lot. when we start working on a custom design for a customer, we have one thing in mind. to make sure all of our customers are 100% satisfied with their pins. Not only are our wholesale pricing a benefit but the free designs from our art department and friendly service make us a company that people love to work with. Whether your order is for 50 custom pins or 50,000 pins, your satisfaction is our number one priority.
Word of mouth is the best form of advertising any business. An thanks to our customers, we have continued to be the lapel pin manufacturer of choice for returning customers as well as new ones.
Please visit our testimonial section to see just a few comments about our products and service. Then give us a call or click here to start working on your own custom lapel pin you will be proud to wear or give.
” We have received our pins and we just love them! Thank you for working with us. Ann Morrow was so very patient with all
Of our requests for changes. If she had not worked with me on so many variations we would not have chosen a pin from your
Company. Again, many thanks for a lovely product that we are proud to present to our Neuroscience staff members.
Lisa S. RN CMSRN
We have found in the past that many hospitals, nursing homes, and throughout the medical field are using custom lapel pins more and more. Whether the lapel pin is a quality enamel pin or even a precious metal pin such as gold filled or sterling silver, nurses are proud of their career and appreciate when recognized.
PinCrafters will help you design a lapel pin to show appreciation, years of service or special events. Our graphic designers can take your logo and customize a pin design anyone would be proud to wear.
Many groups, organizations and non-profits choose a particular month to promote their cause. After doing some research I thought iot would be a very nice feature of this blog to list all of the awareness topics each month promotes.
Lapel Pins have become a favorite of many groups to raise money and awareness to their cause.
Some awareness topics are humorous, some serious. Drop us a line to let us know if we are missing out on any. Or give us a call to help you design and make some inexpensive awareness pins for you!
- Bereaved Parents Awareness Month
- Bioterrorism/Disaster Education and Awareness Month
- Black Family Month, Natl
- Blondie and Deborah Harry Month, Intl
- Blueberries Month, Natl
- Cell Phone Courtesy Month
- Child-Centered Divorce Month, Natl
- “Doghouse Repairs” Month, Natl
- Family Reunion Month
- Grilling Month, Natl
- Herbal/Prescription Interaction Awareness Month
- Horseradish Month, Natl
- Hot Dog Month, Natl
- Ice Cream Month, Natl
- Make a Difference to Children Month, Natl
- Recreation and Parks Month, Natl
- Sandwich Generation Month
- Smart Irrigation Month
- Social Wellness Month
- Women with Alopecia Month, Intl
- Women’s Motorcycle Month
- Zine Month, Intl
Thank you and have a great day!