Make your own custom personalized buttons or
badges - photo buttons are a great addition to
children's birthday parties. Custom buttons are also useful for advertizing, including
political campaigns, as well as being handy for clubs and associations,
especially when they are in fundraising mode.
Our fully customizable badges can be personalized
with your own photos, logos, designs and text. They are made with a metal shell
that has a mylar protective covering. The back is made from plastic and a safety
pin is used for the fastener. Our badges are available with 1, 1.75, 2.25 and 3
inch diameters and are sold individually or in packs of 10 or
We try to offer our customers some of the
best gift ideas available - using our "state of the art" product creation
software, making your own personalized badges is easy, but more importantly,
it's a lot of fun too!
If you like to make your own designs a
custom photo gift is probably the best and most impressive way to show off your
artistic talents - better still, you will enjoy creating them, and, when they're
done, they make terrific gift ideas, especially for all those hard to buy for
people you probably know!
A custom personalized gift always says
more than a traditional gift ever can - it expresses the thought and effort you
have put into the gift - it also allows you to include a special message that is
meaningful to the recipient.
To get started on your own special gift,
all you need to do is upload your photos and designs, add a personal message
(optional), and you'll have your own custom personalized gift with just a few
clicks of your mouse.
Don't forget, you can make your
own personalized buttons using any photos, logos, designs and text you
DIY personalized photo gifts make wonderful
gift ideas for birthdays, anniversaries, Christenings, graduations, valentines,
mother's day, father's day and of course the Christmas holidays. So if you are
struggling to come up with a good gift idea for a difficult to buy for friend or
relative, a personalized gift may be just what you need......
If you need a little help on some DIY design
ideas, some of the more popular designs include photos of babies, children,
parents, boyfriends, girlfriends, brothers, sisters, dogs, cats, birds, horses
and other pets. Also popular are pictures of cars, boats, house's, sporting
events, sports teams, logos and hobby activities such as golf, bowling &
fishing. Of course for those people lucky enough to possess an artistic talent
the options are absolutely endless! Finally, another really popular photo gift
idea is to scan kid's drawings into your computer and create gifts featuring
children's art that doting parents will drawl over
Collecting And Trading Personalized
buttons make a statement, whether it is about one's business, personal
history, or one's beliefs and interests. They are a way of stating "This is who
I am, this is what I care about."
Though the modern use of buttons typically advertises business or group affiliations, historically they have been used for many purposes, and collecting these items has developed into a subculture and big business.
A Brief History
Buttons first came into use during the late 1700s, and for a century were used mainly during political campaigns to show party affiliation and candidate preference. Each candidate or party had buttons made up to hand out to supporters. They were a convenient and very mobile way of advertising in the days before electronic media made mass advertising possible.
Before long, marketing experts saw the potential of this medium in everyday promotion of goods, and soon buttons depicting everything from brands to businesses to cartoon characters began to appear.
Today they are a staple at trade shows, organizational meetings, carnivals, and shops. The nostalgic value of buttons has created a demand among collectors from all over the world. There are many web sites devoted to listing, valuing, and advertising buttons by their level of desirability and demand.
Buttons for Collecting and Trading
Buttons as collectibles fall into several different categories: their historic value, nostalgia factor, or personal value, though many buttons are all of these things.
These are typically buttons that commemorate a significant event in history, such as presidential campaigns, major events in history, and military buttons.
Nostalgia factor is usually relevant to a particular time period or event that is collectively remembered. A very popular example of this is the yellow smiley-face pins from the 1970s. Other examples include:
- Major festivals, such as Woodstock.
- Political conventions.
- Movie openings or art exhibits.
- Cartoon characters.
- Sporting events, such as the Olympic Games or World Series.
- Companies and brands, especially early advertisements, or companies that are no longer in business.
These are buttons that mean something special to the collector, whether it is a collection of buttons depicting a favorite band, a hobby, a sports team, or a cause.
How to Collect Buttons
Some people begin to collect buttons quite by accident. They see a button they like or that has meaning to them, and their collection just mushrooms from there.
If one decides to take up button collecting as a hobby, it is best to take an organized approach. This is for the purpose of display, upkeep, and ease in trading.
Here are some tips on collecting and trading buttons:
- Decide on the focus of your collection, the more specialized it is, the greater the personal and monetary value.
- A cork or foam board is best for displaying a collection. Buttons attach securely, they are light-weight and portable, and the collector can switch out and rotate the display items easily.
- Before you trade, know the value of what you have.
- Learn the etiquette of trade and swap events; Disney has an entire booklet and how, when, and where to trade their items. There are web sites that offer guidelines for the beginning trader.
Whether used to show off family
and loved ones, advertise or a collection started for nostalgic purposes,
personalized buttons are a fun item to keep, collect, and trade with others who share the