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Custom Lapel Pins

Using Custom Lapel Pins to Commemorate an Event

Want to commemorate a special event in a practical way? Check out our article on custom lapel pins to see if they could be right for your needs.

Your company has a 10-year anniversary party coming up. Your employees have worked hard to get the company to where it is. This will be a special occasion that the guests will want to remember.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could give them a gift to remember this event? But you find yourself wondering how to commemorate an event like this without breaking the bank.

What better way than with custom lapel pins? These small, inexpensive items can provide tremendous sentimental value.

Read on to learn about how lapel pins can make great event memorabilia.

What Events Can You Commemorate With Pins?

Pins are a great option for commemorating special events of all types. Whether it is for a company event or a school function, pins can serve as a meaningful gift.

Work anniversaries are a popular option for commemorating. Many companies like to recognize milestone years of service. Pins can be a meaningful gift to give your employees for their work anniversary.

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Perhaps a team finally completed a large project that improved work processes. A pin would be a simple but meaningful way to show your appreciation to the team members.

You can give out pins at a special event such as a convention. Many fan conventions have a practice of giving out ribbons, and pins could be a fun way to enhance this interaction.

When grandma and grandpa celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, pins could be a great party gift. Your family will remember this big event when they look at the pin.

Custom lapel pins can display pride in a school or a club. They can function as fundraisers or as prizes for those doing the fundraising. A city can commemorate its anniversary with custom pins as well.

Regardless of what type of event you’d like to host, a well-designed pin will offer a cherished memento of the occasion.

Why Custom Lapel Pins?

Maybe you are wondering why you should be using lapel pins as gifts. Not only do people collect pins, but they also enjoy simple gifts that can serve other functions in their lives.

Pins are practical gifts. Some events are commemorated with items that the recipient cannot do anything with. Pins can be fastened to clothing, bags, and more. Collectors show off their gifts on pinboards, lanyards, and other creative displays.

Lapel pins can accessorize an outfit. They can also be a way for people to visibly show off achievements and status.

If you are creating a special item to commemorate a special occasion, it should last longer than the event. Pins are created to last for years, not days. Ten, twenty, even fifty years down the road, the recipient will still have that pin to remember the special event.

Best of all, they aren’t some paperweight. All too often, well-meaning people give pretty gifts that aren’t functional. Statues and trophies look nice in a glass case but often just collect dust in a corner of the recipient’s home.

Modern people are focusing on living more minimalist lifestyles. Pins fit well into these lifestyles because they are small and functional. They are more likely to be appreciated than a glass ball with an engraving.

One of the benefits of custom lapel pins is that they are affordable. Custom items usually cost a lot of money. But with lapel pins, you can create something unique without spending your entire paycheck.

How to Make Custom Pins

Now that you have learned about how pins can make great gifts, you’re wondering what to do to create them.

Creating a pin does not need to be difficult. You can design your own art on any number of digital platforms or have us design the art for you at no additional charge (*restrictions do apply).

You’ll want to keep the art somewhat simple. Complex designs, especially those with lots of shading, do not always translate well to pins. Keep in mind that the area of a pin is quite small, so intricate details will likely get lost.

Decide if you’d like to add any enhancements to your pin. You can have a design with glitter or crystals. You can even have an enamel that glows.

Decide if you want to make your pin with soft or hard enamel. A hard enamel pin produces a durable product with a smooth design. Soft enamel allows for raised designs but is less resistant to scratches.

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If enamel is not quite what you’re looking for, you can also have offset printed pins or die-struck pins. Offset printed pins allow for highly detailed art, so if your design is intricate, this may be the option for you. Die-struck pins have a simpler yet classic look.

Ordering Your Pins

Once you’ve got the pin created, it’s time to place your order. Most manufacturers will have an order minimum. We offer low minimums so that you don’t have to order more than you will need.

Processing times vary, so it is important to plan ahead. Complete our quote form for more specific information about how long it may take to create your pins.

When they arrive, you can package the pins in any way you like. They can be placed in cute gift boxes or simply distributed as they arrive. The presentation ideas are only limited by your imagination.

Create Your Lapel Pin Today

When you’ve got a big event coming up, create custom lapel pins as a memento. We’ve been creating products since 2003, so you can rest assured that we will provide lapel pins that people will remember.

Contact us today for a quote for your custom order. Our experts would be happy to help create pins that are as unique as you.


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