Button Collection!

Buttons are not just a novelty they are a physical representation of your cause, your brand and your social ideas!

Photos of Crysta's button collectionIf you’ve ever questioned whether or not buttons or a button maker would be a good investment, people will keep the pins long after an event and remember your cause or brand–we’ve got the answer. They will! We had the pleasure of borrowing Crysta’s button collection (our 1” Button Guru here at BB!). These are from Canada mostly and we decided to highlighted a few interesting ones…

Collection of buttons, Elmer's Glue & South Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority Bottom Left: Elmer and I never forget button – Elmer the safety elephant mascot was an attempt to teach young children street and road safety. The character began in 1947, in Toronto. The illustration you see was done by Charles Thorson.
Next to the Elmer’s pin, we have the South Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority which started around 1951 in order to, well, conserve. Mostly water!

Vote Carly Button from SCI HighschoolSCI’s SAC BALLOT button – This one is from Crysta’s time at high school when her friend Carly was running for class president

Canada’s fitweek 1988 pinback button Canada’s fitweek 1988 button – As the button says, it was held on May 20th 1988 by Fitness Canada. 7.5 Million Canadians nationwide participated.

Let’s Talk Jerky & Federal Express Olympics buttonTop Right: Let’s Talk Jerky! button – We’re not sure of the origins of this one but we are sure that they wanted to talk to you all about jerky 🙂 Mmmm…Bottom Right: Federal Express Olympics button – Always interesting to see a big brand’s progression from one name to another. This was for the 1988 Olympics before Federal Express rebranded to FedEx!
Top middle: Anyone else remember KMart?

Red Rocket Button & OthersTop Left: Ride the Red Rocket Toronto button – Did you know Toronto, Canada has a huge streetcar network? It started way back in the 1860s with horse drawn carriages and quickly grew to electric powered streetcars. This button makes memory of the beloved red rockets.

Buttons are like diamonds, with proper care they can last forever. Keeping your cause, brand or social idea in mind-decades later!!
Tips:

  • Keeping them from getting rusty by avoiding unnecessary moisture
  • Keep out of direct sunlight to avoid your colours bleaching
  • For the button maker, start with good quality materials like ButtonBiz parts, acid free paper and high quality inks
    All these will help with the longevity of your pins!

So do you have a button collection, what is your favourite? Share in the comments below!! 🙂
– Megan // Bayleaf Buttons

How Many 2.25″ Buttons Would It Take…

File this under “in case you ever asked at a cocktail party”.

How many 2.25″ buttons would it take to circumnavigate the earth?

Over 700 million

To be exact…

701,212,160

5 Reasons Why a Button Maker is a Great Gift

Coming up with the perfect holiday gift for each person on your list can be a challenge, but one excellent gift to give this year is a button maker. Although you might have never thought about purchasing a button maker as a gift for any of your loved ones, there are actually quite a few good reasons to consider doing so.

1. Just About Anyone Can Use One

No matter who you might be shopping for, there is a good chance that he or she can benefit from the use of a button maker. Teens often love to use button makers to make fun and personalized accessories, and women love to use them for their sewing projects and crafts. Those who are in the business industry can use them for more practical purposes. Since there are so many uses for a good button maker, just about anyone can use one.

2. It’s Useful

Instead of giving a gift that will simply sit around and collect dust, you can give something useful by investing in a button maker. Those who love to craft and sew will find themselves using their button makers for countless projects, and teens never seem to get tired of making homemade accessories. Those in the business world or who teach can use them constantly for one project or another as well.

3. A Button Maker Encourages Creativity

Nowadays, many of the gifts on the market encourage people to sit down in front of the television or computer for hours at a time. Although there is nothing wrong with technology, it’s always good to get creative every now and then. By giving a button maker as a gift, you can encourage your loved one to get creative and can give him or her a much-needed break from cords and wires.

4. It’ll Last for Years

Many gifts lose their appeal after a few weeks or wear out after a few months, but this isn’t the case with a high-quality button maker. Although your loved one might have to invest in a few supplies every now and then with continual use, the unit itself is sure to last for many years. This means that your recipient can enjoy your gift for a long time to come.

5. You Don’t Have to Worry about Duplicate Gifts

Few things can be as disheartening as realizing that your loved one already has the gift that you carefully and lovingly picked out, but it’s easy to give duplicate gifts when you purchase common items at local retail stores. Fortunately, you can get creative and give your loved ones gifts that they probably don’t already have by purchasing button makers this year. Even if one of your loved ones already has a button maker, you can still purchase one in another size, or you can invest in supplies for it.

As you can see, a button maker makes a fabulous gift for all different types of people. There are button makers available at just about every price point, so it shouldn’t be difficult to find a model that works with your budget and that will make your recipient very happy this holiday season.

Is This The Most Attractive Man to Ever Wear Political Buttons?

George Clooney appeared on the cover of this week’s Parade Magazine. He is wearing several old campaign buttons – mostly from the Kennedy and McGovern presidential campaigns.

The First Post

Welcome to the ButtonBiz.com Blog.

My name is Ryan Renner and I’m the owner of ButtonBiz.

Although we’ve been in business for almost 10 years, we’ve never had a company blog.  Well, today that all changes.

In the past, I’ve done some blogging over at ButtonBlogger.com.  That site has been dormant for almost two years, but I’ve never lost the blogging itch.

So, what can you expect from this blog?  This blog will be all about buttons.  Most of the posts will be tips and tricks on how to get most out of your button machine.

I’m most excited about featuring our customers on this blog.  We have some very creative customers and we’ll be showcasing their work and sharing some of their tips.

This blog is all about getting the most out of your button machine.

Michael Jackson Buttons

With the sudden death of Michael Jackson, you can be sure there will be a variety of memorabilia you can buy to commemorate his life.

And some people are making Michael Jackson buttons.  Over at Zazzle, there are over 400 Michael Jackson buttons available.

Susan Leak over at Examiner.com looks at what Michael Jackson collectibles make sense to buy right now.  She suggests “unusual articles such as…

dolls, the toys, the pinback buttons,unused ticket stubs and the like

There are even some buttons over at Etsy.

From CreativeClam
Michael Jackson Button

From lisalisa2158

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