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Custom Challenge Coins Make Great Memorabilia for US Navy Balls and US Marine Corps Balls

Written on May 6, 2010 at 3:11 pm, by

Being in the service takes willpower and a healthy amount of determination.  In addition to being put through physical challenges, the men and women of the Navy and Marine Corps are subjected to emotional tests.  Some are involved in the frontlines of combat.  Others are deployed to unfamiliar lands that are far away from their families.  Their roles are both demanding and rewarding.  For one night, they can cast their cares aside and enjoy an evening filled with fun and festivities.

Once a year, the Navy and the Marines hold balls globally as a way to commemorate those individuals who put their lives on the line each and every day to protect the freedom of their country. These dates fall on the anniversary of the respected service.  For Naval men and women, their ball is held on the 13th of October.  For Marines, their celebration occurs on the 10th of November. Custom challenge coins featuring details about the event become cherished keepsakes for attendees.  Complete with a logo, motto or variety of insignia, the awards are outstanding testimonials of the men and women that they commemorate.

All About Coins works side by side with our customers to design military challenge coins rich in detail and personality.  Our experienced team of salespeople and designers know what types of finishes work best with certain emblems and insignias.  In addition to guaranteeing our work, we also offer a variety of services that were created to make the ordering process as smooth as possible.

Not only do we offer a complimentary quote via phone or email, we also provide:

  • FREE design services including custom artwork
  • A FREE digital proof with unlimited revisions
  • Up to seven FREE colors with each design
  • Fast and FREE shipping on all orders

Considering the item’s rich history and high perceived value, there is little question to why custom challenge coins are handed out as gifts at military balls.  They evoke pride, boost morale, and serve as a reminder of a person’s past endeavors.  Groups of friends can commiserate with one another, be commended for their achievements, and enjoy being in the presence of high ranking and influential leaders.

Marc Pamatian knows a thing or two about lapel pins. As Manager of All About Coins, he works directly with businesses and organizations to design custom challenge coins that exceed his customer’s expectations.

Turning Custom Lapel Pins into Pendants and Other Pieces of Fashionable Costume Jewelry

Written on May 5, 2010 at 9:49 pm, by

Costume jewelry is all the rage these days.  A stunning pendant, tie tack or pair of cufflinks can enhance the appearance of a person’s wardrobe and be a real conversation piece for those who encounter it.  With a variety of styles and colors to choose from, businesses wanting to get their message across can do so with an added level of sophistication.

Containing all of the appeal of custom lapel pins, high fashion jewelry is created in a very similar way.  Pendants are designed to look like lapel pins but do not contain posts.  Instead, they have a small hole drilled at the top where a jump ring can be attached.  These charms can be hung from necklaces or bracelets to make beautiful gifts.  Employees who exceed expectations or have a long history with a company can be awarded a new pendant to add to their personalized charm bracelets or necklaces.

Upscale hotels and other service-related industries like to add flair to their employee’s everyday uniforms.  A classy tie tack or attractive pair of cufflinks can boost self-esteem, promote goodwill between employer and employees, and promote a positive image to customers and clientele.

All About Pins can create the type of pendant jewelry and charms for charm jewelry that appeal to people of all ages.  Rather than purchase generic pendants, businesses can create ones that speak to the hearts of their customers and employees.  Because of their high perceived value, these items are worn with pride and are considered keepsakes for anyone lucky enough to receive one.

Submit your ideas to us and we will begin designing custom lapel pin pendants, tie tacks or cufflinks for you today.  You can reach us toll-free by phone at 1-866-604-9462 or email  In addition to a no obligation quote, we offer our customers complimentary design services and free shipping.

Matthew Duncan knows a thing or two about lapel pins. As Manager of All About Pins, he works directly with businesses and organizations to design custom lapel pins that exceed his customer’s expectations.

Five Ways That Custom Trading Pins Can Help With Odyssey of the Mind Activities

Written on May 3, 2010 at 5:11 pm, by

Odyssey of the Mind is an academic competition that encourages students to engage in problem solving and decision making in a group setting.  Over 1,000 teams from the United States and 25 other countries participate in the World Finals which is scheduled to take place May 26-29 of this year at Michigan State University.  Custom trading pins give each Odyssey of the Mind participant the opportunity to relate to other teams, share their experience, and come home with personalized keepsakes that remind them of the challenges they faced while participating in an academic team competition.

Team sponsors recognize the importance of having quality trading pins on hand for students to trade with other teams.  In addition to promoting the actual event, custom trading pins can help out with Odyssey of the Mind activities in the following five ways:

  • Identifying members of a team.  Like nametags or identification badges, custom lapel pins can be used to recognize students from different schools, states, and countries.
  • Promoting innovative thinking and problem solving methods.  Each unique challenge can be featured on a team’s custom trading pin design.  Competitions can be held amongst students on a team to come up with the winning artwork.
  • Inspiring students to be their personal best.  As a representative of their school, city, state, and country, children compete in challenges which include the building of mechanical devices and the interpretation of literary classics.
  • Encouraging interaction between students of all ages from Kindergarten to College, teachers, competitors, and spectators.  Pin trading helps break down barriers by promoting conversation and creativity.
  • Acknowledging individual and group efforts.  Rewarding students for completing educational challenges by utilizing proven problem solving methods.

Custom lapel pins are designed using different color schemes which helps them fit into the yearly theme of Odyssey of the Mind.  Designs are often indicators of what school, city, state or country the students represent.  They also can include elements from the challenges that they are competing in.

All About Pins, a designer and manufacturer of custom lapel pins, helps school groups come up with original artwork that is compelling.  Much like the creativity exercises that students compete in, our talented team of designers must incorporate all of the elements of the competition into your custom lapel pin artwork.  We pay special attention to color schemes, lettering, logos, and mascots.  That is why we give you the option to submit revisions to us after viewing a digital proof.

You are under no obligation to order custom lapel pins for Odyssey of the Mind unless you are 100% satisfied with the artwork.  You can call us toll-free 1-866-604-9462, visit us on the web at or email for a free quote.  We can help you choose the sizes, shapes, colors, and styles of custom lapel pins that will help your team outthink the competition.

Amanda Knight knows a thing or two about custom lapel pins. As Manager of All About Pins, she works directly with businesses and organizations to design custom lapel pins that exceed her customer’s expectations.

Ways to Promote Your Business to Job Seekers with Custom Lapel Pins

Written on April 30, 2010 at 4:28 pm, by

Recruiting talented people to work for you is easier than you think.  Job Fairs put you into contact with qualified and educated individuals seeking employment.  Being prepared for an influx of impressive resumes is easy with a little preparation before the event.  Having unforgettable promotional items like lapel pins on hand to use as giveaways for new recruits is a steadfast way to get them to visit your table or booth.

Custom lapel pins give job seekers something to remember you by.  After a long day of trying to find jobs, men and women hope to make the type of contacts that will help them achieve their goals at career fairs. Promotional products like custom ink pens and notepads can be easily lost or forgotten.  Custom lapel pins tend to be memorable so they make an ideal marketing tool.

With your business emblem or logo stamped into the surface of the lapel pins, you create a great first impression with the individuals you come into contact with. People will be drawn to your business because of your table or booth’s presentation.  A well-thought out custom lapel pin design can help draw interest in whatever type of jobs or temp positions you are recruiting help for.

A face-to-face meeting with job seekers can help answer any questions they might have about your business and its mission.  Unlike job search sites which limit access to talent, job fairs give you a better feel for what traits candidates have to bring to the table.  Custom lapel pins give you a distinct advantage because they are visible and portable pieces of advertising.

All About Pins, a leading designer and manufacturer of custom lapel pins, helps businesses accomplish their goals through cleverly executed designs and personalization.  Job Fair recruiters can take a basketful of lapel pins with them to sit on their table.  As job seekers mill about, they can stop by a booth, pick up a custom lapel pin, and speak to recruiters about the positions that are available within their companies.  Custom lapel pins are a great way to break the ice with potential talent and help promote the products and services that you have to offer.

With a variety of styles, sizes, shapes, and colors to choose from, custom lapel pins are the obvious choice for high impact promotional products.  All About Pins will work with you to create the type of design that speaks directly to job seekers and gets them excited about all the things that your business has to offer its employees.  Our years of expertise make us qualified to help you determine the number of custom lapel pins to order for your next career fair.  Our sales professionals can be reached by phone by calling 1-866-604-9462 toll-free or email

Limited Edition Custom Trading Pins Are Today’s Trend

Written on April 29, 2010 at 4:22 pm, by

The act of trading pins has evolved over the years.  Since the early 1980s, Little League players have been swapping pins with other teams and spectators.  At tournaments and events like Cooperstown and the Little League series, you can feel the anticipation building up around the pin trading tents.  As much a part of baseball as the sport itself, trading pins is something that children, parents, coaches, and collectors look forward to.

Having a unique design on hand can help increase your chances of going home with an enviable collection of custom trading pins from other teams.  Take your sketch or team logo and turn it into artwork that will have other players taking notice.  We offer extra features like glitter, Danglers, Spinners, Sliders, Blinkers, and Bobble Heads that can help your custom trading pin make an impression on everyone you come into contact with.

The big trend these days is having two custom trading pins for each team.  In fact, the Texas Twisters and Sandy Plain Wildcats recognized this need and contacted us with their design ideas.  Each team ordered a large number of standard trading pins to hand out to their players.  They also altered their designs ever so slightly and ordered a few hundred “limited edition” pins to increase tradability amongst teams.

Not all teams are alike and many opt to offer two entirely different designs for trading with other teams. The “limited edition” pins almost always include a few of the special features such as dangling pieces and spinning pieces.  All About Pins has a gifted group of designers who can take your sketch or team logo and turn it into a trading pin design that will have other players taking notice.  The sky is virtually the limit to the type of “limited edition” custom trading pins we can create for you and your players.

A no obligation free quote can be acquired through the All About Pins website or by calling us toll-free at 1-866-604-9462.  Our skilled sales professionals have experience working with sports teams from around the world.  We offer you 100% satisfaction with every step of the ordering process.  In addition to providing you with a free proof with unlimited revisions, we also pick up the shipping charges on all orders.  Now, that’s what we call great customer service!

Matthew Duncan knows a thing or two about lapel pins. As Manager of All About Pins, he works directly with businesses and organizations to design custom lapel pins that exceed his customer’s expectations.

Custom Lanyards Make Great Fundraisers for Your School or Organization

Written on April 28, 2010 at 4:10 pm, by

Fundraisers are a great way to earn revenue for your school or organization quickly and easily.  Custom lanyards featuring a class year, a mascot or organization’s slogan can be designed and ordered from All About Lanyards and sent directly to your school or office.  These items can then be sold to students and staff members as a way of generating funds for new sports equipment or school functions like Homecoming or Prom.

Each graduating class can have their own custom lanyard.  For example, the “Class of 2011,” can order their lanyards at the start of the school year and use it to carry and display their identification cards, meal tickets, and hall passes.  Teachers can customize lanyards according to the clubs that they sponsor.  Mrs. Smith’s Debate and Forensics team can purchase lanyards and pay for their trip to State or Nationals.

This allows elementary schools to use custom lanyards to pay for student IDs, field trips, and track and field days.  Important information about the event is directly printed or embroidered onto custom lanyards.  Students show their pride by wearing their lanyards to school functions, sports events, and in the classroom.

All About Lanyards offers a variety of colors, sizes, and styles of lanyards to choose from.  Our customers can choose from imprinted nylon, woven nylon, tube nylon or imprinted polyester.  They can order wide lanyards or opt for skinnier versions according to their design ideas.  In addition to creating custom artwork for all of our orders, we also offer fast and free delivery.  That means that your custom lanyard order will arrive when you need it.

Besides offering you free design services, we also give you a 100% guarantee.  That means that ordering custom lanyards from us is risk-free.  We send you a full color digital proof before placing your order so that you can get your design just the way you want it.  We never charge you for any of these extras.  It is our gift to you for placing a custom lanyard order with us.

Call today for a no-obligation free quote.  Our toll-free number is 1-800-667-5803 and our email address is  A trained sales professional will be available to answer any questions you might have about ordering custom lanyards from All About Lanyards.

Marc Pamatian knows a thing or two about lanyards. As Manager of All About Lanyards, he works directly with businesses and organizations to design custom lanyards that exceed his customer’s expectations.

Generating a Team Spirit with Custom Lapel Pins at Destination ImagiNation

Written on April 27, 2010 at 8:11 pm, by

Each year, 100,000 students from over 30 countries form teams and participate in an after-school activity called Destination ImagiNation.  The objective of the program is to help children from all over the world learn and experience creativity.  In addition to competing in challenges, the top teams also travel to tournaments where they meet up with other students from the United States, Canada, Argentina, England, Japan, and Mexico.  The events elicit their fair share of excitement as teams develop their strengths, make new friends, and trade custom lapel pins with other students.

The Destination ImagiNation program is huge.  It has 1.3 million alumni and over 35,000 volunteers.  The non-profit organization started in 1999 and has steadily grown through the efforts of men and women around the world.  Each team creates their own custom trading pins based off the theme of the competition.  Designs are extravagant and colorful.  The custom lapel pins are then used to promote interaction between teams, develop friendships with other students, and encourage teamwork, creativity, and problem solving.

All About Pins creates custom trading pins that have high perceived values and offer exciting features like glitter, blinking lights, and sliding pieces.  Students love swapping lapel pins with other Destination ImagiNation Tournament attendees.  The more attractive the lapel pins are to teams, the better.  Participants in the event want to walk out with an armload of enviable trading pins after swapping with other teams and volunteers.

In addition to offering participants custom artwork featuring the competition’s theme, All About Pins also has many shapes, sizes, styles, and colors to choose from.  We work with our customers to create the kind of design that best represents their team and challenge.

With the global finals approaching May 26-29, 2010 in Knoxville, Tennessee, there is no better time to order your custom trading pins than today. With over 16,000 participants, you want unique trading pins to swap with other students.  Call us toll-free at 1-866-604-9462 or email to discuss your Destination ImagiNation trading pins designs with one of our knowledgeable sales professionals.

Amanda Knight knows a thing or two about custom lapel pins. As Manager of All About Pins, she works directly with businesses and organizations to design custom lapel pins that exceed her customer’s expectations.

Promoting Your New Business with Custom Lapel Pins

Written on April 27, 2010 at 2:01 pm, by

New businesses are always looking for ways to market themselves effectively. A number of tools can encourage growth, promote a product or service, and appeal to the masses but nothing competes with custom lapel pins that feature information about a company or its website. They serve as portable advertisements wherever they go and can be personalized to fit the needs of the business owner. Due to their versatility and unique appearance, custom lapel pins are the obvious choice for companies of all sizes.

Growth is measured by a business’ ability to adapt and change to meet the needs of its target demographic. Custom lapel pins serve as a tool with a number of uses. Here are a few of the most common:

• To promote a company and its products or services.
• To educate the public about new programs or upcoming events.
• To reward employees and to encourage peak performance
• To recruit talent at job fairs and networking meetings.
• To raise funds or get the word out about a company’s involvement with a cause.
• To identify members of a company or committee.

All About Pins can help take your business to the next level by providing you with custom lapel pins designed to meet your marketing needs. We have had the experience of working with up-and-coming small businesses as well as corporations and can help you choose the style of lapel pins that conveys a message of professionalism and build your unique brand.

We offer free design services to all of our customers and give you the option to receive a quote free of charge. You are never obligated to order from us although we know you will be impressed with the variety of extras that we throw in with every custom lapel pin order.

In addition to complimentary artwork, a full color proof with unlimited revisions, and free shipping, you also get our expertise. Our staff of designers and sales professionals has been creating custom lapel pins for years and we know how important your order is to you. That is why we make ourselves accessible by phone and email so your questions can be answered accurately and in a timely manner. You can call 1-866-604-9462 toll-free or email to discuss your custom lapel pins ideas with us. We are committed to helping make your business as successful as you know it can be.

Matthew Duncan knows a thing or two about lapel pins. As Manager of All About Pins, he works directly with businesses and organizations to design custom lapel pins that exceed his customer’s expectations.

Lapel Pins Have a Long and Respectable History

Written on April 23, 2010 at 7:22 pm, by

Lapel pins are small yet versatile and significant. Their history in the United States dates back to the American Civil War where they were handed out to the troops as a way of honoring, supporting, and identifying them. Rugged and durable, lapel pins were easily fastened onto a shirt and worn throughout battles. They acknowledged a soldier’s efforts and eventually represented symbols of patriotism and freedom.

Over time, custom lapel pins became a way to recognize a good deed or promote a company’s product. Their design changed drastically. As a wider range of materials became available to the public, custom lapel pins began to take form in different sizes, shapes, and colors. Their surfaces became smoother and wider. They could incorporate custom designs, special lettering, and photographs. They also came in a variety of finishes and could be personalized according to a person’s rank, affiliation or title.

All About Pins can help you put the finishing touches on your custom lapel pin order. In the past, you had fewer options but now you have more control over your order. Our talented design team will help you perfect your custom lapel pin by offering you choices in artwork, sizes, shapes, colors, and features. You can even add glitter or blinking lights to your design if you wish.

Lapel pins are practical and have a variety of uses. Like the first pins that were designed to honor soldiers, recognition award pins and years of service pins pay tribute to those individuals who make dedication and determination part of their daily lives. Employers like to order these pins to use as incentives for their employees.

Verbal praise is appreciated but a custom award lapel pin makes a considerable difference in a person’s work ethic and relationships. Happy employees better serve their employers by being more efficient, aware of their work schedules, and stronger leaders and members of a team.

Businesses also can change the dynamics of their marketing efforts by using custom lapel pins to advertise new product releases, an up-and-coming service that will benefit their customers or an event that is open to the public. They can also use lapel pins as giveaways at conferences or job fairs in the place of business cards.

As a way or promoting fundraisers, nothing can compare to the effectiveness of custom awareness ribbon lapel pins. Pink Breast Cancer and yellow Support Our Troops awareness ribbon lapel pins have become commonplace in the United States. Businesses and organizations can show their commitment to a cause by creating a custom lapel pin featuring their logo or emblem.

Custom lapel pins have come a long way since their original use in the Civil War but remain important pieces of memorabilia. Let All About Pins put you in the history books. Call toll-free 1-866-604-9462 or email to discuss your design ideas with our trained sales professionals.

Amanda Knight knows a thing or two about custom lapel pins. As Manager of All About Pins, she works directly with businesses and organizations to design custom lapel pins that exceed her customer’s expectations.

How Custom Lapel Pins Can Help Golfers Get Back Into the Swing of Things

Written on April 22, 2010 at 4:02 pm, by

The 2010 Masters Golf Tournament wrapped up early last week with Phil Mickelson coming in first and Tiger Woods finishing at a respectable fourth place. The two sports legends have had their fair share of triumph over the years. Being ranked as incredible athletes has its benefits. The pair has endorsements with some of the biggest companies in existence.

All About Pins wants to take your game to the next level by helping you design custom lapel pins that will serve as golf ball markers. When you are out there on the green, there is nothing more frustrating than not knowing where your ball has landed. Ball marker lapel pins eliminate confusion by being highly visible and unique. Golf courses are large and often stretch for miles. A shiny finish makes ball marker lapel pins that much easier to spot.

In addition to being used by individual players, custom ball marker lapel pins can be designed for tournaments and clubs. They can incorporate a golfer’s initials or a group’s logo. All About Pins has a variety of colors and sizes to choose from. You can pick the style that best represents you and your game. Male and female golfers alike will love the convenience of custom ball marker lapel pins.

Clipping the useful object to your hat has never been easier. Custom ball marker lapel pins come in two styles. Choose one with a post or one without. Butterfly and magnetic pin backs make wearing your ball marker lapel pin effortless. You can concentrate on your swing rather than fumble around with complicated plastic markers.

If you want to get back into the game and show others your incredible skills, give us a call. We offer stylish and durable ball marker lapel pins for you to use on the course. Visit or call us toll-free at 1-866-604-9462 for a no obligation, free quote. We will be happy to discuss the design process with you and help you determine the number of custom ball marker lapel pins to order. In addition to complimentary design services, All About Pins offers fast and free delivery on all orders.

Marc Pamatian knows a thing or two about lapel pins. As Manager of All About Pins, he works directly with businesses and organizations to design custom lapel pins that exceed his customer’s expectations.