Consider Using Pinsource Products for Your Next Fundraiser!

At Pinsource, we have a wide variety of products available that could be perfect items to sell for your next fundraiser. The prices we offer for our products make them perfect for re-selling. Whatever type of product you choose, you will be able to find items that are perfect for raising awareness about your organization or cause.

Here are some of the products we offer that are particularly common for use as fundraiser items:

  • Book marks with soft enamel. These gold or silver nickel-plated book mark can have up to four different soft enamel colors, with the design on one side. They measure 2.25″ x .75″ and are great items to add to any small sale or fundraiser effort. After all, who doesn’t need a bookmark?
  • Lapel pins. Most people purchasing pins for their fundraisers specifically prefer our hard enamel pins, nickel plated. Choose from up to four different hard enamel colors and select a military clutch back. These pins are durable and also fairly cheap to manufacture, meaning that you can purchase them in large numbers and resell them at your leisure.
  • Wristbands. Wristbands are a particularly popular choice for organizations attempting to raise awareness about illness or other causes. For example, many people are familiar with the yellow “LiveStrong” wristbands that were popularized by cyclist Lance Armstrong to help raise awareness of cancer. If your cause has a particular color associated with it, or if you would just like to create a band with a unique design or your organization’s logo, Pinsource is pleased to assist you.
  • Magnets. People love having magnets to decorate their refrigerators or filing cabinets, so consider designing magnets unique to your organization and reselling them as part of your fundraising efforts.
  • Ornaments. If you do a lot of fundraising around the holiday season, Christmas ornaments are a great fundraising choice. Lots of people will be buying ornaments as it is, but if they see that they can help your organization by purchasing these ornaments then they will be likely to buy them.

Talk to a Pinsource representative today for more information about the products we have available and how they can help you with your next fundraiser.

Sports Pins from Pinsource

Sparks Sports Pin

One of the most common uses for pins is to create team pins for sports. Pinsource is extremely active in the development of team pins, and even is the official pin supplier to Cooperstown Baseball World, a huge baseball tournament for children that has been a Little League Mecca for more than a decade now.

There are many reasons that people choose to order sports-related pins. These include:

• Collectible. Pins are highly collectible, especially if they feature team logos or other team-related designs. Collectors try to get their hands on as many unique pins as possible, and will even trade with other collectors to make sure they can get all the pins they’re looking for. It’s very much like trading baseball or football cards.

• Team membership. Some teams order pins to give to members as a sign of their membership. Getting their team pin becomes a sort of rite of passage for new team members.

• Tournament pins. Many tournaments order pins that are specifically designed for that tournament to give to all of the teams and athletes that participate.

• Championship pins. Some teams order pins to commemorate championships, or tournaments will give special pins to their champions.

• Professional team pins for fans. Professional sports teams like to find different types of memorabilia that their fans will enjoy, and pins are a common item that you’ll find at team pro shops. Many people enjoy wearing pins to display their fandom while out and about or while at games, and some people simply enjoy collecting them and displaying them at home.

The sports pins that you order can include any sport, including baseball ,football, basketball, volleyball, hockey, soccer, tennis, track, cheerleading and more. Many people order these pins for events, competitions, fundraising or free giveaways.

There are plenty of options available for you to customize these pins as you place your order. Browse our custom lapel pin options for more information, or contact us today at Pinsource to speak to a representative, who will help you to fulfill your needs. We look forward to speaking with you!

A Brief History of Coin Collecting

Custom Coins by Pinsource
Custom coins are among the main types of items we offer at Pinsource. These coins are used for a variety of reasons: commemorations for years of service, giveaways at trade shows, fundraiser items and more. Perhaps most of all, however, these coins are created by organizations or companies to attract collectors who are constantly looking to add new pieces to their collections.

This should come as no surprise; coin collecting is one of the world’s most common hobbies, and it has been for thousands of years. People collect coins for far more than their monetary value; they collect them for their artistry and uniqueness as well.

A quick Google search indicates that the collection of coins for their artistry dates back to ancient Rome and medieval Mesopotamia, a time at which scholars and treasurers collected coins and catalogued them according to their history, value and artistry. Caesar Augustus himself was known to have a collection of rare and exotic coins that he would show off and give to friends on special occasions.

Coin collecting really took off as a fad during the 14th century and the Renaissance. Nobles began collecting coins from a wide variety of eras, and it remained a common hobby of upper-class people throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. Soon, however, the hobby grew from being a symbol of class and an appreciation of artistry into a more studious endeavor, with categorization of the coins becoming more sophisticated and complex.

As the middle class began to grow in America and across the world, members of this new caste began to collect coins as well, in hopes of showing themselves as being as sophisticated as members of the upper classes. The practice grew even more in the 18 and 1900s, with collectors beginning to add foreign coins to their collections as well as rare and antique coins. Soon, a variety of coin-collecting organizations, conventions and regulatory bodies began to pop up.

Those organizations have continued to evolve over time, and today, coin collecting remains one of the world’s most popular hobbies.

The coins that we create at Pinsource might not have the same history as many of the most sought-after coins that collectors search for, but they are often developed with collectors in mind, which makes them part of this long and fascinating history.

Contact us today if you’re interested in making your own custom challenger coin.

What Do Different Wristband Colors Mean?

Silicon Wrist Band

 

Silicone wristbands are an inexpensive and trendy option to help raise awareness and funds for particular causes. What many people might not realize is that a majority of the time, the colors used in the wristband have particular meanings to them. Therefore, even if you can’t see any of the writing on the wristband from a distance, the color of the band should clue you in to what the band means.

Here are a few of the common colors you’ll see on wristbands and what they mean:

 

  • Yellow: Livestrong/support our troops. These wristbands are basically what kicked off the trend of awareness wristbands. The Livestrong charity was started by cyclist Lance Armstrong, who was well-known for overcoming testicular cancer en route to winning seven consecutive Tour de France titles. These bracelets benefit cancer charities and research and encourage cancer awareness. Yellow can also occasionally be used as a twist on the yellow ribbon, a sign of support for United States armed forces.
  • Orange: Livefree. Orange wristbands encourage awareness of the dangers that are inherent smoking tobacco. Everyone knows someone who smokes or has smoked, and these orange wristbands encourage awareness of the damage that tobacco can cause to a person’s body.
  • Purple: Celebrate Hope. Purple wristbands are worn as a memorial for anyone who has lost their life to cancer. Many charities such as Relay for Life and Relay for a Cause use these bands at their events.
  • Red: Courage band. The color red in wristbands signifies awareness of people hiving with HIV or AIDS. It is meant to be a symbol of hope that a cure can be found.
  • Black and white: anti-racism. These unique crossover bands are worn by people who want to show solidarity among races, particularly in an age where racism sadly seems to be on the rise in America.
  • Pink: breast cancer awareness. Pink is widely known as being the color of breast cancer awareness, and that holds true in the world of wristbands.

 

If you are ordering wristbands to show support for a certain cause, consider these colors, and feel free to talk with us more about the significance of any other color you may choose. We look forward to working with you. Contact us today to see how we can help!