How Schools Can Use Lapel Pins to Reward Achievements

The academic environment is driven by personal achievement. Most schools define success through the various academic accomplishments, sports achievements and special accolades earned by both educators and students. A lapel pin can be a great way of showing recognition for a job well done, as well as providing an effective means of getting the word out on some of your school’s various successes.

Pins can be used to identify a student’s affiliation with various school clubs and organizations. This allows students to proudly show off their individual contributions to their school’s extracurricular activities, from helping to coordinate the school newspaper or yearbook, to actively engaging in athletics programs.

A lapel pin can also be used for more than just extracurricular groups. They are an excellent way to honor high academic standing, perfect attendance or placement in advanced courses. These types of rewards can help incentivize academic accomplishments in a meaningful and exciting way.

Things like grade point average and attendance rates are fairly abstract, and it can be hard to get students to understand or even care about their significance. By offering students a tangible token of achievement, you can greatly improve their level of involvement in such academic goals.

Pins are not just a great way of recognizing student achievement—they also work as an excellent reward system for teachers, as well. The success of educators directly translates to success for students, and it‘s important to motivate and encourage educators for outstanding achievement. Recognition pins for educators may include years of service pins, awards for participation and administration of school programs and extracurricular activities, recognition of extraordinary student success or honors for continuing academic achievement.

Custom lapel pins make great sports pins for showing school pride during athletic events and other school functions. These pins are highly collectable, and can serve as lasting mementos for students throughout their lives.

There’s no better way to advertise the various accomplishments of your school and its students than through the use of custom lapel pins. These pins are inexpensive and attractive ways of showing off the various accomplishments of your students and faculty.

If you’d like help recognizing anyone in your life you can email us at info@pinsource.com or call us anytime at 800.678.9288.

 

Choosing the Right Company to Purchase Pins

When you’re looking to order custom lapel pins for any reason, there are a few considerations you should make in deciding from which company to order. Just a quick Internet search can help illustrate the problem—there are hundreds of companies out there to choose from. Fortunately, there are a few simple tips to help you sort out the good from the bad, and identify which company you want to handle your lapel pins order.

The first and most important consideration is quality. Pins can be made from a variety of materials, and some are better than others. Some companies may try to sell you pins that are made from painted iron, while others will offer you a variety of painted and plated copper.

Copper is by far the more durable option. It’s easy to plate with nearly any metal finish you could want, including gold, bronze or silver. Copper lapel pins can even be “antiqued” to provide a vintage look.

Companies that offer a variety of pin types are often the best at handling and producing your design. A good variety to look for is die-struck lapel pins, soft and hard enamel pins and precious metal pins. Most companies that offer more than a few types of pins will have a broader range of experience, better equipment and overall be more capable of producing your order exactly as you want it.

Another important consideration is distribution. Many pin manufacturers have operations located overseas. Make sure that the shipping time for your order is acceptable and reasonably priced. You don’t want to get overcharged for something that will arrive too late to be useful to you or your organization.

Also, look into what ordering amounts are available. It may turn out that you want a smaller volume order than the minimum for that company. If you’re interested in purchasing wholesale, check out the company’s policies regarding these types of orders. Often, you will require a business license to order wholesale, but schools and charities may be exempt, so it can be useful to check.

By doing a little bit of research, it’s definitely possible to find the exact lapel pins manufacturer to suit your needs. Hopefully, these tips can help get you started on your search.

Should you have any more questions, or just want to speak with someone about your project you can email us at info@pinsource.com

 

Celebrating Life Events with a Lapel Pin

How many times have you been browsing through your old photos and caught yourself wondering, “Now when was that taken?” Such as this gem I found of my wife.

Unfortunately, celebrations tend to be momentary—once they’re over and done with, the memories fade, and before long it’s like they never even happened. The common take-home items from birthdays, retirement parties and anniversaries are usually food, candles or other perishable items. These things are either eaten, expire or get used up, leaving you with nothing to remember the event in the years to come. That is, unless your honeymoon is slightly intereupted by Tsunami evacutations. We will always remember that!

 

Custom lapel pins are a great way to keep a true memento of your life’s most important events, including birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and a wide range of other significant milestones. Having lapel pins made for these life events can give you something to hold onto long after the fun is over.

Lapel pins can capture the spirit of your special events. You can have your pins printed with custom imagery significant to the event. You can have custom lapel pins stamped with the date of the event. Custom lapel pins can be made with colors to match any given theme for your events, or may even contain phrases or inside jokes pertinent to the affair.

The best thing about lapel pins is that they can become a sort of living record of annual events. You can adjust the design of your birthday or anniversary pins from year to year to highlight specific changes that have occurred in your life. You can have semiprecious stones inserted to mark each year that passes following an important event, like the day you were married. Each year can be a different stone. Like your marriage, the pins will increase in value with each year.

When you are ordering custom lapel pins, you’re only limited by your imagination. You can have pins made in any color, style or shape to depict exactly what you want. Whether you wish to celebrate with a large group of people, or have something more exclusive in mind, you can tailor the size of your order to get just the right amount of pins for any occasion.

It might not be obvious, but custom lapel pins are one of the best ways to truly remember the events and milestones that help shape our lives.

To order your custom lapel pins email us today at Info@pinsource.com