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Campaigning has become an American hallmark – an act which is defined by all the basic principles Americans are proud of and the ability to determine what kind of society we want to live in. Americans have always used creative symbols and slogans in campaigns – these are proven ways of catching attention and reinforcing cause. Silicone wristbands have become a popular, trendy way of doing just that – creating awareness and unifying people over a common goal.

The kinds of causes that wristbands can be used for are endless. Your cause can be something limited to a specific community of people or it can be a major issue, extending to national or even international boundaries. The cause may be something people have been championing for a long time in different ways, or it may be a brand new concern. Either way, custom wristbands can serve as powerful symbols of your cause or movement and simultaneously be used to raise funds for the cause. Here are just a few examples of causes wristbands can be used for:

  • Animal Rights – Large animal rights organizations may use wristbands that raise awareness about the inhumane treatment of animals; or an organization may rally around a local incident or specific situation such as an institutions’ choice to carry out inhumane experiments on animal.
  • Environmental Concerns – The environment is something that almost everyone cares about. Organizations or groups can use silicone bands to protest looming environmental threats, such as the drilling of a rare wildlife refuge, or they can be successfully used as a way to galvanize community action to revitalize a dilapidated neighborhood.
  • Women’s Rights – Women’s rights issues run the gamut from the stance against domestic violence or rape to the controversial pro-choice movement. Women’s rights may also address issues like maternity leave laws or equal pay.
  • Human Rights – Some human rights causes address issues such as the use of overseas sweatshops, religious freedom, the treatment of prisoners, or human trafficking.
  • Political Issues – Political causes are typically controversial and usually have strong adherents on either side of the cause. Political causes span a wide range of concerns that are also personal: health, family life, civil liberties, economic freedom, etc. Personalized silicone bracelets are a powerful way to show your solidarity with a political stance.
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The Wednesday lull is here and the hump is looming! Below are some tips to help you get more done this week brought to you by the Greatist.com.

1. Create routines. Make a habit of, well, sticking to habits. Choose actions like writing emails at a certain time or hitting the gym after work, and try to do them daily. Soon that routine will happen on autopilot.

2. Get enough sleep. Whoever coined the phrase “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” didn’t have all the facts straight. Not getting enough Zzz’s could hinder productivity at work, so try to get those recommended seven to nine hours of snooze time[1]!

3. Wake up earlier. If still able to squeeze in enough sleep, try extending the day by getting up an hour earlier — when it’s still quiet and there are fewer distractions.

4. Step away from the inbox. Incoming emails can be a nuisance. Make a habit to only check the inbox at certain times of the day to avoid getting sidetracked with requests and responses.

5. Make a daily to-do list. Stay away from huge to-do lists. Instead, create a daily list of realistic jobs to tackle, like folding laundry, scheduling a doctor’s appointment, or paying the cable bill. Break up big goals into micro-tasks, like going to a yoga class over getting six-pack abs, or writing a page over completing a thesis. Soon, the small things will add up to big accomplishments.

6. Make a to-don’t list: Bad habits are just as significant as good ones. So make a list of things not to do because they make you unproductive. (We’re staring at you, Netflix.)

7. Don’t multitask. Our brains aren’t wired to juggle too much at once, and we can work nearly twice as fast if we do one thing at a time[2]. (And nope, we’re not talking LOST time-travel.)[3]. So remember those childhood manners and finish tasks one at a time.

8. Silence the phone. When it comes to getting stuff done, sometimes silence is key. Turn off the cell phone ringer — that’s what voicemail is for!

9. Take a midday workout break. Can’t fathom cleaning the bathroom? Or having writers’ block? Working out during the day could actually boost productivity, so the time spent exercising could actually help us get more done later[4].

10. Stay healthy. Just like… don’t get sick. (It may be easier said than done.) But health and productivity go hand in hand, so be sure to maintain good health habits, like washing up after hitting the gym[5]!

11. Do those MITs. Nope, this isn’t college talk. MIT stands for most important tasks, and it’s a way to highlight the items that matter most on that to-do list. At the start of each day, write down a few things that must get done.

12. Hit inbox zero. Sort every email once that inbox is open. Respond, file, draft, or delete. Keeping the inbox clean is key to staying organized and on point.

13. Brainstorm. Take some time to sit and get those creative juices flowing. Without distractions, brainstorming may be the way to come up with killer ideas in record time.

14. Keep a pen and pad on hand. Make like Richard Branson and carry something to catch any useful thought that may come to mind. Get really creative and go DIY style.

15. Shut off social media. Sayonara, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Social media can be a huge time-suck. Studies have found that it can take up a significant chunk of time at the office, and may even predict lower grades in school. Let’s unpin that.

16. “Eat the frogs.” We swear it’s a real term. Do the task you’re least looking forward to first to get it out of the way. (No guarantees Prince Charming will emerge.)

17. Slow down. Read. This. Slowly. Getting stuff done isn’t always a matter of making it to the finish line first. Take time to reflect, brainstorm, and recharge.

18. Track time. Take a day to record how much time is spent writing emails, reading blogs, texting, etc. We may be surprised at how much time certain activities (ahem, browsing Pinterest) take up every day.

19. Don’t bounce around. Box off a specific amount of time for every task. Assign a chunk of the day for one project, and once that time is up, move on to the next mission.

20. Look back. Schedule some time every week to see what was accomplished and if that schedule needs tweaking for the following week.

21. Tune out. Those headphones will help tune out any distractions. Plus, others may be less likely to interrupt if they see we’re plugged in.

22. Set triggers. Leave reminders around to help remember what needs to get done. Place bills that need to be paid or books to be read out in the open. Stick reminders on the fridge!

23. Eat well. What we scarf down for lunch may do more than satisfy hunger. Certain foods, like salmon, almonds, and carrots, can give us a much-needed boost of energy. So forgo the take-out and be picky at the cafeteria!

24. De-clutter. Get rid of anything in the way that may cause distractions. Put away the dishes, fold clothes, and get rid of excess papers on the desk.

25. Say no. Don’t stretch yourself too thin — learning to say no keeps us focused and may even ward off sickness.

26. Take a break. Carve out some quality “you” time to keep a balance between the busy world and the rest of the day. 

27. Download help. Still need to get more done? Luckily, there’s an app for that.

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Reminderband, a well-known manufacturer of Silicone Wrist Bands, is just releasing its new Royal Blue wrist band for families of Sandy Hook School Shootings.

Salt Lake City, UT – January 15, 2013 – Reminderband® Inc. is proud to announce the release of its all new custom wristband that remembers the victims of the Sandy Hook School tragedy. The popular manufacturer of silicone wrist bands is now offering them on its website for sale as low as twenty-eight cents each. They can be used to show support for the families of victims and also as a means of raising money to support this worthy cause.

A number of individuals and companies are coming together to find unique ways to raise money for the students and families of Newtown, CT where the horrific tragedy that rocked America took place just before Christmas. The nation still mourns the loss of the students and teachers who died there and Americans from every walk of life have been united in numerous endeavors such as gun control and raising awareness for the mentally ill.

Reminderband is often referred to as the, “Original Wristband” company and their reputation is widely known. They manufacture top quality 100% silicone wrist bands that come in 24 stock colors. Unlike other companies, Reminderband will allow customers to order any number of wristbands from one to thousands.Their standard wristband can be personalized in many ways including beautiful colors and catchy slogans. These custom bands are used in many organizations to raise awareness, as well as donations for causes like breast cancer, animal rescue, global warming, and homelessness.

Reminderbands are often worn for years and are the strongest wristband on the market today.They can be ordered in a number of styles such as tire band, marbleized band, multi-color band, and golf band. You can place just about any message on a Reminderband and they feature deep embossing that can be filled with a second color for a small additional charge.

The Reminderbanddesign chosen for the Sandy Hook victims is royal blue and comes in the shape of a heart. It is embossed with the words, “Sandy Hook in our Hearts”. It can be purchased in any quantity on the website for as low as $.28 cents per wristband, making it a very cost effective way to raise money for your organization.

About Reminderband, Inc.

Reminderband is one of the oldest and best known manufacturers of 100% silicone wrist bands. They offer 24 stock colors with embossing at very low prices. Wrist bands are completely customizable and Reminderband can even ship your order within 24 hours if you are in a rush. The high quality wrist bands can be ordered by the hundreds or thousands or you can order just one. They are a great way to share your enthusiasm about your favorite sport, team, charity or hobby.

For more information, contact: http://www.reminderband.com

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Reminderband, Inc.
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800-922-5401
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Wearing silicone wristbands can be an effective way of sharing and spreading a powerful message. You may already have an idea about what kind of message you want to see on your wristbands. If not, here are a few ideas to help get your creativity rolling:

Empowerment: Simple words like “strength,” “love,” and “patience,” can serve as powerful reminders of what you want to embody in your daily life; your custom-made wristbands can also feature empowering phrases, popular quotes from famous people, or quotes taken from literature, poetry, and philosophy; they could also be affirmations.

Examples: “Reach for the stars”

“You are awesome”

“Be the change…”

Causes: The message on your wristbands should capture the sentiment of your cause. If your organization already has an official slogan, you can choose to get it debossed on your awareness bracelets. Your message can also be a strong, evocative phrase that reflects the goals or demands of your cause. You can also simply choose to put the name of your organization and your logo on your wristbands.

Examples: “Support our troops”

“Make poverty history”

“Beat Bullying”

Religious: Religious wristbands can feature quotations taken from relevant scripture books or quotes from spiritual leaders. They can feature encouragement of faith and spiritual practice or  popular religious sayings.

Examples: “God is Love”

“Make a Joyful Noise”

“Peace on Earth”

Disasters and tragic events: You may want to order personalized silicone bracelets in response to a disastrous or tragic event that has occurred. Your wristbands may simply feature the name of the event and the date it occurred – in this case, the name and date are so significant and recall so much memory and meaning, it may be hardly necessary to add anything else. Your disaster response bracelets may also feature words that show solidarity with victims or survivors of the event. You may also use words that express a collective sentiment or that repeat the running slogans in the wake of the tragedy.

Examples: “Never forget”

“We shall overcome”

“Columbine 1999”

The possibilities for what you could put on your wristbands are endless! Be free with your creativity and enjoy!

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Here are some simple ways people are using wristbands – for fun, business, encouragement, or an expression of gratitude:

Teacher to students

Wristbands can make fun gifts and incentives for good performance in school – teachers may give them out as rewards to students or as small mid-term or end-of-term gifts.

Doctor’s office

Giving out wristbands at the doctor’s office can be a fun and unique way to cheer patients, especially children. A doctor’s office may have a large container of wristbands on the counter, ready to be given out as patients enter and leave. Office staff can choose to order health-related messages to be debossed or printed on the wristbands.

Tradeshows

Custom bracelets can make useful promotional items at tradeshows. As free gifts, promotional bands serve the multiple purpose of drawing intrigue and interaction, advertising the company name and logo (on the wristband), and spreading word about the business.

Business

Custom wristbands for your place of business can be offered as a token of appreciation to customers while simultaneously giving out pertinent business information such as name, logo, and contact info, acting as promotional bands.

Party favors

Your personalized silicone bracelets can make great party favors. As party favors, wristbands can be simple and plain, without words or they can feature fun, bold words. At a child’s birthday party, young guests will be pleased with these gifts and wear them as style.

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Reminderband’s wristbands are available in over 30 colors! You can choose a color that truly reflects the significance and meaning you want your silicone bands to convey. Your color choice will make your wristbands unique and special. If you are undecided over the choice of color, here are a few tips that may help guide your decision:

  • Logo: consider the colors in your logo, you can mix the colors or choose only one, or consider colors that are complementary to those in your logo. It’s a straightforward fool-proof way of picking your colors.
  • Associated colors: if your group already has associated colors such as those of a school or sports team, consider using those same colors for your wristbands. It just makes sense.
  • Correlations: consider the colors that correlate with your object of interest, like a cause. An ecology forest initiative, for example, would naturally correlate with pine green custom bracelets. A save the ocean campaign would correlate easily with shades of blue.
  • Mood: consider the mood or feeling you want to evoke – pink is great for breast cancer, for example, because pink is traditionally associated with what is ultra-feminine. In the same vein, yellow might evoke cheer. Red might bring to mind boldness or courage. White, or light blue may easily arouse a sense of peace or calm. These colors are just traditional guides, but you can make your choice of color something really all your own.
  • Assortments: Consider ordering custom bands in a variety of colors for things like gifts, free giveaways, and party favors.

(Remember that Reminderbrand offers the option to mix colors in strips and sections or create effects like desert camouflage or marbling!)

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Wristbands are great motivators! They can be given as gifts to anyone you know is needing a little support or motivation in their lives, whether your eldest daughter is finishing that long haul through a degree program, your brother is running his longest marathon race yet, or a close friend is going through a difficult phase in her life.

As gifts, motivational wristbands are inspiring because they are both extremely thoughtful and very personalized. They show that you had the person receiving the gift in your deepest thoughts. Motivating custom made wristbands are additionally inspiring because of what they symbolize, and the powerful meanings they convey through simple words.

Wearing motivational wristbands are like having a constant, personalized, reminder around. Seeing the words on them help you to visualize what you are going for and will also encourage you to repeat them in your mind, like a personal mantra.

Choosing what to put on the motivational wristbands you want to give to a special friend or group of people can be relatively simple but may take some thought. Think about what you know about your friend/s – what motivates them? What words do you know would help them if they could hear it all the time. There are endless resources for ideas – famous quotes from empowering people or literature, inspiring words you’ve heard your same friend/s use to motivate themselves, inspiring quotations from past conversations, motivating phrases such as “get the goal” or “you’re a winner.” Alternatively you could consider having a special image debossed – an image that represents a source of motivation for your friend.

Motivational silicone bands will make great gifts for your friends or loved ones you know could use a little extra nudge. Reminderband’s bracelets are made of silicone – they are more durable than rubber and can be worn over and over again without deteriorating. Contact Reminderband to custom order your set of wristbands!

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The choice to change your lifestyle can be a tough one; actually making the transition can be even tougher. There are different kinds of lifestyle changes: stop smoking, losing weight, changing your diet, being more physically fit. All of these lifestyle changes have limitless benefits that affect the quality of your social life, your self-esteem, your health, and even your career. But breaking lifelong or ingrained habits can seem like an impossible goal. Having a strong source of motivation can often help with the process; why not get together with a group of friends who are trying to accomplish the same goals and get silicone wristbands for your new group. Your wristbands will serve several great functions:

Symbols of commitment

Just the act of getting wristbands for your small support group will solidify your commitment to changing your lives. Your wristband will come to represent the goal that you wish to achieve. Wearing it often will remind you during your daily activities of all the reasons you are embarking on your chosen journey – and will be especially helpful during those times you are tempted to push your goals aside. Your wristband will serve as a constant, but inspiring reminder.

Motivational

You ever find that when you feel like you’re being forced to do something, you feel even less like doing it? What about when you receive positive, inspiring, motivating encouragement? That tends to give you a fresh burst of spirit doesn’t it? Well that’s what custom wristbands can do to help you through the most challenging moments of your transition.

When you’ve grabbed a cigarette when you weren’t supposed to, or you’ve broken all the rules of your new diet, it could be that you need to take a different approach, or it could be that you just need a little encouragement. Debossing your and your friends’ wristbands with motivational sayings tailored specifically to all of you and the specific commitments you’ve made can offer a surprising amount of moral support. Consider phrases like: “You can do it! Don’t give up!” or “A healthy diet is a healthy you!”

Group energy

Wearing an attractive, trendy wristband debossed with a motivational saying that gets you going may give you exactly that sense of personal confidence you need, but there is nothing like the effect of wearing wristbands as a group. You and your friends will feel an added sense of inspiration as you serve as motivators for each other. Your customized wristbands will remind you why you are doing this together and that you have each other to lean on.

Reminderband has many options that will allow you to make your wristbands your very own. Call us or fill out a form on our website today!

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Best in Industry

One of the first custom silicone wristband companies in the industry, Reminderband is committed to the highest quality. All our custom wristbands are made with 100% silicone and are much more durable than rubber bracelets, which can easily deteriorate. Our wristbands will last for years and years. Reminderband takes several measures to ensure the same high quality is produced in every set of wristbands. We consistently conduct product tests and research to maintain the best product.

Options

We understand the variety of needs our customers have and aim for flexibility: our customers can order as few as one wristband as well as they can order a set of hundreds of silicone bands. Our company offers more custom options than most other companies, offering choices to deboss, color-fill, marbleize, or texture your wristbands and much more. Customers also have the option of getting their own artwork or logo on their wristbands.

Quality-control

Another great benefit of choosing Reminderband is that we have our own production team instead of sending production work overseas to China, like most other companies. Having our own production team allows us to control our quality. Each order of wristbands goes through a special screening that double-checks their quality level.

Fast Delivery

We commit to reliable, speedy delivery with FedEx and USPS and offer a variety of shipping options including expedited shipping with a turnaround of 24 hours for urgent orders. As you wait excitedly for your customized wristbands, you will be able to follow your shipment every step of the way by tracking your order on our website.

Easy Ordering

Ordering is easy – just fill out an order form on our website, making the appropriate selections and taking care to add notes about specific needs you have or if you want us to pay attention to something unique in your order. You may also just give us a call at 1800-922-5401.

Great Customer Service

Customer service is one of our top priorities. We have friendly, helpful, supportive customer service specialists who are ready and waiting to help you in all aspects of your wristband order. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Custom silicone wristbands are great nifty items that can help you raise money for a variety of causes, whether for a large cause such as breast cancer research or for a local community benefit. Charity bands have gained wide popularity over the years, in part because of the easy way they symbolize a strong commitment to an important cause that inspires people to come together. If you have a great cause, they can make great fundraisers! Here are some great reasons to use custom wristbands for your fundraiser:

  • Selling your customized wristbands can quickly raise funds for your cause; wristbands are attractive, very cheap and have important meaning. Many people will gladly buy awareness bracelets to support a good cause. Their popularity and trendiness help to make them desirable. Selling your bands is a good way to get closer to your budget goal.
  • Your supporters will consider the wristbands an important symbol of the cause they support; they will feel a sense of pride and solidarity wearing them, which will have a very positive effect on your overall campaign.
  • People always want to know what a wristband says and which cause it supports. Wristbands generate conversation, so by selling custom made wristbands you are simultaneously raising awareness about your cause.
  • Selling your wristbands at a fundraising event is one more way of inviting meaningful exchange and personable interaction with your supporters.
  • Silicone wristbands are flexible and long-lasting; your supporters will have and wear them for years after your event.
  • Your wristbands can be customized to reflect your unique important message or your logo.
  • Fundraiser bracelets are extremely economical, especially as compared to the cost of other common fundraiser items.

Call Reminderband to order your silicone wristbands or custom cancer bracelets today, or simply fill out an order form on our website.

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