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Ever wondered what the meaning is behind the increasing amount of purple bracelets these days?

Purple is one of our most oft-requested colors, from custom wristbands to keychains. While most are part of a cause or campaign they’re trying to promote, many are using purple awareness wristbands for their own personal reasons.

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Since we fancy ourselves experts in the realm of awareness bracelets, we decided to talk about some of the most commonly-used reasons for purple bands. In no particular order, here are the Top 8 uses and ideas for purple bracelets:

  1. Epilepsy Awareness – Along with some other notable conditions, this particular item doesn’t get quite enough exposure. Lots of great groups out there are working hard to change that.
  2. Lupus Awareness – Purple has rapidly become associated with Lupus, and we’ve even featured some of the campaigns working to support the cause to get the word out there.
  3. Animal Safety/Shelters – Promoting a respected animal shelter or practices that encourage the rescue, treatment, and safety of animals has been another popular idea for folks to get behind. Many have even had their own logo engraved onto the wristband for that added flare. purple with white2.JPG
  4. Pancreatic Cancer – Whether it’s for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November, or just a way of rallying and supporting a family member, friend, or cancer-fighting community, purple ribbons and wristbands have been well-established as a symbol for this cancer. Common phrases like “Celebrate Hope” are sure to reach a wide audience.
  5. Find a Cure – If it’s for Pancreatic cancer or another condition that needs more treatment and research encouragement, a ribbon keychain or wristband with “Find a Cure” imprinted on it is a colorful and striking way to support the cause.
  6. Alzheimer’s Awareness – Here’s another one that a lot of wonderful people are working to support. Today, the number of people affected by Alzheimer’s is around 5.4 million. Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month is in November.
  7. End Domestic Violence – “Recognize. Report it. Prevent it.” These have been used for some time to give courage and support to victims and those who are aware of a situation which needs to be reported. We’ve seen a myriad of talented groups working hard to spread the word about various causes involving this issue.
  8. Because You Really Like Purple – Sometimes you don’t have a cause to promote and you just need some wristbands for an event, fundraiser, family reunion, or Disneyland trip, or as your own personal Medical Alert ID Bracelet. We get it, Purple is in. We’ve customized boatloads of them for folks since 2004, and the popularity factor is still going strong!

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Did we leave any big ones out? Let us know in the comments. As always, our products are 100% silicone and fully customizable. Use our free stock art and fonts, or take it to the next level by using your very own design. Try our builder at reminderband.com to get a preview of your creation. It’s a blast!

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If you’re not one of those avid superfans who spend every day looking at our website, you may not have noticed some of the changes it’s undergone in the past few months. At Reminderband, our IT geniuses work hard every day to improve our website and keep it as cutting-edge as possible. Today, we’d like to give you a super quick run-through on just how easy and fun it is to create something awesome.

So you’ve made it to Reminderband. Great! After you’re done basking in the glorious prospects of what your creativity could amount to, simply click on one of the band categories that catches your eye. Or, if you’re not sure yet, just click on “silicone wristbands” up at the top to view all of the band styles.

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Let’s say you’ve landed on the winning Classic wristband. Good choice! Select a format for the layout of your imprint and off we go.

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Now it’s off to the 3-step builder. In step one, you’ll enter your phrase. Don’t worry about color or artwork, that’ll come later. For now, flex those literary muscles and choose a phrase that best represents your idea.

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Don’t forget to choose a font option after entering a phrase. We’ve got loads of choices. When everything looks good, go ahead and click “Next Step” to get to the fun stuff.

In step two you’ll see four spots to upload artwork, which correspond to the left and right side of your front and/or back phrases. Go ahead and click on one to choose some artwork to go with your phrase. You can type anything you’d like in the search bar to pull up a myriad of results, or, you can upload your own fancy logo. From a business icon to a handwritten signature. Yes, we can.

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Once you’ve settled on that perfect design, it’s time to give it all some color! On to the next step.

Step three. Here’s where you’ll get to toy around with all our lovely band colors. You can also change the color of the imprint for that extra pop. Don’t forget to select your band size and type in a quantity. Unsure of what size to choose? Just click the question mark icon to bring up our sizing guide. We’ve got your back.

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Well, this wristband looks good to us! Whether you want just one or 10,000 of them, we can make it happen. Need more sizes and colors of the same phrase? Just click that “Add Another Item” button for as many new line items as you need. If you want to share your design with the world, we’ve even put a nifty “share to facebook” button there for you display what you’ve made.

After you’ve settled on your choices, just add it all to the cart and you’ll be well on your way to checking out and ordering that spiffy wristband you’ve always wanted. Looking good, Grandpa. Looking good.

 

Still have questions or need something even a little more custom? Give our experts a call or send us a message. We like to think that after being in business for over twelve years we’re pretty good at this. We’d love to talk to you, even if it is mostly to hear the sound of our own sultry voices.

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Greetings from (snow-covered) Northern Utah! Hopefully, your 2017 is off to a fantastic start. We think we can make it just a bit better by giving you the rundown on one of our favorite products: Printed bracelets.

Read on for a brief Q & A!

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  • What makes a screen print wristband different from a Classic band, or one of the other products on your site?
    • Our printed bands have the same great silicone thickness, makeup, and quality, with the main difference being the printing method. Instead of engraving your design, as with our other bracelets, we print on the surface.
  • What’s the advantage of that?
    • Printing on the surface allows us to place an incredible level of detail on the wristbands, using more complex fonts and more intricate artwork that wouldn’t normally work well on an engraved wristband. It also allows us to do multi-color imprints with ease, such as a logo that is two colors, and text that is another. Because of the process we use, we can also produce printed bands faster than color-filled wristbands, saving a few days’ time for production.
  • They probably cost more, and have a high minimum, right?
    • Wrong! Printed wristbands are the most inexpensive way to get a color imprint. You can save as much as 35 cents per wristband over the Classic. Since there is no engraving, we pass that savings on to you. And our minimum is one of the lowest anywhere, at just five bands.
  • How do I design one? Is it a different process?

Have more questions? Feel free to give our super-friendly customer support team a call at 800-922-5401 or shoot an email over to us at customerservice@reminderband.com. You can take a look at our screen printed wristbands page here. Until next time!

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