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You go through this every year. You’ve tried all the usual things, from the basket of lotion and body spray for your significant other, to the high-cost gizmo that you think is the coolest thing since the moon landing. Often times, your gift recipient is merely “whelmed” by your attempt at a kind gesture. Maybe he or she is the person who has everything, or maybe they’re just too darn particular. What’s a person to do?

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You’ve learned from your missteps, you’ve tested the waters of gift-giving diversification. You’ve spent more money than you care to admit on presents that just didn’t rock the socks off them. Maybe now you think you’re a more discerning and seasoned giver of gifts. Perhaps this time, you can find that million-dollar idea without spending an amount equal to the national debt. And, just maybe, that laughably affordable gift can actually mean something and be (dare we say it?) creative, and thoughtful! If any of this sounds familiar, read on. This is worth the scroll.

Boatloads of people have found the “secret sauce” of gifting. It’s affordable, classy, and it’s creative. You can buy it without leaving the chair, and you can customize it without needing a degree in graphic design. Any guesses?

We’re talking about personalized silicone bracelets.

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We know what you’re thinking: “Aren’t those the LIVESTRONG wristbands everyone wore like 10 years ago?” Well, you’d be correct. But what you may not know is that thousands of couples, boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives, cave trolls, etc, take to the depths of the internet every month to seek out a personalized wristband for him/her to profess their undying love in a colorful and unique way. These rubber bracelets are easy as pie to design from the comfort of your computer or smartphone. Speaking of which: they aren’t actually rubber, they’re silicone, but it’s a lot easier to describe them as rubber to the uninitiated, so in our book the two are synonymous. They have that “rubber” feel, but they’re latex-free, so extra points go to you for thinking of a touching gift that won’t trigger any allergies. You’re just all kinds of considerate.

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“I don’t feel that creative. How would I personalize a bracelet for my true love?”

Well, first of all, don’t be so hard on yourself–you’re great. Secondly, this post is for everyone, not just youthful people caught up in twitterpation and boundless passion for life. You may need a personalized wristband for your girlfriend or boyfriend, or maybe you drew names for your family Christmas gift exchange and you got your younger brother, Kenneth. You’re going to need to come up with a snarky quote for a wristband that’ll put that little weasel in his place (in a loving way, of course).

Pick a band (1).pngWhether your gift is for someone you love platonically or hopelessly, we’ve got an arsenal of ideas for you to use to make your wristband a home run. We’ve been doing this a long time; since 2004 to be exact. You can imagine the phrases and sayings we’ve seen on silicone wristbands over the years. Some of them have made us laugh, some have made us swoon, and some of them we can’t really repeat out loud.

With our online bracelet maker, you can put just about anything on your wristband, or many wristbands, if you like. That way, you can make it be one of those cute couple silicone bracelet sets so you can wear your heart on your sleeve (seriously, we have a heart-shaped wristband. You can literally wear it on your sleeve).

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“What should I write on my wristband?”

Ah, the possibilities… For starters, some of our most popular sayings and messages for silicone wristbands are ones like these:

  • “I love my girlfriend”
  • “I love my boyfriend”
  • “True Love Waits”
  • “One Love”
  • “#1 Wife”
  • “#1 Husband”
  • “Love”
  • “I Love You”

I mean, that last one isn’t that original, but why break with the old standby, right? Combine that with some lovely color styles and slide that wristband on and it’ll be super-effective! Additionally, we often see phrases like “I Love Basketball” or “I Love Football”. We get that. Sometimes all you need is the warm embrace of the pigskin to console you from the harsh realities of life. No judgment here.

“What are some different ways I can use custom wristbands?”

Great question, reader! Beyond the aforementioned ideas, there are myriad ways to let your creativity burst through in the form of glorious silicone bracelets. Since we’re on the topic of couples and love, here is just a sampling of ideas for uses:

  • Wedding/Engagement Announcements
  • Bachelorette/Bachelor Party Favors
  • Anniversaries
  • Matching His and Hers Wristbands
  • Stocking Stuffers!

Bonus: Check out our silicone dog tags. They’re also perfect for your boyfriend/girlfriend, significant other, or your dog, of course. They come in necklace, or keychain form. We really did try to think of everything.

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Hopefully, you’ve learned some things about rubber bracelets, and maybe even yourself. Either way, you should be primed and ready for delivering an impactful gift or show of love with a nice-looking wristband! We’ve got plenty more ideas for you over at Reminderband, so take a look while you’re contemplating how to be the most considerate person ever. Or maybe you just want one of our awesome tire-tread wristbands for yourself, because hey, you’ve earned it.

 

This post was originally published on 12/7/17 and was updated on 11/19/18.

 

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Meet Ava-Lynn.  Ava was diagnosed with congenital CMV (Cytomegalovirus) in utero and has endured many complications from this infection since birth. Her parents say: “It has been a roller coaster ride since she arrived, but she is rocking it.”  

They created a Facebook page to raise awareness for CMV, share their story and find different avenues to give Ava the best options for success.  

Ava’s parents are starting a fundraising campaign called ‘Ava’s Walk Into the Future” for Ava to undergo a procedure to help with her spastic cerebral palsy. The expectation that surgery will be successful is high, but the procedure is expensive.  

By sharing Ava’s story, her parents hope to prevent #cmvinfection, raise #cmvawareness and #walkintothefuturewithava.

They are giving Reminderband wristbands to everyone who is supporting fundraising efforts for their daughter.

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Colt Catalina
Colt Catalina was just 2 years old when he tragically drowned on March 21, 2010. The Colt Catalina Foundation raises awareness for Drowning Prevention & Child Safety. Their mission is to provide infant swim lesson scholarships to families in financial need. 

The Foundation uses Reminderband wristbands to help raise awareness for Drowning Prevention and to honor the memory of Colt Catalina.

Check out these resources:

http://cwcfoundation.wixsite.com/coltcatalina

https://m.facebook.com/NotOneMoreChildDrowns/

 

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Canines-n-Kids used Reminderband wristbands as a giveaway to participants at their “Paws for a Cure Summit” last summer in Washington, DC, and at their first annual “Two by Four Race Against Childhood & Canine Cancer” in October of 2017, in Brambleton, VA.

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Man’s Best Friend Is A Kid’s Best Friend in Cancer
Most people don’t realize that both children and dogs develop several cancers in common including bone cancer, brain cancer, lymphoma, and leukemia.

Canines-N-Kids Foundation states:  “16,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer each year.  With only three new kids’ cancer drugs in 20 years, there is little money behind new drugs; only 4% of NIH’s budget goes to pediatric oncology.  Some 4,000,000 dogs in the US are diagnosed with cancer. 50% of all dogs over the age of ten die from their disease and treatment options are limited for man’s best friend.”

Through treating cancer in dogs, we can better learn how to help children with those same cancers.  A cure for one aids in curing the other.

Learn more about a kids’ best friend in cancer and about efforts to raise awareness and funds at www.caninesnkids.org.

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Wheel to Surf provides an opportunity to enjoy a day surfing for people with any type of disability (physical, cognitive, emotional).

Wheel to Surf started as a way for Brock Johnson, founder and Coastal Adaptive Sports Para-Olympic Club President, to get back into the water. After a diving accident in May of 2011 left him a quadriplegic, Brock was more distressed about not being able to surf than he was about losing the ability to walk.

After being home for a few months, Brock attended an event by Life Rolls On and Ocean Cure (in Wilmington, NC) and immediately asked CAS to please consider hosting one of these events back in Myrtle Beach.

Fast forward one year…local Cherry Grove residents Luke Sharp and Brandon Bellegarde, along with their wives, volunteered at the first WtS Event held by CAS. Luke and Brandon are both crazy about surfing, and as luck would have it, they were assigned to help Brock surf that day. As they say, the rest is history.

Immediately after their day volunteering, the men, along with their wives, Erin and Cara, knew they wanted to do something to help Brock and others get back in the water regularly instead of just at these special events. They contacted Brock about starting the Adaptive Surf Project and the two groups have been working in tandem to provide the ‘muscle and surf knowledge’ needed to get the surfers in the water and onto some awesome waves for the last 5 years!!!

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“In our 6th year of Wheel to Surf, we not only have four major events planned, from North Myrtle to Folly Beach in Charleston but also traveled to Colombia to start an ASP Chapter. Thanks to the donation of a beach wheelchair and adaptive surfboard, the group has committed to holding monthly Wheel to Surf events. ASP also holds a ‘mini’ WtS each month from June to November in Cherry Grove to ensure folks experience the stoke monthly.”

“ASP also raises funds to build custom adaptive surfboards for participants and travels with our surfers to compete in local, regional, and national competitions.”

Please see a few of the news features about the most recent Wheel to Surf as well as Brock’s individual Facebook posts about some of the competitions ASP has helped him (and other surfers) to enter.

http://wpde.com/news/local/surfers-help-adaptive-surfers-ride-the-wave

https://www.myhorrynews.com/videos/wheel-to-surf-in-surfside-beach/video_3d537978-50ca-11e8-94f5-0f508c923103.html

“We use the Reminderband wristbands as business cards.”

Brock, founder of Wheel to Surf, had been wanting to purchase bands.

“But as a non-profit, we never seemed to have enough extra money to buy them to just ‘give away’.”
Enter Stephanie Parsons, Brock’s sister-in-law, who decided to fund the first 100 Reminderband wristbands for Wheel to Surf.

“We are now on order #3 and getting 300 this time!!! Not only does Brock love using the silicone bands to spread the stoke, but it also allows us to always have a ‘card’ with us to share.”

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“We originally were selling the wristbands to try to make enough to purchase more. But after being asked repeatedly for our contact info and not having anything with us while out surfing, we decided to make the investment and use them as our business cards. Board members, surfers, and volunteers put a wristband on each day and hope by the end of the day we have not only given it away but maybe one or two more. I’ve been known to take them off everyone in the group so we have enough to share :-)”

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Need customized silicone wristbands that look amazing and won’t break the bank? Check out these Dual-Layer Wristbands, one of our most popular styles. By the way, they’re 25% off through 5/18/18 at reminderband.com! Just use this discount coupon code at checkout.

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Debossed Wristbands are as popular as ever. Often times, the most desirable look is to have the imprint in a different color, but that can take a bit of extra time. That’s where the Dual-Layer bracelets come in. If you’re looking for high-quality rubber bracelets on the cheap and with a fast turnaround, look no further.

Dual Layer Band.pngA Dual-Layer Wristband has all the awesome advantages of traditional, “LIVESTRONG”-style bracelets, but with a twist: instead of painting a spray or “silicoat” on the surface of the wristband, we actually fuse two different-colored layers of our sturdy 100% silicone material together. Then we engrave your personalized message and/or artwork through that top layer for a vivid contrast! It’s our very own proprietary design you won’t find anywhere else.DualLayer-AquaHotPink.pngUnlike silicoat or color-coated wristbands, the color on our Dual-Layer wristbands won’t rub away or wear off. They also have a sleek, semi-matte feel to them, without the sticky, tacky texture. As always, our wristbands feel like rubber but are pure silicone and also latex-free. Did we mention we also offer them in a sweet assortment of eye-popping color combinations?

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Dual-Layer bracelets are perfect for just about any occasion:

  • Parties
  • Sporting Teams
  • Resale or Promotional use
  • School Events
  • Fundraisers
  • Events like Festivals, Concerts, Benefits, and Charities
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Personal Reminders for Motivation
  • Personal Medical Id Bracelets
  • And Many More!

We offer oodles of free font and clipart options for you to make your wristband design absolutely perfect. Go ahead and get creative! Head over to Reminderband today to start designing your wristbands while this sale lasts.

Need just one or two? No problem. There’s no minimum order.

Our user-friendly online wristband maker gives you a preview image so you can see what you’re creating every step of the way. Or, simply give our world-famous customer support team a call and we’ll do it for you over the phone in just a few minutes.

 

We’ve seen tons of great success stories with how people use custom wristbands for their causes or events. What will your story be?

 

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If you are someone who wears a medical identification bracelet or necklace, you are probably well-acquainted with engraved metal bracelets and dog tags. You’re most likely also aware of the hefty price tag that goes along with them.

What you may not be aware of is our nifty medic alert options that are very customizable, and much more affordable than the alternative. Here are just 4 ideas for some solutions that work great for kids or adults:

1. The Classic

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Since 2004, we’ve been cranked out millions of these custom silicone wristbands for just about any occasion you can imagine. One of the leading reasons folks personalize a Classic band at Reminderband is to wear as a comfortable, affordable, and much more personally stylish medical identification wristband. Since there is no minimum order requirement, it’s perfect for those who just need to order one or two. As always, choose from our selection of colors, fonts, and free stock clip art to make a wristband that speaks to you.

2. Dog Tags

 

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If you’re one who prefers to sport something around your neck or on a keychain, we have the Dog Tag options, which are made of the same 100% silicone material. These come in two flavors: one with a molded-in medical caduceus on one half and one without. Both are customizable just like our wristbands. You’ll have to be the judge as to which design you like better.

3. Marquee Wristbands

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If you want to retain the recognizable shape of the metal bracelets, try our Marquee wristbands. We offer them in a rectangle and oval shape, with the option to personalize to your liking. The thinner back half of the wristbands are great for additional information like phone numbers or medical instruction.

4. Contour Wristbands

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Thick and Classy. The Contour band is an upgraded spin off our Classic wristband. Featuring rounded edges, this looks and feels more like a bangle or bracelet and is a nice choice for those who want something extra fashionable as well as practical. Splash some color onto your design with tons of gorgeous shades and accent colors for the text from which to choose.

 

So, which is your favorite style? We recognize how important medical identifiers are for a lot of folks, so we take our quality and designs very seriously. Be sure to check out our full lineup on Reminderband.com to find out how awesome our design experience is. Most styles have no minimum order requirement, and many of our add-ons are free. Don’t forget, we’re offering discounted wristbands if it’s your first order, so now is a great time to give it a try!

 

This post was originally published on 8/11/17 and was updated on 3/16/18.

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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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Did you know that kids and dogs develop several cancers in common including bone cancer, brain cancer, lymphoma, and leukemia?
16,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer each year – with only 3 new kids cancer drugs in 20 years, there is little money behind new drugs- only 4% of NIH’s budget goes to pediatric oncology.
Some 4,000,000 dogs in the US are diagnosed with cancer; 50% of all dogs over the age of 10 die from their disease, and treatment options are limited for man’s best friend.

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Canines-N-Kids has made a unique practice of partnering the two. Treating and researching cancer in dogs can help us to treat children with the same cancers, furthering the effort in the fight against cancer, and developing better treatment options.

The organization will be using wristbands as a giveaway for their “Paws for a Cure Summit” which will be held June 12th in Washington, DC, as well as for their first annual “Two by Four Race Against Childhood & Canine Cancer” on October 1st, in Brambleton, VA. They eventually hope to offer them for purchase on their website. The bands feature their unique design and logo and will help share their message and raise awareness.

Reminderband is happy to feature this awesome organization and their cause.

To find out more, take a look at www.caninesnkids.org or find them on Facebook.

 

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Looking to jazz up your upcoming event but need ideas? Or do you just love our gorgeous Tyvek wristbands, but need a good reason to design some? Here are four awesome ideas for Tyvek bracelets to get you started:

1. Parties or Celebrations

Since clowns seem to be on the outs these days, one of the best ways to amp up a small (or large) party is to design your very own Tyvek bands for ultimate swag effect. Whether it’s for a sweet sixteen bash or a rowdy graduation party, these make for a colorful, and unique handout for everyone to wear at the shindig.

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Choose from one of our templates and backgrounds, or design your own and upload that magic yourself! Planning for a small group? No problem. We have the lowest minimums anywhere; order just one wristband, if you like! (Invite a friend, though, because a solo party sounds sad.)

2. Concerts and Performances

Want to get the word out about an upcoming performance?  Whether you’re just promoting an event, or using Tyvek for entry tickets and identification, the possibilities are nonstop.

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Tyvek bands can be used to great effect here, and they even double as tickets, with bar codes and sequential numbering offered as an option to add to your design.tyvek_concert2.a82e75e8a953 (1).png

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Not for a big venue? That’s okay! These are great for local shows, school performances, a battle of the bands, or even little Rachel’s piano recital.

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Creating the perfect design is half the fun!

3. Festivals and Fairs

Are you in charge of helping to run the local Rennesaince fair? Helping with the County Fair, or local city Festival? Do away with those ugly plain old bracelets and use Tyvek wristbands to make your ticket/entry bracelet into a piece of art. These make for a great advertisement along with a way to identify patrons.

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We’ve got oodles of font and artwork options, so be sure to play around with your design until it really pops!

4. Fundraisers and Awareness

True to our roots, we offer excellent design options for putting on a fundraiser for just about anything, or to raise awareness in your community, or across the country. Unlimited options are at your disposal to strike the perfect chord for an ongoing fundraiser, or a one-night event. Make your message loud and clear!

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Need them fast? We’ve got speedy production and shipping options available, and we’ll bend over backward to make your wristbands for your event on time. Still unclear? Check out our events page, shoot us an email, give us a call, or hit us up on social media. We’re always happy to chat!

Until next time!

 

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