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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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We get it. We’ve put you in a difficult position.

You’ve come to Reminderband to design something for your event but with so many awesome options, you’re at a crossroads. Don’t worry! We’re way ahead of it and we’ve already thought up some helpful resources so you can pin down your colors and sizes for your wristbands–whatever the occasion.

First up, let’s talk colors. If you are designing something for a cause, event, fundraiser, or awareness, and you’re just not quite sure what colors to go with, we’ve got a great reference point for you. Some causes and awareness movements have a commonly associated color, but some situations are less obvious. Our Color Guide gives a basic run-through of our traditional stock colors and the general moods and meaning of each color, to help you decide how to best convey your message.

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So, you’ve nailed the color and look of your wristbands; stellar work! Now, what sizes to choose? That’ll depend on who will be wearing them. Our recommendation is that most folks up to about 190 lbs can fit comfortably in a Medium-sized wristband. Adult males or folks who want a bit more room on the wrist would probably be better served with a Large. Elementary school age kids can usually fit in a Small with no issues.

And YES, you CAN mix your sizes within your order at no extra cost!

If you want to get a better feel for exactly how big each size really is, you can use our sizing guide. This will allow you to cut out a strip and fit it around the wrist to determine the best sizes to order. You can view and download it here.

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As always, let us know if you have questions. We’re here to help you succeed in making your design work. Happy band building!

 

 

 

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Add vaccines to your back-to-school supply list! Preparing for back-to-school also means making sure you and your loved ones have the correct immunizations. Requirements vary from state to state, but some common guidelines include the MMR, diptheria, and yearly flu vaccines.

Immunizations protect those who get them from disease, but they also protect other members of the community with compromised immune systems who would otherwise be vulnerable, such as newborn babies or the elderly.

For more information on National Immunization Awareness month, check out the CDC’s resources on the event. You can also see their recommended immunizations for children, teens/preteens, adults, and travelers.Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 3.56.33 PM

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Many people know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and April is Autism Awareness Month, but did you know that June is National Safety Month? Injuries are the leading cause of disability for those aged 1-44, many of which are preventable.

  • Use medication and prescription drugs safely
  • Prevent falls
  • Drive (and ride) safely by wearing seatbelts, not texting or using the phone while driving, or driving distracted or tired
  • Keep poison control and other emergency numbers handy at home
  • Make sure you stay safe at work

Here’s an infographic from the National Safety Council about the odds of safety risks:

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April 2 is Autism Awareness Day and the entire month of April is Autism Awareness Month. A variety of activities, fundraisers, and other outreach efforts are used to commemorate and spread awareness for autism.

Whether you’re fundraising, hosting an event, or just want to show some support, custom awareness bracelets can help with that. Here’s a story about how wristbands were used to raise funds for the Autism Center of Pittsburgh.

Here’s some input from someone who ordered Reminderbands to build autism awareness:

“We wanted to show off our Support to our son who has Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder. We got exactly what we wanted printed on it, and what colors we wanted. I will order again!!!”
Terri from Bloomington, IL
For more autism awareness information, ideas, or events, try Autismspeaks.org or the Autism Society.
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November is here, and with it comes a bevy of good causes (and awareness wristbands!). Watch for fundraising and awareness events for these good causes. Here’s a breakdown of who is building what awareness this month:

Diabetes

26 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and another 79 million have pre-diabetes. The ribbon or awareness wristband color is gray and blue with a blood drop. For more information on Diabetes Awareness Month activities and events, see diabetes.org.

Alzheimer’s Disease

The Alzheimer’s Association is honoring caregivers this month as part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The awareness color for Alzheimer’s disease is purple.For an example of how Reminderband awareness wristbands helped dispel myths about Alzheimer’s disease, click here.

Epilepsy

The Epilepsy Foundation and Epilepsy Therapy Project have thirty ways for the thirty days of November to promote epilepsy awareness. The epilepsy ribbon and awareness wristband color is lavender.

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Awareness Month began as an awareness day in 1995, and has since grown to fill the whole of November. The Lung Cancer Alliance has a list of recommended events and activities here to raise awareness for the disease.

The struggle with lung cancer is commemorated by a clear, pearl or white ribbon or awareness wristband or cancer bracelet. To read about how lung cancer can afflict non-smokers and hear the story of how one family was affected, click here.

Child Adoption

November is National Adoption Month in the U.S. AdoptUSKids reports that there are 104,000 children in foster care waiting to be adopted. Child Welfare has more information on how to spread awareness about adoption and the need for permanency.

While there is not an official ribbon or awareness wristband color to raise awareness about adoption, one family used wristbands to support their adoptive son’s medical treatment.

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. The official ribbon or awareness wristband or cancer bracelet color for pancreatic cancer is purple. The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is working to build awareness so more people will be screened and provide more information to those affected.

Homeless Youth

November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month,and the National Child Trauma Support Network has resources for building awareness and helping homeless youth in the community. There is not an official ribbon or awareness wristband color for homeless youth.

Here is an example of how wristband fundraising helped local homeless in Flint, Michigan.

Prematurity

Prematurity is the leading cause of death for newborns and in the U.S., one in nine babies are born prematurely. The March of Dimes is working to increase awareness of this issue and has launched a November prematurity campaign to do so. There is not an official ribbon or awareness wristband color for premature birth.

To view awareness months for all of the months, click here.

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