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Top 10 Uses for Wristbands in Your School

The end of summer is a bittersweet time for many of us. The warm weather slowly begins to fade, fun summer plans are in the past, and back to school season is in full swing. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or even a student, we’ve put together a list of the top ten uses for school wristbands to help you make the most out of the school year.

1. Uniting Classrooms

The back to school season brings a new year of challenges, with this year being especially challenging. Many students and teachers are now participating in distance learning and teaching over zoom calls. Whether your class is fully remote or participating in a partial in-person program, creating a sense of unity within each class is more important than ever before.

Designing bracelets to hand out to your class is one way to help students feel more connected during this time. One of our customers created these “Connected in Kindergarten” wristbands to hand out in supply kits with a poem to remind her class that even if they’re more isolated this school year, they are never alone.


Kindergarten is connected heart to heart. A little time and distance can’t keep us apart. I made these bracelets to wear each day, to remind us that our friends are not far away.


2. School Events

Custom silicone bracelets are the perfect addition to any school event. For instance, red ribbon week, assemblies, teacher appreciation week, or school carnivals, all of which can be more memorable with custom bracelets made for the occasion.

Paper wristbands are often used for week-long events like red ribbon week. Single-use wristbands won’t last after the event, so upgrade to 100% silicone so your students can have a souvenir and reminder that will look great long after the event is over.

3. School Pride

Kick-off the school year right with fun school spirit bracelets that will have your students excited about their school. Simply add your school name, slogan, or mascot to create wristbands that will show off your school spirit. Rubber wristbands are also an affordable school swag option perfect for everyday use or special occasions like spirit week.

School pride bracelets can be especially appreciated by students who are new to the school. New experiences are daunting, so during this stressful time help your students adjust and learn to love their new school so their experience can be one to remember.

4. Fundraising

With two sides of engraving available, you can create a one-of-a-kind design that friends and family will love. Add a funny phrase related to your club or group to the front of your band with the school name on the back for a unique fundraising product.

Clubs and organizations within the school are always on the lookout for new fundraising ideas. Our silicone bracelets are a versatile fundraising option and will work for any cause. Simply add a message about the event or cause your group is raising funds for and sell your school bracelets to promote and spread your cause further.

5. Raising Awareness

When it comes to building awareness, wristbands are a great choice. Help unite your students together while simultaneously promoting a meaningful cause within your area or school.

Providing support to students and faculty during difficult times can make all the difference, and custom bracelets are an easy way to show your love and support or even raise funds if needed. Personalized rubber bracelets are also a great way to educate your school about organizations and groups within the community that provide valuable resources to students.

6. Sports Team Support

Design some wristbands in your school colors to show your sports team pride! Customers love using our bands for sports team swag to sell or hand out to fans at games. Add a little pep to your rally and bring the school together with matching silicone bracelets!

Selling custom wristbands during games or at school is also a great way to raise funds for travel, uniforms, or other team expenses.

Custom 3-segment bracelets supporting the high school water polo team, complete with clipart and colorfill!

7. Promotional Products

Our eye-catching bracelets are an easy way to generate interest and fill seats at big school events. Promote different clubs, performances, competitions, or school events by word-of-mouth, or rather word-on-wrist.

Have an upcoming school musical you’re selling tickets for? What about a cheer competition? Easily put together a cool wristband design to help spread the word. Hand out bracelets to group members and their families to build excitement for the event as well as provide something to remember it by.

8. Gifts

Due to their custom nature, wristbands make great gifts! Honor your graduates with something small to remember their time at your school. Order some bracelets with inspirational or humorous phrases to use as prizes for school contest winners. Create wristbands to hand out to faculty and staff during teacher appreciation week. The possibilities are endless when it comes to gift ideas, so let your imagination run wild and make something personalized and special for your gift recipients!

9. School Dance Bracelets

Dances are one of your students’ most anticipated school events. Each one creates new memories with friends, dates, and classmates that your students will remember forever. Instead of using hand stamps or tickets for your school dances this year, use wristbands! Not only are they easier to keep track of since they’re wearable, but they also make great mementos for your students to cherish.

A few extra special bands could be designed to hand out to prom royalty or other distinguished attendees. Custom bracelets will help your students remember their prom in style!

10. Classroom Prizes

Wristbands make great treasure box prizes for younger students or prizes for your school carnival. They’re 100% silicone and latex-free, which makes them a great choice for an allergy-friendly, non-food prize. You can also order blank wristbands in your school colors or other colors of choice.

A Few Other Ideas…

Some other uses for wristbands at school include school ID wristbands to keep your students safe. These ID wristbands are especially helpful for class field trips to help keep your group together. Silicone bracelets are also a popular choice to help students with food allergies or medical conditions to make sure they receive the treatment they need while at school.

In short, custom silicone wristbands are extremely versatile and a great option for school events, gifts, support, fundraisers, and more! Design your own on our user-friendly wristband builder today and don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer support team at (800) 922-5401 if you have any questions.

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Matthew the Fighter and Charger Syndrome Awareness

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Matthew was born July 21, 2017 with a rare medical syndrome named Charge Syndrome.  It can affect many different parts of the body. The diagnosis Matthew has is Hydrocephalus, Hypoparathyroidism, Cleft Lip/Palate, Bicuspid Aortic Valve, complete heating loss, underdeveloped trachea resulting in having a tracheotomy, and a g-j feeding tube due to two cases of reflux causing pneumonia.

With all of his diagnoses, the family still doesn’t have a clear picture of what Charge Syndrome means for Matthew and are hoping to raise enough money to attend the Charge Syndrome Foundation Conference in 2019.

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Learn more about Matthew and Charger Syndrome.

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Catalina Family uses Reminderband Wristbands to Promote Drowning Prevention Awareness after Tragedy

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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:

https://cwcfoundation.wixsite.com/coltcatalina

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

 

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Have an Allergy or Health Risk? Here are 4 Cool Medic Alert Ideas

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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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Have you seen these ideas for Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

We’re well into October, and if you haven’t seen our social media lately, we’ve been all about showing off our stunning custom silicone bracelets, keychains, and awareness ribbons for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

5We’ve been impressed by the creative designs many of our customers have submitted to spread the word about breast cancer awareness, treatments, causes, or a show of support. We’ve also received several emails from our fans telling us about how they’ve used the wristbands to raise money for fundraisers, or just to cheer up a person who really needed it.

Share your design with a friend and get people talking; it’s a great way to raise money for a cause, and get widespread awareness with an eye-catching design and striking colors. Whether you’re designing a custom breast cancer bracelet, raising funds via a school fundraiser or some other cause, we’ve got your wrist covered.  Need yours fast? Ask about our 24-hour wristband delivery option.

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Feature Friday: #TeamAmos

 

Our Friday features really run the gamut of types of events, groups, and individuals and causes. Today, we’d like to briefly spotlight one family and their story of support for their father.

 

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Amos Abplanalp is known for being a wonderful friend, neighbor, loving husband, and father, high school teacher, coach, a prison counselor, Scoutmaster, and LDS bishop. He has a reputation for helping others and, here at Reminderband, that’s something we can get behind.

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Amos was diagnosed in April 2016 with Stage four Colon Cancer. Despite the daily struggles, he still works to provide for his family. There is great familial and community support and love for him, and everyone is cheering him on in his fight against cancer. The events and updates are chronicled through their blog.

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Two runs of wristbands have been ordered up in support of Amos, both touting the #TEAMAMOS hashtag. The first batch was used for a high school fundraiser for the family, which resulted in a sum of $1,200 raised! The second run will be used for awareness. We love this application for the wristbands to support Amos and his family, as well as to spread the awareness to help others!

We wish Amos the and his family the very best. If you would like to support them, check out their gofundme page, and read more about the family’s endeavors on their blog.

For more information on how to do your own fundraiser or awareness event with custom wristbands, check out Reminderband and design your own today.

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Here’s a Great idea for Wristbands…(Feature Friday)

Do you need to share a message that stays with people and leaves an impact?

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Devay Campbell is a career coach and business mentor who wants to do just that. She is hosting a Classroom to Career tour to “empower students and equip them with the knowledge they need to get hired and be successful in their careers.” Her plan is to be able to reach one thousand students for the 2017-18 school year.

Devay has designed her own wristbands with a message she hopes will inspire students to remain ambitious and to continue to pursue what they want out of their lives and careers.

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She plans to use them to promote her message and serve as a tangible reminder to “always dream no matter what.”

“After so long, we think it is too late.” Says Devay, “We all need a reminder that it is never too late to follow and achieve our dreams. I want to leave this message behind with the students!”

We love this idea and we wish Devay the very best of luck in her tour. To learn more, visit her Facebook page. Want to be featured in our next Feature Friday? Send us an email about what you’re doing with your cause or event, as well as any pictures you’d like us to use. For more ideas on how to make an event or campaign extra awesome, check out reminderband.com today!

Until next time!

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Feature Friday: Brenden Writes

Today’s feature focuses on a writer whose books are part of a mission to stop bullying.

11-year-old Brenden Santos has published not one, but three books to date.

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Says Santos, “I have a few missions in life and I have a campaign against bullying.” Santos began working on his three books at age ten and has since created a website, www.againstthebullying.com.

 

To help spread his message, Santos has distributed wristbands among the community, sharing the essence of his campaign “only one me”. He has been making some waves with his progress, and recently met and had dinner with the Lt. Governer of North Carolina.

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Santos has big plans for the future of his anti-bullying campaign:

“I am trying to get bully awareness to be one day in August and one day in September because when school starts is when bullying is at its peak.
I want everyone to wear my wrist bands and look at them and remember there’s only one me and that means you.”

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You can learn more about Brenden’s mission against bullying and his books at his website.

Santos plans to continue his efforts with his writing and sharing his mantra: “I hope that one day I can have enough money so that I can buy millions of wristbands as I would like to give them away free to everyone in the world so that not only children but also adults who get bullied can remember we all matter.”

We wish Brenden and his cause the very best of luck!

For ideas and options to start your own campaign or fundraiser, check out reminderband.com.

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Feature Friday: Lupus Awareness

Alexis Teixeira was diagnosed with Lupus at age 14 and has fought for many years through testing and treatments to get proper help. When she was eventually married, she was currently receiving exams but developed preeclampsia after becoming pregnant with their daughter Gianna. Lupus played a part in her high-risk pregnancy and Gianna was born prematurely.

Thankfully, Gianna is doing quite well and is almost four-years-old. Alexis’ husband Luis saw the need for a great deal of awareness that Lupus just wasn’t getting; so he took matters into his own hands. Since his epiphany, Luis has used his rally driving career as a way to promote better awareness for Lupus. His race team Wicked Nasty Motorsports took to representing Lupus awareness (purple) in their team colors. This has allowed the whole family to share the message of awareness and the struggles of Lupus with many, many others.

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“So often we overlook the loved ones of those suffering from Lupus who are living through the difficult experiences with them.”

Alexis says her husband’s efforts to raise awareness is a good example for the community, and that everyone can help.

Part of their campaign to raise awareness includes handing out Reminderband wristbands at the racing events, which have been designed with the Wicked Nasty Motorsports logo along with “Lupus Awareness”.

If you would like to learn more about Lupus, head over to lupus.org.

We wish Alexis and her family all the best and we thank them for sharing their story with us!

 

Have your own awareness cause or design idea? Check out reminderband.com to get started and see how easy it is to raise awareness or funds.

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Imprint Styles: What’s the difference?

Here, at Reminderband, one of the questions we’re often asked (besides why our headquarters is located in Northern Utah, where the air hurts your face) is “What does debossed mean?” You may be reading this and wondering the same thing because, like a man at the hardware store, you didn’t want to ask for help. Well today, you’ve got it easy, because with the myriad of customization options we have on our site, making a decision can be a little overwhelming! We understand, and we’re here to help.

Well today, you’ve got it easy, because we’ve got the answer. With the myriad of customization options we have on our site, making a decision can be a little overwhelming. We understand, and we’re here to help.

Reminderband offers three main imprint styles for our products:

  • Debossed (indented)
  • Embossed (raised)
  • Printed (flat)

That means if you select a Classic or Contour band, which has a debossed imprint style, any text or artwork you select will be indented. If you like to live on the wild side you can add a color-fill to that imprint to give your wristband a glorious contrast so breathtaking, it’ll make people weep (ok, that may have been a slight exaggeration, but you get the idea).

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Debossed bands come with the most bang for your buck, but if it’s multicolor imprints you’re after, you might consider doing a printed wristband (or “silkscreen”, as the cool kids sometimes call it) which allows us to get razor-sharp detail in your design for a crisp effect that engraving can’t achieve.

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It really depends on your design, and what you plan on doing with your wristbands. We recommend testing all the options with our state-of-the-art builder and viewing this infographic to help you decide.

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Good luck designing your wristbands!