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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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“Our daughter, Patty, in the center of the picture, was nine when she was bullied nearly to death, leaving us a suicide note. Thankfully, we found it, pulled her from the school, got her into counseling, and started our #PattyStrong campaign.”

Teresa, Patty’s mom, has since used the anti-bullying wristbands to get the message out about bullying in our schools and the damage it can cause. Some 13 million kids are bullied in US schools each year. This is one mother’s efforts to shed light on an ongoing threat to kids and how it affects them and their families. Using various hashtags, Teresa has been able to make quite a push in spreading the word to stop bullying. Through supportive messages of solidarity and positive reminders, her campaign has made a difference.

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“We probably ordered from you eight times,” said Teresa, who also says she has been able to distribute bracelets to hundreds of kids in her area’s schools.

To learn more about Patty’s story and others, head over to thebullyproject.com to see how you can help the cause. If you’d like to use awareness wristbands for your own campaign against bullying, check out our options for custom bracelets and ideas to get started.

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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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We love hearing about how your causes and how you use Reminderband wristbands. In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of the featured causes of the last month:

For Halloween, Reminderband featured a ghostly cause! Doylestown Cemetery in Doylestown, PA had a special Halloween night graveyard ghost tour! Proceeds from the Historic Doylestown Cemetery Walking Tours are used to clean and repair tombstones and memorial art in this 160+ years old Victorian cemetery that have been neglected, weather-worn, or damaged. Reminderband wristbands were given out at the Halloween ‘Ghostly Nights’ Tour as a spooky souvenir.

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Reminderband was excited to contribute to care packages for women in the Cache Valley, UT community diagnosed with breast cancer through the Logan Regional Hospital mammography department. Malouf organized the project and we were honored to be a part of this great project and wonderful cause. Included as part of the care packages were cancer bracelets.
Photo: Wow! Our mammography department received a donation of 100 comfort packages today that will go toward women in our community who are diagnosed with breast cancer! These packages include all sorts of soft, cozy items. A big thank you goes out to Malouf for their organization and donations along with other community organizations that donated to the packages including Aggie Ice Cream, Temptation Cupcake, The Spirit Sleeve, All About Socks Utah, Origami Owl Living Lockets, and Reminderband.
We also love Team Riley. 11-year-old Riley was diagnosed with stage 4 clinical group 4 alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma this summer. Friends, family, and strangers around the world are using his Facebook page to send messages of support. Many are also sporting #teamriley cancer bracelets. Drop a photo or encouraging message by his page for him and his family.

Remarkably Rare Designs was also featured this month on our Facebook page. After Emmery was diagnosed with Alagille Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects her liver, heart, kindeys and more, her parents began a line of apparel to help encourage those affected by rare disorders called Remarkably Rare. Instead of a traditional walk or rally, they had a virtual walk for the Alagille Alliance by selling Reminderband wristbands across the globe here and encouraging supporters to post photos on social media using the hashtags #algs #alagilleawareness #teamemmery #forabetterlife 

 

If you’d like to share how you use Reminderband for your cause, share your story with us here.

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The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments estimates the number of homeless adults in D.C. at more than 12,000, half of which are part of families. Every weekend, volunteers gather in Allan Millington’s apartment and take to the streets to make a difference.

“Wealth disparity is spreading in the nation,” says Allan. “It’s especially [visible] in the nation’s capital.”

Allan, an army veteran himself, says many of the homeless and hungry are veterans. He and his friends began Universal Kitchen to provide dinner to veterans, the homeless, and low-income people in the Washington, D.C. area. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening, volunteers assemble sack dinners at Allan’s apartment and then go out into the community to hand out food and hygiene items.

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(Photos from Universal Kitchen’s Instagram.) 

Volunteers and supporters of Universal Kitchen sport army-green #ProjectHunger #UniversalKitchen wristbands to increase awareness and support in the fight against homelessness and hunger.

For more info visit @universalkitchen on Instagram or see their WalMart wishlist. If you’d like to share how you use Reminderbands, let us know about your cause here.

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What are cancer bracelets?

You have probably heard of awareness ribbons: symbols in different colors to raise awareness for the battle against certain diseases. For example, the pink ribbon represents the fight against breast cancer. Ribbons were tied on trees or pinned to lapels to bring attention to certain causes.

Nowadays, ribbons aren’t as common. Instead, wristbands, or cancer bracelets, can raise awareness and funds in the same way ribbons do, or just serve as a personal reminder — except they can be worn all the time, and by anyone, no pin necessary.

How are they used?

While all cancer bracelets spread awareness, they have a variety of uses and spread awareness in different ways. Cancer bracelets are worn by both women and men in the battle against cancer to show support for loved ones or as a personal reminder. Cancer bracelets are handed out at awareness events and hospitals and worn by families and survivors. Cancer awareness bracelets are also sold to raise funds for cancer research, pay for medical bills, or fundraise for a related cause.

For example, breast cancer bracelets are handed out at races, sold during October as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, or worn by friends and family of a survivor to promote breast cancer awareness.

How can they be made?

With a wide variety of uses, cancer bracelets need to be customizable. Reminderband cancer wristband bracelets can be made with any color, name, message, logo, symbol or art to fit any wrist. There’s no minimum order on Reminderband cancer bracelets, so you can order as few as one or as many as one million bulk custom bracelets.

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Whether you’re looking to support a non-profit organization, school, church, sports team, club, charity, or cause, a wristband is a great way to support, advocate, and remember. High-quality, long-lasting silicone wristbands can be sold to raise money, but also continue to promote the cause long after the initial sale as they are worn by members of the community. Wristbands can be customized with any logo, art, or message and ordered in large or small batches. They can be chic, wearable almost constantly for men, women, and children.

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Here are some people who used Reminderband wristbands to support a charity or cause:

“This past year, I bought some bracelets that said ‘CECILIA’ to help raise money for a college friend of mine who realized she had a brain tumor on Christmas day and is now suffering from Stage 4 brain cancer. We hope to raise enough money for her to visit her relatives in Sweden. Later on in the year, a fellow 16-year-old coworker of mine was diagnosed with leukemia and died the next day after his first chemotherapy treatment. We ordered some ‘JOEY’ bracelets for him as well, and the money we raised has been donated to Children’s Hospital. It’s been so great to use these bracelets as an opportunity to impact the lives of those who get sick and those affected by them.”

Heather from Burlington, WI

“Many people on our committee were against a ‘silly little piece of plastic’… but now we’re three months out and most people are still wearing their ‘Recovery Unity Service’ and loving it. You were great to work with and very fast.”

Drew from Saint Louis, MO
“I ordered a bunch of wristbands to sell for a charity and they came out great. The quality of the wristbands is excellent, they are well priced, and they were shipped in a timely manner. I would definitely purchase more wristbands from reminderband.com if I needed more!”

Stephanie from Albany, NY

“I have used Reminderband a few times now over the past year, and I have been very happy with the quality of the bands and the people working for Reminderband. I had a large order and re-order last year when my school system sold bands for the Tsunami Relief efforts, and have also used them for my Girl Scout Troop. I would highly recommend Reminderband. You definitely get ‘more bang for your buck’ with this company.”

Kate from Norfolk, MA

“We were arranging a charity function and wanted to sell wristbands. We found Reminderband on the Internet and we were thrilled with the service and the product. The order arrived early and the bands were perfect. We’ve heard many horror stories about other companies where the bands look cheap and shoddy and/or arrive weeks late. Reminderband was terrific, professional and a pleasure to work with.”

Lizzie from Outside New York City, NY

“I ordered Reminderband’s awareness wristbands to support a message being delivered at a conference for 300 people. Other vendors had eight-week lead times which was impossible. You provided our bands in less than a week and at a lower cost. WOW!”

“I am a student in middle school and me and a few friends came up with the idea because we needed to raise money for our school to send a kid are are age who has Down Syndrome to Disney World. I wouldn’t even think of using anyone else!”

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Do you have a cause? A foundation? A personal message? Do you want an access point for conversation about something that is important to you?

When you are trying to establish awareness for a cause, it is crucial to provide a way for people to know and remember what you are fighting for. Awareness wristbands are an instant conversation starter and constant reminder of your cause or message.

Awareness wristbands are washable, inexpensive, long-lasting and fit almost everyone. They’re also customizable, meaning you can share your own message, artwork or image with the world and order in quantities great or small.

In times of tragedy, fundraising, gratitude or learning and sharing, awareness wristbands can bring communities and people together.

Here are some examples of people who used awareness wristbands to share their cause with the world:

“We live in the very tight community of Glide, Oregon. It is a wonderful place to raise a family with the majestic North Umpqua River meandering/gliding through it. A local teen was diagnosed with Osteogenic Sarcoma last Spring, as a community we immediately responded with ‘What can WE do to help?’ The ‘Livestrong’ bracelets were so popular, we thought that seemed like an obvious route to take, we would distribute bracelets within the community in support of our friend, Daniel. Daniel is an avid soccer player so we wanted to think of something catchy…….my daughter Amanda came up with ‘Kick It Daniel.’ Our first order of 600 bracelets sold out within the first week. We ended up distributing/selling well over 3000 bands. It is very heartwarming to be out and about within the community and seeing these bands donned on small children to the elderly. Our focus was not just to distribute them as a fundraiser, but more of a display of support for Daniel … we DID end up making some funds for to help with the families traveling expenses they incurred in their travels to Portland. Daniel has had the tumor removed, a knee-replacement surgery and is almost done with his chemo. Thank you Reminderband for helping to show unity within our community.”

Sandy from Glide, OR
 

“The Reminderband folks were great to deal with, responsive and professional and didn’t mind questions via emails and phone calls. Once the order was placed, it was easy to pay for online and arrived in a timely manner. Our private non profit organization, OFFER, now has a unifying symbol for all sufferers of chronic fatique syndrome and fibromyalgia. The Green ‘OFFER HOPE’ wristbands are a symbol of hope for us, because all proceeds from them go to our research fund, dedicated to bringing about the eradication of these silent but devastating illnesses. The green is a symbol of spring, rebirth, new growth and hope that the future will bring us a better tomorrow. Oddly enough, wearing one of these is also a personal reminder to ‘OFFER HOPE’ to others we come in contact with. Thanks Reminderband!”

Terry from Sandy, UT
 

“My husband has a very rare disease that effect only 8 out of 1 million. We felt the need to get the awareness out on this disease. We are selling the bracelets and the profits will go to research. You company is helping us with our hope for the future for those who have this ugly disease.”

Pam from Indianapolis, IN

“I ordered wristbands through Reminderband for our non-profit group. I chose them because they did not have an outragous minimum, had good prices,a fast turnaround, and a secure web-site. I was very pleased with the wristbands and would suggest that everyone should order from them. ”

Anne from Montrose, PA
 

“I wanted a way to show the world that I was not embarrassed of my son who suffers from Schizophrenia and as a bonus, earn some money for my walk team to celebrate our second time attending the NAMI Mass walk. The money let us purchase team T’s as well as goodie bags for whoever walked with us. Me and my family wear our bracelets everyday and now sell them to pay for ink to print out our newsletter. The bands were so much better than the printed ones. The wording lasts forever! Their low minimum enabled us to purchase only what we needed.”

Karen from Methuen, MA
 

“Thanks so much for your service. My wife and I are working towards adopting a little girl from China and the process is SO expensive. This has provided a nice way for us to try and raise a little money for the adoption without breaking our bank with a huge upfront investment.”

Stephen Johnson from Artesia, CA

“Our bands were PERFECT! Everybody loves them thanks so much! My friend was killed in a shooting and her mom was shot also, we are reselling bands that say in memory of Kirsten and all of the money is going to her mom since she didn’t have health insurance. They were exactly how I wanted! Thanks so much. They are a big success!”

“I ordered wristbands from another company to raise awareness for my son’s genetic syndrome. I planned to hand them out at a local 5K race for this cause but almost cried when they arrived and I saw what they looked like. The quality was horrible. I should have come to you first. There is NO COMPARISON. We have been wearing ours for weeks now, and they look brand new. I love way they are individually wrapped, and they are LEGIBLE. It is obvious you care about what you do. I will be ordering more soon. Thanks a billion.”

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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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In the U.S. alone, someone is diagnosed with melanoma once every eight minutes. Someone dies from the fast-growing cancer every hour.

Mark Encin was one of them. After fighting cancer for two years, he lost his life to the disease. But his legacy lives on as his family, friends and supporters raise money for his cancer treatment center and a scholarship in honor of Mark.

In 2008, the Mark Encin Foundation promised to raise $50,000 for the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute in the next five years. Through hosting events such as Casino Night and an annual Golf Outing, along with using Reminderband wristbands, the foundation is on its way to achieving its goal.

The PSHCI offers a better option for those seeking cancer treatment in central Pennsylvania, and the Mark Encin Foundation scholarship will assist a graduating senior from Mark’s alma mater in their efforts to seek an undergraduate degree.

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Although Mark was diagnosed with melanoma in 1996, the physician did not advise followup and Mark did not pursue treatment until eight years later, when he discovered a lump in one of his lymph nodes. Most Americans do not realize the danger of melanoma — something the Mark Encin Foundation seeks to remedy. The Mark Encin wristbands or cancer bracelets both benefit the foundation and promote awareness of this fast-growing disease.

Here are some facts and warnings about melanoma, courtesy of the Mark Encin Foundation:

  • “Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that begins in melanocytes, the cells that make up the pigment melanin. The cancer usually starts as a mole (skin melanoma), but can also begin in other pigmented tissues, such as the eye or in the intestines.
  • Most Americans do not realize the severity and seriousness of melanoma.
  • One in 50 Americans has a lifetime risk of developing melanoma, and nearly 69,000 are expected to be diagnosed in the United States with the disease in 2009, resulting in an estimated 8,650 deaths.
  • Melanoma is the fastest growing type of cancer in the United States.
  • The American Cancer Society estimates that the risk of developing invasive melanoma in the United States is 1 in 41 men and 1 in 61 women.
  • The incidence of people under 30 developing melanoma is increasing faster than any other demographic group, soaring by 50 percent in young women since 1980.
  • Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25- to 29-years-old and the second most common cancer in adolescents and young adults 15- to 29-years-old.
  • Although melanoma is most common in Caucasians, melanoma can strike men and women of all ages, all races and all skin types.”
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