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Since 2004, we’ve never stopped thinking of new ways to expand our lineup of custom silicone wristbands. Today, we are giving a shoutout to a couple specialty wristbands that have actually been around for awhile, and have been super popular in our long history of making awesome wristbands!

Which is more your style? Tire or golf?

Lots of motocross and biking groups order custom tire bands annually. On the other hand, the golf bands are a great way to memorialize someone or to do a fundraiser or charity event. One thing is for sure–no other wristbands look quite like these!

For more ideas on how to customize your next masterpiece and to share your message with the world, head over to Reminderband today and see just how creative you can get!

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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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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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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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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so you may be rushing off to buy those adorable little candy hearts right now, but don’t forget the real thing. You know, a human heart.

This month, there is a national focus and extra attention on heart health and awareness that we at Reminderband are glad to be a part of!

Among some of the big events going on this month were last night’s Red Dress Collection 2017, which is put on by the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women, as well as the multiple fundraiser events across the country, where schools and communities wear red to raise cardiovascular health awareness and fundraisers which go to organizations like the American Heart Association and others.

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Reminderband is excited to be part of the hubbub with our wristbands, keychains, dog tags, and Tyvek. Heck, we even have a heart-shaped wristband, to boot. Our awareness bracelets are a comfy, low-cost option to share a message with the community, or simply to give yourself a personal reminder to stay on top of your health game. Check out our ideas pages for awareness and medical alert products to get started right away.

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Do you have your own great ideas for staying heart-healthy? We’d love to hear about them! Hit us up on Facebook, and don’t forget to like our page while you’re there, for more juicy tips and tricks, and all the biggest events going on at Reminderband.

P.S. Did you know you can share your design on social media?

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While building any of our band types, just click the nifty “Save & Share” button to show your friends on Facebook your creative side.

 

 

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We hear a lot of stories at Reminderband of cancer survivors spreading awareness and fundraising for cancer, whether for individual treatment costs or for research. We also hear about a lot of events such as races, benefit dinners, and walkathons to raise money to fight cancer.

In terms of research grants, some cancer gets more funding than others. According to numbers from the American Cancer Society, the breakdown of cancer grants is as follows:

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According to numbers from the American Cancer Society, the breakdown of cancer deaths is as follows:

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Lung cancer is definitely underrepresented in funding when compared with percentage of cancer deaths — only a small sliver of the whole of cancer funding goes toward lung cancer specifically, while it makes up nearly a quarter of all cancer deaths in the U.S. Pancreatic, kidney, and liver cancers are underrepresented as well.

Individuals tend to fight for a cause that has affected them or loved ones personally, and any awareness or fundraising against cancer is good. Cancer research can overlap too — a development in fighting brain cancer may also help in treating breast cancer, for example. But keep the above data in mind when seeking a new cause or considering need, because some cancers are getting more funding than others.

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Did you know that we’re on Pinterest? We’re sharing and swapping ideas, quotes, artwork, and causes worth knowing about.

Pinterest FundraisingOne of the primary uses of Reminderband wristbands is for fundraising, and we’re also using Pinterest to collect ideas to help people and groups big and small to raise money. Found so far:

Got tips or ideas for us to add? Join the fundraising conversation.

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More and more people and organizations are turning to crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter, YouCaring, and GoFundMe to raise money for their cause. Many go unfunded. Other lose what was pledged when they don’t meet their goal. How do you get your cause to a) rise above the noise and b) ensure you get to keep what you fundraise?Screen Shot 2015-06-24 at 10.53.25 AM

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Kickstarter was the first, but since its inception many more followed, and now there are dozens of crowdfunding websites to choose from… But which is the best crowdfunding website to use for fundraising?

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It depends on your goals: what you’re fundraising for, how much you want to raise, and in what timeframe. Here’s a breakdown of some popular crowdfunding web sites and what to know when considering each one for your cause:

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nepal

In the wake of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that killed thousands and displaced millions in Nepal, we’ve had a few orders for wristbands and awareness bracelets being sold to help raise money. The outreach of love and support for the country has been tremendous and inspiring, but we also want to make sure that donations are used in a way to benefit the ones who need it most. Here are some tips to keep in mind while donating:

  • The Better Business Bureau has a list of tips for making donations, as well as accredited organizations that meet the BBB Charity standards.
  • You can check any charity you’re thinking of giving to on Give.org to make sure the charity you’re thinking of donating to is accredited. You can also look at their report to see how they use their money.
  • NPR has some tips on making sure your aid is most effective as well: they recommend sending money–not used goods–and making sure the organization already has a presence in Nepal.
  • The Huffington Post has a list of charities on the ground providing critical support here.
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