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Today we have just a quick little FYI for those who are thinking of adding that extra special something to their wristband design. As you may already know, we offer a massive assortment of free clipart right on our website. Did you know that we also have the option of imprinting your own artwork or logo right on your wristbands, keychains, or Tyvek? Now you know! Let’s talk a bit about that.

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One of the most common uses for a Reminderband is to memorialize someone who has passed. There are quite a few design options from which to choose. Some folks find that it adds just the right amount of class to upload a signature of their loved one for the band to be a more personal memento to family and friends. Here’s how to make it happen:

Take a clear picture of the signature you’d like to use. It works best on white paper, with a head-on angle that’s well-lit. You may want to make it bolder and more visible by tracing over it. Once you get to the second design step, just click to add artwork. You’ll notice there’s an option to upload your own image.

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Simply attach the picture of that signature and proceed to finish placing your order–we’ll take care of the rest!

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As always, if you have questions about any aspect of the design process, our band specialists are available to help!

Until next time…

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In case you missed it, there have been some neat stories in the news lately about community, connection, and support.

After Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan was diagnosed with cancer, athletes and politicians alike are showing support for him with lime-green #HoganStrong cancer bracelets. Hogan was diagnosed last month with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and is currently pursuing treatment. If you want to join the likes of Adam Jones, Chris Christie, and others, you can buy one at hoganstrong.com — proceeds go towards cancer research. The rest of the story is in the Baltimore Sun.

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Robert Suhay just broke the world distance sailing record in his 14-foot sailboat — carrying with him all the while a memorial bracelet for teen Tyler Patnaude, who died in a car crash last year. Suhay says he felt Patnaude’s presence with him on the journey. His wife blogs about the experience here.

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Popularly used at community vigils, family memorial services, or even just as personal reminders or tributes, memorial bracelets are a way to honor loved and lost ones for years to come. Inexpensive, durable, and customizable, silicone wristbands are often a popular token, especially when they can be ordered in bulk or in orders as small as one band.

This begs the question: what to put on the memorial band? There are a couple of factors to consider when designing or customizing a memorial bracelet. One is its intended use: is it a gift for those attending a funeral, or intended to rally a community around a cause, or serve as an individual, personal reminder? Another is visibility. People often ask questions about silicone awareness bracelets — how much are you willing to or wanting to share? If you don’t want to talk about it, a less vibrant color and design might be better suited to your purpose. Finally, the bracelet should serve as a reminder of the cause and/or person and honor them. Use words, phrases, colors, or artwork that represent them.

Examples of things people have put on Reminderband memorial bracelets in the past include:

  • A memorial or religious phrase
  • Names
  • A hashtag or URL for more information
  • Dates
  • Symbols or artwork to represent a cause or a person who passed away

Here are some design examples as well:

Some utilize the front, back, or inside of the bracelet for privacy, emphasis, or to include more information.

Is there anything we missed or you would like more information on? Leave us a comment or tweet us at @reminderband to let us know.

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