We’re just four days into 2012 and we’re already excited for all the possible button opportunities this year. The Olympics this summer, the Presidential election this fall— there will be so many occasions for custom buttons! But before we delve further into the new year, Busy Beaver wanted to take a look back at the buttons of 2011:
Buttons Rallied Support
In what is being called the year of the protest, buttons rallied support for everything from local ice cream to local unions in 2011. They helped improve school lunches, raise money for relief near and far, and supported men’s and women’s health. And when protestors occupied wall street, buttons were there to represent both the 99% and the 1%.
Buttons Celebrated The Moments
In 2011, buttons were there to celebrate Sydney’s 1st birthday and Mrs. Dilworth’s 100th. They said hello to Baby Reagan, goodbye to LCD Soundsystem, and congratulations to Jenna and Tom. Buttons were there to celebrate Record Store Day, Obscura Day, and National Fruitcake Day. And when the pin-back button turned 115, of course the button commemorated the date.
Buttons Made Us Smile
But most of all, in 2011, buttons entertained us. In a year where Charlie Sheen and his tiger blood were king, buttons were there to help us laugh at ourselves and the world. Buttons had us smirking at cheese puns, celebrating the return of a stolen 70 lb. tortoise, and searching for a rogue cobra. They warned us that Chuck Norris kicks button-ons. And when the world suffered from wars, blizzards, and social unrest, buttons reminded us that everything was fine because when all else fails, just remember kittens are cute.
Thanks to all the Busy Beaver customers and supporters of 2011. We can’t wait to help create the buttons of 2012!