With over 4 million of your custom buttons pressed this year, it’s been our biggest production calendar cycle yet! We’re thrilled at all the creativity, designs, thoughtfulness, and the strong messages that went behind all the button pins that came through the Busy Beaver Dam.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane at some of this year’s button highlights!
So Many Political Buttons
With the elections in full swing this year, there was no shortage of people ordering political buttons to stand by their candidate. Over 850,000 campaign buttons were pressed in our facility to help express the ideals of the voting American people. The most popular button size and shape was the classic campaign size, the 2.25 inch round button. However especially this year, we saw every size from 1 inch round to 6 inches round to be used for rallies, campaigns, and voters.
The friends behind the official Undertale merchandise have moved! (Oh hey so did we!) This past summer the Fangamer crew packed up their shirts, posters, button packs, and toys and brought them to a new and bigger warehouse in preparation to release a boat-load of new products and lines!
Planned Parenthood Celebrated 100 Years
That’s right, the health service advocating woman’s well-being has hit its 100th birthday and celebrated it all across the country. With the anniversary falling just weeks before the election, we were reminded why Planned Parenthood is so essential. This year also stood as an important one for Planned Parenthood Wisconsin, of which celebrated their 80th anniversary with custom made button packs designed by Black Paint Studios. The psychedelic pack featured some powerful pin backs such as the Roe v. Wade pin, Notorious RGB, and a lurking eye asking us to “Be Visible.”
Cubs Win, Finally!
After 108 years of anguish and almost a loss of hope, the Chicago Cubs finally took home that World Series winning title. The entire city celebrated, baseball fan or not. We saw a surge of creative and clever Cubs buttons come through before and after the games. We even remade the 1945 World Series Cubs button for 2016!
We’ve got a Secret New Item!
This year we were approached by Left Hand Brewery to make several designs for a custom 7/8th inch round button size. With a little elbow grease, research, and a couple new parts we were able to make this request a reality!
If you’re interested in the smaller size, feel free to give our Customer Service a ring or message to ask about prices, turnaround times, and to make your own buttons.
Celebrating its 18th year, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) encourages hundreds of thousands of writers, students, educators from any discipline, to write for every day in November. By the end of the month, participants are rewarded with their compilation of a 50,000 word piece. The buttons are sold in the gift shop or given away at events so you can showcase your solidarity with fellow writers. Plus, this year was the debut of the brand new Young Writers Program logo button!
Add to your Pin Game with Enamel Pins!
We’ve heard your requests over the last couple years and we hunted down a trusted enamel pin partner to satisfy your pin-game needs! Now creating a pin pack with buttons and enamel pins is easier than ever. You can get your custom quote on our landing page, or feel free to always call, email, or stop by with an idea.