We celebrated our 15th anniversary by starting a button museum. Now we’re asking you—our button-loving fans, friends, and customer family—to help us commemorate this year’s anniversary (the 20th!) by filling a time capsule.
Our very-busy beavers have made more than 30 MILLION buttons over the last 20 years, from six different ‘dams’ across three different states. Each button design we’ve made, or collected for our museum, tells a unique story. We want the new Beaver Dam (opening spring 2016) to be able to tell one, too; that’s why we’re taking the opportunity to bury a time capsule in its walls, filled with memories and mementos collected from our community.
We kicked off the celebration with an open house last Friday where we could reminisce about all of our button memories by either making a button or writing about a button memory.
This is where you come in: Submit your button stories, sketches, or swag via email, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, snail mail, carrier pigeon, owl, Pony Express—any format, any way you can. We’ll add them to the time capsule plus share some favorites on the blog.
Tell us about your all-time favorite button; unboxing your first Busy Beaver order; which button in the museum gives you the most feels; which Busy Beaver employee gives you the most feels; what your favorite Button-O-Matic series was; what your favorite band button is—whatever you want to share with us, really.
We’re excited to see what the next 20 years brings, and for the chance this capsule will give us to look back on our first 20. Submissions will be accepted until 12/31! Stay tuned for more info on the time capsule burial and grand opening of our new space!
Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use “#bbtimecapsule” for Tweets and Instagrams. Submissions can also be mailed or delivered to the current Beaver Dam at 3279 W. Armitage Ave. Chicago, IL 60647.