In the past the more popular souvenirs were personalized t-shirts with a picture of the occasion or cause printed on it. After that were the coffee mugs with the same adornment. But today, the popular novelty item is the personalized wristband.
It all started by the multi-title cyclist Lance Armstrong who battled, and survived with cancer. He started to get his cancer message across to people by having his message printed on a silicone wristband. This particular personalized wristband was yellow and supported the Livestrong cause for cancer victims. People would buy these yellow wristbands to show support for this cause and the proceedings of the wristband went into research for a cancer cure.
People took notice of this little yellow wristband which made a huge impact and many organizations started to promote their cause with personalizing their own colored wristbands. Each charity or organization chooses a color to single out their cause and then put their logo or message onto the wristband. Each color represents a different cause.
Therefore when you buy a wristband from a certain awareness program or fundraising event, you not only get to have a trendy colourfulwristband to wear but you help the cause with your donation. It’s a great win-win situation.
The majority of these personalized wristbands are made from either silicone or rubber. These materials are the most durable which stretch and are comfortable to wear. There are wristbands made of leather or plastic too but these are not as popular.
You can easily purchase custom wristband by going online and finding a wristband manufacturer, there are many good ones on the Internet. You then simply follow the instructions on their website by choosing your color, your message and if you want it printed or embossed onto the wristband. You then choose how many you wish to purchase and the more you buy in bulk the cheaper each unit becomes.
If you have a cause which you would like to get support for then it’s definitely worth thinking about getting attention to it through a customized wristband. They are an ideal prop to get fundraising for small groups and charities. All it takes is a bit of seed money to get the wristbands in the first place then you’ll have to start promoting and selling them to get donations in and continue this until you reach your goal.
Besides giving away personalized wristbands to help a cause, you can use them as identification bands where you have a name and maybe telephone number printed on them. These are good for a sports team or putting on your children in case they get lost while at an event.
The young and trendy like to wear colorful personalized wristbands purely as a fashion accessory. It’s easy to accessorize any outfit with a cheap wristband which comes in a multitude of colors.