Posted Feb 15, 2023

7 Ways Schools Can Graduate to Lapel Pins

Although it’s February, graduations will be here before you know it. A time when teachers, coaches and administrators look for unique, economical and fun ways to show gratitude and support for everyone involved in making the Class of 2023 the best it could be. Whether in elementary, middle, high school or at the university or technical school level, one of the classiest, most creative and long lasting ways of showing recognition are lapel pins.

There are many choices when it comes to a keepsake or memento to commemorate the end of a school year. But there are few that rise up to the level of a lapel pin. Like the uniqueness of a school ring, the quality material of a lapel pin makes it special. It will last, as a reminder of wonderful memories, long into the future. Certainly the end of the school year is a perfect time to recognize the efforts of students and faculty alike, but keeping these tips in mind will spark ideas throughout the year!

Commemorating a Special Event

Creating a custom pin is easy and fun, so having a special design or logo made for a special event is a breeze. Whether it’s graduation, homecoming or anniversaries, a lapel pin will make a special event even more special.

Fundraising for a Cause

Lapel pins are an excellent way to fundraise for various causes, scholarships, new athletic gear, and classroom improvement projects.

Amplifying School Spirit

Lapel pins with the school’s logo, mascot or special message can be sold or given to faculty, staff, students and Alumni.

Recognizing Achievements

Lapel pins can be given as a reward for academic excellence, leadership, community service etc…

Fostering Unity

Teachers, staff and students can wear lapel pins to promote a social or school initiative, program, or to display their affiliation with a professional organization. Whatever the cause or initiative, from Awareness Ribbons to Years of Service pins, PinMaxx has the solution.

Greek Life

Fraternities and sororities often wear lapel pins for events like pledging, initiation, homecoming, formals and other chapter events. A lapel pin gives students a sense of unity especially in a larger campus environment.

Engaging Students

Teachers can use lapel pins to initiate conversation with students and help build relationships. The teacher and student can wear pins that reflect their personal interests, such as favorite sports teams or hobbies, and encourage students to share their own interests.

Lapel Pins are a versatile and cost-effective way for schools on any level to promote school pride, recognize achievements and support their community.

Remember, you don’t have to be in school to get a lapel pin! PinMaxx has produced tens of thousands of lapel pins for countless numbers of businesses, organizations, non-profits and others. Not only are the designs unlimited, but we custom design each pin AND you can also choose the type of lapel pin, that would best suit your needs. PinMaxx can provide whatever you dream. All it takes is a conversation with one of PinMaxx’s customer service folks and you’ll be amazed at how effortless the process is.

Whether it’s Soft Enamel, Die Struck, Cloisonne, or Offset Printed, you can be assured of a quality product, delivered fast, typically within 10 days. Contact us.

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