Creative Valentine’s Day Ribbons for Your Business

Whether it’s a sale or another event, holidays are the perfect time to make your business stand out. Add some flair this holiday with Valentine’s Day ribbons. From ribbon rolls to custom badge ribbons, we have the perfect solution for your business to be the best it can be. Try out these ribbon suggestions today!

Promoting Product and Sales

Using badge ribbons for the holidays and for Valentine's Day ribbons for sales and special messages.

Don’t forget about adding a little bit of color, and you can do this with badge ribbons! Add them as price tags around your store. Or have employees wear them to announce upcoming sales or giveaways. Badge ribbons are prize real estate when promoting sales, so make sure you have plenty available to use.

Are you having only certain products on sale or need to draw attention to one particular thing? Buy some balloons and attach them to nearly anything with custom ribbon rolls. Add your logo and company name or a Valentine’s Day sale message, and start advertising your sale now!

Start encouraging early holiday shopping with reminder “cards” in the form of custom top ribbons. These full color ribbons are the perfect way to get your message out. Add nearly any graphic, logo, image and text you want to these unique ribbons. Then, share them with customers as handouts instead of paper fliers. Give them out in shopping bags or attach them to shopping baskets so that your clientele sees them everywhere.

Sharing a Special Holiday Message

Add icons and graphics to ribbon rolls for Valentine's Day ribbons for any business.

Adding icons, small graphics or a simple text message to ribbon rolls is the perfect way of sharing a holiday message. Whether it’s for client gifts or something to give customers as they make a purchase, ribbon rolls are a great way to celebrate. PRO TIP: When using organza ribbons, add a complementary color of another ribbon type for some extra depth.

Let your employees share some of your holiday spirit by having them wear badge ribbons on their name tags. Choose from several fun and festive colors and add graphics and text to wish your customers a happy Valentine’s Day. Or, give badge ribbons to customers in their bags or take out orders to spread your cheer.

Another great idea is to attach custom top ribbons to take out orders with a discount code printed on them for their next order. These full color ribbons can also include heating instructions or a simple, thoughtful holiday message.

Announcing Parties and Other Events with Valentine’s Day Ribbons

Ribbons and events are practically synonymous, so don’t forget to order ribbons to go with your Valentine’s parties and events. And, don’t be too picky about the ribbon type either. You can use every ribbon available in different ways!

Custom top ribbons are perfect for any business to use for Valentine's Day ribbons.

Custom top ribbons are perfect for inviting guests to attend your event. Add details such as time and date, or get really creative because they are a full color option and add graphics and images. But no matter what you do with these ribbons, make sure they have your logo somewhere on them. This way, your attendees will be sure to remember where they got those fantastic ribbons.

Event decorating typically starts with custom ribbon rolls, so add those to your repertoire as well. They can literally go everywhere. From wall decorations to the front reception desk, ribbon rolls are the perfect answer to any decoration need. Cut strips as table scatter, drape them on a chair, tie bows around everything, and the list keeps going!

Other ribbons might be a bit more complicated to use but are still worth looking into. Try badge ribbons for marking seating arrangements. Or use these flat ribbons for vouchers for prizes or a way to enter a drawing. Make sure you have your thinking cap on when experimenting with badge ribbons and don’t forget to tell us (or better show us) what you did with badge ribbons for your event.

Ribbon Stockings DIY for the Holidays

Let’s get into some holiday spirit, and at the same time, have some fun with ribbons! Here’s a fun, crafty project to make your season bright this year. All you need is some imagination and, of course, some ribbons. So, let’s get started on these fun ribbon stockings!

Step One: Ribbons for the stockings.

Yes, the first step is to make sure that you have enough ribbons. So first, determine how many stockings you are going to make. This number will help you figure out how much ribbon you need. For each stocking, we used about three feet of four different colors (12 feet total). You also need to determine which ribbon you will be using. We used leftover strips of our two-inch badge ribbon material. The colors we chose are Deep Gold, Arctic White, Navy and Orange.

Step Two: Gather all of your supplies.

Materials needed to make holiday ribbon stockings include badge ribbons, scissors and a sewing machine.

While ribbons are the base supply for this project, you will need several other things as well. A sewing machine is a must for this project. While you can use a needle and thread and sew these by hand, a machine will significantly speed up the process. You will also need a ruler, fabric scissors and some backing for your stockings. You can use a stocking pattern or grab some cheap felt and draw your own. We used a pre-made felt stocking that we picked up at a dollar store.

Step Three: Start measuring.

Badge ribbons cut into three inch strips to make ribbon stockings.

This step comes in parts. First, we measured our ribbons into six-inch pieces. Then we folded these pieces in half and cut them into three-inch pieces. You can combine this into one step and cut them immediately into three-inch pieces. But we found that wrapping the ribbon roll around a six-inch ruler, it saved some time.

The next part of this step is to make sure that your three-inch strips have straight edges. We tried to work with the original edge but found that straight edges worked better. Yes, this process is tedious but well worth it. You can use the ribbon for accuracy, but that is not completely necessary. We mostly just eye-balled it. However, the edges must be as straight as possible so that all ribbons will line up as you are sewing them together. Without being straight, the ribbons can end up either not being sewn properly or being crooked.

Step Four: Figure out your layout.

The mock up for the holiday ribbon stockings before sewing pieces together.

Once you cut your ribbons into approximately three-inch pieces with straight edges, define your layout and mock it up on a flat surface. Now is the time to be creative! And, laying out the ribbons before you start sewing will allow you to see which colors will be touching. Doing this will help you see and maintain your pattern.

We wanted to make sure there was a pattern for our stockings. So, we chose an alternating look so that gold would not touch gold, orange would not touch orange, etc. (Some of the finished stockings could have used a little more time during this step to make sure this happened.) Your layout will be dependent on the size of your stockings. The size we have fit 11 rows with four pieces each. Now that you have a mock-up of what the finished product will look like, you can start sewing. Make sure you line up the three edges flush before starting your stitching.

Step Five: Start sewing your stockings.

While sewing, it is crucial to watch which colors you are working with and go slowly. Make sure you remember which colors attach together. We used a simple, straight stitch to connect all of the pieces. You also want to make sure that the stitch is as close to the edge as possible, but keep it uniform so that your ribbons will lay flat. Then, start piecing your stocking together. Don’t worry about dangling threads as you can trim them later.

Sew together the first four ribbons and double-check your pattern to make sure you didn’t switch anything around. Then work on your second chain checking to make sure the colors are in order. Now that you have two chains, you need to attach them. Again, make sure that your color scheme is not changing. It is important to continually watch your colors to make sure that you are not switching things around. Repeat this process until you have all of your ribbons stitched together.

Badge ribbons sewn together to make holiday ribbon stockings.

Between each finished row, lay your ribbons down as flat as possible, and double-check that your pattern is correct. Keep repeating these steps until all of your ribbons are sewn together into a “quilted” look. Double-check your pattern that it stayed the same as your layout. If something looks wrong, take a moment to fix it.

Step Six: The finishing touches.

A felt Christmas stocking used to make ribbon stockings.

Now that you have that done, it is time to add in the rest of your stocking. You can use a pattern to form your stocking shape or use a pre-made piece. Again, we got our felt stocking from a dollar store. We disassembled the stocking and laid out the pieces to go with the finished ribbon pattern. Make sure to match front with front so that the right sides will show when you sew it together. You will need to make sure that all of the stocking’s edges are covered with the ribbon.

We then pinned all of the pieces together (wrong side out) before sewing to make sure that they didn’t slip away from the placement. Again, we used a simple, straight stitch and followed the pre-made stocking’s edge to get the correct shape. Once you have sewn the felt pieces to the ribbon, turn everything right-side-out. Double-check that your shape is correct as now is the time to make any necessary adjustments.

Now that you have sewn these pieces together, you can attach the top and decide if you are including a hanger. Then we pinned the top (right-sides-out) of the stocking onto the ribbon portion and ran a simple, straight stitch to connect the pieces. Once this is done, double-check that everything looks good, and you’re done!

Congratulations, you have just completed a Christmas stocking made from ribbons.

PRO TIP: Add a custom shaped name tag to each stocking for additional personalization!

Pageant Ribbons for Your Event Preparation

Even though many pageants won’t start for a month or two, now is the time to get all of your pageant ribbons! Getting your orders in now will ensure that you have all of your ribbon needs before your pageant even starts.

Now, maybe your future event isn’t a traditional beauty pageant featuring all women. Perhaps it is even more of a fair or festival. It doesn’t matter which type of pageant you are hosting, it still needs ribbons. But, what you do need to remember is that some of these custom ribbons take a while to make and ship.

badge ribbons with text to use for pageant ribbons

Award ribbons can be a flat piece of ribbon, such as our prize ribbons, or a fancier use of a ribbon material, such as a rosette. Every award ribbon can be presented as a mark of recognition to honor recipients for their accomplishments. Award ribbons also come in all shapes and sizes. So, let’s go over all of our award ribbons and get you started down the right path toward your pageant ribbons needs.

Making Rosettes Work for Your Pageant Ribbons

From adorning pageant sashes to giving them as awards, rosettes have a definite place at your event. Whether they are large or small, each rosette should be chosen specifically for how they will be used and who will receive them. If you need an award ribbon, make sure your prize suits your champion.

For a beauty pageant, you may want one of our larger ribbons like an Amesbury Rosette. With its multiple colors and beautiful pleats and tucks, this ribbon will suit your prize winning beauty. And, if your pageant has a theme, you can customize the center button to match. Add personalized text to the front streamer, and your winner is sure to know how much you admire them.

Pro Tip: Use rosettes to number all of your contestants with pretty pageant ribbons!

But, don’t underestimate our stock rosettes. Some events need pageant ribbons for everyone in attendance, especially when it’s an event for teens or children. We have colors and award names for everyone involved in your pageant (even a participation award).

rosette used for a contestant number for pageant ribbons

Check Out These Prize Ribbons

Even our stock options for flat prize ribbons will make your pageant entries swoon! From our brightly full-colored place ribbons to the pretty imprinted victory torch, each ribbon will be happily received. Use these simple ribbons to include everyone and make sure they know you appreciate their hard work.

And, these ribbons are a blast to collect. Each pageant participant will be excited to return every year for a new award to add to their hoard. Even give these ribbons to parents and anyone else who supports the pageant and the participants. Make sure everyone is recognized and thanked for their help in making your pageant the best.

Looking for something more custom but still just as simple? Check out our custom top ribbon selection. All of these ribbons are available with full-color printing so you can add anything you need. From text to graphics, these are the perfect answer to quick and great looking pageant ribbons. And, most of these ribbons come with record cards to personalize for the winner.

And, don’t forget the ribbon rolls!

Full-color ribbons come in your choice of size (up to three, four or six inches), so they make the perfect sash for your next winner and attendees. Simply provide the design you want to see for all of your sashes, and we’ll give you the highest quality ribbons that will make your contestants shine.

Once you have your pageant sashes, add some flair with a rosette for the winners. Choose from many styles to fit the many different participants. Customize each rosette and attach them to sashes at the bottom, or pin them onto the contestant for added flair.

Other ribbon roll tips for pageant ribbons:

ribbon rolls with text that can be used for any pageant ribbons
  • These sashes can also come in handy for identifying parents and other VIPs during your event.
  • Use the ribbon rolls for decorations during your event as well. All pageant goers will be excited to see your creativity and the glamour that only ribbons can provide.

No matter what your custom or stock ribbon needs are, we are your go-to pageant ribbons headquarters. So, get your ribbons today and make your future event stand out. And, your winners and participants will keep coming back for more.

Retirement & Planning the Perfect Party

Getting from a job to having a career is a goal for which most people strive. And once you have this career, sticking to it can be difficult. When someone reaches certain milestones on this career path, it is always worth celebrating. And the best milestone anyone can reach is retirement.

Once someone has retired (whether for age or tenure), they deserve recognition for their hard work. Celebrating this incredible feat with a party is the perfect way to honor the retiree. And this party will take planning! Here are some easy party suggestions to use to ensure that any retirement party goes off without a hitch.

So, let’s get that retirement party planned!

The first thing to remember is that this party is for one person: the retiree. So make sure it is planned according to their tastes. From the party’s theme (which every event planner you ask will say is a must) to serving drinks and refreshments, everything must be something the retiree will enjoy.

And the best way to accomplish this is to ask the retiree what they want. Don’t guess at what they would find enjoyable, even if you have known them for a while. Make sure they want a party, and that they want to be there. Ask them who they want to attend and where they want to have the party hosted. After all, it is their retirement.

This party is a great way to express your gratitude toward the retiree. It will help those in attendance reflect on all of the things this person accomplished during their chosen career. So, the next thing to remember is to make sure everyone in attendance understands what part they need to play in showing this gratitude. The more memorable you can make the party, the more the retiree will feel how much they impacted your life during their career.

Pieces of the Party (Don’t forget the ribbons!)

Guernsey Rosettes are the perfect gift for a retirement party.

You already have the theme and the guest list, now what does your party look like?

  • Speeches: Whether it is a toast given by the boss or short remembrances shared by everyone in attendance, the retiree is sure to feel the love with speeches prepared about them. Once the speech has been presented to the retiree, give them a printed copy of it tied up with a ribbon.
  • Music: Use comical songs like “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen for sending off your cherished co-worker. A timeless tune to have playing in the background at your party is “Happy Trails” by Roy Rogers. And spice up your decorations around the DJ’s table with ribbon rolls with some song lyrics imprinted in a bright color.
  • Refreshments: Cake, drinks and finger sandwiches are only a start to the list of yummy foods you can have at your retirement party. From sweet to salty, pick your retiree’s favorite foods and make sure they are on the menu. Don’t forget that ribbons are now your best friend especially for decorations for the snack tables and room centerpieces. You can put them everywhere!
  • Games: Does your retiree love Scrabble? Or is there another game that fits their personality to a t? No matter which games are chosen, get everyone involved in making new memories with their old friend. Use badge ribbons or rosettes and create a game specifically for the party.
Rosewood and Floating Acrylic Plaques are perfect for any retirement gift.
  • Recognition: You’re going to miss the retiree. So, why not celebrate them with an award! From an extravagant rosette ribbon to an award plaque, create something that reflects the importance that for which the retiree has worked so hard.
  • Favors: Make all the attendees something to take home that will always remind them of the fun and wonderful times they had with the retiree. You can even ask the retiree for help on this. Then wrap it up and tie a ribbon around it with the retiree’s name imprinted in their favorite color.

After the Retirement Party

Your final planning task is to make sure that both your retiree and attendees have a way to stay in contact with each other. Use a memory book that people can post a picture in and then sign with contact details. Or encourage the use of social media. But, no matter what you choose, make sure both the attendee and retiree are happy to participate.

Using this information to plan a retirement party accordingly, will make it not seem like a huge task, and your party will be the best ever.

Have we forgotten something? What would you add to this list of retirement party suggestions?

Making Ribbons as Flair Work for You

We all have them. Lanyards and lanyards of name badges and badge holders we have received over the years. We get them as we attend conference after conference. Whether these conferences were for our jobs or entertainment, we still all have at least a couple of these event name tags hanging around somewhere.

You only wear them while you are at the conference, so why do you still have them? Is it the lanyard that makes the name tag so special? What about the name tag itself? Do we cling to everything that has our name emblazoned on it? Or, is it simply because we want to remember what we did while at that particular conference or convention? Or maybe, it’s because of all the RIBBONS AS FLAIR!

stacking badge ribbons on a badge holder with a lanyard to show some ribbon flair at a convention

From cosplay to ancestry conventions, ribbons as flair is everywhere.

Badge ribbons are a tradition that started at sci-fi conventions. World Con (where the world’s supposed first cosplayer was present), may have started this trend. To quickly identify the role of other staff members, World Con employees put ribbons on their badges that denoted positions such as “Dealers,” “Artists” and “Guest of Honor.” World Con attendees took notice and made their own, silly badge ribbons to share with fellow fans. Today, you can find ribbons being passed out at many Sci-fi conventions and Anime cons as well.

So what are they? Badge ribbons are little colorful, often shiny ribbons with a phrase printed on them and an adhesive strip to attach it to your badge or to another ribbon. The standard size is four inches by one inch and five-eighths. They can be custom ordered on many websites, and a pack of fifty can range from twenty-five to forty dollars. Depending on which site you use, the ribbons can be made in any color, with any phrase and any simple image.

Lots of badge ribbons used as convention ribbon flair

Much like the above author, we find that these little ribbons can cause excitement around any event booth. Everyone must have one to add to their name badge. And, with the nearly endless printing possibilities, these badge ribbons are the perfect marketing and networking tool to have at any event.

The Marketing and Networking Hack

Step 1: Design your custom ribbons with fun titles or witty sayings. Or, choose from our available stock titles.

Step 2: Pass your new badge ribbons out during any event to attendees and everyone who walks past your booth.

Step 3: Sit back and watch as more and more people show up to your booth, excited to learn about your brand and business.

Yes, it really is that easy! These little ribbons can do all of the talking for you and your business. No matter the event, badge ribbons are a must-have. From stock titles to going a bit crazy with full-color printing and fun messages, your ribbon flair is sure to stand out among the crowd.

Stack your ribbons as flair till your heart’s content!

stacked badge ribbons for added ribbon flair to a badge holder

The best thing about these fun ribbons? You can stack them onto a name tag, a badge holder and even another ribbon! With the adhesive strip that runs along the top of every ribbon, these marketing tools just got even easier to use. Now, you really can sport all the ribbons as flair you want. Even if you are a presenter at an event, you can still add additional ribbons to the bottom of your credentials.

And, even if you don’t have a name tag to stick them on, the tape allows you to attach these fun ribbons to a notebook, backpacks and so much more. You can literally spend hours collecting every ribbon. So, join in on the fun of ribbon flair by creating your badge ribbons today!

Extra Hint: Order Blank Ribbons

blank badge ribbons to use as DIY ribbon flair at a convention

Let attendees come up with their ribbon flair with blank badge ribbons and a permanent marker or pen. They can add notes, titles and fun quips to show off their unique flair!