Summer Reading Reward Ribbons

summer reading alpha mom award ribbons reward ribbonsIt’s hot outside, the barbecues have been dusted off, the lawn chairs have been pulled out, and all the kids are out of school for the summer. They are running through the neighborhood without a set schedule to keep them entertained and out of trouble. Places like libraries and book stores seem to experience a decline in seeing the younger crowd around for now. Enter the summer reading programs!

But, enticing kids to keep their minds active can be a difficult and sometimes daunting task. How do we help kids stay reading throughout the summer? Why not a summer reading program with reward ribbons as recognition for completing the program? Many libraries, school districts and book stores are all on this summer reading bandwagon.

From reading charts to freebies, there are many ways to keep those youngsters involved in their books. Local libraries strive each summer to provide these reading programs, yet it is still difficult to keep any child’s attention when it’s so nice outside. This is where providing reward ribbons for any made effort to keep on reading helps out. It also helps them to stay interested and not distracted from completing the books they have selected.

award ribbons multicolor ribbons personalized ribbons reward ribbonsPersonalized reward ribbons are a great way to keep the kiddos involved. These reward ribbons are a great marketing and reward tool for all of these reading programs. When selecting prizes and rewards your company might use for a summer reading program, make sure they are both diverse and inclusive as possible. Make sure to know how tactile your prize needs to be; if the reward ribbon is high in contrast, it will better suit a wide age range.

Getting the word out using personalized ribbons makes any summer reading program easier for children to find and join. Give them a reward that says “congratulations” or “good reader,” or just create your own saying. Try a ribbon bookmark with pinked edges to brighten up any book. Or, create full color bookmarks as a reward for children who meet their summer reading goals.

Coller Industries: 20 Years and Counting

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After starting from humble beginnings, Coller Industries Incorporated is proud to announce 20 years of being in personal identification business.

Coller Industries Incorporated started as a part-time retirement business in the Coller’s basement and quickly turned into a nationally recognized brand for personal identification products. From name tags and name plates to ribbons, lanyards and signs, Coller Industries is a one-stop-shop for all needs pertaining to these personalized products. With 20 years now in the industry, Coller Industries provides their customers with outstanding customer service and guaranteed products.

Find all of your identification needs:

~ Name tags for employees, volunteers or party goers

~ Reusable badges for high turn-over positions or one-time use needs

~ POP signs for restaurants and other venues

~ Custom ribbons for product wrapping, labeling or prizes

~ Custom ribbon rolls for decorations or wrapping (e.g. napkin wraps, centerpieces or )

~ Lanyards for recognition or as a name tag/badge holder

Coller Industries Incorporated is a five time winner of the MWCN (Mountain West Capital Network) Utah 100. They are also a BBB (Better Business Bureau) Accredited Business and are part of the ARA (Awards and Recognition Association). Coller Industries Incorporated has been providing outstanding customer service since 1995.

Coller Industries works hard at making sure our customers and employees are happy with our services and products. Coller Industries has somewhere around a 99.4% success rate; meaning that our error rate is less than one percent. Coller Industries strives for this quality, and then shows that top quality really is attainable. Not many other companies can take pride in such a high quality rate.

Coller Industries Celebrating 20 Years

A few words from our employees:

Vance, Design Manager, “I’ve worked here for 5 years and I’ve enjoyed how close everyone is able to get because of how small the company is.”

Aimee, Customer Service Manager, “I’m not exactly sure how long I have been here, it’s around 13 years. I have enjoyed working with the Coller’s and watching the company grow. I am really proud to be a part of the history of Coller Industries. I enjoy the work that I do and I also enjoy being a part of making decisions that help us grow and expand our staff and our product lines.”

Lydia, Receptionist, “I have worked here for 7 years. I’ve enjoyed watching the company grow over the years and I’m glad I can be a part of a wonderful company.”

Rod, Programmer, “I have worked here for the last 4 ½ years. What I have enjoyed most is the challenge the work has been and the people I have had the opportunity to work with. It is rare to have a company that values it employees, and customers, as much as Coller Industries does. The owners and managers of the company regularly meet with the employees seeking their input on the issues and challenges we face. It is good to know that the work we do is noticed and valued.”

William, Machine Operator, “I’ve been here for almost 9 years and the aspect I enjoy the most about my job is working with a team that helps and supports each other.”

Summer Reading: Ribbon Bookmarks

Getting Your Kids Excited About Summer Reading

Now that all the kids are out of school, what are you going to do with them? While your kids may have a favorite book or genre they like to read, many kids don’t like to read during the summer. And for many parents, this becomes a concern. So, how do we get them excited for reading during the summer? We all like our kids to stimulate their minds while on summer break from school. And it entertains them so we don’t have to!

Personalize your child’s reading experience with fun, creative ribbon bookmarks using customized ribbon rolls and your child’s creativity!

paperclips and ribbons bookmarksPAPERCLIP BOOKMARKS

Paperclip bookmarks are probably the fastest and easiest personalized ribbon bookmarks. Only two materials are needed for this craft. Simply, ribbon scraps and colored paper clips. Each child can pick whatever color combinations they want. Use one or multiple ribbons for this idea! Once the child has selected a paper clip and their ribbon, simply take a paperclip and, on the opposite end of where you slide it onto the page, slide a piece of ribbon through so that the paperclip is in about the middle of the ribbon scrap. Tie this into a knot and repeat this process with as many colors as you want. Once complete, the paperclip can be securely fastened to the page once the child has finished their reading for the day. This craft is especially useful for younger kids and it also teaches how to tie knots.

BUTTON BOOKMARKSbutton and ribbon bookmarks using an elastic hair tie

Button bookmarks may take a little more time and creativity and are great for older, more DIY children. Material needed for this craft include buttons, needle and thread, ribbon, and an elastic hair tie. The first step on this craft is to measure your ribbon. Make sure that the ribbon is about twice the length of the book you want to use it for. Then place the hair tie on the inside of one end of the ribbon and fold the edge over enough to cover the band. Sew, or use glue for younger children, this down to secure the hair tie. One the other end of the ribbon, fold the fabric down the same way you did on the previous end. This step needs to be included to prevent any fraying of the ribbon. Place the button on the outside of the folded edge, making sure to leave at least a finger’s width from the edge, and sew together. Again, you can use glue for younger children or as a quicker option, just make sure that the glue holds down the fold as well as the button. Once this craft is finished, wrap the bookmark through the book and attach at the front wrapping the hair tie around the button. This is a great personalized look as you can mix colors and ribbon sizes.

braided ribbon bookmarksBRAIDED RIBBON BOOKMARKS

Braided bookmarks are great for keeping hands busy for a while. These crafts are especially fun and unique as they teach hand-eye coordination as well as giving children a creative way to express themselves. The only material needed for this craft is two pieces of ribbon that are equal in length. This bookmark can have two colors or one. Start by taking one ribbon by the end and fold it back on itself to form a loop. Take the second ribbon and wrap one end around the base of the first ribbon’s loop, then tie it into a secure knot. Make sure to leave a short tail on each ribbon for the end of the bookmark. Note that the tails should be on the same side of the longest tail on the first ribbon. This step should also leave the length of the first ribbon hanging down. You should be able to gently pull on this longer tail to adjust the size of the loop. Once the knot is secure, form the second ribbon into a loop (just like the first loop you made) and thread it through the first loop and pull the first loop’s tail down to secure the second loop. Make sure to leave this as flat as possible and not bunched. If it becomes bunched, you are pulling the loops too securely. Now that you have completed this, the rest of the project just repeats itself from left to right. So, at this point you should have a loop on the right side. Pull the right hand ribbon through this loop and secure it down with the ribbon on the left. Now you should have a loop on the left side. Repeat this process until you have created a the braid as long as you want. To finish the bookmark, instead of forming more loops, pull one side of the ribbon all the way through to create a free end. Pull the other end up to match this one and finish with a simple overhand knot. Make sure this isn’t pulled too tightly or it will smash the final braid.

Making the Most of Stackable Badge Ribbons

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The Benefits of Stacking Badge Ribbons

Each badge ribbon obtained from a conference or convention serves its purpose. So, what happens when they are all combined? And where do you put them all? Every badge ribbon is used as an identifier and as a visual stimulant for the wearer.

Badge ribbons are meant to make the wearer stand out from the crowd. They are also suggested as an effective way to make an initial introduction and break the ice for those attending a social meeting. These crowds can be found anywhere, but most badge ribbons are obtained from trade shows, conventions, conferences, meeting or other social functions.

Name badges are the best place to attach any badge ribbon. They provide an extension on the name/title of the wearer. The ribbons are made to be “stackable” so that the wear doesn’t have to pick and choose which ones to add to their name badges.

Each title can range from council member and president to greeter and sponsor. Personalized Ribbons offers an abundance of these stock badge ribbons, and each title comes in several choices of colors. And each title will help anyone stand out in any crowd.

It’s always fun thinking outside of the box and coming up with unique ways to personalize badge ribbons to meet the needs of any social function. Creative titles can still be custom ordered so that not everyone has to have an official title attached to their name badge.

Badge ribbons don’t just have to remain at professional functions though. They can be found at parties, weddings and other intimate or family events.

Fundraisers are also a common place to see badge ribbons. They are an excellent tool for identifying a cause or support group for each fundraiser. Choose a color, such as pink for breast cancer support or a rainbow ribbon for autism supporters, and then add a title or function for the wearer to attach to their name badge.

Badge ribbons are inexpensive and come in both horizontal and vertical designs and can be customized to meet any need for any function. Don’t limit yourself on these great personalizing tools. Even blank ribbons may be ordered to identify specific groups by a single color worn by each person.

Badge ribbons are an excellent way to break the ice and stop any awkward stares or uncomfortable moments when someone doesn’t know what to say or how to introduce themselves. Stacking personalized ribbons on name badges is an effective way to identify any role at these events.

Badge Ribbons: Why Do I Need One?


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By adding a badge ribbon to the bottom of a name badge, details may be added to aid in any additionally needed for the wearer’s identification. Some name badges need this extra help in identifying the wearer with a title or status, or simply helping them stand out from the rest of the crowd.

Each badge ribbon can be chosen from several colors and options. Several styles and printing choices for these badge ribbons are available as well as a large selection of stock titles. And now we are happy to announce even more printing options for these badge ribbons!

Previously, as long as the customer didn’t have a logo or other image needed on the ribbon, polymer dies were a faster, less expensive option. And in the past, we were only able to offer one text font for the polymer dies; if any other font was required, a custom metal die would be needed.

Starting this month, we have eight more font choices for customers who would still prefer the less expensive polymer die! Badge ribbon text will still have to be 24 point or larger to qualify for the polymer die, but the addition of more fonts means more choices for the customer!

Our new fonts range from the clean and modern look of Avant Garde Demi to the casual and fun look of CAC Norm Heavy. Having the badge ribbon text in Arial Bold is still a classic choice that will never go out of style. But if you want to add a little character, or a more personalized look to your ribbons, consider one of the new font options. See samples of all of them below!


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