Making Ribbon 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 RIBBON FLAIR!

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

From cosplay to ancestry conventions, ribbon 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 ribbon 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 ribbon 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!

How Do You Use Your Ribbons?

From holiday DIYs to corporate events, ribbons are perfect for almost any need.

But, we want to know more! What do you do with your ribbons?

Are there any particular ways you use a ribbon? From ribbon rolls to rosettes, every ribbon is essential in decorating, gifting and so much more. Here are our top nine ways to use ribbons.

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No event is complete without ribbons! And events such as weddings and other parties prove that. From decorating tables to providing accessories for attendees, every event can find a use for ribbons. Use badge ribbons to identify your attendees. Or, use ribbon rolls so that everyone can show support for their cause or an awareness of a disease or issue.

Rosette ribbons are perfect for fairs and festivals. Give them out as awards and prizes. Or, use ribbon rolls to brand baked or homemade goods at a fair. A badge ribbon is a unique way to advertise a company or specific booth that needs help with marketing their product or service.

And, there are no limits with ribbon use at a convention! From identification to icebreakers and everything in between, find a ribbon to suit all of your needs.

Holidays, Presents & Sales

With Christmas and other holidays just around the corner, ribbons are sure to be seen everywhere. They will be poking out from under holiday trees wrapped around presents to make sure the receiver knows just who their gifts are from. Use a badge ribbon to make a unique gift tag.

custom top ribbons can be used for promotions and sales for the holidaysAnd, ribbons are frequently seen in stores as businesses prepare for holiday sales. Custom top ribbons are a perfect example. Take advantage of the full-color printing and create sales reminders and unique coupons for your business today. Or, place them around the store for hidden sale items and raffles.

Don’t forget the holiday decorations! From your home to any business, a custom ribbon is the perfect answer to any decorating need. Use them on door wreaths, festive garlands and so much more!

DIY, Crafting & Hobbies

use custom ribbons for handmade accessories and other DIYs, hobbies and craftsNo craft or hobby is complete without a ribbon. Take long ribbon roll pieces and make garlands to hang on your wall or a beam on the ceiling. Or, wrap ribbon around flower bouquets and centerpieces to make them fit any home or store decor. And, with so many options to choose from, pick a custom ribbon to match any color theme.

Do you have extra ribbon scraps left over from your last event or celebration? Make ribbon flowers and attach them to handmade bracelets, headbands, purses, shoelaces and almost any other accessory. Everything always looks so much better with ribbon!

We’re still interested in hearing from YOU! So, how do you use your ribbons?

Badge Ribbons and 18 Ways To Use Them

From titles to information and sales, badge ribbons are more useful than you might think.

It is no secret that badge ribbons are one of the most common ribbons available. But did you know that they have multiple uses? Yes, they have titles imprinted on them, but those titles don’t always have to be staff, president or secretary. Customize one of these flat ribbons to meet any need!

And, to get the ideas rolling, here are 18 ways to use these ribbons.

badge ribbons are a perfect tool for every event needIdentification, Networking and Promoting Your Brand

From titles to logos, badge ribbons are perfect for using at an office or during a conference. They help to identify staff and attendees in a manner that a name tag may not fully accomplish. Use stock titles to help identify each attendee, or create your own with custom titles. And add a logo to custom graphic badge ribbons to help promote your brand!

use badge ribbons for Promotions, Sales and Statistical InformationPromotions, Sales and Statistical Information

Custom graphic badge ribbons are the perfect tool for proudly displaying your company’s growth and sales increases. Include any other statistical information you want on these promotional tools. And, use them to promote your company events and sales.

Event Organization, Decorations, Buffet Labels and Seating Place Cards

No matter the event you are planning, badge ribbons are the perfect accessory. From simple decorations and place settings to helping to organize event staff, these identification tools are there to help. Use colorful badge ribbons to label the buffet, or use them to coordinate different aspects of the event.

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Badge ribbons are perfect for labeling party favors and go great as gift tags. Or, try using them during games and party icebreakers. These ribbons are perfect for getting to know each other during your party. Use them for names or to identify individuals using different colors. Give everyone a reminder of your party with a unique bookmark or souvenir imprinted with party information on the ribbon.

badge ribbons are perfect for Supporting Your Cause, giving Awards and Raffle TicketsSupport Your Cause, Give Awards and Raffle Tickets

Show support for your cause or another charity with specific colors, like pink for a cancer event. Or, use these tools as placement awards for any games or contests going on during your event. Each winner will want to wear their award with pride while they enjoy the rest of your event.

Raffles can be one of the highlights at any big event. Add a fun twist by having people write their names on blank ribbons instead of using paper raffle tickets. Even use blank ribbons to label the raffle prizes.

But, no matter how you use badge ribbons, they are great for everything at any event, party or other function.