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!

Greeting Cards with Unique Flair

From holidays to weddings, personalized ribbons are your best friend!

Custom ribbon rolls and greeting cards are the perfect pair when it comes to any event. They are great for a birthday party invitation or a thank you card. And, with just the right message, these ribbons will make any recipient feel how special you think they are.

So, whether you’re throwing the party of a lifetime or need a way to express your feelings, let’s figure out some ways to incorporated those custom ribbons into your greeting card needs.

Weddings and Formal Events

weddings invitations and menus are perfect with personalized ribbons

Most people look forward to hearing that their favorite couple is finally tying the knot. And, if you need a way to make those invitations a bit more inviting, add a bit of ribbon flair. Try tying a length of ribbon roll around the stack of the announcement, the RSVP card, your photo and anything else you want in your invitations. Don’t forget to customize the ribbon with your wedding date, names and choose the perfect color to match your special evening.

Even if it isn’t for a wedding, formal events are a great place to get some incredible use out of custom ribbons. Use that ribbon roll again for tying around menus. Or, use them for place holder cards at a formal family reunion. Everyone is sure to be happy to sit where you want them with such a fancy place card on their plate.

custom top ribbons can make a unique wedding announcement or greeting cards

Another fun idea is to use custom top ribbons as your event invitation. Add fun and colorful graphics and images along with names, dates and other essential details. Slip these ribbons into envelopes and get them in the mail. People are more apt to appear at an event when they know you put some real thought and effort into the invitations.

Birthdays and Other Holidays

We’ve all seen those super cute birthday greeting cards with ribbons sticking out everywhere. Now, picture those with personalized ribbons! How cute is that? And, with our custom ribbon rolls, you can now make your own. Forget about spending all that money at the store. Buy some high-quality card stock and design any holiday card your heart desires.

badge ribbons on greeting cards for mother's day and father's day

And, don’t limit it to ribbon rolls. Custom badge ribbons are a fun accent to any card. Make an award ribbon for that special mother or father in your life. Then, attach it to the front (or inside) of your handmade greeting cards. You will get the best hug you have ever had by giving such a thoughtful gift.

Or, go all sorts of fancy with big, beautiful bows on Christmas and other holiday cards. Even if you don’t want to design a card, find some inexpensive cards and add to them with strips of ribbon rolls or bows made from custom ribbons. Don’t forget the most important part: personalization! Add a festive message to your color choice, and people are sure to know how much you care.

The Feeling of Greeting Cards

From congratulations to a simple missing you, expressing your feelings is what greeting cards are all about. So, learn how to say thank you, congratulations, good luck and so much more with your personalized ribbons.

Express gratitude, say you’re sorry or give condolences with personalized ribbon cards. No matter your emotion, you can make a greeting card with personalized ribbons that says it all.

Improve Your Event Using Ribbon Rolls

By paying attention to small details, such as ribbon roll use, you can improve your event success.

full-color ribbons are a great tool to improve your event and branding

Organizing an event can be stressful, but concise planning and paying attention to even the slightest of details will help make any event successful. And, using personalized ribbon rolls is a surefire way to get your event planning rolling. From full-color ribbons to softer organza ribbons, we definitely have the right ribbon to improve your event. Customizing the right ribbon to suit your specific event is essential and can make all the difference in achieving your planning goals.

Imprint, Full-Color & More: Tips to Improve Your Event

Ideally, a ribbon will improve your event because of the imprinting choices. This customization, while seemingly simple, must involve reflection and planning. For example, if you are holding an award banquet to honor a distinguished guest in your area, you want to make sure that your ribbon rolls reflect the appropriate message. Also, make sure to use a uniform ribbon color that either falls in line with your company or matches a theme so as not to isolate individuals.

From dates and themes to donor’s names and other personalized aspects, these ribbon rolls will only improve your event when used appropriately. The imprinting on these ribbons should be a theme, motto or other useful text that will go with the event’s purpose. And, again, make sure the color matches the message.

Ribbon color is a huge part of your event planning. Make sure your ribbons complement your other decorations and overall theme. Using bright orange and yellow ribbons at an event featuring safety awareness is extremely effective. However, the same colors may not be appropriate at a black and white gala. And remember that it isn’t just about the ribbon colors. Make sure that your imprinting color choice will show up, especially from a distance.

Avoiding Common Mistakes

Make sure that everything on your ribbon roll choice will be legible. And, get the correct ribbon size so that your message will be seen and not lost in the ribbon decoration. Carefully consider what you want to have showing on each ribbon display. And, most importantly, remember that a bow will not show the same information as a chair or wall embellishment ribbon.

Some people order several ribbon types to accomplish multiple tasks at an event. While a fatter ribbon will adequately display the imprinting on a bow, a narrower ribbon may show the same information when used as a straight ribbon decoration. And, favor printing works differently than continuous print. (Find out more here.)

some ribbons will improve your event better than others, like this satin ribbon roll wrapped around silverware

From table centerpieces to picture perfect selfie props, colorful imprinted ribbons are the ideal accessory. Even wrap them around cutlery for summer picnics or a more formal corporate dinner. And, they are perfect for tying up a small bag of goodies for each person to take home. At that point, your event has even more power because the friends and family of each attendee will be able to see your message on these ribbons.

From colors to materials, not every ribbon is right for every event. But, personalized ribbons are here to improve your event.

When chosen correctly, these custom ribbon rolls are sure to make your event one to remember. And, no matter what you decide to use for your decorating, make sure that your imprinting choices match your ribbon choice. Printing on satin versus grosgrain and even organza will always show up differently. Remember to watch your text and image choices when selecting your ribbons.

Holiday Party Hosting with Ribbons

Not every holiday party is the same, especially when it comes to using custom ribbons!

Start your holiday party off right with personalized ribbons. From ribbon rolls to rosettes, not only do we have the right ribbon for you, but we also know the best ways to use them. Decorations, wrapping presents and party games are just a few quick ideas, and here are some more!

How to use Ribbon Rolls at your Holiday Party

use custom ribbon rolls personalized with names, dates or festive messages for your holiday party

First is the most obvious use: wrapping presents. By adding names, dates or festive messages to a ribbon roll, you can create truly unique gift wrapping. Let someone special know just how you feel with a brightly colored ribbon wrapped around the perfect gift. Or, tie a bow around their favorite spirit or hard to wrap present.

Ribbon rolls can go a long way. Use them to brighten up your Christmas tree with ribbon streamers or hanging each ornament with ribbons instead of paper clips. Or, make a festive and holiday party door wreath. These ribbons are perfect for decorating a holiday party table too!

Badge Ribbons are Great for Nearly Anything!

custom badge ribbons are great for presents or any holiday party need

From badge ribbons to custom top ribbons, these flat fabric pieces are great for any party need. Use them as unique gift tags for presents and door prizes. Or, use a custom top ribbon for a different ornament look on your holiday tree.

Blank badge ribbons are also quite useful for dinner parties. Ideas for using them include labeling the buffet table and providing seating assignments for each guest. Choose holiday party colors or theme them to fit your party needs.

custom rosette ribbons are a great prize at any holiday partyEveryone Needs an Award

Whether your holiday party has games or fun contests, everyone loves a great award. And, that’s where rosette ribbons come in handy. Award someone for the ugliest holiday sweater. Or, use a rosette as a first, second and third place prize for a game of holiday trivia.

These custom ribbon awards are perfect for any holiday get-together. Another unique idea is to use the rosette as a game piece. Or attach them to a present or door prize. But, no matter where you use them, these rosettes are sure to be the hit of your holiday party.

So, from decorations to prizes, find your perfect custom ribbon for your holiday party this season!

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.

award ribbons are perfect for conferences, fairs and all eventsConventions, Events & Festivals

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?