Many of you probably connect lapel pins with those worn by ranking members of the military. In that institution, the different designs of pins indicate their stature and their achievements in the service. These pins, however, are not restricted to military use. In fact, they are very versatile that almost anyone can wear them for different purposes. Here are some of them.
If your company does not require its employees to wear a uniform, they perhaps make use of other emblems to do the job, among which are lapel pins. The name of the company may be embossed on the face of the print and its distribution must be strictly contained within the staffs and employees. With the use of these pins, once the employee enters the premises, those guarding the gates will know instantly that the person is indeed a part of the company. If any of these employees is to do official business outside of the premises, like when meeting a client or servicing a customer, his pin will serve as his ID so that the client will know that he is speaking with an authorized representative of the company. Even schools may use this for the same purpose for their students, teachers, and staff.
Delegates of a convention, sports teams, non-government organizations, or any other association for that matter may also use lapel pins for easy identification and recognition. For instance, if a charity organization joins a national convention, their pins will instantly help the organizers identify who they are so that they can be directed to the proper venue or activity that were prepared for them.
Token of Recognition
If your company was used to giving certificates to employees who have shown good performances in their jobs, you may want to consider adding a lapel pin to that certificate. Certificates often end up framed and hung on a wall at their homes, but pins can be worn to work every day. And every time they wear those pins, it will bring them pride and inspiration to keep up their good work. Those pins can also encourage other employees to step up and show their abilities. It is the same thing in schools. Instead of giving medals, which also end up stored in a drawer or in a box, try giving students who excel in their class a pin instead. This may be a simple token but it has a huge impact because it recognizes the hard work of those who deserve it.
Are you opening up a new business? Instead of giving out brochures, pamphlets, or pens, try lapel pins. Even if the persons you gave them to may not wear them on their shirts, they may still want to pin that on their bags as an accessory, and when they do, they will be walking advertisements to your business’ advantage. Make sure that the name of your business is clearly printed or embossed on the pin so that those who see them will not have a hard time reading them.
Some pins really have unique designs that you would want to own one for yourself for your personal collection. This does not only pertain to new designs, but to old pins as well, especially those that have made a mark in history. Good examples of these are the pins used by popular politicians during their campaigns decades ago. You can hardly find one of those anymore, so if you get lucky, be sure to keep it to boast to your friends and for your personal satisfaction.
There you have it, the many ways you can use pins for different purposes. Wait, there is one more. Give it as a gift. You can have one customized to have a print of the recipient’s name on it. The lucky person will be very glad for the kind gesture and you can bet that he will proudly wear it.