February 2012 Hot Button Winners

Congrats to our
February 2012 Hot Button of the Month Winner!

February's Hot Button of the Month Contest Winner is…Kimberly McKinney from Larned, KS.. A runner-up in the January contest, Kimberly submitted "The Patriot" design this month and won! She made this as a conversation piece, for St. Patrick's Day and to support Irish/American pride.

Kimberly bought shamrock seeds from Ireland and raised them in America "just as many of us come from Irish backgrounds but are raised American."

"This is my test button. I used it to gauge interest and opinion before I made more, and got lots of great feedback," Kimberly said. "Some people didn't like the slogan, so I made an alternative button that says 'Irish Provenance American Heritage' for those who wanted something more sophisticated."

Kimberly will be making more buttons just in time for St. Patrick's Day! As the Hot Button of the Month winner, Kimberly received a $100 Badge-A-Minit gift certificate.
Congratulations to our February 2012 Hot Button Winners! Have you been busy making buttons? Share your ideas with us! Let us know how you are using buttons this season by entering our March Hot Button contest. You could win a coupon for 10% off your next purchase at Badge-A-Minit.com. And if you're chosen as the March Hot Button of the Month, you'll get a $100 Gift Certificate!
"Annie" Photo Button
Penni Ebina of Riverside Children's Theatre in Riverside, CA, designed these photo buttons as a way to raise money for their production of "Annie." Penni noted that "a professional photographer took pictures of the kids in their costumes, making them a great keepsake for the parents to wear."
Don't Pause Your Life!
Javier Rodriguez of Doral, FL submitted this design, which was made to encourage young people who need motivation to take control of their lives. The art is based on popular video games and the original Nintendo, making it appealing to people of all ages.
Bike Rodeo
Linda Ancira from the Clarence Galm Elementary PTA in San Antonio, TX, submitted this Bike Rodeo design. The buttons were created to be given to all students who participated in the annual Bike Rodeo - a PTA-sponsored event. "The buttons were so well received that our volunteers for the day claimed them as an ID badge," Linda noted. "All 195 of our participating students were excited about receiving the button as a prize when they completed the course."