January 2012 Hot Button Winners

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

January's Hot Button of the Month Contest Winner is…Jihye Lee from Pasadena, CA.. Jihye designed the "Corgi Smile!" button for friends who had graduated from the Art Center College of Design in December and were feeling the pressures of deadlines, job applications, and plain old stress.

"I designed this button to remind everyone that stressful times pass, and that it is more important to enjoy life in the now," Jihye said. "That way you can look back and remember all the smiles you've had and shared with your friends."

Jihye noted that "each person I gave the button to instantly had a smile on their face!" Mission accomplished!

As the Hot Button of the Month winner, Jihye received a $100 Badge-A-Minit gift certificate.
Congratulations to our January 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 February 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 February Hot Button of the Month, you'll get a $100 Gift Certificate!
Yin-Yang Pandas
Nadia Tran from Philadephia Central High School in Pennsylvania designed this button to promote the school's Asian Students Association. She notes that the buttons were a great success in the school because "it's fun and abstract"!
Laissez Lex Bons Temps Rouler!
Kimberly McKinney from Larned, KS, wanted to create a festive Mardi Gras button that didn't look like it came from a store and had a unique quality to it. "This button has been very well received!" Kimberly said. "People seem to appreciate the metallic, hand-colored detail work and they are always surprised that it glows!"
Keeping It Green
Sherryann St. Clair from GREENlight in Brooklyn, NY, designed this button to promote going green - and also to promote her GREENlight business. She said that people enjoy wearing the button because it has a story to tell.
I AM A Lady
Arthur Smith of Calontir SCA in Des Moines, IA, entered the "I AM A Lady" button. Calontir is part of a non-profit, medieval recreation society. People in the society can earn the achievement of "Lord" or "Lady" - and the achievement comes with a hand-painted scroll. The button is a fun way for ladies to announce their status!