June 2012 Hot Button Winners

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

June's Hot Button of the Month Contest Winner is…Patty Buchanan from Seattle, WA.. Patty designed the "Please Wash Your Cloth Bags" button to raise awareness that tons of bacteria are found on cloth re-usable grocery bags. The cloth bags harbor germs that can get passed along to other customers and employees.

"I made a button for myself and wore it to work, then about two dozen cashiers commented on it," said Patty. "I made one for each of them. Now I carry a bag full of them and give one to anybody who wants one!"

Patty notes that since her city has banned plastic bags, more people will be using the re-usable ones, thus making it more important than ever for people to be aware of the hazard.

As the Hot Button of the Month winner, Patty received a $100 Badge-A-Minit gift certificate.
Congratulations to our June 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 July 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 July Hot Button of the Month, you'll get a $100 Gift Certificate!
Food Show
Desiree Caruso of Landmark Foods in Holtsville, NY, submitted the Food Show button, which was worn by their fleet of drivers to promote an upcoming Food Show at their corporate bowling alley.
Jaded Raven Creations
Shanna Steals of Jaded Raven Creations in Limoges, Ontario, Canada, designed this button to promote her home-based craft business. Shanna hands out a button with her business cards as a way to say thanks for supporting a local business as well as handmade art. "A button is a good way to promote a handmade business," says Shanna. "People like that they can wear the logo instead of just having a business card that get stuffed in the bottom of a drawer."
Lego Curse
Rebecca D'Esposito of KazeX Designs in Poughkeepsie, NY, designed the Lego Curse button to make people laugh. "The saying came from an old family curse from when I was younger," she said. Rebecca makes many buttons with funny sayings or references to popular movies, video games, books and television shows. "I've gotten a lot of laught from this button!" she says.
All Is Love
Brandon Morel from All Is Love in Bronx, NY, designed this button to create awareness of his organization's mission to create a culture of complete self-sacrifical and service giving love for all of mankind through the arts and media entertainment. Buttons are distributed at local churches, schools, and throughout the community.