November 2012 Hot Button Winners

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

November's Hot Button of the Month Contest Winner is...Laurel Van Leer from Girl Scouts of East Brunswick, NJ.. Laurel's "I survived Hurricane Sandy 2012" was a hands-on activity for local Girl Scouts to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. They made the buttons and gave them away to victims and sold them to raise funds for relief.

"The funds raised will be donated to our local Girl Scout camp which was damaged in the storm, largely by downed trees that deforested some of the hiking areas and crashed onto buildings in two of the camping site," Laurel said.

"We raised about $200," Laurel said. "But the money was not the primary goal. The Girl Scouts - all ages K-12 - felt empowered by being able to do something to help."

As the Hot Button of the Month winner, Laurel received a $100 Badge-A-Minit gift certificate.
Congratulations to our November 2012 Hot Button Winners! The holidays are here, bringing many button-making opportunities! If you've made a special button or have an interesting way to use your buttons, enter our December Hot Button Contest. You could win a coupon for 10% off your next purchase at And if you're chosen as the December Hot Button of the Month, you'll get a $100 Gift Certificate!
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Carol Schroeder of Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad in Brecksville, OH, developed this button to promote the 40th Anniversary of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Raiload. "The Railroad is one of the oldest and longest tourist excursion trains operating in the country," Carol said. "The birthday celebration was held in September and train personnel and riders alike continue to proudly wear the buttons to mark the milestone anniversary."
Christmas Puppy
Mark Springer of Princeton, IL sent in this cute holiday button. Who can resist a puppy - especially at the holidays?!?
"I Can Hook You Up!"
Girl Scouts were busy this month! Nadine Reinhardt of designed this button for Girl Scouts to wear when they're selling cookies. "The button maker was taken to my daughter's Daisy meeting and each girl got to help make her own button," Nadine said. "They felt a great sense of accomplishment." Plus - the wording is spreading! According to Nadine, more troops will be getting the buttons to help with their sale starting in January!