Reunion mementos and souvenirs can be cherished items and can also help defray some reunion expenses. These are some examples. What have you done that was a great success or not that you are willing to share with other reunion organizers? E-mail the editor at Reunions magazine
Reunion Matespecializes in decorative reunion products.
Reunion theme items include a
Great decoration and identification items
Welcome poster or banner (personalized with class or reunion year), colorful pennant and dazzler strips, as well as customizeable balloons, name badges, and table markers ... "Reserved for the Class of 79."
Reunion committees will want to explore customized 2" x 7" ribbons that can be imprinted with your specifics: school name, graduation year, military division, motto or slogan, family name, reunion date and location. Choose ribbons to match your reunion decorations or coordinate with school or military colors. Selecting the same color ribbons can be a unifying memento or different colored ribbons can help identify family branches.
Its easy to identify old classmates or military buddies with name badge ribbons that have a 2" school, yearbook or military picture attached. You can also order special ribbons to identify committee members, teachers, special guests and spouses, and to acknowledge award-winners like the light-hearted "Who Came The Farthest" ribbon.
Reunion Mate also authors a reunion planning newsletter and checklist, sharing tips and ideas for a successful event. The newsletter and a color brochure detailing various reunion items is free; call 800-208-6804; www.ribbons4reunions.com
NAMETAG (PHOTO BUTTON) Using the alumni' photo we create a custom button with your school name, colors, and reunion year. Attachment options and accessories are available. We offer personalized service and quick turnaround. Visit us at www.thebuttonfactory.com/
Buttons a hit!
Here's an idea we found at Badge-a-Minit's Web newsletter. Ms. Kramms' father is a survivor of Iwo Jima. For one reunion, she made badges with the famous flag raising scene for him and his shipmates. Buttons were proudly worn during the three-day reunion and will be treasured.
R. Andrews is taking her turn at organizing the 1999 Hawn Family Reunion in Kendallville, Indiana. She's eagerly accepted the challenge of doing things never before done at their reunion. She's developing plagues to celebrate special reunion achievements; the youngest, oldest, ones who came furthest and the person with the most grandchildren in attendance. A dunk tank, horseshoes, bean bag toss, piñata and an egg roll will be special features.
Hot Button Contest
Contest rules are simple -share your unique button designs and you could win!
Judging will be for button ideas that: earn money. promote a project, event or cause, recognize accomplishments and are lots of fun!
Prizes for Hot Button of the Month will be inclusion on the Badge-A-Minit website and/or in their online newsletters, advertisements or printed catalogs and a $100 gift certificate for Badge-A-Minit products.
Hot Button will also be included on the Badge-A-Minit website and/or in our online newsletters, advertisements or printed catalogs and winners will receive 10% off any Badge-A-Minit product order. Enter at badgeaminit.com/hotbuco.html.