How to Make Your Own Style by Customizing Your Lanyard

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I f you are in the market for a lanyard, you don’t have to look very far. They are in fact becoming quite common place these days since they are such a useful and practical tool. But maybe you’re one of the ones who doesn’t want to be just part of the crowd.

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How to Make Your Own Style by Customizing Your Lanyard

  1. 1. How to MakeYour Own Styleby CustomizingYour Lanyard
  2. 2. Table of ContentsHow to Make Your Own Styleby Customizing Your Lanyard 3A Mothers Promise from Their Home to Yours 8
  3. 3. I f you are in the market for alanyard, you don’t have to look very far.They are in fact becoming quite commonplace these days since they are such auseful and practical tool. But maybeyou’re one of the ones who doesn’t wantto be just part of the crowd. Perhaps you want the convenience offashion lanyards, but want to add yourown little personal twist. Well thank-fully, now you can enjoy the handinessof a lanyard while also keeping yourvery own sense of style.
  4. 4. ID badge holders have typically beenquite boring in the past. White or greycoloring that is affixed to the front of ashirt. But times are changing and nowyou can be at the forefront of an officemake-over. Even if you aren’t overlyartistic, it isn’t hard to pick up a fewsimple materials to customise yourfashion lanyards. Any type of dollarstore will have tons of trinkets and pinsthat you can affix to your lanyard togive it that personal edge. Some peoplechoose to have their names as a part oftheir lanyard. This can be done in a mat-ter of minutes with supplies you can findat any arts and crafts store. Another
  5. 5. possible idea is having small buttons ofbands that you like, or even dogs or cats.Whatever you feel is the strongest andmost important aspect of yourpersonality can be easily emblazoned onyour lanyard. Of course ID badge holders haveone main purpose but that doesn’t meanit has to end there. Depending on thenature of your ID badge, you might evenbe able to dress it up a little bit as well.However, it is important to keepprofessionalism in mind when decoratingyour badge. But if you are working for avolunteer organization or working withchildren, it could be a good idea to spice
  6. 6. it up with some extra colors. This can beaccomplished with stickers or even witha color marker. But these steps might not even benecessary in the first place if you choosethe right fashion lanyards to begin with.There are literally hundreds of differentstyles to choose from, so you are sure tofind one that fits your personality to atee. But there is no reason that you can’tmake it even better on your own. Whatsome people choose to do is use theregular lanyard for a few weeks and oncethey begin to tire of seeing it every day,they start adding their own creative flare.
  7. 7. Lanyards are becoming more and morepopular every day and it is no wonderwhy. They are just so incredibly practicaland have so many uses. But unless youwant to look like everyone else, youshould ensure that you put some thoughtinto your fashion lanyards. And if youwant to make absolutely sure that youaren’t emulating anyone else, add yourown creativity to the mix.
  8. 8. A Mothers Promise from Their Home to Yours
  9. 9. L anyards have becomeincreasingly popular in recent years.People use them for a variety of reasonsranging from hanging identificationbadges to keeping keys on them. Butthere is another story behind some ofthese lanyards that you may not be awareof. The online company BooJeeBeads hasspearheaded successful program that in-troduces Free Trade lanyards to theircustomers. The program is called AMothers Promise and it works on a
  10. 10. simple principle. Talented mothers inGuatemala use their skills to createbeaded and weaved lanyards forBooJeeBeads.com. They receive a fairwage for their work, which allows themto provide food, clothing and shelter fortheir children. Some of the living conditions inGuatemala are far removed from how welive here in the Western world. It is notuncommon for families to barely be ableto put enough food on the table to feedtheir large families. And often times,medical needs are pushed to the sidebecause the money simply isnt there. Itis difficult for mothers to secure
  11. 11. employment outside of the homebecause they are largely needed by theirfamilies as well as their communities.And that is what makes the Free Tradelanyards program so special. Themothers are able to make a living wagewithout ever having to leave their home.They can tend to their children whileearning an income. The BooJeeBeads program has beenso successful that the company hopes toexpand it in years to come. They seethat their customers not only get thebenefit of knowing that they are helpinga family in need, but they also getunusually beautiful hand-crafted
  12. 12. lanyards. Wearing a Mother’s Promiselanyard is a great way to refer other peo-ple to this program. What a way to assistmothers overseas so they can create abetter life for themselves and their fami-lies. If you want to support this Fair Tradeprogram but dont see a use for a lanyard,you probably just need to think outsidethe box. Lanyards are becoming moreand more popular every day in everysegment of the population. Many menuse them to hold their keys and theyleave the lanyards hanging out of theside of their pockets. It is nowconsidered fashionable and is also a
  13. 13. a great way to ensure that you dont loseyour keys. Lanyards are popular for ID cards,but their usefulness is taking off forkeys, iPods, whistles, etc. They areespecially useful if you work in an officethat requires an ID card to be worn at alltimes. It is sometimes difficult to rememberto bring it to work every day, but if youhang it on the mirror on the dash of yourcar, it becomes pretty hard to forget tograb when you get to work So you arepretty much out of excuses for notsupporting fair trade lanyards as youaccentuate your style while also helping
  14. 14. out those less fortunate.
  15. 15. For more information about lanyards and id badge holders, please check out www.boojeebeads.com

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