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IDville: Tulip Time’s Resource for Event Identification

by Maggie 24. April 2015 14:46
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It's about that time again in West Michigan...Tulip Time! This year marks Holland, Michigan's 86th year of hosting the Tulip Time Festival taking place from May 2-9.

“The Holland Tulip Time Festival invites the world to join the dance as we celebrate our Dutch heritage with a festival showcasing our dynamic community and its spectacular tulips.” The Holland, Michigan area boasts nearly 4.5 million tulips, planted in City parks, at public attractions, and along City streets. The tulips are currently in the process of shooting up just in time for the festival!


The tulips that bloom are only part of the attraction, as there are also
national entertainment acts, events & activities for all ages, Dutch Dance performances, and some of the largest parades in Michigan!
 
 Come see for yourself why Readers Digest has named The Holland Tulip Time Festival the “Best Small Town Festival in America”! 

This year, IDville has the pleasure of being on of Tulip Time’s sponsors, and we’re really excited about the opportunity! Our IDville Sales Manager and Holland native, Jennifer Reeves, has a few words to share about IDville’s Tulip Time sponsorship.  

Jen is a tulip enthusiast and loves beaching it on the weekends at Holland State Park. Her favorite tulip time activity is watching the Klompen dancers perform on 8th Street – “Hundreds of dancers in the middle of the street performing in unison, while wearing (and high kicking) in wooden shoes? It’s a sight to be seen!”

 
 

Can you tell our readers a little bit about IDville’s role in Tulip Time 2015?

Jen: IDville joined Tulip Time as an Event Identification sponsor. We have an opportunity to help Tulip Time unify their volunteer identification, while branding the organization at the same time.
By sponsoring this event, we were able to provide them with an
ID Maker printer system, lanyards, and other accessories to help them easily identify the over 3,000 volunteers that help make this annual event a success.  

 

What inspired you to take on the Tulip Time project that IDville is doing? 

Jen: As a volunteer for Tulip Time, I’ve witnessed first-hand local businesses and organization come together to promote our community while fostering and growing business relationships. Our brand is a national brand, as is Tulip Time, which is one reason why this makes it a perfect fit.

In the past, Tulip Time used a variety of different formats to identify their volunteers, staff and board members. This year, the volunteers will be identified easily with their unified lanyards and badges. With over 400,000 visitors, it’s critical to have volunteers easily identifiable with the appropriate credentials to ensure the safety and security of all who visit. Our meeting and event products were a perfect fit!

Gwen Auwerda, the executive director of Tulip Time said, “Wow! Love all of it, easy to use. The custom lanyards (shown to the right) are very classy! Thanks a million, this raised the bar for us for sure!”

  

What is your favorite Tulip Time memory?

Jen: My first Tulip Time living in Holland, I volunteered to walk along the float my employer has entered into the parade. It wasn’t revealed to me until much later, that I would be expected to wear wooden shoes. Seven pairs of socks, and two miles later, I was smiling from the experience and ready for the next parade!

 

What is your favorite part about living in Holland?

Jen: Hands down, being so close to the beach. In the summer, I call Holland State Park my second home. In addition to the beach, we have one of the best downtown districts where it’s easy to grab a bite, shop or just stroll – even in the winter, thanks to our heat melt system. Finally, I love the people. Great friends, neighbors, business associates. To me, Holland is a place where that small town community feel is alive and well.


Come find us at the event and say hello, we’re excited to meet you and would love to help you meet any identification needs you may have! Visit our web at
http://www.idville.com/home.do or give us a call at 616.698.0889 for more information today.

 

   

Identify your Employees’ Awesomeness

by Maggie 4. March 2015 16:38
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In America, the #1 reason most people leave their jobs is because they don’t feel appreciated. With Employee Appreciation Day coming up this Friday the 6th, there’s still time to plan something fun that will let your employees know you appreciate them.

Try one of these simple IDville ideas:

•    Use a badge printer to create incentive cards that you can reward your employees with. Some examples would be a card that says “Leave 30 Minutes Early on the Day of your Choosing,” “One Free Casual Day,” etc.
•    Create a safety awareness program by rewarding all employees who wear their badges daily.
•    Design a
custom lanyard that says, “We appreciate you.” or “My Boss Thinks I’m Extra Awesome.”
•    Small companies can reprint employee badges with fun new titles for the day or week “Purveyor of Potlucks,” “Queen of Sales,” “Master of getting things done!” “Ms. Indispensable,” “Chief FUN Officer,” etc.
•    Host a “security” meeting to remind employees why proper identification is critical to your business’s overall success. All employees use their name badge to enter into a drawing for a prize.

Think of recognition programs as an investment, not an expense. With even a little bit of recognition, employee engagement has been shown to increase by 60%!

Of course, our parent company, Baudville features a wide variety of gifts perfect for celebrations like Employee Appreciation Day! And there’s still some time to show the love to your team this week. Have fun!

Lanyards are our Love Language

by Maggie 13. February 2015 10:30
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and there is no better way to be festive than by wearing IDville’s Heart Fashion Badge Reel with Sparkles or our Fun Hearts Fashion Retractable Lanyard.  If this lanyard doesn’t satisfy you, design your own custom lanyard with our Custom Lanyard Wizard! Save 10% on custom lanyards today! 

These ID card accessories are great gifts in the workplace and are sure to create an atmosphere of love.

It’s the little things!

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
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It's that Time Again - Back to School Shopping!

by Kelli 22. August 2013 09:29
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Its back to school time [insert parent cheers and kid groans here] and that means new ID cards for students and staff!  IDville is currently offering 10% off custom lanyards and free set up! This allows students and staff to wear their IDs on a lanyard customized with a school name, logo, even teacher names or classrooms!  All you have to do to take advantage of this promotion is click here, choose your lanyard style, color, and personalization, and enter CUSTOM2013 at the checkout.    

It’s also a great time to replenish your stock of printing supplies.   IDville has made it even easier to find the correct supplies that you need.  Simply open the hood of your printer to find the following label with the item number of the supplies you need listed:

     

Don’t own an IDville ID Maker printer?  We offer affordable pricing on supplies for all major brands, plus our friendly staff is always available to answer questions on the right products for you. Click below to find the printing supplies that you need. 

Your Business. Your Lanyard. Your Way.

by david 29. January 2013 09:40
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It’s your business. Why not wear your ID badges the way you want? Custom lanyards make this possible! With the ability to add your logo, company name, or brand it’s the easiest solution to keep your ID front and center. ID badges are a very important part of a security and safety program but they’re only effective if they’re worn on a daily basis. 

Sure, creating custom lanyards creates decisions to be made and more options to think about. We have good news. Our custom lanyard wizard makes this easy by guiding you through the whole process of creating your custom lanyards! You’re able to choose your lanyard style, colors, attachments, graphics, and font all with the click of your mouse. With all the options available you’re sure to create the lanyard you’ve been looking for. 

Check out the custom lanyard wizard today!
  With the custom lanyard wizard, ordering custom lanyards is quick and easy!

If you’re searching for other ways to wear your IDs, shop all our ID badge accessories here. If you have any questions or would like to speak with one of our customer service representatives, call us today at 1.866.438.4553.

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Custom lanyards let you be choosy!

by Kayla 30. October 2012 09:05
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Does your company currently use lanyards to display ID badges? If not, the variety available should make you reconsider!

Custom lanyards are a great way to tell your organization’s story – share themes, branding, and company logo consistently! They’re also a great way to ensure employees don’t damage, misplace, or lose their ID cards, which can be costly to replace. 

Custom lanyards aren’t just for employee ID badges, though! Specialized lanyards are a great addition to a company outing or event. Many associations and trade groups use them for conferences and shows. Include them in employee gifts or give them out to build buzz around special promotions throughout the year. A custom lanyard is a versatile part of a new employee welcome package.

Personalized lanyards need not be expensive, either! Check out our line of quality custom lanyards for as low as .35 each! What an inexpensive way to encourage company branding and promotion among employees!
Be choosy about your lanyard!

To get custom lanyard ideas or see IDville’s selection, click here. Don't foreget to 'Like' us on Facebook and receive access to exlusive discounts! 
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Kayla is a Marketing Specialist with over three years marketing experience. As a new addition to the IDville team, she is eager to share her social media savvy side and crazy affection for cats with IDville customers and co-workers.  

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Lanyard Options for Everyone!

by Kayla 3. July 2012 10:30
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Do you constantly have to ask your employees to wear their ID badges? Are you looking for a way to have students display their student IDs? If so, then we have the solution for you! Lanyards are the simplest, most affordable way to keep ID badges front and center. Whether you’re looking for blank, beaded, or custom lanyards, IDville has a large selection for you to choose from. And you're in luck because we're having a special discount on our lanyards!    
 
Shop our lanyard selection.
Blank Lanyards: Always in stock and ready to ship. Just choose a lanyard style, color, and attachment and you’ll be ready one step closer to having a convenient way to display your ID.
 
Custom Printed Lanyards: Easily add your logo, company name, or school name with our Custom Lanyard Wizard. Choose your lanyard, style, color, breakaway options and attachments, length, font color, additional graphics and text. It’s that easy. And you’re able to view and approve your custom lanyards online, real-time, prior to purchasing. It can’t get much quicker than that!  
 
Retractable Lanyards: The visibility of a lanyard with the functionality of a badge reel, all-in-one. If you are frequently scanning your ID badge, then these lanyards are perfect for you. Choose from blank, pre-designed, and fun Doctor themed lanyards. 
 
Pre-Designed Lanyards: Popular and motivational sentiments come to life and are always in stock. Whether you’re looking for a safety, 4th of July, or motivational theme we have just the lanyard for you. 
 
Beaded Lanyards: Add some personality to the way you wear your ID badge. Give your staff some freedom with their lanyard choice. Allow staff members to select the beaded lanyard in their favorite color to coordinate with their outfits. 
 
There are many options when it comes to choosing lanyards for your office. Call one of our identification specialists and request a free sample to see which lanyard option is best for you! 
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Kayla is a Marketing Specialist with over three years marketing experience. As a new addition to the IDville team, she is eager to share her social media savvy side and crazy affection for cats with IDville customers and co-workers. 

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Great Event Planning Starts with the ID Badge

by david 21. March 2012 08:35
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When planning a meeting or event, there are lots of important details to track: venue, food, transportation, attendees, and more. With so many details to look after, it can be easy to forget one. Unfortunately, many event planners consider IDs an afterthought, yet event ID badges are an important part of a successful event. Incorporating ID badges into the early stages of event planning can save you both time and money.

Save Money on Custom Lanyards. Popular at events, custom lanyards enhance the attendee experience. When planning an event, consider ordering your custom lanyards early in the planning process. Ordering lanyards early will increase your options since some low cost custom lanyards require a 4-6 week production time.

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Simplify your event ID badges with the new EZ Meeting Kit.

Before you place the order for your custom lanyards, take time to think about the appropriate lanyard attachment for your event. Consider the types of activities you have planned for attendees and whether or not a breakaway feature is important.

Save Time with Data Setup. When you design your event ID badge early in the planning process, you’re able to collect attendee data to accommodate the badges. If you know what information you want to display, you can organize the information accordingly. For example, you can create separate columns for first and last name, instead of grouping them together in your spreadsheet. This will save you time when you’re ready to print the event ID badges!

Save Time at Registration. When you have all your ID badges complete ahead of your event, you’ll be able to make the registration process fast and efficient for event attendees. Organize the completed badges so they will be easily accessible when registering attendees. Also be sure to pack ID badges in a travel case that is easy to transport and won’t move your badges out of order.

By incorporating your event ID badges early into the event planning process, you’ll not only save time and money, but you’ll save yourself stress, too!

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David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over seven years product and sales experience.  Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge, and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a previous IDville catalog!).

New Custom Lanyards Provide Solutions for All Events and Occasions

by Falon 17. February 2012 10:03
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When we introduced 95 new products earlier this month, we brought several new custom lanyard options to the IDville offering. I’m excited about these additions because it means we have more solutions to help our customers find the right identification option for their needs.

Custom lanyard are popular for meetings and events. For instance, my co-worker Cori, who writes on the Baudville Recognition at Work blog, is examining custom lanyard options for a family reunion this summer. Whether you’re planning a conference, workshop, or training event, custom lanyards are a great option. They provide all the functionality you need to display a name badge, and they also serve as a small souvenir of the event.

Our new custom lanyards provide several benefits for your event and identification needs:

 Smart Buy Full Color Custom Lanyards – Our Smart Buy lanyards provide the best value in custom lanyards. For as low as $0.79 each, our new Smart Buy Full Color lanyards offer complete customization. Add a logo, graphic, or image and have it printed on the lanyard in full color. With this new lanyard, you have endless design options.

 Big Event Custom Lanyards – If you’re planning a large event with hundreds or even thousands of attendees, the new Big Event lanyards are the solution for you. Choose from 16 colors, standard attachments, and breakaway options.  Plus, Big Event Lanyards ship in 10 days!

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  Full Color Elastic Custom Lanyards – Completely customize your lanyard with a full color design on this stretchy and fun fabric. This lanyard only comes with a plastic O-ring attachment, so be sure to order badge holders with a clip.

 Sports Cord Custom Lanyards – For a more unique custom lanyard option, choose the new Sports Cord logo. Add your full color custom logo to the adjustable slide for a prominent brand display.

 Organic Cotton Custom Lanyards – These new lanyards are a comfortable and sustainable custom lanyard solution. Add a one color logo to make it your own. A perfect fit for environmentally-friendly events and organizations!

To find the right custom lanyard for your event or identification need, visit our Lanyard Wizard where you can browse all our custom lanyard options. Easily find the right lanyard based on price, design, or turn-around time!

Do you have questions about custom lanyards ? Post them here!

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Falon is the IDville Product Manager with over six years marketing and product experience. Falon is known for her exquisite taste in identification products and her two beautiful young sons.

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Custom Vivid Color Lanyards Enhance your ID Cards

by david 7. December 2011 09:14
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ID cards are an important security feature for every organization, and you can make them even more effective with the right ID card accessory. Vivid color lanyards are one accessory option that will enhance your ID cards and promote your organization's brand.

Made of a soft poly-satin fabric, the vivid color lanyard is comfortable and durable for long term wear. Begin the customization process, and you'll find that vivid color lanyards are a blank canvas! Dye-sublimated technology allows for any custom design to be created within the lanyard's soft material.

Custom vivid color lanyards are a great addition to any identification strategy. Here are a few examples of vivid color lanyards being used to their full potential.

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Create Custom Lanyards for Events. The custom vivid color lanyard is a great option for events, conferences, or tradeshows. This lanyard is best for displaying color logos and the soft fabric makes it comfortable to wear all day long. We donated custom vivid color lanyards to Art Prize, a large art competition in Grand Rapids, for all the artists. They were a big hit! You can learn more about the use of the lanyards at the event here on the IDville blog.

Create Custom Lanyards for Schools. Prepare for the back to school rush by ordering custom lanyards for all your students and staff. One of our school customers assigns a different color lanyard to each grade, so it's easy to visually identify students, even from a distance. Plus, with the full color customization option, you can display your school mascot and promote safety and school spirit at the same time!

Create Custom Lanyards for Businesses. Put forward a professional image with your business ID cards and accessories by designing coordinating ID cardsand vivid color lanyards. One of our retail store customers ordered custom vivid color lanyards for its entire staff from IDville. The lanyards clearly displayed the store's full color logo and tag line in front of customers.

How have you used Vivid Color Lanyards or Custom Lanyards? Tell us here!


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David is an IDville Identification Specialist with over seven years product and sales experience.  Around IDville, David is known for his new product ideas, sports knowledge, and experience as a catalog model (you may have seen him in a previous IDville catalog!). 

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