Monthly Archives:July 2016


We know exactly what lanyard to recommend to fit your organization’s wants and needs. Every good lanyard company should… so we want to take it one step further and show you how to use lanyards to benefit your organization.

These suggestions are memorable, one-of-a-kind, and guaranteed to be a hit.

fashion lanyardMake a Fashion Statement
Know an aspiring designer who is anxiously awaiting their big break into the fashion world? Sponsor a fashion show for them, making sure all VIP attendants wear your lanyards. Order custom lanyards imprinted with your company logo and watch as all the show-goers pay attention to the clothing AND your promotional lanyards.

Take a Field Trip
Many colleges and universities have already caught on to the lanyard trend. Why not introduce them to your elementary school? When children go on field trips, school lanyardit’s always a hassle to keep track of their belongings, more specifically their money for lunch or certain odds and ends. An imprinted lanyard with your elementary school’s name and logo would be a perfect way for each student to carry their own money and important information in case of emergencies. Double the lanyard as a name badge so chaperone parents can distinguish each student.

wine holder lanyardWine and Dine
Do you manage a winery? Lanyards could be the perfect
addition to your business. As patrons roam the orchards and admire the grounds of your vineyard, they bring along a few bottles of wine for the journey. A custom lanyard imprinted with your winery’s name could be the perfect tool for your patrons. Add an attachment that holds a wine opener, and you’ve just created a must-have for the vineyard experience. More of a beer snob? Skip the wine and opt for beers and cheers at your local brewery, equipped with a custom lanyard/bottle opener.

business card lanyardNetwork
If you’ve ever hosted a networking event, you know how chaotic they become. Business cards bombard the room, making it difficult to keep track of them. A lanyard would be the perfect tool for the job. Buy our custom lanyards imprinted with your networking event or trade show name. Then sell them or hand them out at the door to all participating members. Watch as the lanyards become an instant business card holder. It’s a great way to promote your networking group while giving your members an ideal tool to store their connections.

Mention UNIQUEIDEAS in your request for a quote and we’ll give you 15% off your entire lanyard purchase. Make sure to follow us on Twitter for more great ideas on how to use lanyards!


We understand how important it is to be good to our environment, and we’ve partnered with in an effort to commit to a green initiative. Our efforts don’t stop there.

Our earth-friendly lanyards are perfect promotional tools that are appreciated and recognized by environmentally conscious customers. Our line is made of organic cotton, bamboo and recycled PET, our most popular earth-friendly material.

PET stands for Polyethylene Terephthalate, a material in the polyester family most commonly associated with the ordinary plastic water bottle. You may recognize it by the popular recycling symbol with a “1” inside of it that appears on the bottom of PET products. So what’s the process of going from a recycled water bottle to the material we use for our lanyards? Check out this video to watch the transformation.

Our recycled PET lanyards are made with 100% recycled materials. They are just as durable as our other products and come in a wide range of colors. We can even print your logo and colors using inks free of polyvinyl chloride to make a truly eco-friendly result. Used as promotional products, these lanyards are perfect for a green trade show, an eco-friendly organization, a non-profit event and more.

Save the world with these promotional products. Mention ECODISCOUNT in your request for a quote, and we’ll take 10% off your entire earth-friendly order.


fashion lanyardsTake a second, close your eyes and envision a lanyard. Odds are you didn’t envision it around the neck of a stylish fashionista.

For some reason, lanyards don’t exactly scream “trendy.” Maybe it’s the durability of the beast. Or perhaps the multi-functionality… after all, trendy necklaces aren’t exactly what you might call multi-functional. Let’s be real. Why wear a necklace when you can wear a practical and chic lanyard?

We’d like to introduce you to American Lanyard’s fashion line: rhinestone, glitter, ribbon and lace. Looking for shine? Sparkle? A more feminine appeal? These materials create a whole new way of completing your look, perfect for the diva in all of us.

Have a more feminine business, like a nail salon or a spa? Buy our custom lace lanyards with your logo on it and promote your brand in style! They can be used by employees, or given away to VIP customers.

Attention bridesmaids: order our custom rhinestone lanyards for all the girls at the bachelorette party! Imprint the date and the bride’s name for a surprise all the girls will love, especially the guest of honor!

Support breast cancer research and order our custom glitter lanyards in pink for a fundraiser that embraces the strength and power of women. The glitter creates an extra feminine accent that showcases the beauty of determination.

Our fashion lanyards can be a great asset to your business, brand or personal life. For information on discounted pricing for these stylish lanyards, mention FASHIONLANYARD in your request for a quote, and we’ll give you a deal that’s as beautiful as these lanyards.


Are you passionate about a cause and looking for ways to contribute?

There are many foundations in need of support, and certain colors or designs that represent their cause. Pink ribbons represent the fight against breast cancer, while yellow signifies support for our troops. Countless other colors embody a variety of causes and charities… You can proactively help these foundations by increasing awareness through lanyards!lanyards for a cause

Below you’ll find a list of multiple colors and the cause they represent. Now…

1. Find a charity you’re passionate about.

2. Order our custom lanyards in the design that represents that charity.

3. Hold a fundraiser walk for your charity! Have participants donate money for their lanyard, and turn in the profit to your foundation.

It’s that simple! YOU can easily make a difference. Start with lanyards for a cause.

(Original list courtesy of

Pink: breast cancer awareness, birth parents, childhood cancer awareness

Yellow: supporting our troops, MIA/POW, suicide prevention, adoptive parents, amber alerts, bladder cancer, spina bifida, endometriosis, a general symbol for hope. A yellow ribbon with a heart is used to represent the survivors left behind after a suicide.

Rainbow: gay pride and support for the LGBT community and their quest for equal rights

Pale Yellow: spina bifida

Red: AIDS and HIV, heart disease, stroke, substance abuse, MADD, DARE, Epidermolysis Bullosa, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Burgandy: brain aneurysm, Cesarean section, headaches, hemangioma, vascular malformation, hospice care, multiple myeloma, William’s syndrome, Thrombophilia, Antiphospholid Antibody Syndrome, adults with disabilities

Purple: pancreatic cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid cancer, domestic violence, ADD, alzheimer’s, religious tolerance, animal abuse, victims of 9/11, Crohn’s disease and colitis, cystic fibrosis, lupus, leimyosarcoma, fibromyalgia

Lavender: cancer awareness, epilepsy, rett syndrome

Periwinkle: eating disorders, pulmonary hypertension

Blue: police force, drunk driving, child abuse, Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), the victims of hurricane Katrina, dystonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), alopecia, Education, Epstein-Barr Virus, Save the Music, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, anti-tobacco

Dark Blue: arthritis, child abuse prevention, victim’s rights, free speech, water quality, water safety

Light Blue: childhood cancer, prostate cancer, Trisomy 18, scleroderma

Teal: ovarian, cervical, and uterine cancers, sexual assault, polycystic ovarian syndrome, tsunami victims

Green: childhood depression, missing children, open records for adoptees, environmental concerns, kidney cancer, tissue/organ donation, homeopathy, worker and driving safety

Orange: leukemia, hunger, cultural diversity, humane treatment of animals, self-injury awareness

White: innocence, victims of terrorism, violence against women, peace, the right to life, bone cancer, adoptees, retinal blastoma

Pearl: emphysema, lung cancer, mesothelioma, multiple sclerosis

Black: mourning, melanoma, gang prevention

Brown: anti-tobacco, colon cancer, colorectal cancer

Grey: diabetes, asthma, brain cancer

Silver: children with disabilities, Parkinson’s disease, mental illnesses such as severe depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders

Gold: childhood cancer

Jigsaw:  autism

Lace: osteoporosis

Pink & Blue: miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death due to SIDS or other causes

Red, White & Blue: victims and heroes of the 9/11 attacks, patriotism, support of our troops



custom lanyardOur imprinted custom lanyards are perfect for a unique and exciting fundraiser. Let us place your organization’s logo and colors on our custom lanyards for a truly extraordinary appeal that catches everyone’s attention.

Not to mention, they’re earth-friendly, which is a great incentive for your “green” followers! Our full color lanyards can enhance your brand and image in a whole new way. Boost your profits to new heights with these custom lanyards.



DUES38 Are you searching for the perfect trade show or conference lanyard? Or are you looking for a branding tool with more than one use, that can be used time and time again? You just stumbled upon a great new promotional item – our custom imprinted Dual Purpose Lanyards! We took our standard lanyard and improved it with a second functionality. Available in a wide variety of colors and materials, you can customize your lanyard with your event or corporate logo and use it as a name badge holder for a conference or trade show. After the conference has ended the attendee can convert the lanyard into an eyewear retainer by removing the black plastic connector and inserting the ends to to eyewear.  The eyewear retainer can go home with the attendee and be used daily outside of the conference, reinforcing your message and branding, a great value added to your lanyards. Call us today to request a custom quote – 877-688-0080 ext 118