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National Button Day - November 16, 2013

Happy National Button Day! I bet you didn’t realize – in the midst of your Thanksgiving Day preparations and early Christmas shopping – another important holiday had snuck up on you. But it has. Yes, every November 16th is indeed our national day of making, celebrating and enjoying the wonderful world of buttons. And of course you just know that we cannot let an important day like this go by without recognizing it and providing a few suggestions for how to celebrate. Suggestions for celebrating National Button Day: 1. Check out the ABM Design Marketplace: We’ve partnered with artists from around the world to create ready-to-print designs for your button making projects. These widely varied offerings from our talented artists come in the four most popular sizes - 1”, 1.25”, 1.5” and 2.25”. Animal print? Got ‘em. Kids and babies? Yep, those too. Holiday themes? You bet. You’ll find something for everyone. They’re available for immediate download upon completion of payment, so start with 2 or 3 or 4 of these reusable collages and Happy Button Making! 2. Try something new: What better timing than on National Button Day to try your hand at something new? Of the all the new items introduced over the last year or so, our Flashing Button Sets have generated the most buzz. They’ll make a great addition to the button ornaments you’ll be making for the upcoming holidays. Speaking of the holidays, Magneta Snap pendants are wonderful gifts. Stylishly designed, the button switches out quickly and easily, creating a different necklace for every day of the week. 3. Learn and Interact If making something new doesn’t tickle your fancy on this most wonderful day of button celebration, perhaps finding a new button-related club or activity can stir up the old crafting passions once again. The National Button Society has a wealth of information on its website. If one of these happens to be in your area, maybe you can meet up with other button lovers and swap stories and buttons. Whatever you do on this wonderful holiday, we hope you enjoy it because the most important part of making buttons is to have fun while doing it! By Brighid Brown, Director of Blogging and All Things Cool at ABM

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