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Meet Our Newest Button Maker of the Month!

Meet Our Newest Button Maker of the Month!

Each month here at American Button Machines we look for a button maker that exemplifies the ABM spirit and in March, we want to honor Jen Nold and her FRC Robotics Team 48.  Jen started with a 1" button machine from ABM to make buttons for her FRC Robotics Team.  FIRST Robotics Competitions are an international high school robotics competition where each year, teams of high school students and their mentors work during a six-week period to build game-playing robots and compete with other teams. Not only do they create fantastic robots, they are known for their amazing buttons!  Attend any FIRST event and...

2 Button Monkeys Shine as February's Button Makers of the Month!

2 Button Monkeys Shine as February's Button Makers of the Month!

What could be better than using an American Button Machine to spread happiness and smiles?  Using one to spread happiness, smiles AND encourage young children to read!  Teri Mattsen of Seattle, WA volunteers at a couple of the most underprivileged schools in her area and wanted to create a way to bring fun and excitement to the community while teaching the children to love reading.  So, she enlisted the help of a buddy, came up with an ingenious plan and just like that, 2 Button Monkeys was born!   First, they asked a class from each of the schools they volunteer...

Personalized Ornaments from ABM

Personalized Ornaments from ABM

Decorating the Christmas tree is a time-honored and much-beloved tradition observed by countless families across America and throughout the world. It is a wonderful experience to share with the entire family and brightens up houses for the entire month of December. And guess what?  We've got a way to make an already wonderful experience even better!  It's true. We suggest a new tradition to be added to your holiday festivities this year, but it's not something that you can just run out to the store and buy - what would be the fun in that? Nope, we suggest making at least...

Aldrich Public Library - Buttons for Change Recipient

Aldrich Public Library - Buttons for Change Recipient

Congratulations Aldrich Public Library on your status as the newest ABM Buttons for Change Partner!   The Aldrich Public Library is located in the heart of central Vermont. It serves Barre and the surrounding area by inspiring the joy of reading, promoting lifelong learning, and strengthening community through both traditional library services and innovative new programs. If you missed our recent FaceBook and Twitter posts about their ingenious use of buttons, you’re in for a treat. The very creative staff at Aldrich Public Library paired the latest Pokemon Go craze with buttons! Participants were given a series of tasks to...

Memorial Day Buttons

Patriotic Memorial Day Buttons Memorial Day is fast approaching. I don’t know about you, but for me, Memorial Day signifies that summer has begun. Yes, I know technically speaking summer officially begins in June. But with Memorial Day come parades, festivals, cookouts and family reunions. And don’t those events practically shout “SUMMER IS HERE!!”? And don't those events beg for Memorial Day Buttons? [caption id="attachment_340957" align="alignright" width="300"] Busy Beaver Buttons Photo Bottle Opener[/caption] [caption id="attachment_340961" align="alignleft" width="300"] Patriotic Nametags from Oriental Trading[/caption] Who doesn’t love a cookout? And what does every cookout need? Bottle openers and coasters, of course. There...

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