Thanks giving and Christmas are fast approaching, and now is the best time to plan your gifts for your family and your clients and employees. If you are thinking of giving away custom lanyards to your clients, or maybe you were tasked to design the custom lanyardsforyour company then you need to make sure that you are making the right choices when it comes to their designs.To make the design process a bit easier, here are some tips that you can use:
1. Consider the following factors when you are making the design:
a. Occasion – Are the lanyards going to be used as the company’s corporate giveaways during the holidays? Or maybe you’re planning to distribute them to vacationing students during Spring break? Your lanyard designs should complement the occasion, and this could be done easily just by choosing colors that match the seasons. Red or green during Christmas, for instance. Light or pastel colors during spring. Or, black or dark colors during Halloween. You could also add symbols or characterson the lanyards that commemorate the occasions, like hearts during Valentine’s or a pine tree during Christmas.
b. Recipients – Are the recipients old, young adults, or school age children? You could make the custom lanyards look formal, fashionable or playful according to the recipients’ preferences. There is a lanyard that would fit any personality or age.
c. Budget –all custom lanyards are actually affordable. However, if you prefer the most expensive material and style of printing, you can expect to add anywhere between a couple of cents or a dollar or more per piece in your orders.
2. Match the design with the theme.
After all, one of the reasons why your company chose to use custom lanyards as corporate giveaways is to promote itself. Make sure that the lanyardscarry the logo, name and if possible, the tagline of yourcompany. Try not to deviate from the company’s overall look or style. On the other hand, if you are designing them for your family holiday get together, stick to the party’s theme or motif to complement the event.
3. Make it unique and appealing.
The beauty of customized lanyards is that could add personal touches to them. Lanyards could make events more intimate and personal. There are different styles and colors of lanyards that can suit any kind of occasion. Mix-and-match designs and colors until you come up with a design that will suit your needs and taste.
4. Should be reader-friendly
Sometimes, the designers focus too much on the color and materials of the lanyards. Remember though that the recipients and other people are need to be ableto see and read what was printed on the lanyards. Make sure that the fonts are big enough. Avoid script font styles as they can be hard to read, especially when they are small, like on a lanyard. If you plan to give them as gifts to the elderly, then you should choose lanyards that are at least an inch wide. This is so you can make the fonts bigger for the recipients to appreciate what is printed on them.
5. Updated fashion
One reason why lanyards are gaining popularity is its overall contribution to fashion. Most lanyards can be made to complement different kinds of outfits.
You can also design your lanyards in such a way that they would have the updated, voguish look that the recipients would appreciate. Take note however that lanyards that have a conservative and traditional can be quite fashionable too. Simply lessen the elaborate designs, use plain fonts, and choose the regular style. There are still many recipients who prefer thisold-fashioned look of lanyards.
With these simple tips, you are now ready to start making your own lanyard design.