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Today we have reduced our minimum order quantity for custom Eco-Friendly lanyards from 500 down to just 100!

Our Eco-Friendly custom lanyards are made from recycled materials (PET) and consume no new resources. They’re perfect if you’re environmentally conscious.

See examples on our Eco-Friendly lanyards page.

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Feb
5
2010

We’ve officially joined the social networking revolution.

In other words, we now have a Facebook fan page.

So support us by becoming a fan of Lanyard Lab on Facebook! We haven’t decided what exactly we’ll do with our Facebook page yet, but it’s not impossible to think we might offer some special deals to our fans, so it certainly wouldn’t hurt to join.

To become a Lanyard Lab fan (A Fanyard? Nah.) You can either use the link above or the box on the right side of this blog.

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We frequently review our web site statistics, paying particular interest to the search terms and keywords that bring future customers to Lanyard Lab.

By far, the most popular term used to find us is “custom lanyards” which certainly makes sense since that’s exactly what we sell. But there are quite a few misspellings and typos of the word “lanyard” that we see pop up all too often.

Here are a few of the more common (and sometimes amusing) ones:

  • Landyards
  • Linyards
  • Laynards
  • Lanierds
  • Lanuards
  • Lanard
  • Lanerds
  • Laniards
  • Lane yard

I’m sure there are more, but those are just the ones our stats show from the last 3 days.

So hopefully by listing them here future misspellers will find us in their search for custom lane yards – and maybe they’ll end up buying some lanyards too.

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Jan
24
2010

Neck Lanyard vs. Safety Lanyard

About: Lanyards

We’re happy being in the custom lanyard business, but if there’s anything we’d like to change about it, it’s the word “lanyard.” Not only is it an unusual word, but it also has a few definitions that have nothing to do with the comfortable items we offer to hang around your neck.

For example, take this quote from a recent tragicĀ Toronto Sun article:

All four men killed after plunging 13 storeys when a scaffolding snapped on Christmas Eve were wearing body harnesses, but it seems three of the men were not using a lanyard to affix the harness to a solid structure, Toronto police said yesterday.

“The harness without a lanyard, even one with a lanyard but not attached, if it’s not affixed to anything it’s useless,” said Det. Kevin Sedore.

Sedore said one man did have a lanyard (lifeline) attached to his harness, but it was not connected to anything.

The good news is that the lanyards we sell are fun items, regularly used to promote a business or show school spirit. The bad news is that we must continue to use the same word for our products as the safety harness attachments that were improperly used in the story above.

Since we can’t change the English language, we’ll just have to continue with term “lanyard” to describe what we sell and reduce the confusion between the two definitions whenever possible.

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In addition to our budding Lanyards in the Wild series of posts (of which there is only one so far), I’d like to also regularly point out here just how effective custom lanyards in promoting your business or organization.

I was at the Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom recently and a particular lanyard stood out to me. Now, anyone who has been to a Disney theme park since Disney began their pin trading program 10 years ago knows that you can’t walk 15 feet without spotting a cast member (Disney employee) or park guest wearing a lanyard. They’re used both to show off collected lapel pins as well as to display pins available for trading with other cast members and guests.

So in walking through the Magic Kingdom and in helping to run Lanyard Lab, I’ve become quite accustomed to seeing lanyards everywhere – to the point where I rarely pay attention to them anymore. But as I passed by Space Mountain recently, I my attention was drawn to another park guest wearing a bright blue “Universal Studios Orlando” lanyard.

Here I was, standing in front of one of the most famous rides in the world’s most popular theme park and I suddenly found myself thinking about a nearby competing theme park just because I read someone’s custom lanyard. And it wasn’t even a result of a paid advertisement, but rather just some guy who decided he liked the lanyard and would wear it.

Now that’s a powerful promotional product.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get my camera out in time to snap a picture of the lanyard described here but I assure you it was quite effective in getting me to think about Universal Studios instead of the Disney park I was standing in, even if only for a second or two.

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