Published Aug 24, 2022 by Rick Cundiff
Now that we’re past both Elvis Week and Sturgis Bike Week, we’re getting toward the end of summer. And that means time to say farewell to the carefree season of fun.
Autumn is the time of year when we start to get serious again. Days are gradually getting shorter, There’s not much of a chill in the air yet, but it’s coming. And scholars from kindergarten to college are returning to classrooms all over the nation.
If you’re a parent or an educator, you’re undoubtedly looking for a way to keep young learners motivated and engaged throughout the school year. Or maybe you’re trying to find a way to fund a specific club, extracurricular activity or program.
Custom patches can be part of the solution to both of those. They’re versatile enough to serve as motivators or fundraisers as you need them to.
Remember letterman jackets? Sure, you do. Everybody looked up to the people who wore those jackets with the big fuzzy chenille letters on them.
Those might a bit out of date with the Gen Z and the rising Gen Alpha. But custom embroidered, woven or PVC patches can still win approval. You can pass them out at the beginning of the school year with your mascot or logo on them. Give students a little something to start the year off on a positive note.
Or you can save them for special achievements, whether in sports, academics, band performances or other events. Patches can even be a great addition to the curriculum, as a reward for completing specific programs such as Red Ribbon Week. The key is the recognition. It gives your students a sense of belonging to the school community.
Patch recipients don’t have to wear them. They can collect and display them, either at home or at school. Or they can choose to wear them on jeans, jackets, shirts or backpacks. Iron-on backing makes them easy for parents to apply.
What about fundraising? You’d be surprised to learn how popular patches are for raising money for school programs. Everyone likes to feel they’re a part of the successes of drama programs, bands, sports teams and other activities. Patch collections can showcase memories from every year of high school.
Getting started is easy. Patches are economical, attractive and easy to sell at a low enough price that anyone who wants one can afford them. And you can even bring back that classic chenille letterman patch if you want.
The bottom line is, patches can fill multiple roles at your school. Why not find out today how they can help you and your students have a great year this term?