Lapel Pins

A lapel pin, which is also called a button or badge, is a small pin often worn on the lapel of a dress jacket. A lapel pin can be ornamental or lapel pins can indicate the wearer's affiliation with an organization/cause; such as, American Flag lapel pins which became very popular in the United States following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Many politicians took to wearing these lapel pins.

Unlike other promotional items, lapel pins are highly versatile, professional looking, easy to create, and extremely affordable. Give us a call 706-374-0710 for a FREE quote and to put our years of promotional and advertising experience to work for you.

Other popular uses for Lapel Pins:

Round Lapel Pins

1 inch Lapel Pin

1 inch Round
Item #CKLP105

Product Dimensions:
1" diameter

Imprint Area:
1" diameter (allow 1/4" bleed)

3/4 Round Lapel Pin

3/4 inch Round
Item #CKLP104

Product Dimensions:
3/4" diameter

Imprint Area:
3/4" diameter (allow 1/4" bleed)

Oval Lapel Pins

Oval Lapel Pins

1 1/8 Inch X 3/4 Inch Oval
Item #CKLP107

Product Dimensions:
1-1/8"w x 3/4"h

Imprint Area:
1-1/8" w x 3/4" h (allow 1/4" bleed)

US Pricing
Quantity of Lapel Pins 50 100 250 500 1000
Price per Pin $2.87 $2.14 $1.36 $1.18 $0.96

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Set Up Charge:

Exact Reorder:

Additional Imprint Color:
Four Color Process Included

Poly Bagging:
No Charge

Item Color:
Clear Outer Shell, Gold Military Clasp

Lapel Pin Back

A brief history of the flag lapel pin

It was during the culture wars of the late '60s and early '70s that the flag lapel pin truly took off and became the symbol that it is today. Republican candidates in the 1970 congressional race wore them as a symbol of patriotic solidarity against anti-Vietnam protesters like Abbie Hoffman, who donned a shirt made of the flag, or others who stitched the flag onto the seat of their pants. But it was Richard Nixon who brought the pin to national attention. According to Stephen E. Ambrose's biography Nixon, the President got the idea for sporting a lapel pin from his chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman, who had noticed a similar gesture in the Robert Redford film The Candidate. Nixon commanded all of his aides to go and do likewise. The flag pins were noticed by the public, and many in Nixon's supposed "silent majority" began to similarly sport flags on their lapels.

Over the next few decades, the pin sporadically surged in popularity. During the Gulf War, they sold briskly alongside flag patches and yellow ribbons. Then came 9/11. Taking a page from the Nixon Administration, George W. Bush and his aides all donned pins. So did many anchors on Fox News, though not Bill O'Reilly, who said at the time "I'm just a regular guy. Watch me and you'll know what I think without wearing a pin." ABC News, on the other hand, prohibited its on-air reporters from pinning on the red, white, and blue, citing a desire to maintain journalistic credibility. As befits a tradition that reached its height during the Nixon years, flag lapel pins have become to many a symbol of America's War on Terror, and the "either you're with us or against us" ethos that has often prevailed since September 11, 2001.

Rectangle and Square Lapel Pins

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More history of the lapel pin from Custom Lapel Pins:

Military lapel pins serve many purposes; patriotism, remembrance, recognition and membership. Military lapel pins are some of the most popular lapel pins today. Pins from WWII are highly collectible, and there are entire trading communities just for military pins and other memorabilia. Early lapel pins dating back to the US Civil War are the ribbon and medallion type of pin and are extremely collectible. There is a rich history to be discovered in collecting military lapel pins. The passing down of military lapel pins to younger family members is a wonderful way to stimulate an interest in world history and to share your family's history.

Lapel pins are given to members of military squads to identify them as belonging to a certain unit or group. While these types of military lapel pins are difficult for non-military personnel to acquire, you may be able to find one via an auction, or garage sale or from a family member. Today the types of military lapel pins that are most popular are those which show support for the military.