Create A Photo Album in 5 Steps

A photo album made from badge holders is the perfect holiday gift!

using badge holders to create a festive holiday photo albumWith the holidays coming, people are looking for a creative way to display their pictures. And, many people look forward to receiving homemade gifts for the holidays. Here’s a great little tutorial on how to make a mini photo album for those wanting to see your holiday pictures!

Follow these five, easy steps to create your photo album.

Badge holders are perfect for this cute craft. And, every year people take so many photos that these will come in handy not only for the holidays but year round.

Step 1

Choose the badge holder size that you would prefer for your book. Yes, this step is that simple, but we do carry several different sizes and badge holder types that it is going to take a bit to decide what will work best for your project.

Step 2

Either work with the inserts that can be ordered with the badge holders, or make a template so you can trim each picture to the correct size. The photos will need to be cut to fit either the badge holder or any insert you want to fit into the album.

Step 3

using badge holders as a creative and festive holiday photo albumFind the pictures you want to use and place them in order. Are you focusing on a theme for your photo album? Maybe you’re creating this for a grandparent so that it should be full of pictures of their grandchildren. Or, perhaps you’re making this for a Christmas present, so you want holiday pictures. Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter, the list goes on! Whatever your theme, make sure your photos match.

Place your pictures in order. Before you start filling your badge holders with priceless memories, remember that sometimes arrangement is essential. The organization will depend on your theme for your album.

Step 4

Start stuffing! Don’t forget that badge holders are clear and you can use both sides to display pictures. And, don’t limit yourself to just photos. Use the inserts to create unique messages for the recipient. With someone a happy birthday or Merry Christmas right in the middle of all the festive pictures.

using badge holders with dry erase markers for a school book or photo albumAnother great idea is to use the badge holders with a dry erase marker. Scrawl out a cute message and then have a child sign it right on the badge holder. Or, if this album is a gift for a child, include pages that they can draw on with the dry erase markers.

Step 5

using badge holders and personalized ribbons to create a festive holiday photo albumSecure the badge holders together. Use some of our custom ribbon rolls to tie all your pictures together. Not only will the photos leave a lasting impression, but personalized ribbons are a great touch. There are so many ways to use ribbon to tie it all together. With the different punched holes and slots in each badge holder, creativity is key to finishing this project.

From creative, personalized ribbons to the final photo album, your loved ones are sure to enjoy this easy and fun craft for their holiday presents!

Cheesecake, Coller Industries and Donations

Coller Industries prides itself on our contributions to our community. Donations to repeat customers make our work completely worth it.

With being the go-to specialist for all personal identification needs, Coller Industries enjoys donating name tags and other custom items to those who need a little bit of help. And, while we care about all of our customers, we love it when we have clients who feel comfortable coming back to us every year. Part of our community of caring means that we give back to the community.

donations make coller industries who we are and show community participationThe Cheesecake Factory Charitable Foundation

Sherry O’Neill is the General Manager at The Cheesecake Factory Charitable Foundation. She said, “In addition to the 15th Annual Golf Tournament event to raise funds for City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Foundation works within The Cheesecake Factory’s inspiring and engaging culture to allow staff members the opportunity to give back to various parts of their community.”

The Foundation exists to fulfill its mission through enhancing surrounding communities’ well-being. This non-profit organization was created not only as a means to raise funds for worthy causes but also as a way to unite our caring and conscientious staff members in charitable causes.

O’Neill also said, “These continued donations help us facilitate an essential aspect of our event, identifying valued bidders. At the Foundation’s Annual Golf Tournament, members wear name badges. These leverage communication, allow for ease of execution, and ultimately create an amiable atmosphere. This encourages members to return each year and continue to donate to City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center.”

Coller Industries donated badge holders with printable inserts and round black lanyards.
providing donations to those in our communities is what makes coller industries special
providing donations to those in our communities is what makes coller industries special

“On the day of the golf tournament, every volunteer, employee, and attendee will have their own name badge,” said O’Neill. “The donation, which was kindly offered to us, helps to offset the cost of ordering necessary materials.”

coller industries provides donations to those in our community

We are grateful for organizations such as The Cheesecake Factory Charitable Foundation. All of our donations are sincerely something that helps us stand out from our competition.

4 Perfect Products for Any Event

Standing out at your event is a must for any company!

Let us help you to create that one-of-a-kind brand for which you are looking. Here is a small selection of options for your next event.

Conference Name Tags

choose from our large line of personal identification products for your next eventThese name tags are a perfect solution for any event! Networking is easy when everyone has a professional name tag, and the low cost won’t destroy your event budget. Instead of spending your time printing inserts and stuffing vinyl name badge holders, let us print your attendees’ names on custom laminated badges.

Lanyards

choose from our large line of personal identification products for your next eventLanyards are popular for their ability to keep essential items like a name badge or pen close at hand. Most often they have a name badge holder attached, and sometimes the badge holder displays the entire agenda for a meeting or conference.

Lanyards are available in a wide variety of styles, sizes, materials and colors. Customize them with your logo, text or slogans. Lanyards can serve as an efficient and inexpensive source of advertising when worn or given away at events.

Agenda Badge Holders

choose from our large line of personal identification products for your next eventBadge holders are an event staple as they are frequently used for conferences, conventions, trade shows, meetings, schools and visitor passes. Not only are they a good choice for these events, but they are also a fantastic option for reusable needs.

Use these reusable tools for an agenda holder. Print out the schedule of classes or a map of your event for attendees to keep near them for easy access and reference. You might also include a dry erase marker for each person as a way of keeping notes that can be easily wiped off when not needed anymore.

Badge Ribbons

choose from our large line of personal identification products for your next eventAttach these simple ribbons using the adhesive strip to name badges and name tags to show who is who at a corporate event. Use titles such as president, secretary, staff and so much more. Also use these as achievement ribbons by using titles like sponsor, alumni, delegate or pretty much anything else. Badge ribbons are a great tool to use at events like corporate meetings or conventions.

Donations: Mrs. Smithson’s Kindergarten Class

Getting a quality education is important to
Coller Industries. So are donations!

As your go-to specialist for personal identification needs, Coller Industries strives to make a difference in our community. Part of this is to donate our time, products and solutions to those in need. Recently we were contact by someone in great need of our assistance.

“Teachers spend a lot out of pocket and having this donation helps (our) eight kindergarten teachers out,” said Michelle Smithson, Kindergarten teacher at Overall Creek Elementary in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Coller Industries donated lanyards and badge holders to help these classrooms with their needs.

“We will be using these lanyards for the students to have their name and library and lunch numbers printed on a tag to be able to independently type in their numbers on the keypad. Even in Kindergarten we, as teachers, are not allowed to help them type this number in for them. Having the lanyards gives them the visual to be able to look and see their numbers. Also having a lanyard helps to easily put them on and for storage,” said Smithson.

Round Corded Lanyards

Cord badge lanyards have length of 36 inches with a J-hook fastener, ideal for badge holders and ID Badges. These simple and inexpensive lanyards come in over a half a dozen classic colors.

Light Weight Badge Holders

These badge holders are a common size (2.25 x 3.5 inches) for meetings, schools and visitor passes. This is an economical vinyl option. The 8 mil vinyl is sturdy enough for light use and provides a few fastener options.

Smithson also explained, “We are in the ‘kid business’ doing our best to instill a love for learning and inquiry through (our) STEAM curriculum.” The donation will help them to stand up to their school goals: to assure academic & personal success for each child.

When given to such a great cause, Coller Industries loves providing these donations. We stand by our customers and strive to help in our community. All of our donations are something that help us stand out from our competition. And the best part is working with wonderful people like this!

Back to School Name Tag Edition

From new clothes to pens and paper, back to school needs are everywhere!

It’s that time of year again when parents are sending their kids back to school. Kids need all sorts of supplies to start the school year off right and prepared. We’re here to help the teachers and other educators get their supplies ready for back to school needs.

Choose from an abundance of identification products to meet most any need you might face in the classroom. Here are some great suggestions for a few types of personal identification needs that we carry.

Reusable Name Badges

reusable name badges for all you back to school needsWith as many choices as we have for these name badges, we’re sure to have what you’re looking for! Use adhesive name badges for the new students as name tags on their desks to make them feel welcome. Customize a Mighty Badge for each of the hall monitors. Or use a name badge as your hall pass. With magnetic fasteners, it will be easy to just have the student attach the badge to their shirt and you’ll never lose another hall pass!

Name Plates

name plates for all you back to school needsReplace your outdated name plate from last year. Choose from desk top or wall versions and match it your style. Name plates are also a great way to label all of your back to school supplies in your organized closet. And if you really want to step up your game, try giving one to students as a unique and classy reward for a job well done.

Badge Holders

badge holders for all you back to school needsDoes your school require that you wear photo ID or a security card to enter the building? Need something to make sure that you don’t lose this? Try a badge holder. By using badge holders that ID or security card can be easily accessible with a fastener or hang it around your neck with a lanyard. (We sell those too!)

Another great way to use these badge holders is to make a dry erase workbook. Customize the inserts with more lesson plans or homework materials. Use a dry erase marker to write on the badge holder and simply wipe with a cloth when done. Use and reuse these badge holder workbooks again and again.

Whatever your choice, budget and need, we definitely have the solution. And don’t feel limited by these suggestions. There are tons more things that you can do with each of these name tags or name badges.