Ribbon Pins, Creating Awareness and Providing Support
Our Ribbon Pins are available in all colors. Ribbon Pins are also commonly referred to as awareness pins. Our awareness pins are 1 ¼” tall x ½” wide. In-stock colors are White, Pink, Red, and Purple and White & Burgundy for the Children’s Awareness Pins. All pins can be personalized on request. For special colors, minimums may be required.
Using these pins to create and celebrate awareness can be attributed to Penelope Laingen, a military wife who tied a yellow ribbon around an oak tree in her yard when her husband was being held hostage in Iran. From that time on, a Yellow Ribbon became the symbol of hope and awareness. Ribbons and the ribbon pin were used to convey the thoughts and prayers that were going out for our troops stationed in faraway places.
Red Awareness Pins
In the early 1990’s the Aids epidemic waged it’s way across the world. Soon activists adopted the power of awareness ribbons and the ribbon pin and introduced the Red Ribbon to signify the passion, the effort and the investment needed to find a cure
Pink Awareness Pins
In 1992 ribbons and the ribbon pin were introduced in an effort to build awareness and support for the breast cancer cause. Thanks to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Pink Ribbons and the pink ribbon pin flooded the market and continue to do so. Breast cancer month has traditionally been celebrated in October.
White Ribbon Pins
White awareness pins are commonly used to create awareness for peace, lung cancer, bone cancer, right to life, adoption, Alzheimer’s disease, blindness, anti-pornography and the Great American Smokeout.
Purple Awareness Pins
Purple Awareness Pins have been used as a symbol of courage and to halt abuse. Causes include Domestic violence, animal abuse, and Alzheimer’s disease.