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Creative Ways to Use Custom Holiday Challenge Coins to Add Fun and Games to Your Next Seasonal Event

April 27th, 2011

Using custom challenge coins for special events and celebrations has become a common practice among many. Some of the reasons for their increased demand are flexibility of design, small size and affordability.  With the past weekend marking yet another Easter holiday, we had the chance to see and learn about some of the many different ways in which individuals and organizations use their customized coins to add creativity, fun and excitement to their annual holiday activities.

Making Coins a Part of Your Egg-stravaganza

Easter is one of the most popular, vibrant and fun filled holidays of the year.  A traditional activity is the Easter egg hunt.  Children, and many adults, look forward seeking out the collecting colorfully and brightly decorated eggs concealed about the event area.  More and more often, rather than using real hard boiled eggs, hinged plastic eggs are being used. These eggs are usually shaped and sized the same as real eggs and open to fit candy or other offerings.  Challenge coins work great inside the toy eggs as well.  A 1.5 inch custom event coin will easily fit inside of the egg adding an element of surprise and anticipation.  The sound of the mysterious object combined with the weight of the coin is sure to get Easter egg hunters even more excited about their findings.

How Many Christmas Coins Can You Find?

Organizers and Emcees of formal Christmas parties and galas can hide their yuletide challenge coins in random or unexpected places throughout the event area and challenge guests to find as many as they can. The winner receives a cash prize equivalent to the number of Christmas coins collected. Their search can span over the duration of the event, giving attendees time to mingle, dine, dance and not take away from the gala’s festivities. Additionally, each player can be permitted to keep one coin as souvenir from the event.

It’s a Toss Up For Collectible Coins

Annual events, like a New Year’s celebrations mark the beginning of a new phase of life for many individuals and groups.  Creating a few collectible challenge coins, with a unique design that includes the New Year and a sequence number will be the all the craze at the party. However, this collectible coin should not simply be given away. Party guests that want this coin will have to work for it by engaging in a classic game of ring toss to win this collectible coin.  All other guests and non-victorious players can be given a keepsake coin designed similar to the collectible just without a sequence number.  Everyone will go home and start the New Year off happy.

There a many more ways, aside from the ones we listed here, in which challenge coins can be used at events and gatherings.  All you need is to use your imagination and have the perfect challenge coin design.  Visit our Create-a-Coin page to get started,

If you have any questions or would like to place an order, feel free to contact Signature Coins at or by calling 1-800-953-3607.

Creating Customized Cause Related Challenge Coins to Raise Money For Non-Profit Events

April 21st, 2011

Many companies organize teams or groups to participate in non-profit cause related events like the March Of Dimes and the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk. Items like customized tee shirts, hats and mugs as well as a free lunch or VIP admission into special thank you galas are just a few ways in which participants are rewarded for their efforts.

Inspiring and Thanking Your Team’s Sponsors

Our question is, what about the sponsors who donate money, to research, development and treatment, on behalf of the event’s runners, bikers or walkers? For anyone and everyone who pledges their time a non-profit event to raise money, we suggest creating custom cause challenge coins.

If your company has a team or group that usually participates in a cause related event, offering and giving sponsors a customized challenge coin, to say thank you for their donations, will act as an added incentive to make a pledge. It will also give them a little something extra to look forward to about sponsoring next year’s event.

Designing Coins to Reach Full Fundraising Potential

To maximize your personalized coins fundraising potential, it is important to design coins in way that both the non-profit and your sponsors will appreciate. As a leader in the challenge coin industry, we have some design ideas that will help make your team’s coin unique and collectible.

For the best results, you should choose a double sided challenge coin and:

  • On one side, include the event name, date and, if allowed, the event’s or the non-profit organization’s official logo.
  • Your company, team name and logo on the opposite side.
  • Use a shape other than round,  like a star, heart, diamond or a combination  of two shapes
  • Include add-ons like glitter, danglers, cut-out or bobbles to give the coin character and flare
  • Most importantly, trust the creation of your challenge coin design to the professionals at Signature Coins.

For annual events, non-profits encourage participants to get sponsors and raise money by offering the individual members incentives, like customized memorabilia and admission to special events. Team members can boost their fundraising potential by applying this same principle to their sponsors using personalized challenge coins.

Contact Signature Coins today at to learn more about our coin design options and take advantage of our digital proofing system, with unlimited revisions, and fast shipping all free of charge.  You can also call our office at 1-800-953-3607 to speak with a one of our courteous coin experts.

Showing Your Appreciation For Trees with Custom Arbor Day Challenge Coins

March 30th, 2011

Arbor Day, which stems from the Latin word meaning tree, is a national holiday in which individuals and groups participate in and encourage planting and caring for trees. It started in Nebraska City, Nebraska in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton and was first celebrated on April 10th.

Showing and Sharing Your Love of Trees

In the United States, Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday of April. This year’s holiday falls on the 29thIf you or your organization is planning a something special for Arbor Day, have you considered using custom challenge coins for your event?

You don’t have to be a certified tree hugger to design your own Arbor Day challenge coin. At Signature Coins, we make it simple and fun to customize coins that capture the meaning behind and memories of your Arbor Day activities.

Custom Shapes, Graphics and More

When most people hear the term “coin” they assume that it has to be round.  However, this is no longer true.  Arbor Day presents the perfect opportunity to take advantage of our customized shape option.  You can get a tree shaped challenge coins just as easily as you could a round one.

Once you have decided your coin’s shape you can begin the truly fun part which is coming up with the details of your challenge coin design.  You may already have an idea of what you want your coin to look like, but do not have the tools to perfect it. This where our talented and creative graphic artists will take over and make the process even easier for you. Signature Coins has many design options available that allow you, with the help of our artists, plenty of room for creativity.

All of our customers get their choice of:

  • A single or double-sided coin
  • Unlimited colors and color combinations
  • Text, mottoes or phrases
  • Add-ons like cut-outs, sequential numbering, glitter and gemstones

By submitting your ideas, sketches or graphics to our team, we will gladly and quickly generate a unique challenge coin design that you can use for any and all of your Arbor Day events.  In addition to that, we will send you a free digital proof of your design and make as many revisions as you request until you are satisfied that your holiday coin looks exactly how you imagined it.

Call us today at 1-800-953-3607 to start creating your custom challenge coin.  Or, you can send your request, design ideas and images to