Lanyards are basically cords or ropes that are worn around the neck. At just about any place, you will most likely see someone wearing a lanyard. Schools, offices, conventions, and hospitals are just few places where you will see people sporting their lanyards. The most common types of lanyards are polyester, nylon, woven, tubular and blank. Beaded lanyards are also available; they are commonly used by the ladies as a fashion accessory because of its hint of femininity. The combinations of style, design and colors are just endless! We see lanyards in almost every area. Its main purpose is to carry and suspend an object; commonly just a small one. Moreover, it is also helpful such that it may be of use for keeping important things; such as keys and identification cards, from getting lost. Lanyards are popularly used for holding items close to the user. But aside from clutching on to something, they also serve many other purposes.
Lanyards can be of good use in schools. It can be customized to whatever design the school administration can think of. The school’s name can be printed on it. Not only does this scream school spirit but it also shows uniformity and unity among the students and faculty members of a certain school. For the design: together with the school’s name, one can also add the logo. It would also be a great idea to exhibit the school’s official color in the lanyard to show uniqueness. This can be used to hold a person’s identification card. It can also be utilized to hold the student’s keys for their lockers and their dormitories.
Moving on, in the professional world, lanyards can also be used not only in small offices but also in big companies. They are a great way to make personal, business, and employee identification easily seen. The company’s name, logo, symbol and even slogan may be printed or woven onto the lanyard. This can make companies be recognized better. Lanyards can be used for company branding and some sort of advertisement especially when worn outside of the office.
Conventions and marketing events are perfect opportunities to exhibit and use promotional lanyards. Bold ones are best used in these types of occasions because they can be easily read by whoever sees them. It is an effective marketing tool such that they can promote brands and introduce new products. Lanyards can be “walking billboards” such that those who are wearing them are actually showing off whatever it is that is printed on them.
This piece of cord also serves different miscellaneous purposes. They can be used to show what you believe in; like a form of self-expression. You can use them to present to the world the issues that you care about. An example might be a rainbow colored lanyard that would represent our friends in the LGBT family, or one with a fatigue design and a slogan printed on it which supports and salutes our troops. Another miscellaneous use of a lanyard would be serving as a fashion accessory. Beaded, colorful and bright ones are common with the ladies because of the additional detail that it can provide to an outfit.
As a great plus, lanyards can also be used not only by people but also by our furry friends! They can be simply attached to the pet collar and serve as a handy leash for our pets. If your four-legged best friend ever decides to wander and accidentally gets lost, getting back home to the family won’t be that difficult. You can print your details, like your address and contact number, onto the lanyard. This would help the finder to easily return Spotty back to its owner.