All of us, at one point in our lives, will be either directly or indirectly affected by cancer. The American Cancer Society does a fantastic job on educating the public and raising money for cancer research. Hopefully, a cure or better treatment options will be available within our lifetimes, but they need our help. Hence, the proceeds of the sales for each of these keychains will be donated to my school's Relay for Life team to help in the search for a cure.

These keychains are perfect for busy moms, teachers and survivors or fighters alike. They make excellent "just because" gifts, stocking stuffers and teacher appreciation gifts.

Click on the link "Order your keychains here" here or below to place your order.

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Get Your Hunt On!

Bow hunting season has arrived in Georgia and firearms season is around the corner. A camo key chain is just the accessory you need. Click HERE to order yours now.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

We HEART Sports!

Three more sports designs to add to the mix! All are great for either key chains or fobs. Click on the page link above to order your keychains.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Polka Dots Everywhere!

Three more polka dot designs added yesterday. The red and white one was suggested by a University of Georgia Bulldogs fan who wanted a red, black and white key chain. Since I went to UGA myself, I couldn't argue with that request! Go Dawgs!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Animal Prints, Anyone!?

Here's the latest and greatest ribbon design to be added to our key chain selection!
You know, the more I look at it the more I just love the beaded one that we put up yesterday. It's simple elegance is perfect for offices and business attire! Think of using a fob as a pull fob for your purse zipper or as a holder for all of your discount cards that go on your key ring. They're perfect.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Beaded and Chenille Key Chains!

I've been thinking of adding a "reviews" page to the Keychains for a Cause page. I got an email yesterday from someone asking about my credibility and realized that the average joe from the Internet wouldn't realize that when they place their order, their purchase REALLY will show up in the mail in a few days. If you've purchased a key chain, and you wouldn't mind me using your words that you've left here or in other places, please either leave a comment here or email me. I'd appreciate it.

Then.....On to some bling! My mother's been asking me to make a "flashy" key chain to send to my grandmother. She loves things with some pizazz, so here it is!
Now that's fancy pants! I took it outside to photograph so you could see the beading on it a bit better. I love the way it looks on my wrist also, although I made it a bit wider so she wouldn't have to struggle to get her fist inside it.
This key chain and the chenille one below will be up on the website shortly!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Colon Cancer Awareness Key Chain

Colon Cancer Awareness keychains and fobs are now available! Click here to order this and our other designs. Remember, October is breast cancer awareness month and all orders placed between now and October 31 that contain at least one breast cancer themed item will have the shipping refunded once the order has been processed!

Thank you for helping to support Relay for Life. Help us spread the word by "liking" us on Facebook!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

In support of breast cancer awareness month, place an order between now and October 31 and include at least one breast cancer themed item and your shipping will be refunded once the order is filled and shipped!

It's the perfect way to show your support to your friends, your family or as just a gift for yourself. Click HERE to place your keychain order!

Remember, proceeds go to support The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Keychains in the mail!

Barbie's Keychains she ordered are ready to ship out! They look great, I think. She ordered several, all in the key fob size. Barbie, they're coming at you on Monday!

Barbie was the one who suggested keychains for Infant Loss Awareness. The ribbon is a pink and blue combination, so I made the keychains to have the pink and blue split the chain so one half is pink and the other half is blue. Here's two of them with the opposite sides showing. I'm excited to send them to her and hope the people she intends to gift them to enjoy them as well. If you haven't seen our latest designs, check out our website. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. The ribbon for this is gold, but very similar to our Support Our Troops:Until They Come Home keychain, which would be a wonderful support gift for families to show their support for their children who are fighting so hard.

As always, if you can think of other causes or illnesses you'd like to see represented like Barbie did, I'm all ears!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

University of Georgia (UGA) key chains!

Erin said she got her keychain in the mail today which is amazing since it only went out Saturday. And, because I had to do it, we've now got University of Georgia colors for our keychains! Go Dawgs! This is the key fob size shown.

Click here to order this or any of our other fantastic keychains!

October is breast cancer awareness month and one of our breast cancer awareness key chains is perfect for showing your support. Again, proceeds from the sales of any of our keychains go to support my school's American Cancer Society's Relay for Life team.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Police Officers and Their Families Recognition

We're getting excellent request for ribbons for Keychains for a cause. Someone from school asked me to stock awareness key chains for police officers and their families, otherwise known as The Thin Blue Line. You may have seen the blue and black striped decal on the back of cars before. I've also read it helps to raise awareness for police officers lost on the job.
This, below, is a troup support keychain sent to Erin yesterday. Erin's husband has been deployed for what seems like forever now. Hopefully he'll be returning soon, but she's a trouper and hossed out preparation for hurricane Earl all by herself. She's an inspiration. Erin, keep and eye on your mailbox! The fob went out in Saturday's mail.
Lastly, here's one more "support our troups" keychain, this one with stars instead of just stripes. I think I like it better.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

More Infant Loss Awareness and Support Our Troops Ribbons

Click here to order any of the keychains you see on this page!

Erin asked the difference in sizes of a wristlet an key fob. This below is my wristlet on 1 inch nylon webbing that I use daily. I thought the white would get so much dirtier than it has, but it's been great and even that little green smudge on there was fuzz from the couch. The wristlets are 10 inches in length before they're folded over.
Key fobs are half that size at 5 inches before folding over.
Here's a picture of a key fob in action! Nothing like an action shot to really bring life into the picture...okay, so keys are rather boring for photography, but this is the key fob the man uses for his daily keys.
Hopefully that helped!

What started off as just a cancer awareness keychain operation has morphed into celebrating a myriad of causes near and dear to our hearts. I couldn't be happier. The suggestions we've had to this point have been invaluable, but the two from the last two days are extraordinary.

Erin, who is braving Earl at this moment, asked for ribbon to recognize our troops. I'm happy to say we now have the red white and blue ribbon that stands for the all inclusive "Support Our Troops."
I also found a better yellow than my original reflector tape yellow. The yellow ribbon signifies our anticipation of our soldier's homecoming with the phrase "Until they Come Home" which tears me up in pride and anxiousness.
I did some more shopping for Barbie from yesterdays Infant Loss Awareness ribbon and found this pink and blue ribbon to be bolder than the pale pink and blue of yesterday. I'll keep the original on the website regardless, but this key chain would be made to show blue on one half and pink on the other side and sewn with pink on the blue and blue on the pink.

It's not sewn down in the picture so it may look a bit strange here. I'll plan on having these three ribbons up by the end of the evening.

Keep the suggestions coming. There are tons of awareness ribbon colors and so few products for the supporters that I feel through these simple keychains we could provide some serious hope and comfort to others and raise money for a spectacular cause at the same time.

The morning comes early. Sweet dreams, everyone.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Miscarriage, SIDS and Infant Loss Awareness Key Chains

Barbie from Barb's Blurbs commented on yesterday's post that I should look into ribbon for miscarriages, stillbirth, SIDS and infant death awareness. I took her up on her advice and did some research to find that their ribbon is a pale pink and blue mix. I couldn't find pre-made ribbon, so I made this one myself. You can't see it so well here, but it's satin ribbon, although I'll be looking for grosgrain soon, and stitched in alternating colors. The blue is stitched with pink and the pink is stitched with blue.
It's going on the Keychains for a Cause page tonight. They'll only be available on the 1.25 cotton webbing, but in both wristlet and key fob sizes. I hope they're able to provide someone, somewhere, with comfort.

Do you have any other suggestions of awareness ribbons/patterns you'd like to see offered?