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Celebrating Our Favourite Moments in Text on World Book and Copyright Day April 20 2018

Words on the page have the power to take us out of our daily lives and into other fantastic worlds. Other media can excite us too, but books hold a special place here for us and maybe you too.

In honour of World Book and Copyright Day, taking place on April 23, we have put some of our favourite book moments onto buttons.

UNESCO World Book Day Canada 2018 Harry Potter

Seeing them again instantly brings the magic of the entire story back. Can you tell what books the passages on the buttons are from? Head over to our Instagram and Facebook pages to leave your guesses. The first to comment with the correct answer gets the button!

We'd also really like to know what you are reading right now! We are always looking for recommendations. Some of our button makers love a good audiobook to keep them company as they press custom button orders!

And of course, if you have a favourite passage from a favourite book, why don't you put it on a button or other custom product like a fridge magnet, coaster, mirror or keychain? So many page-turning possibilities. We'd be happy to help!

 

 

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Throwback Thursday: Groundhog Day Vintage Button Roundup February 02 2017

We know Groundhog day seems like it happens again and again so why not delve into the past with these cool vintage Groundhog Day buttons. We're not sure how accurate of a meteorologist these little dudes are but knowing it'll be spring eventually is good enough for us!

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Groundhog day pins vintage Groundhog Day Buttons 2017
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Great Ideas: The Resolution-O-Matic Button Vending Machine January 05 2017

Setting new year's resolutions can be super boring and stressful! Let us pick one for you! This month we decided to fill up the vending machine outside the shop with silly New Year's resolution that you can keep (like "Eat More Cake") or aspire to ("Become a Rockstar"), randomly selected for you!

Stop by our Toronto shop to grab your own!

Vending Machine Capsules from People Power Press

Inspired? Resolve to make more buttons! Put your own button sales on automatic with Button Vending Machines in a variety of sizes! The one outside our shop is a Round Beaver model that fits 1" Buttons and is available as a kit with everything you need to sell buttons with it!

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Spooky Face Dry Erase Buttons for Silly Halloween Fun! October 19 2016

Spooky Face Dry-Erase Buttons from People Power Press, Halloween Buttons,

 

Halloween is almost here, and we are oh-so ready to play some tricks, eat some treats, and have some fun with with Spooky Face Dry Erase Buttons!

These silly buttons feature classic Halloween favorites with a twist: you can customize them yourself whenever the mood strikes! The only thing you need is a dry erase marker and a little imagination...

 

Spooky Face Dry Erase Buttons, Halloween Buttons, People Power Press,

 

Simply draw a face and then erase! Repeat as many times as you like!

If you come up with the the BEST FACE EVER you can make the design more permanent by using wet-erase or permanent markers too.

Spooky Face Dry Erase Buttons come in lots of fun and colourful designs: witch, cat, pumpkin, mask, and Frank! All are available as single buttons, or you can collect the entire Spooky Face Button family.

You can even get have a custom collection or button designed for you by our team! The possibilities are endless. Just give us a call!

 

      

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New! Spooky Reflect-O and Glow-In-The-Dark BOOtons from People Power Press October 05 2016

Reflective and Glow-in-the-dark buttons from People Power Press

Just in time for Halloween! Light up the night and stay safe and bright with our new collections of Glow-In-The Dark and Reflect-O Safety Buttons!

 

Glow-in-the-Dark buttons charge in the light and then glow bright, making them a GREAT spooky accessory for any costume or festive Halloween outfit!

Glow in the Dark and Reflective Buttons for Halloween from People Power Press

In the daytime they look like a regular button, but when the sun goes down their magical glow is revealed. Glow-In-The-Dark buttons also make it really easy to keep an eye on little ones or stay with a group while trick-or-treating. Just follow the glowing pumpkin!

 

Reflect-O Safety Buttons reflect light from streetlights, flashlights, and oncoming cars just like bike reflectors. Such a festive way to keep your little ghost and goblins visible and safe while out on a Halloween adventure.

Glow in the Dark and Reflective Buttons for Halloween from People Power Press

Both Glow-In-The-Dark and Reflect-O BOOtons are available in an assortment of designs. If you're going for a spook-tacular look, the creepy-crawley spider is an awesome accessory! If creepy-crawly isn't for you, the black cat and pumpkin designs are cute as a BOOton!

Glow-in-the-Dark and Reflect-O Buttons are now available in packs of three 1-3/4" buttons. Each pack contains three random Halloween designs in a reflective or glow finish.

 

 

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PB+Jelly April 02 2016

Custom Peanut Butter  <3 Jelly Day made in house by our design team
We offer custom design services for any project you have in mind !
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April Fools Day April 01 2016

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National Doctor Day March 30 2016

Happy National Doctor Day.
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Hope You Had a Hoppy Easter! March 29 2016

All of us here are the button store hope that your long weekend was fun and filled with family & friends, laughter, and happiness!

Oh yeah. And chocolate :)

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Black History Month February 16 2016

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Let's celebrate black history month this through buttons! A great way to show recognition towards current and past African Canadians that make and have made great contributions in art, culture, public service, politics and human rights.

Toronto itself has so many talented musicians that contribute to music history while helping Toronto's reputation grow stronger. drake, shad, all-star

Drake whom was given a key to...

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Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day <3 February 08 2016

It's almost Valentines day, and everyone here at People Power Press hope you have the happiest one yet!

If you "don't really DO Valentine's Day" but have a special someone in your life, we've got just the thing for you!

Come by the shop and take a look at our super cute "Sorry, Valentine" button collection.

These sassy little buttons are a great way to begrudgingly participate in all the...

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Button of the Week: Go Raptors Go! February 03 2016

We love our Toronto sports teams around here, especially when they are playing well.

The Blue Jays gave us a great summer and fall and now the Toronto Raptors are killing it on the court.



So, just like our Jays buttons, we wanted to make some buttons to show our love for the Raptors and celebrate their record-breaking success.

And what a year to be going hard - in a few weeks the city will play...

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Happy New Year! January 05 2016

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We wanna wish you a rad start to 2016!

2015 was another great year here at People Power Press and we owe a lot of that to our very awesome customers.

We want to send you all a big thanks for making our year totally rock and being one of our best yet.

Among the highlights:

- New products including button bracelets, FLEX series of hobby button makers and shoelace clips!

- Opening our Canadian retail store and getting such a warm Junction welcome!

- Introducing Daily Deals for daily specials on button making supplies, machine and custom buttons!

- Launching our new Canadian site to make placing orders and finding products easier!

- Continuing to be inspired by the awesome work of our customers - button folks really are the best! Check out some of them here, here and here.

We're beyond excited for year ahead and introducing more new programs, products and services.

We're also looking forward to what amazing button stuff we can come up with together!

Oh, we really could go on about how lovely you have all been to us, but blah blah blah...

Have a Happy New Year!

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Button of the Week: Stand Up for Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week November 20 2015

Buttons are always a great way to campaign and spread a message to a wider audience.

This week we wanted to use our Button Of The Week to highlight Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week happening throughout Canada and beyond.

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This is a message that we all need to hear and practice so everyone in our communities feels safe and respected.

To learn more you can check out Bullying Awareness and...

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Button of the Week! - Winter is coming! November 09 2015

Celebrate the Cooler Temperatures This Week!

It's Monday and that means that it's time to unveil our button of the week! Every week we make a button available in the shop and this week we want to embrace the fact that winter is really coming. 

The temperature is dropping and the sun sets at 4:30, but we've decided that instead of shying away from the cold weather, we would just embrace it! After...

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I Love My Library and You Should Too! Custom Buttons for the Vancouver Island Regional Library October 23 2015

 

October is National Library Month across Canada and we were fortunate enough to work with the outstanding folks at the Vancouver Island Regional Library.

Most of us have taken advantage of our local library at some point, but we would like to take a minute and highlight the heart and soul behind all of our local libraries - the librarians and staff who work tirelessly to provide us with this...

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Buttons to Celebrate the Year of the Sheep! February 14 2015

Chinese New Year is just around the corner, so we made these custom buttons to mark the occasion.

Stop by, say “Hi” and pick one up in store, if you’re in the neighbourhood :)

February 19th marks the beginning of the Year of the Goat or Ram or Sheep, depending on who you ask or where in the world you are celebrating.

Folks born in this year (1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and...

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Button of the Week – Haggis and Poetry Buttons for Robbie Burns Day! January 23 2015



Robert Burns Day Custom Buttons by People Power Press


Well, it’s that time of year again everyone! Haggis time!


January 25th is Robbie Burns Day. Burns was a Scottish poet and his birthday is a national holiday in Scotland and is celebrated by Scots and those with Scottish roots around the world. Traditions include reciting some of the bard’s beloved lines, raising a glass or two of whiskey, playing the bagpipes and eating the Scottish delicacy...

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Happy New Year - Start a New Hobby Making Buttons January 12 2015

2015 is here! A brand spanking New Year is before us!!

Did you make any resolutions? If you did, you might like some of the resolution buttons we made at the office. They are our Button of the Week so if you are near our store in Toronto’s west end, please make sure you pass through to pick one up!

Resolutions or not, the New Year is usually a time for new beginnings... like starting a new hobby!...

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Button of the Week - Buttons to Make Your New Year Sparkle! December 21 2014

Custom Buttons for the New Year from People Power Press

Celebrate the New Year with a little sparkle! A glittery button like these make the perfect complement to your New Year’s outfit. Make them as a pinback button or as a flat back button with a magnet attached to prevent pinholes in your festive frock.

You can make buttons like the ones made by our designers by printing directly on Dura-Lar filmand putting some festive paper underneath to match...

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Button of the Week - Happy Holidays! December 14 2014

Christmas Custom Buttons from People Power Press

Looking for a fun way to make your holiday celebrations a bit more festive? We have a few button ideas to help you with that!


Custom holiday buttons can be used in so many ways.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Custom Button from People Power Press
You can pin them to your favourite holiday sweater, tie or hat. How about an ugly Christmas sweater button to wear with your ugly Christmas sweater?

 

Christmas Ornaments with Button Making Machine
You can create button ornaments with photos of family or special...

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Black History Month button – Wangari Maathai button February 19 2014

February is Black History Month and March is Women’s History Month so we are showing our support for both with this Black History Month button of Wangari Maathai. She only died in 2011, but tomorrows history is created from todays present, and Wangari Maathai was a wonderful person, so we are pleased to highlight her here. Wangari [...]
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Rabbit button – Animal button January 30 2014

February is Adopt a Rabbit month. We’re showing our support with a rabbit pin-back button. Animal buttons are super cute, and help create conversations that can lead to people getting educated. Want to know more about how to properly take care of rabbits? Check out this video: Planning on getting a rabbit? Get one from [...]
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Australia button January 23 2014

Australia Day is this Sunday. If you can’t take a vacation to the Land Down Under and get away from all the snow – it’s summer time there now – this Australia button is going to have to do. You can find this and other flag buttons here. Have you gone on vacation somewhere? Make [...]
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