For years I’ve been trying to convince Davin that a big button press would revolutionize our world. Small buttons are fun and have their purpose, but big buttons offer up a whole new world of possibilities. Big buttons remind me of special button-making fundraising days at my grade school. Throughout the course of the day students were escorted by classroom into a closet-sized room, where for 25 cents a woman would convert a photo of your choosing into a pinback button. I’m pretty sure mine was a photo of grade school me sitting at the top of the slide at my favourite park — all of the rides there were shaped like spaceships and the slide was a part of the Starship Enterprise!
I’m not sure if Davin has come around to my way of thinking or level of enthusiasm, but regardless, we’re making big buttons and I am happy.
The first thing I did was modify our garden designs for the new size. I love the designs at this size and have rediscovered a joy for wearing buttons. Although I generally try to stick to wearing one at a time.
Editing this to add that in a moment of clarity we made a change to the site so now people can choose if they want packaging or don’t want packaging. We try to keep packaging to a minimum in general, however the button sets come mounted on cards. So now buyers can choose to receive their buttons without the cards. Woot!