Fun with Name Tags

Danny's-name-badgeDanny Woodfill, Owner/Store Manager/Special Events Coordinator of The Book Spot in Round Rock, TX, recently required lanyard name badges to identify staff and volunteers. He let everyone hand-design their own name badge with their own information–any information they wanted to share.

“I kind of set the tone by creating mine first, but I told them they could do anything they wanted,” he says, “as long as the remembered that their mom would probably one day read it.”

Danny wrote his name and one of his job titles, but as you can see in the photo gallery above, the rest of the staff got very creative and included colorful drawings.

Except for one.

1402682209962“We shamed Beth for her lack of effort (Office Space style),” Danny told me. “And she came back the next time with a very complicated drawing of a boy reading down by the river.”

After the badges were complete, the staff tweeted photos of them to their followers.

Danny says, “All in all it was fun and allowed us to act like a big store with out being stuffy and boring.”20140812_171313


Beth Golay

Beth is a reader, writer, marketer and Books & Whatnot founder. Even though she knows better, she's a sucker for a good book cover and will positively swoon if a book is set in appropriate type. @BethGolay