Lanyards are huge colorful straps described as a cord intended for holding an item around the neck. Lanyard seems a new item to some but it actually has been around for centuries. A lanyard back then was called “Laniere” meaning ‘thong’ or ‘strap’ and was used for attaching a whistle, pistol or a sword to uniforms of soldiers in the French military.
Nowadays, lanyards stay as decorative items and have a more modern look. They have metal clasps used for holding items like keys and electronic devices like cameras and mp3’s but they are mostly used to hold identification cards for schools and other establishments. Lanyards may come in different colors and designs. The lanyards with designs are called logo lanyards or printed lanyards.
Lanyards are sold everywhere and people can buy the lanyards with the design they like but sometimes they can’t see the design they want in some lanyards so they ask someone to make their lanyards with the design they like. Yes, these lanyards can be custom made and the person can give the desired design to be imprinted on the lanyards.
Words and pictures can be put on logo lanyards so it is a good promotional item for a business or for companies. Lanyards have been popular among school children, so most of them wear logo lanyards. The lanyards they use usually have images of their favorite cartoon characters or a name or image of the sports team they like. Other school children’s lanyards come in different bright and attractive colors.
Many online stores provide custom logo lanyards. Back in 1991, there were already companies that offered custom printed lanyards. They make any lanyards and the design the customers want to be put on their lanyards. They have different themes for their lanyards such as college, sports, animal print, motivational, and religious, where they put the name or logo of the said themes on the lanyards. They also provide different types and styles of lanyards in affordable prices.
Lanyards have also become a fashion statement for young people. Like the necklace some see as jewelry, young people buy lanyards with beautiful designs and show them off to their friends. They can also pair their lanyards with the clothes they use. Most of them use their lanyards as cell phone holders, the cell phone acting like a big golden pendant. The lanyards used as fashion statements are those with intricate designs that will catch everyone’s attention. It can be with bright neon type design or the glittery design.
Lanyards actually have many uses and it depends on the person who wears it on where it will be used. Sometimes they are used as wallet key chains. Some let them dangle around their neck or outside their pockets. Some use them for bottle holders and pouch holders. Others put button pins on their lanyards for additional design.
Children, teens and adults will love logo lanyards not only because of the beautiful design but also for the reason that lanyards will come great in their everyday use. Children will love the cartoon character designs, the colorful strap that will be around their neck as an ID holder or pouch holder. Teens will feel proud as they wear their lanyards with their school or university logo, the same with teens who wear the lanyard with the sport team they belong to either inside or outside of the school. Adults will also love to use their lanyards in their work either as an ID holder, key holder, USB holder or a holder for electric devices such as cell phones.
Simply put, lanyards are for everyone.