Bake Sale Goods Identified with Hello Badges

The iconic “Hello my name is” name badge is a staple C-Line item that has been around for many years. Ideal for meetings or conferences, the badges are a professional way to help identify event attendees. Since they are write-on, the badge can be made instantly without any prep work.

I have previously written about different uses I have found for the badges. When using the product as more than a name badge, it takes on somewhat of a fun role. Recently, I helped a friend organize a bake sale for Valentine’s Day in an effort to raise some money and the “Hello” badges become a key part of the sale’s success.

In the past, people have typically dropped off their baked goods and those working would sell them. The issue that occurred was that those working the sale would not know exactly what was in each item. In a time when food allergies are so prevalent, my friend wanted to avoid any medical issues by somehow informing potential buyers of what type of brownie or cookie each one was.

C-Line's Pressure Sensitive Hello Name BadgesOn the label, the baker has spelled out the name of the dessert, along with showing the key ingredients.

Since the majority of the goods are packed in zip lock bags, it made it difficult to write on and make the information visible. I decided that this was another instance that the “Hello my name is” badges would be helpful.

When the bakers signed up to participate, we handed out the red badges for them to use. The color of the badges corresponded with the Valentine’s theme, so it was an easy pick between the assortment that’s available. We instructed all bakers to be sure that all of their sale items had the name badge located on them.

The badges would be a way to give the name of each baked good, while also relaying information about the contents, which could be potentially harmful to some individuals. For example, the badges would read “Hello my name is Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. This product does not contain peanuts.”

We encouraged everyone to be creative with the names and share as much information as they would like. Some people even included their email, so that people could follow-up for the recipe.

The badges were a total success. No one had to purchase products they were unsure of. Instead, everyone knew exactly what they were getting even though the bakers were not present.

Even though we used the name badges to identify volunteers helping during the bake sale, using them as a baked good label was a hit! Buyers appreciated the additional information they were given about the products.

Here we use a name badge to provide more information at a baked sale. What unique way have you used our name badges? Share with us your thoughts below.

One Response to “Bake Sale Goods Identified with Hello Badges”

  1. Chuck Staggs Says:

    a lot of good information for additional uses of Hello Badges. I have seen them used for tailgating at football games on ziploc bags with food and utensils.

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