Let's talk Pin certificates! :-)
Pin comes with a certificate in your name or the name of the person to
whom you are giving the pin to as a gift. The certificates each measure
2.888 inches by 2.328 inches (7.3 cm by 5.9 cm). They are made of
fancy, marble-patterned paper.
in 1995 when I started this whole pin endeavor, I had
individually-numbered certificates for every pin. My plan was to send a
standard numbered certificate with every pin and not personalize it.
'95, I have moved four times. As anyone who has moved to a new place
knows, SOMETHING always gets lost in the process. In my most recent
move, what got lost included the master list of pin number counts. Was
the last Original Pin I sold #443? Was the last Starry Pin I shipped
#67? Who knows? The master list is history, so no one can know. I am
not going to make up numbers out of the blue to write on the
certificates just so that I can have pin sales - that would be
What to do? To solve this problem, I decided to get creative.
of numbered certificates, I have now do custom-made certificates
individually for each person. It's more work, but feels worth it to
make sure you get a quality product. :)
new standard Pin certificate now says "This (insert type of pin)
Jumpgate Pin has been especially prepared for _________ on this day of
(date I got your order) by the original artist (my signature).
Here is an example of the new standard pin certificate:
you don't mention that you want anything different than this standard
look, this is an example of what the certificate will look like that
you will get with your pin.
If you ask me to, I will prepare a custom certificate with your name on it:
if you want different text on your certificate? What if you decided
that you wanted to be "World's Greatest Dad" for instance? Or "King
Something the Third?" Maybe it's time to get a "Supreme Commander" Pin
Ask and ye shall receive. :-)
if you wanted to give a Pin to someone special? Maybe you would prefer
to let them know. You can say "Here's to my best friend" or "To Mom
from Your Daughter " - or even go as fancy as this:
OK, that IS a bit much, I admit - however you never know what some people could prefer.
What do YOU want?
Just let me know how you want your certificate done when your order your Pins , and we can go from there! :)