More Than Just Keyrings
About More Than Just Keys
Keyrings have a long history, from when people would carry a lucky charm on a string or chain, and often attach it to their most precious small personal possessions. Of course, up until the later centuries, people had no actual keys! Keyrings proper only really took off in the 19th century, when keys became a mainstream component of citizens’ lives. This rolled on into the 20th century and up until today. During their evolution, these accessories became far more than merely a steel ring upon which to secure your keys.
Today, the word “keyring” typically refers to the attached item of whatever material, and not the steel ring itself, upon which the keys are secured. These mini plaques are either typically personalised, branded or both, and, apart from making your bunch of keys visible and easier to find, they carry a message, be that corporate or more personal. They also add to your bling! Great keyrings are stylish and mod and are definitely an accessory in the modern world.
Bling, Promotion, and Practicality
At the turn of the 20th century, souvenir keyrings began to appear, and they became commonplace for their use for advertising circa 1902. The Brussels Cycle Show of that year started the trend when the Gladiateur brand issued keyrings as part of its marketing strategy. Talk about being ahead of your time! Fraternities are famous for producing bespoke keyrings, and the fact that a great many soldiers in WWII carried them likely provided a huge boost for their normalisation in the post-war decades that followed.
Automakers of course are probably the fraternity today who consider branded keyrings essential, and that tradition began in France around 1960. It was such a logical and good fit with the industry, most brands took to it immediately, and have only developed more enticing branded keyring options ever since.
Trophy and Medal Boutique is Keyring Palace
At Trophy and Medal Boutique, we’ve had years of manufacturing keyrings, trophies, medals, plaques and other awards too. When it comes to the art of rendering these products in the most suitable material and with the greatest flair, we’ve got it down pat. We’re a professional service that produces only quality goods, and the fact that the vast majority of our clients are old customers is a testament to the care and precision we bring to everything we do.
When you need a keyring or a thousand of them, call on us first. We’re competitively priced and able to produce keyrings to your specifications, no matter how exact. Call us, mail us or visit us online, but be sure to bring your requirements to Trophy and Medal Boutique, and we’ll give you the most stylish results every time.