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Meg, Old Post Office | August 26, 2020

Cambridge teachers and frontline workers: let us put your smiling face on a button!

Idea Exchange, Old Post Office is pleased to offer custom buttons in our pick-up service. Use our Word template or follow these instructions for Google Presentation to submit a picture of your face to oporeception [at] ideaexchange.org, and Makerspace staff will make it into a pin-back button. Buttons are $1.00 each and you will be contacted when they’re ready for pick-up.

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Submitted by Debbie (not verified) on

We thought of a button idea too for our kids so they can recognize their class mates and know the face of new students. Is this something you would be willing to do?

Submitted by Laura (not verified) on

Hi Debbie -- Thank you for your question. Absolutely! We are happy to make buttons for anyone in our Region who would like one.

Submitted by Kelly Ernest (not verified) on

I would love to put in a larger order. Is it it possible for me to gather a whole schools pictures and submit them all at once ?

Submitted by Laura (not verified) on

Thank you for your comment, Kelly. Yes,if you have more than a few pictures at one school, we recommend that you gather them together and submit them together using the templates provided.

Submitted by Maureen (not verified) on

Does the image have to be sized exactly to the button or do you "stretch/shrink" the image to fit the button?
Do you have any suggestions on the best way to export the picture from email/drive to the button template for ease of size formatting?
Thanks!

Submitted by Laura (not verified) on

Hi Maureen -- Thank you for your question. It's usually best to size the photo you want to appear on the button to 2.5 inches x 2.5 inches before adding it to the template. We have updated our Word template (posted above) with instructions to make it easier to use. We have also added instructions above for sizing photos in Google Presentation. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.