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Custom Programs

Creating a custom keepsake with Beacon Design is a great way to engage your donors, supporters and the public annually. A custom keepsake reflects who you are increasing exposure for your organization, while raising funds or generating revenue. Having an annual collectible turns your donors into collectors, solidifying their donation for years.

How do I get Started?


Our team will LISTEN to your needs and will collaborate with you to develop a program that makes sense.


Then our design team will execute a concept that reflects your organization’s vision.


Lastly we will support you in your efforts by sharing ideas on how to get the most out of your program.

Things to Keep in Mind

There are some important things to consider when you think about creating your custom keepsake program with Beacon.

How much money do I have in my budget to start this type of program?

It’s important to know if you have a budget that you are working with so that we can tailor a program to you. The beauty of creating custom product is that we have the ability to work within your desired budget.

How many pieces should I order?

That will depend on how many supporters you have, how you are going to utilize your keepsake, etc. Our goal is that you have the highest level of sell through and that your program is a success, so we will work closely with you to determine a quantity that makes sense.

What do I hope to achieve with this program?

Knowing how you would like to utilize your collectible will allow your representative to share thoughts and ideas that have worked for your peers to achieve a similar goal, whether it is fundraising, donor gift or incentive, commemoration, revenue generation, etc.

What will resonate with my supporters?

Having a general idea of theme or concept will shorten the development time and give you a starting point to build upon. The creative process is one of the best parts of putting your program together so have fun with it!

How long does it take?

In the best case scenario it takes 2 weeks to create your custom design and once approved it takes 4 weeks for production. There are many variables that can effect the amount of time it takes to complete your project. For example; revisions to the initial concept, waiting to get approval from a board, the quantity you are ordering, special packaging, etc. Having an understanding of when you would like the project completed will allow us to help you plan, so the project is completed in enough time to meet your needs. Planning is everything!

How do I market the program?

Now that I have my custom keepsake, how do I market them to get the most out of my program? For over 40 years we have worked with organizations just like yours and learned a great deal about what works and what doesn’t work,

Working with the Whitehouse

Since 1981 Beacon Design a division of the ChemArt Company, has been the exclusive manufacturer of their annual ornament. Each year a new design is created honoring a President in the order of their time served. Over the last 35 years the Association has raised millions of dollars which further their mission to fund the acquisition of furnishings and artwork for the White House permanent collection, to assist in the preservation of the historic rooms and to educate the public on the history of the White House.