Lanyards were originally used by the military to keep something close at hand, whether it was a pistol, a sword, or whistle. Today we find them useful to keep things nearby, such as keys, an ID, a whistle, eyeglasses or just about anything. Because they are useful, they’re a great promotional product. They’re great for schools, groups, organizations and tradeshows. They also come with a choice of split rings, bulldog clips or swivel hooks on the end or those who want BLING, you can get BLING!