My medals are sacred to me. That may sound silly - they're just cheap ribbons and chains and pieces of aluminum. They probably cost all of 90 cents to make and are valued at virtually nothing, but they mean far more to me than that. They symbolize sacrifice and discipline and pain and triumph. They are part of what makes me different and reminders of things I've seen and times in my life. I have a medal holder in my pain cave and it's a nice to look at when I'm pushing through a terrible bike interval workout at 5 a.m. in my basement doubting my life choices.
That's why I love my Allied Medal Hanger, which reads: Always Earned, Never Given. It's a powerful message about the lives we build and the choices we make. Because in the end, everything around us is the life we earned.
Allied recently redid its website and it's something to behold. In addition to an interactive design that gives you a better idea of how many medals each will hold and what it looks like, the custom design feature is awesome. You can pick your phrase and fonts, along with design elements like sport-specific logos or silhouettes, as well as how many bars to add.
Get started on your own custom hanger, or pick from the site's array of pre-made products with a $75 account credit. Enter below via RaffleCopter, and it will select a winner on Aug. 20. Good luck, athletes!
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