The Do's and Don'ts of Office Holiday Parties

  Office holiday parties provide a fun opportunity for boosting employee morale and bonding among colleagues–but they can also go disastrously wrong. We’ve included 5 tips to help make this year’s party festive and stress-free. Do Decorate: Even little touches make a big difference when it comes to cultivating a festive atmosphere. Order customized napkins, balloons, drink holders, and candy, or treat employees to a branded pint glass or wine glass they can continue to use long after the party ends. Don’t Be Exclusive: In order to make everyone feel welcome, it’s best to skip references to specific religions and make your holiday gathering a general celebration of the season. Also, be conscious of the preferences of your workforce: if your team likes a casual setting, don’t throw a formal party. If they aren’t interested in exchanging gifts with each other, don’t make that a required activity.   Do Have … Read More

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season has arrived! This is the perfect time of year to show clients and employees you care with corporate gifts thoughtfully selected and customized to reflect your unique business. We’ve handpicked an assortment of customer favorites here, based on their rave reviews.             16 oz Accents Stainless Tumbler Help your clients or employees keep their winter beverages warm for hours with a stainless steel travel tumbler featuring double-walled insulation and a secure slide-lock opening to prevent leakage. It comes in seven vibrant colors for easy matching to your brand. “Our academic booster club gave these to the school staff as a Christmas gift. They loved them and have commented on how well they keep the beverages hot or cold! I would definitely recommend these tumblers, a great product at a great price!” – Valerie             Prestige Pen Gold … Read More

Put Your Personal Spin on Party Favors

If you’re hosting a big celebration, you’re probably focused on planning the details of the event itself–but it’s always a nice gesture to give your guests something to take home after the party’s over. This time, skip the same old trinkets and candy in exchange for useful, lasting favors that reflect your unique personality and interests. Here are some creative ideas to get you started: Chameleon Cup These 22 oz plastic cups are perfect for the beach or the park, can go in the dishwasher, and best of all, change color depending on the temperature of their contents! Their distinctive two-color design also means they won’t get lost in the crowd at a party or event. LED Safety Wristband Speaking of outdoor recreation, this safety wristband ensures that fall’s early twilights won’t get in the way of evening walks or runs. The stretchy silicone band is soft and comfortable, and … Read More

How to Plan the Perfect Fall Wedding

Fall is quickly eclipsing summer as the most popular season during which to get married. If you’re looking to jump on the bandwagon and get hitched in autumn, here are some tips for rocking the best seasonal trends: Take Cues from the Foliage The reds, yellows and oranges of changing leaves provide a great palette upon which to build your color scheme. Further play up the fall theme with a leaf motif, incorporating it into invitations and thank-yous with “Fall in Love” messaging. You can also use loose leaves and branches as an affordable and easy decorative element for tablescapes and centerpieces. Mind the Weather As a transitional season, fall can mean unpredictable weather—it could be warm and breezy or frosty and chilly, and you need to be prepared for either possibility. If you’re having an outdoor ceremony or reception, try to account for colder weather by renting outdoor heating … Read More

Bring Your Dog to Work Like a Pro

  The benefits of working in a dog-friendly office can be immense if gone about in a respectful way. We caught up with Elizabeth Fagan, the director of marketing of premium dog toy company Planet Dog, to get her insight on the perks of bringing in your pooch. “Having dogs in the office changes the whole mentality and routine of daily work life in such a positive way,” says Fagan. “There’s something about having dogs around that reminds you to chill out, appreciate the small things and play a bit everyday. Simply put, it’s been life changing for both my dogs and me.” Try it for yourself on June 23rd for Take Your Dog to Work Day using the tips below to ensure it’s a tail-wagging experience for all. Get Realistic It’s important to be realistic about how your pooch interacts with other dogs and humans. “You need to be … Read More

Celebrating Life’s Big Moments

From weddings to birthdays, Crestline has what you need to put a personal spin on your next celebration. So ditch the generic party favors and decorations for easy-to-order custom creations. Here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling: Tying the Not Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. As such, it can create a lot of pressure to make every element meaningful and personal. But DIY means a lot of stenciling, hand lettering, spray painting and gluing—all time you could be using to meet with vendors and finish other details. Make life a little easier by ordering monogrammed mason jars for chic centerpieces or Hershey’s® Kisses® printed with your date for tasty wedding favors. Having a Baby Be über on-trend with a gender reveal party. Order T-shirts in pink and blue so guests can choose whether they are “Team Girl” or “Team Boy.” … Read More

In The Spirit of Spring

As the snow starts to melt, the flowers begin to bloom and the grass gets a little greener, it’s time to trade beanies for baseball caps and stock up on promotional products that speak to the spring season. Here are our picks for trendy items that will carry your brand into the warmer months: April Showers… Spring is synonymous with rain, which means promotional products like umbrellas and wellies will get a lot of wear on dreary days. Functional and practical, rain gear is almost like a mobile billboard for your brand, communicating your company’s message to a large pool of potential customers. …Bring May Flowers Seeds and flower kits make excellent, timely giveaways for spring trade shows and help reinforce a green message for companies trying to promote their commitment to sustainability. Don’t forget, Earth Day is April 20, which is another opportunity to entice potential customers with an … Read More

The Making of Greenery: How the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year Got Chosen

Famously standardizing the language for color communication across industries, Pantone LLC is a world-renowned authority on color, and as such, annually names a hue to represent the coming year. For 2017, this color is Greenery, a beautifully vivid yellowish green that fans liken to plant life and opponents describe as Kermit colored. Love it or hate it, everyone wants to know, why was this color picked? It may feel random to the untrained eye, but the color selection process is in fact carefully orchestrated and tends to skew more subjective than scientific. Starting nine months out, members of the Pantone Color Institute begin looking at macro influencers that span many industries and disciplines to uncover color trends. Their focus is worldwide, with travel a must. From Milan to New York City to Dubai, members of the Institute spend months visiting different cities and experiencing the art, architecture, politics and fashion … Read More

The Six Best New Giveaway Trends

As we gear up for the spring trade show season here at Crestline, great giveaways are top of mind. You can always go the classic route by decorating your table with branded pens like the Bic® Clic Stic®—and with the lowest cost per impressions of any item, it would be a smart move. But if you’re looking to shake things up this year, we’ve compiled a list of six out-of-the-box giveaways that are sure to be a hit. EOS™ Smooth Sphere Lip Balm ($5.89-$3.90) Lip balm is used by almost everyone, and the EOS™ brand is particularly well-known and well-liked. Research shows that promo products from recognizable retail brands resonate better with consumers, particularly with millenials. Safe Guard RFID Card Sleeve ($1.19-$0.82) With identity theft on the rise, this simple sleeve can be a real lifesaver of a giveaway. The RFID compliant, polyethylene material protects against digital data theft while … Read More

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Holiday gifting is a longstanding tradition among many businesses and organizations. The end of the year holiday season is a time that many people feel is appropriate for gifting as a way to celebrate longevity, achievement, loyalty, and appreciation for customers, employees, partners, and service providers. Is your company planning on giving out gifts at end of the year or holiday celebrations? Promotional products are an exceptional way to spread holiday cheer, show employees they are appreciated, celebrate your customers, and acknowledge all of the other players that contribute to the success of your company on a regular basis throughout the year. Not only are promotional holiday gifts a lovely token of appreciation, they also continue to reinforce your brand’s good name long after the year is over. The holiday season can be a stressful time of the year. If holiday gift giving is on your to-do list, this guide … Read More

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