Promote with Purple: 2018 PANTONE® Color of the Year

  These last few months of winter can feel drab and colorless, so what better time to add some “pow!” to your promotion or event than now, with PANTONE®’s 2018 color of the year, Ultra Violet. Every year the PANTONE Color Institute selects a color trend that they feel will make an impact in the world of fashion and decorating, and this year that color is Ultra Violet. According to Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute, “The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.” Not only will shades of purple bring attention to your organization or brand, but can also help to establish your identity as both modern and in touch with their customers or consumer base. We have many product options that fall within … Read More

Big Game Party Checklist: 7 Football-Themed Event Essentials

If your office or team is planning a football-themed party for the big game, you will want to get a head start. This handy checklist will make it easy to put it all together in time for the “super” event you’ve been waiting for all season. ◊ Paper Goods Football-themed paper plates and napkins are essentials for any party and are a great place to start. Add your company logo and choose the colors of the team you are cheering for. ◊ Decorations Add confetti to the center of the tables and place helium balloons around the room to add some color and visual interest. Tie a balloon to each centerpiece with the table number on it if you are using a seating chart. ◊ Food and Drinks Nachos, hot dips and buffalo chicken wings are the most popular food choices for football parties, and icy cold sodas and beer … Read More

February is American Heart Month: 5 Ways to Spread Awareness

Whether you are a hospital, school or business, promotional products can be a great way to make health and wellness information more engaging and when taken home, can serve as an important reminder to make heart-heathy choices all year. Wear Red on National Wear Red Day Wearing red on National Wear Red Day (which takes place this year on February 3, 2017) is a great way to show your support for the cause and get the word out. Custom imprinted hats and t-shirts make great giveaways at schools, awareness events, health fairs and at the office to promote heart-healthy habits.               Build in Fitness Breaks Encourage stretching, walking and yoga breaks at the office and at school to increase physical activity among students and employees. Give out prizes as incentives, such as a stickers and balloons and send them home with a heart-shaped hot/cold … Read More

How to Manage Holiday Stress

The holidays represent fun, festivity, and celebration, but often they are also accompanied by competing demands, such as work vs. family, generosity vs. financial responsibility, and fitness vs. indulgence. Expectations of perfection can leave anyone feeling overwhelmed! Help your team mitigate holiday stress with these soothing tactics and tools: 1. Take time out. With several consecutive weeks of special events and gift giving, it can be difficult both to focus and to relax—but practicing self-care is essential during this busy season. Turn an office or other workplace into a frenzy-free zone with essential oils and calming coloring books. Just 15 minutes of quiet alone time can make a big difference to wellbeing.             2. Avoid interpersonal drama. When surrounded by people and activity, it’s easy to become entangled in social tensions and competition. After all, none of us is at our best when tired and … Read More

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

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