5 Ways to Beat the Flu Season

Fall brings with it pumpkins, cozy evenings by the fire, and mugs of warm beverages. But unfortunately, it also means the onset of flu season. Here are five top tips for avoiding the flu and maintaining an office environment that promotes good health: Boost Immunity: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urge all adults and children 6 and older to be vaccinated for the flu by the end of October. A flu shot won’t stop all strains of the virus, but it will defend against those expected to be most prevalent each year. It’s also important to keep your immune system optimized by sleeping enough and maintaining proper nutrition (think fruits and vegetables). Practice Good Hygiene: After getting a flu shot, keeping your hands clean and germs away from your nose and mouth are the most important techniques for preventing the flu. Wash your hands with soap regularly–always before … 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

First-Day Back to School Prep

Summer’s in session, but we’re already looking ahead to fall and the back-to-school rush. From kindergarten to college, we have products that will help new students settle in while showing off some school pride: Elementary School Young students are the perfect audience for our cute and cuddly Paws n’ Claws drawstring backpacks and lunch bags, which are both available in a variety of animal designs. Match the style of these bags to a much-loved mascot or favorite classroom pet to help youngsters feel comfortable in a new classroom environment. Or, try gifting students with this spin on the classic brown paper bag that can be decorated and reused. Provide students with a box of crayons and have them each design their own bag. Then, call a group circle and ask students to present their masterpieces to the class for a fun first-day show-and-tell. Middle School Make the transition from elementary … Read More

(Safe) Fun in the Sun

A bad sunburn has the potential to be more than just a temporary annoyance—it can lead to serious skin damage or cancer. But keeping safe doesn’t mean you have to live like a shut-in this summer. Rather, help employees and customers have fun in the sun while minimizing risk using these tips and our large array of customizable sun-safe promotional products: Slather On Suncreen The skin is the largest organ of the body, and it’s also one of the most vulnerable to the elements. Be kind to your skin by using sunscreen on a daily basis—yes, even on overcast days and in the winter. In fact, 87% of the sun’s rays penetrate through clouds and fog, which is why you shouldn’t limit your sunscreen habit only to days at the beach. So what strength of sunscreen should you be using? SPFs range in strength, but most dermatologists seem to agree … Read More

Going to Their Happy Place

When someone tells you to “go to your happy place,” where do you envision you are? Wherever it is, it is likely defined by blissed-out enjoyment and relaxation. Investing in swag that will make your customers’ happy place even happier is a great way to promote your brand. The Beach Put your logo on fun accessories like sunglasses, beach towels and beach balls that consumers can use during a family trip to the beach. Our bold, stripped beach mats, complete with an inflatable pillow, roll up into a built-in carrier with handles for easy breakdown—a feature overwhelmed parents are sure to appreciate. The Fishing Hole There are few recreational activities more zen-like then fishing by a lake or river. Lures make an amazing promotional giveaway, and we promise that they’re as good at hooking customers as they are at catching fish! The Camping Ground For companies in the outdoor industry, … 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

150963080148158

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

3 Effective Ways to Make Your Next Promotion Eco-Friendly

Earth day has been celebrated in the United States as a day to recognize biodiversity and spread awareness of sustainable methods since 1970. Today, Earth Day is a worldwide celebration of the earth and its future. Incorporating eco-friendly and organic products into your upcoming spring promotions is a great way to celebrate earth day and appeal to consumers. 47% of US consumers are buying eco-friendly household products. That’s a lot of Americans that care about the environment! Choosing an eco-friendly item is just one more perk to add to your promotion—and a great way to do something good for the earth long after earth day is over! The Earth Is What We All Have In Common. –Wendell Berry Incorporate Eco-Friendly items into your upcoming promotion: 1. Opt For Reusable Tote Bags Promotional tote bags and reusable grocery totes are becoming more and more popular as individual cities and states continue to ban … Read More

Emerging Themes For 2015 Promotional Products

The year has still just begun, and it’s been a very exciting time for us here at Crestline. We’ve spent the beginning of the year thinking about how promotional products have adapted to fit new technologies and trends since the beginning of last year.  It has opened our eyes to the future of promotional products and the new items that we are so excited to see in action this year. Although the year is still just getting started, we have our predictions on what items are going to make a big impact in the minds of the consumer throughout 2015. Technology Technology is getting smarter and it’s going to continue to infiltrate the market in 2015. These items are innovative and are continuously attracting the attention of recipients in a positive way. From custom USB flash drives to Bluetooth speakers and stylus pens; this category is making big moves in … Read More

Implementing Health & Wellness Programs at Work

Do you have a health or wellness goal that you have struggled to begin accomplishing? Many of us do because we let the lack of time, resources or our own stress from daily life keep us from getting started! Launching (or improving) a company health and wellness program can help your employees live a healthier life and make good on their personal wellness goals in addition to being great for your company! At Crestline, we do everything we can to maintain a wellness program that gives back to both the employees and the company. Employees are able to set wellness goals, track their physical activity   pedometers, do regular blood pressure checks and meet with an on-site nurse. We also have a gym in our building for employees to use and our break room offers plenty of healthy snack options. Why does it pay to add a health program to you … Read More

Mailing Address:
Crestline Customer Service
PO Box 2027
Lewiston, ME 04241
Crestline Customer Service:
US: 866-488-4975
Intl: +1 207-488-4975
email: crestlinehelp@crestline.com
© 2011 Crestline Blog