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

2017 Fall Color Trends

Every year, Pantone Color Institute watches the New York runways during Fashion Week in September to determine the hottest fashion colors for fall. For 2017, they’ve identified a color palette that speaks to transition, mixing brights in with warmer, richer tones. Here, we tell you how to get customizable products in the hottest of-the-moment hues. Grenadine Our 20 oz Mod Water Bottle comes in a trendy bright red, further enhancing its already sleek design. Tawny Port A deeper, richer alternative to cheery Grenadine, Tawny Port pairs perfectly with our Uptown Jacket. Ballet Slipper Cozy up with a warm beverage out of our cute, customizable 17 oz NatureAd™ Heart Corn Mug that comes in a lovely light pink shade. Butterum Our line of suede accessories, including this eyewear case, comes in a delightful, warm brown that complements the soft fabric of the product. Navy Peony Add your logo to these retro … Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Turning Awareness into Action

Wearing pink for October is a good first step, but ultimately the goal of raising awareness is to spur action. Here’s how to encourage your audience to give back and get involved during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Raise Funds Add your logo to a wide range of themed products, such as this keychain, and sell them to customers with a pledge to donate a certain percentage of proceeds to a charity that supports breast cancer research. To make sure your money is going to the right place, first look up the intended organization using Charity Navigator or the Better Business Bureau. Run Together Get your office coworkers together and form a team to participate in a local charity walk or run during the month of October. Not only will training for the race be a great way to build office camaraderie as you all work towards a common goal, but … Read More

How to Talk About Fire Safety

Fire Prevention Week is an annual event designed to get people talking about fire safety. This year’s theme focuses on preventing fires in the home and emphasizes the importance of having a plan in place for if one does occur. Here, we detail ways to get the word out and educate others during the week of October 8-14, 2017. In School Teachers can help students get excited about fire safety with a weeklong curriculum dedicated to the subject. Consider creating a trivia game around fire safety, where students can earn these themed stickers for recalling fire prevention facts. To further reinforce your in-class lessons, assign homework where students have to work with their parents to create a home evacuation plan in the case of an emergency. Our Fire Safety and Me book from the All About Me™ collection can also be a great teaching tool, allowing students to insert their … Read More

5 Strategies for Helping Students Stay Organized

Give students the tools they need to stay tidy and on track to set them up for a successful school year. Here are some tips for helping disorganized students keep their assignments in order: Encourage a Clean Workspace Disorganized students tend to have messy desks, which can help contribute to lost assignments and missed deadlines as well as distractions during class time. Set time aside each week to have all students neaten up their workspace—this way, messier students will have a designated time to sort through their papers and supplies without feeling singled out. Help students decide which papers to keep or discard and provide storage options such as a keeper caddy or clear mason jar, both of which can be customized with your schools logo classroom number for safe keeping. Enlist Help from Parents Getting parents onboard and involved is key to successfully helping a disorganized student adopt healthier … Read More

Making Change: Bringing a Non-Profit’s Logo to Life

When World of Change launched in 2017, its mission was elegantly simple: collect spare change to fund worthy causes. With an estimated $10 billion in loose coins currently sitting idle in households, the concept has the potential to add up to some big change. But during the initial startup phase, founder Matt Hoidal was faced with the challenge of figuring out how to take this simple idea and translate it into a fully fleshed out brand from scratch. Says Hoidal, “World of Change needs to be something people can visualize, touch, hear and feel, so we had to have something tangible to help illustrate how our change collection and investment concept would work.” For the organization and its purpose to be communicated successfully, it was clear that sandwich bags and envelopes wouldn’t cut it when it came to coin collection. Instead, Hoidal created coin kits all his own by repurposing … 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

Our 9 Favorite Products for Low-Minimum Orders

Make use of our low minimum shop for those times you don’t need a large amount of one particular item. This assortment of customizable products is well suited to anything from corporate gifts to sports teams to birthday parties. Color Pop Earbuds W/Microphone Min. Quantity: 50 Earbuds are a practical and well-liked choice for giveaways at conferences and assemblies, but with a minimum quantity order this low, they also can be used as fun take-home gifts at birthdays, sweet sixteens and graduation celebrations. EZ-Click Uno Umbrella Min. Quantity: 36 Get a great bang for your buck with these customizable umbrellas, which function almost like a walking billboard for your brand. These items make for a classy corporate gift, or work well for employees who travel a lot for business. 21 oz Chrome Bottle Min. Quantity: 36 Available in the right quantity for sports teams, these stylish water bottles are perfect … 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

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

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