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 workplaces 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 under pressure! Avoid discussing controversial subjects … 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

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 customized 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

4 Ways to Get Your Nonprofit Noticed

Did you know that there are over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered in the US? With so many worthy causes hoping to gain support from donors, it is important to get creative when amplifying your message. Here are a few tips for effective non-profit marketing: Sell Some Swag Bring your logo to life by selling items like T-shirts, hats, water bottles, mugs and bracelets on your website as a way to raise funds. Consider creating benchmarks to give people a tangible idea for how their money will be used (“500 T-shirts sold allows us to provide one village with drinking water for a month,” etc.). Every piece of merchandise sold and used will also help raise awareness and garner supporters. Get Social Media Savvy Social media platforms, especially Facebook and Twitter, are ideal for promoting your cause and keeping people engaged with updates, blog posts, event photos, questionnaires, and videos. … Read More

8 Ways to Recognize Heart Health Month

February is Heart Health Month. Although the statistics surrounding heart disease can be scary—it’s the leading cause of death for both women and men in the U.S.—there is good news: it’s also very preventable. Here are eight tips for promoting awareness and reducing risk while at the office. Wear Red February 3rd is Wear Red Day, but sporting red anytime during the month is a great way to support the cause and spread awareness. Take a peek at our “Seeing Red” Pinterest board for inspiration. Learn Lifesaving CPR Arrange for the American Red Cross to come to your office for on-site first aid training. Also, keep an Emergency CPR Mega-Mags™ Magnet in common areas, like break rooms, so people can have easy access to this life-saving guide. Maintain A Healthy Weight Excess belly fat can contribute to high blood pressure and unhealthy blood lipid levels. Help combat excess pounds by … Read More

The Lost Art of the Thank You Note

Want to instantly up the office vibe? Write a thank you note to an employee or colleague and watch the positive energy roll in. In honor of the fact that January is National Thank You Month, we thought it only right to do our part in resurrecting one of the oldest ways to show your appreciation: the humble thank you note. Nowadays, the majority of our thank you messages are sent digitally. While a thank you via text, tweet or email is nice, it lacks the impact of an old-fashioned pen-and-paper thank you note. We’ve assembled 5 tips for crafting the perfect thank you. (You can thank us later.) Set Aside Time Give yourself a little breathing room to sit with your thoughts and craft a thoughtful note. 5-10 minutes will give you enough time to carefully articulate your thoughts. Write It By Hand An e-mail thank you might work … Read More

Putting It to The Test: Crestline's Yukon vs. Popular Retail Brand Tumbler

Stainless steel drinkware remains high in popularity and retail brands continue to design new bottles, mugs, and tumblers with high-tech thermal insulation. One of our most popular double-wall, vacuum-constructed, stainless steel tumblers is our Yukon tumbler, available in 10 oz., 20 oz., and 30 oz. size options. Due to this item’s popularity, we continue to add new color options and styles including color wraps, copper, two-tone and camouflage. The Yukon has all the same features and functions of the most popular retail brand stainless steel tumblers: A copper lining that provides top-notch thermal retention — the Yukon will keep your cold beverages cold for up to 24 hours and your hot beverages hot for up to 5 ½ hours. A transparent press-in lid with a rubber gasket that provides a secure fit. Double-wall vacuum construction that keeps the outside of the tumbler a comfortable temperature but the inside of the tumbler steaming … Read More

8 Inspiring & Creative Ways To Use Custom Sticky Notes

Sticky notes are a desk essential that complete any workspace.  It’s likely that at some point, we have all taken advantage of the convenient notes to write a reminder or mark a page. But what about using custom sticky notes to promote your business? Promotional sticky notes are a great way to share your good name in a professional manner on a product that will always be useful. Just like custom pens and journals, sticky notes are one of those staple items that will never go out of style especially in an office or educational setting. We know you are aware of the benefits of sticky notes; they come in a variety of different sizes, shapes, and stand-out colors, and their sticky but non-destructive nature makes them ideal for temporarily adhering to nearly any surface.  We would like to introduce you to a few creative non-conventional ways to put your … Read More

The Benefits of Custom Reusable  Bags

Have you ever received a promotional bag? Chances are most of us have. Promotional totes and reusable grocery tote bags are rising in popularity and for good reasons! In the United States, 34% of consumers own a promotional tote bag and they can gain over 5,700 impressions for your brand. Not only are reusable bags and totes good for your brand, but they are also good for the environment. Today, many cities across the country are banning single-use plastic bags in order to reduce environmental pollution. Many retail locations and supermarkets will no longer be able to hand out the free plastic bags that shoppers rely on to carry their items home. How can your business take advantage of bag bans? By putting your logo on reusable grocery tote bags. Customized reusable grocery tote bags can replace non-biodegradable plastic bags. You can sell them to customers or hand them out free to shoppers who are … Read More

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