Six Ways to Reduce Stress in the Workplace

Stress Awareness Month is recognized in April, however, it is important to build in workplace activities and morale boosters for your employees throughout the year. Promotional products are a great vehicle for showing your staff that you care about their happiness and well-being. Here are six easy and affordable ways to promote mental and physical wellness at work and reduce stress among your employees.   1. Encourage breaks Encourage your employees to take a short stretch break once every hour and build in several longer breaks throughout the day, when employees can have a meal, snack or a cup of tea or coffee. Mental and physical breaks are important and can increase productivity. Giving each employee a custom ceramic mug filled with mints or other sweet treats is another way to show you care about each and every one of them.     2. Aromatherapy Aromatic essences can have a relaxing … Read More

5 Gift Ideas for Employee Appreciation Day

Employee Appreciation Day is an unofficial national holiday observed on the first Friday of March every year. This fun day falls on March 1, 2019, and offers a perfect opportunity to appreciate and recognize your staff, thanking them for the hard work they put in all year round. A customized gift that can be taken home and enjoyed is a great way to say thank you to your co-workers and staff. Here are five thoughtful promotional product gift ideas, based on our top-sellers, that are sure to be a hit! Drinkware From water bottles to tumblers, to ceramic mugs, custom imprinted drinkware is always a popular gift idea as it is something everyone can use. Whether it’s to encourage your staff to take a break with a nice cup of tea, or to make sure they drink enough water during the workday, drinkware is a great way to show your … 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

In the News: The Personal Safety Keychain Alarm

In response to a violent crime against an elderly New York City resident, the NYPD’s Community Affairs Bureau started Senior Safe, a new program aimed at protecting senior citizens. As part of this safety initiative, the NYPD has made plans to distribute bracelets with the personal safety keychain alarm attached, to every senior center in the city. Read more here The Personal Safety Keychain Alarm is extremely loud at 100-110 decibels and can be heard up to 175-225 feet away. It also has an LED light for additional security. It is fast and simple to use, making it ideal for emergency situations.

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

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

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

Supporting Company Causes with Promotional Products

71% of consumers say that they would help support a brand if there is a link to a good cause. That’s quite an astounding number, right? Many companies have causes and charities that they are committed to helping. The causes that your company supports can vary; you may be in support of sustainable or environmentally friendly practices and products, you may want to help eliminate homelessness in your community. Participating in charitable events, raising funds for a cause through your company or a commitment to spreading awareness of a social cause are things worth sharing! Promotional products are great for sharing your cause marketing efforts. They are a great way to share your corporate values with the people who they will matter to most. It can help you to acquire new customers and further satisfy current customers. What products work great for cause marketing? The products that work well for … Read More

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