Have you been perusing Pinterest over the weekend, looking for the perfect cocktail recipes to make for your family, friends, and coworkers tonight? Or will you stick with something simple and easy like champagne or wine? Either way, don’t be an innocent bystander as you watch someone fumble with a low-quality corkscrew at the party tonight. Make it easy for everyone to ring in the new year by bringing your favorite corkscrew.
We’ve finally come to the end of 2019, can you believe it? While many of us are probably still eating Christmas leftovers, others are eager to prepare new meals to ring in the New Year. Want to make sure you and your loved ones don’t catch a foodborne illness in the New Year? In the spirit of Worldwide Food Service Safety Month, here are the top things to focus on while preparing food:
What is your favorite pie of all-time? Is it as simple as apple or cherry? What about a summery peach or key lime pie? Some people even like a fancy pear frangipane tart (is a tart still considered a pie?) But today, National Pumpkin Pie Day, is the one day that honors the all-American pumpkin pie.
No matter your palate preference, even people on the most restricted diets can find a good ol’ pie that they enjoy- there are sugar & flour substitutes galore! Just go to your local bakery, or if you’re feeling bold, go online and find a recipe to try at home that suits your guidelines.
Homemade or store-bought, it doesn’t matter- a pie still needs to be cut and served, and you can do it in a breeze with this American-made serving set. Going to a dinner party at a customer’s home this week? A serving set would be the perfect gift and would help remind your customer of you every time they use it to serve their favorite dessert.
Today is both Christmas Eve and the third day of Hanukkah, a day of anticipation for everyone of the Christian and Jewish faiths. What do you think your customers will be doing tonight? Going to a special candlelit church service? Hosting friends and family for dinner at their home? Wherever they will be, they would appreciate having a reliable electric candle lighter with them. It will help them quickly light the candles at church while singing “Silent Night”, and when they get home it will help light their centerpiece candles on their dinner table, or the candles of the menorah. Make sure to have this candle lighter laser engraved with your company logo so that your customer thinks of you all year long- whether it’s this winter while lighting holiday candles, or in the summertime while lighting their grill.
This time of year parents and relatives are on the hunt for the *perfect* gifts for the children in their lives. They’ll consult blogs, magazines, and friends at school to figure out what gift will create the biggest smile on those kids’ faces. Is it that hot new talking robot? Or a new video game? Or perhaps you have a crafty kid who loves to do art projects. No matter the gift, you always have to make sure that it is appropriate for the child’s age and developmental level.
Some other things to consider when buying for children:
Is it durable?
Is it lead-free?
Is it non-toxic?
Is it a choking hazard?
America has the toughest toy-making standards in the world, so it’s not hard to find safe American-made toys. But remember that many toys are made outside the US.
Another thing to remember is to read online ratings and comments about the product before buying it.
After you’ve chosen the right toys for the children in your life, treat your adult customers to these technology gifts. They’ll be as excited as a kid opening that thoughtful gift from you.
These next few months are the coldest time of year throughout the northern hemisphere. If you are one of the lucky ones to have a warm home to return to every evening, count your blessings. Too many homeless people die every year because they don’t have the necessary shelter, food, and resources to survive.
You and your company can bring awareness to this issue by attending a candlelight vigil to remember those homeless in your community who have passed away this year. Have hats or other corporate apparel embroidered with #HomelessPersonsRemembranceDay for the whole company. And better yet, order some extras and pass them out at your local homeless shelter to help out future generations.
Most metal and smooth wood and synthetic material can be laser engraved. And some smooth wood and synthetic material can then be color-filled with a paint-like product. But when it comes to putting a color-fill on metal, you’re dreaming in the last century. It was possible to laser engrave and color fill metal at that time, but everyone quit doing it because of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). Zippo was a leading company that used that process of color imprinting. It was a good way of imprinting, because the color couldn’t scratch off. It was in the debossed part of the design.
So, back to 2019, you can’t get a metal object like a Maglite engraved and color-filled. But that’s not a big problem, since most Maglites are made of anodized aluminum. The color of the aluminum shows through the laser engraving once the laser removes the surface layer of color. The Maglite then shows your logo as being whitish. Even if you order a gray colored Maglite, the engraving isn’t very noticeable, but the look is fashionable.
Another way of getting MagLites® with your Full Color Imprint is “full-color surface printing”. This technique was just developed in the last 10 years. Every printing company has its own name for this process. “Color Rich”, “Spectra Color”, and “ColorVast” are some of the trade names.
Today is a day meant to recognize and reward all of the nation’s hard-working salespeople. Yes, we mean YOU- the local boutique salesperson, and YOU- the salesperson who travels across the country to promote their product line. Today, on National Salesperson Day, our country thanks the people that make up the nation’s sales force. You all contribute to the growth of our country. But are you still handing out old-fashioned business cards? Today it is better to leave behind a promotional product that won’t end up in the trash can 5 minutes after you leave the customer.
The best “leave-behind” is a small stick-on calendar that lasts 365 days and is viewed every single day by the customer and his friends.
This week, as you’re zoned out on your computer, tablet, or phone keep in mind the complicated science that brought you those devices and programs. This week is Computer Science Education Week!
Teachers and companies nationwide are hosting coding events and encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to try any “Hour of Code” lesson. You can go to https://csedweek.org/learn for tutorials that span all levels and work on a range of different devices.
How else can you encourage CS knowledge at your workplace?
Have a friendly office competition to see who can complete an coding tutorial first. Winner gets one of these great technology gifts!
Hand out and watch everyone fight over custom goodie bags with these technology gifts with your company logo
Have your company’s tech guy host an “Hour of Code” event at your office