As we prepare to say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023, look around and give thanks for all that this year has given you, and be hopeful that the new year will be just as fruitful. Gift-giving season might seem like it is over, but do not forget that in the new year you should show your appreciation for those around you, especially when they least expect it. That’s when engraved flashlights come into play. Let one of your New Year’s Resolutions be to show your appreciation to your customers and employees just a bit more often than you did in 2022. Happy New Year!
With only 4 days left until Christmas, I am sure many of you have been to countless holiday parties with coworkers and friends. Did any of these parties include a White Elephant gift exchange? If you’re anything like me, these gift exchanges make me uncomfortable. No one is shopping for anyone in particular, so none of the gifts are personal. Odds are, you have received a few gifts from these parties that you would rather, well… re-gift. Today is National Re-Gifting Day, a perfect time to re-wrap those less-than-desired gifts you’ve received this month, and give them to someone who will really appreciate them. But the one gift you’ve received that I know you won’t re-gift is the tried-and-true diameter tape measure. It’s too good to give away!
Some cities have been covered in sparkling snow for the past month, but for those of you who live in warmer areas and perhaps did not notice: today is the first day of winter! Today is the shortest day of the year, so it makes perfect sense that it is also National Flashlight Day. Go grab your Maglite engraved for your evening walk because the sun will set earlier than usual. Stay safe!
When you pull out your tally books this week to check off items on your holiday gift lists, I doubt the question “is this a safe gift?” comes to mind very often. December is Safe Toys & Gifts Month, so ponder these questions before you purchase your gifts: -is this age-appropriate for the child? -does it look well-made; will any parts fall off? -are there any sharp parts?
Making gingerbread houses is a fun pastime in many households during the holiday season. They are not known for being easy to make, but if you have the patience and can get it right, they are beautiful. For the most part, gingerbread houses that are made during the holiday season are square or rectangular. But perhaps think outside the box this time and make a cylindrical one. A pipe diameter tape measure will be key to measuring your festive house, and maybe you can even invent a new holiday game: Guess the diameter of the gingerbread house!
The key to many successful businesses is a core team who communicates and works well with each other. Businesses who rely on sales to succeed look towards their reliable team of salespeople every year. Today is National Salesperson Day: can you guess one of the top items that only the best salespeople have access to? – Promotional Maglites are by far some of the best products out there. Coming in many colors, shapes, sizes, and pricepoints, they are known as being a salesperson’s favorite product to offer their customers.
The term has nothing to do with magnetism or magnesium or manganese or magnificent. The term came from the founder, Anthony Maglica.
Mr. Maglica’s life story is a perfect example of the American dream. He had a poor man’s beginnings, and created an empire out of nothing. For a full history of this man’s dream, refer to the Maglite history page. He was born in New York City during the depression, but was raised in his mother’s homeland, Croatia. When he was about 20 years old, he returned to the USA to escape the political turmoil following Word War II.
Long story short, he learned English on his own, started Mag Instrument in 1974, and introduced the first Maglite in 1979. From then on, Mr. Maglica has made many improvements on that first torch. Some of the milestones are:
Making a hard plastic gift box, to increase the perceived value of the Maglite as a gift.
Changing from an incandescent bulb to an LED, then to a COB bulb.
Making various sizes and colors of flashlights.
Developing several rechargeable versions.
Making models that can be operated with one hand.
Making programmed models that have 3 or 4 modes of lighting, like high, medium, low, strobe, SOS.
Mr. Maglica is still committed to keeping the manufacturing in the United States.