As you write down the gift lists for all those closest to you, and begin your shopping (hopefully you got some deals over Thanksgiving weekend!), you should remember that some gifts can be simple yet special. This is when Tally Books come into play – perfect for your best customers. Will you choose spiral bound or a flexible binding? Which color or design will you choose? So many options to choose from!
Every year, on the third Friday in September, tradesmen all over the country get their day in the spotlight. Today is National Tradesmen Day, and we need to show our immense appreciation for these men and women who keep our country’s roads and power grids (and more!) strong.
The perfect gift to give them are Tally Books– not only it is a thoughtful gift, but also so practical!
Today, of all days, you should be flying the American flag at your home. Today is National Flag Day- a day specifically set aside for Americans to show honor and respect to our nation’s flag.
Did you know . . .
– The American flag was adopted on this day in 1777
– Betsy Ross is credited for stitching together the first flag
– There are even Tally Books to celebrate Flag Day!
Easter has come and gone, and we are well into the beautiful spring season. Do you know the famous saying “April showers bring May flowers”? Well, little did you know, that April showers also bring . . . Tally Books! These small but mighty notebooks come in a variety of shapes, colors, and bindings. Happy Spring!
Welcome to March! It’s hard to believe that we’re already into the 3rd month of 2023. With March comes the end of winter, the beginning of spring, and St. Patrick’s Day.
Do you know what else will make this the best month ever? Tally Books imprinted with your company logo. They come in a variety of sizes, binding options, and covers:
Tally books are far from being boring old notepads. Linemen, contractors, and engineers alike use them on a daily basis for their jobs, but did you know that the average person can use them as well?
– They come in various sizes
– Bindings can be sewn or spiral-bound
– You can get your custom logo printed on them
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?
This week, schools across the country are coming together to celebrate National Red Ribbon Week. This week we bring awareness to the negative impacts that drugs have on our lives and those around us. Let’s make a better future for our children and teach them to make right choices now and as they grow older.
Are schools around you celebrating this week? Here are some fun ideas to write down in your tally books:
-Crazy Sock Day
Those in the oil well drilling business use tally books continually every day. They
keep a close record of when they attach a new section of pipe, and how long it is, and what time it is. The books are just the right size to fit into a pocket, so the books are kept right where they are needed. So tally books are a necessity in the oil drilling business.
To protect the book from weather and abrasion, the cover is made of vinyl. That’s where the irony hits. Vinyl is a man-made fabric made from OIL!
It was developed only in 1920 as an inexpensive durable fabric that is easy to make. It is made out of oil and salt, and its real name in poly vinyl chloride.
Here are the details for you scientists:
They break down petroleum using high pressure and temperature. This is called cracking. The results are ethylene, butadiene, propylene, and a few other things. They combine salt (a source of chlorine) with the ethylene using “electrolytic disassociation”. They add a few other compounds and end up with poly vinyl chloride (vinyl).
As you know, vinyl is ubiquitous, and very inexpensive. However, it looks expensive, similar to leather.
A good way to keep records while you are outside is using tally books. They are
weatherproof, water resistant, and inconspicuous. Here are some tips on using your tally book on National Beach Day at your favorite beach.
- Make your grocery list during this relaxing time. Since you are sitting in the hot sun, you will probably write a lot of salty, crunchy foods on your list.
- Keep track of what kind of bathing suit you want to buy for yourself. You should have enough ideas walk by.
- Write a poem
- Start a short story about some aspect of your life.
- Write the lyrics to a song, if you are a musician.
See, tally books have many uses other than keeping track of pipes in an oilfield.