How much thought do you put into where your food comes from? Most people just stroll into the grocery store and happily buy a variety of fresh produce all year long without thinking, “How am able to buy raspberries in the middle of the winter?”
This week is National Ag Week, sponsored by the Agriculture Council of America. It became a recognized week in America in 1973.
How can you support America’s agriculture community this week?
Have you ever seen pictures of the extravagant Mardi Gras parades and wondered what exactly it is that they are celebrating? Is it just an excuse to have a wild parade and to party all day? Not at all- there is actually quite a bit of history behind this fanciful day:
Dating back to perhaps the 1st century BC, Christian countries have been celebrating Mardi Gras
Other names for this day: Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday (the English translation of Mardi Gras)
It is the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent
Celebrated as the last day of indulgence before the fasting season of Lent begins
How can you indulge your employees and customers today? Any of these engraved flashlights will do the trick:
Is handwriting becoming obsolete? These days, everyone spends so much time typing away on their phones, tablets, and computers. Do we even remember how to hold a pen and write a note? Today, on National Handwriting Day, let’s strive a little harder to start writing more personalized notes.
But even so, how else can you write down a note while you’re on your phone or computer than by grabbing a pen and actually writing it down? What better way to keep your company on your customer’s brain than by giving them personalized pens to keep at their desks.
Anyone who is sitting at their desk will notice those personalized pens with your company logo printed on them. If they need your company’s phone number in a jiffy, the easiest way for them to find it is by grabbing that personalized pen with your phone number already printed on it.
What better way to treat your customers today and stay on their minds all year than with any of these personalized pens.
Are you a planner or a procrastinator? Did you finish all your holiday shopping back in October or do you still have a few things you need to check off your list? No worries if you’re part of the latter group- everywhere you look, companies offer “rush orders” these last few days before Christmas.
Need some rush-order promotional products for your favorite customers? Check. Looking for a few more stocking stuffers for your employees? Look no further.
Any of these rush-order promotional products can be produced and imprinted with your logo within 24 hours, and then they’ll be on their way to you! Don’t forget to read the fine print to make sure they arrive in time!
Golfers nationwide will be celebrating second chances today on National Mulligan Day. In golf, a mulligan happens when a player gets a second chance to perform a shot that went wrong. Don’t we all need that in our daily lives?
This week when you’re on the fairway with your customers, think about how you can advertise with golf gifts with your logo. Need matching golf shirts for an upcoming tournament? What about a custom golf ball set? Your customers will appreciate any golf gift with your logo you can think of.
No do-overs needed.
Good luck out there on the golf course- Here’s to more birdies and less bogeys!
Finally, Friday is here! How do you celebrate the end of the workweek? Do you order takeout, crack open a cold bottle of beer, or are you more of a wine drinker? Any red wine enthusiast will be happy to celebrate today- it’s Chianti Day.
Did you know…
Chianti is a region in Tuscany, Italy
Bottles are traditionally a squat-style shape enclosed in a straw basket
If you happen to open up a bottle with a black rooster seal on the neck, it’s your lucky day- it’s from the heart of the Chianti region; produced by the local association of producers called the Chianti Classico Consortium
One of the requirements for a Chianti is a minimum of 7 months aging in oak
One of the unofficial requirements to open a bottle of Chianti is to use this Rabbit Corkscrew wine opener– trust me, it’s the fastest wine opener you’ll find!
Aren’t we lucky that we don’t have to dip our pens in inkwells anymore? While the writing back in those days was beautiful, it was quite a messy process. Thankfully, modern times brought along the invention of the ballpoint pen. Today is a day to grab your favorite personalized pens because it is Ballpoint Pen Day!
Did you know…
First invented in the late 1800s
John Loud, the inventor with the first patent, was from Massachusetts
Loud’s patent was not commercialized, so in 1938 Laszlo Biro patented the modern ballpoint pen
It was invented as a cleaner alternative to fountain & dip pens
Even though the majority of the country is working from home these days, there are still easy ways to connect to your customers and employees. Daily video conferences? Check. Touch-base texts? Check. End-of-week happy hour video chat? Check.
Have you given any thought yet this year as to who your top performing employees are? Are they people who go above and beyond what is asked of them? Do they work well in teams and help everyone strive to do their best? Then they are definitely deserving of any of these service awards, which can be engraved with your corporate logo.
Today is also a day celebrating members of the military who have gone above and beyond the call of duty: it is National Medal of Honor Day.
Did you know…
It is the oldest and highest military decoration
Awarded by the President, on behalf of Congress
There are Army, Navy & Air Force versions
Over 40% of the MOHs were given for service in the Civil War
Earlier names: Fidelity Medallion & Badge of Military Merit