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
Pipe Tally Books are normally used by workers in oilfields. They keep track of the
exact time that a section of pipe is attached to the drilling rig. Also they record the length and diameter of the pipe. These drilling workers need a heavy duty book that can easily fit into their pocket. That’s a short history of tally books. But here are some things you might not have known about these special books:
- Anyone who works outdoors and needs to keep records, can use a tally book. Other users are foresters, wind energy inspectors, handymen, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and waterworks people.
- The pages are sewn in, for durability. A little ring binder wouldn’t be as durable.
- A new option for the pages is the sewn water-resistant Stone Pad. If you try to tear a sheet, it just stretches a little. You can’t tear it.
- The cover is made of high grade vinyl, which comes in colors to coordinate with your company logo. This gives the book a high resistance to rain and abrasion.
- Got a favorite pen or pencil? Since these books are custom made, they can have a pen loop built into them.
Tally books were originally made for gas and oil field employees. They use them
to keep track of how many pipes they put down the well when they are drilling. It’s important to know how deep they are at any time. The drillers can enter the time, day, size of pipe and length of pipe, plus anything unusual that happens at each depth.
Since tally books are water resistant, and have lined pages, and fit in your pocket, they have been used for other purposes. Here are some unusual ones:
- In a running race, you can enter the ID number and finish time of each runner.
- In a sailboat race, you can keep track of the times that each boat passes each buoy, and the finish line.
- If you are hired to read water meters in a small town, you can use tally books to write down the meter readings.
- Keep track of your medicine times.
- Keep a record of your gasoline purchases, and the number of miles you drove since the last fill-up.
- Use it as a field book to record what birds you have seen at what times and locations.
Can you think of any other uses?