This weekend of college football is certainly the most exciting yet of the season. Not only are teams fighting for the top rankings for the college football playoffs for a shot at the National Title, but this weekend is also rivalry weekend for many colleges across the country. Most teams will be playing their arch enemies and they will be playing their games for bragging rights as well as preserving their pride. The games will be physical. They will be emotional. The games will be packed with excited fans.
Crowd involvement and cheering is critical to help spur on your team. The more excited the crowd is; the more it pumps up the players. That's why it's important to have school spirit items available at the game. Whether they are being sold or being given away to the fans by corporate sponsors, Continue reading
Today is not only Thanksgiving, but it's also Thrifty Thursday. The featured, budget-friendly products for today are low-priced stadium cups. Although they are commonly called stadium cups, they are used in many more applications than just the concession stand at football games. These useful products are commonly used for company giveaways, restaurants, parties, and even as parade throws for Mardi Gras as well as for other types of parades. They come in many different sizes to fit your need and a wide variety of colors.
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The end of the year is chock full of major holidays for which you have to be prepared if you want your business to be successful. Because of all the effort it takes to plan for and just make it through the holidays in one piece, it is easy to overlook holidays at the beginning of the year. One such day that will creep up on you quickly is Mardi Gras. The Christmas season takes up the entire month of December and then New Year Day arrives. After that, Mardi Gras festivities are less than a month away, which is not sufficient time to plan thoroughly.
Although Fat Tuesday 2015 is on February 17, parades and other Mardi Gras related activities start as early as January 31.
Some of the popular traditions and rich history of Mardi Gras include parades, king cakes, masquerade balls, and plenty of other parties. Although New Orleans and Mobile are the most notable Mardi Gras celebrating cities, there are many others. Read more about Mardi Gras history and traditions here.
Check out some of the ideas for throws for your parades or Mardi Gras giveaways for your business.
Future Mardi Gras Dates
- 2015 – February 17
- 2016 – February 9
- 2017 – February 28
- 2018 – February 13
- 2019 – March 5
- 2020 – February 25
- 2021 – February 16
- 2022 – March 1
- 2023 – February 21
- 2024 – February 13
One of the hottest new promotional items this year is this silicone phone wallet, which is our Trendy Tuesday featured item. These credit card holders have an adhesive that sticks directly to the back of your mobile phone or your case. The special 3M adhesive does not damage your phone or case. Most of the new phone wallets stop there, as just a wallet. However, this one also has phone stand built in. All you have to do is push on the middle of the stand and it pops out so your phone will stand in both landscape or portrait position for your viewing preference. Check out the video below of this product in use!
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We live in a world full of large-scale manufacturing, gas-guzzling vehicles and machinery, electricity-based gadgets, and an ever-growing population. All of this adds up to the production of major pollutants that contaminate the Earth. There are billions of pounds of waste from product packaging and other garbage that fills landfills each year. With the expanding population and the increasing amount of waste and pollution, it is important that individuals and businesses do their part to help reduce waste and encourage recycling when possible.
One of the most popular corporate giveaways during the Christmas season is custom Christmas ornaments and for those companies interested in supporting recycled products, our line of seeded paper Christmas ornaments are a great option. These unique ornaments are made of an eco-friendly paper with attached seeds and your custom logo is printed on the vellum paper that is on top of the seeded paper. After the Christmas season is over, the ornaments that once decorated the Christmas tree can be planted in soil and grow into beautiful wild flowers or herbs. Check out some of these great shapes available.
These are shaped like traditional Christmas stockings. These for good for any business wanting to stick with a classic icon of Christmas. One of the legends about the origin of hanging stockings for Christmas was from a story about a poor man who was worried about what would come of his daughters after he died. One day Saint Nicholas was passing through his village and wanted to help the poor man, however, he knew the man would not accept charity. So, during the night he threw three bags of gold through an open window. One of the bags of gold, by chance, landed inside of a stocking, and the Christmas stocking was born. Other versions of the story also exist; however, no evidence of the legend actually exists.
Star shaped seeded paper ornaments are great for those businesses and organizations that want to promote the Christian origin of Christmas, such as the star of Bethlehem. The Bible story tells that the star of Bethlehem, also known as the Christmas star, revealed the news about the birth of Jesus to the Magi and led the wise men to Bethlehem. Because of this Biblical story, many Americans top their tree with a star since the significance of a star is very important to Christians. These are great ornaments for churches, religious organizations, and businesses who aren't afraid to promote Christianity and want to promote an Earth-friendly product at the same time.
The modern Christmas tree is a classic tradition of Christmas. Even though the celebration of Christmas is of Christian origin, many of the current Christmas traditions aren't of Christian origin. However, the Christmas tree does have Christian roots. Back in the 15th and 16th century, devout Christians in Germany brought trees, such as a pine, spruce, or fir, into their home and they decorated them with edibles, such as apples, nuts, and other foods. The tradition spread from Germany to other parts of the country and world during the 19th century and was adapted to the modern day Christmas tree that is decorated with tinsel, garland, candy canes, and Christmas ornaments.
These ornaments are shaped like a pigeon, also known as a dove. The dove is yet another symbol of the Christian faith because in the Bible the Holy Spirit was pictured as a dove at the baptism of Jesus. Additional symbolism of doves include peace and love, since they are often depicted as messengers delivering news of peace and love. Other meanings associate a white dove with purity. If your company or organization wants to promote peace, love, or the Holy Spirit, maybe a dove shaped seeded paper ornament is a great fit for you.
Cancer awareness has become huge over the past few decades, mainly because of the increasing diagnoses of cancer in the U.S. All across the country, there are cancer walks, fundraisers, and other events to raise money for cancer awareness. Christmas ornaments don't have to be shaped as something that has an origin of Christmas. Modern day ornaments can be literally anything. Awareness ribbon shaped ornaments are great for anyone raising awareness for cancer.
This Christmas, choose ornaments to give away that are economical and eco-friendly. Choose an ornament that will grow into herbs or flowers that give back to the Earth. Check out all of the seeded paper Christmas ornaments we offer!
Football playoffs are coming up soon and big games leading up to the playoffs are happening now, so it's time to cheer on your favorite teams. This Thrifty Thursday, we are featuring these custom pom poms so you can root on your team. These are also great for fundraisers to raise money for your team booster club or school organization. These rooter poms are the most popular promotional pom poms sold for football games!
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With frigid temperatures across most of the U.S. and even the Sunshine State of Florida, it seems that we have just skipped right past Thanksgiving to the Christmas holidays. Us, Floridians are used to shorts and t-shirt around the Thanksgivings holidays, so these sub-freezing temps are confusing us. Even though we don’t want to bypass the Thanksgiving holidays and miss all of the amazing turkey, dressing, and pumpkin pie that will served up on Thanksgiving Day, it is important to realize that any Christmas promotional items such as Christmas ornaments, Santa hats, or Christmas stockings need to be ordered well in advance, since most people start decorating their homes, businesses, and trees just after Thanksgiving. Don’t wait too late until stock has dwindled down on these great Christmas giveaways!
Custom Christmas Ornaments
Ornaments are the best-selling Christmas giveaways for companies. It is very common for many companies to give out different colors and styles of ornaments each year to help their customers and employees get a collection of ornaments for their Christmas tree. Christmas ornaments are a great way to keep your logo in front of your customers for the entire holiday season. The nicer the ornaments you give out, the more likely they will continue to use the ornaments year after year to trim their tree. With Christmas ornaments, there are many options such as glass, shatterproof, wood, acrylic, metal, and even other more unique options such as seeded paper ornaments. Our suggestion is to mix up your variety each year so you can help your clients start a diverse collection of Christmas ornaments proudly displaying your company logo!
If you are holding a Christmas party or event, Santa hats are the perfect item to make your guests more jolly. Nothing breaks the ice like wearing a silly hat. Santa hats are also great to issue out to your employees to wear during the holiday season. This helps them to be easily identified by your customers who are in need of assistance. Whether you are buying Santa hats in bulk without an imprint or customizing them by screen printing or embroidery, we have some great options for your company. We do offer many non-printed Santa hats that are very affordable for Christmas crafts so kids can decorate the hats with craft paint, sequins, and other decorations. Shop our large variety of personalized Santa hats.
Holiday stockings are one of the traditional Christmas decorations that are hung on the mantle to decorate and prepare for the arrival of Santa. These classic Christmas decorations make great holiday giveaways from your company, especially when you stuff them full of candy or other gifts. While you are doing the stuffing, be sure and stuff it with a coupon to promote the return of your customers to your store for an upcoming sale. When buying bulk Christmas stockings the material choices are most commonly either felt or plush, with felt being more cost-effective and plush being a premium stocking that is much fluffier. Another option is to go with mini stockings, which are great for mass giveaways that are stuffed with a gift card, store coupon, or candy bar. Shop our line of Christmas stockings.
What’s a cheap way to get something in front of your customer through the mail? – Yes, I’m talking about snail mail. Company Christmas cards are the answer. Show your clients that you appreciate their loyalty and their business. By doing this simple gesture, you will build loyalty with your clients and they will continue to think of you when they need services or products that your business offers. An idea that makes corporate Christmas cards even more effective is to print a coupon or some kind or discount offer inside the cards as a “thank you” to your customers and promote more sales for your company. These exclusive offers that you print inside the cards will only be available for the clients on your mailing list and will make them feel important and boost your company sales. Shop from many elegant, classic, and unique Christmas card designs that are all custom printed with your custom message.
If you want a give away Christmas-related promotional items this year that are unique and different than any of your competitors, think about custom printed snow globes. These items combine the traditional look of snow flurries inside a globe along with an insert area for a personal photo. The snow globes have a base that is printed with your company name. You can choose from several different shapes such as a snowman, Christmas tree, bottle, heart, apple, oval globe, or a round globe. By allowing the recipients to personalize the globes with one of their own photos, it helps ensure that this item will be used each Christmas. And the non-Christmas shapes such as the round or heart globes can be used all year! Shop our wide variety of promotional snow globes!
The Christmas holidays are a make or break time of year for many companies, particularly those in retail, so it is extremely important to market well and stay in front of your competition. Make sure you think about what your typical clients would like and buy your Christmas promotional items accordingly. Your gifts need to be affordable in reference to your clients average spend and not be too cheap so you don’t insult them.