Increasing Church Offerings With Offering Buckets

Church Offering Buckets

Custom Printed Church Offering Buckets

Collecting tithes and offerings is critical for any church to sustain itself and continue to offer and expand their ministries. During slow economic times, many churches struggle just as many businesses struggle. However, churches need to maintain a steady stream of offering to continue to survive.

There are many different ways that you can read about on increasing the offerings for churches, regardless of size. I’m going to mention a simple and inexpensive way that will keep on working every Sunday. Use a bigger offering plate. As a matter of fact, don’t even use offering plates, use offering buckets. The larger sized bucket will make people think there is not much money in the bucket and they will feel obligated to pick up the slack and give more.

In addition, offering buckets are better suited for contemporary style worship services which are definitely the most rapid growing services in America. There’s no better way to attract young people into church these days than to have a rocking praise and worship band prepping the hearts of the congregation to hear the message from the pastor. You can have your church logo or cool, contemporary design printed on the offering buckets and the buckets come in many different colors such as White, Red, Yellow, Blue, Black, Silver, Cream, pearl gold, green, and orange.

Just as branding is important for a business, it is equally important for a church. After all, churches have more “competitors” than most businesses would ever have. It’s important to market your church and the ministries your church offers to as many people in the local community as possible. In the end, it all boils down to the simple fact that, the more money your church brings in with offering; the more ministry your church can do both locally and abroad.

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Full Color Beach Balls Are Finally Here

Full Color Beach Balls

24" Beach Ball Printed with Full Color Logo

With all of the technology out there in printing, there are not any domestic factories that produce full color printed beach balls UNTIL NOW…. We now offer custom printed beach balls printed with your full color logo. No longer do you have to settle for a 1 color pad printed imprint. Go full color and make a statement. Here are some pictures of a full color beach ball that we just printed. Look at the great detail of the logo. Imagine the possibilities we could do for your next set of beach balls. Now, be warned that printing in full color does cost a bit more than printing 1 color promotional beach balls; however, also know that the impact they make will be much bigger. Plus the better looking a product is, the longer that product will be kept by the end user.

We have all different sizes available with a crazy number of beach ball colors and color combinations to choose from including solid colors and multi-color beach balls. Beach balls are great for hotel and condo gift shops, beach supply stores, pool stores, conferences, concerts, and giveaways for any beach or pool themed event. Below are a few other shots of these full color beach balls.

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Starting the New Year Off The Right Way


Well 2011 is winding down and 2012 is upon us. This is the time of year that business owners and managers should look back and decide, “What things did I do right?” and “What things did I not do right?” While I’m sure a few wrongdoings will leap out at you immediately, this typically isn’t something that you can just spend a few minutes thinking about. Set aside some time, review your business plan, and really put some thought and effort into this. Write down the pitfalls that you want to avoid for the new year and put it in your business plan so you won’t make the same mistakes again. With a little planning, you can make 2012 much better than 2011. I know there are still an untold number of economic issues happening right now, but there is still enough spending going on to get a fair share of the market. Business owners just have to market effectively and find the right communication methods to reach their potential customers. Not only do you have to reach your potential customers the right way, but you have to offer them something of value. Marketing with promotional products is a great way to reach people. After all, everyone loves free stuff, right? I know I do, if the “stuff” is useful to me. If I get junk that is not useful to me, it hits the trash right away. When creating your marketing plan, here are a few key points to identify:

  1. Who is my target audience?
  2. What is the preferred method of communication for my targeted audience?
  3. What type of promotional products would they use on a daily basis?
  4. What type of products or services that I sell would be beneficial to them?
  5. What type of price range fits my targeted audience?

In many cases, you may service customers of all age ranges. If that is case, you may need a plan to reach each age bracket. For example, a teen audience is going to respond much better to text messaging and Facebook whereas Senior citizens would not be good candidates (as a whole) to use text message marketing. If you will take the time to identify these few key points, your marketing tactics will become much more effective and hopefully you will start off 2012 the right way.

An Important Letter On Your Sign


Sometimes things happen at your place of business such as a broken window, a hole in your wall, or maybe problems with your sign. Sometimes these are quick fixes and sometimes they take a little more effort to correct the problem. However, when it’s your image at hand or if the “Little Problem” creates something much bigger and potentially harmful, you should make it a higher priority to correct it. Here’s an example. I’m driving through a small little town last night near my hometown and I look over and see a lit sign; however, a critical letter is not lit and the sign says “harmacy.” Not a big deal, right? Unless you are a pharmacy! In that case you don’t want to give the impression that you will harm your customers with the medicines you dispense. I was driving in quite a bit of traffic so I couldn’t snap a picture with my iPhone; however, below is a quick Photoshop rendition of what it looked like when seeing it at night.









My family and I thought this was too funny, so I just wanted to share about this one important letter that was missing! The image of your business is extremely important, so if something like this happens in your daily course of business, make sure and fix it right away.

On a separate note, let’s talk about misspellings. I often see misspellings on business cards, brochures, Facebook posts for businesses, signs, and websites which can harm your business image. Make sure you thoroughly proofread anything that goes to print (or web) for your business. Then, when you think there are no more errors with spelling or grammar, take a 10-15 minute break and re-proof it. Then pass it on to a friend or family member who is strong in spelling and grammar. I have passed up numerous businesses simply from the use of poor grammar and spelling. In business, image is critical. Your first impression WILL make potential first time buyers pass you up for your competitor.

January 2012 Obscure Holidays and Observances


Well 2012 is soon upon us and there are some really wacky and crazy holidays and observances in January. Some are fun and some are dumb, but use some of them to market your business and offer a special on a related item for that day. Be sure to advertise well in advance.

Monthly Observances

  • National Bath Safety Month
  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Braille Literacy Month
  • National Hobby Month
  • Hot Tea Month
  • National Oatmeal Month
  • National Soup Month
  • Apple and Apricots Month
  • Artichoke and Asparagus Month
  • Bath Safety Month
  • Be Kind to Food Servers Month
  • Birth Defects Month
  • Book Blitz Month
  • California Dried Plum Digestive Month
  • Carnival Season
  • Celebration of Life Month
  • Cervical Cancer Screening Month
  • Financial Wellness Month
  • Get Organized Month
  • International Change Your Starts Month
  • International Creativity Month
  • International New Years Resolutions Month for Businesses
  • International Quality of Life Month
  • International Wayfinding Month
  • International Wealth Mentality Month
  • National Be On-Purpose Month
  • National Child-Centered Divorce Awareness Month
  • National Clean Up Your Computer Month
  • National Get Organized Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • National Hot Tea Month
  • National Mail Order Gardening Month
  • National Mentoring Month
  • National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month
  • National Polka Music Month
  • National Poverty in America Awareness Month
  • National Radon Action Month
  • National Skating Month
  • National Soup Month
  • National Volunteer Blood Donor Month
  • Oatmeal Month
  • Rising Star Month
  • Self-Love Month
  • Shape Up U.S. Month
  • Tubers and Dried Fruit Month
  • Thyroid Awareness Month

Weekly Observances

  • Celebration of Life Week:1-7
  • Diet Resolution Week: 1-7
  • Silent Record Week: 1-7
  • National Lose Weight/Feel Great Week: 1-8
  • Someday We’ll Laugh About This Week: 2-8
  • New Year’s Resolutions Week: 2-8
  • Women’s Self Empowerment Week: 5-9
  • Universal Letter Writing Week: 8-14
  • Home Office Safety and Security Week: 8-14
  • National Vocation Awareness Week: 9-15
  • International Consumers Electronics Show Week: 10-13
  • Cuckoo Dancing Week: 11-17
  • National No-Tillage Week Conference: 11-14
  • National Soccer Coaches of America Week: 11-15
  • International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week: 15-21
  • Healthy Weight Week: 15-21
  • International Printing Week: 16-22
  • National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week: 17-23
  • Week of Christian Unity: 18-2
  • Sundance Film Festival: 20-30
  • Bald Eagle Appreciation Days: 21-22
  • World Leprosy Week: 21-27
  • National Activity Professionals Week: 22-28
  • KidFilm Festival: 22-25
  • National Nurse Anesthetists Week: 22-28
  • Clean Out Your Inbox Week: 23-27
  • National Handwriting Analysis Week: 23-29
  • National Medical Group Practice Week: 23-27
  • National Nuclear Science Week: 23-27
  • No Name Calling Week: 23-27
  • National Take Back Your Time Week: 25-29
  • Catholic Schools Week: 29-2/5
  • Meat Week: 29-2/5
  • Intimate Apparel Week: 29-2/2
  • National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week: 30-2/4
  • International Hoof Care Week: 31-2/3

January 1 – New Year’s Day
January 1-Copyright Law Day
January 1-Ellis Island Day
January 1 – Euro Day
January 1 – First Foot Day
January 1 – Mummer’s Parade
January 1 – New Year’s Dishonor List Day
January 1 – Polar Bear Plunge or Swim Day
January 1 – Saint Basil’s Day
January 1 – Z Day
January 2 – Rose Bowl Game
January 2 – “Thank God It’s Monday” Day
January 2 – Tournament of Roses Parade Day
January 2 – Happy Mew Year for Cats Day
January 2 – National Motivation and Inspiration Day
January 2 – National Personal Trainer Awareness Day
January 2 – 55MPH Speed Limit Day
January 3 – Drinking Straw Day
January 3 – J.R.R. Tolkien Day
January 3 – Momento Mori “Remember you Die” Day
January 3 – National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
January 3 - Festival of Sleep Day
January 3 – Fruitcake Toss Day
January 3 – Humiliation Day
January 4 – Trivia Day
January 4 – Dimpled Chad Day
January 4 – Earth at Perihelion Day
January 4 – Pop Music Chart Day
January 4 – Tom Thumb Day
January 4 – Trivia Day
January 4 – World Braille Day
January 4 – World Hypnotism Day
January 5 – Asara B’Tevet Day
January 5 – National Bird Day
January 5 – Bean Day
January 5 – Bird Day
January 5 – Elvis’ Birthday Celebration Day
January 6 – Epiphany or Twelfth Night Day
January 6 – Three Kings Day
January 6 – Cuddle Up Day
January 7 – Harlem Globetrotter’s Day
January 7 – I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day
January 7 – International Programmers’ Day
January 7 – Orthodox Christmas
January 7 – Old Rock Day
January 8 – Bubble Bath Day
January 8 – Argyle Day
January 8 – Bubble Bath Day
January 8 – Earth’s Rotation Day
January 8 – National English Toffee Day
January 8 – Midwife’s Day or Women’s Day
January 8 – National Joy Germ Day
January 8 – Show and Tell Day at Work
January 8 – War on Poverty Day
January 9 – Balloon Ascension Day
January 9 – National Clean off your Desk Day
January 9 – Panama’s Martyr Day
January 10 – National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
January 10 – United Nations Day
January 10 – Houseplant Appreciation Day
January 10 – Peculiar People Day
January 11 – Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends’ Day
January 11 – Cigarette’s are Hazardous to your Health Day
January 12 – Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day (what?)
January 12 – National Pharmacist Day
January 13 – Blame Someone Else Day
January 13 – Friday the 13th
January 13 – International Skeptics Day
January 13 – Make Your Dream Come True Day
January 13 – Public Radio Broadcasting Day
January 13 – Rubber Ducky Day
January 14 – Dress Up Your Pet Day
January 14 – Caesarean Section Day
January 14 – Dress Up Your Pet Day
January 14 – Organize Your Home Day
January 14 – Ratification Day
January 14 – Miss America Pageant
January 15 – Humanitarian Day
January 15 – National Hat Day
January 15 – Religious Freedom Day
January 16 – Appreciation a Dragon Day
January 16 – Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
January 16 – National Nothing Day
January 16 – Robert E. Lee Day
January 16 – World Religion Day
January 17 – Cable Car Day
January 17 – Hot Heads Chili Days
January 17 – Ditch New Years Resolutions Day
January 17 – Judgement Day
January 17 – Kid Inventor’s Day
January 17 – Rid the World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day
January 18 – Do Dah Parade Day
January 18 – Pro-life Day
January 18 – Thesaurus Day
January 18 – Winnie the Pooh Day
January 19 – National Popcorn Day
January 19 – Tin Can Day
January 19 – Get to Know Your Customer Day
January 19 – 20 Women in Blue Jeans Day
January 19 – Women’s Healthy Weight Day
January 20 – Camcorder Day
January 20 - Inauguration Day
January 20 – National Buttercrunch Day
January 20 – Penguin Awareness Day
January 20 – National Disc Jockey Day
January 20 – International Fetish Day
January 21 – National Hugging Day
January 21 – Squirrel Appreciation Day
January 22 – National Blonde Brownie Day
January 22 – Answer your Cat’s Question Day
January 22 – Celebration of Life Day
January 22 – Roe vs. Wade Day
January 23 – National Pie Day
January 23 – National Handwriting Day
January 23 – Measure Your Feet Day
January 23 – Chinese New Year
January 23 – National Pie Day
January 23 – Snow plow mailbox hockey Day
January 24 – Belly Laugh Day
January 24 – Beer Can Appreciation Day
January 24 – Compliment Day
January 24 – Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Day
January 25 – A Room of One’s Own Day
January 25 – Opposite Day
January 25 – Macintosh Computer Day
January 25 – World Leprosy Day
January 26 – Spouse’s Day
January 26 – Lotus 1-2-3 Day
January 26 – National Peanut Brittle Day
January 26 – Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement
January 27 – Auschwitz Liberation Days
January 27 – Holocaust Memorial Day
January 27 – International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
January 27 – National Preschool Fitness Day
January 27 – Thomas Crapper Day
January 27 – Viet Nam Peace Day
January 27 – Fun at Work Day
January 27 – Chocolate Cake Day
January 27 – Punch the Clock Day
January 28 – Fun at Work Day
January 28 – Data Privacy Day
January 28 – National Seed Swap Day
January 28 – National Kazoo Day
January 28 – Thank a plug in developer Day
January 29 – Curmudgeons Day
January 29 – National Puzzle Day
January 29 – National Cornchip Day
January 29 – Free Thinkers Day
January 29 – Seeing Eye Dog  Day
January 29 – Thomas Paine Day
January 30 – National Insane Answering Message Day
January 30 – Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
January 31 – Appreciate Your Social Security Check Day
January 31 – Backward Day
January 31 – Inspire Your Heart with Art Day