Tis the season for White Elephant gift exchanges, and work is no exception! If your office has decided to exchange White Elephant gifts this year, you may be on the hunt for one-of-a-kind, funny gift ideas to make for the best year yet. Whether you are looking for nifty gadgets, silly office items, or embarrassing gifts that make for priceless coworker expressions, you can find some fun options in the NEW infographic Funny White Elephant Gift Ideas for the Office by National Pen.
From the Pillow Tie to the Shark Stapler to the Flask Scarf, this infographic displays some practical and yet funny White Elephant gifts. It also goes through a brief history of the White Elephant and how the game came to be. And, for those who need a refresher on how the game as played, as it’s likely to have been a year since your office last played, we list the most common set of rules.
It isn’t often that a vendor is reached out to by thousands of people who are directly interested in their product or service. In fact, companies wish to find themselves in such situations. Millions of dollars are spent every year in marketing efforts to reach potential customers. Internet marketing, email marketing, and advertisements are just a few of the ways that businesses all over are trying to reach their customers in the comfort of their own home or day to day life.
Tradeshows are that rare occurrence of casting your net into a huge school of fish. Because the shows are usually industry specific, the attenders are genuinely interested in your product or service! But here is the real catch, there are many different vendors exhibiting at tradeshows all competing for your business; this is why your tradeshow presence and preparation are so important to a successful tradeshow.
Like the quote says, “Build your own dream or someone else will hire you to build their’s.”
It’s not easy to break out of the mold, quit the typical 9-5 desk job, and start your own business. As many risks and fears, there are associated with starting your own business, there are far more gratification and satisfaction.
In general, people want to support small businesses. But when it comes down to price, small businesses, as you well know, have a hard time competing with your industries big players.
Fortunately, Small Business Saturday has gained a lot of growth, recognition, and participation over the past few years. This year you need to take advantage of everything this specially designated day has to offer your small business.
Penmanship lessons have been replaced by typing classes. High schools and colleges now permit laptops in almost all classrooms. Those attending business meetings are hidden by the backs of their screens. While typing may appear to be more efficient and useful, studies show that traditional pen and paper writing is well worth the extra effort.
Writing by hand in children
People invest in baby Einstein and other programs to help their children.s learning process begin at such an early age. People care about the success of their children. But a simple pen and paper could be doing more than all of these computerized learning programs. Children who write by hand have better letter recognition which is the strongest predictor of reading ability.
The days of keys and buttons are diminishing as non-smartphones become a thing of the past. However, even the newest technology does not come without challenges. One struggle with smartphones can be the touchscreen. Large fingers, clumsy fingers, acrylic nails, and even poor eyesight all contribute to words with jumbled letters that leave the recipient playing decoder.
Most people have attempted to use the tip of a pen or pencil only to find that the sensors of the smartphone screens know better. Getting that perfect precision to accurately hit all the correct letters is nearly impossible unless you use a stylus!
Traditional stylus tends to be small, thin and is easily lost. What is the point of having a stylus if you never have it on you when you need it? That is why you need to entice your prospective or current clients with a stylus pen combo.
It is back to school time! From haircuts to the first day of school outfits, it is a familiar season that everyone knows far too well. Teachers are organizing their desks and collecting their lesson plans, principals are preparing the first-day assembly. What can set your school apart from others and create a sense of community that every student is urging to feel?
Having personalized pencils or other school supplies with text such as “I am part of Mrs. Torrence’s 2nd grade class” or “Hardworking Student of Hillside Elementary” can create a sense of belonging that students appreciate.
For some children, school supplies are not affordable for their family. Although a pencil seems like such a small gesture, for the child that doesn.t have a pencil on the first day of school, you have just made their world so much brighter.
While you can say your message with words, you can also portray the feeling behind that message with different colors!
Marketers and advertisers have been using the psychology of colors for a long time to help reinforce their brand image. Our new shop by colors pages organizes all of our promotional items by the colors in which they are available so you can quickly narrow down your options by the feeling you are trying to portray.
Our Shop Red page is perfect for those looking to portray energy, passion, desire, and confidence. Red can also stimulate an appetite; so for all of those restaurants and food businesses, red is for you!
Our Shop Orange page is perfect for those adventurous ones full of enthusiasm! Orange has also been associated with giving off affordable and creative vibes.
Our society today is extremely mobile. Conference calls happen while you’re driving to the airport with your headset on. Emails are replied while you’re pumping gas, and business hours are no longer limited from 8 to 5. The biggest facilitator in this cultural shift was the introduction of internet capabilities on wireless devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers.
Most people use one smartphone for both their work and personal use. But what happens when you’re on an important call, you see a text message from one of your family members come through, and then you notice that your battery icon is displaying that little red sliver notifying you that you.re down to the dangerous 3%. You shouldn’t have to be put in that situation of choosing between finishing the call or replying to your family member before the battery runs out. And until the bionic battery with a 300 active hour charge life is invented, this is a situation that almost everyone will continue to face on a regular basis.