20 Holiday Gifts for Clients (that they actually want!)

Office Fun

chocolate cake pops

“The holidays provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to reinforce their relationships with important clients,” Entrepreneur contributor Jacqueline Whitmore wrote in a 2011 article. “A small token of appreciation in the form of a holiday gift can help keep your company on people’s minds.” The Season of Giving is almost upon us, and while you’re probably already thinking of presents for…

How to Combat In-Office Stress Over the Holiday Season

Employee Recognition Ideas

holiday stress

While the holiday season brings warm greetings, delicious treats, and extra time with your loved ones, stress is also a major component of this special time of year. Even when you’re in the office, holiday stress can still creep up on you and make your workdays more aggravating, tense, and challenging than normal. Use these six tips to combat in-office…

Why You Shouldn’t Recognize Every Employee This Year

Employee Recognition Ideas


Rest assured, it is okay to separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to your employees. Contrary to what soft management books and modern youth sports would have you believe, indiscriminate recognition does not build morale or a community of trust. On the contrary, it shows your employees that their contributions and hard work are dismissed and undervalued….

What We Found After 20 Years of Holiday Marketing

Business Marketing Ideas

What We Found After 20 Years of Holiday Marketing

It’s that time of year again. The day’s are getting shorter, and businesses are starting to ramp up for the holiday season.  This also means that businesses are preparing to spend a significant amount of money on their holiday marketing budgets. We’re PaperDirect and have an interesting story behind our holiday marketing efforts. You see, we sell traditional marketing materials:…

10 Award Ideas That Fellow Employees Can Vote On

Employee Recognition Ideas

Award Ideas to Vote On

Spice up your company holiday party. This year channel your inner high school yearbook editor, and hand out some novelty awards at the gathering. Who’s most admired in the office? Who’s destined to win an Emmy or Grammy some day? Let your employees decide! Here are 10 award ideas to vote on before your party! Most Admired in the Office…

Why Co-worker Relationships are Crucial to a Happy Workforce

Employee Recognition Ideas

Jumping Happiness

Work is one thing, play is another. You punch in, go to work, speak when you’re spoken to, take whatever’s dished out, clock out, and finally start your personal life. That’s what got our parents and grandparents through their careers- deep, impersonal grit. That’s the way, right? Well… no. Over the last two decades, there’s been a steady stockpile of…

Christmas Sneak Peek: 2015 Holiday Cards, Invites & More

Designing Your Business Communication

Merry Christmas

Before you know it, there will be sleigh bells ringing and glistening snow blanketing the streets. That means the time is now to make your Christmas business plans, for example, special holiday season sales or a greeting card mail campaign. Whatever your company’s paper needs are this season, our 2015 holiday cards for businesses along with our festive stationery will…

Creative Ways to Recognize Employees at the Christmas Party

Employee Recognition Ideas


Tis this season to be merry, and what could be merrier than recognizing your team’s hard work throughout the year? Christmas parties and employee achievements should go hand in glove. The dilemma is how to recognize them with freshness and panache. With the right printable gift certificates and awards plus a handful of fun ideas, you can put together a…

Unique Ways to Interact with Customers this Christmas

Business Marketing Ideas

Photo booth sign

The marketing mayhem of the holiday season is about to begin in a frenzy of emails, social media posts, direct mail flyers, and so on. However, the success of your business during the Christmas season relies heavily on how your business engages clients. These six unique ways to interact with customers this Christmas will not only let you share the…

The 2015 Office Christmas Party Checklist

Christmas & Holiday Party Tips

Christmas Party

It’s pumpkin spice-everything season, and you know what that means? The holidays are just around the corner. So, it’s time to start making plans for the coolest office Christmas party yet. Dig out the favorite caterer’s phone number and set a date. It’s almost time to party! The Basic Party Plans Before you get too far into making plans, you…