5 Ways to Celebrate Labor Day in Your City

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Labor Day was initially created by the labor movement to celebrate worker achievements, and that celebration is known to involve pretty much anything except actual work. Held the first Monday in September, Labor Day also signifies the grand finale of summer, giving folks one last hurrah before the onset of cooler weather, shorter days and back-to-school season for the kids. No matter…

4th of July Office Party Ideas

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The 4th of July is almost upon us, and if you’re sensing that summertime itch brewing among your employees, you’re not alone. As we approach the nation’s most patriotic holiday, American workers across the country are spending just a little bit more time staring out the window than they are staring at their monitor. But, that’s okay — you won’t…

How to Show Your Patriotic Pride for July 4th

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Every year on July 4th, Americans from every corner of the country come together to celebrate the magnificence that is the United States. What remains true of our nation is that — no matter how entangled we may be in our own political struggles — the most liberal person and the most conservative person will always uniformly agree that our…

Elegant First Communion Invitations

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First Communion is a special time, and you want to make sure your invitations are just as special. Due to the formal nature of the event, a child’s first communion aligns especially well with invitations that are just as elegant as the entire affair. Here are some tips for creating an invitation with an elegant and sophisticated vibe. Choosing the…

Sunny Summer Stationery from PaperDirect!

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The sun is shining, the bees are buzzing, and the lemonade is ice-cold. That can only mean one thing – summer has finally arrived! Take advantage of this bright and cheery season by stocking up on your favorite summer stationery. We’ve pulled a few examples of our favorite summer designs for 2017. Check them out and stock up for summer!…

DIY Mother’s Day Poem, Card and Gift Ideas

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Moms are a special breed indeed, so it’s only right to give them the recognition they deserve by honoring them on Mother’s Day. One of the most magnificent ways to honor mom is with DIY Mother’s Day poems, cards, certificates, or other gifts that come with a truly personal touch. Mother’s Day Poems Roses are red, violets are blue, make…

How to Observe Memorial Day

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Every year, the people of the United States take the last Monday in May to observe Memorial Day, a holiday that commemorates those valiant Americans who gave their lives on the field of battle. On May 29, many schools and offices will be closed, barbecues across the country will be lit, and thousands of war movies will be watched. This…

Tips for Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the Office

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At least once a year, it’s completely appropriate to break out the sombreros and maracas. Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the office should become an annual tradition, even if it’s only for one reason: Tacos! Feeling festive? We are! Here’s how to get your co-workers into the Cinco de Mayo spirit! Create a South-of-the-Border Vibe Whether you play cultural music…

Hosting a Fun “Take Your Child to Work Day”

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On April 27, more than 30 million Americans will let their kids take a day off from school to visit mom or dad at the office for Take Your Child to Work Day. This day is meant to inspire kids and get them excited about their future contributions to whatever workforce they choose to pursue. All sentiment aside, Take Your…

Choosing the Best Graduation Party Invites

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Graduation time means it’s time to party, and the only way people will know to show up for your party is if you send out some snazzy invitations. When it comes to choosing creative graduation cards, you have tons of invitation options that can match your graduation party’s personality, tone, and overall vibe. Simply pick your favorite, opt for wording that…

10 Simple Ideas to Celebrate Your Employee’s Birthdays

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Bring on the buttercream cupcakes and rainbow of balloons! There’s a birthday guy or gal in the office this week! So how can you make your employees feel special on their big day beyond sweet treats? Mix up their usual routine a bit and spoil them with surprises and small gifts, that’s how! 1. The Gift-Wrapped Desk Whether they have…

Spring Stationery Finds from PaperDirect!

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Spring is *almost* in the air! We only have one month left of constant, fridged cold and we’re celebrating with spring stationery. For those of you looking for spring border paper, envelopes, or other paper products, we want to highlight some of our favorite designs for spring 2017. Check them out and brighten up your office and customer’s mailboxes! Spring Bike…

How to Get Year Round Customers from Small Business Saturday

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Small Business Saturday may happen once a year, but it could generate a handsome slate of year-round customers and clients. Successfully transforming one-time visitors into year-round customers involves a two-step process. The first is collecting your visitors’ contact information. The second is devising a post-SBS plan that helps boost your branding, customer activity, and sales. Step 1: Collect Information Capturing…

Small Business Saturday Promotion Ideas: Physical Location

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Congratulations on your decision to participate in Small Business Saturday! But saying you want to be a part of it and actually taking action to ensure a huge turnout are two different things. You said the words, and now it’s time to get into action. Small Business Saturday falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, so hopefully you have ample time…

Short & Sweet Thanksgiving Message Templates

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While Thanksgiving may be a notorious day for turkey and pumpkin pie, it’s definitely not a notorious holiday for marketing. Companies are quick to send out cards celebrating Christmas, Valentine’s and even their customers or clients’ birthdays, yet Thanksgiving cards are an oft-forgotten batch. In fact, they’re nearly in last place when it comes to greeting card sales in general. The…

Planning Back to School Sales for the Small Business

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The back to school frenzy can be awesome for business, even if you don’t sell school supplies, children’s clothing or other items directly related to the upcoming school year. Companies of any sort can boost customers, revenue and their overall bottom line with a number of creative back to school sale ideas. Last Chance Sales Back to school season can…

10 Golf Tournament Prize Ideas That are a Hole in One

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Hosting a golf tournament is an excellent method for raising awareness, connecting with the community, and reaching fundraising goals. However, the devil is in the details, and one major detail to figure out is prizes to give away at the end of the tournament. Not to fret though, because these 10 golf tournament prize ideas are a hole in one…ba…