Happy National Handwriting Day! Here are 6 Ways to Celebrate

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National Handwriting Day rolls around every January 23, giving you a chance to celebrate the art of handwriting. The holiday dates back to 1977, with the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association choosing the date to coincide with the birthday of John Hancock. Hancock gets kudos for providing the first and most illustrious signature on the Declaration of Independence. You can celebrate…

6 Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

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While New Year’s resolutions always sound fantastic when you make them, they can quickly lose steam once you’re back into your usual routine. You made these resolutions for a reason – don’t let them fizzle out! Keep your enthusiasm high and your eye on the prize with these six tips for keeping New Year’s resolutions. Invest in Peppy Post-it Notes…

New Year, New You: Best Free, Online Personal Development Courses

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Whether you’re aiming to improve your spending habits, time management, or overall perspective on life, tons of free personal development courses are at the ready. Below, we found three websites that list hundreds of free personal development course options from which to choose the perfect course for your new year’s goals. Class Central Class Central is the go-to directory for…

The Top 6 New Year’s Resolutions For Work

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You’ve made it through another 365 days at the office. Are you ready for the next round? Before you start writing January dates on all of your business correspondence, map out a few New Year’s resolutions for work. The American Psychological Association says the key to making these ideas work is by starting small, making changes one at a time,…

Give Back This Season: Writing Holiday Cards for Charity

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You’ve shared your signature gingerbread cookies with your co-workers and helped the neighbors put up miles of twinkling holiday lights. If you want to keep the good cheer going, grab your extra greeting cards and create more smiles. Writing a few holiday cards for charity will remind both you and the recipient of the true spirit of the holiday season!…

Don’t Battle the Crowds: 4 Last-Minute Holiday Gifts You Can Buy Online

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The holidays can come quicker than expected, often leaving us with the need to scramble for last-minute holiday gifts. The good news is you don’t have to battle the crowds while you’re shopping. In fact, you don’t have to leave the couch at all! You can instead head to your computer or smartphone and pick out one of these magnificent…

8 Best Holiday Gifts for Your Boss

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No matter where you work, you likely know the value of a boss who works hard and always looks out for their team. If you’re fortunate enough to have a leader that you’re proud to work with, then why not celebrate how awesome they are with one of these holiday gifts for your boss? Whether you’re looking for a small…

4 Easy Ways to Avoid Holiday Stress

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Holiday cheer quickly fades when you’re bumping elbows with tense shoppers at understaffed stores, creating dinner party plans to meet five different dietary needs, and finishing up travel plans on a small budget. Fortunately, holiday stress doesn’t have to ruin the season. You can avoid holiday stress by keeping a positive mindset, taking a few shortcuts, and having a little…

How to Find the Perfect Holiday Greeting Card for Anyone [Infographic]

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Are you struggling to find holiday greeting cards for everyone in your life? When shopping for holiday cards for family, friends, coworkers, or valued customers, you want to send them a card that suits their personality. Your grandma may not appreciate a card with whimsical cartoons like your best friend would, and you wouldn’t want to send a card wishing…

#ThrowbackThursday: The 5 Best 90s School Supplies

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As most kids who grew up in the 90s know, school supply shopping wasn’t just throwing random supplies into a cart and calling it a day. Instead, choosing supplies was a feat that required finding the coolest binders, the best pens and pencils, and all the latest gadgets to show off your style. To pay tribute to those bygone days…

How to Maximize Time at a Networking Event

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Hob nobbing with colleagues and professionals in your industry comes with a few rules. If you want to maximize your time at a networking event, remember it is a work function. After-party karaoke is fine. Keg stands are not. Here’s how to keep your next meeting classy and professional, with an emphasis on productivity. Practice Active Listening It’s easy to…

Calendar Tips for Staying Organized

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It’s a hectic world out there, and it seems like the harder you work and the more success you achieve, the more hectic it becomes. If you want to be successful, it takes more than just hard work; it takes planning and organization. Of all the modern day apps and tools available, nothing has found a way to improve on…

Who Knew? Fun Facts About Paper of the Past

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Since the beginning of time, mankind has struggled to find the perfect way to express himself. Once spoken language was mastered, the struggle to put those words on something permanent began. Artisans throughout history used everything from clay and papyrus to wood and slate in the search for a permanent, but portable means of communicating through the written word. Then,…

Staying in Touch With Your Pen Pal over the Summer

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Just because the school year has ended doesn’t mean you have to lose touch with your buddies. You can stay in touch with your in-person friends by transforming them into penpal friends.  While pen pals aren’t as common as they once were, they remain a terrific way to maintain a strong and solid connection through the art of letter writing….

Enter to Win PaperDirect’s Summer Paper Giveaway

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It’s time to get stocked up on summer stationery with PaperDirect’s Summer Paper Giveaway! Whether you’re hosting a summer party or just looking to add to your collection, head over to our Facebook page and enter our Summer Paper Giveaway. One lucky winner will receive their choice of up to $100 worth of summer-themed paper products. Don’t miss your chance…

Things Only Stationery Lovers Will Understand

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Some people collect shoes. Others collect statues. And then there’s a special breed of folks who can’t help but collect stationery. We are the letter writers. The poets. The romantics. The people who preserve the art of hand-written correspondence. We are, indeed, the stationery lovers. If you happen to fall into the stationery lovers category, then you certainly know how…

The Ultimate Checklist for Classroom Paper Supplies

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The pen may be mightier than the sword, but it wouldn’t be all that mighty without something to write on. The same holds true with markers, crayons, pencils, or any other writing instrument you may have in your elementary classroom. These instruments are only mighty if they have the right paper to compliment their excellence. And this ultimate checklist for…

What are the Most Important Employee Benefits? [Poll]

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There are a whole slew of employee benefits these days. From ESOPs to nap rooms, we wanted to do some digging and see, out of the most-common benefits, which are most important to our readers. Cast your vote below for either: Healthcare plan contribution 401(k) Bonus Potential Flexible Scheduling Ability to work from home Plentiful paid time off Sabbaticals

Enter to Win PaperDirect’s Recognition Giveaway!

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It’s time to recognize your employees with PaperDirect’s Recognition Giveaway! Head over to our Facebook page where you can enter our most recent giveaway and earn $200 in product plus $25 in design services. It’s finally time to start a recognition program at your place of work. We’re making it easy! Enter here Giveaway Details Prizes– Two winners will receive one prize of…

Why You Need Office Snacks for Your Employees

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Businesses offer a wide range of benefits to make their employees feel appreciated. However, nothing quite wins workers over like free food. “Because when it comes to employee perks, few things are as simply satisfying as free food and drinks — which, it turns out, are also just good business,” Hadley Malcolm shared in USA Today. “According to a new…