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A Decade of Deadlines

act-10-yearsHappy Anniversary to us!  

It was the day after Veteran’s Day, ten years ago, that A Creative Touch promotional products company was launched.¬† To read the story of how Veteran’s Day inspired our Grand Opening, click here.

Since that fateful day, we’ve helped hundreds of customers all across the country with creative solutions to their promotional product needs.¬† Our goal has always been to provide creative, effective, targeted marketing¬†solutions on time, every time.¬† In fact, we take pride in never missing a deadline.¬† Up until yesterday, our tagline and the signature on every email we send read:

IN OVER 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 YEARS – WE’VE

NEVER MISSED A DEADLINE!

We’re proud to announce that our tagline is changing.¬† After thousands of orders and a decade of outstanding customer service, our track record is still perfect:

IT’S BEEN¬†A DECADE, AND WE’VE

NEVER MISSED A DEADLINE!

If you’re already a customer with A Creative Touch, let us take this opportunity to thank you for your support and your continued trust in us over the past ten years.¬† If you’re not an A Creative Touch customer, we encourage you to give us an opportunity to show you why we’re celebrating a solid decade of meeting deadlines and exceeding our clients’ expectations.¬† To read from some of our happy customers, visit our Testimonial Page.

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Honoring Our Veterans

act-poppy-pinVeteran’s Day is a very special day for A Creative Touch.¬† Not only is it an opportunity to officially honor our veterans for their service to our country, it is also closely linked to the history of our company.¬†

Veteran’s Day is also referred to as Poppy Day ¬†in relation to the poppy’s symbolism of Remembrance.¬† Poppies owe their association with the holiday to a poem, In Flanders Fields,¬†written in 1915 by Canadian military physician John McCrae.¬† After witnessing the death and funeral of a friend, he wrote the poem which refers to the poppies that covered the cemeteries where war casualties were buried in Flanders, Belgium.

The poem (found at the bottom of this post) found its way into the pages of Punch magazine. By 1918 the poem was well known throughout the allied world. Moina Michael, an American woman, wrote these lines in reply.

We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies

She then adopted the custom of wearing a red poppy in memory of the sacrifices veterans made in war.  A French women, Madame Guerin, visiting the United States, learned of the custom and took it one step further. When she returned to France she decided to make red poppies by hand and sell them to raise money for the benefit of the orphaned and destitute women and children in war torn areas of France. This tradition spread to Canada, The United States and Australia and is still followed today.

Today the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion Auxiliary exchange poppies for a donation that benefits disabled and hospitalized veterans.¬†¬† Poppies make perfect lapel pins for sentimental and patriotic reasons–and they’re beautiful.¬† Be sure to wear a poppy on your lapel today in honor of all of the brave¬†men and women who have served our country!

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders Fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields. 

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