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Find Fun At Work This Month

act-chattering-teethDid you know that today, January 28th, ¬†is “National Fun at Work” Day? This holiday is a fantastic opportunity to have some fun with promotional products!¬† But even if you missed out on this very important ‘holiday’, ¬†truth is, your¬†clients and volunteers will love these silly products anytime of year!¬† Here are just a few selections from our database of over 500 toys, many of which can be inscribed with your corporate logo or a special message:

Have hilarious workplace fun with our Wind-up Chomping Teeth Toy! This toy jaw with chomping teeth and googly eyes can be powered by winding up the knob. We have many other wind-up toys for you to choose from at A Creative Touch, too. Wind up footballs, tennis balls, apples, and other cute toys. They’ll wind up your offices’ atmosphere in no time!

act-dancing-flowerNeed a little flower power? Choose our Solar-powered Dancing Flower to brighten up everyone’s day! In several color combinations, it can be customized with your company’s logo on the flower’s base. Using only sunshine power, it will dance for you!

How about some bubbles? With our safe, non-toxic bubble blends, you can create your own fun label. Every workplace needs some bubbly adventure, right?

Feeling a little nostalgic for the toys of your childhood? Have some retro fun with our Nutty Putty and Spring Things! Unlike Silly Putty and Slinkies, these classic-style toys can be customized with your company’s logo!

Looking for ways to have more fun with your promotional products? Celebrate Fun Day with a little sundae! Throw an ice cream party, for example, to reward your volunteers for their hard work all year long. National Fun Day is the perfect opportunity to get in touch with your inner child with games and candy. Whatever your promotional product needs, contact us at A Creative Touch to make January 28th (and every work day) as fun as possible!

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T.G.I.F. Volunteer Recognition Idea #8

Have fabulous volunteers? Struggling to find fun, yet affordable ways to reward them for their service to your organization? Find inspiration in our weekly T.G.I.F. idea. Each Friday, we will highlight creative ideas for a Theme, Gift, Invitation, and Food plan that make for a perfect volunteer recognition event. Let A Creative Touch inspire your creativity with promotional product ideas that show appreciation to your volunteers!

act-vegas-card-setT.= Theme:  Thanks to Our Volunteers for Chipping In!

G.= Gift:¬† Our nifty card set with zippered enclosure includes 2 sets of playing cards, notepad and pencil (left). Or, gift your volunteers with our single deck of cards (below). This unique set of customizable playing cards is not only a great gift for your clients, it’s a great source of entertainment. The carrying case also makes them perfect for travel!

I.= Invitation/D√©cor:¬† A poker-and-card themed casino party calls for invitations made to look like aces, queens, or kings. Use “Welcome to Vegas” signs to decorate your venue and name tables after different games: Blackjack, Craps, and Poker, for example. Bright, neon-inspired lights set a funky mood for this party. Create dice-inspired centerpieces by painting square white vases with black dots, then filling each “dice” vase with red flowers for contrast. Set up a karaoke station for “Lounge Lizards” with song selections from Elvis and the Rat Pack. Designate volunteers with the highest number of volunteer hours as “High Rollers”.
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F.= Food/Refreshments:¬† For a casino themed menu, select easy and glamorous items: shrimp, chicken, and veggie kabobs make it easy to stage card games and other fun activities at each table while your guests eat. Trays of hors d’oeuvres and mini desserts in shot glasses can be circulated between “card” tables. For drinks, think James Bond! Martinis are the perfect drink for a casino atmosphere, but Monte Carlo cocktails-Rye Whiskey, Benedictine, and bitters-also strike a classic drink note.¬† Don’t forget to remind your guests that “What Happens at the Volunteer Recognition Party, Stays at the Volunteer Recognition Party!

T.G.I.F. Volunteer Recognition Idea #7

Have fabulous volunteers? Struggling to find fun, yet affordable ways to reward them for their service to your organization? Find inspiration in our weekly T.G.I.F. idea. Each Friday, we will highlight creative ideas for a Theme, Gift, Invitation, and Food plan that make for a perfect volunteer recognition event Let A Creative Touch inspire your creativity with promotional product ideas that show appreciation to your volunteers!

act-gemstone-paperweightT.= Theme: Our Volunteers Are Gems!

G.= Gift: Select this gemstone paperweight to tell your volunteers you think they’re more precious than rubies, emeralds and diamonds!¬† Made of lead-free crystal, it’s transparent and oval-shaped, and comes in a variety of colors like yellow, red, green, sapphire, and aquamarine.

I.= Invitation/D√©cor: Send invitations in a ring box or give them a jewelry feel with lots of glitter and rhinestones. Choose a variety of gem colors for this party theme, like sapphire blue, emerald green, and ruby red, or focus on a single stone combination, like diamonds and pearls. For centerpieces, fill vases with jewel-like stones and then place act-gemstone-multi-colorLED candles in the center for extra sparkle. Continue the sparkling theme with twinkle lights, chandeliers, and satin fabric accents that help add “glow” to the event!

F.= Food/Refreshments: Lavish is best with a gemstone themed party: Go for a classic menu of luxurious hors d’oeuvres and mini desserts for easy mingling and conversation-your guest should sparkle like your theme!¬† For cocktail ideas, select drinks based on their jewel tone colors. Serve champagne for its diamond-like bubbles, vivid emerald and sapphire martinis, and red wines in ruby tones.

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Popular New Year’s Resolutions and the Promotional Products to Solve Them:
A Three-Part Series

Have one or more New Year’s Resolutions on your list for this season? Wouldn’t it be great to find a promotional product that both highlights your organization’s mission and helps to solve those pesky resolutions, like losing weight, or being more organized, that elude so many of us? A Creative Touch is here to help you find the ideal promotional product for New Year’s Resolutions. Why not plan several events around these popular goals? This is the third post of a three-part series focusing on our most common goals: fitness, finances, and personal fulfillment.

act-national-geographic-travel-bookDo you-or your clients-often feel a little ‚Äėblah’ after the holidays? Rather than feeling blue, encourage yourself, your friends and your co-workers to make new, exciting goals. Why not make personal fulfillment one of your New Year’s Resolutions? Here at A Creative Touch, we have some great promotional products to help you!

If you are organizing an event around personal growth, these items pair perfectly with goal-centered activities. You can host an event or even an expo booth about creating vision boards, which are visual reminders of your goals and dreams.  What do you and your clientele dream of doing in 2013?  Perhaps these fun products will help:

Have volunteers or clients who want to travel? Give them the gift of National Geographic’s 100 Countries, 5000 Ideas! It’ll tell them “Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do”! This is the perfect travel book with thousands of travel ideas and clear, helpful information. It highlights 100 of the most fascinating places, providing 300 images, 100 maps and ideas to help inspire a great trip to places such as Brazil, Thailand, and Tanzania!

If they already know where their dream vacation is, why not a travel kit? We have a variety of kits to choose from-everything from an airline safety kit for your personal care items on international flights, to shaving kits for men, and toiletry kits that would be great for outdoor trips-for the perfect vacation experience. Select a customizable kit like this 12-piece air travel kit today!act-star-volunteer-pin

Want to stay closer to home? Why not broaden your horizons by volunteering? With volunteering, you have the opportunity to make a real difference! Have volunteers to reward? Give them one of our volunteering themed lapel pins, like our “Star Volunteer” pin in brass and blue enamel.

Looking for a different promotional product? Contact us at A Creative Touch and we’ll help you find the perfect item for your organization today!

 

T.G.I.F. Volunteer Recognition Idea #6

Have fabulous volunteers? Struggling to find fun, yet affordable ways to reward them for their service to your organization? Find inspiration in our weekly T.G.I.F. idea. Each Friday, we will highlight creative ideas for a Theme, Gift, Invitation, and Food plan that make for a perfect volunteer recognition event.  Let A Creative Touch inspire your creativity with promotional product ideas that show appreciation to your volunteers!

act-star-key-chainT.= Theme: Our Volunteers Are Rock Stars!

G.= Gift: Give our silver star-shaped key ring to let everyone know that your volunteers are rock stars! These split metal key rings are customizable, too.

I.= Invitation/D√©cor: Tell everyone to show up to your rockin’ sock hop with a 50s-themed record invitation in retro shades: pink and turquoise, coral and powder blue, or red and white. For a fun treat, even make your invitation in the shape of a record!

When you choose your event decorations, think films like Grease or go for a classic hotrod car theme. A ‚Äė50s rock star party needs the right music: singers like Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, and The Platters set the perfect mood.

F.= Food/Refreshments: Classic diner food is a must for this party: Burgers, fries, milkshakes, sundaes, even Coca-Cola floats, are perfect menu items. If you prefer a ‚Äė50s style home-cooked meal, chose steak or meatloaf-with mashed potatoes, of course!

For a real “blast from the past” that is sure to amuse, whip out those classic molds and serve Jello, just like mom used to make. Looking for a layer cake to make Betty Crocker proud instead? Pineapple Upside Down Cake or Lemon Chiffon Cake has that retro appeal people still love today. No matter what you choose, your guests are sure to “twist” their way to a good time!

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Popular New Year’s Resolutions and the Promotional Products to Solve Them:¬† A Three-Part Series

Have one or more New Year’s Resolutions on your list for this season? Wouldn’t it be great to find a promotional product that both highlights your organization’s mission and helps to solve those pesky resolutions, like losing weight, or being more organized, that elude so many of us? A Creative Touch is here to help you find the ideal promotional product for New Year’s Resolutions. Why not plan several events around these popular goals? This is the second post of a three-part series focusing on our most common goals: fitness, finances, and personal fulfillment.

act-credit-card-antibacterial-hand-cleanserAre you, your clients, and even your volunteers trying to tackle that post-holiday debt? The festivities of the holiday season often tempt us to overspend, but there are great ways to achieve financial wellness in 2013. If your New Year’s Resolution is to spread financial happiness, A Creative Touch has several promotional products that will be perfect for your events, fairs, and expos.

Looking for a nifty trick to save you and your clients’ money? Don’t go for broke! Instead, switch out that credit card with a great promotional product that slides right into your wallet! You won’t be tempted to spend if your card stays home. We have several credit-card shaped items that can be customized with your organization’s logo. These promotional products¬† not only keep you out of debt, they add value and convenience to your wallet, too. With our products, you can promote your organization in new and innovative ways.act-credit-card-flash-drive
‚ÄĘ Fight germs on the go with this “credit card”(above left).¬†It features a sparkle-patterned credit card style in three shades and contains antibacterial hand sanitizer spray. This sanitary accessory comes in a 20-milliliter spray. This sanitizer is a great idea for expo gifts. If your organization’s mission is related to public health, the antibacterial theme is a great giveaway choice for fundraisers and events.

‚ÄĘact-credit-card-sunscreen Have clients and friends who need an easy way to carry documents on the go? Choose this brushed aluminum flash drive (right). Its credit card shape means it won’t easily get lost (a must for important files!) and it is eco-friendly. Stress your organization’s emphasis on fiscal fitness in 2013 with a custom logo.

‚ÄĘ Beat sunburn with this customizable sunscreen credit card (left)! You’ll be saving your skin and your wallet with SPF 30 that’s made in the USA and FDA-approved. This card holds .68 ounces of sunblock, making it the perfect promotional product choice for an outdoor event.

With our products, you can promote your organization in new and innovative ways, so contact¬† A Creative Touch for that perfect promotional product. Our New Year’s Resolution is another successful year of helping others!

T.G.I.F. Volunteer Recognition Idea #5

 Have fabulous volunteers? Struggling to find fun, yet affordable ways to reward them for their service to your organization? Find inspiration in our weekly T.G.I.F. idea. Each Friday, we will highlight creative ideas for a Theme, Gift, Invitation, and Food plan that make for a perfect volunteer recognition event. Let A Creative Touch inspire your creativity with promotional product ideas that show appreciation to your volunteers!


act-travel-bagT.=Theme: Volunteers Help Us Soar to Great Heights!

G.=Gifts: Give your guests the gift of convenient travel kits with our fabulous travel companion.¬† It folds down to compact size and has several useful compartments. It hangs it up for easy access, so you can see all your travel items. For your tech-savvy guests, give this convenient travel charger for cell phones, tablets, and other electronics. They’ll feel connected and organized wherever they go!

I.=Invites/D√©cor: Invite your guests to travel to new destinations for this vintage adventure themed party! Set the mood with invitations made of maps or made to look like classic passports. You can even “stamp” your passports with the party’s date, time, and location.

act-travel-chargerSelect vintage-style travel posters from famous locales-New York, London, or Shanghai, for example-to place around your venue. Add to the classic travel vibe by creating centerpieces out of vintage globes, old travel books, black and white travel photographs, and even retro suitcases adorned with travel stickers.

F.=Food/Refreshments: Continue the retro adventure theme with a classic menu and choose 1920s and 1930s-era cocktails served to famous American expats. Let your guests feel like adventurers Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald in Europe, drinking Bellinis and martinis. Pair your classic cocktails with an international menu-with a travel themed party, all kinds of classic cuisines can work together: Spanish-style tapas plates alongside Chinese dumplings, followed by French desserts. Turn your menus into an adventure!

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Popular New Year’s Resolutions and the Promotional Products to Solve Them:¬† A Three-Part Series

Have one or more New Year’s Resolutions on your list for this season? Wouldn’t it be great to find a promotional product that both highlights your organization’s mission and helps to solve those pesky resolutions, like losing weight, or being more organized, that elude so many of us? A Creative Touch is here to help you find the ideal promotional product for New Year’s Resolutions. Why not plan several events around these popular goals? This is the first post of a three-part series focusing on our most common goals: fitness, finances, and personal fulfillment.

act-pedometerFeeling like you’ve added a few extra pounds over the holidays? We all know a lot of people who are trying to add healthier habits to their lives, like getting more exercise this time of year. Why not incorporate New Year’s Resolutions into your organization’s promotions and fundraisers?

Our pedometers are the perfect items for your organization’s January events and giveaways. We have over 500 options in a variety of colors that can be customized with your organization’s logo. Our multi-function pedometer is available in multiple fun colors: green, blue, black, purple and red! It doesn’t just count steps–it also calculates miles, kilometers, and calories for you. It’s the perfect promotional product for walks and other fitness-themed events.¬† These pedometers are also great for shows and expos in January or any time of year.

act-pedometer-single-functionOur single-function pedometer can be easily clipped on clothing and has the sleek profile and portability you’re used to in mp3 players, for example. With its high-tech design, it can be unobtrusively worn just about anywhere-from nature walks to the office!

act-portion-control-plateFor those on a diet, our portion control plate is another useful giveaway! This promotional product is sized to help you discover the correct portion size and is dishwasher safe. Available in several bright colors, it can be customized with your organization’s logo.

Looking for ideas for your next event, too? Why not create a New Year’s Resolution-inspired fundraiser with a fitness theme to accompany these promotional products? It’s the perfect time of year for a walk, 5k, or dance-a-thon to support your organization! Give your event a cute theme like “Walking Toward Our 2013 Goals,” to get your year off to a great start. Whatever your organization’s goals, A Creative Touch is here to help!

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