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Small Businesses you can Throw the Best Holiday Party Ever with Staples Copy and Print!

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Throwing a holiday party for your clients at your place of business is always a great idea. The end of the year is a great time for client appreciation.

Now’s the time to start thinking about your holiday party. Planning your party in advance and ordering custom decor and invitations plus discounts cards should be on your to do list this week. Planning ahead will make putting your holiday party together go smoothly. As a party expert, this is my best advise. Think ahead and put together your party plan with Staples Copy and Print  .

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Staples Copy and Print has a great selection of custom decor. Don’t forget to make sure you put your logo on everything!  Design everything from invitations, banners, even discount cards (which BTW, is a great gift for customers). Make sure you hand-out the discount cards at your party.

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Refreshments are key, so serve nibbles, and maybe even a signature cocktail. It’s always a nice touch. You know how much I love a great party! With the help of Staples Copy and Print, you can brand everything. In store make sure you have the registers open, so customers can shop during the party. You should have someone gift wrapping, too (more on a Staples Copy and Print  branded gift wrap program coming next week). This way, customers can get holiday shopping done and use their discount cards on the spot.

Now hop over and check out the fun party touches at Staples Copy and Print. Order your branded invitations and banners, and don’t forget your discount cards.

Celebrate the holiday season with your customers with help from Staples Copy and Print.

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1. Holiday banner 2. Bumper sticker 3. Invitation 4. Postcard

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The Office Party : A Holiday Cookie Bakeoff with Staples Copy and Print

Staples Holiday 2015 One thing I love to plan, as you already know, is a party. Sometimes when you own a small business, throwing your employee holiday party may feel like a chore rather than a joy. The key to a successful holiday season is to always make a game plan. Start with a theme.

In some cases, coming up with the right theme can get tricky. Let’s face it: when you work together everyday, you already know everything about each other right? So picking a theme can seem daunting. Using the custom banners, and prizes from Staples Copy and Print can lighten the load and make your employee holiday soiree a big hit.

As an expert at parties, I am here to tell you that I have the perfect plan for you. I suggest a holiday cookie bake off, a contest of sorts. Have all your employees bring their favorite cookie recipe: their own concoction or even a family recipe. It’s fun to share the holiday memories of the cookie recipe, and a great way to engage all of the people in your firm in an entirely new way. Plus, a little friendly competition is good for the office holiday spirit, especially when cookies are involved.

You can provide is some festive decor and a few prizes, and you will find an amazing array of selections on Staples Copy and Print, like this custom banner.

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Make sure everyone brings their prize winning cookies along with the recipe and encourage story telling about the cookie recipe at the holiday gathering. Then, best cookie recipe voting can take place at the party. You can award personalized awards like this great polo with the phrase “smart cookie” embroidered on it.

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I love these custom hats especially made for the winners, or you can even use them for your entire staff as a holiday gift. It’s a great way to celebrate. Take it from me: organizing an activity for your employees for your holiday party is the way to go, and you can get everything you need in one place. Be a smart cookie and shop Staples Copy & Print.

Staples Copy & Print helps small businesses make customer and employee appreciation happen with custom gifts.

 

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1. Customizable banner 2. Embroidered hats 3. Embroidered polo shirt

This is a sponsored post, all opinions expressed are my own.

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Make it Fresh for Spring with Staples : Window Dressing

Staples Window dressing is something I know a lot about. Right out of college I was a window dresser.

My love for making pretty windows is near and dear to me. At Urban Cottage, a mother & daughter partnership, dressing-up the store is something they love to do together. Although they are busy with their interior design clients and retail customers, they always take some time every season to freshen their look. So, when they started looking for branding materials, they looked no further than Staples Copy & Print.

“It’s so seamless,” says Gail. “Making a big impact takes minimal effort when you use the right resource.”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Remember, decorating your windows for spring is smart business. It’s easy to make your customers feel like you care by ringing in the season with a banner and customized promotional cards. All your collateral is easy to order from Staples Copy & Print. Even importing your logo is super easy. Check out what Urban Cottage Atlanta did for their spring promotion:

staples OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Urban Cottage offered customers a discount card to freshen their homes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA And they gave away these useful branded tape measures. All these items can be found at Staples Inc Copy & Print.

Log-on to Staples Copy & Print to see all of the possibilities. Your small business can shine with a few branded touches and affordable and useful giveaways.

*Everything you will need is at Staples (in stores or order online at Staples.com with free delivery for rewards members or for orders over $49.99 (for non-members). This post is in partnership with Staples. All opinions are my own.

*Get 40% off large posters, banners, and lawn signs (other sizes also available on sale)
Offer valid 3/29-6/27/15
Link to design: http://www.staples.com/sbd/content/copyandprint/

*Get 50% off custom invitations and announcements
Offer valid 3/29-6/27/15
Coupon Code: Invite50
Link do design your cards: http://design.staples.com/cards/Category/Invitations

Photos by : Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn and Annette Joseph

 

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Make it Fresh for Spring with Staples :: Celebrate the Holidays

Mother's Day Staples When you have a small business like mother daughter business partners Gail and Jessica of Urban Cottage Atlanta, your customers are like friends. You want to make everyone feel welcomed and appreciated, and giving gifts and throwing parties is all part of the plan. When looking for customized special occasion signage and beautiful branded collateral that celebrate the holidays, Urban Cottage looks no further than the online shop of  Staples Copy & Print.

For Memorial Day Urban Cottage Atlanta decided to treat their customers to a BBQ. Because Urban Cottage is located in the urban Atlanta neighborhood of Virginia Highlands, a BBQ with burgers and sodas for Memorial Day seemed perfect. They ordered a banner and brought the grill right outside their front door. It’s no surprise that the neighborhood loved it. Add a little bluegrass band, and they had a party!

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Gail says, “Celebrating with customers is not only good business, but it’s fun.” Smart small business owners can use banners and offer customized discount cards. It’s easy to make your customers feel special with some affordable giveaways like these can covers from Staples Copy & Print.

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“Since Urban Cottage is a mother & daughter business, Mother’s Day is something we love to celebrate every year,” explains Jessica. “This year we ordered this custom banner and some beautiful customized journals to gift our customers from Staples Copy & Print.

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Mother's Day Staples The selection at Staples Copy & Print is great, and the graphics are beautiful. Any Mom would love to have one of these pretty and useful journals. Gail says, “Putting together in-store promotions has become a pleasure using the Staples Copy & Print department.”

Thanks to Gail and Jessica! It was fun hanging out in your beautiful store, and I treated myself to a few goodies while I was there. What can I say? I was feeling festive.

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1. Mother’s Day Banner 2. Mother’s Day Journal 3. BBQ Can Coolers 4. BBQ Banner

*Everything you will need is at Staples (in stores or order online at Staples.com with free delivery for rewards members or for orders over $49.99 (for non-members). This post is in partnership with Staples. All opinions are my own.

*Get 40% off large posters, banners, and lawn signs (other sizes also available on sale)
Offer valid 3/29-6/27/15
Link to design: http://www.staples.com/sbd/content/copyandprint/

*Get 50% off custom invitations and announcements
Offer valid 3/29-6/27/15
Coupon Code: Invite50
Link do design your cards: http://design.staples.com/cards/Category/Invitations

Photos by : Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn and Annette Joseph

 

 

 

 

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Make it fresh for Spring with Staples :: Paris Flea Market Lemonade Party

Staples Some of you may not know this about me, but I started my career as a window dresser. I have always loved making retail spaces pretty, and I spent most of my formative years doing just that.

Working with Staples was a natural for me. Thinking of solutions for small businesses is something that I am passionate about. Here’s my *pro tip:: Generate more traffic by throwing an event to thank your customers.

To generate buzz I put together this pretty Lemonade Party for my favorite flea market. I created a festive theme with a customized banner and invitations from Staples Copy & Print ‘s website. Staples Copy & Print makes it easy to put your logo on everything!

Staples has fun party products available like this lemonade dispenser, and these cheery yellow cups. Create your look and throw a party for your clients or customers. Make it bright and make it fresh with Staples Inc.

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1. Beverage Dispenser 2. Invitation 3. Yellow Cups 4. Banner

 

*Get 40% off large posters, banners, and lawn signs (other sizes also available on sale)
Offer valid 3/29-6/27/15
Link to design: http://www.staples.com/sbd/content/copyandprint/

*Get 50% off custom invitations and announcements
Offer valid 3/29-6/27/15
Coupon Code: Invite50
Link do design your cards: http://design.staples.com/cards/Category/Invitations

Photography By: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyen

 

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