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

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

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My How to for Client Holiday Gifts with Staples Copy and Print

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As a small business, client gifts are something I enjoy putting together. This year I looked to Staples Copy and Print to prepare this smart looking tote bag with my logo. I love the pretty branded mug with my logo, and to round off the gift, I included some coffee and cookies from Staples. The bag of goodies is the perfect thank you for a year of business with my favorite clients. I even include a custom card with an image I styled this year. Right on brand.

A custom-made holiday gift can make your clients feel special. You may not think that Staples has everything you need, but guess what? They DO! They have so many great products that you can customize and make your own. Want to stand out in the crowd?

Here’s how I do it every holiday season, and I am sharing my secrets with you! Here are a few of my suggestions that can make holiday client gift giving a snap:

1. BEAT THE CROWD & SEND CLIENT GIFTS EARLY: I like to send out my client gifts early, really early. Schedule them for before Thanksgiving. This way, you won’t get lost in the deluge of gifts that arrive in December.

2. STAY ON BRAND: Always look like a pro by using your logo on gift bags and goodies like mugs, hats, and even tee shirts. Beverage coozies make a great gift as well. With Staples Copy and Print Department, it’s so easy to put your logo on everything! This is the one going to my clients; the gift bag has my logo and some of the goodies do, too.

3. YOUR GIFT SHOULD HAVE A THEME: For example, coffee and cookies. Keep it simple and delicious. Staples has really wonderful food products to choose from. Plus, everyone likes cookies!

THE BIGGEST TIP IS TO SHOP AT STAPLES BECAUSE THEY MAKE BRANDING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS SIMPLE. WITH JUST A FEW CLICKS, YOU HAVE CUSTOMIZED ITEMS THAT BRAND YOUR SMALL BUSINESS.

This year make your clients feel special and thank them for their business by using Staples Copy and Print;  it  makes you look good, and most importantly, makes your clients feel good.

Staples Holiday 2015

Staples Holiday 2015

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1. Holiday Card 2. Custom Canvas Bag 3. Custom Coffee Mug 4. Breakfast Blend Coffee 5. Mrs. Fields Cookie Tin

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

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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

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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 :: A smart way to Celebrate your Graduate

Staples Graduation season is upon us; can you believe it? What better way to celebrate your “smarty pants” than with a splashy party? I love the chalkboard themed announcements, invitations, and banners offered at Staples Inc, Copy & Print department. Everything is so easy to order online. The customization options make everything so personal and special. I could not believe how easy it was to order and customize my announcement online. The next day I just headed to my nearest Staples Inc. location and picked up my order. Yep! The next day! The staff was super nice, helpful, and cheerful. I was really impressed!

Staples As you know, I am a HUGE fan of anything chalkboard-y!! Check out these super trendy announcements I chose for my daughter’s party from the Staples Copy & Print department! I chose these pretty craft paper boxes for guests’ take away gifts, and I filled the boxes with Alex’s favorite…butter mints. We tied the boxes with classic black grosgrain ribbon and these stunning thank you tags from Staples Inc. I used craft paper wrap as a table runner. Just perfect!

Staples * Party Tip: I kept the menu casual and light with nibbles, popcorn, hot fudge sundaes, and retro sodas. We scattered some graduation themed sparkly confetti all over the table. Staples. has some really fun party decor! You guys all know that I never endorse products I don’t believe in 100%, and Staples has become my go to party store. Make it yours! *see more party ideas and tips here and here.

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1. Gift Box 2. Invitation 3. Wrapping Paper 4. Gift Tag 5. Graduation Cap Confetti 6. Ribbon 7. Pennant Banner 8. Graduation 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

 

Photographs By: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

 

 

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