Here at Pinnacle Promotions we understand the mounting pressure that starts right on November 1st. Gone are the glory days of October when gift giving is choosing the most brightly packaged candy for easily pleased trick-or-treaters. Now you have to start thinking about the holidays and looking for corporate stocking stuffers can really start to take a toll on your end of the year budget. Never fear loyal blog readers! Here’s a quick and easy guide to finding lovable stocking stuffers, all at $1 or less.
Whether or not you actually attended your high school prom, the hype surrounding this American tradition is undeniable. The planning and preparation that go into this night are immense, and students spend months agonizing over minute details like limos, corsages, attire, and, of course, dates.
Teenagers have embraced proms as an opportunity to get dressed up and dance the night away with their peers, but once curfew on prom night passes, high school students are left with little to remember the night by aside from photos and memories. To help prom-goers memorialize this important evening, prom committees should consider customizing promotional picture frames to hand out as parting gifts.
Whether you’re the CEO of a major corporation or an elementary school student in a kindergarten classroom, chances are you like having your hard work recognized. If you’re in a position of leadership – no matter what sort – it’s important to make sure that your employees, students, or coworkers all feel appreciated in order to ensure that your environment remains productive and positive. Luckily, there’s a wide variety of promotional gifts out there, and something that’s perfect for every occasion and relationship.
Many people complain that Valentine’s Day is a holiday created by greeting card and chocolate companies to boost sales in their respective industries, but it’s much more than that – it’s a chance to show those who matter to you how much you care about them in the most cutesy, cheesy, sparkly, over-the-top way you can think of. I encourage you to accomplish this daunting task with the aid of promotional gifts. Bosses, boyfriends, and grandmas alike can use promotional gifts to express their appreciation for those they appreciate.
Hello, local readers. Once again we’re here with your weekend guide, where we share our favorite things to do in and around Atlanta and point out where you can get free stuff along the way. As always, be sure to add anything we missed in the comments.
According to Sesame Street, today, October 15, is National Grouch Day. Obviously in honor of the famed Sesame Street character, Oscar the Grouch, it is said to be a day for grouches everywhere to revel in their way of life, spreading grouchiness and misery far and wide, and only ever shedding happiness upon the misfortune of others.
Oscar the Grouch is a Muppet character that has been a part of the celebrated television series since its very first season, which aired in 1969. He has a green body, no nose, and lives in a garbage can (I can only infer that designing the character without a nose was a strategic move on the part of the creator, enabling him to be well suited for his place of residence). And while he is characterized by his petulant nature, and purports a desire to spread his ill-tempered ways to everyone around him, Oscar is actually used to teach children about respect and tolerance, rather than enforcing his poor behavior. Through Oscar, children are meant to learn that people with different outlooks and lifestyles can not only coexist peacefully, but actually be friends. In fact, Oscar is quite friendly with many other characters on the show, including the trash man Bruno, his girlfriend Grunfgetta, and even Big Bird.
So while this day does provide free reign to express one’s ultimate grouchiness, it also can make one aware of the negative effects grouchiness can produce in the office. Recurrent displays of a poor attitude and “grouchy” behavior can certainly lead to discontent throughout any workplace, as it is easy to spread to others, even resulting in overall reduced productivity and a general feeling of discontent. While the office is one of the easiest places to fall victim to this with the prominence of stress and pressure typically overarching a corporate culture, it is important for companies to examine the presence of such moroseness in their business and take steps to amend it if need be. Offering promotional gifts to show appreciation for employees’ hard work and efforts is one way to do so. A promotional gift can have a greater impact than one realizes and is sure to halt any grouch’s foul mood, and bring a more positive overall aura to the workplace. Even Oscar can exhibit feelings of happiness in regards to his favorite thing – trash. But go ahead and be grouchy for today…
Fun grouch fact of the day: Did you know that during the first season of Sesame Street in 1969 the character Oscar the Grouch was orange? A green Oscar appeared on The Flip Wilson Show in 1970 and explained that he had recently vacationed at “Swamp Mushy Muddy”, where the slime and mold had turned him green overnight. Here he is in his original orange, singing his classic hit, “I Love Trash.”