Laser Engraved Power Banks -
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Laser engraving some power banks this afternoon. This is such a fun process to watch!
How creative can you get with a Mason Jar? There are hundreds of different ways to adorn, hack, and utilize these jars of goodness. From storage purposes to lighting and decor, these guys are a go-to item for crafters alike.
We hope we get you inspired to come up with your own projects. We’re featuring 5 of our favorites below—
1) Mason Jar Backdrop (via Kara’s Party Ideas)
2) Cocktail Shaker (via Kickstarter)
3) Monogram Lights (via Oleander + Palm)
4) Textured Typography (via The Lettered Cottage)
5) Hanging Storage (via HGTV)
We’ve got an assortment of Mason Jars for you to choose from on our own website. Happy Mason Jar Crafting! — http://ow.ly/u7Ddo
Finished Work: This pretty awesome graphic tee will be headed to a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Team —an organization that aims to inspire children and teens to think, create, and enjoy the fields of science, engineering, and mathematics. Go Team Robokong!
April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month! In an effort to promote health and safety for our furry companions, we’re providing some useful information and resources to protect your pets and keep them healthy. We’ve highlighted some of the major issues concerning pets and what you can do as pet parents and owners—
HEAT STROKE— The American Red Cross states that, “Heat stroke is one of the most common problems pets face in the warmer weather when they are not yet used to the warm temperatures.” If not treated in a timely manner, heat stroke can lead to severe organ dysfunction and damage. Signs include: heavy panting, red gums, and a fast pulse rate.
POISON— Did you know lilies are poisonous to cats or that avocado can cause vomiting in dogs? To find out which other plants, flowers, and people food can be hazardous to your animals, check the ASPCA Poison Control website: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control
EMERGENCY & PETS— In the case of emergency or disaster, the American Red Cross has provided a useful checklist that guides you in the assembly of a Pet First Aid Kit, tips in preparing for an emergency, and what to do after an event. More after the link— http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m3640126_PetSafety.pdf
Overall, the following tips for general health and wellness are important to keep in mind as pet owners:
pets require regular exercise and fresh cool water
on top of regular yearly veterinary checkups, make sure your pets’ vaccines are up to date
pets need to be spayed/neutered
when outside with your pets, keep them on leashes — for their safety and for other animals’ safety as well
learn CPR to perform until veterinary care is available
For more information on Pet First Aid Awareness Month or if you’re interested in attending a Red Cross sponsored class, please visit: http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/program-highlights/cpr-first-aid/wilderness-sports-pets#pet-first-aid
Finished Work: White Tees for “Wellness is Now” — we’re loving the color transition and crossover on them!
American Wine Appreciation Week was set 21 years ago for February 21-27, 1993 to officially recognize the contributions of wine grape and fruit growers in the United States.
(Link to the Proclamation: Proclamation 6530 - American Wine Appreciation Week, 1993)
As for us, we really don’t need an official declaration to pour ourselves a glass of our favorite wine (we love our occasional glass every other night or so). And for the wine enthusiasts in your life, we’ve compiled some of our favorite (customizable!) products from our site (1-9):
Finished Work: We’re hooking up the “Red Hot Ballers” with new fits for their upcoming Softball season. Good luck, ladies!
Cause Marketing: 5 Things to Consider
by Rina Dakanay
From choosing the right cause to align your business with, to launching a marketing campaign around a socially responsible project, we’ve outlined some simple steps for any business related ventures in giving and philanthropy.
1.) Shared Values - Link up with a cause your company can identify with—from shared values to potential reach. Many successful campaigns have been created from a strong company initiative to answer pressing social issues. For example, the Nike Foundation’s work with the “Girl Effect” prioritizes girls’ education, health, and economic investment in impoverished areas of the world. Initially a venture with the Novo Foundation, United Nations Foundation and Coalition for Adolescent Girls, this collaboration has managed to become a movement it its own right.
2.) Beyond Corporate Responsibility - Keep in mind, your contributions as a company should go beyond your corporate responsibilities and donations (in monetary and product forms). Be willing and be prepared to spend time outside of the office to attend events or to offer your own expertise in your field of work. For example, if you work in the world of marketing, share your skills and knowledge to generate awareness for an event or to help plan an upcoming fundraiser with your colleagues.
3.) Long Term Goals - In establishing this alliance, think about your long term goals and how you can benefit one another. Discuss how cross promotions will work and how you can develop each other’s brands and networks through the exchange of logos, marketing collateral, and through the dispersal of newsletters. Dedicate a webpage to the cause on your company website—update it regularly with current projects or with upcoming events.
4.) Launch A Campaign - Solidify your partnership by launching a unique campaign around your core group of followers. The best way to elicit action and support is through a promotion, pledge of support, or even a scheduled event held every year.
5.) Genuine Interest & Passion - Consumers have shown growing interest in companies that are strongly tied to cause related campaigns and non-profit organizations (think Toms Shoes and its retail success). Now, more than ever, it is imperative that your intentions to align with a particular cause come from a good place within. Your customers want to be a part of something good and will gladly invest their time and money in a worthwhile initiative. Imagine the mountains you can move with the support of your employees, audience, and fans. Just as long as your passion is genuine and others pick up on that, you can make a lasting difference.
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WATCH this: How AnyPromo Screenprints 500 T-shirts -
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WATCH this: Screenprinting 500 white t-shirts for TCAR programs — part of our $2 white tee promotion!
View the video above to see how it’s done.
Need some last minute Valentine cards? We’ve got a few free printables for you on our Blog: http://artofgifting.tumblr.com/