Summer is coming and COVID is going! With the ease of CDC restrictions and the rise of warm weather, we are all ready to pack our bags and enjoy the sun. Spending a day at the beach, getting to experience farmer’s markets, and going to outdoor events are all things we have been wishing and waiting for since last year. With the anticipation of finally being able to do events, one of the most important things is making sure that you are prepared for the fun ahead!
Making sure you have a properly insulated grocery bag and other accessories with you can make (or break) your experience. With the hot sun gazing down on any activities you may have in store, it’s important to make sure the warm weather doesn’t end up hurting your time rather than helping it. Below are some tips on what to pack on your next outing to make sure you beat the heat! Continue reading →
Much as we hate to say it, fall will be here soon. And that means it’s not too early to start planning your organization’s seasonal and Halloween-themed promotions. Reusable bags with glow ink make for great fall promotions, and we are excited to feature five bags that can be printed with GLOW IN THE DARK ink!
Increasingly, children are using reusable bags for trick or treating (after all, they’re easy to carry and they hold more stuff!), and adults will get a kick out of the novelty of the ink! Financial institutions, churches, and nonprofits hold trick-or-trunk events in their community and bags with glow ink are super popular! Continue reading →
‘Tis the season to give, and we hope that when you’re done giving, you recycle as much as you can. But did you know that exactly what can go in your recycle container is not necessarily cut and dry?
We wrote a blog back in 2009–a guidebook, if you will, of how to recycle holiday waste. It talks about recycling wrapping paper, shipping materials, and more! We suggest reading it now, so it’s fresh in your mind when you stare down your wrapping paper mountains this month.
Did we miss something? Have a great tip to share? Tell us. If not, have a wonderful holiday and we’ll see you in 2012!
In two short weeks, we are heading to the largest promotional products tradeshow in the country! We couldn’t be more excited as we gear up to meet with top industry vendors to scout out the best new products for 2012.
So, what do YOU want to put your logo on in 2012? Want to ‘wow’ attendees at an event? Looking for a goodwill gesture for your clients–something they’ll be proud to show off? Let us know what’s on your wish-list for the new year, and we’ll do our best to find it for you!
In the spirit of the holidays, we offer you $50 off all orders over $500 placed by December 30–on Bulletin Bag [.com], Bulletin Bottle [.com], or Funman Promotions. We anticipate factory costs to increase next month, so secure 2011 pricing now!
Have a safe, wonderful holiday season!
It’s a great time to start planning for winter fundraisers, promotions and holiday gifting. Here are some ideas on how to use custom printed reusable grocery bags to green Mother Earth through the New Year.
Jumpstart retail sales by having customized reusable bags for sale (or free with purchase) in your store. Shoppers can use them to carry holiday gifts, and you can create an incentive to shop in your store with a reusable bag promotion. Try offering a percentage off when customers bring in your reusable bag, or offer a free reusable bag custom printed with your logo for a sale over a certain dollar amount.
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The holiday season brings joy…and a substantial amount of waste. Have a green holiday—know what parts of your post-gift trash mountain are recyclable. You may be pleasantly surprised!
Wrapping Paper: Wrapping paper is fun, but it is generally produced with a lot of chemical dyes that contribute to water pollution. Although you can put some wrapping paper in the recycling bin, the heavy inks downgrade the quality of the paper.
What’s your best bet for recycling-friendly wrapping paper?
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According to Planet Green:
2,000: Christmas trees planted per acre on average at Christmas tree farms.
18: People who get their daily oxygen requirement from one acre of Christmas trees.
10: Years it takes a Christmas tree to mature enough to be cut.
In light of these statistics, we think it’s a good time to stop and think about ways in which we can lessen our impact on Mother Earth this season.
1. Christmas Trees
Though the use of pesticides on Christmas trees has declined by 50 percent over the last decade, many are still sprayed. Look for trees that were grown using sustainable methods and without pesticides. These sellers are usually either certified organic by the Department of Agriculture or are members of Certified Naturally Grown. If you choose to have a vendor cut trees and set up shop on a convenient street corner for your perusal, make sure the trees come from a local farm.
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