17th Annual Create a Greeting Card Scholarship Contest – Round 2 Finalists Announced!

Congratulations to our Round 2 Finalists!

17th Annual Create a Greeting Card Scholarship Contest – Round 1 Finalists Announced!

Congratulations to our Round 1 Finalists!

Hooray for the Fourth of July

Family, Friends, Food, Fireworks! What can be better? Every year across America people are celebrating the birth of our country. It’s a great holiday and enjoyed in all 50 states. I wonder how many people stop to think why we are celebrating or is it just another holiday. The Fourth of July also known as Independence day screams to me history. Don’t get me wrong I love the fun and sun, but I also love the reason we celebrate. My company sends a Fourth of July card as a remembrance. I look forward to this every year.

In 1776 the Continental Congress voted on July 2 to declare their independence from Great Britain. The day we celebrate is July 4 because that is the date on the actual declaration and that is when it is signed. If you read history you will note how powerful these words were in 1776. “When in the course of human events…..” stirred the hearts of men in all walks of life. The founding fathers were a courageous group of men. We remember them often. Perhaps you don’t know that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were two of three signers to become president. They both died on the 50th anniversary, July 4, 1826.  James Monroe also a founding father, died on July 4, 1831. I wonder about the coincidence of that.

I am inspired this year to reread the Declaration of Independence in honor of these brave men. Then it is time for hot dogs, ice cream and fireworks. Make sure to send out your July 4th cards and have a great holiday!

Presentation Folders Send a Powerful Message

Few of us worry about how nice the folders on our desk look. They’re usually filled, filed, and rarely given a second thought. That is, until we have a meeting or a trade show and realize we need something professional and striking to present to clients. You’ve spent weeks preparing the perfect packet, creating business cards, finalizing charts and now you’re left wondering, “What is the best way to present all this as a cohesive, professional package?” The answer is Presentation Folders!

Presentation Folders send a powerful message that you are prepared and ready for action! Handing an existing or potential client a beautiful card stock folder, with your company logo, and your business card tucked into the pocket is a small way to make a big impression. No one likes to carry around an assortment of loose papers, or scramble to keep them from going everywhere while paper clips catch on one another.  Presentation Folders will make you the hero who solves this messy problem.

If you’re using presentation folders for a trade show or exhibit, they are also a great marketing tool! Much like the infamous little black dress, a distinguished folder design with your company logo embossed in eye-catching gold or silver foil is an easy way to project a classic, never out of style image. People will be talking about your company! 

Top Ways to Welcome New Employees in the Workplace

Starting a new job can be a daunting task. There are new people to meet, company policies to learn, not to mention that navigating the office can be a quagmire. When a company hires new people, they should always consider how to welcome new employees in the workplace. The more comfortable the new employee feels the quicker they will be able to produce quality work.

It is wise to have a game plan. You know ahead of time that a new employee is starting on Monday, so what should you do?

  • Inform the team that there will be a new team member and ask them to make the person feel comfortable.
  • The supervisor or team leader should introduce the new employee around, taking a moment or two to explain what everyone’s position is.
  • Assign someone to give the person a tour of the office. Perhaps there are other teams that they will be working with and they should know who and where they are located. Also it gives a person time to adjust to the layout of the office.
  • Inform them of the break and lunch policy. Is there a kitchen or do you order out. If you order out what is the policy. All of these may seem minor but can make a new employee unsure of the protocol and they may feel uncomfortable asking on the first day.
  • Assign someone to be a mentor that can help with any questions for the first few days.

We all want to get up in the morning and feel comfortable going to work. Knowing who, what, when and where policies, people and locations are in a new office will make their second day and all future days less stressful. Integrating the newest employee into the fold quickly is a great way to cement good morale. And one more thing, a welcome card could also go a long way in making the new employee feel comfortable. It’s a simple gesture, but will be greatly appreciated.

Why You Should Send Photo Christmas Cards to Customers

For a small business owner, or even the CEO of a large company, it is very important to keep your customers interested and happy. An easy way to keep them happy and coming back for your continued business is by sending out holiday cards during the Christmas season. But don’t choose just any card. Pick a photo card, either using your own photo or one that is offered.

Here are three reasons why you should send out photo holiday cards to your customers or clients:

  1. Show off your business to potential customers. By choosing the Christmas photo card option, you can upload your own business location photo and have it mounted onto the card. Show new customers what your corporation does.
  2. A holiday card shows you care. Send out holiday cards to your committed customers who keep coming back for your business. Even a small gesture like this will show how much you appreciate them and will most likely have them coming back for your services.
  3. A photo card is more personal than a generic card design. Having a specific and personal photo mounted onto your holiday card is adding a personal touch. Instead of settling for the generic designs offered, where many other businesses can choose the same design, you have created your own, unique Christmas card. This also shows your customers that you went the extra mile to personalize your holiday cards.

Help your business stand out by choosing the Christmas photo card option this holiday season.

Business Cards Help A Company Shine

Using business cards promotes your company. It helps every employee on your team look polished, and like you are all an established group. This level of professionalism can come in handy (pun intended), especially when the field of work is more abstract and intangible, like fitness services. The card helps customers feel like they can better predict the quality of your service.

Giving out business cards as a company encourages customers to contact your company. Helping clients do that is easier than ever when many business cards having the option to add appointment times, calendars, or hours of operation—in addition to general information. At The Gallery Collection there is also the option to include a few testimonials on the business card! Customer feedback always gains the trust of a potential customer, especially if it is honest and a more positive review.

Using business cards for your company can help spread important information, which will gain business and help effectively brand the company and market as a team. Business cards can help a company shine if the cards are as vibrant and informative as the company is. The cards can be an extension of the business, reflecting the company in many ways. There are endless design options for business cards these days, so it really is possible to find the perfect card for every business.

16th Annual Create a Greeting Card Scholarship Contest – Round 9 Finalists Announced!

Congratulations to our Round 9 Finalists!

16th Annual Create a Greeting Card Scholarship Contest – Round 8 Finalists Announced!

Congratulations to our Round 8 Finalists!

Tax Season Is Here!

As tax season rolls around each year, tax professionals are faced with the daunting task of organizing a vast array of financial documents and paperwork. This can be a challenging and time-consuming process, but the use of tax return presentation folders can make a significant difference in keeping everything organized and easily accessible.

A tax return presentation folder is a specialized folder that is designed to hold all of the necessary documents and paperwork related to tax returns. These folders typically feature multiple pockets and sections, allowing tax professionals to keep different types of documents separated and organized. For example, one pocket may be designated for income statements, while another may be designated for receipts and expenses.

By using a tax return presentation folder, tax professionals can save time and reduce stress by having all of the necessary documents and paperwork in one place. They can quickly and easily access the information they need, without having to sift through piles of paperwork or search through multiple folders. This can lead to a more efficient and effective tax preparation process, allowing tax professionals to focus on providing the best possible service to their clients.

In addition to helping tax professionals stay organized, tax return presentation folders can also help them to present a more professional image to their clients. The folders can be customized with the tax professional’s logo and branding, giving a polished and cohesive look to the overall tax preparation process.

Overall, tax return presentation folders are an essential tool for tax professionals who want to stay organized and provide the best possible service to their clients. By using these folders, tax professionals can streamline the tax preparation process, save time, and present a more professional image to their clients.