Memorial Day: How Small Businesses Can Honor Our Military

The unofficial start to summer and a day full of BBQ’s and get-togethers, many forget the true meaning of Memorial Day. It’s a day meant to commemorate the lives of U.S. soldiers who have died in military service. Traditionally, Veteran’s Day is the time to honor war veterans, but Memorial Day offers another occasion to show respect for those involved in military service. If you own or work for a small business there are quite a few ways you can honor our fallen service members on Memorial Day. Here are a few ideas to help you get started:

  • Offer special discounts or free items to military members or veterans. Promote a special offer like a 20 percent discount on all purchases.
  • Send out a Memorial Day card with a special offer included. Customers can bring the postcard to your store to receive a special discount or a free promotional gift on or around Memorial Day.
  • Sponsor a float in your local Memorial Day parade. Many towns and cities host annual Memorial Day parades to honor service members, and they seek local businesses as sponsors for their floats to support the cost of the ceremony. Check in with your local community leaders to find out what’s going on in your area, and how your small business can get involved.
  • There are many resources for our military, and they’re always in need of funding. Pick an organization, and collect donations at your place of business.

Design 709CS – Greetings from Paradise

Whether this scene is on an island in the Caribbean or somewhere along the coast of Florida, Design 709CS – Greetings From Paradise, certainly does look like paradise to me!  There aren’t many people in the country this year who weren’t suffering through one of the coldest, snowiest winter seasons in a long while.  Just think what a breath of fresh air it will be for them as they gear up for another snowy winter this upcoming Christmas and then receive  sunny personalized Christmas cards!

Design 709CS – Greetings From Paradise, is perfect for just about anyone…those that live in a sunny, warm climate or those that just wish they did!  I love how the light foil accents really make it look like the Christmas lights on the trees and boat are twinkling! The embossing really makes this card come to life.  Your “warm” holiday greetings conveyed by this card will be welcomed by all on your Christmas list.

Design 709CS - Greetings from Paradise Holiday Card
Design 709CS - Greetings from Paradise
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