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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Salute the troops with 4AllPromos military themed merchandise

Today is Navy Day in the United States. It's an observance that began in 1922 and falls on October 27 every year because is the birthday of President Theodore Roosevelt who was said to be a true Navy enthusiast. 4AllPromos is based in Connecticut, a state with a large Navy presence, so today we salute all military personnel and their families.

Military promotional products are great for the upcoming Veteran's Day events such as parades and special ceremonies honor our veterans and active military members. Patriotic and military themed products are also perfect for so many national holidays celebrating our troops.

Do you have a troop coming home from Afghanistan or Iraq? Throw a welcome home party and hand out patriotic favors to friends and family. Custom imprinted t-shirts, hats and hand fans are all great ways to support your troops.

Here are just a few items that help show your support for our troops:

Navy Day Bear- Available in 10 bright and cheerful colors. Their heavy, floppy bodies also make them perfect for cuddling. Price includes choice of small bandana, small tee, medallion, ribbon, or small tie, with 1-color imprint on 1-location. Please call for more details.

Military Duffel Bag- Heavy 18 oz. canvas, front slip pocket, end slip pockets with snap closure on each end, zippered main compartment, adjustable cotton web shoulder strap, handle grips. Perfect for school or work. Price includes a 1-color imprint in 1-location. Embroidery also available, call for details.

American Solider Antenna Ball- Support our troops with this American Soldier 3D foam premium antenna ball. Antenna balls are the perfect promotional product and made from a high quality soft foam, not made of Styrofoam. Please call for more details.

Vinyl Hand Fan- Our Hand Fans are a great way to keep your cool at your next sporting event, political rally or church assembly or homecoming party. Also great for weddings! Die cut from corrugated plastic material, these hand fans are strong enough to generate a good breeze and are weather resistant. Each fan measures approximately 8" x 12" and is imprinted with waterproof ink in standard colors. Price includes a 1-color imprint in 1-location. Now available in over 2 dozen custom shapes, including mascot shapes.,-patriotic-fan.html

Search terms like 'patriotic', 'military', 'army', or 'navy' to find what  you are looking for. Don't see what you are looking for? Call one of our product specialists and we will try and track down what you are looking for!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Candy Can Be Good For You

Tis' the season for lots of candy. Halloween is on Monday but chances are you have already stock piled lots of candy for the Trick-or-Treaters. Stores have been teasing us shoppers with loads of candy and special Halloween displays since early September. A new article published by Self magazine this week claims that are 5 reasons candy is good for you. Take a look and see what you think:

1. Chocolate Can Reduce Your Chance of Heart Attack or Stroke
A new study backs up the best excuse ever to eat a Milky Way Midnight: People who ate a little chocolate every day were 40 percent less likely to have a heart attack or stroke, according to the study in theEuropean Heart Journal. Pick a piece of dark chocolate the size of a Hershey's Kiss.

2. People Who Eat Candy Have Lower BMIs and Smaller Waists
Fans of fruity candy, rejoice! It's not all about chocolate anymore. People who eat confections of any kind have a lower body-mass index and a smaller waist than their candy-skipping pals, researchers at Louisiana State University find. Balancing healthy eating with the occasional treat is key.

3. Gum Keeps You Focused
Chewing gum improves alertness, a study from Coventry University reveals. Pop a piece when you need an afternoon pick-me-up.

4. Fiber and Antioxidants
The corn in that sticky popcorn ball has fiber and antioxidants. Nuke 1/2 cup honey for 10 seconds; add 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips. Pour over 6 cups popcorn mixed with 1 cup salted peanuts. Stir; form into balls; chill on wax paper until firm.

5. In Moderation, It Can Help You Lose Weight
A sweet truth: Enjoying more treats can help you slim. People who ate four low-calorie desserts a week lost 9 pounds more than those who had one weekly splurge, research from the University School of Medicine in Athens shows. Those who felt deprived pigged out, but frequent sweets eaters were satisfied with smaller portions.

Remember to eat small portions and keep track of your and your children's candy intake. Too much candy can result in weight gain, stomach aches and fatigue. 

Happy Halloween! 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Wicked weather is coming this way...

This fall has been rainy and experts are warning that this winter could bring heavy snow to the northeast and other regions of the United States. Prepare for winter now by supplying customers and employees with warm winter apparel and other necessary winter products from the promotional products experts at 4AllPromos.
Fall and winter are all about layering. Custom imprinted winter apparel is great for employees who spend time out on the road. 4AllPromos sells everything one would need for wintertime layering. Outfit outdoor employees with the following items to ensure they are protecting from any element!  
  • Knit hats
  • Vests
  • Sweatshirts
  • Gloves
  • Jackets
  • Ponchos
  • Rain jackets/rain pants
You never know when severe weather can hit. Invest in employees by providing warm clothing that will keep them productive outdoors and on the road. Also offer custom imprinted and promotional apparel to customers. Hats, t-shirts, sweat pants, basketball shorts, and outwear are all popular souvenir items. Plus, with custom imprinted apparel the customer’s are helping to advertise their favorite business, non-profit or event.

Weather is always a popular topic up for debate. So, that is why it is important to be prepared for any kind of weather all the time. Custom imprinted weather accessories make great custom giveaways and employee gifts. The following items come in handy while battling harsh elements including hot summer sun, April showers and Nor'easters
  • Ice scrapers
  • Umbrellas
  • Flashlights
  • Windshield shades
  • Sunglasses
Car emergency kits

Winter weather can be treacherous for both employees and customers. Make sure you set up a phone tree or e-mail list to keep employees in the know about cancellations and dangerous weather conditions in the area. Also, use social media sites including Facebook and Twitter to inform customers or employees about business hours and closings. Remind employees to keep cell phones and company laptops charged in case or emergencies. Weather can be dangerous so make sure you are taking the proper precautions by always being prepared for whatever Mother Nature may bring. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

4AllPromos now has Holiday Bags

Happy Holidays- okay, well not quite yet but it's time to start mapping out your budget and shopping lists in anticipation of the biggest holidays of the year.

Today 4AllPromos is introducing 5 new holiday bags that can be custom imprinted with anything! Put your shop name, a warm holiday greeting or website information on any of these gift bags. The bags feature snowmen, Christmas trees and Santa Claus. Many of the bags are made from recycled materials so they are earth-friendly! These sturdy bags can also be used instead for holiday gifts instead of wrapping paper.

Visit the 4AllPromos Facebook page to view a gallery of the bags and to learn more about ordering some for your busy holiday customers.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Endorse 4AllPromos this election season!

Are you running for office this November? Promotional signs and products are some of the best ways to get your name and face out there so the community is familiar with you and your stance. Bumper sticks, regular stickers, pens, stress balls, banners and yard signs litter the streets and community events. Pick a unique promotional product that residents can use again and again and also demonstrate your support for the environment, education, personal fitness or other simple causes that make a difference in a community.

Here are a few unique ideas for more beneficial election giveaways from 4AllPromos.

Tote Bags- Reusable shopping bags are everywhere and more and more stores are offering discounts to shoppers who use reusable bags instead of the paper or plastic bags they provide. Put your name, local, and district or town name on these bags and go campaign at the local grocery stores, farmers market or town fair. These bags are great this time of year because they can be used for shopping, trick or treating and even apple picking! The best part is many of these bags can be found on the 4AllPromos website for less than $1.

Chip Clip- Go green with your election giveaways. 4AllPromos has a wide selection of recycled giveaways including this chip clip. These handy chip clips can be used for so many snacks in the kitchen, on a picnic and out on the practice field. The best thing about these handy little items is they'll stick around for a long time. These are another great giveaway at the grocery store or farmer's market.

Flash Drive- Everyone is taking their technology on the go these days. Imprint your name, slogan and contact information on a Flash Drive to hand out to potential voters. The neat things about this item is you can include campaign information on the drive and then when voters are done reading up on your and your initiatives they can use the drive to save their own work. Techies and other professionals will be impressed with your forward thinking advertising.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

HOT TOPIC: How to keep your employees happy during the holidays

I know it's only mid October; but in the promotional products business we have to be on the ball and plan for future events and holidays now! A new study presented by the Advertising Specialty Institute shows that companies that give holiday gifts to their employees have a more motivated and productive workforce. The survey released this week indicated that 75 percent of those who received a gift from their employee admitted it helped improve their morale. Sixty percent of those surveyed admitted that holidays gifts make them like their company more and 33 percent of the survey takers said the gift motivated their productivity.

There are so many kinds of gifts that are perfect for the holiday season. While you may give customer's more basic promotional products to gain their affection creative and more thoughtful gifts are best for employees. Splurge on gourmet chocolates, candy and snacks so employees can snack in the office. Or maybe give your caffeine dependent crew a gift card to Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks to get them in a good mood on the way to the office. Discounts on company products or services are also a great idea to help remind employees why it is they love the company and what it does for customers. Or maybe throw a holiday party with a fun goodie tote bag full of fun products.

Custom imprint, embroider or engrave items to add that special touch to holiday gifts. Items with employees names or initials will help them claim their territory in the office and add that special touch to even the most simple items like a mug or a nice professional pen or portfolio.

4AllPromos has plenty of ideas for fun, special and meaningful holiday gifts for your employees. Remember to order holidays items sooner rather than later to avoid the holiday rush. Not sure what kind of special items we stock or what kind of item is right for your employees or just need help brainstorming or pricing out? Call one of our product specialists toll-free at 1-866-732-3386 to discuss options, imprinting and pricing.

Happy holidays!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Can I Have Some Cheese Please?!

October is a busy month. It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Oktoberfest and Halloween are celebrated and there are lot's of fairs and festivals going on all month long. Did you know October is also American Cheese Month?

Cheese is a huge staple of American cuisine. American cheese in particular is a favorite on sandwiches such as grilled cheese, steak and cheese and grinders, hoagies and subs from coast to coast.

4AllPromos has some fun things for cheese lovers. Along with our large inventory of kitchen related items cheese enthusiasts can get their favorite cheesy accessory such as a grader or slicer custom imprinted. Cheeseheads from Wisconsin or cheese shops around the country can get cheese themed calendars, cheese shaped stress balls, cheese  hat, cheese gift set or even some cheese flavored popcorn. Find all kinds of cheesey promotional products at

Looking for ways to celebrate National American Cheese Month. Here are 10 suggestions from the Mother Nature Network:

  1. Visit a local cheese maker and watch how cheese is made.
  2. Find out if you’re local grocery store carries any local cheeses. If they do, buy one instead of your normal block of cheddar from the dairy aisle.
  3. Follow the cheese trail. Like a wine trail, a cheese trail takes you from one cheese producer to the next — all located close to each other.
  4. Make your own cheese. Mozzarella cheese is considered one of the easiest cheeses for beginners to make.
  5. Order cheese for dessert. Finer restaurants will often have a cheese option for dessert along with sweets. Any cheese tray can be ordered for dessert, so even if a cheese tray is listed as an appetizer, order it for dessert.
  6. Attend or host a wine and cheese tasting.
  7. Attend or host a beer and cheese tasting.
  8. If you’ve never tried a cheese that isn’t from cow’s milk, branch out and try goat’s milk or sheep’s milk cheese.
  9. Follow a cheese blog. Culinary Arts College has a list of what they consider the50 Best Cheese Blogs on the Web, including my favorite, Madame Fromage.
  10. Build a better grilled cheese sandwich. October’s cooler weather is perfect for easy grilled cheese and tomato soup dinners. Try one of these 10 grilled cheese sandwiches that switch out American cheese and white bread for new flavor combinations.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Why Not Have Some Wine

"Wine is constant proof that God loves us and wants to see us happy" ~ Benjamin Franklin

It's Friday so it's easy to tell what is on my mind with this post. 4AllPromos can custom imprint a bunch of fun and useful wine accessories including totes, glasses, coolers, stoppers and corkscrews.

These kinds of wine related promotional products are great inventory at vineyards, kitchen stores, unique gift shops, cheese shops, at outdoor music festivals or in holiday catalogs. Wine products definitely appeal to a niche and grown up audience. 4AllPromos offers upscale wine openers and wine gift sets as well that make great corporate gifts.

Did  you know....

  • Wine is fat free and contains no cholesterol. A 4-ounce glass of table wine has about 80-100 calories.
  • It takes about six to eight clusters, or approximately 600 to 800 wine grapes (2.4 lbs), to make a bottle of wine.
  • One barrel of wine contains 740 lbs of grapes, equivalent to 59 gallons or 24.6 cases of wine.

Next time you are brainstorming a company or corporate gift take a look at 4AllPromos selection of glassware and wine inspired accessories. 

Thursday, October 06, 2011

An ode to Steve Jobs

Technology certainly changes lives. It saves time, it helps us keep in touch and it increases productivity. What did we ever do without it? Yesterday, the technology world changed forever. Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple passed away after a long battle with cancer. It was a most certainly one of the most successful and influential people of the past several decades. In fact time magazine recognized his influence on their 2007 cover. Think about how many different pieces of technology you use on a daily basis.

Now 4AllPromos doesn't sell Apple products but we do sell MP3 players, USB drives, laptop or iPad sleeves and many other gadgets that you can use alongside your wonderful Apple products.

Next time your business is looking for a special or unique promotional product try selecting a piece of technology or a computer accessory. Technology related promotional products make great gifts at tech conferences, for back-to-school promotions or at a trade show. Store presentations, ads, video clips and other files on USB drives to hand out to potential customers.

The beauty of technology is it allows us to get very creative when working to meet our goals. Challenge your customers and clients with simple pieces of technology and get their creativity flowing too? Have you given your customers any fun and geeky giveaways? Share with us....

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it."

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Color can make all the difference

Promotional products come in pretty much any color you can imagine. However, just becomes it comes in neon pink doesn't mean you have to order it in neon pink. Next time you are placing an order for t-shirts, pens, hats, cowbells, tote bags or whatever else  you use to promote your business think twice about the color scheme of the products. The infographic above identifies the meaning behind all  your basic colors. Make sure the products match your brand and compliment your message.

Here's a recap of what the certain colors convey:
Yellow-Optimistic, youthful and attention grabbing
Red-Energy, increased heart rate, urgency, or clearance
Blue-Trust and security (good colors for banks and businesses)
Green- Wealth, relaxation (the easiest color for the eyes to process)
Orange- Aggressive, buy/sell, call to action.
Pink- Romantic and feminine.
Black- Powerful and sleek (used to market luxury products)
Purple- Soothing and calm (used to market beauty and anti-aging products)

What colors do you prefer to use on your promo products?