#26Acts of Kindness for Businesses


.#26Acts of Kindness for Businesses

Looking for innovative ways for your company or institution to incorporate Ann Curry's challenge for each of us to commit to 26 acts of kindness to honor each child and heroic teacher lost in Newtown?   Remember kindness starts at home  or in this case, in the office!  Start by implementing a Random Acts of Kindness  or a 100/0 Principle Day modeled after Smith College’s Mountain Day where every year, the president chooses a beautiful fall day and announces a holiday day off to re-invigorate the soul by ringing the college bells. Even though you most likely won’t choose to give employees a day off, incorporate the concept of encouraging your employess to live life more compassionately by taking authentic responsibility for  relationships into the day’s normal routine. The operative words should be kindness and respect and patience with zero tolerance for anything less. This is a good day to review your company's harassment policies and conduct company-wide harassment training.

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New Year’s Eve 2016

New Year's Eve 2012 Party IdeasWe've combined our favorite  party essentials to throwing this years best New Year's Eve party! From hostess gifts, to great deals on champagne we've got you covered.  Decorate your space with festive paper fans and embellish baked goods and champagne rims with fun edible glitter.

We love the personalized metal fortune cookies as table decor, party favors or New Year's gifts.  Write special messages to your guest or personalized wishes for the upcoming year.

Class up your food display with these adorable metal bird cheese markers.  These chic details really make your party special and will have your guests asking where they can pick some up.

Our favorite New Years colors this year are black and gold so we've incorporated them from the invitations to the plates and even on the champagne flute rims.

This years hottest new years product is edible glitter. We choose the gold to keep with our theme.  Wet the rims of your champagne glasses and roll in the glitter to add a fun detail to your party.  You can also top cake pops and cupcakes with this whimsical details just by sprinkling it on top of the frosting.

1. Metal Fortune Cookie with Personalized Fortune  |  2. Chocolate Belgian Truffles One Pound Assortment | 3.New Year's Black, Gold and Silver Paper Fan Decorations  | 4. new years eve champagne | 5. Bird Cheese Markers | 6.Black and Gold New Year's Eve Invitation | 7. New Year's Eve Paper Goods | 8. Edible Gold Glitter |  New Year’s Party Printable Games  |  More New Year's Eve Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

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Boutique Wines at Great Prices – The Wine Spies

The Wine Spies - Undercover deals, exceptional wines, once each day.

This is such a cool concept we just had to share it with you — The Wine Spies feature one bottle a day at incredible prices! At these prices you can up the ante on your holiday gifts.  Wouldn't it be great to introduce your colleagues and friends to exceptional wines at affordable prices.  Just as an example, today's wine, regularly priced at $30.00 is on special for $16.99 – that's 40% off an intensive hand-crafted production you will not find in your local grocery store.  Best yet although you might choose to you don't need to buy 6 bottles to get an ok discount – at The Wine Spies every bottle is always available at a great price. These are exceptional wines that are hand selected to assure you that you are buying only the best wines available.

Stemless Holiday Wine Glasses

Take a peek – check the The Wine Spies out today!

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Black & White, Merry & Bright Holiday Cards

I know it is only September but it is definitely not too early to start thinking about this year's holiday card!

And as always, we try to do the legwork for you by providing the definitive word on What's Hot & What's Not in stationery.  One of this year's hottest trends in holiday greeting cards is what we like to call

Black & White, Merry & Bright Holiday_Card_Black_White_Candy_Cane_Striipe

We absolutely love this simple, clean look with a pop of holiday cheer!  We are also loving that this year's cards have patterns on the back so if your recipients do choose to display them yours will stand out from the rest from the back, too!

Keep checking back for more holiday card ideas!

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50% off Pack of 450 Printable Games

Printable GamesFor one day only, September 18, 2012, Funsational is offering 50% off its MVP Printable Games Party Collection including new Halloween games.

So sorry – not only has this deal expired, Funsational has closed its doors. But not to worry – Print Games Now has taken up the slack! You can also find lots of fun printable games on Etsy.

Both Print Games Now carry Holiday, Seasonal, and Event games; Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, Birthday, Over-the-Hill, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Harvest, Christmas, New Year's and Winter games.

If we get one question more than any other, it is “do you have any ideas of games to play at my party and by the way, our guests are arriving in 45 minutes.”  Our answer is always the same — yes, go online and order a theme pack of printable games.  The biggest time suck is always the actual ordering and, of course, the printing of the games.  Something always goes awry — generally I forget to fill in a required field and then have to start the ordering process all over again or my printer runs out of paper or worse yet, the printer jams because it knows I am in a rush.  So if you plan in advance, you will not only have peace of mind that you have easily accessible party activities (you have access to the games 24/7), you also have plenty of time to print them out well before your guests arrive.

Have Fun and Party Hearty!

Make Every Day a 100/0 Principle Day

 Action + Relationships = Results

Make Every Day a 100/0 Principle Day

Designate  your next teacher institute day, company team building event, or any day, 100/0 Principle Day and then turn it into a month long effort!

Looking for innovative ways to inspire your team without investing in a major team building initiative?  Invest limited resources and lots of energy into instituting the 100/0 Principle company wide.  Start by implementing a 100/0 Principle Day modeled after Smith College’s Mountain Day where every year, the president chooses a beautiful fall day and announces a holiday  day off  to re-invigorate the soul by ringing the college bells.  Even though you most likely won’t choose to give employees a day off,  incorporate the concept of taking authentic responsibility for a relationship  into the day’s normal routine.  The operative words should be kindness and respect and patience with zero tolerance for anything less.  This is a good day to review your company's  harassment policies and  conduct company-wide harassment training. Continue Reading →