How to Keep Resolutions

With the start of a new year most of us are starting or planning some sort of new year resolutions; whether you are starting a health regimen or simply looking to be more active in your community, sticking to a new year’s resolution can be tough. We all know that fitness centers are packed in January and usually back to normal near the end of the month!

How To Keep Resolutions

Resolutions are not limited to the new year however, we all want to improve our business, health or some aspect of our life with resolutions. So what can we do to stick with our plans? How to keep resolutions?

According to an article there are 10 tips for keeping your resolutions for the new year, but they span beyond just new years resolutions. They outline the following 10 tips (for a more detailed outline of each, you can visit the original article) for successfully sticking with resolutions:

  1. Choose a specific, realistic goal
  2. Pick just one resolution
  3. Don’t wait until New Year’s Eve
  4. Start with small steps
  5. Avoid repeating past failures
  6. Remember that change is a process
  7. Don’t let small stumbles bring you down
  8. Get support from your friends and family
  9. Renew your motivation
  10. Keep working on your goals

Holiday Greeting Card Messages

Stumped on writing that perfect holiday greeting?  Or just looking for some inspiration to expand your regular repertoire of holiday messages?  We’ve got you covered! Whether you’re looking for something short & sweet or something with a little humour, we’ve got some options below to help you craft that perfect message!

Messages to business associates:

Simple & straightforward – Everyone at [company name] wants to wish you a Happy Holidays and prosperous New Year.

More personal – Looking back on this past year, we see just how lucky we are to have people like you supporting us. Thank you so much for helping to shape our business. Happy Holidays.

Humorous – During this holiday season we wish that your heart be full…and your inbox empty! 

Messages to employees and colleagues:

Simple & straightforward – To you and yours, we send wishes of a happy Holiday season. We are grateful to have you as part of our [company name] family.

More personal – Our business couldn’t be luckier to have quality team members like you on board. Thanks for your ongoing hard work and support.  Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Humorous – Happy holidays from the guy/girl who bothers you five days a week!

Messages to friends and family:

Simple & straightforward – May the holiday season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter.

More personal – You always made the holidays a special time for me. Now, I hope you can feel my love and gratitude from far away. Sending you my warmest wishes and blessings.

Humorous – “It’s all fun and games until Santa checks the naughty list.”  Let’s hope he wasn’t paying close attention to us this year! Thanks for being such a great friend, it’s been fun spending time with you over the year. Here’s to a fabulous new year!

We hope these suggestions have helped.  If you would like to create your own personalized greeting cards, head over to our online store for some Do-it-Yourself options.  There you’ll also find envelopes, labels and a variety of coloured pens to make your holiday greetings extra special!

How to give back this holiday season (Pandemic edition)

It’s the season of giving. But between work, family and preparing for the holidays, you might not have much time or energy left to give.

The good news? Giving back doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Consider any of these options!

Holiday Giving

If you can spare your time

Contact a local shelter or donation centre and ask if they could use a few extra hands. Many charities are looking for more volunteers around the holidays. You can also go through a volunteer organization to find the right match.

If you can spare some funds

An office fundraiser is a great way to give back if you’re too time-strapped to volunteer. A simple option is to become the office fundraiser; pick a charity, then send out an office-wide email asking for contributions.

If you can spare coats or non-perishables

Winter clothes can be a big expense for low-income households. And no one should go hungry during the holidays. Set up two bins at the front of the office — one for winter clothes like hats, mittens and coats, and the other for non-perishables — then put up posters around the office asking for donations. Choose a cut-off date for donations, then take the items to your local food and clothing bank.

Having trouble choosing a cause? Make it a democracy. Choose a handful of charities and send out an email asking everyone to vote. The popular option wins!