Celebrating Christmas, Name Tag Style

From name tags to custom ribbons, all we want is to celebrate Christmas in style!

While it’s all about personal identification 364 days of every year, for one fleeting day it’s about socializing and stuffing ourselves full of delicious food. And, this Christmas is no exception!

Customer Service employees celebrating at the Coller Industries Incorporated Christmas party
Marketing Department employees celebrating at the Coller Industries Incorporated Christmas party
Production and Shipping employees celebrating at the Coller Industries Incorporated Christmas party

Here at Coller Industries, we pride ourselves on our high-quality workmanship, our culture of quality and our perfect name tags and ribbons. And, while we like to boast about our less than 0.05% error rate, we also want to boast about our nearly perfect employees.

Ramona, the Marketing and Web Services Manager, said, “It’s amazing just how much everything works together. We have such a culture of quality in this company. And, it is so impressive that we are less than a half percent in our error rate.”

All in all, Coller Industries strives in every way possible to get each order not only out the door quickly and efficiently, but correctly! And our low error rate proves this, not only to us but to our current and potential customers.

Aimee, the Senior Account Manager, said, “It has been a fun and exciting year getting to know our many customers and I would like to thank all of the employees, everyone from every department for their assistance and support in ensuring the satisfaction of all of our customers.”

Having a low error rate increases sales and increased sales translate into happy customers. And with happy customers, Coller Industries remains in business to continue to serve everyone and their personal identification needs!

And, part of this happiness needs to extend to our family here at Coller Industries.

Hannah, the Customer Service Manager, said it best, “What makes Coller Industries stand out, is that it feels more like family than work. We all support each other and care about each other, and I think that is such a big contribution to how well we do as a company. Obviously work is work, but it is so much easier to do when everyone you work with is a friend, and everyone cares about each other. I think that is part of what keeps us so motivated to do well.”

Celebrating at the Coller Industries Incorporated Christmas party
Celebrating at the Coller Industries Incorporated Christmas party

Our annual tradition of the Christmas party includes a giant luncheon hosted and catered at a local hotel. This year’s meal included prime rib, chicken, salmon, asparagus and other sides for a feast fit for a king. There were also delicious appetizers of crackers and spinach dip with prosciutto wrapped asparagus.

Vance, the Design Manager, said, “I enjoyed the appetizers, I was nearly full by the time the main meal was starting. And I liked that this year’s party was smaller, with only the one guest it made the party feel more about our accomplishments as a group than a meal with families.”

Playing games at the Coller Industries Incorporated Christmas partyWe also played games and gave out prizes for raffles. From a holiday word scramble to trying to remember who had played the jolly man in red, the games were a blast and the presents even better.

And, every year each employee receives a personalized gift from Coller Industries. This year was a water bottle decorated with the CI logo which was full of candy. We also got a custom embroidered jacket with the CI logo.

Employee Awards at the Coller Industries Incorporated Christmas partyThis year we also had a special treat and recognized the hard work of several employees. From perfect attendance to most efficient, each of these employees received one of our new custom plaques engraved with their specific talent and name.

Here are more thoughts from several employees about our fabulous annual Christmas party:

Crystal (Shipping Clerk) “Everything about the party this year was just so amazing and fun. I wouldn’t have changed anything. And, I really like how plaques were given out for employee appreciation.”

Mathew (Web Design / Development) “The people and environment are the best part about the annual party. It is a nice casual setting where we can enjoy one another’s company and socialize.”

Leslie (Shipping Clerk) “My favorite thing about the Christmas party was getting together with all of the employees and just having fun.”

Charles (Sample Requests) “I always enjoy the company of my coworkers as we are also friends. And it isn’t very often that we get to chat and hang out throughout a workday.”

We just want to say thank you to everyone who works for Coller Industries. We wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for our wonderful employees. And, to all of our customers, have a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season!

Hosting the Holidays with Custom Signs

You’ve drawn the straw for hosting the holidays for family or colleagues this year, now what?

Well, start your holiday party off right with custom signs. What do signs have to do with party planning and hosting the holidays, you ask? From welcoming your guests to personalizing office decorations, signs can be the answer to a bundle of things. And, here are just a few examples.

Decorations for the Home and Office

hosting the holidays is easier with custom signsStep up your decorating game by adding a custom sign to your door wreath. Or, add a sign to the buffet table. From adding unique flair at the office to making decorations in your home a bit more exciting, using custom signs can be fun!

And, they are easy to make. Choose a color to match your ideas of hosting the holidays or match a specific holiday theme. Then select the text you need. Use holiday quotes or a seasonal greeting. And, you can even add a custom logo or graphic!

hosting the holidays is easier with custom signsMake A Custom Gift

Whether it’s a colleague or family member, personalize a sign for a unique gift for someone special. From a favorite quote to a special nickname, add your custom text to any sign for a this extraordinary gift. Once you receive the sign, put it in a frame and wrap it up for your chosen recipient. They are sure to love your thoughtfulness.

Even more ideas

Are you literally hosting the holidays at your house and have family staying with you? Use a custom sign to display any house rules so that all guests and residents are happy and cozy.

Does your business need help with signage during the holidays? Promote sales or holiday hours with a unique sign on your door or throughout the store.

Don’t forget about the kids! Make an advent calendar that the kids in the house can count down the days to Christmas with.

And, your business is sure to need a little help hosting Santa! Make him a special sign that gives directions to the North Pole.

hosting the holidays is easier with custom signs and personalized ribbonsBest Tip for Hanging Your Custom Signs

And, don’t forget that ribbon rolls can be your best friend when displaying your custom signs. Make sure to get some custom ribbons to hang each one. They can also be used for fun and festive accessories to make your signs extra special. Personalize each ribbon with names, dates or holiday thoughts and quotes.

How We Show Gratitude & Appreciation

These are big words: gratitude, appreciation, community. And their meanings are even more significant!

these special valentines show how much gratitude and appreciation comes from our annual GEF donationEvery year around this time, Coller Industries receives a special package. Inside this package are not only handwritten thank you Valentines, but also lots and lots of love. We receive these cards every year due to our annual donations to the Granite Education Foundation. And every year, our hearts are filled with gratitude and appreciation for those in our community.

Enclosed in the package is also a letter from the board of Granite Education Foundation:

Hey, Valentine!

Exchanging heartfelt messages on Valentine’s Day is a well-loved tradition. While the earliest Valentines were little more than hastily scribbled notes, today we can choose from thousands of varieties, each designed for a specific relationship in our lives. A hundred years ago, only sweethearts exchanged Valentine’s Day cards, but the practice has spread to encompass friends, family, colleagues and supporters.

This year, Granite Education Foundation and students from throughout Granite School District want to express our heartfelt thanks for your continued generosity and support. Enclosed you will find hand-made Valentine’s Day cards that our students created with YOU in mind.

Each board member signs this letter as a token of their gratitude and appreciation for all our donation does for teachers, students and the school district.

these special valentines show how much gratitude and appreciation comes from our annual GEF donationGranite Education Foundation (GEF)

Federal and state funds do not meet the immense needs of our students, teachers and schools. The Granite Education Foundation provides access to resources that improve educational outcomes.

We provide educational opportunities for students of Granite School District.

We educate students, teachers and members of our community on ways to impact our community. Together, we CAN make a difference! We gather and give resources the GRANITE way. We impact children and teachers in public education. We advocate, inform and promote learning for students and their families.

The lessons we learn from helping in our community teaches us how to be grateful for what we have. And when we realize what we have, we give even more back to those around us.

these special valentines show how much gratitude and appreciation comes from our annual GEF donation

these special valentines show how much gratitude and appreciation comes from our annual GEF donation

Coller Industries is known for their impact in the community through product donations. But the annual contribution to GEF is the one donation that we deem the most poignant. We are giving to the schools, the children, and most importantly, we are providing for our future.

These actions we make each year fill our hearts with gratitude and appreciation for those around us. Those who strive every day to make a difference in the world. So, yes, we receive thank you cards, but we feel that we are the ones who should be the most grateful. And that, in essence, is why we give donations.

Fun, Trendy Holiday Ornaments

Custom shape name tags are perfect holiday ornaments!

It has become a tradition in many homes to decorate a hand-crafted ornament each year for Christmas trees and other holiday decorations. So, why not make your holiday ornaments easier this year with some custom shaped name tags?

using custom shape name tags for holiday ornaments and tree decorations

From snowmen to trees and stars to reindeer, custom shapes are perfect holiday ornaments! Or, add an extra bit of flair to your corporate name tags with a unique shape. Choose a shape that highlights your logo or goes with one of our many stock shape choices. A custom shaped name tag is a great way to draw attention to your company in a world of rectangle badges.

A name tag with a custom shape, color and size make a visual verification of the name tag easier. These name tags draw the customers’ eyes straight to you, leaving them with nothing to wonder. The different shapes or sizes will help make your name tag stand out from the crowd. Just let your imagination run wild and design a badge that will separate you from your competition.

But, don’t limit these shapes to just the office!

Share them with your family and friends on your Christmas tree or by giving them away as presents. From holiday greetings to a special someone’s name, these creative holiday ornaments are sure to be a hit with anyone. Choose a color to match each shape, and we’ll engrave names or any other text you may want.

If you order a blank badge, customize each shape with a permanent marker, stickers or anything that you might have around your home. Add names, drawings, images or write down memories with a permanent marker.

Once you choose a name tag or badge for your ornament, make sure to add some personalized ribbon for hanging it on your tree! Just attach the ribbon to the back of the tag to for easy displaying. Or, hang it anywhere that you want to showcase your homemade talents.

thanksgiving and holiday ornaments for place settings and other decorations
using custom shape name tags for holiday ornaments, decorations and corporate branding
halloween and holiday ornaments for place settings and other decorations

From Halloween and Thanksgiving to Christmas and other holidays, these custom shape holiday ornaments are perfect for any workplace or home.

Corporate Gifts Worth a Wow

It’s easy to give perfect corporate gifts that everyone will enjoy.

corporate gifts help to sustain relationships and deepen the personal connection between businesses and clientsShowing appreciation with corporate gifts for your customers, clients and employees doesn’t have to be complicated. And, most importantly, it doesn’t have to be a gift that is mundane. We all have several promotional mugs, t-shirts and other items that we receive as thank you gifts. So, what makes you stand out from your competitors?

Deciding on a product to give can be a difficult choice. And at this time of year, it’s important to start thinking about those corporate gifts. Not only is gift giving one of the best ways to improve office morale and grow and maintain your business, but it has become expected as a way to acknowledge a working relationship.

Corporate gifting is an opportunity to connect with your clients, strengthen employee ties, and share your holiday cheer. Recruiting, retention and business development are three other great reasons to give a gift. But don’t just give a gift because you think someone expects it. Give because you want to maintain these relationships.

What are you giving this year?

While fruit baskets and other homemade treats are enjoyable, why not make it something unique to the receiver? Go with something personalized this year. From custom shaped name tags to executive desk wedges, find and create something that will truly make your employees and clients feel like you care.

Does your vice president have a favorite quote? Make them a unique acrylic desk block that they are sure to display proudly. What about your customer service department? Do they need new name tags? Choose from our large selection of custom shapes and material colors so that they know you notice them. Whatever the department or work environment, personalized gifts are sure to make the difference.

name plates and personal identification are great ideas for corporate giftsWhether it’s a new name tag for you, a desk wedge for your associates or other personal identification products for your clients, custom-made gifts are always appreciated. And, we’re sure to have the right gifts for your needs!

P.S. We suggest this every year, not because we make them, but because they do make a great gift even better. So, recognize each employee for a job well done this year with a specially wrapped gift and some branded, personalized ribbon!