Great Gifts that Ship Quick

December 15th, 2014 by Jennifer Doss

It’s not too late to order your personalized, holiday gifts! With FREE one-day turnaround and expedited shipping options, there’s still time to order personalized gifts from PrintGlobe! Make the most of the holiday season by giving gifts that get your personal message or company logo lasting visibility in homes and offices all year long. Below we’ve list 10 of our favorite gifts that ship quick to help make your last minute holiday shopping easy.  Order by Friday to receive your products in time for Christmas day!*

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Cutter & Buck® Legacy Card Holders

A wonderful corporate gift, this personalized wallet features signature legacy leather, a vintage button closure, four card slots for business cards or credit cards, and a clear exterior window to display an ID. Great as a traditional wallet or as a business card holder!

Modesto Picnic Carrier Sets

Not only are our Modesto Picnic Carrier Sets an excellent gift idea, but they’re also a great value! Each set includes a canvas picnic tote, a polished wood cutting board, a wine opener, and two stainless steel knives and forks with polished wooden handles. Holds up to three bottles of wine plus all of your other picnic goodies! Show your clients, employees, friends, or family members that you care with this thoughtful and useful gift!

Mission EnduraCool Towels

A great gift for golf lovers! The Mission EnduraCool Towel is made of performance fabric that absorbs sweat and water and circulates the molecules to regulate the rate of evaporation for an instant cooling effect! This personalized, reusable towel is chemical-free and offers UPF 45 protection, making it a great choice for the golf course!

Cutter & Buck® Jr. Writing Pad

Leave a classic impression with this soft, top quality leather writing pad! Our personalized, debossed writing pad is a timeless gift that will receive repeated use, ensuring that your logo is seen time and time again. Great for corporate and client appreciation gifts!

14 oz. Cutter & Buck® American Classic Leather Mug

Our Cutter & Buck® leather wrap mug is both practical and stylish, making it a great option for everyone on your list! Features a personalized, removable leather wrap, double-wall stainless steel construction, a plastic thumb-slide lid, and fits all standard car cup holders.

Belgio Wine & Cheese Ensemble

Treat the people on your list to life’s simple pleasures – wine and cheese! This six piece set is housed in an attractive black storage case bearing your promotion, and includes a solid wood cutting board, three cheese utensils, a bottle stopper, and a waiter’s corkscrew. Pair it with a bottle of wine for an unforgettable holiday gift!

High Sierra® Tahoe 3-in-1 Vacuum Bottle

Our High Sierra® Tahoe 3-in-1 Thermos set is great for everyone on your list! This 3-in-1 combination includes a durable, insulated thermos and two mugs. Its practical design creates a molded comfort grip handle, making this set easy to take on the road! Perfect for coffee lovers, picnickers, and for those who are always on the go!

Bluetooth Solo Speaker

Give the gift of music this holiday season with our personalized, Bluetooth speakers! This rechargeable speaker connects to your Bluetooth enabled device within 10 meters of the speaker and blasts your music across the room. A great gift for music lovers!

Joule Credit Card Sized Power Banks

Stay in touch with everyone on your list with these convenient, portable chargers! The small credit card design of these power banks makes them easy to slip into a pocket or to store inside of a wallet. Great as a stocking stuffer!

WorkMate Color 14 LED Flashlights

Guarantee lasting brand exposure with these highly useful, quality, customized flashlights! Offering a superior design and a super bright light with 14 LEDs, these personalized flashlights make great holiday gifts!

*All orders must be placed and proofed by 3:30 PM CST on 12/19 and expedited shipping may be necessary to ensure that your items arrive on time.

 

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Holiday Apple Pie Recipe

December 8th, 2014 by Jennifer Doss

Bite into America’s most quintessential dessert this holiday season! Our Apple Seeds and Apple Pie Recipe Cards make excellent gifts and are a great way to spread holiday cheer! Each card features your favorite recipe on one side and your logo or personal message on the other. Also included with each card is a handmade, plantable paper shape embedded with an ingredient relevant to your recipe.  These cards work great as holiday gift tags and business handouts, and also make wonderful stocking stuffers. With several paper shapes and seed options available, there’s surely a card for everyone on your list!

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Holiday Apple Pie

Crust Ingredients 

2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling

1/2 cup finely ground blanched almonds or almond flour (can substitute 1/2 cup flour)

16 Tbsp (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes, chilled in freezer for at least 15 minutes

1 teaspoon salt

1 heaping teaspoon brown sugar

3 to 6 Tbsp water, very cold

Filling Ingredients

2/3 cup sugar

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

3 pounds of peeled and cored cooking apples (Granny Smith, Pippin, or Golden Delicious), sliced into 1/4 – 1/2 inch slices

1 1/2 tablespoons brandy

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

In a food processor, combine flour, almonds, salt and brown sugar. Pulse to mix. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal with pea size pieces of butter form. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, pulsing until mixture just begins to clump together. When ready, dough will hold together when pinched.

Remove dough from food processor and place on a clean surface. Carefully shape dough into two discs, being careful not to over knead.  Wrap each disc in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.

Meanwhile, position a rack in the bottom third of the oven and preheat to 375°F. Combine sugar, flour and spices in a large bowl. Use your hands and mix in the apples so they are well coated. Drizzle in brandy and vanilla extract.

Once your dough has chilled, remove one disk and let it sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes.

Next, sprinkle your dough with some flour and roll it out with a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface to a 12 inch circle; about 1/8 of an inch thick. As you roll out the dough, use a metal spatula to check if the dough is sticking to the surface below. Add a few sprinkles of flour if necessary to keep the dough from sticking. Gently fold in half. Place on to a 9-inch pie plate, lining up the fold with the center of the pan. Gently unfold and press down to line the pie dish with the dough.

Spoon in your apple filling and create a slight mound in the center. Set aside.

Roll out second disk of dough and gently turn it over onto the top of the apples in the dish. Pinch the top and bottom of the dough rounds firmly together. Trim excess dough with kitchen shears, leaving a 3/4 inch overhang. Fold dough under itself so that the edge of the fold is flush with the edge of the pan. Flute edges using thumb and forefinger or press with a fork.

Stir yolk and cream in small bowl to blend. Brush over top of pie. Cut slits in the top of the crust to allow steam to escape. Bake pie until crust begins to turn golden, about 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 350°F. Tent the rims with aluminum foil or use a pie protector if the edges are browning too quickly. Bake until crust is golden and juices are bubbling, anywhere from an additional 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the type of apples you are using. Transfer to rack; let stand 1 hour. Serve pie warm or at room temperature.

*Recipe courtesy of Symphony Handmade Papers Inc. 

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Promotional Marketing Stocking Stuffer Ideas

December 2nd, 2014 by Jennifer Doss

With Christmas and Hanukkah just weeks away, now is the time to order your holiday gifts! Promotional gift giving is a great way to market your brand, all while spreading holiday cheer! While we have hundreds of gifts on our website that are perfect for holiday gift giving, today we are focusing on some of our favorite small promotional items, and helping you to check stocking stuffers off of your shopping list.  Below you’ll find ten of our favorite small gifts to give this holiday season. Whether you intend to place them under a tree or stuff them in a stocking, start marketing your brand today with personalized holiday gifts!

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Personalized Wine Stoppers

Treat the wine lovers in your life with personalized wine stoppers! Upscale and elegant, custom wine stoppers put your name in the spotlight and make fabulous corporate gifts. Great for wineries, bars, and anyone who loves wine! Pop open your next brilliant advertising campaign and spread holiday cheer with personalized wine stoppers!

 

Eco-Friendly Flash Drives

Wooden flash drives are a unique and environmentally friendly way to spread your message. Popular with schools and tech companies, portable flash drives are great for anyone needing to transfer data fast! With our large selection of Eco-Friendly Flash Drives, Custom Shaped Flash Drives, and Assorted USB’s and Flash Drives, we’ve got something for everyone on your list!

 

Hang-On Smart Sleeve
The Hang-On Smart Sleeve is a great way to advertise your brand! It is made of durable, no-slip silicone and adheres to the back of your smart phone with strong 3M adhesive. It is perfect for carrying your ID, cash, credit cards, hotel room keys, or business cards, and makes a great stocking stuffer!

 

Touch Screen Gloves

Touch screen gloves make great holiday gifts!  Featuring conductive tips for easy smartphone and tablet navigation, touch screen gloves make it easy to stay connected. Perfect for travelers, our selection of gloves makes showing off your logo easy.

 

Field & Co. iPhone Book Case

Personalized iPhone cases are an excellent way to show off your company logo! This two in one case and wallet is sure to be noticed time and time again, gaining you maximum brand exposure! This vintage inspired case with embossed logo is a timeless and classic gift for the holidays. Show your clients, friends, or family members that you care with our personalized Field and Co. iPhone Book Case!

 

Nalgene Water Bottles

Looking for a promotional item that will get repeated use? Nalgene water bottles have great brand association and are popular holiday gifts. Known for their quality, Nalgene bottles make lasting promotions and are great for everyone on your list!

 

Personalized Cigar Cutters

Cigars are great for celebrating holidays, milestones, and special events; put your brand in mind during these times with our selection of personalized cigar cutters! We’ve got several styles and price points to choose from to best suit your shopping needs. Treat your clients or employees this holiday season with a timeless and classic gift!

 

All Natural Soy Candles

Candles are an appreciated gift that everyone loves! These two ounce, all natural soy candles burn more efficiently than ordinary paraffin candles, and their small size makes them perfect for stockings. Personalized candles ensure lasting company exposure and are a gift that can be enjoyed by all!

 

Mobile Device Chargers

Keep your clients connected with personalized mobile device chargers! A handy promotional item to have in a bind, promotional chargers make great holiday gifts. Promotional chargers add juice to your marketing campaign and offer ongoing company exposure!

 

EOS Lip Balm

Lip balm is an item that everyone can use, and EOS lip balm is an item that everyone wants! Treat your friends, family, employees, or clients with a gift they can use with our selection of personalized, EOS lip balms!

 

 

 

 

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Maximize your Brand Exposure with Holiday Cheer: A Five Step Guide to Using Personalized Ornaments as a Marketing Tool

November 12th, 2014 by Jennifer Doss

‘Tis the season to advertise your message with our wide selection of holiday ornaments! Ornaments are a fun and economical way to market your brand. They make a lasting impression on clients and they help to spread holiday cheer. There’s no doubt that ornaments make for great gifts, but why stop there? With the growing popularity of DIY projects, ornaments have become a huge hit in holiday décor. Gone are the days where ornaments are simply hung on a tree. Nowadays, ornaments are popping up everywhere from holiday wreaths, table center pieces, and office desks. They’re a great way to decorate offices, schools, homes, holiday parties, and your place of business. We love this new trend, and with our vast selection of ornaments, we can help you to maximize your brand exposure all while spreading holiday cheer! Below you’ll find our top five favorite ornament design trends for this 2014 holiday season!

1. Build a Beautiful Center Piece

Ornaments are a great tool for creating a memorable center piece. Are you hosting a party? Or maybe you are decorating for a gala thrown during the holiday season? No matter the occasion, creating a centerpiece with customized ornaments is a great way to show off your brand! These beautiful centerpieces can be displayed in the office, inside your business, at a party, in schools, or in the home. They make a big statement with very little work. Simply fill a bowl or vase with our customized ornaments and you’ve got yourself a beautiful decoration piece, all while showing off your brand or logo!

Our favorite ornaments for this project are our Round Shatterproof, USA Made Round Shatterproof, Hand Blown Glass, and Satin Christmas ornaments. To change things up, try adding some shaped ornaments into the mix. The Shatterproof Tree, Heart, Star, and Gingerbread ornaments are all great options for this!
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2. Create a Winter Wonderland

Too much sparkle in the workplace can sometimes be a bad thing, but too little can leave your business looking grim at a time when many people appreciate some seasonal cheer. Create a winter wonderland in your business with our selection of personalized snowflake ornaments. Add our Die Cast Glitter Snowflake, Snowflake Aluminum, Snowflake with Full Color Dome, or Snowflake Plastic Holographic ornaments to your garlands to create a magical winter effect!

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Craft a Unique Gift Tag

Set your gift apart with a unique gift tag! Our wide selection of flat ornaments are great for showing off your logo.  Decorate your package by fastening one of our many flat ornaments to your package bow or attach a paper ornament for a simpler look. Our Custom Etched and Custom Shaped, Full Color and Flat Shatterproof, Glitter Wreath, Silver Dove, Glitter Bells, and Paper Dove, Tree, Snowflake, Stocking, Reindeer, and Mitten ornaments are our favorites for this!

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Stand out with Memorable Place Settings

Do something this year at your holiday party or business dinner to really stand out! Creating a memorable place setting that can double as a party favor is a creative and economical way to both decorate and advertise your brand. Attach a name tag to an ornament and leave it at each setting to help your guests find their seat, or for more casual affairs, simply place an ornament on each plate or attach it with a bow for an extra special touch. While this will look great with any of our ornaments, our Full Color Shatter Resistant Flat Round, Die Cast Glitter Wreath, Round Shatterproof, Die Cast Glitter Snowflake, Die Cast Glitter Bell, and Snowflake Aluminum ornaments are our top picks!

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Fill a Tree with Customized Ornaments

Now that your centerpieces are set, your place settings and favors are taken care of, the garlands are hung and the presents are wrapped, you can focus on the main star of the show. While the most obvious way to decorate with ornaments is to hang them on a tree, it’s also the most traditional, and therefore, our favorite. Create an advertising masterpiece in your place of business with a tree full of ornaments displaying your logo or message. Not only will your tree stand out, but you’ll receive maximum brand exposure while spreading holiday cheer!

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Annual iPad Contest Giveaway Winner Announced!

February 25th, 2014 by Jamie Dickens

“YAY I’VE NEVER WON ANYTHING!!!”   – Maria Pace

That was the reaction of PrintGlobe customer Maria Pace of St. Petersberg, Florida when we contacted her to let her know she was the winner of our December iPad giveaway.

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Maria, a Manager and Wellness Coach at ITG Diet & Slimdown,  became a PrintGlobe customer back in September of 2013 and has been ordering plastic bags with us for her clinic ever since.

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Her reorder of bags in December earned her 4 entries into our iPad contest and one was selected at random as our lucky winner!

When she received her prize, Maria said, “I got the iPad! It’s great!”

Congratulations Maria, enjoy your iPad, from all of us at PrintGlobe!

 

 

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Social Media Small Talk – Talk about the Weather & Show a Thermometer!

January 7th, 2014 by Jamie Dickens

There is a social media phenomenon occurring anytime there is extreme weather…people everywhere post pictures of their nearest thermometer showing off the current super hot, or outrageously cold temperatures!

In the summer when temps hit 100+, you can bet you’ll see news feeds full of  “OMG!” posts, accompanied by a shot of their car thermometer. And when temps plunge, like they have this week thanks to the “Artic Vortex” that has gripped most of the nation, thermometers are once again the most photographed old-school devices on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

So when it comes to brand exposure custom printed thermometers are the newest hidden gem of the marketing and promotional products world.

As give-aways, they’re unique, they’re useful, and they have excellent staying power, and like in this example below your brand and message have megawatt exposure when snapped into a weather selfie.

Orion Indoor/Outdoor Plastic Thermometers

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Brighten Up Your Brand With the Pantone Color of the Year

December 11th, 2013 by Jamie Dickens

The colors red, blue and black have been the go-to colors of promotional products for, well frankly, far too long.

Increasingly, business are shaking off the old stodgy design colors and bright, modern and punchy colors are making their way into corporate branding.

This year, Pantone, the experts in all things color, has designated “Radiant Orchid”…essentially a light purple hue…as their color of the year for 2014. Last year Emerald Green was the “It” color in fashion and design trends, and before that Tangerine Orange was the darling color of the moment.

So knowing that Radiant Orchid, and all things purple are soon to be in vogue, we know from past years that marketing products are soon to follow.

How can you incorporate purple in your brands marketing?

Purple is created by the blending of Red and Blue, two strong colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. This makes it a great color for any company or organization that wants to relay a sense of balance and equality.

Purple also represents peace of mind, and is a calming color, which makes it a great for outreach campaigns that want to reassure or soothe.

Purple is also known as a royal color, and can be an indicator of wealth, position and prestige, which makes it a natural selection for finance and investment marketing campaigns.

There are hundreds of items that currently come in brilliant shades of purple, and almost any logo converted to black or white will make a strong and lasting impression.

 

 

 

 

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Say ‘Thank You’ To Your Best Clients With These 4 Luxurious Holiday Gifts

December 3rd, 2013 by Jamie Dickens
The best gifts are the ones that you would never give yourself. They are usually the things that fall into the category of pure luxury. Call it “High-End” or simply “Fancy Schmancy”, gifts that carry that little extra WOW factor are certain to catch your customers attention, and be valued and appreciated long  after the fruit basket your competitors sent them is forgotten.

Here Our 4 Favorite Branded Luxury Gifts This Holiday Season.

1) For The Wine Lovers

Wine Opener, Bottle Opener, Corkscrew

 

There are 2 reasons that the Metrokane Rabbit Corkscrew has become the go-to wine opener of oenophiles and weekend wino’s alike.

It looks cool and it’s just darn easy to use.

The easy operation, sleek design, and included foil cutter tool makes everyone who uses it look and feel like a wine expert. Pairing your logo with an efficient, useful, and elegant gift assures your brand will be well regarded by your most valuable clients bottle, after bottle.

2) For The Tech-Savvy

Power Hub, Charging Dock

For your technology minded customers that have multiple devices that keep them in touch, the SynCharger Charging Station provides them one central location to power it all up. The device comes with Micro and Mini USB cables making it compatible with Blackberry, Bluetooth headsets, iPod, iPhone, Android based phones and iPads and other Tablets.

Providing organization, and keeping unsightly cables out of sight, your logo sits front and center and will keep your name and message right where your customers most important business communication devices rest every day.

 

3) For The Ones Who Need Some Pampering

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This Doctor Bag inspired mini bag is full of everything your most stressed out customers could ever need to help rest and rejuvenate after a long flight, or a long day at work. Ease their stress and pamper their senses with the included Body Whip Lotion, aromatherapy votive, muscle soak salts, moisturizing body bar, exfoliation cloth, massager, herbal tea and sleep shade.

Your logo on this thoughtful gift will wrap your brand in their soothed, comforted and relaxed thoughts each time they decompress.

4) For The Outdoorsman

                                                             
                            

A good knife will be passed down through the generations. Kershaw knives are made to last so not only to be passed from father to son, but one day to grandson and great-grandson. Outdoorsmen, sportsmen, and those who work with their hands will appreciate the easy open features and sleek all-black steel of this pocket knife.

Your brand exudes strength, dependability and craftsmanship when you present this to your clients this holiday season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NFL Approved Stadium Bags Join Our Starting Line-Up

November 18th, 2013 by Jamie Dickens

Heading out to the game to cheer on your favorite NFL team this weekend? You’ll want to make sure to leave your backpacks and purses at home, and instead take along one of these clear NFL Approved Stadium Bags.

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Why Do I Need NFL Approved Stadium Bags Anyway?

NFL stadiums around the country have increased their security measures by only allowing clear vinyl tote bagsziptop gallon freezer bags and  hand held clutches in the plaza areas, gates, and inside their stadiums. These clear bags will allow stadium security officers to get a good look at what fans are bringing in, without increasing the wait time of 50,000 fans at the gate.

So, What Kind of Bag is Allowed in NFL Stadiums?

The only bags allowed in all 31 NFL stadiums starting in 2013 are…

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.”

    NFL Approved Clear Stadium Bag

    Only clear bags like this PrintGlobe barrel tote will be allowed in NFL stadiums in 2013

 

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  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).

NFL Approved ZipLock Reclosable Plastic Stadium Bags

Is there A Marketing Opportunity Here?

YES!!! NFL fans need to take a lot of gear with them into the game. Hats and scarves, blankets, signs and foam fingers are part of the game-day ritual, and lugging these things from the parking lot and keeping track of them in the stadium can be tricky. Ask any parent and they’ll tell you the list of things they need to haul for their kids is nearly endless, so for them NOT carrying a bag into the stadium is hardly an option.  And then of course there are ladies and all the things carried in purses…I think everyone can see why this new rule can present big opportunity for businesses who want to provide a free and useful giveaway on game day!

And get ready to see this rule expand, rumor has it a similar approved stadium bag rule will be making its way to the NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL and College Football very soon.

So if you are looking for a promotion with value for a luxury suite gift, season ticket holder promotion, tailgate party give away, or other game day related event, PrintGlobe has you covered with the largest selection of NFL Approved Stadium Bags available.

 

 

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Walking for a Cause – PrintGlobe Supports American Fountation for Suicide Prevention

November 12th, 2013 by Jamie Dickens

*PG Team Featured Blogger – Brigid Borcik (Customer Service Representative)*

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is at the forefront of research, education and prevention initiatives designed to reduce loss of life from suicide.  With more than 38,000 lives lost each year in the U.S. alone (one life every 13.7 minutes as of 2010 making this the tenth leading cause of death in the US) and over one million worldwide (one life every 40 seconds), the importance of AFSP’s mission has never been greater, nor our work more urgent.  The stigma of suicide makes this a “taboo” subject though and makes it that much more difficult to raise awareness and much needed funds.  Suicide IS a preventable issue however and should not be a “dirty” word.  Suicide is a caused by serious mental illness and has also been shown to be genetic.  More facts and figures can be found at http://www.afsp.org/understanding-suicide/facts-and-figures

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

On November 19, 2007 I lost my only brother Emmett to suicide.  He left behind a daughter, granddaughter, two sisters and a father.  Needless to say this was a devastating loss to my family.  At first I didn’t know where to turn or how to find help to cope with this loss until I found the local chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).  Since the day I found them, I vowed that I would volunteer with them to keep his name alive as well as two cousins and the other four lives I have personally lost to suicide in my life.  I refuse to be “quiet” about suicide or not talk about my brother, my cousins or my friends that I have lost, no matter how uncomfortable it may make someone feel.  They deserve to be kept alive in our memories for it was the pain and desperation they felt that took their lives.  They weren’t themselves when they took their lives and if they had been they wouldn’t have done it.  Not a single day goes by that I don’t think of them so I will spend every single day fighting for them as well as myself with my own mental health issues and struggles for they go hand in hand.I started by becoming an advocate which involved me emailing my local and state government representatives regarding laws and bills that needed attention for those suffering from mental health issues.  I volunteered every year for the Out of the Darkness Walk held at the State Capital grounds by raising money for education, research and prevention.  I physically volunteered at the walks by doing anything I could and by doing so I have made many friends and contacts by doing this.  There are so many people who have been touched by suicide – a disease that can be prevented.  Since making these contacts I was subsequently asked to join the Board of the AFSP – Central Texas Chapter this year and I am currently in charge of social media for the group.

PrintGlobe was gracious, loving and supportive enough to back two of its employees who have lost their only brothers for the 2013 Out of the Darkness walk at the State Capital.  When we approached Dan Steinborn the owner of the company, he immediately, without any hesitation, came up with a silver level sponsorship for the event and even volunteered his band Blazin’ Kane to play during the event.  He also donated team shirts for us all to wear during the walk!  We were overwhelmed with the support from him as well as the other employees of the company who stepped up financially and physically by being there to support us.  A total of 12 employees became the PrintGlobe Trotters and have (so far) raised $2000.  I am hoping they will continue to raise money through the end of the year because it every single penny counts through December 31. 

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