How to Create a Wedding Welcome Bag

July 30th, 2015 by Jennifer Doss

Whether welcoming traveling guests to your hometown or sending a happy greeting to those coming from afar for the destination wedding of your dreams, personalized wedding welcome bags are an excellent way to welcome your guests to town. Wedding gift bags show guests that you’re excited about their attendance, and are an excellent way to help them remember your special day.  As putting together a welcome bag might seem like a lot of work in the midst of already hectic wedding planning, we’ve compiled some of our favorite products and tips to help make your welcome bag assembly a breeze!

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Make it Personal

Personalization is key to a successful wedding swag bag! By leaving your mark on your welcome bag contents, guests will remember your thoughtful efforts for years to come. While your bags don’t have to be large or extravagant, they’ll certainly stand out if marked with your message. Personalize burlap and canvas bags with your custom imprint, or print a special message on the side of a Kraft paper bag. If you’re not interested on printing directly onto your gift container, consider personalized labels or a custom hang tags – both great resources for leaving your mark!

It’s easy to get carried away with excitement when it comes to choosing the contents of your bag. While almost anything looks good with your custom imprint, it’s important to pick items for your bag that best represent you – the bride and groom!

Are you a bride that loves coffee? Pick up a bag of beans from your favorite coffee shop and leave your mark with a custom label displaying your welcome message or wedding date. Have a groom that loves beer?  Tag his favorite bottle with a personalized hang tag or wrap it up with a custom bottle opener or Koozie.  No matter what you choose, just make sure to keep it personal!


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Keep Things Relevant

While it’s important to choose items for your bag that represent you, you should also think about your wedding location or theme. Hosting a wedding in your hometown? Share some goodies from your favorite hometown spots with your guests! It’ll be easy to leave your mark on these items with custom printed labels. Having a wedding with your toes in the sand? Custom flip flops, towels, sunglasses, lip balm, and sunscreen all make great personalized beach gifts! Headed to the mountains? Welcome your guests with an imprinted blanket or a custom coffee cup or travel mug. Your guests are sure to appreciate your thoughtfulness!

 

Include Some “Oops” Products

When traveling, we all know how easy it is to forget something useful at home. By leaving some “oops” essentials, your guests can enjoy their visit instead of worrying about finding the nearest drug store. Your guests will be thankful for personalized bandages after a fun night on the dance floor, and custom snack packages are always an appreciated gift!  Add a personalized reusable water bottle as it might be needed the morning after the wedding, and throw in some aspirin just in case! Your guests will be glad you did!

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No matter what you decide to put in your bags, they’re sure to give your guests a happy welcome and make them feel a little more at home. It’s a small way to say thank you for the effort and cost of making the trip, and a great way to send them off remembering the fun from your special day!

 

 

Products featured in this post: Eco-Friendly Tote Bags, Canvas Tote Bags, Recycled Paper Shopping Bags, Labels, Seeded Paper Hang Tags, Bottle Openers, Koozies and Drink Wraps, Sandals and Flip Flops, Beach Towels, Sunglasses, Lip Balm, Sunscreen, Blankets, Coffee Cups, Travel Mugs, Food and Candy, First Aid Products, Plastic Sports Bottles, Metal Water Bottles

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Green Marketing with Basta Surf

June 26th, 2015 by Jennifer Doss

When marketing your brand, every little detail counts. Luxury swimsuit line and customer Basta Surf prides itself not only on their seamless attention to detail, but also for their environmentally friendly worldview and their passion for global responsibility. When it comes to keeping those details green, Basta Surf doesn’t skip a beat. Even their hang tags take an ecological approach.

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“Shoring up that brand identity means even the hang tags on Basta’s product must reflect values of quality, subtlety and an environmentally conscious worldview,” said leading promotional products publication, Advantages Magazine, in reference to our Seeded Paper Hang Tags which we craft for Basta Surf products.

As each hand tag is embedded with wildflower seeds and yields flowers when planted and watered, this product goes hand-in-hand with Basta’s eco-friendly marketing approach. “They wanted to elevate their brand,” said PrintGlobe Sales Manager, Camilea Robertson, to Advantages Magazine. “They thought that this would be effective in showing their earth consciousness and organic materials.”

In addition to green advertising on their products, Basta Surf continues their efforts in global responsibility by donating a portion of their proceeds to Waves For Water,  a non-profit who works to provide clean water to communities in need around the world, furthering the economic and ecological impact of our promotional products.

Our work with Basta Surf serves as yet another reminder that every customer relationship we form is unique, and that each promotional product we sell helps to make a difference in the world.  Whether big or small, every little detail counts, even all the way down to apparel hang tags!

To read more about Basta Surf’s use of our hang tags, please see the article from the April issue of Advantages Magazine, featured below.

 

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Full a larger view, please click the image. To read the full article, visit Advantages’ website to access the digital edition. 

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12 Ideas for a Successful Summer Promotion

June 3rd, 2015 by Jennifer Doss

The days are growing longer, the sun is shining brighter, schools are letting out, and people are heading outside; this can only mean one thing – it’s summer! For many, summer means long days by the water, backyard barbeques with family and friends, concerts, festivals, and basically anything that involves being outdoors.

With so many social activities taking place in summer, it’s an opportune time to advertise your brand. Whether sporting your logo on custom sunglasses and sunglass straps at the lake, on a personalized cooler or towel at the beach, or on imprinted solo cups or Koozies at a barbeque, PrintGlobe has you covered for your promotional printing needs.

Below you’ll find our top category picks for summer advertising to help you most effectively market your brand this season. With our great summer savings, we’ve got a promotional item perfect for any occasion!1

Sunglasses and Sunglass Straps

Two of our most popular summer advertising categories, custom sunglasses and sunglass straps are great for nearly any kind of summer activity. These items are an excellent way to advertise at the beach, lake, or river, at festivals and concerts, and really anywhere outdoors around town. As summer essentials, your logo will be highly visible, gaining your brand the attention it deserves!

Insulated Bags and Coolers

Highly practical items, our wide selection of totes and coolers makes it easy for you to keep your food and drinks cold, all while proudly displaying your logo. Perfect for the park, pool, or beach and for barbeques, sporting events, festivals, and amusement parks.

Solo Cups and Can Holders

No barbeque is complete without solo cups and Koozies! Custom Koozies® and personalized can holders are top selling products in the advertising industry, ideal for a wide variety of applications, while our promotional solo cups are an essential to any summer bash. Don’t miss out on this excellent advertising opportunity!

Sunscreen and Bug Spray

A handy item for aquatic centers, marinas, golf clubs, beach resorts, and outdoor stores, our sunscreen and bug spray products will help to keep customers comfortable. Necessary items for any outdoor excursion, these custom items are a great opportunity to maximize your brand exposure!

Boating Key Chains

Don’t get stuck losing your keys in the water this summer! With our promotional floating key chains, we can help to keep both your keys and brand afloat! Customized floating key chains are a must-have for any water activity and are a popular choice for private clubs, boating centers, convenience stores and more.

Bottle Opener Key Chains

Another great item for your keyset, when imprinted with your logo, your brand will become a favorite as it’ll be there to save the day! When attached to your keys, you’ll never have to worry about finding an opener to pop the top of your favorite drink, making this item a hit for cookouts and parties.

Temporary Tattoos

Custom tattoos are a fun way to show off your design at concerts, sporting events, and festivals of all kinds! A popular trend, temporary tattoos are an affordable way to ensure brand visibility!

Auto Shades

Show off your design in parking lots all across town with our custom printed auto shades! Auto shades make appreciated summer giveaways, and as an item that gets a lot of use in highly visible areas, your logo will often be front and center!

 

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Fanny Packs and Waterproof Containers

Everyone needs a place for their belongings when they are out having fun! Our promotional fanny packs are a convenient and easy way to carry personal items at concerts, festivals, and amusement parks, while our waterproof containers are great for aquatic parks, the beach, and pool, and for water activities.

Beach Balls

Associate your brand with fun with our custom beach balls! Great for company picnics, pool parties, travel promotions and more, our selection of colorful beach balls are the epitome of summer fun!

Flip Flops and Towels

A great way to advertise around the pool, on the beach, and on a boat, personalized flip flops and beach towels are summer must haves. Custom flip flops make great giveaway items at beach resorts or water sport clubs, and our beach towels will make an excellent addition to any marina or hotel gift shop.

Sports Bottles

Help to keep people cool and hydrated this summer with our wide selection of custom sports bottles! Sports bottles are good for basically any venue or event, and are an efficient way to put your name on public display all summer long.

 

To learn more about our wide range of promotional products, please visit our website or call a dedicated account manager at 1-800-989-2181 for more information. We are here to help!

 

Products featured in this post: 16 oz. Disposable Red Solo Cups, Medium Weight Colored Beach Towels, Beach Nik, Tailgater Ice Bucket, 1.5 oz. SPF 30 Sport Sunblock with Carabiner, Sure-Float Key Chains, The Original Koozie Can Coolers, Cooler Tote Bags, Plastic Natural Inspect Repellent Clipless Mini Sprays, Shark Bottle Opener, Mylar Dual Panel Auto Shades, PrismFoil Metallic Temporary Tattoos, The Hipster Deluxe Fanny Pack, MP3/iPod Waterproof Case, 16″ Multi-Colored Beach Balls, Classic Flip Flops, 500 ml KOR Aura Bottle

 

 

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Supporting Troops Through Promotional Marketing

May 18th, 2015 by Jennifer Doss

Memorial Day is a time of the year that reminds us all of the sacrifices service members and their families make to protect our nation’s freedom. It’s a time to remember those who have fought and gone before us, as well as to celebrate and honor those who have and who continue to fight for us today. While no amount of thanks or praise could ever suffice in showing our appreciation, to honor the sacrifices and successes made by our troops, we’ve proudly added four new products officially licensed by the U.S. Army, all of which will show support for our country’s military, as well as help to market your brand.

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All sporting officially licensed U.S. digital camo, for every purchase made of our Ice River Seat Cooler, Ice River Drink Cooler, Mercury Backpack, and Mini Hydration Pack, a portion of each sale will go to help support our soldiers and their families with proceeds going to U.S. Army Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (U.S. Army MWR) programs.

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The U.S. Army MWR offers a variety of services and activities that provide soldiers and their families with the opportunity to life enriching programs that help to relieve stress, build strength and resilience, and keep troops and their families physically, mentally, and financially fit. They also offer a plethora of cultural, creative, and leisure programs aimed towards improving the overall lifestyle of these families. With every dollar of licensing fees going towards the U.S Army MWR, the more we sell, the bigger our dollars will benefit our U.S. troops.

So this Memorial Day, as we spend time on the lake or in our backyards with family and friends, be sure to take a moment to thank those who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom, and to remember those who have gone before us.

In honor of all of our troops both past and present, including those brave members of our very own team, from all of us here at PrintGlobe, we offer you our sincerest thanks!

 

To learn more about our wide range of promotional products, please visit our website or call a dedicated account manager at 1-800-989-2181 for more information. We are here to help!

 

 

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Promotional Margarita Glasses

May 5th, 2015 by Jennifer Doss

If there’s ever a day for drinking margaritas, today is the day! Dubbed as America’s most popular cocktail, margaritas account for a near 50 percent of cocktails sold each year on Cinco de Mayo. According to the Distilled Spirits Council, tequila sales more than double each year on this day, and in 2014, a whopping 12.3 million cases of tequila were sold in the United States alone, making Americans the largest consumer of tequila in the world.

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With margaritas being such a popular drink choice, our promotional margarita glasses are an excellent way to advertise. Available in a range of shapes and styles, we’ve got a glass for every occasion, perfect for sipping margaritas, and for showcasing your custom design. Great for promoting in bars, restaurants, or at your next big fiesta, our personalized margarita glasses are a fun way to celebrate!

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In honor of Cinco de Mayo and our festive margarita glasses, we’ve compiled a couple of our favorite classic margarita recipes to help you celebrate. Best enjoyed in our promotional drinkware and in the company of family and friends, these margaritas are sure to be a hit any time of the year. ¡ Salud !

 

Lime Margarita on the Rocks

Makes one drink

Salt, for rimming glass (optional)

1 ½ ounces tequila (100% agave)

1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

½ ounce Cointreau or Triple Sec

Ice

If using salt, place in a shallow dish. Moisten the rim of your glass with a dampened paper towel, then dip in salt.

Fill your glass with ice; add tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau or Triple Sec; stir a few times until chilled. Serve immediately.

 

Frozen Lime Margaritas

2 parts tequila

3 parts lime juice

1 part Triple Sec

Ice

Fill a blender with ice, add all ingredients, blend, and pour into chilled margarita glasses.

 

Interested in learning more about our personalized margarita glasses? Please visit our custom drinkware page or call a dedicated account representative at 1-800-989-2181 for more information. We are here to help! 

Products featured in the post: 12 oz. Acrylic Novelty Stem Margarita Glass, Margarita Glasses, Cactus Stem, 12 oz. , 12 oz. Two-Piece Clear Plastic Margarita Glass, Blinking Margarita Glasses, Standard Stem 12 oz. , and Blinking Margarita Glasses, Novelty Stem 12 oz.

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Madeline’s Munchies

April 24th, 2015 by Jennifer Doss

Here at PrintGlobe, we take pride in the relationships we build with our customers. Working on an account manager basis, our dedicated account managers don’t just assist their customers with one time transactions, but instead, they form lasting relationships, getting to know their customer’s business needs, desires, and often, their unique stories.

We’ve been working with customer Julie Fanning, Vice President of the O’Donnell Agency, for over a year, crafting one of a kind promotional pieces to assist with the company’s branding work. Thanks to our relationship with Julie, we’ve come to know a bit more about her family, and earned the business of our youngest customer – 8-year-old cookie baker and entrepreneur, Madeline Fanning of Madeline’s Munchies.

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Madeline’s Munchies, a small cookie business run by Madeline and her parents, started thanks to a lost phone and a little girl’s desire to raise money to buy a new one. Excited to sell her cookies (an old family recipe), Madeline came up with her business name and a logo (with a little help from mom), drafted some ideas, and got to work. Starting small, Madeline sold her cookies at school and in her neighborhood, but it didn’t take long for her business to take off. Shortly after her endeavor began, Madeline received her first large scale order – an order of 800 cookies to be exact!

Wanting to give Madeline a promotional product of her own, Julie placed an order from her account manager for custom stickers displaying Madeline’s design, making Madeline the youngest customer we’ve seen yet! Madeline now uses these stickers to seal her cookie bags, leaving each lucky customer with a sweet promotional treat!

“The stickers have our Facebook address on them, so a bunch of people liked our page and now know how to reach us if they want more cookies,” says Julie. “(Madeline) wants to order t-shirts next for us to wear, so I’ll be contacting you for that soon!”

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With cookie flavors like Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Chocolate Bananas Foster, Campfire Coconut S’mores, and Andes Coconut Chocolate Mint, there’s no wonder why Madeline’s business is quickly becoming such a success. She has raised plenty of money to buy a new phone, and Madeline’s Munchies is now registered as an official business, Madeline’s Munchies LLC. Her parents are now busy teaching Madeline the industry side of things, and working with a local coffee shop to sell her cookies on a regular basis. Meanwhile, Madeline is busy whipping up her delicious treats. “My favorite part is spending time with my dad baking cookies,” says Madeline. “Plus, he lets me lick the spoon!”

Oh, and as for Madeline’s favorite cookie: “Double Chocolately Chip! It’s my great grandpa’s recipe and the base for all of our cookies.”

Hungry yet? I know we are!

To learn more about our wide range of promotional products, please visit our website or call a dedicated account manager at 1-800-989-2181 for more information. We are here to help!

To learn more about Madeline’s Munchies, please visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Madelinesmunchies.

Products featured in this post: 2.5″ Circle Roll Labels

 

 

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Promotional Moscow Mule Mugs

April 8th, 2015 by Jennifer Doss

Moscow Mule mugs have been used for promotional purposes since the Moscow Mule cocktail itself was first created. While nowadays no bar cart would be complete without a set of these iconic copper mugs and the ingredients necessary to fill them, this wasn’t always the case.  In fact, it took years of creative marketing with custom copper mugs to create this beloved cocktail’s success.

The cocktail was first invented in the 1940s by Smirnoff vodka distributor, John Martin, and Hollywood’s Cock’n’Bull bar owner, Jack Morgan.  Martin was having trouble getting Americans to drink vodka, and Morgan was having no luck selling Cock’n’Bull’s house brewed ginger beer, so thus, you guessed it, the Moscow Mule cocktail was born.

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Using specially engraved copper mugs, Martin set off to market their creation in bars around the country.  With a Polaroid camera, Martin would ask barmen to pose with his personalized copper mug and a bottle of Smirnoff vodka. He would then snap a couple of photos, leave one copy at the bar, and then take the second to the next bar as proof to other bar owners that his drink was being served by the competition. By 1950, Smirnoff vodka case sales had more than tripled. How’s that for promotional marketing success?

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History has proven that successful advertising comes easy with your logo attached to the hottest promotional mug around. Our ultra-stylish Moscow Mule mugs feature heavy gauge stainless steel with copper-plated exteriors, and are a must have item for cocktail enthusiasts. Custom Moscow Mule mugs are a great way to advertise in homes, restaurants, and bars, and are a classic item that will gain your brand years of attention!

In honor of this historical beverage, we’ve included three Moscow Mule cocktail recipes below, including the classic standard, and two fun, refreshing renditions.  Now what are you waiting for? Order your mugs from PrintGlobe today and drink up!

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Classic Moscow Mule

Makes 1 cocktail

2 ounces vodka

4 ounces chilled ginger beer

Juice of half a lime

Fill Moscow Mule mug with ice. Add vodka and lime juice, then add ginger beer; stir to mix. Garnish with a lime wedge.

 

Grapefruit-Rosemary Mule

Makes 1 cocktail

2 ounces vodka

2 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

3 ounces chilled ginger beer

1 sprig fresh rosemary

Fill Moscow Mule mug with ice. Add vodka, grapefruit juice, and lime juice, then add the ginger beer; stir to mix. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and grapefruit slices.

 

Blueberry Moscow Mule

Makes 1 cocktail

2 ounces vodka

4 ounces chilled ginger beer

Juice of half a lime

Blueberry syrup (recipe below)

Fill Moscow Mule mug with ice. Add vodka and lime juice, then add ginger beer; stir to mix. Sweeten with blueberry syrup to taste. Garnish with fresh blueberries and a lime wedge.

 

Blueberry Syrup

1 cup fresh blueberries

¼ cup water

1 tablespoon sugar

Bring the ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan and then lower to a simmer until syrup thickens, about 5-10 minutes. Strain over a glass bowl and let cool.

 

Interested in learning more about our personalized Moscow Mule mugs? Please visit our Stainless Steel Cups and Copper Mugs page or call a dedicated account representative at 1-800-989-2181 for more information. We are here to help! 

Products featured in this post: 16 oz. Moscow Mule Mug, 17 oz. Mosconi Moscow Mule Mug, 17 oz. Sherpani Moscow Mule Mug, and 20 oz. Moscow Mule Mug

 

 

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Where We’ve Been: Hollywood Movie Screenings

March 26th, 2015 by Jennifer Doss

Our products often show up in some pretty cool locations, like HBO television show premieres such as mentioned in our previous post, or at Hollywood movie screenings, like the private early screening of Fifty Shades of Grey that took place last month at The Grove in Los Angeles.

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We’ve been honored to work with The Grove’s Marketing Director, Randy Maskell, on a number of projects, crafting promotional products for some of The Grove’s most popular events, including this screening of Fifty Shades of Grey. Thanks to Maskell’s innovative planning and partnership with Racked LA,  before the movie was officially released to the public, a handful of lucky fans were the first to experience the worldwide phenomenon, enjoying an early dose of Christian Grey – both on the big screen, and on their popcorn boxes.

Custom popcorn boxes are a great way to add a unique flare to special events, and while we’ve fashioned a number of popcorn boxes for Maskell, this is likely the sexiest popcorn box we’ve ever created for one of The Grove’s events. Maskell was sure to cover all the basics to make this screening a hit, including personalizing the event popcorn boxes with the physique of the movie’s star, Jamie Dornan.popcorn-boxes

Personalized popcorn boxes add a special touch to company parties, grand opening events, or at movie premieres. They are great for banks, hardware stores, and almost any other type of business. They are a great promotional tool, and with so many shapes, sizes, and decorating options available, almost any kind of information or event can be advertised with one of America’s favorite snacks!

To see our boxes in action and for more coverage on this event, please visit Racked LA’s website.

Interested in learning more about our personalized popcorn bags and boxes? Please visit our Popcorn Bags and Boxes page or call a dedicated account representative at 1-800-989-2181 for more information. We are here to help!

Products featured in this post: Large 5″ x 8″ Full Color Closed Top Popcorn Boxes and 4″ x 8″ Large Scoop Style Popcorn Boxes

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Where We’ve Been: HBO Premieres and After Parties

March 12th, 2015 by Jennifer Doss

We’ve had the privilege of working with award winning event designer, Billy Butchkavitz, for over ten years, helping craft napkins for some of Hollywood’s hottest events, such as HBO’s annual Emmy and Golden Globes parties, and top rated HBO television show premieres.  Butchkavitz’s claim to fame is the eye-popping technicolor décor he has been creating for HBO events since 1999. With Butchkavitz, no detail is overlooked, including the perfect finishing touch to his gorgeous buffet and bar displays, our customized cocktail napkins. Throughout our relationship with Butchkavitz, we’ve had the honor of adding a custom look to several great events he has designed, fashioning napkins for premieres and after parties for some of HBO’s greatest shows, such as Togetherness, True Blood, and The Newsroom.

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We take pride in our partnership with customers like Butchkavitz and we are always interested to see where our products end up.  Whether being used in the office, at home, school, or somewhere else fun, we take joy in knowing that our products help to promote businesses, both big and small!

Interested in being featured on our blog? We’d love to talk about an order you’ve created with us and shine light on your business or organization! If interested, please send us an email with your information to social at printglobe dot com.

 


 

Products featured in this post: 2-Ply Colored Beverage Napkins and 3-Ply White Beverage Napkins.   

Interested in knowing more about our napkins? Please visit our Custom Printed Napkins page or call a dedicated account representative at 1-800-989-2181 for more information. We are here to help! 

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Annual iPad Contest Giveaway Winner Announced

February 18th, 2015 by Jennifer Doss

Our annual iPad giveaway contest has become an exciting tradition here at PrintGlobe. It’s a fun way to give back to our customers, and entering is a cinch. During the month of December, customers earned entries into the contest for every $200 spent at PrintGlobe.com. This year’s iPad winner, Eric Dunning, earned himself one entry with his custom ornament purchase, and walked away the winner of a brand new iPad!

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“Thank you so much for the iPad. The attached picture is of my fiancé and myself. She loves photography and sunsets, hence the scene. In September she mentioned wanting a tablet to edit pictures on and in January I got a phone call from you saying I had won an iPad. So I put my selfishness aside and gave it to her. PrintGlobe through your gift you blessed us both.

Oh yeah, the ornaments I ordered were awesome too. They were for a fundraiser and got a great response. Thank you to Matt at PrintGlobe who was very helpful.

Thanks again,

Eric”

We take pride in the custom orders we craft for customers such as Eric, and it’s an honor to be able to give back through contests such as this. From all of us here at PrintGlobe, congratulations Eric! We hope that your fiancé is loving her new gift!

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