Posts Tagged ‘halloween’

Halloween Office Party – Just the Trick?

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

When work life gets dull and boring and that Christmas office party just seems too far away, it might be a good idea to consider an office party celebrating other special events. Fall is the time when the weather turns and it gets colder outside. What better time to spice up your employee’s lives than to have a special Halloween office party! There are great way to set up a party, from encouraging costumes, offering specialty treats and foods and setting up games and activities. Remember, happy workers are productive workers.

The holiday season is upon us…

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

It’s September, and many people are already planning their holiday gift giving. Every year is starts earlier. Businesses are putting out their Halloween gifts sooner and even before October 31st, big retailers like Wal-Mart already have Christmas stuff in their stores. It’s really the retailers who set the season. They try to outdo one another. But regardless of how early it starts, there’s almost that large percentage of gift givers who wait until the last minute. It’s their right of passage.

Fall is Just Around the Corner…

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

If you look closely, the leaves are starting to turn.  Ok, you have to look really close. But back to school is less than 2 weeks ago. It’s early this year. Halloween and Christmas gift planning has already begun, especially for a busy gift basket business. Sample orders are arriving daily and new designs will be created shortly. Once photographed, they will be placed online asap. I can almost smell the cinnamon sticks!

Summertime and it’s almost gone…

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

The weather is horrible right now, and I’m thinking of how fast the summer is passing. Soon the leaves will be turning and kids will be back in school. The only satisfaction is knowing that business will pick up and we’ll be able to create some fantastic halloween and christmas gift baskets. I’d prefer to live in South Florida and run a gift basket business but that is not the luck I have. In the meantime, I’ll wait for the next sunny day and make sure i enjoy it to the fullest!

Halloween Ghosts and Goblins

Monday, July 14th, 2008

I was visiting my aunt the other day when I swear I saw little ghosts and goblins running around the streets.  It’s still July and yet, I’m already seeing the Halloween spookiness that is coming soon.  I’m sure it was my imagination but it felt real. Maybe i’ve been looking too much at gift catalogs for products to include in our holiday halloween gift baskets.  Maybe I need more sleep.  January can’t come soon enough!

Halloween Gifts – in July?

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Who plans for Halloween in July? Retailers, that’s who – especially those of us in the gift industry!(Actually large retailers such as those big box stores have already completed their planning for Halloween months ago). I’m currently reviewing last year’s gift designs and going over the numbers, looking for the strong sellers and identifying the less popular designs. Once I compare this information with our historical data over the past few years I’ll be ready to really focus and get down to business. Have a peek at some corporate halloween gift giving information.

Christmas Gift in July

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

There’s a trend nowadays to have a party and give Christmas gifts in the summer.  I think it’s just an excuse to give a gift.  The people who do this still celebrate regular Christmas.  It isn’t a replacement holiday, it’s just an excuse to have another reason to give a gift basket in a month with no holidays.  Sending a baby gift basket is always an option, unless you don’t know of any babies being born.  Father’s Day is over and Halloween or Thanksgiving are too far away.  It’s also an excuse to give a unique gift that might not be possible in the winter months.  A margarita gift basket, or sunshine-themed candy bouquet are completely appropriate in the summer but might seem out of place in the winter.  It’s also easier to give a summer sports themed gift in the warm summer months, like a golf gift.  It’s not necessarily a bad idea, and can really help people to express their affection or appreciation to other people.