Celebrating Christmas, Ribbons 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!

Decorating Your Office & Corporate Gifting

Did you know that the rules that apply to decorating your office also apply to corporate gifting?

decorating and branding go hand in hand when it comes to corporate giftingFrom wrapping to branding, custom ribbons are perfect for decorating. You have heard it from us before, custom ribbons are essential for the holidays. And you have also heard that corporate gifting is a must for nearly every business. So, the key to maintaining these necessary relationships is remembering to customize your ribbons with the right information.

But, although you may have been giving back to your clients for many years, you may not know all there is to corporate gifting. So, here are some helpful hints when considering your corporate gifting (and decorating) this year.

We’ve said it before, don’t forget about proper marketing and branding.

There are many reasons for corporate gifting that range from thanking customers for their business to recognizing employees for outstanding work. But, the primary goal seems always to be the same. It is to sustain relationships and deepen the personal connection between the giver and the recipient.

Most companies agree that this fundamental reason is an opportunity to share your holiday cheer, connect with your clients and strengthen employee ties. Recruiting, retention and development are three other great reasons to give a corporate gift.

use custom ribbon rolls for decorating at your office this holiday seasonBut, what does that have to do with decorating your office for the holidays? Well, that branded ribbon you now have lying around after wrapping all your corporate gifts is the perfect solution!

Use your leftover ribbon rolls to wrap up your office for the holidays. From the front reception desk to office doors, don’t leave anything without a bit of cheer attached. Make fun, festive bows to attach to the top of computers and hang on the wall. Or, cut little strips as table scatter for the luncheon you surely have planned to celebrate the holiday with your colleagues.

Don’t limit yourself to ribbon rolls. Grab some badge ribbons left from your last conference and start handing them out. They are great for bookmarks and other decorating around your office or store. Or, hang a fancy rosette ribbon on a door instead of a wreath!

custom award plaques and name plates are a great corporate gift idea, and they can add to office decoratingAnd, remember that it isn’t always about the newest tech gadget or the latest candy fad.

Sometimes, the most memorable gift you can give is something personalized. From a fancy new name plate to custom award plaques, we have that unique gift for that special individual. And, once you choose the perfect corporate gift, keep your decorating perfect with custom branded ribbons!

Balloons & Creative Ribbons

Whether it’s a birthday party or wedding, no event is complete without balloons!

add personal details to ribbons and use them as streams for balloons while decoratingFrom simple accents to more elaborate centerpieces, custom ribbons and balloons are perfect for a personalized look. And, with tons of ribbon roll colors to choose from, we have something for everyone. Here are some creative ideas to get you started with decorating using your ribbons and balloons!

Ribbon Ties, Bows and Other Accents

use fun bright ribbon rolls to accent balloons you are decorating withUse fun, bright ribbons to secure balloons to a table or other decorative spot. Run a ribbon from the base of each balloon to the table and secure it with a piece of tape or by tying it around a balloon weight. These ribbons should complement or match the balloons so as not to detract from the rest of the decorations. Use multiple strands per balloon for added fun. Or tie pretty bows to the base of each balloon.

If you are hosting a wedding, add unique details to each custom ribbon such as names, dates and other bride and groom favorites. And, for birthday parties, use the recipient’s favorite colors to add accents to each balloon. But no matter what your event is, get creative in how you customize the ribbon rolls.

Get Creative!

Try draping sheer fabric over the top of the balloon and secure it to the base of the balloons with personalized ribbon. Or, wrap each balloon with a festive and personalized message. Need an elegant look? Layer two different ribbon types like organza and single face satin to make your colors and message pop.

use ribbon rolls and balloons to create unique decorations for your next eventDecorations can include a color theme. This is where the planning gets really fun! Order custom ribbon rolls in the theme colors and add text that indicates what your event is. Ribbon rolls can be used to make unique wall decorations by hanging ribbons from balloons to create a curtain effect. Or use this idea to accent a doorway or entrance to the party.

No matter how you use them, balloons are always a fun accessory for any party! And, now make them even more creative with personalized ribbon rolls.

Beyond The Office & Classroom

From ribbon rolls to rosettes, nothing says office fun quite like a ribbon.

There is never a dull moment when ribbons are in play. And why should the kids be the only ones to play for back-to-school? Bring some of that fun into your office with custom and stock ribbons. From award ribbons to badge ribbons, every office can benefit from some of these bright promotional tools.

Give Yourself That Well-Deserved Award

give an office award for a job well done with these rosette ribbonsChoose from a wide selection of rosette and classic ribbons for any reward type which you might need. It doesn’t even have to be for an event. Just reward yourself for a job well done when finishing up your back-to-school shopping. Rosette ribbons are a great way to give yourself that pick me up you need. Or, go with an award ribbon that is so colorful your kids are going to get jealous!

And, don’t forget your coworkers. Get them in on some of this ribbon fun, too. Give out prizes for your favorite coworkers and your boss. Or, surprise everyone with a splash of color on their desk for no reason at all.

Get Creative With Ribbon Rolls

ribbon rolls are perfect for gifts and decorating around the officeFrom decorating a coworker’s desk to creating fun whiteboards in the break room, ribbon rolls are the perfect answer for any decorating your office may need. Choose from tons of colors and several ribbon types to find the ideal match for whichever need you have. Or, combine different ribbon rolls for a unique look.

You can also make fun gifts for those in your office who have children returning to school. Ribbon bookmarks are great for adults too. Or tie up a bag of goodies to say welcome back from the weekend. Everyone in your office is sure to enjoy your thoughtfulness.

But, no matter your ribbon choice, remember that even though the kids are going back to school, you deserve a treat for your office!

3 Easy Decorating Tips for Any Wedding

From centerpieces to the cake, decorating for a wedding is fun.

Personalized ribbons pair perfectly with any event. And that includes a wedding! Use custom ribbons on your party favors, for your invitation cards, and, of course, in all of your decorating.

single face satin ribbon rolls used for decorating flower arrangementsCustomize ribbon rolls with the bride and groom’s names, the wedding date and any other details about the day. Or choose a romantic phrase such as Forever Begins Today or True Love Is The Greatest Adventure. Match the ribbons to the wedding theme by choosing colors that either match or complement them.

One thing to take into consideration when getting ribbon rolls for your wedding decorating is the size of the ribbon. Wider ribbons are used to decorate cakes, tables and chairs. Use skinnier ribbons for centerpieces, flowers and party favors. So, make sure to pick the width that best matches what your needs are. And don’t be afraid to mix the widths to create a unique creation in your decorating.

ribbon rolls used in decorating chairs at a weddingTables, Chairs and Walls

From ribbon backdrops to simple table centerpieces, personalized ribbons are perfect for all your decorating needs. Spice up a photo booth with colorful, custom ribbons. Add a unique flair to tables with cheerful and detailed ribbons tied around candle holders or even silverware.

Make seating arrangements with specially made ribbons for the bride and groom. Or wrap ribbons around the back of all the seats for a more traditional approach. Drape ribbons across or around each table for added charm.

ribbon rolls are perfect for party favors and other decorating at a weddingEveryone enjoys a thank you.

Party favors are extremely popular with wedding guests. And, making these gifts part of your decorating adds a unique charm. Wrap ribbon rolls around small bags of goodies or a box with a special treat. Or, use other custom ribbons a bit more creatively. Use full-color ribbons for a fun keepsake. Add pictures or graphics to make these ribbons something special and give them to attendees, so they remember your special day.

use custom ribbons for decorating with flowers at a weddingAnd, of course, a wedding isn’t complete without flowers!

From boutonnieres to the bridal bouquet, ribbon rolls enhance even the smallest flowers at a wedding. Add custom wedding information to any ribbon for your personalized look. Create a romantic and ornate bouquet of flowers by adding a trail of flowing personalized ribbons. Wrap flower stems with your color and fabric choice. Hang small flower bunches from tables and wall fixtures for a fun and festive feel.

Planning a wedding takes time and a lot of patience. But, no matter how simple or how lavish your wedding is, personalized ribbons will make any wedding unforgettable.