In the Olden Days

Promotional Plastic Pens for a New Generation

picture of a promotional plastic penMy daughter asked me yesterday if pens were around when I was a boy…”in the olden days”… That cracked me up – the perception of time and place, and how children have very little concept of where they are in the Universe and of what occurred before them. Continue reading

The Secret Life of Dad

Promotional Clocks – Marking a third of our Lives

picture of a custom promotional clockAs the sole male in my house, I live a life that is strangely immersed yet distinct from my family. There are discussions I am not aware of, and deals and arrangements that do not include me. Does that sound bad? Like I’ve been excluded from the bossom of my kith and kin? Continue reading

Nothing Less than Fine Bone China

Promotional Paper Cups over China

promo paper-cupA century ago, people would’ve scoffed at the prospect of drinking from a promotional paper cup (or paper cup of any description!). Mind you, walking on the moon and journeying to the bottom of the ocean were also pie in the sky endeavours. But filling a vessel made of paper and not expecting a soaking was beyond their thinking. Even as a child, I remember my grandparents refusing to drink tea from anything less than a fine bone china mug, such was their entrenched attitude. Continue reading

Bittersweet Fathers’ Day

Trilby Hats Bridging the Promotional Headwear Generations

picture of promotional headwear with embroidered logoFather’s day was bittersweet round my house yesterday. Having lost my own father last year, I faced a day without contemplating my own loss, assuming that it was just me, the lone Dad in our nuclear family.

I didn’t have to buy a card, gift or make a phone call, and that was great, huh? Well, not really. Continue reading