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The 2013 Year-End Party Wrap-Up: Leg Warmers, Giveaways, Awards & More!

by Falon
16. December 2013 16:23
FalonLast Friday (the 13th - yikes!!) we celebrated 2013 at our annual Baudville Year-End Party. This was my 8th foray into the year-end festivities. I speak from experience when I say of all the parties at the 'ville throughout the year, this is the one you don't want to miss; it's filled with great prizes, good food, lots of laughs, and of course some sincere recognition and appreciation. And this year did not disappoint! Here are some highlights:

- In celebration of our 30th Anniversary as a company, our party theme was built around the year Baudville began: 1983. Our tables were named after popular 80s movies, the centerpieces were filled with popular 80s candy, glow sticks, and fluorescent fingerless gloves. We played 80s trivia as a table and guessed if our co-workers were born before, after, or in 1983 – a great way to break the ice and get to know each other better!

- The prizes at the Year-End Party are always top-notch. This year the big ticket items were a PS4 and an Xbox One. Altogether there were about 20 prizes given out, and watching our CFO dash back and forth across the room with prizes and drawings is almost as fun as winning something!

- Each year at the Year-End Party, we present our INSPIRE award to two manager-nominated individuals who best exemplify our core values. This year, the first award was presented to a very deserving individual who has been with the company for many years. She's a team player, always willing to help, and does her job with great attention to the details. Our CEO and CFO surprised our second winner (the HR Manager who plans the event!) – complete with a dummy trophy to throw her off from what was actually happening that evening. It was fun to see the shock on her face! The fact that they would go to such lengths to make it a special evening for both of the winners is proof of the leadership's admiration and appreciation for these two individuals.

As always, the Baudville Year-End Party was a great time to let loose, enjoy some time with co-workers and friends, and applaud another year well-done. Cheers to a great 2014!



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As a team member since 2005, Falon has worn just about every hat the 'ville has to offer. She's seen both sides of working life — as an employee and as a manager — so if it sounds like she knows what she's talking about, we're pretty sure that's why. When she's not juggling between the IDville and Baudville brands, she's been known to whip up a mean diorama - just like that!

Kimberly's Kitchen: Holiday Cookies

by kimberly
12. December 2013 11:00
kimberlyOne of my most favorite things about the holiday time is COOKIES. Every year, since I was a little girl, my mother and I would make holiday-shaped sugar cookies and frost and decorate them together. We always had the rule that every cookie had to be different, which made it extra-fun coming up with new decorating combinations!
Holiday Cookies
To this day, we still come together every holiday season to make cookies. And now my two boys join in and they have so much fun together making messes and memories. We even invite one of my son’s friends over so he can bring cookies home to his family.

Homemade treats are a great holiday gift option for co-worker gifts, boss gifts, teacher gifts, and for anyone on your list that you just want to give a little gift of thanks. I always like to grab the cute little treat boxes or bags from my local store and wrap them up for easy gift giving!

Check out the Kimberly's Kitchen Pinterest Board for some great recipes for holiday sugar cookies!

What are your family or office traditions that you look forward to every year?


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Kimberly is the Baudville Website Manager and star of our online product videos. She applies her knowledge of the web to create the ultimate online experience for Baudville customers.

There's Still Time to Shop and Save as Much as 60% on Employee Holiday Gifts!

by Allison
11. December 2013 09:30
AllisonIf you've been putting off shopping for employee year-end gifts—or you've just been too darn busy—you're in luck! There are still many Limited-Edition holiday gifts available in our workshop, and many of them are on sale at up to 60% off!

Looking for great stocking stuffers that are fun and useful for every day? Our Holiday Note Pad & Pen Gift Sets are as low as $2.50 each and they're packaged for team giving. Each set comes ready to give in a clear cello bag and has space on the back to write a note—no gift tag needed! They're the most affordable of all of our holiday gifts, so make sure to snap them up soon before some other savvy shopper does!
 
Want to send a special message your team while also providing a great keepsake? Our Holiday Character Pins are die-cut into holiday shapes for gifts that really stand out! Each card features a sentiment of appreciation, along with a coordinating lapel pin. Buy the Character Pins™ individually, and they're as low as $3.50 each. Or, buy the gift set that includes our best-selling presentation board, and you'll have an especially meaningful gift for as low as $10 each!

Wish you could give personalized holiday gifts at a reasonable price? Forget reasonable, how about unbeatable?! Our exclusive Spinner Ornaments remain a customer favorite year after year, and every one that's still in stock is on sale from 15-50% off now! Some are as low as $4.50 each. Add up to three lines of personalization on the back for just $5 more per piece and you have a one-of-a-kind gift that's still under $10!

But wait—there's more! Check out our entire selection of low-cost employee holiday gifts on sale here. And, don't worry, it's definitely not too late! Place and approve your purchase of in-stock items by 3:00 p.m. ET for personalized orders or 6:00 p.m. ET for standard orders and it will ship today. Wow, procrastination never paid off so-ho-ho-ho well, right?

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Allison is a self-proclaimed Copywriting Diva and has the certificate to prove it! She's been writing for Baudville for five years and has worked in a variety of business settings for 20 years. Before becoming a professional writer 13 years ago, Allison worked as a department manager where she used Baudville products to motivate her team. She's what we call a true believer!

How to Celebrate the Holidays and Year End with Your Business!

by Kendra
27. November 2013 10:14
Kendra

The holidays are just around the corner! And this year that’s ringing true more than ever with less than four weeks ‘til Christmas. If you just said “YIKES!” you’re not alone. But don’t sweat it. The Baudville elves are here to help!

Here are some of our suggestions to make your co-workers extra jolly while keeping your holidays stress-free.

1. Holiday gifts perfect for everyone on your list!
Our holiday gifts under $10 will make your recipients grin from ear to ear. Now 30% off and $5.57, our Character Pins tell a story of the appreciation you’ve had throughout the year. Shaped Notepad and Pen Gift Sets provide a practical gift for everyday use and the best part is they are only $5.95 each! However, my favorite gift under $10 is our latest edition of Twist Top Tumblers , our Glitter Twist Top Tumblers, only $9.95! These fun and useful gifts guarantee your gratitude sparkles.

2. Don’t know what you’re looking for? The Gift Finder does!
Baudville’s Gift Finder helps you discover the perfect gift for your occasion, recipient, or budget! Simply pick the occasion, theme, product category, or price and be amazed at the results. Still not sure what to give? Call the Baudville elves – they’re brimming with holiday suggestions! 1.800.728.0888.

3. Add an extra personal touch

Create a special moment for your recipient by adding your own personalized text to one of our popular gifts. We have hundreds of personalizable gifts that you can choose from so you get exactly what you want! A holiday favorite for many is our Spinner Ornaments. You can add a special message to the back of the ornament for an additional $5.00! Another favorite personalized gift is our Elegant Glass Clock where you can add three lines of personalization for free.

4. Ships Same-Day
If you place your order by 6 pm ET, Monday – Friday (except holidays) our in stock items ship the same day. Orders placed on Saturday and Sunday will be shipped the next business day. For many of our customers that means getting their order 2 days after they place it! Yes, we’re really that fast!

If you are ordering a personalized gift that gets engraved, approve your standard order proof by 3 pm ET and we’ll engrave and ship same day! All orders approved after 3 pm ET will ship the next business day. See our 100% satisfaction guaranteed page for more information.

5. Free Downloads
Our Free holiday downloads will add extra holiday cheer to your office. You can dress up your gifts with our Free Holiday Gift Tags, recognize your team in a fun way with our Holiday Certificates, or decorate the office with cheeky holiday sayings from our FREE Print and Post Downloads. Spread some free holiday cheer this year!  

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Kendra is Baudville's Product Coordinator. Using her awesome powers of organization and research, she brings new and innovative products to our customers. She is a recent graduate and is ready to help with your recognition wants and needs. Watch out, because this young professional just touched down at Baudville!

 

Our Top Five Employee Holiday Gifts will Make You Feel Merry!

by Allison
18. October 2013 14:00
AllisonIt's starts with Halloween, and the next thing you know, the year has snowballed! (Sorry, I couldn't help myself...)

All ho, ho, ho-ing aside, before we realize it, the holidays will be upon us. Do you need ideas for
employee holiday gifts? I can help with that!

If you're looking for...

Gifts They'll Use Every Day, you'll want to pick up our
Stocking Give Set. Your employees will love this festive gift filled with everyone's favorite desktop goodies: pencils, a sticky note pad, jumbo paper clips, and a pen/highlighter combo. Fun, functional, AND fuzzy? What's better than that?!

Low-Cost Gifts, you'll bring joy to your budget with our
Holiday Notepad and Pet Sets. They're packaged for team giving and come in at under $5 per set! Each features a shaped notepad and coordinating pen—tied with a bow for easy giving. Write a note on the back and your work is done!

Ready-to-Give Gifts, our
Character Pin and Presentation Board Gift Sets are Santa's Little Helpers! Each includes a special, die-cut Character Pin card with a great year-end message and beautiful pin. Add the Presentation Board and your gift is complete and ready to make an impression!



Keepsake Gifts, you might want to hurry. Our elves' newest creations are limited edition and going fast! Hand Painted Bulb Ornaments have a holiday message on the back and come in a stylish gift box. They're new this year and everyone is loving them!

One-of-a-Kind Gifts, you'll be happy to know that our
Spinner Ornaments can be personalized for just $5 each. Spinner Ornaments are some of our most popular employee gifts year over year. By adding each employees name and year to the back, you give a unique gift to each member of your team. Plus, they come in a really cool, matching presentation box that has space for a note inside.

Start
shopping for your "nice list" today and you'll be ready when 'tis the season!

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Allison is a self-proclaimed Copywriting Diva and has the certificate to prove it! She's been writing for Baudville for four years and has worked in a variety of business settings for 20 years. Before becoming a professional writer 12 years ago, Allison worked as a department manager where she used Baudville products to motivate her team. She's what we call a true believer!

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