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Make Thanksgiving Table Questions Fun!

I can hear the groans when the question comes up: What are you most thankful for this year?…..but the things that we hear can be amazing, fun, interesting, heart-wrenching and incredible. So, don’t pass this one up.fall002

Want to get some fun conversations going? Here are some starters:

  • Who is the most fun person at the table and why?
  • What movies did you read this year?
  • Books read and couldn’t put down?
  • Pretend you just won a million dollars. What’s the first thing you would buy?
  • If you’re not a parent , what do you think is the hardest thing about being a parent?

 

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Gift Giving at it’s worst.

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I was reading Quora.com and a woman was asked what’s the worst gift she ever received? Her answer, a rose!

A rose.

She had mentioned to him that she didn’t like receiving flowers, because of her love of nature, so in his mind this was something she’d appreciate a plastic rose. I guess that’s she’ll think very carefully before she speaks next time. Though it was a thoughtful gift, I guess.

I have heard that the Zen gurus say, if you see a flower that you love don’t pick it, because by picking it it dies and it ceases to be what you love.

roseI think about that every time I want to pick a flower and put it in my hair. I know it’ll be dead in a matter of minutes, but I love having a flower in my hair. It feels so exotic and I’m not yet so evolved.

 

A cappuccino maker.

capuccinoThis one made me laugh out loud. So what’s the problem? A cappuccino maker is such a great gift-idea. The problem was, she didn’t drink coffee or cappuccino. When she asked her husband about the thought behind the gift he said it’s because “you love cappuccino”. She then reminded him that that was his ex-wife! Yikes, wonder if she’s now his new ex-wife?As you may be aware, I’m into gifts and gift-giving. It is my passion. I love to give and receive really great presents.

 

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Best Things about Thanks-Giving.

 

  1. Family and Friends
  2. Creating lasting memories
  3. Family timechristmas-gift-basket
  4. Lunch, dessert, dinner and dessert again!
  5. Football
  6. Food induced coma and an afternoon nap.

 

 

 

Did you know?

Thanksgiving Holiday Statistics Data

  • fall3The total number of Turkeys eaten on Thanksgiving Day 51,150,000
  • Total U.S. spending on Thanksgiving dinner food $2,875,000,000
  • Average household spending on Thanksgiving dinner $56.18
  • Average household spending on Thanksgiving weekend $312
  • Number of families that will travel for Thanksgiving 39,000,000
  • Average cost per pound of Turkey $1.15

 

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Thanksgiving Heart-to-Heart

Some great thing to talk about on Thanksgiving….did you know?

Thanksgiving Holiday Statistics Data

  • Total number of Turkeys eaten on Thanksgiving Day 51,150,000
  • Total U.S. spending on Thanksgiving dinner food $2,875,000,000
  • Average household spending on Thanksgiving dinner $56.18
  • Average household spending on Thanksgiving weekend $312
  • Number of families that will travel for Thanksgiving 39,000,000
  • Approximate Average cost per pound of Turkey $1.15

But actually, these are more important:

  • Who is the most fun person at the table and why?
  • What movies did you read this year?
  • Books read and couldn’t put down?
  • Pretend you just won a million dollars. What’s the first thing you would buy?
  • If you’re not a parent , what do you think is the hardest thing about being a parent?

And of course: What are you most thankful for this year? I can hear the groans…..but the things that we hear can be amazing, fun, interesting, heart-wrenching and incredible. So, don’t pass this one up.

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How to Build Customer Loyalty

Here’s how to Build Loyalty

Potential customers need items that can make them remember your company brand or image. There needs to be a token of appreciation and an extraordinary benefit, if you want to stand out from the competition.

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There are so many others in your field that are not providing these small extras to attract customers and to make a connection with your company. This can help brand your company, and communicate your style of business.

A Corporate Gifting Strategy

Employing a corporate gifting strategy is one of the best investments your company can make, it is unexpected, can be one of the most exciting part of your job and it can make your life so much more fun and easier.

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Come Bearing Gifts – Create Loyalty

How to Build Loyal Customer?

Come bearing gifts!

Basic Steps to  Building Relationships

Have you ever seen a food frenzy at the office? Someone brings in bagels or donuts and everyone is instantly hungry and can’t stop thanking the generous giver.
The same way we maintain friendships – by giving of our time, our resources and ourselves is the same method to use for our customers.pop-by

Potential customers need items that can make them remember your company brand or image. There needs to be a token of appreciation and some type of benefit – sometimes extraordinary gift giving, sometimes not so much. Almost always, it’s the ordinary that maintains relationships – a chat, a note, showing up with popcorn, tea and cookies or a bagel and cream cheese.

A Client Touch Gift

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If you want to stand out from the competition. There are so many others in your field that are not providing these small extras to attract customers and to make a connection with your company. This can help brand your company, and communicate your style of business.

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What to give a Cancer Survivor?

I believe that the Best Gift Is a Lasting Memory –  laughter, kindness, handwritten notes, inspirational quotes, a book of poems.

There are times that sending a handwritten note or a card to someone who is dealing with cancer can have lasting memories. It shows that you cared enough to take the time, in this crazy/busy world to sit down at your desk  to write inspirational words of encouragement.

A compilation of your favorite poems, or ones you know she may enjoy, will be something she’ll cherish for years to come. Click on the link and check out some of my favorites.

Here are some gift ideas that can inspire or cheer up a friend  who is going through chemotherapy. It is at this time that she will need all the support that you can offer. It doesn’t need to be expensive, it can be simply be:

1. A  magazine subscription  will keep her inspired with greabreast cancert stories, fashion and beauty. There are so many to choose from and this is such an affordable gift that can last a full year. She will think about your kindness every time she received this gift.

2. A series or film trilogy that she hasn’t yet seen or one she would enjoy seeing again.

3. Give Her A reason to laugh.

Laughter is the best medicine – a comedy DVD or taking her to a stand-up live show that would keep her laughing. Researchers at California’s Loma Linda University  looked at adults in their 60s and 70s, measuring their stress levels and short-term memory

The study showed lower levels of cortisol, the “stress hormone,” after wLaughter1atching the videos. The non-humor group’s stress levels decreased just slightly. Other stu
dies have also shown even more health benefits of laughter. Studies found that a sense of humor can protect against heart disease, lower cortisol, lower stress, and benefits leading to a better quality of life. Incorporating time to laugh with with friends, watching comedy can enhance learning ability and memory.

4. Beauty items – i.e. nail polish or even a skin brush. One of the claims is that there are benefits to skin brushing. It can be done at home or may be offered at spas and can possibly help: