Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Why Send Business Holiday Cards?


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Most business people are familiar with the idea of sending out holiday photo cards to friends and family. But the idea of sending business holiday cards does not seem to cross their minds. All in all, most businesses that have adopted the tradition of sending business holiday cards at Christmas can attest to the benefits that it can bring. In any case, with online platforms such as Mixbook, the cost of creating holiday cards is meager. If you have not thought about sending business holiday cards to people you work with, below are some of the reasons why you should do it this coming holiday season.

A Great Way to Say Thank You to Customers

Christmas provides us with an opportunity to thank those that have touched our lives I some way. If you are a business person, you can grab the opportunity to thank customers that have bought something from your business throughout the year. There is no better way of conveying your gratitude to your customers than through a business holiday card. Your esteemed customers will know that you value them, and this will go a long way in cementing their loyalty.

Strengthen Relations with Associates and Suppliers

There is no business that exists in isolation. All businesses rely on other businesses to achieve certain goals efficiently. The quality of the relationships that you have with suppliers and associates will have a significant impact on the overall success of your business. Sending business holiday cards to them gives you an opportunity to let them know that you value them, and this will go a long way in strengthening the relationships that you have built with them over the years.

Attracts Prospects

Business Holiday cards can also serve as a marketing tool. In other words, you can put your company's name out there and remind your prospects about your business. By sending the prospects a personalized message, they will see that you can go the extra mile to give them personal attention. As a result, they will want to know more about your business, and they may eventually become your customers.

Express Gratitude to Employees

Most people often underestimate the value that employees bring to their businesses. They forget that although employees may be happy with the monetary compensation, going a step further to thank them personally can boost their morale. If you are a business person, Christmas is an excellent moment for your express your gratitude's to your employees. Through business holiday cards, you can send them personalized thank you messages in addition to wishing them happy holidays.

The Bottom Line

In conclusion, it is clear that there is a lot that businesses can achieve by sending out business holiday cards to their suppliers, associates, employees, customers, and even prospective customers. Through business holiday cards, you can let them know how much they mean to your business and give them a reason to continue committing themselves to your business. If you are looking for a reliable platform on which you can create holiday photo cards for your business, then Mixbook is an excellent pick. Go to their website today and start designing fantastic business holiday cards.



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Monday, October 14, 2019

I Won’t Always Cry Mummy


While browsing the Facebook memories, I saw a post of mine 5 years ago when I shared a poem entitled "I Won’t Always Cry Mummy".

It is a very touching poem, especially for moms, about how time flies and why we need to cherish every moment we can spend with our little kids. Because one day they will not be so little anymore. We can no longer carry them. We can no longer find them inside our home. No scattered toys, no messy floor, no noisy kids.

So as much as we can, spend quality time with them. Play with them, get messy and noisy. For soon, one day, they will have their own friends, their own life and their own world.

I am praying that my son will never outgrow his love for me.

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I won’t always cry, Mummy,
When you leave the room,
And my supermarket tantrums,
Will end too soon.

I won’t always wake Daddy
For cuddles through the night
And one day you will miss
Having a chocolate face to wipe.

You won’t always wake to find my foot
Is kicking you out of bed
Or find me sideways on your pillow
Where you want to lay your head

You won’t always have to carry me
In asleep from the car,
Or piggy back me down the road,
When my little legs can’t walk that far.

So cherish every cuddle,
remember them all
One day Mummy
I won’t be this small

~ Stephanie Turner

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Lunch in a BuBee Lunch Jar Series 2019: Week 5


Sharing another wee of Lunch in a BuBee Lunch Jar Series 2019.

Here's the the Week 5 of Lunch in a BuBee Lunch Jar Series 2019.  Lunch baon for 3 for less than 100 pesos.

READ: What's in my Yumbox Series 2019: Week 4

July 08, 2019
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Lunch: pork estofado and buttered corn and carrots, and rice
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1/4 pork adobo cut - 50 pesos
half cup corn kernel - 15 pesos
1 small carrot - 5 pesos
onion, soy sauce, sugar, butter, oil, pepper, salt - available na sa kitchen
Total = 70 pesos
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July 09, 2019
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Lunch: pan-grilled chicken and sauteed carrots and cabbage, and rice
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3 pieces chicken thigh - 70 pesos
1/4 cababge - 10 pesos
1 small carrot - 5 pesos
onion, oil, pepper, salt - available na sa kitchen
Total = 85 pesos
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July 10, 2019


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Lunch: Pork menudo and rice
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1/4 pork menudo cut - 50 pesos
1 carrot - 5 pesos
4 pcs small potatoes - 10 pesos
1 small bell pepper - 3 pesos
1 small tomato sauce - 12 pesos
2 pieces hotdog
oil, pepper, salt - available na sa kitchen
Total = 80 pesos
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Full recipe: Pork Menudo Recipe

July 11, 2019


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Lunch: Homemade pork siomai and egg wrap rice
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1/4 pork giniling - 50 pesos
1 carrot - 5 pesos
1/2 pack wanton wrappers - 15 pesos
1 large egg - 7
oil, pepper, salt - available na sa kitchen
Total = 77 pesos
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July 12, 2019


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Lunch: Adobong puso ng saging and rice
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1/8 pork giniling - 25 pesos
1 small puso ng saging - 20 pesos
1 small sotanghon - 10 pesos
soy sauce, vinegar, oil, pepper, salt - available na sa kitchen
Total = 65 pesos
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That's for Lunch in a BuBee Lunch Jar Series 2019: Week 5. Please stay tune for the Week 6 of Lunch in a BuBee Lunch Jar Series 2019.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

When to Send Holiday Cards


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Holiday Cards

Unless you start planning the holiday early, sending cards can turn out to be stressful and tedious, especially if you have large quantities of mailing to do. Avoid the last-minute rush to the post office, or the additional rush shipping charges, and find out the perfect time frame to send out your greetings and season's best wishes. The holiday season has specific mail times you should adhere to in order to meet the deadline. Here are a few simple tips to help you stay on track when sending out your holiday photo cards.

Mailing List

Save time and make your work easier by organizing your mailing list first. This includes taking some time to gather all addresses that you'll send cards to, in order to hasten this process. To ensure the process goes smoothly, have all the addresses aligned with the corresponding names and any other detail you might require.

When sending out cards, find out the proper way to address the recipient. You will not address a card to your close friend the same way you address that of a colleague or neighbor. Pay attention to the title you bestow upon them, and if they have a professional title, include it in the card.

The Message

Whatever goes inside the card is just as important as the presentation. It's still acceptable to copy a message and customize it for your recipient, but it would be best to write a personal, heartfelt message that reflects your relationship with the recipient. You can then add some creative and inspirational messages to make the card unforgettable. The holiday season is a cheerful time, so make this the background tone of your message. Add a unique, holiday phrase to make the message stand out and give it a light touch.

Choose an appropriate closing message and sign the holiday card before stuffing it inside the envelope. The ideal way to close should be based on your relationship with the recipient. For example, the closing will be super friendly and light for close friends and family, but professional for business associates and colleagues. Find a personalized holiday sticker and seal the envelope before sending it.

The Art of Timing

Always send out your holiday cards on time to avoid the risk of cards arriving too late. Depending on where your recipient is, send cards 2 or 3 weeks in advance. For example, Christmas cards should be sent out in the first week of December. Be careful not to send cards too early as it may appear overzealous. As such, Christmas cards should not arrive before thanksgiving.

If you are sending cards to friends or family living outside your state or overseas, send it well in advance. Ensure you understand the shipping times, and logistics, to get the timing perfect. For Christmas, send the cards at the start of November to cover unexpected delays and give it sufficient shipping time.

Mixbook

Mixbook is your go-to expert for anything that helps you share your life's most cherished moments. You can find creative ideas, and thoughtful gifts to help you create endless moments of inspiration with your loved ones. They are easy to work with and have outstanding customer service. If you're planning to send out a holiday card this coming season, share the joy with Mixbook!

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Monday, October 7, 2019

What's in my Yumbox Series 2019: Week 5

Hello Monday! Sharing another week of What's in my Yumbox Series 2019.

Here's the Week 5 of the simple baon ideas.
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Snack:  Japanese pancake (his fave), Oreo cookies + Birch Tree choco drink (not in the photo)
Lunch: rice, pork estofado, buttered corn and carrots, banana slices + marshmallows

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July 9, 2019
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Snack:  Ensaymada mongo + Yakult Light
Lunch: rice, pan grilled chicken, carrot and cabbage mix, apple slices and grapes

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July 10, 2019
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Snack:  pancake, bacon +  C2 greentea sugar free
Lunch: rice, pork menudo, apple and cucumber sticks with japanese mayo dip

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July 11, 2019
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Snack:  burger + Pocari Sweat
Lunch: egg wrap rice with spam, siomai, grapes and apple slices

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July 12, 2019

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Snack:  pam with mayo sandwich, dewberry cookies + C2 greentea sugarfree
Lunch: rice, fried chicken, adobong puso ng saging with sotanghon, banana and marshmallows

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That's for What's in my Yumbox Series 2019: Week 3. Please stay tune for the Week 6 of What's in my Yumbox Series 2019.

P.S.: I have created a Facebook Group page for MoMaye's Baon Diary. You can join and share your bento baon creations too. I would definitely love to see yours too.

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