Going crazy with your business image.

It’s so easy to go crazy at Christmas isn’t it? You can have so many decorations and go totally over the top and it still looks great! You can have your tree, bunting, nativity scene, advent calendars, lights, garlands, things hanging from the ceiling and stuck on your windows, decorations outside and in every room.…

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Make an impact in the dark.

Isn’t it amazing how much lights are used around Christmas? Not only do we stick them on our trees, but we decorate our windows, stick lights outside, light advent candles, buy Christmas scented candles and add fairy lights along mantlepieces and down stairs. Of course, if you’re in the UK then it’s getting colder and…

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Your brand is like a Christmas Tree

  How do you decorate your business? Do you take as much care over it as you do decorating your Christmas Tree? Carefully unwrapping the tissue paper and placing each item in just the right place before you stand back with your glass of wine and sweet mince pie and double check that everything is…

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Office baubles

Today I give you four Christmas Decorations. For the best results, print them on coloured card. You could also use these as gift tags. These are to remind you to decorate your own business – and not just for Christmas.   “Thy leaves are so unchanging” – O Christmas Tree The first verse of this…

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Decorations

It feels like a lot more people than usual are putting their Christmas decorations up in early December. We don’t – we put ours up about a week before Christmas so that the tree will last. We do get the nativity set out and the Advent Sleigh (wooden sleigh with sacks in for each day…

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6 Ideas to help your business stand out like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Yesterday I popped to the supermarket with my daughter and as we were putting the trolley away I noticed that there were some reindeers on the other side, so of course we went to take a look. They were Dasher and Prancer and they were lovely. Reindeers have beautiful faces. In “Rudolph the Red Nosed…

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Four tips for running surveys

On Saturday we went to the National Trust property, Cragside, in Northumberland. We’d not been in over five years but having fairly recently become National Trust members we’d decided a visit was well overdue. It was lovely. The house was closed for the winter, but that was fine. We went for lunch and a walk…

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11 Colours: Blue

Colour is really really important in design. There are only 11 basic colour terms although there are MILLIONS of colours so it’s essential to spend some time looking at your colours and making sure that they create the right impression for your business. Here is the next instalment in the 11 colours series. This month is all about blue.  Blue is about the…

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How do you get your balloons on the wall?

On Monday, my daughter turned 5 (wow!) So on the Sunday we had a birthday tea with her Grandparents, which meant that I did lots of baking and Daddy blew up lots of balloons. (Check out my Pirate cake, I was very proud of myself!!) The balloons were a real hit, my Dad started sticking to them…

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Blending your brand for consistency

This week it’s half term, so my daughter’s off school and we’ve been meeting friends, spending time with family and enjoying being together. You can tell she’s missing school though as we now have an interest table on the back of the rocking horse, she’s counting EVERYTHING in sight and the letters on the fridge…

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