Community, Education and Our Future

Sometimes it isn’t about the name tags. Sometimes, it’s just about helping our community.

Every year, as part of our way of celebrating the holidays, Coller Industries looks at how we can give back to our community. In the past we have given to different organizations and foundations, such as the Alaska Whale Foundation, to aid in their efforts. But, every year we always give to the Granite Education Foundation. This tradition of giving has been going on for nearly ten years.

giving back to our coller industries community through granite education foundation

To date, we have given over $57,000 to this fantastic foundation.

Coller Industries received a thank you letter from the Granite Education Foundation. The letter is from Brent Severe, CEO of the Granite Education Foundation. It reads as follows:

“Thank you for investing in futures through your generous donation to the Granite Education Foundation for programs in Granite School District. Because of you, more students can pursue an education in an environment that cultivates excellence. Your generosity creates possibilities, and your kindness nurtures engaged learning which will enrich education opportunities for our youth.”

While it isn’t about the money, it is about helping. We value education here at Coller Industries. And we want to make sure that everyone gets the education they need; this includes family, friends and neighbors alike.

The letter also states, “The Granite Education Foundation has been established to supplement the excellent programs in Granite District’s schools, to help provide the highest classroom opportunities for each child, and for teacher excellence awards. Know that you are helping dreams come true.”

The Coller family and their employees take pride in knowing we have reached out to our surrounding community. We will continue to do so in the hopes that we are helping our friends and neighbors. And we are also aiding in the education and celebration of our children.

As Gary Coller, President of Coller Industries, says, “(Donations make) us more responsible in the community. And hopefully, our customers appreciate when they see that we give back.”

From product donations to monetary help, the time we spend investing in education, our children and our community means a great deal to us.

Giving More Than Name Tags

The season of giving is in the air, and so are name tags!

With this being the season for giving, Coller Industries enjoys stretching out a helping hand. And while we donate our time and products all year round, this season is especially important. Giving and gratefulness go hand in hand! So we would like to express this gratuity. So, thank you to all of the organizations to which we provide donations, and Circles of Salt Lake is no exception.

circles of salt lake and coller industries giving and name tag donations

Circles of Salt Lake, as part of Circles USA, “believes no one should live in poverty. We believe strongly the responsibility for both poverty and prosperity rests not only in the hands of individuals, but also with societies, institutions, and communities. Our mission is to inspire and equip families and communities to thrive and resolve poverty.”

Ryan Gregersen, Coach and Program Coordinator at Circles Salt Lake, says, “Circles is a national initiative, new to Salt Lake. And we are excited to serve our community.”

With being the go-to specialist for all personal identification needs, Coller Industries enjoys donating name tags and other custom items. These items go to those who reach out to their communities. Part of our community of caring means that we also give back to the community.

plastic full color name tags with logo giving and name tag donationsWe provided Circles with Full Color Name Tags.

We print on a polar white plastic to make our thermal transfer process boost and brighten every color. This process will make your images and logos print in crisp, bright full color.

“Thank you for the donation of name tags!” exclaimed Gregersen. “These have been incredibly useful as we are just getting off the ground with our Salt Lake office, and are beginning to grow awareness about Circles in our community. In just the few days we’ve had the name tags, we’ve worn them to (several) conferences. They have helped in starting conversations about our organization. And this has led to building partnerships with community agencies, finding participants for our program, and recruiting volunteers.”

circles of salt lake staff wearing donated name tags as part of giving

Whether it is name tags, personalized ribbons or lanyards, Coller Industries strives to show our gratuity through seasonal and year-round giving! And, we hope that all of our customers have a happy holiday season.

How to Use Name Tags at Your Christmas Party

Liven your office Christmas party using name tags!

The holidays are here again, and that means it is time to plan your office Christmas party. Each year you look for ways to make your Christmas party different or better than last year’s. That means changing the food, gifts, decorations or activities. Name tags are versatile products that can enhance a company’s celebrations in many ways.

Green table placement name tag for a Christmas party.

Here are three ways name tags can add variety to your corporate Christmas party and bring more holiday cheer to you and your colleagues.

Dining

Placement name tags add class to your dining room table. Each employee’s name is laser engraved into a metal or plastic name tag, in an elegant font of your choice.

Serving wine or cocktails at your event? Wine tags help distinguish one person’s glass from another. Party attendees attach a tag with their name engraved on it to the bottom of their wine or cocktail glasses so they can easily find them again. Name tags also serve as labels for a banquet table or potluck so attendees know which food is what.

Games

Exchanging white elephant gifts at your Christmas party? Name tags make it easy to draw a person’s name to see who gets to choose a gift first. And unlike with paper strips, you won’t have to rewrite their names again next year.

If you want to have a different activity this year, there are several games you and your coworkers can play with blank name tags. Have each person draw a picture of something that represents them. Then, have everyone guess which picture belongs to whom. Or, write a question on each blank tag and give it to each person to pin on their shirt. Everyone then has to answer the question pinned on the person they’re talking to while they socialize. Be careful which markers you use as some markers may be permanent.

Name tags as Christmas party favors.Gifts

Name tags make classy gifts, and having every employee wear a name tag that includes your business logo creates company unity and solidifies branding. You may choose the color, font and fastener for your name tags. And, you decide whether to have an employee’s name engraved or leave the name tag blank.

Already bought your employees Christmas presents for this year? A beautiful gift tag will make them feel extra special. Tape a name tag to a wrapped present or attach it to a gift bag. Ribbons make great gift tags as well.

However you choose to celebrate the holidays, name tags can enhance your office Christmas party experience.

Fun, Trendy Holiday Ornaments

Custom shape name tags are perfect holiday ornaments!

It has become a tradition in many homes to decorate a hand-crafted ornament each year for Christmas trees and other holiday decorations. So, why not make your holiday ornaments easier this year with some custom shaped name tags?

using custom shape name tags for holiday ornaments and tree decorations

From snowmen to trees and stars to reindeer, custom shapes are perfect holiday ornaments! Or, add an extra bit of flair to your corporate name tags with a unique shape. Choose a shape that highlights your logo or goes with one of our many stock shape choices. A custom shaped name tag is a great way to draw attention to your company in a world of rectangle badges.

A name tag with a custom shape, color and size make a visual verification of the name tag easier. These name tags draw the customers’ eyes straight to you, leaving them with nothing to wonder. The different shapes or sizes will help make your name tag stand out from the crowd. Just let your imagination run wild and design a badge that will separate you from your competition.

But, don’t limit these shapes to just the office!

Share them with your family and friends on your Christmas tree or by giving them away as presents. From holiday greetings to a special someone’s name, these creative holiday ornaments are sure to be a hit with anyone. Choose a color to match each shape, and we’ll engrave names or any other text you may want.

If you order a blank badge, customize each shape with a permanent marker, stickers or anything that you might have around your home. Add names, drawings, images or write down memories with a permanent marker.

Once you choose a name tag or badge for your ornament, make sure to add some personalized ribbon for hanging it on your tree! Just attach the ribbon to the back of the tag to for easy displaying. Or, hang it anywhere that you want to showcase your homemade talents.

thanksgiving and holiday ornaments for place settings and other decorations
using custom shape name tags for holiday ornaments, decorations and corporate branding
halloween and holiday ornaments for place settings and other decorations

From Halloween and Thanksgiving to Christmas and other holidays, these custom shape holiday ornaments are perfect for any workplace or home.

Create A Photo Album in 5 Steps

A photo album made from badge holders is the perfect holiday gift!

using badge holders to create a festive holiday photo albumWith the holidays coming, people are looking for a creative way to display their pictures. And, many people look forward to receiving homemade gifts for the holidays. Here’s a great little tutorial on how to make a mini photo album for those wanting to see your holiday pictures!

Follow these five, easy steps to create your photo album.

Badge holders are perfect for this cute craft. And, every year people take so many photos that these will come in handy not only for the holidays but year round.

Step 1

Choose the badge holder size that you would prefer for your book. Yes, this step is that simple, but we do carry several different sizes and badge holder types that it is going to take a bit to decide what will work best for your project.

Step 2

Either work with the inserts that can be ordered with the badge holders, or make a template so you can trim each picture to the correct size. The photos will need to be cut to fit either the badge holder or any insert you want to fit into the album.

Step 3

using badge holders as a creative and festive holiday photo albumFind the pictures you want to use and place them in order. Are you focusing on a theme for your photo album? Maybe you’re creating this for a grandparent so that it should be full of pictures of their grandchildren. Or, perhaps you’re making this for a Christmas present, so you want holiday pictures. Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter, the list goes on! Whatever your theme, make sure your photos match.

Place your pictures in order. Before you start filling your badge holders with priceless memories, remember that sometimes arrangement is essential. The organization will depend on your theme for your album.

Step 4

Start stuffing! Don’t forget that badge holders are clear and you can use both sides to display pictures. And, don’t limit yourself to just photos. Use the inserts to create unique messages for the recipient. With someone a happy birthday or Merry Christmas right in the middle of all the festive pictures.

using badge holders with dry erase markers for a school book or photo albumAnother great idea is to use the badge holders with a dry erase marker. Scrawl out a cute message and then have a child sign it right on the badge holder. Or, if this album is a gift for a child, include pages that they can draw on with the dry erase markers.

Step 5

using badge holders and personalized ribbons to create a festive holiday photo albumSecure the badge holders together. Use some of our custom ribbon rolls to tie all your pictures together. Not only will the photos leave a lasting impression, but personalized ribbons are a great touch. There are so many ways to use ribbon to tie it all together. With the different punched holes and slots in each badge holder, creativity is key to finishing this project.

From creative, personalized ribbons to the final photo album, your loved ones are sure to enjoy this easy and fun craft for their holiday presents!