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Leighmans Announces Ten Years of Success in Branded Gifts Sector

Incentives and rewards specialist Leighmans this week announces that it is celebrating ten years in the gifts and rewards industry.

Darren Leigh founded the Bury-based business a decade ago and the company has enjoyed exponential success since. Demand for innovative, different and best selling products which help companies to incentivize their staff and customers.

Since its foundation a decade ago Leighmans has gone from strength to strength and today enjoys a strong reputation in the industry for innovative products and solutions.

In addition to establishing itself as one of the industry’s leading players, Leighmans has enjoyed exponential financial success. The company is set to exceed the £1 million turnover level this year.

Darren Leigh, Leighmans.com founder and managing director, commented: “It’s a great honour to be announcing our tenth anniversary and we’re delighted to be on course for the £1 million turnover target. It’s a great endorsement of the way we work and how we help our customers.”

Leighmans.com offers over 100,000 products, from branded ladies umbrellas through to case logic bags and much more. Leighmans also boasts an in-house design department which is able to tailor products to customer specifications.

Darren Leigh went on: “We’re delighted to continue helping our customers set themselves apart from the competition. Branded and customized corporate goods and gifts are a fantastic way to incentivize and reward people.”

For more information visit www.leighmans.com, or follow the company on Twitter@Leighmans.com.

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Letters To Santa Bring Joy To The Little Santa Letter Helpers

hildren everywhere send Letters to Santa during the holiday season. Santa regularly hears from children that live in Canada, the United States, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom, and so many other places.

Because children come from different places and they are individuals with various wants and needs, each letter written to Santa is slightly different than the others he receives. Children that live in Hawaii often ask Santa for new swim gear and children that live in Canada are likely to ask for new sleds or snowboards. The point is, the letters written to Santa Claus are personalized to meet the needs and wants of the individual child writing the letter.

But even so, there are a few things that most children have in common as they write. First of all, most children want to insure that they are on Santa’s Nice list. This means that for some, they will be direct and ask; for others, they will simply explain away any naughty behavior. The second thing that most of these letters include is a list of toys and other gifts that the children would like to receive for Christmas. After all, they don’t want to be disappointed when Christmas morning arrives!

The third and final thing included in most letters written to Santa Claus is a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to Santa Claus and his helpers for the wonderful Christmases of years past. Those helpers most often mentioned are the elves and the reindeer. The reindeer are well aware of the appreciation felt for their services of flying Santa around the world on Christmas Eve because children often leave treats out for them to eat on that special night.

But when it comes to the little elves that work hard all year to insure that every toy asked for is delivered on time, these letters are the only way they find out how much the children value what they do. That’s why Santa and Mrs. Claus share these letters with the elves. Letters that mention the elves are some of the most special ones that Santa receives all year long.

When Santa letters mention the elves and an appreciation for their work it makes them realize just how important their role really is. Christmas could not be Christmas without the help of the elves. Many times Santa will write a special note to children which reminds them of all the hard work done by the elves, the reindeer, all the other animals at the North Pole. Santa knows that without their help he could not make Christmas as magical as it is. A Letter from Santa is only made possible because Santa has the time to write them – and he would not have that time available without the help of the elves.

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus work hard to let all their helpers know just how appreciated they really are. In fact, Santa has a special holiday set aside just for his helpers – it’s a day that no work is done and everyone receives a special gift. Santa decorates the walls of his home with all the letters that include a special ‘Thank You’ for the elves, the reindeer, and the other helpers. Mrs. Claus cooks a delicious meal for the entire group and they eat, sing and dance all day. This is the way the helpers celebrate a job well done!

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The Christmas Tree And Santa Letters From Santa Himself

Each year, the mouse family that lives in the wall in the big house looks forward to the holiday season. This is a special time of year for them. They decorate their home from top to bottom – even the hole in the wall gets trimmed out beautifully. After all, that hole is the door to the family home and they want it to be lovely to look at as well as welcoming. The fact is, when the weather is cold outside it is not unusual for homeless mouse or two to wander into the big house, looking for warmth and comfort.

Marty, one of the younger mice children, especially loves it when they have guests in their home. You see Marty is full of adventure and he sneaks out into the big house at every chance. He cannot wait to get big enough to go out alone into the real world. He wants to know what’s out there. So when a mouse that has been on the outside pays a visit Marty is thrilled. This is another opportunity to learn about the world that exists outside of the big house.

The only thing that compares to Marty’s love of adventure is his love for Christmas and all that goes with it. Marty believes that Santa Claus is the nicest person in the world. That’s why the little white mouse is so careful when he writes his Santa letter. He wants Santa to like him and keep him on Santa’s Nice List. Every year Marty looks forward to receiving personalized letters from santa, and this year is no different.

Marty was proud as could be to contribute all sorts of decorations. On a recent visit to the big house he had met a little girl named Hailei Corin, mailing out a santa letter. She was very nice and she gave Marty lots of great stuff to take back to his mouse house. Marty found that she had provided glitter, colorful bits of thread and ribbon, and buttons. Those items were the perfect trimmings for the mouse family’s Christmas tree. He just knew that story would insure that he would receive letters from santa each and every year!

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Styles Checks™ Gets A New Look

Since its inception, Styles Checks™ has always offered consumers a wide variety of personal check designs. Styles Checks has earned a place at the top of the check printing industry with a large selection of licensed products including I Love Lucy and the work of Gary Patterson, while also providing simpler and more professional designs. However, after more than a decade in the business, it was time for Styles Checks to have a makeover. By adding over 200 new check designs and accessories through Image by Styles and adjusting the color scheme and branding, Styles Checks now has a much more modern feel.

Styles Checks™

On May 1, 2009, Styles Checks™ launched its redesigned website. The newest addition to the site is the Image by Styles category and all the new check designs, but there are other significant changes as well. To express a more modern look and feel, the site’s colors were changed f r o m dark reds to bright blues and pinks. Additionally, the branding has changed slightly to convey this new and improved appearance. The new Styles Checks™ site has a much cleaner and sophisticated look, making it easier for consumers to locate their desired products on the website. By incorporating drop down menus and graphical navigation, the home page has been improved to coordinate products, categories, and designs. Enhancements to the image preview option and product descriptions make selecting the products that interest you quick and simple. Overall, the site is easier to maneuver and more aesthetically pleasing to consumers.

Whether you have visited Styles Checks™ in the past or if your visit to the new site will be your first, it is sure to be a pleasant experience. Styles Checks™ has taken on a whole new look with a modernized color scheme and new branding for the website as well as additional designs to browse. Brand Director, Mikki Wilson, said, “We are very excited about the new look for Styles. We look forward to the continued growth based on the new site product offerings, designs, and branding.” Visit the site to view everything it has to offer and you are sure to walk away with something you love!

About Styles Checks™:
Whatever interest, hobby, or collection you may have, Styles Checks™ is sure to have something for you. Including checks that feature our favorite personalities, colorful designs, and famous brands, Styles Checks™ is certain to have something you can fall in love with! Visit our site to make your daily banking routine a little more interesting!

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A New and Improved Look for 4checks.com

For almost ten years, 4checks.com has been a leading search portal for personal checks, business checks, and other check accessories. While the existing site served its purpose well, 4checks’ executives decided to optimize the site in order to give each consumer the best possible experience. With this new look and functional enhancements for 4checks, the company hopes to give users a better understanding of the organization and create new and long-lasting relationships among its customers and affiliates.

On March 12, 2009, 4checks released the first version of its new website. The biggest change is the modernized look complete with an updated color scheme and new branding. While the site has become more eye-catching, it has also been changed for more convenience to the consumer. Top selling and newly released designs are now called out on the homepage for users that are looking for a quick purchase, while a category page has been created for consumers that wish to browse for the perfect check design and format. Also on the homepage, special offers have a specific link to show consumers the latest deals on personal and business checks. Additionally, 4checks press releases and blogs have been linked to the new homepage to keep consumers up to date on the happenings of the company. Finally, 4checks is now partnering with EZShield as a fraud protection and prevention measure for not only checks, but consumer identities and credit cards as well. The new homepage provides a link to information about these services.

Whether you have visited 4checks or purchased from its partners before or if this will be your first experience, we are thrilled to have you. Browse through the new and updated features to gain an understanding of the company and then choose a check design that suits you perfectly. Keep checking back for changes and updates to the new site, also. Whatever your purpose, plan a visit to the site soon to find something you love!

About 4checks.com:
For almost a decade, 4checks.com has served as a check search portal for nearly eleven different check printing companies. At 4checks.com customers are able to search by category, specific check type, or checking accessories. With over 800 personal and business checks to choose from, 4checks has a check design for everyone! Visit the site today and search for your perfect check!

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Custom Direct Wins the Gold Award at the 24th Annual Maryland Performance Excellence Awards

The MPEA program serves to support Maryland organizations in their continuous improvement efforts. It recognizes and spotlights role model organizations whose performance is worthy of emulation. Since 1997, Maryland’s awards program has been based on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, a national standard for excellence, administered by the National Institute for Standards and Testing (NIST).

Maryland organizations that are progressing in their journey to performance excellence are recognized with Maryland Quality Awards at four levels- Gold, Silver, Bronze and Certificate of Recognition. The Gold award is presented to organizations that demonstrate an effective, systematic approach responsive to the basic requirements of most criteria items. The award application process emphasizes organizational learning and improvement. Applicants conduct a self-assessment of their organization and utilize the written feedback report to improve the way they manage their organization.

Custom Direct’s journey to world class began in 2004 with the integration of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence and LEAN principles as the cornerstones for continuous improvement and building a culture of excellence. Custom Direct’s first submission to the MPEA earned them a site visit by a team of Examiners from various industries and this very prestigious award.

Tanya S. Cook, the company’s Director of Quality, who has served as an Examiner for the MPEA and Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA), sees this award as a significant milestone in the company’s continued journey to World Class excellence. 

About Custom Direct:
Offering an array of products, Custom Direct is an environmentally friendly company that has been operating since 1992. Initially only producing checks and advertising through 4checks.com, Custom Direct has grown to meet other consumer needs as well. Through GigglePrint.com, Custom Direct produces other stationery products and custom designed and printed items. Finally, Custom Direct has begun offering anti-fraud, credit card protection, and identity protection and restoration services through its EZShield brand. With so much to offer, Custom Direct truly has something for everyone. 

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Lisa Jane’s Fairies On Personal Checks

Check Gallery is America’s earth-friendly check printer. Because it prides itself on this fact, Check Gallery offers a vast assortment of check designs and banking accessories that appeal to the tastes of nature lovers and “green” consumers. The new “Lisa Jane’s Fairies” design gives an imaginative feel to the forest that is sure to catch the admiration of many Check Gallery customers.

For nearly twenty-five years, Lisa Jane’s creative talent and distinctive styles have earned her almost every degree and honor in professional photography. However, the artist simply sees her work as the ability to “capture a moment in the life of one tiny soul and keep it forever in a photograph.” Check Gallery is very excited to offer the work of such an insightful and talented artist to its consumers.

In early March, 2009, Check Gallery released the new “Lisa Jane’s Fairies” product suite on its website, www.CheckGallery.com. In four rotating scenes, the personal checks portray toddler girls dressed as beautiful fairies surrounded by blooming flowers, butterflies, bunnies, and birds. The self-adhesive address labels show the same young girls, but only their angelic faces against pink backgrounds. For the checkbook cover and personal contact cards, only one small fairy is featured with a border and backdrop to match her dress and wings.

Check Gallery’s designs have always spoken to a naturalistic audience. In these fairy tale photographs, customers not only get to enjoy a beautiful landscape, but great photography and adorable little fairies as well. “Lisa Jane’s Fairies” is a wonderful new addition to the Check Gallery collection. Visit the site to view this or another design that you are sure to enjoy.

About Check Gallery:
Known for being environmentally-friendly, Check Gallery has been printing and selling checks and check accessories direct to consumers for years. With a vast selection of beautiful designs and useful products, Check Gallery really has something for everyone. Plan a trip to this site and you are sure to find something that will peak your interest!

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Cuddle Up With Artistic Checks New “Dog Days” Check Design

Scenic beauty and artful expression are at the heart of Artistic Check designs. To add to this collection, Artistic Checks is introducing the “Dog Days” check design, featuring the artwork of Tomoyo Pitcher of Paws Greetings. Over twenty top dog breeds are featured against natural landscapes to show a love and appreciation for both dogs and nature.

On February 23, 2009, Artistic Checks launched its “Dog Days” personal checks and accessories through its website, www.artisticchecks.com. The personal checks include four rotating designs, each featuring different dog breeds. The breeds featured include: German Shepherd, Chihuahua, Dachshund, Beagle, Pug, Golden Retriever, Bulldog, Bassett Hound and more. Each scene shows a group of five illustrated breeds posed against scenic backgrounds. The self-adhesive address labels feature eight different breeds of dogs in rotation against a simple green background. The personal contact card portrays five top dog breeds huddled together in front of a beautiful lake landscape. Finally, the leather checkbook cover depicts ten breeds of dog against a green background. Five dogs are on the front and five dogs are on the back for a smile-invoking design no matter which way you look at it!

Artistic Checks is constantly expanding its collection to include new and exciting check designs. By doing this, the company is able to appeal to many customers at the same time. The addition of the “Dog Days” check design is sure to fit into the existing assortment. Browse the site today to find something you love!

About Artistic Checks:
Artistic Checks is known for its assortment of artwork on personal checks. Many artists have their work portrayed on these products as another way for admirers to enjoy their art. With a variety of works available on their products, Artistic Checks has something for everyone. Browse through the collection to find something you love.

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Identity Checks released the new “University of Louisville” design onto its website

Identity Checks truly has the ability to appeal to every customer that comes to the website. With over ten different design categories to choose f r o m, each consumer’s favorite interest, hobby, breed of dog, or university can be featured on his personal checks and other personal or banking accessories. The addition of the “University of Louisville®” product suite will not only expand the Universities category, but it will also give Cardinals™ fans one more way to show their Louisville pride.

On February 9, 2009, Identity Checks released the new “University of Louisville” design onto its website, www.IdentityChecks.com. The personal checks along with the self-adhesive address labels feature a grey background with the intimidating Cardinal logo framing all personal information. Against a black background, the Cardinal stands out on the checkbook cover, debit wallet, and CD cover. Made of genuine leather, the CD cover and debit wallet are great gifts for students and supporters of the University of Louisville. Also, the stickers are a fun twist to the product suite. Portraying five rotating designs, these stickers are a way for fans, especially students, to show their pride to be a Louisville Cardinal at sporting events or just around the campus.

If you are not a Louisville™ fan or a college fan in general, then do not panic. Identity has a wide selection of designs that you are sure to love. Browse through categories like “Special Interests,” “Dog Lovers,” “Destinations,” and more to find one that speaks to you. Visit the site today and make paying bills more exciting!

About Identity Checks:
Since its beginning, Identity Checks has grown tremendously to include many different designs and products. The main focus has been to give supporters of various interests one more way to show their pride for something they believe in. F r o m sportsman’s organizations to patriotic themes, f r o m the NHL to more than fifty collegiate teams, Identity Checks has something for everyone. Browse through the site and you are sure to find something you love!

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Enjoy the artwork of Paul Brent on these new products from Artistic Checks

Known for showcasing the work of many artists, Artistic Checksis proud to welcome the paintings of Paul Brent to its collection. Through the Masterpiece Collection, Artistic Checks is able to bring beautiful artwork to the personal checks and banking accessories of its customers. By offering works from an array of artists, Artistic Checks appeals to the tastes of every kind of art lover imaginable.

Artistic Checks is happy to have the paintings of such a well-known and talented artist available on its products. Paul Brent is recognized for his portrayals of calming beach and landscape scenes. His work is already available on all kinds of products from kitchen decorations to stationary and now it will brighten the checkbooks of many customers.

On October 17, 2008, Artistic Checks released the new product suite for Paul Brent’s “Shoreline View.” The personal checks portray four different beach chairs lounging along beautiful coasts. In vibrant colors of red, blue, yellow, and green, these beach chairs match the borders of the checks and give a sense of relaxation. The address labels feature the same chairs to the side of the personal information which is featured against a serene beach background. The personal contact cards and checkbook cover picture one chair each in green and red, respectively. All of the products capture relaxing and beautiful scenes with beach chairs as the main focus points.

Since its acquisition in 1998, Artistic Checks has been known for check designs that portray works of art. The watercolor paintings of Paul Brent will fit right into the existing assortment as great artwork available on personal checks and accessories. Visit Artistic Checks to view all the creative designs.

About Artistic Checks:
Artistic Checks is known for its assortment of artwork on personal checks. Many artists have their work portrayed on these products as another way for admirers to enjoy their art. With a variety of works available on their products, Artistic Checks has something for everyone. Browse through the collection to find something you love.

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The Pink Panther on Checks by Image Checks

The Impressions Collection by Image Checks features many vibrant and fun designs for collectors and enthusiasts of a wide variety of brands. With offerings like “Vintage Sodas” and “My Little Pony”, the new addition of the Pink Pantherpattern will fit right into the Impressions line! The personal checks feature the Pink Panther in four sleek poses against patterned backgrounds of pink, purple, yellow, and orange. The designs are very eye-catching and show the true attitude of this lovable character.

The Pink Panther brand has remained well-known and loved for decades. Beginning as a “short,” not a full-length film, the Pink Panther grew into not only a cartoon series, but also into a movie franchise that features many celebrity superstars in lead roles. With the most recent movie release in 2006 and an upcoming one in 2009, both starring Steve Martin, the Pink Panther continues to capture the love and laughter of many generations.

Our transformation of this fun loving character from the big screen to a product suite launches on July 2008 through the company’s website, www.imagechecks.com. The self-adhesive address labels will mirror the designs of the checks, while the personal contact cards and checkbook cover will feature only one picture of the cool cat.

Through the Impressions line, Image Checks is able to further please its customers with specific designs that appeal to enthusiasts of many brands. The Pink Panther product collection is only one more way to enhance the Impressions collection.

About Image Checks:
Whatever your banking needs, Image Checks is sure to have a product for you. Offering personal checks in both the regular and top-stub style, which is available in all designs, Image Checks provides a wide selection of designs for the interests of all customers. Come visit the site and find the perfect design or collector’s item for you!

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