No matter which type of Bigelow Tea is your fave, with over 130 flavors there’s always something new to try! But wait, there’s more ……. have you ever thought of creating your own awesome tea combinations?! To get you started, why not try these below (and in the video):
Lemon Ginger and Green Tea: Mmmmm, not only delicious, but it’s good for your digestion too! The probiotic BC 30 in zesty Lemon Ginger herbal tea can help to maintain a healthy balance in your digestive tract when used as part of a balanced diet. When it’s brewed with smooth, delicate Green Tea, a hot mug of this tasty combination will warm you from head to toe! Now that’s #TeaProudly for sure!
English Teatime and Mint Medley Full-bodied, smooth mountain-grown English Teatime is the perfect pick-me-up tea any time of day, and paired with the refreshing flavor of the American-grown spearmint and peppermint in Mint Medley, this unique combination of smooth and cool is a hit whether it’s hot or iced! (Want to cut out the caffeine? Sip this delicious drink with English Teatime Decaf instead!)
Cozy Chamomile and Orange & Spice #TeaProudly peeps love relaxing with a soothing cup of Cozy Chamomile, that’s for sure; and the delightful balance of sweet orange and zesty spices in Orange & Spice herbal tea is ahhh-MAZING when joined with calming chamomile. Get into your comfort zone and relax with the distinctive taste of this delicious flavor combination! It’s caffeine free, so it’s perfect for unwinding after a long day. (Or any time!)
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Bitter cold January days call for cup after cup of hot tea to warm you up from the inside out. A hot, steamy cup of tea is perfect for any time of the day. Happy National Hot Tea Month, do yourself a favor and enjoy tea as much as you want this month!
Have you ever wondered where tea came from, and what made someone put leaves in hot water for flavor? Well, legend says in 2737 BC, a Chinese emperor was sitting under a tree while his servant boiled drinking water when some leaves blew into it. The emperor happened to be a renowned herbalist, and he decided to taste the infusion that had just been created by accident… He loved it, and that’s where tea comes from!
Here are some of the best benefits tea has to offer:
Secret Santa Gift Exchanges are a fun way to make new friendships in the office. Here are a few things to ensure a successful Secret Santa Exchange.
Draw Names: Make a list of everyone who wants to participate and put their names in a hat. Then have each participant draw a name. Make sure to remind everyone to keep their identity a secret.
Set The Standards: You can encourage Secret Santa's to give a small treat each week during the holiday season ( candy, coffee, etc - see our ideas below) to build intrigue, or some groups prefer to do just a single gift at the office party. Either way setting a budget is probably the most important part of Secret Santa to make sure everyone is treated fairly. The game is supposed to be fun, and the holiday time is already an expensive time for most people so budget to something small and encourage people to get really creative.
Choose Gifts: Even if it is something useless and silly, the idea is to show someone that you know them. Encourage participants to find out a little bit about the person they're surprising so that they can give things that are in line with their tastes and interest. The gift should ideally make them laugh or have some connection.
Mix It Up! If you are looking for ways to make things more interesting, don't be afraid to mix it up a bit. Set a theme that the gifts have to adhere to such as Disney films, puzzles, nature, food,or you can make it more ambiguous by saying all the presents have to be a certain color.
You don't have to have people spend money either; for example do a Bake-Off Secret Santa where you all make delicious holiday treats for each other. Or try the White Elephant version, where you find something you have to give your person.
The Big Reveal! At the final gift exchange, the gift tag should reveal the Secret Santa's identity.
Some ideas we have for your gift exchange
Prevent your pumpkin carving ambitions from turning into Pinterest fails with these 13 genius pumpkin carving tricks that will save you time, extend the life of your pumpkin, and keep all of your fingers intact.
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Every October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity to spread awareness about the disease that kills nearly 41,000 women each year. No matter your office budget, there are plenty of ways to raise breast cancer awareness in the workplace. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to engage the local community through educational events and fundraising challenges.
Ready to get started? Here’s 7 ideas to spread breast cancer awareness at your organization:
1. Wear a pink ribbon daily in October
At the beginning of the month, hand out pink ribbons to everyone in your office. Encourage your employees to wear it daily as a reminder and to keep conversation opportunities open about breast health. You can add a twist and the company can donate $1 for every employee that wears it. Each employee has the potential to raise $31 each for the month. This is one of the most simple breast cancer awareness month idea to get employees involved in the cause.
2. Hold a pink pumpkin contest
Aside from being Breast Cancer Awareness month, October is a prime time for fun fall activities. Have employees create their best breast cancer awareness pumpkin to showcase. Display pumpkins in the lobby (or even the local chamber of commerce office) with collection jars next to each one. The pumpkin with the most jar donations wins!
3. Share education
Beyond the Shock is a free resource,an online guide and app to better understand breast cancer. It’s an ideal resource for employees struggling with a breast cancer diagnosis. Users can also watch inspirational videos from breast cancer survivors sharing their stories.
Sharing these facts with your employees may save a life. Send them off in a newsletter, share this blog, or print a list to hang in the break room. The following facts are from the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. and American Cancer Society, which offer excellent resources to learn more about breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women worldwide
5. Casual Pink Friday
Let employees wear casual pink clothes or dress-down on Fridays. In order to participate, employees must make at least a donation of $1 each Friday.
6. Collect scarves and hats
Do you have an office full of givers? Take up a collection of brand-new scarves and hats to deliver to a local chemo center. Since many women lose their hair during treatment, a bright scarf or hat will make her day. Better yet, if any of your office staff enjoys knitting or crocheting, ask them if they’d be willing to make some hats.
7. Volunteer together
Giving time is just as good as giving money. There are numerous websites on the internet that post different breast cancer awareness volunteer opportunities. You can volunteer by participating in a breast cancer awareness walk like the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer or Avon’s 39 Walk To End Breast Cancer. There are endless other volunteer opportunities to volunteer your time. Some volunteer opportunities are becoming a breast cancer mentor, organize a breast cancer support group, become a breast health educator or donate your hair for wigs. There are endless ways to volunteer your time.
No matter how your company leadership decides to acknowledge breast cancer awareness month, you’ll want employees to feel comfortable reaching out if they have questions. These ideas and activities are meant to be lighthearted while still spreading valuable information that can start the conversation — and save a life.
What will you do to spread breast cancer awareness in your office? Share below!
Does your child ask about where you work and what you do? This Thursday is your chance to show off your workplace and make your child proud during Take Your Child to Work Day! The whole idea behind this day is to get your kids to start thinking about career possibilities for themselves and to give your child a taste of your job. To ensure that both you, your child and your co-workers have an enjoyable day, see below for some great tips/tricks! Planning ensures that your kids don’t become bored because bored kids=kids that get in trouble.
Questions to Ask Yourself if You are the Company/Person Hosting the Event:
Kids LOVE arts and crafts. Arrange art stations around the office (or in your area if it isn’t the whole company participating). Fun ideas to get them started:
This age is starting to grasp more of what is going on and are beginning to think about what type of career they want to pursue. You can get a bit more technical with them. Fun ideas to get started:
You might not have as many at this age, as they may be TOO COOL to come. However, tell them they are TOO COOL…FOR SCHOOL that day and bring them anyways! Here are some ideas for this age:
Just remember, HAVE FUN on Take your Kid to Work Day. Spending time with your children and having fun is what really matters!
Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22nd. Although Earth Day lands on a weekend this year, there's no reason not to celebrate it all workweek long! Here are 5 ideas to help you celebrate Earth Day at your company this upcoming week.
1. Start Green Initiatives
If you currently don't have any initiatives in place to promote a more eco-friendly office, now is the perfect time to get started!
2. Start A Company Garden
While no one has a good count on the number of gardens planted next to employer parking lots and in corners of office parks in the last couple of years, growth has been fueled largely by growing interest in employee wellness and an effort to give workers a low-cost benefit A company garden can be a fun way to get employees outside and help relieve some stress. It's also a great way to get some exercise. Create a competition between employees or departments by creating "Adopt-a-spot" area. These areas may include flowers as well as produce and herbs to beautify the outside of your office.
3. Add Plants in the Office
Plants are more than just beautiful decor. In fact, studies have shown they help reduce stress, enhance employee attitudes, increase productivity, and improve air quality. Spaces can be transformed without spending a lot of money by just adding a few plants here and there. The space becomes more welcoming and beautiful with the addition of plants. Variety of foliage, colour and shape of leaves also add drama to the surroundings.”
4. Do Some Outdoor Cleanup
Chances are, your office probably has a bit of litter in the parking lot, walkways, or other outdoor areas. Assemble a team of volunteers to help clean up the trash around the building for 10-15 minutes each day of the week. It's an easy way to help employees spend some time outside, not to mention how much better you will feel when you don't see the garbage!
5. Start A Wellness Challenge.
Use Earth Day to launch a new wellness challenge. Reward employees who participate and complete these challenges.
Some of our favorite ideas;
Treat dad right on Father's Day and show what you know with fun Father's Day trivia!
The first Father's Day was observed on June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Washington.
During WWII, Father's Day became more widely observed, and in 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the third Sunday of June to be Father's Day. President Richard Nixon made it a federal holiday in 1972.
The word "Dad" has been used for hundreds of years... possibly as far back as the sixteenth century.
Why is it spelled Father's Day and not Fathers' Day? Having the apostrophe before the "s" makes it a celebration of your very own dad, and not to all fathers collectively.
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