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Festive Fraud

By on December 23, 2013 in Free Gifts with 0 Comments
Festive Fraud

Are you shopping online for last-minute pressies? Be careful – not everyone is full of Christmas cheer.  Massive numbers are logging on for festive shopping – but callous fraudsters prowl cyberspace. Cyber criminals conned consumers out of £12m last Christmas. Action Fraud received more than 10,000 crime reports, with the average loss to victims at […]

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Valentine’s Day Facts

By on February 14, 2013 in Free Gifts with 0 Comments
Valentine’s Day Facts

St. Valentine’s Day began as a celebration of perhaps more than one Christian saint called Valentinus. But as with a lot of celebrations, including Easter and Christmas, the day only began to take on its modern form with the onset of mass production and consumption. Valentines cards became popular enough in England and the U.S. […]

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Happy Easter 2011!

By on April 23, 2011 in Free Gifts, Fun with 0 Comments
Happy Easter 2011!

Ah Easter, that time of year when Rabbits leave chocolate eggs all over the garden for no apparent reason. Although this photo would seem to imply that they do this in order to distract you from the fact that they’ve kidnapped your baby/angel. If this is not true, I am at a loss as to […]

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Easter Facts #2

By on April 23, 2011 in Free Gifts, Fun with 0 Comments
Easter Facts #2

Continuing our seasonal neglect of up-to-date office supplies news, did you know…? The custom of giving eggs around the spring equinox (shortly before present-day Easter dates) predates Christianity. A pagan symbol of rebirth, eggs were adopted in early Christianity as a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus. In 2010, an estimated 150 million chocolate Easter […]

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Easter Facts #1

By on April 22, 2011 in Free Gifts, Fun with 0 Comments
Easter Facts #1

Happy Good Friday! Did you know…? The word Easter derives from the name of an Anglo-Saxon goddess, Eostre, whose festival was celebrated at the vernal equinox. Eostre also gave her name to oestrogen, the female hormone. Easter is a moveable feast which means it does not fall on a fixed calendar date. As established by […]

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Happy Boxing Day 2010!

By on December 26, 2010 in Free Gifts, Mailroom & Warehouse with 0 Comments
Happy Boxing Day 2010!

In the mid-19th century, under Queen Victoria, Boxing Day began as a day on which the economically privileged would bestow gifts on the servile classes. Seasonal gifts to be given to the poor and socially inferior were kept in a "Christmas Box" which was opened on 26th December. In the words of Charles Dickens, Boxing […]

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Brits Get Xmas Sneak Peak

By on December 24, 2010 in Free Gifts, Paper with 0 Comments
Brits Get Xmas Sneak Peak

  One in three adult Britons already know what they’re getting on Christmas Day because they’ve sneaked a peak at their hidden presents. One thousand British adults were interviewed for the survey, commissioned by insurance company insurastore.com, which found that 37 percent of them have sought out their gifts and eight in ten of these […]

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