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Green & Green's blog https://blog.greenngreen.com Gifts With Flair Fri, 10 May 2019 21:02:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 43000248 A Toast to the Mothers https://blog.greenngreen.com/2019/05/10/a-toast-to-the-mothers/ Fri, 10 May 2019 20:58:01 +0000 http://blog.greenngreen.com/?p=3042 Continue reading ]]>

Bouquets Galore

Seasonal flowers will honour the mothers and grandmothers

in your life

Hand Carved Eagle Box

We’ll help you find the perfect Executive Gift

Fruit Baskets

Overflowing with seasonal fruit,

a basket of fresh produce is always appreciated

A Perfect Potlatch

Say thanks with this gorgeous west coast salad bowl and tongs filled with local goodies

Branded Merchandise

Let us help you find the right items that align with your company culture

Custom Event Gifts

Green & Green can help you create fantastic gifts or party favours at any budget

Pewter Inlay Box

This distinctive piece is an ideal gift to thank a speaker or employee

Donation Gifts

The Martini Gift Basket with Grey Goose will grab attention at a silent auction

Uncle Goose Wooden ABC Blocks

These beautifully handcrafted and heirloom-quality blocks are a timeless toy that help develop motor skills and problem solving

Magnificent Seven Gift Basket

Perfect for summer, beer baskets are always appreciated!

Supernatural BC

This gift is filled with white wine, perfect for Spring, and a variety of delicious and local British Columbian products.

Cheers with Champagne!

Say thanks to mom with a flute of Lamarca champage!

A Toast to the Mothers! 

Mothers are worthy of our deep admiration – not just gratitude. My mother raised a brood of ten children, which required incredible work ethic, skill and care. She also had the best taste. I made my first ever gift basket for my mother at the age of fourteen and I desperately sought her approval. When she told me she liked it, I was thrilled! My mother was my inspiration and guiding light, and still continues to council me even though her physical presence is no longer with us.

I feel great admiration for many maternal figures in my life. My mother-in-law came down to care for our son each year during Green & Green’s busiest season of year. Over the years, she has cooked endless home-cooked meals and hosted family holidays and visits that I value. At 86, my mother-in-law still plays bridge twice a week, gardens, knits, paints and volunteers at the Penticton caterac surgery. I want to be like her when I grow up!

My Mother-in-Law Doreen with my son Aaron at his high school graduation!

A special toast to all the maternal figures whose influence continues to guide us.


 

Did You Know…

 

Around one-quarter of all flowers purchased throughout the year are purchased for Mother’s Day.

 


 

Upcoming Event:

Mindy at the Terminal City Club!

Mindy is giving a talk entitled Cultivating a Generous Presence! During the event, she will provide participants with tools to enhance business and personal relationships by injecting the spirit of giving into daily life. Lunch is included with registration.

“Mindy is one of those very rare people who adds happiness and energy to any room she enters.  She connects emotions and positive feelings through the gifts she so thoughtfully creates. If you are fortunate enough to hear Mindy speak, you will know that you have been touched by someone special.”

Rob DesBrisay, NAI Commercial

Where? Presented at Vanex at the Terminal City Club

When? June 12th 11:30 – 1:00 pm. Come early to network.

How? Register here


 

Get ready for the Rotary Bike-Thon!

 

Steve cruising downhill at the Bike-A-Thon!

Join the Rotary Club for the “Ride For Hearing”, the 35th Annual Bike-A-Thon! 

The 120km ride from Brentwood Town Centre to Harrison Hot Springs Resort takes cyclists through the beautiful Fraser Valley. There are several checkpoints along the way for refreshments, security cars en route in case anyone gets into difficulty, a repair van to assist with those inevitable blown tires and an enthusiastic welcoming committee at the finish.  The resort spas are open for your enjoyment and the day is concluded with a delicious banquet and prizes galore.

Register to cycle with us here!

 


 

Graduation Season

Congratulations class of 2019! Across the country, high school and university convocates are making their way across the stage to celebrate their accomplishments. We’ve got your graduation gift needs covered! Personalize a swiss-made Caran D’Ache pen to mark this important occasion in an educational journey. We have fantastic writing instruments available, such as the Caran d’Ache Blue Fountain Pen or the Goldbar Ballpoint.

Contact Green & Green to customize pens (or other specialty items) to celebrate graduation! 


 

Golf Season is Here!

Golf Tournaments are a wonderful way to get to know your colleagues better while spending some time in the sun, getting exercise, and often supporting a fantastic cause! You can hit the golf green in style this year, with top-of-the-line equipment and clothing that will set you apart, branded to your company’s needs. Call 604-689-5027 or email info@greenNgreen.com to coordinate with Mindy to get all your gear ready to take that first stroke.

Brand name golf clothing and equipment can be branded with your logo!


One of the best ways to express your admiration and gratitude is through action. An act of care, like creating a weekend outing together, preparing a special meal or giving a gift, expresses your feelings for the women who raised you and advocated for you. We can help you determine the best way to give back to these incredible women. Call 604-689-5027 or email info@greenNgreen.com to order today.

All my very best,

Green & Green Gifts with Flair

1576 RAND AVENUE

VANCOUVER, BC

V6P 3G2

CANADA

CALL US AT 604-689-5027

 

 

 

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Mindy is Speaking at the Terminal City Club! https://blog.greenngreen.com/2019/05/03/mindy-is-speaking-at-the-terminal-city-club/ Fri, 03 May 2019 19:12:30 +0000 http://blog.greenngreen.com/?p=3020 Invitation for Vanex 2019 - May 3rd

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Gear Up for Golf Season https://blog.greenngreen.com/2019/05/01/gear-up-for-golf-season/ Wed, 01 May 2019 16:15:44 +0000 http://blog.greenngreen.com/?p=2979 Continue reading ]]> Summer is just around the corner, and golf tournament season is in full swing (no pun intended). At Green & Green, we can provide all the awesome golf equipment you need, branded so your company’s golf team can make the competition green with envy. We have top-of-the-line golf shirts, balls, hats and more!

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We also can help you find fantastic tournament prizes! Perfect for summer, these tournament gifts are high quality, fun and useful, and will help get players excited to hit the course.

Tourney-Prizes

Call 604-689-5027 or email info@greenNgreen.com to place your order today! 

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Spring has Sprung! https://blog.greenngreen.com/2019/04/05/spring-has-sprung/ Fri, 05 Apr 2019 21:09:54 +0000 http://blog.greenngreen.com/?p=2918 Continue reading ]]>

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Floral Bouquets

Gorgeous spring bouquets, customized for the occasion,
at any budget. 

Corporate Gifts

Intricately Carved Bear Potlatch Bowl

Supernatural BC

White Wine Gift Box

Branded Merchandise for the Sun!

Call Green & Green to customize your order on folding chairs and so much more! 

Fresh Fruit Gifts

A bountiful fruit basket is an extremely thoughtful gesture 

Puppy Love – Baby Girl

A practical and fun gift for a new addition! 

Golf Tournament Swag!

As the weather improves, golfers everywhere are practicing their swing for golf tournament season! Green & Green has you covered for unique and exciting prizes!

What Our Clients are Saying:

“Mindy and her Green & Green Team knows what they are doing. Knowledgeable professionals who understand the etiquette of corporate gift giving. They took the time to listen, ask the right questions and created the perfect gift for our clients. They also gave us important information on the etiquette and customs of how to ‘give’ to other cultures. I have no hesitation in recommending them.”

Fanny, Google Reviews

“It was great working with Mindy and the Green & Green team. Mindy and her team were professional, proactive and creative. Their recommendations were spot on for what we needed and have been a huge hit with our clients.”

Julia, Google Reviews

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is April 4th – 28th. Fantastic community events are taking place across the city to celebrate these romantic blossoms. Check out their website for details!

Spring has Sprung!

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything”
William Shakespeare


Fragrant cherry blossoms line Vancouver streets

Aprilis, the Roman word for the fourth month of the year, is derived from a verb which means “to open”. In the Northern Hemisphere, trees begin to bloom and go on to flower. It’s no wonder that April is prized for rebirth.

We are a quarter of the way through the year already! Now is a good time to reflect back and check in on how 2019 has progressed so far.

Ask yourself:

Are you on track with your resolutions?

Where has your commitment waivered?

Even if you haven’t met the targets you were hoping to, it’s very important to check in with your successes. ‘What changes, even seemingly small ones, have you successfully implemented?’ Small changes, over time, amount to seismic shifts. Don’t discount the little adjustments you’ve made in your work and lifestyle.

Moving forward into this period of spring renewal, I have recommitted myself to physical exercise. My challenge and goal is to beat my record for hikes. My previous record was 52 hikes. A couple of injuries have set me back, but I feel rejuvenated and ready to hit the mountains.


Mindy climbing on Grouse mountain at sunset!
I feel the positive effects of exercise profoundly through my day-to-day life. Various studies indicate that regular exercise helps reduce stress, improve your mood, decrease anxiety and alleviate the symptoms of depression. I know that when I am hiking regularly, my physical and mental health is much improved, which sends positive reverberations through my relationships and work life.

Take stock of the small improvements you’ve made this year and use energy of the longer days, the cherry blossoms and spring air to recommit yourself to some of your goals. And join me on the slopes for a visit and conversation at high altitude.

All My Very Best,


Holiday Corner
This month includes holidays that honour the people in our lives who don’t hear “thank you” enough…

Easter Sunday is April 21st
Easter is a great opportunity to get together with loved ones and enjoy the spring sunshine (fingers crossed!). Whether your family traditions include glazed ham, hunting for eggs, or just enjoying an extra day off, Easter is a good opportunity to let yourself relax and indulge. At Green & Green, we have many appropriately chocolately gifts, like our Just Give Me Chocolate gift box. And remember, we love to customize! Call us to add chocolate eggs, bunnies or any seasonal treat to our baskets.

Earth Day is April 22nd
At Green & Green, we are very committed to integrating sustainable practices in our operations. All our packaging is recyclable or compostable, and we have had strong commitment to recycling at every possible opportunity in our office!

Administrative Professional Day is Wednesday April 24th
Office coordinators, assistants, and receptionists are often the brains behind the operation. Say thanks to the competent hands moving your company into the future with a gorgeous gift delivered straight to their desk or home.

Mothers Day is Sunday May 12th
Your mother has guided you and nurtured you through the various chapters of your life. Express your gratitude and admiration for her on Sunday May 12th. Flowers are traditional and a dependable way to brighten her week. We also have beautiful gift boxes and baskets if you want to delight her with a variety of high quality sweet and savoury products.

Search our website to find the perfect gift or email info@greenNgreen.com to customize your order.


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Goody-boxes, custom made at Green & Green!

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This Valentine’s Day, Linger a Little… https://blog.greenngreen.com/2019/02/01/this-valentines-day-linger-a-little/ Fri, 01 Feb 2019 21:43:53 +0000 http://blog.greenngreen.com/?p=2884 Continue reading ]]> Ooh la la – it’s almost Valentines Day! The holiday of l’amour. This is the time of year for big, bold demonstrations of love. New boyfriends are expected to present bouquets of red roses, couples are required to pop the most expensive champagne (or the question!), and if you have a love letter tucked away, this is the day to finally send it (sealed with a kiss)…

But instead of the grand gesture, what if Valentines Day was a celebration of small, sensual pleasures?  There is so much pressure concentrated on this day: we mistakenly think the larger the gift, the larger their affection. Instead of hoping for something grandiose to brag about around the water cooler, what if we let the wonderful flavours and textures of Valentines Day (the flowers, chocolate, wine…) bring us joy and satisfaction as is?

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Flowers are a great way to infuse some colour and texture into someone’s Valentines Day, which lingers for days afterwards…

That means, if you happen to receive flowers, make sure you care for them and take this time to breathe in the delicate fragrance.

If your colleague hands you some chocolate, why not move away from your desk and allow yourself to enjoy the experience without looking at the screen?

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We can customize any Valentines Day to fit the tastes of your special someone or office team…

If you are so fortunate as to have someone to kiss, make sure to let the kiss linger…

Take joy in these moments – let them fill you and sustain you. Allow the smell, taste or feel of a moment stay with you throughout your day.

This is also a way to participate if you feel excluded from this holiday. If you and your partner don’t have the money to spend on a three-course dinner this year…light some candles and enjoy a romantic meal of Shake and Bake chicken. If your partner comes from a culture that traditionally doesn’t celebrate Valentines Day, why not take a walk in nature together hand-in-hand? And if you happen to be single – buy your favourite box of chocolate and probably have more fun than anyone else as you try each one.

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The Strange Brew Basket will make local beer lovers go loco!

Just like our approach to designing gifts, we at Green & Green suggest you adapt the scale and style of Valentines Day festivities to fit your needs! If the shoe don’t fit, buy a new one! This year, we are going to use the day to celebrate the romance, poetry and sensuality of small pleasures. That way – we are guaranteed to avoid disappointment when no limousine pulls up in front of our apartment. We encourage you to use February 14th to take a deep breath in and just enjoy the something special – a song, a dessert, a touch… You can do this regardless of your budget, cultural background, or relationship status.

We have many gifts to tantalize and titillate your loved ones. We want to work with you, your specific needs to make sure the gift is perfect this year.  If you have questions about Valentines Day shopping, or want to customize a gift, please give us a call at 604-689-5027 or email us at info@greenngreen.com.

Remember, your enjoyment will inspire joy in others. So have fun and enjoy the small things for V-Day!

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Family Celebrations of the Lunar New Year – Guest Blog Post by Nancy Wu https://blog.greenngreen.com/2019/01/29/family-celebrations-of-the-lunar-new-year-guest-blog-post-by-nancy-wu/ Tue, 29 Jan 2019 20:49:08 +0000 http://blog.greenngreen.com/?p=2870 Continue reading ]]> Green & Green’s wonderful Operations Coordinator Nancy Wu is on maternity leave, enjoying time with her two children. She shares with us her favourite childhood memories of Chinese New Year, and what traditions she hopes to pass down to her children.

The Spring Festival (or Chinese New Year) is valued above all other Chinese holidays. No matter how far away  from home, Chinese people always try to go back and reunite with their loved ones. During the festivities, they reconnect with family and enjoy relaxing at home.

The New Year’s traditional activities include: New Year’s greetings, decorating the house by posting spring poetry on the walls, hanging up new year pictures, pasting stickers on the window, playing with firecrackers, giving/receiving red envelopes, wearing new clothes, eating dumplings, watching the traditional dragon/lion dance, hanging lanterns,  and much more! Although some of these traditions and rituals have fallen away in some of China’s big cities, the core event, which is family gathering, has been passed down from generation to generation throughout the country, and remains strong to this day.

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When I was a child, I looked forward to Spring Festival every year!  For me, it was special because school would be closed for winter holidays, I could go shopping with my mother for new clothes, and…most exciting of all….we would go to my grandma’s place and get together with all the relatives! There were six children of my generation, and we always had fun celebrating together. We are a big family and are very fortunate to get along very well!

As a child, the New Years festivities went as follows: on New Year’s Eve, we usually cleaned our house in the daytime to prepare and get ready for the upcoming year. The dinner on New Year’s Eve is the most important meal for most families, including ours, which is called “Nian (year) Ye (night) Fan (meal)”. It is common for  Chinese families to prepare their best dishes and make a full table of delicious food for themselves. Some dishes are “must” for the meal. For example, we eat fish on the New Year’s Eve because fish has the same pronunciation as “remainder” which means you will save money in the coming year; most families make meatballs as they are round, and “round” in Chinese also means “family unite/gathering”.

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The Spring Festival Dream is the perfect way to say thanks to a colleague who celebrates the Chinese New Year!

After dinner, we together watched the most famous TV program in China: The Spring Festival Gala. It usually lasted from 8pm to midnight after the countdown. The most famous celebrities, singers, actors and actresses in China and from all over the world would perform on the program every year. This was the only day we could watch television for four hours continuously.

On the first day of the New Year, we used to wake up really late (because of last night’s TV entertainment). We wore new clothes and kowtow (bowed) in front of our grandma and grandpa. They would then give us red envelopes. Of course, the money was managed by  our parents, but we were still pleased. The adults played mahjong together for the whole day and we, the kids, just ate and played, and ate and played, ate and played…

It was a holiday full of happiness. Now when I think about it, it is a sweet memory. Today, a lot of families don’t bother preparing food for themselves and have their New Year meals booked in restaurants. However, it still brings particular joy to me when I see a big family reuniting and sitting at a round table, eating, drinking, chatting and laughing.

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I immigrated with my parents to Canada in 2000. From then on, it was not easy for me to join the New Year’s family meals at my grandma’s at home in China. However, the rest of our big family back home have kept the tradition. I have joined them twice in recent years and hope to return for New Years soon.

Now I am a mother with two sons and I have a small family of my own. Spring Festival is more meaningful to me because it reminds us of the value of family and beloved ones. I always get together with my parents and brother during the festival. On the New Year’s Eve we make telephone calls to China to send our greetings to all of our relatives. After dinner, my parents still give red envelopes to me and my brother.

I am delighted to pass on the same tradition to my sons. I hope they can understand the meaning of this festival and that it will always connect them to their culture and family.

The Chinese New Year will be upon us soon! I wish you and your family all the best in the Year of the Pig!

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Tu Bishvat at Green & Green! https://blog.greenngreen.com/2019/01/18/tu-bishvat-at-green-green/ Fri, 18 Jan 2019 21:47:53 +0000 http://blog.greenngreen.com/?p=2811 Continue reading ]]> Tu BiShvat is the Jewish festival of trees and it starts this weekend! Trees hold special spiritual significance in Judaism. They are a symbol of knowledge, rebirth, and the natural world. Trees are even protected by biblical law in war time (Deuteronomy 20:19). In fact the Torah, the most holy text in Judaism, itself often is referred to as the Tree of Life”.

Nuts, fruits and grains native to the Middle Eastern region are commonly served to celebrate this holiday, especially the species described as being abundant in the land of Israel: barley, dates, figs, grapes, pomegranates, olives, and wheat.

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Today, Tu BiShvat is celebrated by secular Jews as a day to honour the natural world and spread awareness about ecological movements. It is customary in Israel to plant trees for Tu BiShvat, or donate to tree planting initiatives in Israel. One religious Jewish tradition is to plant “marriage trees”, cyprus trees for girls and cedar trees for boys, the year they are born. When the children grow up and get married, the trees are then cut down and used to make the marriage canopy.

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This year Tu Bishvat takes place on Monday January 20th, beginning the evening Sunday the 19st.

In Israel, fruits are ripening and trees are blossoming, but things aren’t quite the same here on the West Coast. In honour of Tu Bishvat, in the Green & Green office, we will be celebrating by eating dried figs, dried apples, almonds and grapes!

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If you have a request for a special holiday gift, or if you want to customize your order with particular products, give us a call at 604-689-5027 or email info@greenngreen.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Tips for Saying Thanks https://blog.greenngreen.com/2019/01/08/5-tips-for-saying-thanks/ Tue, 08 Jan 2019 19:52:46 +0000 http://blog.greenngreen.com/?p=2794 Continue reading ]]> Thank You Neon

1. Use Both Hands
When accepting a gift in person, hold the gift with both hands when you receive it. This indicates that you are open to the gift and the person who gave it to you. It demonstrates to the giver that all your attention is devoted to the gift and that you are treating it with care.

2. Say Thanks In Person
If possible, try to say thank you in person. If you have received a gift in the mail, it is very considerate to take the giver out for a coffee or meet for lunch to say thank you. The willingness to take time out of your life goes a long way to demonstrate that the gift made a meaningful impact. If you can’t meet face-to-face, a hand-written note is always a thoughtful way to demonstrate your gratitude.

3. Speak Clearly
When actually saying the all-important words “thank you”, remember to smile and speak in a clear, friendly voice. It is essential that the giver hears these words, so speak clearly and emphatically.

4. Be Specific
Be specific about what you are saying thank you for, which likely goes beyond the gift itself. Acknowledge the aspects of your personal or business relationship that you appreciate. Tell the giver a little bit about why the gift is meaningful in your life and how you intend to use it. For example, if you have received a bottle of wine, you could explain that you and your partner will enjoy it the next time you are celebrating an accomplishment or milestone.

5. Be sensitive to different cultures customs of gift exchange.
In Japan it is customary to wait until the gift giver is not present to open the gift. In Chinese culture, recipients often refuse the gift before accepting it. It is not necessary to engage in these customs if it is not your culture, but be sensitive to them, and let the gift giver set the tone of the exchange.

If you need help determining the best way to say thanks, you can always give us a call at 604-689-5027 or email us at info@greenngreen.com. We are the gift-giving experts and we are always happy to support you in your giving (and receiving) endeavours!

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5 Gift Tips to Deliver Delight https://blog.greenngreen.com/2018/11/05/5-gift-tips-to-deliver-delight/ Mon, 05 Nov 2018 20:36:43 +0000 http://blog.greenngreen.com/?p=2737 Continue reading ]]> Green & Green heart logo.

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5 Gift Tips to Deliver Delight
This Holiday Season

As a gift expert, I’ve learned that relationship building is about the little things – the words you share, the small gestures you make, and the connections you nurture. My goal is to help you succeed in your relationships, both personal and professional.

As we head into the holiday season, I am reflecting on the many stories I’ve heard in the last 25 years and the reasons people give gifts. I have learned many lessons on relationship-building from you. These simple tips are especially important at this time of year.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Wow! comes from thinking outside the box.
Anyone can send a bouquet. It takes a thoughtful person to send a Image of colourful light bulbs coming out of a white box.bouquet full of the recipient’s favourite flowers. Leaving a lasting impression starts with learning about your recipient and by being attentive to likes and dislikes, allergies, family structure, etc. Incorporating those into the gifts you send is the key to WOW!

Clarity! will double your goodwill.
Make sure the gift is addressed to the right recipient (or recipients). A client ordered a $500 basket for an office to share but only put the boss’ namImage of a hand writing e on the card. The boss figured it was just for him and kept the whole gift without sharing. If you mean to send a gift to the whole team, address the card and the message to the team, not just an individual. Let them shout out your name!

One chance! to make a great impression.
John wanted to send a baby gift to his client and insisted only his first name be used on the card. He was sure the recipient would know who “John” was. She didn’t. She called us to make sure it wasn’t her ex-Image of a man handing a gift box and bouquet to a woman.boyfriend, whose name was also John! When you are sending a gift, never assume the recipient will know who the gift is from. People are busy – don’t send them on a wild goose chase to figure out who to thank. Make your message and signature clear, so they can sing your praises and you can glow in their appreciation of your thoughtfulness.

Being thoughtful! means considering more than the obvious.
A client wanted to thank an employee for staying over the weekend to finish a project. At first, he wanted to send a nice jacket. I asked whether the employee had a family, and reminded him that, while it’s important to acknowlImage of a person in a suit presenting a small gift with both hands.edge the individual, it is also important to say thank you to the wife who unexpectedly had to care for young children alone, and to the children who missed out on seeing their dad for an entire weekend. Instead, the client ordered a large picnic cooler full of goodies and outdoor tableware so the family could enjoy the gift and their time together every time they went outside. I heard from the client the next day that the wife had called to thank him directly for his thoughtfulness.

Acknowledgment! is key.
Acknowledging and marking a special occasion for an employee or client shows that you value them. Injecting delight into your personal and business relationships with a gift and a thank you leads to more thoughtfulness overall. Being thoughtful is contagious and leads to a happier, healthier, and wealthier community. The little things – sometimes just the gift of a smile – double your goodwill.

Over the last 25 years, I’ve learned that no business goes from good to great without exceptional relationships with its clients and employees; make sure your organization has a strategy for building those. Thoughtful gift-giving is important, and helps businesses become opportunity architects. It is one of the most effective ways to wow someone, and is a simple way of injecting delight into the day-to-day affairs of business.

Keep our tips in mind, and you are sure to deliver WOW this holiday season!

Image of black gift boxes with bright red bows.It’s time to start planning for your holiday gifts!
Although it is still early November, keep in mind that there is lead time and shipping associated with holiday orders, and offices are often closed from mid-December. Don’t wait until the last minute to get your gifts ordered!

We provide specialized and luxury gift boxes for all needs. If you don’t see what you are looking for on our website, call us at 604-689-5027. We can customize to the recipient’s profile or add in wine, liquor or additional gifts.

All the very best,


Mindy Tulsi-Ingram

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Thank You for 25 Years https://blog.greenngreen.com/2018/10/02/2728/ Tue, 02 Oct 2018 18:49:08 +0000 http://blog.greenngreen.com/?p=2728 Continue reading ]]> Thank You for 25 Years

In September of 1993, I opened a gift basket service in the back of my brother’s store on Robson Street in Vancouver. I expected to have some fun and fill a handful of holiday orders while I contemplated the next step in my career. Instead, I was overwhelmed by requests for my creations. I enlisted all of my resources – my then-boyfriend and all the staff at my brother’s business – to be my Christmas elves, and we filled every order (on time!) with signature Green & Green flair.

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Twenty-five years later, we are still delivering baskets every day, and we continue to have fun. That boyfriend is now my husband of 22 years and the team I’ve built are gift-giving experts. Spending our days delivering your sentiments is a gift to us. We pride ourselves in taking time to thoroughly understand your message and create beautiful, thoughtful gifts that accurately deliver your message. Whether your gesture is celebratory or sympathetic, lavish or low key, once or recurring, we help find the perfect gift to suit the purpose and purse.

As a gift expert, I’ve learned that relationship building is about the little things – the words you share, the small gestures you make, and the connections you nurture. Some of our first clients are still our regulars, and knowing that we have lasting relationships with wonderful clients is what has kept a smile on my face every day.

Keep an eye out for celebrations throughout our anniversary year.
Follow us on social media to keep up with all the announcements and 25th anniversary giveaways!

Champagne Giveaway - follow @greenngreengifts on Instagram to be entered

To all of you, from our very first client 25 years ago, to our newest client this morning: Thank you for being with me on this journey. Here’s to another 25 years of delivering WOW!

All the very best,

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Mindy Tulsi

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