Monday, December 16, 2013

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

The Holiday Season is once again here- truly
the most wonderful time of the year!

From us at Janet Helm, 
we wish you a holiday season filled 
with gratitude love and laughter and may your days in 
2014 be merry and bright!
Love Janet  

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Always fresh and innovative our Real Giving e-newsletters are full
of creative gifts, awards, ideas and solutions to help you celebrate those most
important to your success! 
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To modern meaningful recognition!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

November is Gratitude Month

Leaders know
there are many benefits to establishing a practice of gratitude in the workplace.
It doesn't have to be expensive or time consuming. 
Thanking a colleague with an email, a handwritten note, or simply getting up and thanking in person are all free and easy ways to show your gratitude. 
Giving gratitude journals to your team is a fun way to track your appreciations and results.
You will see powerful results, from increased productivity, motivation, to shifting perspectives and even less complaining. 
Not convinced? Give it a try! 
For the month of November try our above Gratitude Challenge! 
Ask us to design your very own Gratitude Journals customized with your logo  and recipients initials and or name!
 To gratitude!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Gearing up for the Holiday Gifting Season!

As the holiday gift giving season is fast approaching, 
I can't say it enough, "plan ahead!" 
The  more time we have 
the more options we can provide you! 
Give us a minimum of 8 weeks lead time for your 
Christmas gifts and we can 
custom make ideas exclusively designed specifically 
for your company! 
Custom molds to create items including
sterling silver and gold cuff links

will guarantee your gifts stand out from the rest! 

We've also just added fresh ideas to our
- gifts that can be customized with
logos, gift cards and custom packaging!

Recognition is all very well but utterly pointless 
without a sense of meaning and genuineness so plan ahead to ensure your budget is used wisely and your genuine message 
of appreciation is achieved! 

A couple more tips for holiday gifting can be read in the 
recent issue of Ignite! magazine.

Contact us today to get started!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Summer Gratitude

Summer Gratitude:
Camping (glamping) with my family 
Boating with friends
Relaxing with neigbours
Cold white wine 
Fresh local fruit
Old fashioned sprinklers
Seeing my Dad and my son catch crickets for bait
Watching my sons bury each other in the sand

Before the good weather ends, I hope you take time 
to skip some rocks, 
have a picnic, take a nap in the sun, pick some flowers 
from your garden, 
and enjoy one more s'more or two! 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Summer Memories

As featured in Meetings & Conventions magazine these folding recycled plastic Adirondack
 chairs are being used by our clients as a creative sales incentive reward as logos, names and even phrases can be engraved on them. They are valued for their quality, price 
and they instantly add style
to a summer cottage, deck or back yard!
The 10 year warranty is an added bonus as well!
To creating summer memories!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Ask a Gift Guru!

Is your corporate gift closet in need of a make over or just a tweak?
Need Fresh Ideas that will inspire, motivate? 
Need solutions on how and when to recognize?
Then Ask a Gift Guru is just what you need!

Book Ask a Gift Guru with Janet Helm,
 and get your questions answered, ideas and actual solutions provided!
Choose from 1 hour brainstorm sessions to
3 and 6 hour bundle packages!

Recognition done right doesn't have to be difficult, 
expensive or time-consuming. 
But how to make the most out of your time and budget, 
all to ensure your recognition is effective, authentic, current?
This is where Ask A Gift Guru will help!

Janet Helm has spent twenty years designing and creating corporate gifts,awards, and incentive ideas for clients throughout North America 

including Coca-Cola, Colliers International and Sun Life Financial. 
Working closely with decision makers, Janet asks the right questions, digs to understand objectives to be able to provide expert advice, 
customized for your company, your people, 
your culture, your customers.
Access Janet’s wealth of knowledge and experience when you want your recognition ideas to reflect your authentic workplace and keep your customers happy and coming back!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Achieve. Celebrate. Recognize. Repeat!

A few of my favorite quotes 
on the power of appreciation.

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. 
If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never ever have enough.
Oprah Winfrey

Apppreciation can make a day, even change a life. 
Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. 
Margaret Cousins

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today 
and creates a vision for tomorrow. 
Melodie Beattie

Friday, May 10, 2013

Happy Mother's Day Mom

This photo I took of my Mom and Dad earlier this year 
when my Dad received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, always reminds me of the quote, 
"Behind every great man there is a great woman."

Happy Mother's Day Mom!
Love Janet

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Gifts for Golfers

Need fresh gift and award ideas for your corporate golf tournaments?
Our recent issue of Real Giving shares some ideas.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Some Companies Always Show Their True Colors

They also like to stand out in a crowd!
As you can see at Janet Helm we have designed custom tartans for a variety of corporations-
some big, some small, cities, universities, real estate firms and even a shopping mall!
What do they all have in common?
  Gratitude for their employees who they depend on, 
and their customers who purchase their goods and services. 
Tartan symbolizes loyalty, unity, community, membership, and achievement. These are more than just words for our clients, but a genuine reflection of who they are and what they stand for.

Custom scarves are just one accessory we produce. 
Ties, umbrellas, fine porcelain and even rubber boots
are just a few other ideas. 
The possibilities are truly endless.
Can you imagine your own tartan?
Tell us more about the occasions you have coming up where you want to
show your true colors and stand out in a crowd!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Spring Events- Fun & Bright Ideas

Spring is just around the corner. 
Along with green grass and cherry blossoms comes 
your Spring events.
From celebrating Earth Day, Bike to Work Month to finalizing sales campaigns, we know
you are looking for fresh gifts and awards.

Check out our latest issue of 
for innovative, fun ideas!
Contact us through our website for more solutions!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Celebrating Women in Business!

 Each year Business in Vancouver
seeks nominations of British Columbia's most outstanding business 
women in private or public sector companies to honour them for their achievement. 
Honourees are chosen based on the criteria of professional accomplishments, influence, and business community involvement.

I am grateful and proud to be the award sponsor of this important event.
To learn more about this year's honouree's and the annual celebration 
click on link below.
If you are attending the event, let me know as would enjoy 
connecting with you.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Will you be Celebrating your Employees March 1

Since 1995 Employee Appreciation Day is celebrated the first 
Friday in March.
Will you be celebrating?
It's not too late to show your genuine appreciation.
Hand written notes of thanks are inexpensive and very effective.
If you don't have thank you cards handy, use
brightly colored 
post it notes and stick to monitors, doors, cubicles, have fun with it!

 You can download our thank you post cards here for free. 
Get thanking - and watch what shows up.
Share results here by posting a comment.

Your gifts of thanks need to say, "I value you." 

Is it time to rethink your rewards?

Are you looking for new, meaningful ideas?  I would love to roll up my sleeves, collaborate with you, to design options 
that say, " I value you!" 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

One of our most popular 
heartfelt recognition solutions  and why companies value
the concept! 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Happy New Year

New Year's Day treasure hunting and building 
sculptures in Victoria!

It's already well into January! Wow, time does fly!
I hope your year, 2012 was filled with gratitude, 
peace and of course fun. 
I'm grateful for 2012. 
Thankful for the wins- checking off three personal and biz experiences off my bucket list.
Grateful for the challenges, as it is in the challenges
 I grow personally and the business rises to another level. 
2013 is already a busy and exciting one, 
collaborating with existing and new companies,
leaders who value recognition and understand the importance of celebrating excellence.
Check out what's new at Janet Helm this year.
I wish you an amazing year filled with new opportunities,
good health and happiness!