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Chinese New Year 2015 – February 19th – the Year of the Sheep (Goat or Ram)

Chinese New Year is an annual celebration that marks the start of the new year according to the Chinese lunisolar calendar. The Chinese calendar consists of both Gregorian and lunar-solar calendar systems. Because the track of the new moon changes from year to year, Chinese New Year will always fall between late January and mid-February. For 2015 Chinese New Year is February 19th. Each Chinese new year is represented by 1 of the 12 Chinese Zodiac creatures, 2015 is the year of the Sheep (Goat or Ram). People like the Sheep (Goat or Ram) the most among the Zodiac Animals, they are very gentle and calm in nature.

Chinese New Year decorations consist of lanterns, cherry blossoms, orange-trees and lots of red colour. A very important aspect of celebrating Chinese New Year is the reunion dinner that is held on the eve of the New Year. Family members come together usually in the parents or eldest brother’s home to celebrate. The dinner is very lavish and consists of multiple courses. Gift giving is also an important part of Chinese New Year and the most common gifts that are given amongst family, colleagues and business contacts are those of boxes of oranges or live orange trees. If you are looking for gift giving ideas for Chinese New Year, sweets, fruit baskets and orchids are great gifts for this occasion. Chocolate candy gift baskets or fresh fruit baskets would be very appropriate for gift giving as well as orchid plants.

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Corporate Gift Giving Ideas

Corporate gift giving is the perfect opportunity to connect with your clients to say thank you for their business and share holiday wishes. The act of corporate gift buying can become less stressful when you adopt an attitude of giving.

There are several choices of corporate gifts to choose from when deciding on the perfect corporate gift to send a client.

Popular corporate gifts are fruit baskets, gourmet gift baskets, holiday flower arrangements and plants.

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With the convenience of having the availability of products online, you can save time and energy with placing your orders at any time of the day.

When considering corporate gifts, there are a few tips to consider before you make your purchases.

  • Know what your Companies’ corporate gift buying policies are. You will need to know the dollar value that may be set for gifts to purchase.
  • Be aware of country and cultural differences that may exist when gift giving.
  • Be aware that any business gift will reflect on the image of your company. Avoid lower quality gifts that can reflect negatively on your image. Consider purchasing high quality items.
  • Have your gifts delivered in a professional manner.

Corporate gift giving should be a fun time to connect with your clients. To avoid last minute stress, planning ahead is always the best practice. Order your gift items well in advance to ensure that there is plenty of time for deliveries, as well as ensuring that the recipient’s will be available to receive them. Many individuals take holidays the week prior to Christmas; therefore it is a great practise to send corporate gifts in the first and second week of December. If you wait to the final days prior to the holiday, the recipient may not be available to receive your gift prior to the holiday.