Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Canada Day with Clipart.com

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Did you know? 20 Facts about Canada

Canada only got its own flag 100 years after it became a country on February 15, 1965.

The Canadian Mint has a 1 million dollar coin that is USABLE

A crater on the planet Mars was named after the town of Gander, NFL in honour of its efforts in space research.

Popular superheroes, Superman and Wolverine, were conceived by Canadian minds.

Quebec manufactures more than 77% of the world's maple syrup.

Twenty percent of the world's fresh water is in Canada. Canada has more lakes than all other countries combined. Ontario alone has over 250,000 lakes.

Canada’s longest place name is Pekwachnamaykoskwaskwaypinwanik Lake. Say that fast 5 times ;)

Canada shares the largest demilitarized border in the world with the United States.

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While ice hockey is Canada’s most prevalent sport, lacrosse is the country’s official sport.

The name “Canada” comes from the word “Kanata” used by the Iroquois, a native American tribe who lived in Quebec in the 16th century

The Hawaiian pizza was actually invented by an Ontario, Canada man.

Canada consumes more KD (mac and cheese) than any other country in the world.

Basketball was invented by a Canadian and the only Canadian NBA team, the Toronto Raptors, are the current NBA Champions! #WeTheNorth

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The first NBA game was played in Canada between the New York Knicks and the Toronto Huskies in 1946

80% of all alcohol consumed in Canada is beer.

Canada is home to the oldest brewery in North America, Molson, which was established in 1786

Ottawa holds an annual Tulip festival, filled with Tulips sent from the Netherlands. For one day in 1943, Ottawa designated a hospital room to be international ground so that a Dutch princess could be born a full Dutch citizen and keep her princess title. The annual tulips are a sign of gratitude from the Netherlands.

Pincher Creek, Alta., experienced a temperature shift from -19 C to 22 C in just one hour in 1962

Santa Claus lives in Canada. His address is Santa Claus, North Pole H0H 0H0. If you write him a letter from anywhere in the country, he will respond.

Canada will be celebrating it’s 152nd birthday on July 1, 2019

Happy Canada Day!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Benefits Of Having A Brochure For Your Business

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A well-designed, well-written brochure can help sell your company. If you want to grow as a business and reach out to more customers, a brochure can really highlight the benefits of your business.

Along with your website, social networking, advertising and marketing efforts, a company brochure is an indispensable part of your branding process. Most brochures are able to introduce the company, provide a visual snapshot of products and/or services, as well as share features, benefits and contact information. Basically, a condensed version of what a website does.

Compared to other forms of print materials, brochures can be mailed, used on location, or handed out at events. Whether it’s at a large event or distributing them door-to-door, another one of the advantages of a brochure is that they are a simple but effective way to target a specific group of people.  

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Have you ever received information from a friend or co-worker? Brochures can easily be passed from person-to-person.

You want a good design with visuals, bullet points with brief copy that will create interest – not paragraph after paragraph of text. Too much content and your potential customer will put the brochure down and read no further.

Vital Imagery Ltd sites can help you create stunning business brochures. Our brochure templates are available to suit any industry.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Celebrating Dad

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What most parents want is to know that all their hard word is seen and appreciated. Not everyone is lucky enough to have a great dad in their life but if you are Father's Day is a great time to remind him of how much he means to you.

Here is a list of funny captions to let dad know how much you care and recognize all that he does:

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You're the best father I've ever had.

I feel bad for other people today. Obviously my dad is the best.

Dad, thanks for killing all the spiders.

Happy Father's Day, Dad. You were right -- about everything. 

I can never repay you. Literally.

Without me, today would be just another day. You're welcome!

Dad, you're the cool parent. But I'll deny it if you tell mom.

You might have the worst jokes, but you're the best dad.

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Not all heroes wear capes. Mine wears cargo shorts.

Thanks for putting up with me, Dad!

We all know that Mom did the hard part. But Happy Father's Day anyway!

You're so hip, you had a dad bod *before* it was cool.

I'm sorry for everything, Dad. Unfortunately, the list is too long to explain.


On a more serious note:

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You have given me the best things in life: Your time, your care, and your love. I am truly grateful to have you in my life.

A daughter may outgrow your lap, but will never outgrow your heart.

You're the best, Dad. Plain and simple.

Not always eye to eye, but always heart to heart.

Dad: a daughter's first love and a son's first hero.

Life doesn't come with a manual—it comes with a father.

I love my dad to the moon and back.

Some great quotes about father's and fatherhood:

"On behalf of every man looking out for every girl, you are the God and the weight of her world." — John Mayer

"When my father didn’t have my hand, he had my back." — Linda Poindexter

"A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be." — Carol Coats

"Any fool can have a child. That doesn't make you a father. It's the courage to raise a child that makes you a father." — Barack Obama 

“Being a dad isn’t just about eating a huge bag of gummy-bears as your wife gives birth. It means being comfortable with the word hero.” — Ryan Reynolds

“It’s all about you not trying to decide what your daughter or son should be or what you want them to be, it’s all about loving them no matter who they are or what they decide to do.” — Magic Johnson

“The only way I can describe it … at the end of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” you know how his heart grows, like, five times its size? Everything is full; It’s just full all the time.” — Matt Damon

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Images as an Educational Tool from Dover Publications

Dover Publications have been creating and publishing books for over 40 years. Ever since their first volume was released educators have been using the images as a fun and creative educational resource.

Dover Publications' images can be used as supplemental aids in lesson plans, classroom activities, art projects, worksheets, bulletin board decorating, fund raising, and much more!

On iCLIPART.com you can find an extensive selection of the Dover Publications' images organized by book titles and categories.

Choose from Civil War Images

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 Animal Silhouette Images

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Braun and Schneider's Historic Costume

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Human Anatomy

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Summer Family Fun Checklist

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Summer is quickly approaching and the school year is coming to an end. It's time to start planning those summer activities that will help make great memories with you and your family, keep the kids busy and won't break the bank.

Here is a check-list with something for everyone in the family:

  • Go to a drive-in movie. Bring a blanket and chair and watch under the stars. The kids will love it!

  • Visit an amusement park. Take on their biggest roller coaster!

  • Go camping. Real camping not glamping ;). Set up a tent, cook over a fire and don't forget the marshmallows.

  • Visit a beach. Be sure to walk barefoot along the sand. Walking barefoot, also known as "earthing," has gone from being a kooky counter-culture trend, to a scientifically-researched practice with a number of remarkable health advantages, such as increasing antioxidants, reducing inflammation, and improving sleep.

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  • Pick berries at a farm. If picking isn't your thing at least stop at a roadside stand and pick up some fresh local fruits and vegetables.

  • Have a barbecue with friends and neighbours. Make it the whole street and have a huge pot-luck meal. Set up some games for the kids to play.

  • Visit a new place or town. Get the kids to find out as much information about the town while you drive there. Small communities can have such great history.

  • Read a new book. This is great for kids and adults to have time away from the electronics.

  • Check out a local summer festival.There are so many festivals to choose from whether you like music, food or fresh produce. There are usually events going on every weekend of the summer.

  • Have a picnic. You can often find picnic tables at your local parks or bring a large blanket to spread out on the grass. Bring along some games you can play, like Frisbee or badminton.

  • Mini-golf. This can be a great family bonding experience and teaches sportsmanship.  It's a great way to burn some calories and isn't played in front of a screen.
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Do you have any other great summer family fun ideas for this list? 
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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Surprise Dad With These Wonderful Gift Ideas and Messages

Great gift ideas with images from iCLIPART.com

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  Create coupons for dad. 

  Print your offer to dad on the reverse side. Some examples might include:

  1. One free car wash
  2. Help cleaning the garage
  3. Take the trash out for dad
  4. Let dad sleep in

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Personalize mugs and shirts for dad. 

Create unique personalized mugs, water bottles, shirts and more without having to be a designer. Simply find an online printer ( For example: vistaprintthat you can load up your image choice and have a mug made and shipped to you.  
Dad will love it!

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Create your own Father's Day cards.

Save money by creating your own cards, year-round. All you need is a cardstock capable printer and some cardstock paper.

Choose the perfect card front at iCLIPART.com and then print your image on half the page and fold for the perfect greeting card.

Here are some sample messages to include that dad is sure to appreciate:

You have given me the best things in life: Your time, your care, and your love. Happy Father's Day!

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The older I get the more I realize how important it is to have a dad like you.

Your guidance, advice, and love has stuck with me through it all. I would not be who I am today without you. Enjoy your special day!

On a father scale of 1 to 10, I give you a million. Thanks a million Dad!

I hope I’ve made you proud, Dad and if not, hey, maybe you ought to lower your expectations. 

For more great Father's Day images visit iCLIPART.com 

Happy Father's Day!


Friday, May 24, 2019

Getting On Track With Your Marketing Strategies

Sometimes a little reminder or helpful tips can get you back on track with your marketing strategies.

Keep in Contact

If you have client email addresses, use them to keep in touch with your clients. Let them know about the latest offers, promotions or other important information going on in your business.

Rethink Your Content Management

One of the features of iCLIPART.com is that you can search images by collection/artist if you would like the same look and feel in your presentations and projects but you also have millions of images to choose from to keep your social media fresh and new. A great companion site to iCLIPART.com is iPHOTOS.com, with more of a focus on great photographic images it also has great illustrations and vectors.

Latest Trends

You don’t need to hire a team of 20 something year old's to be able to stay fresh and keep up with what’s trending. Take the time each week/month to search the information you need. You know your customers and what they need. Read articles, snoop the competition and network with like minded people.

Content Calendar

As we’ve mentioned in a previous Blog, this is one of the most important tools to include in your social media tool-kit.  A well-maintained social media content calendar keeps all your marketing efforts focused and saves you time.

Social Media Analytics

Equally important to go along with your content calendar is a report for keeping track of your social media analytics.

Followers gained/lost

Knowing what works and what doesn't is important for your future marketing plans.


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