Thursday, September 5, 2019

Autumn Marketing and Advertising Tips

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Not everyone looking for images is experienced in the world of graphic design and image editing or has the artistic ability or the creative tools to see a visual concept and bring it to reality.
Our images can make it easier for your marketing and advertising campaigns to come to life and save you money.
 
No matter what industry you are involved in, here are some autumn marketing and advertising ideas to promote your products or services. 

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Tip#1 Use special holidays and autumn themed imagery and wording to promote your business and create excitement during the fall season. Use the holidays to create special offers or create your own special holiday to promote.  

Tip#2 There are so many local fall events that are going on in your community from September through November. Ask local fall festivals if they are accepting advertisers or sponsors or you can also buy a booth, if you have a product or service that would do well selling out of a tent.


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Tip#3 The easiest way to drive traffic to your Fall marketing campaign is to notify your existing subscribers and contacts. After all, these are people who you know are interested in your products or platform. Whether they're existing customers, previous customers or blog subscribers. They have already been convinced of some element of the value of your company. Use eye catching imagery and creative wording.  

Tip#4 A business is never too small or too large to have a marketing calendar. Plan ahead and be ready for the busy holiday season. It can be challenging to stay on top of current projects while looking ahead to the future, but with a marketing calendar you can make it easier.

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The biggest marketing and advertising events for most industries over the next few months are:

    Halloween
    Thanksgiving
    Black Friday
    Cyber Monday
    Dec. 12th - Dec. 26th




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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hello September!

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The summer days are winding down and autumn is fast approaching. Soon it will be time for sweaters, falling leaves and comfy socks.

If you're an avid reader, you probably have a book quote for every occasion. Here are some great quotes for the end of summer and coming autumn that you can pair with some warm autumn images for some of your social media postings and advertising.


“Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.”
-George R.R. Martin


 “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."
-Anne Bradstreet
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“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.”
-William Shakespeare


“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.”
- J.K. Rowling


"The morning had dawned clear and cold, with a crispness that hinted at the end of summer. "
- George R.R. Martin


“But when fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.”
- Stephen King


“At no other time (than autumn) does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth; in a smell that is in no way inferior to the smell of the sea, bitter where it borders on taste, and more honeysweet where you feel it touching the first sounds. Containing depth within itself, darkness, something of the grave almost.”
-Rainer Maria Rilke

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“Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love - that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one's very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
-George Eliot


“The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.”
-Henry Beston



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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Create A Menu That Pops!

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Whether you're the latest hotspot or a local tried and true.
Menu design is important to your business and should
look as good as your food is.

We have some amazing images to help create the perfect menu design. Our high quality photographs and illustrations can make a huge difference on how your menu looks at a fraction of the cost of using an outside designer.



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A Great Menu:

*Organizing your menu options - grouping similar menu options together make it easier for your guests to find what they would like.

*Create descriptions that are clear and straightforward but try not to be boring.

*Use creative font and a few high contrast colors to make your menu pop!

*Consider having multiple menus for drinks, deserts, specials and full menu. That way you aren't trying to jam everything into one menu.
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We have quality menu illustrations that can be customized to your business or photo images that can be added to a menu that you are creating.

To view more:
Menu Illustrations
Menu Photos

Whether you specialize in smoothies, craft beer, coffee, or pizza  we have the images for you!


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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Introducing the NEW iCLIPART for Schools



We are excited to announce the new improved iCLIPART for Schools.


iCLIPART for Schools from Vital Imagery Ltd. is happy to bring you a specially curated collection of images that are suitable for all ages and all educational projects.

Legally download images without any worry about viruses, litigation or younger viewers being exposed to pictures that are not child friendly.

iCLIPART for Schools contains over 8 million royalty-free clipart images, photos, web graphics, animations, fonts and sounds. Educators, teachers and students from all over the world download and use our images legally with a subscription in their worksheets, flyers, presentations, websites, projects and more!

Every iCLIPART for Schools subscription includes professional-grade imagery in formats compatible with virtually all Mac and Windows compatible software. Just choose the format you need and click download. It's that easy!

We have easy to follow videos to help transition to our new layout or to help new users:
How to Search for Images on iCLIPART for Schools
https://youtu.be/SDOCb3F25OM

How to Download Images on iCLIPART for Schools
https://youtu.be/aCyzovnJAXE

Our latest category, Worksheets, is an amazing collection of images that can be used as-is or edited to suit your needs. Check out this amazing resource here.

We are also proud to be able to also offer the entire Dover Publications collection in an easy to search book title listing here.




We have an amazing support team that is available to help 
with any questions or comments you have.
Please contact: support@iclipart.com

Friday, August 2, 2019

Negative Space Images and Advertising

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Negative space is defined as the area that surrounds the subject of an image.

Negative space allows our eyes to focus on the subject of an image, no matter how subtle it may be.

The absence of content does not mean the absence of interest. In fact, negative space often adds interest as it can place a stronger emphasis on the subject and it can evoke more emotions.

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Negative space can give your 
photograph an
entirely different feeling.






Let these images inspire you for your design projects like postcards, posters, web design, and so much more.

You could simply add a little text or a quote for the perfect addition to your project.





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As you will see, any of these beautiful photographs would also create great backgrounds for your websites or or social media pages.









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Friday, July 19, 2019

Back-To-School For Teachers and Educators

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Are you ready for back to school?

Many get ready for school 3 weeks to a month before school begins.

We want to make sure our children have all the tools they need to have a great school year.

The usual items on the back-to-school check-list are books, binders, pencils, etc but have you ever considered how useful a subscription to iCLIPART for schools would be?

Teachers and educators consider what a useful tool a subscription to iCLIPART.com for schools would be for you, your students and your school.

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Benefits to a subscription:

  • Worry-free viewing for students - Students can search our database without worry of what type of images are being viewed.
  • We have all the downloads you need - photos, clipart, fonts, sounds, video and more. We have a huge selection of educational themed images and worksheets.
  •  Many teachers use our website to source copyright-safe images for their worksheets, presentations and handouts at school. Our images are royalty-free, so you will not have to worry about having to pay anything more than your subscription cost.
  • Multiple file formats - Windows and Mac 
  • We offer multi-user discounts -  the more users that need access, the bigger the discount!


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Have a look around the site to see for yourself the great resource iCLIPART For Schools can be to you and your students:

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We are the exclusive provider to all Iowa Public Schools and Libraries. Join them and thousands of other schools and libraries globally that are using our site to provide worry-free images, fonts and sounds to teachers and students.



In recognition of the amazing, and challenging job that teachers do, we are happy to offer them a special educational discount on any of our one year subscriptions. 
Please contact us for more information! 


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

How To Choose The Best Stock Image Site For You


There are a lot of really great stock image sites out there and it might seem difficult to choose the best one for you to use.

Here are some tips to consider when determining the best site for you:

  • How many images will you need? Will you need to purchase single images or would a subscription be a better value for you?
  • How much is your budget? knowing your budget limits will help you to find the right company to work with and the right subscription type.  Paying more doesn't always mean you getting more value.
  • Read the reviews. You'll quickly know by reading reviews if a company is worth giving your money to. Is their customer service willing to help when you run into trouble?
  • Who doesn't love a great deal!? Contact the companies you're interested in and see who has any special offers going that you might not have known about.
  • Make sure you read their terms and usage rules. You might sign up thinking you have the right to use images for commercial projects or print-on-demand. Call or email the company and be clear on your usage and let them tell you exactly what subscription you need to purchase.

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I often hear people saying they can just get their images from Google or free stock image sites. The images on most "free" image sites are actually copyrighted and you will be liable for using them even if you are unaware of the infringement. Why take the risk? Use a reputable stock image company and make sure you and your business are not at risk.

Schools are also at risk. Vital Imagery Ltd offers two child-friendly websites specifically tailored for school use. Teachers and Students can safely use the images in class projects without worrying about the student or school being sued.

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A German school was recently sued (£360) because a student used an image in a project that was copyrighted

York University ordered to pay up after losing copyright battle




Visit these Vital Imagery Ltd sites to determine which site is best for you:


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Animation Factory

Clipart.com

Clipart.com School Edition

iPHOTOS.com

iCLIPART.com

iCLIPART for Schools








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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

American Independence - 4th of July Celebrations

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Often celebrated with family events and a great show of patriotism. July 4th is when the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence. Though the vote for actual independence took place on July 2nd, from then on the 4th became the day that was celebrated as the birth of American independence.

 
Best ways to celebrate the Fourth of July:

  • Wear your most colorful 4th of July red, white, and blue swag!
  • Visit a national or state park near you. Enjoy the scenery and look for bald eagles.
  • Pack a picnic and head to the park with family and friends.
  • Head to the beach for an afternoon of water, sand, and sun.
  • Take home-made cards to soldiers now living in nursing homes and hospitals.
  • Learn a patriotic song or sing one you already know such as America the Beautiful.
  • Have a bike parade in your neighborhood. Let the kids decorate their bikes with 4th of July swag.
  • Have a cook-out with family and friends. Be sure to take the time to pause and give thanks for our freedom.
  • Attend a local 4th of July parade.

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Decorating ideas: 

Make home-made toppers with your children.
Print images and cut them out. They can be flags, hats, stars or anything with a patriotic look.

Use them with tooth picks for cupcakes, cakes or with cheese and veggie trays.
  
Print larger images for along fences and to decorate your home. Hang with tape or string throughout the house or backyard.

Decorate items you have at home with American themed borders and banners.

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  •  Cups, jars or cans that can be used as utensil holders or for flowers and plants as centrepieces.

Safety Tip:

A good idea when attending large public events is to print name labels for your kids with their first name and your cell phone number in-case you get separated. They can be printed on sticker paper or just on paper and laminated.

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Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Coloring - for Kids and Adults

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We would love the kids to stay off of the electronics for summer break and I wanted to let you know about a great tool on iCLIPART.com that could help save your summer and kids boredom.

Have you planned what the kids will do when you're away for the weekend or week and the weather just isn't co-operating?

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There's nothing worse than realizing you brought all the fun beach and sand toys but didn't pack anything for indoors or relaxing.

How could we really pack everything we "might" possibly need?

Maybe your little one isn't feeling the greatest and just wants to stay in bed or relax with some easy activities.

You might have noticed that we have great black and white images that are really great for printing and coloring but have you also noticed that if you are not able to print the images, they can also be colored right online in iCLIPART.com.

We have super simple images to images that are very detailed.

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Choose one of these keyword search suggestions to get you started: coloring, mandala, activity or doodle and you'll have pages and pages of great images to choose from.

Editing your search choices can be done in the advanced search section, beside the search bar.

Adult coloring can help reduce stress, anxiety and create focus. Coloring is really great for anyone who has trouble with meditation.


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Be sure to chose just black and white images in your advanced search.

When you have found an image you are interested just click on "color this image online" and it will open up in a new window where you can color your image or complete the activity.

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If you don't have a subscription to iCLIPART.com, you can get one now: click here

To save 20% use coupon code: SAVE20FB for new users 
or to renew use code: REN20FB  



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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.

Click for more tri-fold design ideas: tri-fold
Click for more full-page design ideas : full page

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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? 
Share them with me at support@vitalimagery.com


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!