Happy Memorial Day!

Memorial Day Picnic Ideas - Mixed Bag DesignsCelebrate Memorial Day with a fun outdoor picnic. We loved these ideas from HGTV’s 10 Sizzling Ideas for an Outdoor Summer Party. We hope you all enjoy a safe and happy Memorial Day celebration. Let us also take a moment to honor the real reason for today’s celebration: remembering those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Never forget.

Hit the Road With Mixed Bag Designs

Mixed Bag Designs travel bagsThe dishes are clean and the laundry is done, but it’s easy to overlook tidying the car. Between car pools, shopping trips, hectic commutes and messy pets (and possibly kids), your focus is getting from point A to point B—not keeping a pristine car!

For busy lifestyles, Mixed Bag Designs has come out with some practical products for your car to help keep it trash-free and organized. Our double and single trunk bins, accessory pouch, seat organizers and trash totes keep things clean and coordinated. Say goodbye to loose notebooks, toys, and the unfortunate sunglasses or cell phone that fell out of the cup holder and inconveniently onto the floor by the brake pedal.

These fun new patterns will be released in July, but we have all products pictured in other great designs! Also, look out for the new addition of a matching car mat (available in July) perfect for toting gardening supplies, wet dogs and more. The average American spends over an hour and a half per day in the car, so make your car more than a means of transport—add some style and order to it with Mixed Bag Designs. To stay up to date on all Mixed Bag Designs news, follow our Facebook and Twitter!

Spring Fundraiser Ideas for Elementary School

Spring Fundraiser Ideas - Mixed Bag Designs School FundraisersSpring is a time of the year when school activities are at its peak. Sports events are planned, end of year fairs and parties are scheduled, and there’s a general buzz about school. These events serve as a great platform for an elementary school fundraising event. Elementary school fundraising events should be creative and fun so that kids can enjoy it and raise funds for a good cause.

Mixed Bag Designs has helped hundreds of successful fundraisers through their reusable bag fundraiser. Our purpose was to create a fun idea with a quality product to help raise funds for honorable causes. However we understand you can’t always pass out a catalog and expect the sales to come pouring in – you often have to put in some extra legwork and add some creativity to your fundraising campaign. Why not take advantage of the Spring buzz and add some extra fun to your fundraiser? Use these spring fundraiser ideas to help promote your next event!

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Mixed Bag Designs Fall Fundraiser Preview

Looking to finalize your Fall fundraiser plans? The Mixed Bag Designs fundraising catalog offers a collection of products that can boost profits for your organization. How can we be sure that our products are the right fit for your fundraiser? Simply because everyone goes wild for these reusable bags!

Our fundraising program offers up to 50% profit, free shipping on your main order plus tons of bonus programs for your organization. Contact a Mixed Bag Designs rep today to learn more about our early signing bonuses and finalize your Fall fundraiser plans today! Click here to learn more.

Teacher Appreciation: Our Favorite Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week - Mixed Bag DesignsTeacher Appreciation Week kicks off today and runs for the rest of the week. Although teacher appreciation often extends beyond just this week, we wanted to celebrate today by remembering some of our favorite teachers. Here are some reflections on those special teachers from the Mixed Bag Designs team. Thank you to all of our educators and teachers across the country – we appreciate your time, your patience, your ability to make even the boring topics seem interesting and most of all we appreciate how much you have taught us and let us grow!

“My absolute favorite teacher was my second grade teacher, Ms. Dautel. She was awesome because she really made learning fun. She never dressed like an adult, but she commanded so much respect. Our class won every contest because she was so imaginative. She had a contest where the top 4 students with the highest grades would be able to come to her house. She was coordinating a party for the students. I ended up being one. It was SO AWESOME…I miss Mrs. Karen Dautel.” – Chartate, in-house sales

“Rachel and I were home schooled, so our mom was actually our teacher. I remember her teaching me how to read and how to hold a pencil to write my name when I was very young – no easy task considering that I am a lefty and she is right-handed! Looking back, Rachel and I both have nothing but love and appreciation for our mom/teacher – she always put in so much care and effort to make sure she gave us the best education that she was able to.” – Sarah & Rachel, customer service

“My favorite teacher goes back to the impressionable year of 3rd grade. Tiny Mrs. Volkoff, (maybe 4’8” tops) became bigger than life as she read chapters from Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn to our class every day after lunch as a treat. She gave each character their own vocalization, bringing the stories to life and truly inspired my love of reading to this day. I still smile when I think of her.” – Ellen, account rep

“One of my favorite teachers was my 3rd grade teacher Ms. Donna Stein. She had a passionate, fiery personality that lit up the classroom and made school fun and exciting. She thrived on creative projects and inspired each of us (even at just 8 years old!) to think outside the box and expand our creative limits. My most favorite memory of her class was our end-of-year play that we put together and performed in front of the whole school. Ms. Stein always promoted theatrics and gave us such confidence; it is thanks to her that I do not have a fear of public speaking today!” – Amy, marketing