Memorial Day weekend is, to many people, the official start of the summer season.  It is a long weekend to spend grilling out and enjoying time with friends and family.  But Memorial Day is so much more.  Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is about coming together to honor those who gave their all in service to our nation.  Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, the national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, and was first observed on May 30, 1868.  On that day flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.  To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time Memorial Day, for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.”

Before you head off to enjoy your long weekend use this time to print some documents to announce your Memorial Day event or sale.  You will find some great ideas in our template library for banners, flyers or coupons to increase business during the long weekend.  You can also offer to print things like greeting cards and invitations for your customers.  There are so many possibilities in our template library.   Please head over to the Xerox Template library and see what creative things you can do.  There are instructions included that will explain the best ways to print the templates. 

There are templates for the sales and marketing, public relations, office administration and health care  fields. These templates can simplify your work processes and help you move past the business of administrating your business to actually doing your real business.  All the templates are free to use and are our way of helping you streamline your processes and get the most out of your Xerox printers and multifunction devices

Teachers as the school year comes to an end you will find a special section just for education templates with award certificates, diplomas and bookmarks, just to name a few, that you can personalize and print for your students.  There are also beautiful full color inspirational posters like the one pictured here.  So check out the templates for help with your business.

 

Have a Safe Memorial Day weekend!