Christmas Stubby Holder Gift Ideas!

Less than one month until Christmas, let the countdown begin!! It’s that time of year again when all the kids go wild and the adults start running around trying to find the perfect Christmas gift ideas for all of their friends and family! No matter how hard we try, we always end up in the same place, wondering, why on earth did I not start my Xmas shopping back in September!

Well, worry no more, we have the perfect idea in Christmas presents! You can create a Christmas stubby holder for everyone, simply choose your design, add your personal message and mark who it’s from! You can even create individually customised stubby holders for each member of your family, as well as your friends to take home after a day of celebrating!

What a fantastic way to pass on some festive cheer, keep your drink cool, and a great Aussie Christmas gift that will just keep on giving! Leaving you to concentrate on the finishing touches… putting together your Christmas menu and getting creative with your Christmas decorations, baubels, stars, angels the works!!

Check out our Christmas stubby holder designs by clicking this button, or view a few extras below for some ideas …

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Design Ref: CHR022-Santa-on-Beach

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Design Ref: CHR023-AquaSilver-Decos

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Design Ref: CHR024-Xmas-Tree

kris kringle stubby holders

Design Ref: CHR025-Koala-Christmas-Hats

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Design Ref: CHR026-Candle

secret santa stubby holders

Design Ref: CHR027-Bells

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Design Ref: CHR028-Kangaroos-Christmas-Hats

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Happy Christmas Shopping!

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31st August 2012 – Eat Outside Day!

The last day of August is monumental in most countries … it celebrates the end of the warmer days in most parts of Europe and the USA and marks the start of spring and the beginning of warmer weather in the Southern hemisphere!!

So whatever the season change is for you clean up your BBQ and invite your friends over to cook up some culinary delights on this very special day! Relish in the sunshine, kick back relax and enjoy something delicious – outside! Don’t forget this is a come rain or come shine event so pack plenty of umbrellas or choose a venue with some shelter if the weather is not so good.

Grab yourself a picnic basket and fill it full of all the things you love – head to your local park or playground for some food and Frisbee! Or for a casual beach celebration ask everyone to bring some BBQ meat and beer on ice and rendezvous at your favourite outdoor beachside barbeque… Be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen!

What about a tailgate party?! Pull up your car with a bunch of mates, open up the boot or trunk (or tailgate) where you will have an icebox full of drinks and barbie food – perfect if you are going to a footy game or sports event and can meet in the carpark! Don’t forget to organise your Coolaz stubby holders to keep your drinkk cool on the day – these can be designed to match your team colours, party theme or have individual names on to identify each drink!

Maybe you are stuck at work on 31st August this year, if so then make sure you pack yourself a little snack and spend your morning break or lunchtime outdoors, even if you have to wheel your office chair into the carpark to make the most of the weather and take part in Eat Outside Day 2012!

Relaxation Day – 15th August.

Relaxation day is all about taking it easy, kicking back and having some total ‘me time’!! If you happen to have a day away from work then you should do your best to find a secluded spot for some well-deserved rest!

Relax by finding an enjoyable activity to do … this is described as a form of activity that provides a change and relief from effort, work, or tension, and gives you pleasure. What one person finds enjoyable may not be so for another – so make sure you choose something that you know will help you to relax; you might read your book under the shade of a tree, go for a swing in the park, treat yourself and your car to a detail inside and out (a job you hate doing yourself), bake some cupcakes, buy yourself a box of chocs and eat all the best ones first or have some friends over for a BBQ and a few cold beers!

Maybe you spend an hour or so doing some yoga or meditating, or perhaps browsing the internet to book yourself into a spa retreat for the day is more up your street. You could even extend it and make it relaxation week or two! Our top 10 favourite relaxation destinations and spa resorts around the world are;

1. Mandarin Oriental, Miami USA – A real taste of Asian serenity in the heart of Florida.

2. Banyan Tree, Phuket, Thailand – Absolute luxury staying in a spa pool villa.

3. The Rock Spa, Seychelles – Privacy at its best with outdoor therapies and treatments.

4. Forte Village, Sardinia – Pampering for the kids too in true Italian tradition.

5. Cradle Mountain Lodge, Tasmania – Activities and spa all in one.

6. The Balmoral Spa, Edinburgh UK – Beautiful escape to the country.

7. Le Sport, St Lucia – ‘The body holiday’ for a healthy & sporty retreat.

8. The Blue Lagoon, Iceland – Amazing relaxation and treatment for your skin.

9. Polynesian Spa, New Zealand – Soothe your arching body in the natural hot springs of Rotarua.

10. The Refinery, London – One for the boys at this male only spa.

Make sure whatever you choose to do on your day of relaxation that you simply take it easy and enjoy yourself – maybe you will finish with an ice cold beverage of your choice wrapped up with a Coolaz cooler as a memento of your break away from reality!

Lefhanders Day!

 

Left Handed People…
13th August sees a nationally recognised day promoting the consideration of left handed people – it encourages left handed activities and raises general ‘lefty’ awareness. 10% of the population are born with Left-handedness also known as Sinistrality a word derived from the Latin word sinistral meaning “left”.

This minority also has a whole list of words that can be heard as slang (most of them very uncomplimentary) these include some of the following%u2026 lefty or leftie, cack-handed, squiffy, spuddy-handed or buck-fisted. A sports person may also be known as a southpaw or a hooker!

Left heanded coolersIn many European languages the word for the direction “right” also means correct or proper and a much nicer way of moderating the slang for lefties is by biggin’ up right-handedness. Maybe consider the following …

– Dextrous, from the word dexterity – skillful in performing tasks, especially with the hands – from the Latin “dexter” meaning on the right.
– Ambidextrous – jokingly described as to have 2 right hands.
– Adroit – quick witted – from the French “droit” meaning right or take the motto of the British Monarch Dieu et mon droit this is French for “God and my right”!

The odd fit …
Left handed writingYou will also come across some sayings where ‘left’ really doesn’t fit:

Has her heart in the left place
He’s not in his left mind
Waiting for Mr Left

Or perhaps where it does:

Right in the lurch
He was right at the alter
A man with two right feet

Inconveniences and Modifications …
Left handed toolsLeft-handed people spend the first part of their life fighting through our right-handedly created society! At school you begin with learning our written language – which is designed to be scribbled from left to right and most likely a nightmare for a lefties hand as it will smear everything they write along the way!

As we leave School and head on to learn skills and how to use certain implements, sinistral people will find themselves facing a whole heap of inconveniences, right-handed tools will be difficult and probably uncomfortable to use – some will have been modified however there are hurdles to look out for %u2026 items such as a pair of scissors, kitchen knife, can opener, pencil sharpener, and a fishing reel could all cause a problem.

Lefties in Sport
For experts in sport this can also have its advantages, if they are a left-handed player in an individual’s sport such as tennis, badminton, boxing or fencing and your opponent is right-handed then they are likely to be less practised in their backhand or left sided movements – this is why you will see a high number of lefties in one-on-one sports such as John McEnroe, Rafael Nadal and Greg Rusedski.

Famous Lefthanders …
left handed stubby holders kooziesSome Left handers in history;
Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Leonardo Da Vinci

Some other famous left-handers include;

Drew Barrymore, Brad Pitt, Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman, Sylvester Stallone, and in music… Jimi Hendrix, Sting and David Bowie all play the left-handed guitar!

There are heaps of products out there that have been adapted to suit the minority, such as spiral notepads, watches, tools and if you are a stubby holder user then you can even request a left-handed cooler (koozie) from Coolaz where the adjustable strips are placed to fasten on the opposite edge!

 

 

 

 

March 2012 – Labour Day, St Patrick’s Day and The Melbourne Grand Prix

March 2012 What’s On …

Australia celebrates Labour Day or Eight Hours Day, this annual public holiday in March commends the economic and social achievements of workers. Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. So enjoy the long weekend!

Labour Day Camping Trip 2012

Labour Day Camping Trip 2012

St Patricks Day is also celebrated this month – a cultural and religious holiday celebrated internationally on 17 March. It commemorates Saint Patrick, the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland.

Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenth century, and has gradually become a worldly celebration of Irish culture in general. The day is generally characterised by the attendance of church services, irish symbols and the wearing of green attire- although this is a bit of a misconception, as the phrase “the wearing of the green,” meant to wear a shamrock – St. Patrick used the three-leaved plant to explain the Trinity of the Christian religion.

The day also celebrates the lifting of Lent restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol, however, Irish pubs used to be closed on two days of the year: Good Friday and St. Patrick’s Day – So ironically enough, in Ireland until recently, on St. Patrick’s Day you couldn’t actually get a drink!

Today, St. Patrick’s Day is probably the most widely celebrated saint’s day in the world and with Irish Pubs in abundance in Australia I am sure that you will find the perfect way to celebrate this year! Here are some of our design ideas to help you with your celebration this year…

St Patricks Harrigan's Irish Pub

St Patricks Harrigan's Irish Pub

St Patricks Day Bucks Stubby Holder

St Patricks Day Bucks Stubby Holder

Green St Patricks Day Theme Wedding

Green St Patricks Day Theme Wedding

You may also be aware that the Melbourne Grand Prix 2012 is taking place on Sunday 18th March 2012 … Drivers take to the Albert Park street circuit for the first Formula 1 race of the 2012 season. With six world champions, two Australians on the grid for the first time – Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo – and a host of young guns competing, the roar from the stands will equal the roar from the cars. Check out a Couple of stylish Grand Prix themed ieas to keep your beer cold this year, even if you are watching from the comfort of your lounge:

Grand Prix Melbourne Stubby Holder

Grand Prix Melbourne Stubby Holder

Grand Prix Melbourn Cooler Idea

Grand Prix Melbourn Cooler Idea

This year’s wedding colours are…

Not sure how people come to put these lists together, maybe there is a quorum of colourists somewhere that thrash out the details? However, rumour is that we are looking at Tangerine, Yellow, Royal Blue, Steel Blues, Emeralds as key colours for this Spring! Of course Coolaz coolers, being digitally printed, have all of these, and kazillions more, covered. So without further ado here are a couple of ideas using these colours we have put together using our ever-so-special Coolaz Stubby Holder design tool for you to tweak!

Tangerine-Stubby-Holder

Tangerine Splendour 'Anime' Stubby Holder Design

Sunshine Yellow Stubby Holder

Sunshine Yellow 'Kissing Couple' Stubby Holder

Royal Blue 'Just Married' Stubby Holder

Royal Blue 'Just Married' Stubby Holder

Steel Blue 'Holding Hands' Stubby Holder

Steel Blue 'Holding Hands' Stubby Holder

Emerald 'Holding Hands' Stubby Holder

Emerald 'Holding Hands' Stubby Holder