Wednesday, December 24, 2014

4 Christmas Traditions to Start with your Family

Traditions are part of what make the Christmas season so special. Decorating the Christmas tree, baking treats, hanging Christmas lights and wrapping presents are common activities, but what are some unique things you can do to make the holiday truly special? Here are some ideas we love:
Open presents on Christmas Eve. Let your family have a little Christmas preview by letting them open one present on Christmas Eve. A new Rite in the Rain notebook or pen would make a great Christmas Eve gift! We also love the idea of a Christmas Eve box for each family member, packed with pajamas, hot chocolate, a movie and snacks.

Go to a movie. On Christmas, what does your family normally do? We wake up early, open presents and usually make a big breakfast. What do you do with the rest of your day, though? You are left with lots of free time and hardly anything is open! We like to go see a movie at the local theater; last year it was The Hunger Games and this year it will probably be Unbroken. Find something the whole family would enjoy seeing together!
Volunteer. Your kids have probably told you what they want for Christmas 100 times by now, right? Christmas has become focused on what we want and not what others need. Make it a family priority to help those less fortunate each year. There are plenty of local soup kitchens and shelters that would love a helping hand through the Christmas season. If you finish up your activities early on Christmas Day, head down and see if anyone could use your help.

Thankful Jar. Being thankful isn’t just for Thanksgiving or Christmas, it should be present all year long. A fun idea is to create a thankful jar, and have family members write things they are thankful for throughout the year and drop them in the jar. On Christmas, pull these out and read them together! This is a great way to reminisce and bring the family together.

Christmas is a wonderful time spent with friends and loved ones. Make your Christmas even more special by implementing some fun traditions in the years to come!

What are some traditions your family has? 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: 3 Great Rite in the Rain Gifts from Rainwriter
Christmas is a little over a week away. Can you believe it? If you are an efficient shopper, you likely have all of your shopping done and presents wrapped under the tree. If you are more like us, however, you procrastinated and have a lot left to do. Why make things difficult? Rainwriter has a number of great products and free shipping when you spend over $39! Our Rite in the Rain products are highly rated and make great gifts for a variety of people. Check out some of our top sellers and add them to your online shopping cart today!

Rite in the Rain BC2035 Business Cards. Did you know in Japan, business cards are so important that they have them in vending machines on street corners? They play a huge role in Japanese etiquette and people need to be able to make them anywhere, anytime! They might not be as popular in the United States, but business cards are still important in nearly every industry. If you’re going to spend money on business cards, you should spend it on ones that will last. Rite in the Rain business cards are waterproof and durable, and make a great Christmas gift for nearly every professional on your list.

Rite in the Rain 146 All-Weather Universal Notebook Kit. Think of this Rite in the Rain kit like the perfect gift basket! This includes a No. 146 Pocket Notebook, No.97 All-Weather Tactical Black Clicker Pen and a No. C946 Cordura Fabric Cover. Why buy just one product when you can get them all in one convenient package? The pocket notebook is the perfect traveling size, at 4X6 with 100 waterproof pages. The all-weather pen works in temperatures ranging from negative 30 degrees to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and even works upside down! Lastly, the fabric cover keeps everything organized and, like everything else, is incredibly durable. Who couldn’t benefit from these products, seriously?

Rite in the Rain 177 All-Weather Soccer Notebook. Do you know a soccer coach? We have the perfect present for them! This all-weather soccer notebook can help track players, rosters, lineups and more! Between the polydrura cover and wire-o spiral binding, we know that whoever you buy it for won’t be disappointed!

Whether you have a few presents left to buy or haven't yet started, we know the above gifts are sure to be hits on Christmas morning!

Oh, and Merry Christmas everyone!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Home of Twilight: 4 of the Wettest Cities in the United States

At Rainwriter, we supply a variety of waterproof Rite in the Rain products, ranging from notebooks to pens and pencils. Naturally, we are interested in where our products could be the most beneficial! For that reason, we’ve compiled a list of some of the wettest cities in the United States. So grab your rain poncho and let’s check them out!
Portland, Oregon
Average Rainfall: 43 inches
Average Number of Rainy Days: 154
Portland residents are more than familiar with rainy days. In fact, they spend about 42% of the year hiding under umbrellas and wearing rain boots (figuratively speaking, of course). The number of rainy days in Portland seems to be growing with each year, and in 2012 they experienced an impressive 50 inches of rain! Needless to say, Portland residents could benefit from Rite in the Rain products and a good cup of hot coffee.
Seattle, Washington
Average Rainfall: 38 inches
Average Number of Rainy Days: 154
Seattle has earned quite the reputation for their wet weather. Surprisingly, they aren’t even close to being the wettest city in the country! That doesn’t change the fact, however, that they encounter heavy precipitation each year.
So, why is Seattle associated so strongly with rain? We are guessing because it’s the birthplace of Starbucks Coffee! Who doesn’t enjoy a hot caramel macchiato on a cold, dreary day? One thing is for sure, Seattle residents could certainly benefit from Rite in the Rain products from Rainwriter.

Forks, Washington
Average Rainfall: 99 inches
Average Number of Rainy Days: 206
There is a reason why the popular Twilight series was based in Forks, Washington. With 206 days each year of overcast skies and rainfall, it is the perfect setting for vampires, unable to be seen in the daylight.
The population of Forks is small, with only 3,500 residents, but the town attracts a substantial number of tourists. If you would like to see where Edward, Jacob and Bella fictionally lived, then grab your Rite in the Rain gear and check out Forks.

Mobile, Alabama
Average Rainfall: 67 inches
Average Number of Rainy Days: 54
Mobile, Alabama has earned the title of the “wettest city in the United States,” not because of the number of rainy days, but because of the sheer concentration. They experience heavy rain in about half the time, compared to places like Portland and Seattle. Those who work outside could definitely benefit from Rainwriter’s Rite in the Rain products, considering they never know when a storm might hit!