Along with our freshly designed 2019 Magnetic Football Schedules, we also rolled out new stunning personalization templates — and they're all available for free.
We call them our Gentle Marketing templates, because the design only subtly pushes your business information. These new designs serve as a more friendly, less pushy way to promote yourself daily.
Our graphic designers did such a great job on these that your clients will think you spent more on your marketing than you really did. Each option truly looks and feels like a custom design piece.
So what are you waiting for? Treat your business and community to our famous Magnetic Football Schedules. The season kicks off soon, and you'll want to be the first (and only!) one on the fridge.
In the heart of southern Arizona you'll find The Keto Bakery, a delicious gem run by Michelle Linowicz and her husband Albert.
Each day, they fill their shop with keto-friendly pies and pastries, all of which require lots of prep work.
"We chop a lot of unsweetened dark chocolate — which is very hard — and nuts for pies. I was using a generic, cheap knife."
But then they were given an Ulu Elite by Dale Turner, Magnets USA & LifeLong Gifts founder (and The Keto Bakery fan!).
"I literally had a whole bar of dark chocolate chopped in a minute or so," Michelle says. "The pieces were small and even, which helped with melting. It was super easy and fast."
But their success with the Ulu didn't stop there. It has helped Michelle more effectively chop nuts for her pies, and has also made her confections more picture-perfect.
"Not only was [slicing a pie with the Ulu] way faster, the filling didn't spill out," Michelle continues. "Usually when you put pressure on a knife, the crust crumbles or cracks, and then your filling is smushed. Before I wouldn’t even slice the pies ahead of time, because it didn’t look as pretty, but with the Ulu, I can actually make nice slices for the display. It’s interesting because we took a picture with the pie sliced with the Ulu, and that post did a lot better than our other posts."
Michelle also loves using the Ulu-Mate Bowl Board, because it allows her to rock-chop, and it keeps her food contained while chopping.
She has tried the Ulu on just about everything, including meats, salads, and homemade pasta dough.
"I will never use another knife again — it really is a hundred times better than a standard knife," Michelle says. "It’s really easy to use and makes sense the way you hold it. It wasn’t hard to figure out how to use it. And it saves a lot of time."
Need a unique closing gift for your most important clients? Our Ulu Elite® Knife and Ulu-Mate™ Bowl Boards combine for a client gift that won’t be forgotten. These quality kitchen tools are a great way to strengthen relationships with important customers.
Keep reading to learn the history behind the ulu knife, watch a video demonstration on how it’s used and to learn where to buy this amazing product.
What is an Ulu Knife?
Ulu knives were originally used as multi-purpose tools by native Alaskans who were part of the Inuit culture. Traditionally used by women, these rocking knives featured a handle made from a caribou antler, muskox horn or walrus ivory. While the cutting surface was created using slate or shale as metal smelting was not available. Designed for common domestic tasks such a food preparation and skinning, this unique knife has since evolved for use in modern society.
Today, the ulu knife has been improved with contemporary materials for use in the kitchen. As these knives are so versatile, our Ulu Elite® knife is able to replace other popular options such as paring and Chef’s knives.
A revolutionary kitchen tool, this cutlery is finely crafted with a curved, heat tempered blade and comfortable handle. It can be used to chop nuts and herbs as well as vegetables and meats, all with comfort and ease. You’ll love how much it increases efficiency when cutting. While the mirror finish on the blade allows for clean cuts and prevents food from sticking.
These knives work best when paired with our Ulu-Mate™ bowl boards. A twist on a traditional flat cutting board, bowl boards are meticulously handcrafted to complement the curvature of the ulu. They also provide a handy spot for storing your knife when it’s not in use.
Why Choose the Ulu Elite®
yIt's no surprise that our latest and greatest knife — the Ulu Elite™ — was inspired a customer we met at a trade show. We're always listening to our customers about how to improve our ever-growing product lineup.
Our Ulu Elite™ boasts a stunning curved blade and comfortable handle that allow you to tackle many of the jobs paring and chef knives do — just much easier.
It's made for quickly rock-chopping and rock-slicing veggies, meat, nuts, herbs, pizza and more. Since force is applied down on the knife, rather than beside it, the Ulu offers no wasted energy and amazing comfort, even for long cutting sessions (perfect for your weekly meal prep!).
The rugged, full-tang blade features a phenolic resin-infused acacia handle, so it won't become damaged by water. We also designed it to be mirror-polished to the very tips, so food won’t stick and your cuts will be clean.
To customize this client gift with a message or to reflect your brand, we also offer personalization of this product.
How to Use an Ulu Knife
While it’s doubtful you’ll use the ulu knife to skin animals, build igloos or cut hair, this product is still a highly valuable tool for anyone who’s serious about cooking. This client gift is perfect for foodies, chefs, and even untrained cooks. It also a great tool for hunters.
To help you learn the proper way to use an ulu knife, we’ve provided a short video to illustrate this tool in action.
Once you get comfortable using this extraordinary new tool, it can be used for:
Why the Ulu Makes a Great Closing Gift
So what makes the Ulu Elite® the best closing gift ever? First, you can almost guarantee your clients — and their friends — don't already have one, making it a conversation-starter that will always end in the amazing service they received from you.
The knife is also engraved along the blade with your name and short business info, so they'll never forget who gave them such a one-of-a-kind and useful gift, or how to contact you again.
For the best experience, pair the Ulu Elite™ with our Ulu-Mate™ Bowl Boards, which are handmade from smoothed Plantation Hardwood and crafted to complement the curvature of the Ulu's blade. Because of the bowl shape, food stays contained while chopping. The back of the board also features a unique slit for holding and displaying the knife when not in use.
There are other advantages to gifting an ulu knife with a bowl board. The flat side of the board also makes an elegant serving board for entertaining. I love using mine as a charcuterie board as the knife is so readily available for use, if needed.
Cleaning and Care
An important tip to remember when caring for your Ulu knife is to never put it in the dishwasher. Due to its construction, you should always wash this rocking knife by hand and clean it after each use. You’ll also want to take precautions when cleaning as the blade on these knives is exceptionally sharp.
As our acacia wood handles are infused with water-resistant phenolic resin, there’s no need to oil the handles to maintain their natural beauty.
Where to Buy
The stunning line of Ulu Elite® products, including knives and bowl boards, can be purchased from LifeLong Gifts.
You can also read a customer review here on these top quality kitchen products from an Arizona bakery!
With baseball season just around the corner, now is the time to slide into home with our most innovative Baseball Schedule lineup ever!
Our graphics team has upped the ante this year, bringing to life new features and designs that you and your clients will love.
Here’s what’s new:
After another battle between the titans in the SEC and ACC, the college football season has come to an end.
If you're like me, though, you'll still go on for months about that no-call that was an obvious past interference, or maybe you're an Army fan who will still brag to your civilian friends about the 70-point beatdown they dished out.
But wherever your loyalties lie, we all share one common enemy (no, not the SEC): the off-season.
To get you through, I’ve put together a list of eight things you can do this off-season to keep you busy until tailgates begin again.
1. Keep an eye on the incoming recruiting class.
Check out the ESPN Top 300 incoming class. Congrats, Oregon! If you're a Virginia Tech fan like me, at least we got #199. And remember, National Signing Day is Feb. 6.
2. Stock up on discounted memorabilia.
All of your favorite team's merchandise will soon be discounted as retailers rush to get rid of inventory. So snag those jerseys and caps for next season!
3. Prep for the Big Game and pro playoffs.
Even if you don't follow pro football, everyone loves an excuse to barbecue and forget about work. So find an NFL-loving friend and tag along.
None of your friends’ teams made the playoffs? There are two teams you can join: The Patriots, or the Anyone-But-The-Patriots. The Big Game is Feb. 2, so start learning some fun facts about Drew Brees, Tyreke Hill, or how to say Bill Belichick five times fast.
4. Go crazy for March Madness.
Ah, the season for frantically filling out brackets and searching “Warren Buffet 1 billion dollar prize.” Here’s a word from the wise: Grab a second or third monitor now, so no one questions you in March when you have you have your email up on one screen, a spreadsheet on another, and a muted game of Zion Williamson windmill-dunking a breakaway on the third.
5. Follow spring games.
Did they move the redshirt QB to WR? Who's getting benched? Is our first team red or white? All questions that are ... sort of answered.
6. Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!
Whether you’re a Fighting Irish fan or not, you’re not a real college football fan if you don't love a Cinderella story. Relive the players throwing their jerseys on Dan Devine’s desk. I’m tearing up just thinking about that sack...
When you’ve already rummaged through nostalgic bowl games and have memorized every line from "Friday Night Lights" (no shame), know this: “Last Chance U” was renewed for a fourth season and comes out in July.
8. Get hyped for next season.
Off-season is a time of overzealous optimism, so don’t miss you chance to say things like, "Next year is our year for sure!” or "The Hokies will win the ACC, easy!" Anything is possible ... in theory.
Guest blogger Khal Clary is a lifelong Virginia Tech football fan and a part-time business school student. He has worked at Magnets USA for three years and counting, learning the ins-and-outs of various departments.