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9 Secrets Of People Who Answer Santa’s Mail

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9 Secrets Of People Who Answer Santa’s Mail

Every year, as temperatures begin to cool, letters to Santa Claus start rolling in to post offices around the country, filled with wish lists and questions from children.

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10 Historical Facts About Letters To Santa

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10 Historical Facts About Letters To Santa

‘Tis the season for tens of thousands of kids to sit down and write their annual letters to the North Pole’s most famous resident. While sending a letter to Santa Claus might seem like a pretty straightforward process, it’s had a colorful—and at times controversial—history. Here are 10 facts and historical tidbits to help you appreciate what it takes for St. Nick to manage his mail.

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2023 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

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2023 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

As the holiday season nears, you might assume you have ample time to send your cards and packages for your winter celebrations. However, reality can be different. With the first night of Hanukkah on December 18th, December 25th’s cutoff dates may approach faster than expected (see deadlines below).

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Gunderson Direct Raises More Than $72,000 For Kids With Special Needs & Nabs A 2023 Summit Creative Award!

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Gunderson Direct Raises More Than $72,000 For Kids With Special Needs & Nabs A 2023 Summit Creative Award!

Hey there, sports enthusiasts and do-gooders ? We’ve got some fantastic news to share with y’all today. Our #2023GoalPost fundraising campaign has run up the score by raising a whopping $72,200 for kids with special needs! The campaign won a trophy, to boot: a Silver 2023 Summit Creative Award in the Direct Marketing + B2B category?

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Giving Back To The Community: A Win-Win Situation For Employees And Employers

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Giving Back To The Community: A Win-Win Situation For Employees And Employers

This past April, my wife and I rode our bikes 110 miles from Oakland to Sacramento. Not just for fun, or for exercise, but for something bigger: to help raise money for Oakland and Alameda Public Schools with a non-profit fundraising group called Ride 4A Reason.

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Gunderson Direct Goes To Hollywood

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Gunderson Direct Goes To Hollywood

To celebrate Gunderson Direct’s milestone anniversary, President Mike Gunderson suggested we do something monumental. We hadn’t hosted an annual meeting off-site since 2019. In fact, our 2020 retreat was scheduled for the weekend Covid was declared a global pandemic, and the United States began its shutdown. After extended discussions and numerous rejections, it was decided that Gunderson Direct was going to Hollywood!

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Passing On The Love Of Reading

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Passing On The Love Of Reading

Recently, I was asked if I’d like to join a book club. Since I am a work-from-home mom who has little socialization with anyone over the age of infancy, I happily agreed to join. We started a Facebook group because how else do Millennials socialize in today’s world?

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ChatGPT Drops A Rhyme: A Rap About Direct Mail

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ChatGPT Drops A Rhyme: A Rap About Direct Mail

I’m Obsessed…. 100% Of This Blog’s Content Was Produced Using ChatGPT, Including The Title, Key Takeaways, Intro, Lyrics, And Hashtags.

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A Side Hustle Can Be Good, But Laser-Focusing On Your Full-Time Career Can Be Better.

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A Side Hustle Can Be Good, But Laser-Focusing On Your Full-Time Career Can Be Better.

Earning Extra On The Side Sounds Great. But There’s A Side-Hustle Cost People Don’t Talk About.

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I Stop Working On Vacation, And You Can Too

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I Stop Working On Vacation, And You Can Too

In September 2021, I went on the best vacation of my life. A lot of things contributed to making it my favorite trip of all time: the location (Portugal), my traveling companion (a friend who I hadn’t seen in years), and being back in the world after a two-year hiatus (damn you, Covid!). But the most important factor was that I completely unplugged from work.

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The Secret To Being Great

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The Secret To Being Great

This blog was difficult to write. My first pass at highlighting why Gunderson Direct is a Great Place to Work focused on things like Unlimited PTO, generous benefit packages, and other things that a lot of other companies our size also do. What I wasn’t including were the important aspects of our culture: things like team lunches, ‘get well’ boxes for ill employees or birthday cards from the boss.

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From Co-Workers To Fur-Workers

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From Co-Workers To Fur-Workers

In today’s world, where working from home has become a new normal, many of us remote employees have experienced the shift from face time with co-workers to face time with fur-workers—otherwise known as our pets! While we may have to tolerate the occasional pause while the dog barks at the mailman, or a random Slack message saying “asdfghrkjflngdf” from the cat walking across a keyboard, pet owners working from home enjoy some unique benefits.

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