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Father’s Day Advice and More Important Dates for June

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Once upon a time, dads just wanted a little peace and quiet and maybe some socks on FATHER’S DAY. No more. Dad’s Day is catching up to Mother’s Day as a retail event (an average spend of $125 versus $170 for Mom). Surveys show 80 percent of men wear more than two pieces of jewelry, from necklaces and bracelets to cufflinks and even “right-hand” bands. Make sure to put a range of ideas in front of gift buyers.

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June is NATIONAL ICED TEA MONTH. So get out some tall glasses, prepare some double-strength tea and ice cubes and invite your customers to drop by. 

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Celebrate Laszlo Biro’s INVENTION OF THE BALLPOINT PEN 75 years ago by getting some nice pens made up with your store’s name on the side. (These mini-billboards have staying power!)

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There’s a reason military units celebrate their histories: it makes it much harder for later recruits to dishonor the code. On FAMILY HISTORY DAY, share some of the legends that bind your jewelry family together.

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