Alberta Nurses Union Corporate Gifts

How we designed, engraved, and shipped over 1,000 unique gifts 

Ellen Patterson - January 20, 2021

United Nurses of Alberta is the union for more than 30,000 Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses and allied workers in Alberta. Among a wide range of services, UNA serves as an effective advocate for health care workers.


The COVID-19 global pandemic has put significant strain on healthcare professionals. Nurses are facing the front lines of this crisis and UNA wanted to send their members a memorable gift to recognize their work and honorable services during these turbulent times.

We at Lamose felt honored to be a part of this project to send thanks to our local Alberta nurses who are facing these challenges and serving our community in such a vital way.

Why gift giving matters 

Gifts are a symbolic object. They serve as a physical reminder that we are valued and appreciated. For UNA, 2020 was an especially significant year to honor their members and to send them a message of gratitude and solidarity. It was important to package and send each gift individually to communicate a more personal gesture of recognition to every person.  

Their Challenges  

They needed to find a unique gift that reflects their values and show appreciation to a large number of frontline workers. With the holidays rapidly approaching, UNA was running on a tight deadline and limited human resources. They needed 1,120 meaningful gifts individually packaged, shipped, and delivered by the end of the year.

How We Helped

The Lamose team was ready to assist! We heard their concerns and our designers got right to work on a few concepts and design directions for UNA to choose from. After our consultation they placed their order of 1,120 Hudson 18oz mugs in 4 different colors in the Fall of 2020. Giving us about 3 months until each item needed to be delivered.

Next, they decided on one of the designs we sent them, which they felt most reflected their message and values. We worked with any design adjustments and edits they needed until it was perfect.

We proceeded to engrave the 1,120 custom gifts right away. All their team had to do was send us a spreadsheet with all of the individual addresses and we performed our product inspection, individually packaged, and shipped every one of the gifts to be delivered in time for the holidays.

Designing Corporate Gifts 

Our products are an eco-friendly, high quality, functional item that your employees or organization members can use everyday. Plus our custom design service allows additional personalization options and flexibility to help you create the perfect gift!

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How to create your custom photo design 

Our designers work with every photo individually. With care and close attention we remove the background, adjust the light balance, and improve the image clarity before we convert the file into a vector graphic ready to be engraved.

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