Employee Anniversary Cards Add That Personal Touch

by Henry L. on February 19, 2013

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I work for a relatively small company and the other day I got a very pleasant surprise. I’d been working for the same manager for about a year when he called me in and handed me an envelope. My heart sank and then he told me to open the envelope. As I was opening it, he thanked me for a great year and told me how much they appreciated having me in the department. To my amazement, the envelope contained an anniversary card. Never in all my years of employment have I received employee anniversary cards from my employer.

I think I actually felt tears welling up in my eyes. Even though I’ve only been with my current employer a little over a year, I really felt like part of the team and I had hoped they felt the same way. You know, when you think about it, considering there are only 24 hours in a day and you sleep for about 8 of them, you are with your “work family” half of every day. To get anniversary cards seemed to cement that relationship.

I proudly displayed that card on my desk for the week and then brought it home to show my family. I found out from other employees that the company recognizes every year’s anniversary with a card. I guess I didn’t think companies took the time to add that personal touch, but I was wrong. Getting that card meant the world to me.

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Rickie February 26, 2013 at 8:53 am

Happy Anniversary, Linda! It’s always nice when someone demonstrates the kindness of letting you know you’re appreciated. I don’t know that I would’ve called you into my office and handed you an envelope; in this economy I completely understand your brief moment of panic. Still, all’s well that ends well!

April March 21, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Its always nice to be appreciated. I’m sure it helps keep you motivated.

Crazy Grapes and Apple Pie March 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Linda – why were you going to cry? Did you think you were going to get fired? These thoughts should not cross your mind and if they so happen to, maybe you’re not doing your work well enough and should step it up….

I’m just kidding Linda! Happy Anny! Too bad your boss didn’t give you a cake instead of a card. Last I checked, cakes are better than cards. I’m a cake connoisseur and I know these things.

Crazy Grapes and Apple Pie March 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Linda – why were you going to cry? Did you think you were going to get fired? These thoughts should not cross your mind and if they so happen to, maybe you’re not doing your work well enough and should step it up….

I’m just kidding Linda! Happy Anny! Too bad your boss didn’t give you a cake instead of a card. Last I checked, cakes are better than cards. I’m a cake connoisseur and I know these things.

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