Birthday Cards in Bulk – Both Convenient and Thoughtful

by Henry L. on January 10, 2013

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In the United States, 7 billion people buy greeting cards each year. The average household buys about 20 greeting cards with more than a third of them being birthday cards. Birthday cards are an amazing and quick way to show someone that you were thinking of them on their special day. I know, from experience, that sometimes it is hard to remember people’s birthdays. I have had those awkward moments when I was sitting there and was like “Oh no! I forgot to buy them a card” and had to go scramble out to a supermarket to pick something up. Then, I thought of a wonderful idea: to buy birthday cards in bulk!

Birthdays are always going to be around every single year. It is a wonderful idea to buy them in bulk because you never know when you are going to need them. If you forget about someone’s birthday or know that their birthday is coming up, you do not have to go through the added hassle of going to the store, standing at the stand and reading through all the card greetings, and then standing on line to pay for the card you chose. Instead, you can just go into your drawer or closet, pick out a card from your pile, sign your name, and give it to that person to let them know you care on their special day.

Another thing about birthday cards that I have always appreciated is when my place of employment hands me a birthday card. With big corporations, they have thousands of employees and cannot individually think of each employee. At least, that was what I thought until I received a birthday card from my place of employment. When they handed it to me, I knew that someone that was in charge was taking into consideration that their employees are people too.

Business birthday cards should always be incorporated into a company’s arsenal to make their employees feel cared about. I absolutely hate working on my birthday. It is something that I never want to do because it is my special day and do not want to share it with the ins and outs of the work day. On the other hand, receiving a birthday card while on my shift at work will make me feel happy, appreciated, and will make me work hard for my company. You need to lead by example. And leading by example means that if you want your employee to care about the needs of the company, you need to care about the needs of your employees! Sending an employee a card will not only make them feel special, but will give them the motivation to work harder towards the goals of the company.

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Eli January 11, 2013 at 10:29 am

As someone who recently celebrated a birthday, I know how wonderful it is to receive birthday cards even at my “advanced” age. The joyful feeling of knowing people care never goes away. It is the one day a year when one can say “This is my day and I’m going to feel good about things”. By the way, is it really true that in the U.S. 7 billion people buy greeting cards each year? (Our population is just a bit more than 300 million.)

Patti321 January 11, 2013 at 12:15 pm

I send out the birthday cards to all of our employees and even though we have only about 125 employees it has become a big part of my job. I am so worried about forgetting someone so I keep all of the birthdays in Outlook reminders. Every month I am reminded of those whose birthday is the following month. This way I address all the upcoming cards and they are ready to be handed out on the actual birthday. So far, in 3 years, I haven’t missed one. ANd the employees loving getting the card from the company.

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