Business Birthday Cards – A Unique Office Experience

by Henry L. on April 25, 2013

The morning routine is definitely a little different today. My morning commute normally doesn’t involve making a pit stop to get a dozen bagels and delicious donuts. It’s a special day indeed. A unique tradition has been implemented at the office for these types of days. If it’s your birthday, guess what? You get to go out and get everyone gifts or in this case, breakfast bare necessities. Things are a little backwards at my office, but it’s great to see others enjoying my birthday festivities. My co-workers do give me something that I think is even better than gifts or junk food – a business birthday card signed by my entire department expressing their well wishes for me on my day of being born. Business birthday cards are the perfect way for an employee to feel cared about. These cards are given by the company to their employees and are well received by everyone.

Once the storm of co-workers has finished devouring each and every piece of the breakfast presents, the day continues to move along. Then, in the afternoon, right after lunch, there it was in all of its glory (insert exaggeration here). It was the office birthday card. Seeing all of my co-workers say a little something with their signatures meant a lot. It made me feel a part of the group, a part of the office tradition, and definitely feel special. Office birthday cards are the ultimate display of appreciation. The gesture itself is more than gratifying in my perspective. As people get older, you tend to forget the value of your birthday and often do not even want it to come; another year older doesn’t sound too appealing in the eyes of many. Then you remember, “Wait, I have a job to go to and have to be reminded that it’s my birthday by other people.” The bitterness then goes away when you see that birthday card at your desk. The day instantly gets a little brighter. When you know you can share your birthday with such great people, you do not regret your birthday from happening, you embrace it.

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Eli April 26, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Very well put! I know some people who would never come to work on their birthdays. However, for me, I love coming to work on that special day because my coworkers and bosses always make a big deal about it being my birthday and I feel real special and wouldn’t miss that feeling for the world!

Rita N April 29, 2013 at 2:47 pm

At my job we used to get one card for the birthdy person and everyone would sign it. But it seems that people really like to get many cards so now everyone buys their own card for the birthday girl or boy. Then we spend a good hour – at least – reading all of the cards. While one card is sufficient I think everyone really appreciates getting the many cards. And we aslo have the same tradition – the birthday person is the one who brings in all the birthday goodies.

Paula M May 23, 2013 at 3:35 pm

In this day and age with texting and facebook it’s nice to hear people are still using actual paper cards. I would much prefer an actual card than a text wishing me a happy birthday.

Abgail May 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm

I’m torn, I don’t love being in the office on my birthday but more than likely I would be home alone on my birthday if I took off from work. My birthday is right after the new year and almost everyone I know is not in a birthday celebrating mood. They are usually partied out.

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