Sending Business Birthday Cards Is Still the Right Thing

by Henry L. on July 16, 2012

Who would think that something so small with a few words of expression could light up someone’s day? Receiving business Birthday cards from your employer says a lot, especially in today’s economy. We all read or hear about the struggles of everyday life, whether it is in business or your personal life.  In the era of “cutbacks” it’s nice to know that my employer shows thoughtfulness to his employees by recognizing our birthdays.

It was made even more special when my boss walked up to me while I was working to personally hand me the card with his birthday wishes.  I felt appreciated for the work I put for the company.

Not only was it a nice gesture, but the card itself was beautiful!  It was a tropical beach scene (just where I wanted to be) but yet it had just enough sparkle on it that it made me smile and I will never forget that day as I still have the card. Three years later and still working at the same company even though my boss has retired, the tradition is still carried on by receiving our annual birthday cards.  I still look forward to it every year.

I have great birthdays!

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Coley July 18, 2012 at 10:06 am

As a manager who send cards to his group, it’s nice to know that it is appreciated. (even if i don’t actually hear it from my own group). I shall keep sending them out.

Twin Daddy August 8, 2012 at 5:24 pm

I agree. I still appreciate when my employer sends be a birthday card. It is a good gesture and shows that you are in their thoughts. And if you are going to send one card, you better make sure that everyone gets a card or they will feel left out.

Joey C August 20, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I am just starting out with a new company. I was wondering if I should send out cards this year. After reading your blog and the other comments, I beleive I will be sending cards. I am sure it’s a great way to keep up a rapport with clients. Thank.

Wilson February 1, 2013 at 8:45 am

I work in an auto parts store. Basically I do whatever the manager tells me to do. Stock the shelves, work the counter, sign for deliveries, sweep the the floors and put the garbage out. I don’t get paid that much money and as far as what Lacy says about the era of “cutbacks” and the boss showing thoughtfulness sounds weird to me. If my boss gave me a birthday card I’d be wondering what he was up to. It would probably say Happy Birthday now get back to work.

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