Why You Should Send Business Birthday Cards

by Rebecca F. on April 30, 2015

Business birthday cards are sent to acknowledge a very special day in everyone’s life.  I can remember when I was working at a job years ago, the day came and went with no acknowledgment from anyone that it was my birthday.  Ironically, I was the one who always picked up the cake and arranged for everyone else’s birthday.   As I left the building, not only was I feeling sad, but I also felt unappreciated for the job I did.

No matter what position you hold in the company you work for, it is a major part of your life and you spend many hours with fellow workers.  Many people have no one at home to share their birthdays and holidays with and this may be the only acknowledgement they receive.  It is a wonderful feeling to know that you are being thought of and it creates that warm and fuzzy feeling inside. With the world of cell phones now, people feel it is ok to send birthday wishes on Facebook and other applications.  It then loses its personal touch.  A card takes that extra effort and makes someone’s birthday special.   It can become a keepsake forever.

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Why You Should Send Thank You Cards

by Victoria I. on April 27, 2015

What ever happened to sending someone a Thank You card? Technology evolved and took over every aspect of the manner in which we do things. It has made us lazy and quite insensitive. We no longer write personal notes or sentiments to those we appreciate as a symbol of our gratitude. Instead we shoot them an email or a text that conveys a simple, emotionless message. Sometimes we are too busy to even complete a word that we resort to text slang, SMH (Shaking my Head)! Did we ever stop to think of how impersonal those texts and emails are?

Knowing that someone actually took the time to pick out a nice card, chose the words they wanted to use in describing how grateful they felt towards you can bring about quite a remarkable feeling of importance. Receiving a personal Thank You card always gives you a wonderful conversation piece because it is something you will want to display in your home upon receiving it. One quickly forgets the text or email that simply says thank you, but a card lasts longer than a quick enter on the delete button. Let’s take a moment to reconnect in the manner we used to, send a personal Thank You card.

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The 8th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship was our most successful one yet with over 13,000 entries submitted. Through monthly voting rounds, those 13,000 entries were narrowed down to the below 109 finalists.

These 109 finalists were then narrowed down to a top 10 which consisted of the 5 top vote getters and 5 designs that were chosen by our scholarship team. You can see the top 10 by going here.  Check out the 109 designs that were a part of the Final Voting round in the slideshow below.

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How to Watch What You Eat At Work

by Donnie B. on April 23, 2015

Do you eat like a gem on the weekends and then, at work, find yourself torn between the cheeseburger and the $3 mozzarella sticks?

It can be difficult to maintain your diet during the week, but I’ve found that a few things work really well for me:

Fruit
Fruits with skins are cheap, healthy, and easy to bring to work because you don’t even have to worry about keeping them on a clean surface. As a germaphobe I am particularly into bananas, kiwis, oranges, and grapefruit and it’s fun to just have them rolling around on your desk, waiting to be eaten.

Easy Sandwiches
There’s a lot you can do with just some bread, arugula, already-cooked chicken sausage, a piece of cheese, and a microwave. Just saying.

Leftovers
This is probably the holy grail of maintaining your diet at work. If you just muster up the mental willpower when you get home at night to cook a big dinner, you can bring your leftovers the next day. You won’t even have to consider the $1.25 Cup ‘O Noodles.

Raw Veggies
This is for the go-hards… A Tupperware of raw veggies never hurt anyone. Just eat them along with your granola bar and your easy sandwich. Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, even cucumber (although you’ll have to slice that up and at that point you might as well make a salad). Also—if you do bring a salad, pack your dressing separately. Salads aren’t gross, wet mushy salads are gross.

Be patient with yourself and try to bring one healthy thing a day. Or, at the cafeteria, buy one healthy thing instead of one unhealthy thing. It’s easy to eat healthy on the weekends, when you’ve got time and the willingness to spend a bit more money, but it’s important not to let work get in the way of a healthy, happy lifestyle.

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With the job market the way it is, finding a job you love can be a challenging venture.  Once you get that key interview, I can guarantee you that there are many more applicants also interviewing for the position.  Sending a follow up Thank You Card after a job interview can be a special thing that sets you apart from all the others.  So many great candidates are out there vying for that one awesome job.  Standing out above the others is the one aspect you need to make a mark.

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A thank you card after a job interview keeps you fresh in the mind of the interviewer.  A person can make a major impact by presenting themselves as well versed during the interview but so can many other people.  Most applicants will have on that classic business suit, their hair and makeup groomed to perfection and the firm handshake necessary to win the job of their dreams.  But how can you make yourself be remembered if everyone else is also putting their best foot forward?

When the person in charge of hiring is finally alone after the interviewing process and in a state of total confusion by all the wonderful prospects, wouldn’t it be great for him to find a thank you card from you on his desk?  It will show him that this wasn’t just any old interview, but a job you care about and are willing to go the extra mile for.  Sending a Thank You Card after an interview will make you remembered by human resources!

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You can never go wrong having an assortment of greeting cards on hand.  The Gallery Collection assortment box is ideal for individuals that prefer to be organized and on time in their card giving.

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If you are an advent card giver like myself, you should never be without a collection of cards.  This will save you time, money and the agony of looking at all your card options.  It’s not just me, but I like to give cards that are personalized.  I like them to be a good quality paper and print instead of those crappy 99 cents cards.  That is a pet peeve of mine.  Ask my Aunt Queenie, she will never do that again!

I like the all occasion card assortment box because they have a little bit of everything in them just like a box of chocolate; but in this case you know exactly what you are getting. This will ensure that you will never miss an opportunity to share a special occasion, a life milestone, a thinking of you, etc., kind of moment.

So remember to give a card to that neighbor that gave you those sweet, tasty tomatoes out of their garden with a “Thank You” card.  I guarantee you will get a pumpkin pie the next time!

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The Gallery Collection is excited to announce the Top 10 Finalists for the Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest. Over 13,000 entries have been narrowed down to these 10 finalists which are made up of the top 5 vote getters from the final round along with 5 designs that our Scholarship team chose from the final round as well.

It will be from these 10 finalists that the 8th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship winner will be chosen. The announcement of the winner will take place on Friday, April 24th, 2015.

TOP 5 VOTE GETTERS

5 SCHOLARSHIP TEAM PICKS

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Fun Ways to Celebrate an Office Birthday Party

by Rita N. on April 13, 2015

Office Birthdays can be celebrated quietly with a birthday cake, candles and, of course, the chorus of “Happy Birthday” to blow out your candles and make your special wishes.  But if you really want to have a fun office birthday party, let’s take a twist and have an office roast, which would certainly bring lots of laughs to the event.

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We must first make sure that the birthday guest has a sense of humor.  Invite as many attendees as your can, the more the merrier.  We can then move on with choosing our panel, combining a mix of co-workers and supervisors. Take a head-shot of each panelist and attach it to the table in front of them.   We ask those on the panel to think of any unusual things they remember about our birthday star.  The panel should also pick topics that include the honoree’s interests and hobbies along with any funny situations you remember or can make up.  Let’s try and make sure that no comments are hurtful, and all are in good fun.  We are ready now, let the fun begin!

Bring in the guest of honor and see the look on their face when they realize what is ahead of them.  One by one the panelists have their day telling jokes and roasting the honoree.  When the laughs have subsided and the birthday guest of honor has said their piece (got even), bring in that candle lit cake and celebrate!

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Greeting Cards Highlight – Anniversary Cards

by Matty G. on April 9, 2015

Anniversary Banner Greeting Card – Design 568AR

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This is the perfect card to congratulate someone on a milestone anniversary.  It could be a couple’s 1st, 5th, 25th, or 50th anniversary.  Maybe it could be an anniversary for a co-worker at your business.  Either way, you want to make sure that you give the best card you can give.  You can’t ever go wrong with one of our most vibrant and colorful cards full of banners and streamers!

Anniversary Fleur-De-Lis Greeting Card – Design 747AY

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The card presents a golden and blissful “Happy Anniversary” on the front.  It’s an elegant way to congratulate a loved one for a wedding anniversary, especially with the beautiful Fleur-De-Lis on the front.  A Felur-De-Lis is French for “lily” or “iris” and has multiple special religious and non-religious meanings.  Some of them being purity, chastity, wisdom, and the continuing presence of heraldry in everyday life.  It is also known to symbolize the Virgin Mary and the Holy Trinity.

Surprise Anniversary Card – Design 274AY

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Are you part of a group or family looking to give your best wishes to a loved one for a special anniversary?  You can help surprise them with a card from all of you!  The exploding gift box on the front is perfect if the anniversary event will include gift-giving.

Corporate Happy Anniversary Card – Design 78YAY

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Looking for a professional card that is appropriate for a corporate or business occasion?  This card was specifically designed to fit these needs.  Not only is this another perfect card to give in a corporate setting, but the design on the front has a beautiful mix of Gold, Green, & Pearl foils.

Happy Anniversary Star Card – Design 86FAR

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This is certainly a card that will catch your eye!  The golden star dazzles the front cover along with a gorgeously written “Happy Anniversary” in golden embossed foil.  The gold color really shines with the “dark as night” background. You also get 2 free gold gel pens with your order on dark stock cards.  This is a hard deal to pass up on, especially since it is one of the most attractive Anniversary cards on the website.

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Sometimes you just need to say “Thank You”.  A Thank You greeting card is something that could be needed throughout any of the 365 days of the year.  The best thing about the assortment box is that it offers you multiple styles of “Thank You” cards to fit any occasion that may come up.  There are corporate cards that are appropriate for a business setting, but the box offers elegant styles that are perfect for weddings, baby showers, and many other events as well. There are also 7 blank cards included in the assortment box in case you need to write out your own personal message.  This is great if you are someone who enjoys writing out your own messages.

Thank You Assortment

You never know when you may need to write a Thank You card, so why not be prepared?  An assortment box makes things extremely convenient for you, but you’re also saving money.  On top of the 35 cards in 9 different styles, you also get extra envelopes. There are multiple pre-selected greetings to choose from as well, which can save you time when attempting to choose an appropriate message to write.

Another option that you have is to give the assortment box as a gift.  The box already comes in beautiful attractive packaging which makes gift-giving a smooth and easy process.   No matter what, a Thank You assortment box is a smart purchase to have on hand.  When there is somebody to thank in the near future, you’ll be glad you have it!

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