If you are a company or business that doesn’t already practice sending birthday cards, what are you waiting for? Sending birthday cards is a great practice that shows a lot of individual thought towards your clients and employees.

“But I already send out personalized holiday cards! Why do I have to send out cards on birthdays?”

Holiday cards are great during the holiday season to show your appreciation and care towards your clients and employees but people know they are sent in mass towards everyone on your mailing list. Birthday cards on the other hand, make individuals feel like you are remembering only them on their special day. This specific attention can make all the difference in securing a new client, increasing business or having your employees give 120% instead of 100% effort because they feel valued.

Remember, your main purpose is to have people associate good sentiment with your company. To do so, you need to personalize the front of your cards with your business name so people will always see your company name without having to open the card.

At the Gallery Collection, there are two types of front card personalization that you can choose. They are Die-Cut Birthday Cards and Editable Text Birthday Cards. We are going to highlight the differences between the two types of cards so you can choose the perfect card that will suit your company’s needs.

Die-Cut Birthday Cards
Special Features: A rectangular “window”-cut shows your custom imprint from the inside layer. Use Die-Cut Birthday Cards to prominently feature your company name on a maximum of two lines.
Example: Stars and Streamers

Stars and Streamers Birthday Card
Die-cut birthday cards are memorable because they use a rectangular box cut on the front flap so that the text underneath (your business name) displays through. The result is a cool effect that can look professional or fun, depending on the card design you choose.

If you decide upon on a die-cut birthday card for your company, we recommend choosing a “FOIL” color – gold or silver, for your imprint text so that your company name will stand out even more beautifully in the die-cut box.

 

Editable Text Birthday Cards
Special Features: Printed text personalization on the front: pick your own color, font, size, alignment.
Example: From All of Us Birthday Card

From All of Us Birthday Card

Editable text birthday cards are another kind of front card personalization that can make your company name stand out. Unlike the Die-Cut Birthday Cards, Editable Text Birthday Cards do not feature a cut-out box. However, Editable Text Birthday Cards are special because the font type, color, size, and text alignment are customizable on the front of the card. All of the editing can be done and previewed online when you choose an editable text birthday card from the Gallery Collection website.

In addition, you can also customize the inside imprint of editable text birthday cards. Therefore, editable text birthday cards give you a lot of flexibility into personalizing the card to fit you and your company’s image.

With this new information, hopefully you can find the card that fits exactly your company or business’ needs. Whether you choose a die-cut birthday card or an editable text birthday card, both types of cards will surely make a great professional impression.

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Making an employee feel valuable is essential to any company’s bottom line. An employee who feels respected by his or her company is going to work harder for that company. Giving anniversary cards to your employees is a simple way to show an employee how important they really are. Who doesn’t feel special when they receive an anniversary card? It says not only am I just a number, but I am someone my employer remembers and cares about.

A result in giving your employees anniversary cards will be a positive work environment. You are basically giving an acknowledgement of your employee’s commitment to the company. Making an employee feel that their year has been a noted success will inspire the employee to work harder and stay an asset to your company. Think how you personally feel when someone acknowledges you and your dedication. There is nothing like this feeling. When you feel good, your feelings are spread to those around you. Anniversary cards can in fact lead to a positive work environment for all.

Anniversary cards for your employees are a simple way to build your staff without going too elaborate. Create a system that alerts you daily with all of your employees’ start dates. You can check this daily and personally drop by his or her desk with the card. Making it personal will give you the opportunity to see the joy you have created with your gesture of an anniversary card. Remember, if you show someone they are valuable they will want to impress you further!

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If you are an admirer of the Arts or have friends and family that are, these styles of greeting cards from artists such as Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh and Charles Neal, portray their magnificent works.
The cards are ideal for individuals, like myself that are fond of nature’s landscapes and picturesque settings. I just wish I could actually experience the Argenteuil, Villen at Boardighera, or walking in that Garden Path of Monet’s.

Fine Art Note Card Assortment Box

My absolute favorites of the note cards are the flower portraits. I LOVE FLOWERS!! Any kind and all kinds of flowers. As an advent gardener, I do have an appreciation of the artwork. These cards are absolutely stunning. Actually, I do have a favorite flower, the Sunflower. The Sunflower greeting card that is featured in the Gallery Collection should also be considered as a Fine Art Note Card too.

I have a good friend who is an enthusiast (and that’s an understatement) of this style of painting. Her entire home is fashioned in this Classic influence. She adores this period in history. I am sure she would purchase these note cards without hesitation. She would love to receive any one of these cards and even have it framed. The quality of these cards is what makes them special and should only be shared with those special people on special occasions.

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Business Birthday Cards Can Be Super Easy

by Margie P. on February 26, 2015

Your company has the best business birthday cards I have seen anywhere. I have been purchasing birthday cards for our clients as well as the employees for a few years. This year your mailing came across my desk, which prompted me to go to your website and once there I realized there were many more to choose from than the company we had been ordering with the past couple years.

Birthday Box Sparkle Greeting Card

These were very professional looking cards, bright and cheery, but still business appropriate. Since I knew this was exactly what my administrator had been looking for, I called your company and inquired about getting a sample or two. What wonderful people and great customer service! Not only did I get to speak with a live person immediately, the young man was extremely pleasant! It seemed as if he was grinning as we spoke.

When the samples arrived we were really impressed with the texture and feel of the cards. Great quality paper and printing made them stand out like no others. Needless to say since we wanted 300 cards for our business birthday card needs we placed 3 different orders, using a different design and verse in each order of 100. We also had our company name printed in each card and chose to have the return address of our company printed on the envelopes. This made my life super easy!

The timing for the order process only took about 2 weeks from the time I received the mailing which introduced me to your company until I received the cards beautifully printed and completely ready to address, stamp and mail out. Thank you!

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Thank You Cards for a Job Well Done

by Priscilla G. on February 23, 2015

It has been said that the best way to let an employee know they are doing a great job is by verbally saying such. I have found that words can easily be forgotten just as quickly as they come from your mouth. What better way can you create a memorable “JOB WELL DONE” than in the form of a THANK YOU CARD?

Peacock Thank You Card

In the workplace today, there are hundreds of thousands of employees all competing for the “star” title. It can be difficult to thank every employee verbally as well as individually. Using a THANK YOU CARD will not only say thanks; it can be a way to boost employee moral as well! Words can be forgotten, but that feeling of pride an employee feels from the acknowledgment of a job well done and physical THANK YOU CARD is priceless. It’s a memory that will be long lasting. And that, my friend, is how you create hardworking, loyal employees!

Being noticed for a job well done boosts pride in employees and this in turn creates a reason for repeat behavior. Wouldn’t it be grand to have a company full of employees all doing a great job, just because they know the hard work will indeed be noticed and acknowledged?

Consider it a “Circle of WORK life”! Employees giving great service > excited, repeat customers > increased revenue >thank you card (REPEAT)

Have you sent a THANK YOU CARD today?

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Congratulations to the winners from the Ninth Round of voting in the Gallery Collection Scholarship Contest!

10 Designs moved on to the Final round as a result of them finishing in the top 10 in voting, plus, our scholarship team also used our 1 save available to us on the entry submitted by Remi Haria, a beautifully drawn snow globe that perfectly gives off the holiday vibes.

Check out the top 10 vote getters and the saved design that are moving onto the finalist round in the gallery below. The final round of voting officially kicks off on Wednesday, March 18th and will include all of the top 10 vote getters form the previous rounds as well as all of the saved designs.

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Quick Exercises You Can Do At Work

by DeJanais R. on February 19, 2015

Simply sitting at a desk all day shouldn’t be a reason to lose yourself, physically, mentally, or emotionally. Exercise plays a part in everyone’s life, just in different ways. So here are some quick Exercises You Can Do at Work.

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The following exercise is best for sitting; Calf crunches, at your desk place your legs hip width apart and simply tip toe for 3 seconds, then release, placing your foot flat on the floor for 3 seconds. After doing 3 second intervals 10 times, you then decrease your count to 2 seconds up and down 20 times. Finally, your last set you will be tip toeing for 1 second both up and down 30 times.

Another quick Exercise You Can Do at Work is to walk on your break. Take a walk around your facility instead of having a seat in the break room. This will keep your metabolism going and may deter you from eating such a heavy lunch. Once you get comfortable with your walk, time yourself. Each day try your best to beat your last time. Here’s another tip for preventing additional weight gain while working behind that desk.

If you are sure to eat a complete breakfast between 6:00am and 8:00am you can hold off hunger for until at least 11:00am. Having a morning snack like a piece of fruit or healthy snack bar around that time will decrease your appetite for your 12:30pm break; ultimately you’ll eat less at lunch.

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Why You Should Send Employee Birthday Cards

by Maggie T. on February 16, 2015

I have been in business for 14 years now, and have noticed that bigger companies have forgotten how to appreciate their employees. I take great pride in treating my employees as friends, maybe even extended family. Although I am a smaller company with 50-60 employees, I still feel it is imperative that I send Employee Birthday Cards every month to those who are celebrating. Most of my employees have been with me since I opened my doors, and I would like to keep them around until the day my doors close.

Vivid Birthday Celebration Card

Sending a birthday card, or any other card for that matter, keeps the moral upbeat. I add my own little message to each and every card I send. I want to show my employees just how much they mean to me and that without them, my company would not be where it is today. I have seen what a simple gesture means to people, no matter how big or small. If bigger companies sent birthday cards or notes of acknowledgement to their employees, I think their company’s productivity would increase as well as their staff’s loyalty.  Any type of recognition by an employer is always appreciated. It shouldn’t matter how big or small the company is.

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     Growing up in my household, my mother explained to me that a card was the most important part to any gift.  She always used to tell my brother and I that “It’s ok if you can’t afford a gift, but at least make or buy me a card.”  Through the years, greeting cards have become an important yet convenient way to express our feelings during the holidays or during a special occasion.  In many ways, a card can represent how you are as an individual.

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     If you have your own business, greeting cards are a perfect way to add a personal touch in the corporate world.  Sending a card to customers, clients, or co-workers immediately leaves a positive impression.  It shows that you are thoughtful and that you appreciate their business or time.

     As a boss or manager, a card can be a wonderful option to show your employees that you appreciate their hard work.  You can use greeting cards as great recognition around the holidays, on an employee’s birthday, or even to congratulate them on a big event in their life.  As an employee, a card can be a great way to show your boss or managers that you appreciate their assistance and guidance.  Maybe there is a holiday that one of your employees celebrates, but no one else shares this holiday in the office.  A card is a great way to show this employee that you acknowledge and respect their beliefs.

     Cards are always a good idea to send to customers or clients as well.  In the corporate world, a card is the perfect way to remind customers or clients that you haven’t forgotten about them.  It may even bring some of them back in the near future to help you close that future sale or business contract.  My dentist always sends me a birthday card every year and I always appreciate it.  It always reminds me that I need to go for a cleaning soon as well.  They are being thoughtful, but also helping bring business in.

     A card can show those in the corporate world your overall lifestyle and personality.  What colors did you pick out for your card?  How long is the greeting inside?  How personal is the greeting inside?  Did the person write their own message? What type of theme does the card have? These can all reflect the type of person that people see day to day in the work place. If you are sending cards to customers or clients, always remember that a card can reflect your entire business.

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Why You Should Have a Birthday Card Assortment Box

by Mario F. on February 9, 2015

     Sometimes we can forget the birthday of a friend, loved one, or co-worker. When birthdays come up suddenly, it can be stressful trying to find the time to make a trip to the store, pick out the right card, or thinking of a message to write. The Gallery Collection solves all of these problems with one simple solution, The Birthday Card Assortment Box!  The wonderful thing about the Birthday Card Assortment Boxes is that there are 3 different options available on the website to provide you with the ultimate birthday assortment ready to go at any time!

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     If you own a business with multiple employees, the Birthday Card Assortment Box is a perfect thing to have on hand when one their birthdays come up.  A birthday card can show an employee that you care and appreciate their hard work. The assortment box isn’t only nice to have on standby for your employees, but for your clients and customers as well! When you send a customer a birthday card, you are not only acknowledging a special day in their life.  You are also showing them that you appreciate their business!

     I have 3 birthdays in my family on the same day of the year.  Having an assortment box on hand saves me so much time, money, and stress.  The pre-selected greetings included on many of the designs are appropriate for anyone (co-workers, friends, or family).  Sign your name and you are ready to go!

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