I have received some of the best birthday cards from several employers. Every year for my birthday I optimize the “It’s all about me on my birthday” factor where ever I go, even work. I walk through lunch rooms, offices, and even restrooms to let all of my coworkers know that my birthday is approaching. I love the fact that more and more companies are taking the time to send corporate birthday cards to their employees. It may seem pointless or like an unnecessary luxury but it will boost confidence and morale for your employees. It makes them feel inspired, appreciated, and important even, all because of a small gesture from the company on their special day.
I once pranced around thanking every single employee that signed my birthday card, not knowing why everyone found it hilarious. Well, I took the time to ask our manager why my thank you tickled everyone so much. He looked at me with regret then took me into the office and started digging through a pretty cardboard box. Very seriously he said, “This does not mean that we don’t appreciate you or your hard work, it’s just very time consuming to keep track of everyone’s birthday.” With a confused look on my face I asked “Is that what I think it is?” He humbly responded “Yes it is. We order bulk birthday cards.” I couldn’t help but laugh out loud. It doesn’t matter if the cards are ordered in bulk or signed in advance. Working in an office where your birthday is remembered and you are appreciated in wonderful!
8 thoughts on “Corporate Birthday Cards Always Make Me Feel Special”
Any employee appreciates when their employer remembers their birthday. Even if its in a big company with hundreds of employee. The fact that the company took the time out to get the cards done to give them to their employee on their special day is a very nice gesture. I would have felt the same way considering the way things are now a days. Any type of recognition is appreciated.
Employers that remember their employees’ birthdays are smart. The fact that they take the time to acknowledge and show appreciation towards their employees will make their employees happier to be a part of their company, which means better morale and more productivity.
Birthday cards are very nice gesture. But let’s be real–birthday cards with money inside are a million times better.
Money would be nice. The company i work for gives out birthday cards to all employees with a coupon for a free lunch in our building cafeteria. Now it’s not a 4 star restaurant but the gesture is tremendously appreciated.
Yes, recognition on your birthday is nice, but I like it when everybody who signs it adds a little note or remembrance. When it’s just signed names on a card it doesn’t have the same impact. Handwritten messages are the best.
A few months back, I celebrated my birthday. I had taken the day off to enjoy my birthday on the beach! The next day when I came back to work, there was an envelope on my desk with my name on it. I opened it and it was a birthday card signed by everyone in the office! I thought it was so sweet and so thoughtful that they took out the time to do that!
I have worked for 3 different companies for the last 5 years and never have I received a card for my birthday. However, I just started working for a new company a few months ago and was shocked to find a birthday card on my desk last week from my boss. I could not believe he took the time and effort to do that. I really feel appreciated and it has enhanced my motivation.
In this digital age where people seem to communicate via email and facebook, getting an actual card and having coworkers actually sign their names goes a long way in bringing us together.