Mrs. Robinson’s Ode to Corporate Birthday Cards

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Receiving corporate birthday cards have saved a few years of my life. How so? I’ll start by explaining that when I thought of “birthdays” I thought of hard labor. To write or not to write? Which card and/or gift is appropriate? How much should I spend? Where is this neck pain coming from? Do I really have to?

However, one fortunate day while I was celebrating the one birthday I look forward to – mine – I received a very nice, classy, and preprinted (the concept alone brings a tear) birthday card from my employer. It was beautifully designed with my boss’ and other executive’s signatures, a greeting, a logo, all printed in the inside of the card. And after a few days, when I was sober again, I found out that I’m not really their preferred employee, but instead they use personalized birthday cards to acknowledge all of their employees’ special days. After that initial shock, I had an epiphany; I said to myself: “Self, you can do this; you can order your own personalized birthday cards to give out without the god-awful handwriting. This sassy lady can get classy and preprinted too!”

My idea proved to be a good one for once. Looking at the back of my birthday card, I found the manufacturer and using my keen googling powers I found The Gallery Collection. After a full five minutes I had placed an order for my own, classy, and if I may, very tasteful personalized cards. Mrs. Robinson is riding the super highway to the next level in personalized greetings!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Monique September 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Even though they are pre-printed it’s still nice that your employer thinks about you on your birthday. My co-workers always give me (hand written) birthday cards but I have never gotten a card from my employer. I would even settle for a pre-printed birthday card. And if you are not happy sending out pre printed why don’t you handwrite either the date or a little personal message inside?

Katie W. September 27, 2012 at 9:17 am

I agree, a good combination of both pre-printed and handwritten is a nice way to personalize a greeting while saving some time! I think this can apply to any greeting, birthday or holiday. Its also helpful to have more options available to you than you might come up with on your own. Choosing from already created cards really makes things easier!

Finn September 28, 2012 at 10:19 am

I’ve gotten corporate cards before. Not always from an employer, but, like, from companies that I have a relationship (my car dealer, stuff like that.) I always have a fun time trying to figure out if a signature is handwritten or preprinted. …I’m weird.

Veronica October 2, 2012 at 10:05 pm

I never thought of using a preprinted signature on my corporate birthday cards. That coudl be a huge time saver. I send out 200 birthday cards to my clients and they are a bit of a pain to sign. Thanks for the great idea!

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