Save the Date Holiday Party Invitation

Do You Need to Send Holiday Party Invitations to Employees?

I was on the Holiday party committee last year and it was the first year I was involved. There is an awful lot of work that goes into planning that I never knew or frankly, thought about. It was a good experience for me but being the newbie I had to try twice as hard to get my suggestions approved. Each year an email was sent to the employees giving the details of the party; I thought holiday party invitations would be nicer. I had to come up with a proposal that would be not be dismissed. I did some research to find the invitation I had in mind and the cost. i knew it would be a hard sell, spending money on the invite when an email worked every other year.

Save the Date Holiday Party Invitation

My proposal was centered on thankfulness to the employees that worked so hard all year and a printed invitation would be respectful of that hard work. We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. I pointed out that people like to be treated well every day but especially around the holidays when we take time to count all of things for which we are grateful. An invitation can be a kept as a reminder of a great party, it can be brought home to show the family that the company appreciates dedicated people. It says “We’re better because of you. Thanks for all you do.” Or “It’s great working with you. You are one of the reasons for our success.”

My idea was a unanimous YES! I was actually thanked for bringing new ideas to the group and the employees really did appreciate the gesture.

4 thoughts on “Do You Need to Send Holiday Party Invitations to Employees?”

  1. I love the idea of sending an actual paper invitation rather than just an e-mail. Now a days, all we get is e-mails between work and personal. When was the last time anyone sent out an actual invite. I think the idea is perfect and more people should do this rather than relying on technology.

  2. Employee appreciation is a must in the corporate world. It’s easy to forget the little but very important things, like showing thanks.

    Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.

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