Your employee comes to work on time, works hard and stays late. How do you show your appreciation for them as an employer? What traits should you recognize in your birthday card if they are focused on their career? What about if they are a good person? What if you just need to say happy birthday in a special way? Rest assured, here are three business topics for the three kinds of scenarios you may encounter as an employer.
Career Oriented Birthday Card
This person is special in the way that they work. Show them how much you value their work ethic by highlighting their work behaviors. This may be by their dedication to the companies mission statement,
Character Oriented Birthday Card
This person by the worth of their integrity. Reflect their values by honoring them for the good deeds they have done for coworkers, clients or their communities.
Fun Oriented Birthday Card
This person is recognized by their social relations to how they interact with their fellow employees. If you know they lighten up the mood when things get rough or they know how to include new employees or connect them, recognize it! Write down what you’ve noticed and why it matters.
No matter what kind of individual you are working with, you can take the time to recognize them in their own way. Go beyond their age by seeing the good in their personality.
Choosing yearly birthday cards shouldn’t be so hard, right? You pick a card and customize it! Done! Not so fast. I get my catalog from The Gallery Collection and that is when the problem begins. It is not because the designs don’t look good. It is because they look so good! Every design is beautiful. They are enhanced with foil and many are embossed. If you don’t see a design in the catalog, there are many more available on The Gallery Collection website.
Because I can never make up my mind, I request samples. I then show them to my colleagues. Having the actual card in hand, allows us to make a choice, knowing that the recipients will be just as impressed as we are. Here are just a few of our choices:
Design 305334 Forest Friends Birthday Card – When you want to send a “From the Gang” design, this card is sure to delight. Whimsical animals are ready to party. The gold embossed lettering and colorful critters invoke thoughts of celebration.
Logo – Using the company logo gives a professional impression that beats a text imprint. No matter the complexity, your logo will fit and look great inside your corporate birthday cards.
Signature – Every business has an Executive Team, whether it be a small business owner and her husband or a Fortune 500 company. Give that personal touch by having their signatures marked in foil on every birthday card. Wouldn’t that make an employee feel good?
Foil – When it comes to cards, there is ink… but then there is foil. Foil, just like trading cards, improve overall quality and attractiveness. Ink never shines (unless it is still wet!) but foil will shine brilliantly forever. Foil makes a great custom feel to business Christmas cards.
Greeting – Want to really show your employees your creativity? Hit
them with a custom greeting! Maybe throw in your company’s motto, or an
All of the Above! – Using a combination of customizations will only make your custom birthday cards more awe-inspiring. Why do one when you can have it all?
Why give birthday cards to your coworkers? It’s fun and it makes them feel good. The question is what kind of card should I send? Well that’s part of the fun part. Do you really the people you spend one third of your life with? Give it a try now.
Is the person sitting
next to you a happy person or do they appear down too often? They may need some
cheering up so let’s get them something funny or cute. Do they like puppies or
are they a foodie? There’s your start, get to know the people you work with
better and when it is their birthday they will appreciate you taking the time
to understand what they like.
Here are a few tips:
If the person seems like a grouch, they may have
problems at home or have bad arthritis, so kill them with kindness and send a
warm card on their birthday.
If the person is always joking, they will
probably appreciate a funny card.
If the person is a gossip, don’t give them any
fuel to feed the gossip mill, send them a card with a very neutral message.
If you really dislike the person, send a card
anyway but don’t bother thinking about it too much.
The best approach is to have a ready supply of different designs available so you are always ready when birthdays come around. People appreciate you thinking about them and they will show it. The atmosphere of friendliness makes the morale so much better when you work in an office.
They’re personal – There are thousands upon thousands of different card designs to choose from. Do they adore teacup pigs? Do they have an obsession with motorcycles? Would they appreciate something funny, or something more serious? There is nothing better than picking up a card and knowing “This is the one, they’re going to love this!” Just like finding the perfect gift, finding the perfect card can be just as satisfying.
They’re thoughtful – If you are a business owner and you want to make your employees feel valued, a birthday card is an excellent way to do so. Taking the time to wish someone well on their special day shows that you care about your employees and their lives beyond work. Asking other employees to sign a birthday card is also a good way to foster better employee relations in the workplace.
They’re Sentimental –How often do you let people know what they really mean to you? Birthday cards are an excellent way to express how you really feel about someone. It is their special day, so there is no need to hold back – tell them about how much you appreciate them always being there for you, or how there is no one else you’d rather duo “Don’t Stop Believing” with at karaoke night. You can write something deep and heartfelt or include a couple of inside jokes while taking a stroll down memory lane.
They’re Lasting – Long after the confetti has settled and the gift cards have been spent, what will remain? The beloved birthday card! The same kind words that make someone feel special today will give that person the same feeling when they stumble upon the card years later. People never forget the way that you make them feel. Out of all of the gifts that you could choose to give someone, the birthday card is the one gift that will last forever.
It can be a daunting task to figure out which birthday cards are right for your office. Luckily, The Gallery Collection offers plenty of business appropriate Birthday Cards. Here are some tips to guide you through the process of writing your business birthday cards. Welcome to Business Birthday Cards 101.
When selecting your business birthday cards, be sure to consider both how the cards reflect the business and how your employees will receive your card. Choose a card that suites your business’ appearance by choosing an industry specific card or a card with your company’s colors. Know that various kinds of people will be getting your cards, so choose an all-encompassing design or opt for a Birthday Assortment Box to best tailor to each employee as their own special day approaches.
With The Gallery Collection’s cards, you are able to entirely edit the inside of the card. This can be intimidating to some, but don’t fret. The Gallery Collection offers plenty of classic greetings to choose from. You still have the option to create your own if these do not meet your needs. You could even add your company logo or printed signatures to your cards! This will make your cards look even more professional, not to mention save time for whomever needs to sign them.
The hardest decision you may have at the office is: what to write on your boss’s birthday card. If your office is like mine then you get a birthday card from the boss with a little personal note. As of a matter of fact it is signed by several of my superiors. So when their birthday comes along, my dilemma is what to write that is a little more personal. Friendly without being syrupy is the way to go. I have made up a list of good and bad phrases for use in a bosses birthday card.
Happy Birthday to the most awesome, beautiful, funny, great friend – Have a fabulous birthday.(a little over the top)
Boss in honor of your birthday we are all taking the day off. (if only)
Boss you are not hold just vintage. ( might not fly)
Happy birthday to the big cheese. (a little to familiar)
Wishing you success since you are the best boss in the world. (can we say – really!)
Even a boss like you is human on their birthday. (time to find another job)
To the best boss – from all your nuts. (a step too far)
To the king of the rat race. (maybe not)
To celebrate your birthday – you can give everyone a raise.(I’m out of here)
You inspire me to do my best. Happy Birthday.
Wishing a great day to a great mentor.
It’s your birthday boss – celebrate!
It’s been a pleasure to work with you – Happy Birthday.
To the best boss – Happy Birthday
May the year bring you more success.
Enjoy your day – you deserve a celebration.
It may seem simple to wish your boss a happy birthday, but remember what you put in writing lives forever. I happen to like my boss. Out of respect for him, I will only write something polite and warm. Crossing the line to funny can always be misconstrued. Bye the way – Enjoy your next birthday.
Sending birthday cards to your customers is a great way to increase your business and loyalty with customers. If you are a doctor or dentist with an office, a birthday card can serve as a reminder for your customers to come in for a checkup. If you have a retail store, it can remind your customers to come in and check out some new sales.
A birthday card comes off as sincere, thoughtful, and kind. It makes customers aware that you appreciate their business and look forward to seeing them again. I can tell you from personal experience that birthday cards can definitely increase customer loyalty. Every time my mother receives a birthday card from her dentist, she calls and books an appointment for a teeth cleaning.
Customers will positively view your business after they receive your card, maybe even more than some other companies who were not as thoughtful. It is also a great way to bring customers back into your business who may have not visited in recent days. Maybe there was a customer who was not satisfied with their last visit or purchase. A birthday card may just change their opinion of your business!
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.
Have you heard the saying – “If we don’t take care of our customers, someone else will”? I think that says it all-customer retention is so important, it keeps a business thriving-sounds like a no brainer but many times over looked because we are so busy doing other things.
Sending Business Birthday cards is a smart way to keep one step ahead of the competition. In these hard economic times, sending a card is a cost effective way to let your customers know you are still in business and that you still appreciate their loyalty. Business relationships are more than just emails and phone calls, people appreciate the thoughtfulness of a genuine greeting card that has been personalized and mailed to them. You can be sure when your customer has a need, you will be the first company they think of.
Here are some great phrases to write on the inside of the card:
“We appreciate the confidence you have placed in us and we look forward to providing you with the best possible service into the future.”
‘’Our sincere thanks for your valued business. We appreciate having you as our customer and look forward to serving you again. “
“Thanks for placing your trust in us.”
Don’t forget the HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
These phrases work just as well in your Business Holiday cards; you are sending them, right?