Thanksgiving is a time for thinking back at all you have experienced throughout the year and showing your appreciation for all that you have and all of those in your life. Life seems to go by so quickly these days and the important things are pushed to the side again and again. It is important to take this day to be thankful.
- Oprah Winfrey said, “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have you will never have enough.” This quote is so true. I think this would be great to add inside your Thanksgiving cards to remind everyone of the meaning of the holiday. Enjoy what you have and accept what you don’t.
- “Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is following that impulse,” said Henry Van Dyke. So many of us get caught up in the menu for the day. Adding this to your card may be the encouragement your recipients need to remember what is really being celebrated.
- Amy Grant once said, “Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.” This is one of my favorite quotes to write in my Thanksgiving card. It is important to be thankful for all that we have on this day and every day, but this day should also serve as a reminder to give what we can to help others.
This year, you need to be the first one to make your mark among other businesses. How do you do that? By sending Thanksgiving cards! You will be opening the season with bang by sending Thanksgiving cards and assuring that you will stand out from the rest of the crowd. Your greeting cards of well wishes for a happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year will be easy to remember because they will be received before the onslaught of cards normally received between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Another upside of sending a Thanksgiving card is the opportunity to say, “Thank you.” Whether your recipients are customers, other businesses or family and friends; this is a great chance to show your appreciation for what they contribute to your world. There is nothing more American than sending Thanksgiving cards. Most businesses stick with the Happy Holidays or Seasons Greetings card and remain on the sidelines till later in the holiday season. By sending Thanksgiving cards you’ll be ahead of the game and recipients will surely love them. This year, get ahead of the rush and open the holiday season up with a bang by with fun and thoughtful wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.
LOCATION,LOCATION,LOCATION … Pick a location near work or near to employees homes, you can always do a party on any budget. Ask employees they might just want to cater in and have a nice party in the office. Music is always important for a great party, send around a paper and ask employees to put down 2 songs that are there favorites. This might help if you are not sure to have a band or get a DJ. Find out from employees if they would want a sit down dinner or a buffet. Maybe even just finger foods and desserts. A great corporate party is the memories and the fun between fellow employees, but a personalized cocktail or an appetizer named after one of the company products is always a nice thing to remember. Little gifts on the table, a gorgeous centerpiece, a pretty location, it is always nice to have a night to remember with your coworkers. Of course cash is usually an issue with many people so you would not want to go overboard on a fancy restaurant that some people might not be able to afford the clothes to go to the event. A Holiday bonus is always a nice gift to receive, but again some companies also do not have the extra money either – there are plenty of gorgeous and affordable gifts out there.
What a cool idea! Having an Office Thanksgiving Party!
I am fortunate in that I work in a very culturally diverse workplace. So, whenever we have any sort of food event at work, it’s an amazing display of something from every corner of the world. But, I have to say, for Thanksgiving, I think I’d want to lean more toward a traditional menu.
That being said, it’s probably not going to be easy to roast a 15 pound turkey in our lunchroom. But not to worry, we have a couple of options. We could cook the turkey at home and reheat in the microwaves. In fact, there probably isn’t any thing you can not heat up in a microwave. Mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, veggies – wow! We could carve the turkey and place on serving platters and then set out all the fixins’ as a buffet. I’m sure lots of people would want to bring in part of this feast to share.
Or, for a “no mess, no fuss” option, I saw an ad from a local deli for “Thanksgiving on a Bun”. We could either order a bunch of those or simply ask for volunteers to make up sandwiches at home with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce and pop the whole thing in the microwave and then place all the sandwiches on platters and people could help themselves.
We can not forget dessert. I’d go with an assortment of pies, already cut up on plates and allow folks to choose their favorites. I’m sure getting volunteers to bring in dessert would be easy – even if it wasn’t homemade!
Of course, there is a challenge – and I can only speak for myself here – but how are we going to accommodate the naps that always follow Thanksgiving dinner!