It’s National Thank You Month!

It’s National Thank You Month!

Ah, the holidays have come and gone. Sure, we may be a bit sad that the festivity has come to an end. But at the same time, aren’t you a little excited about getting back into your routines, too? A fresh outlook on life comes with this new decade. What are some of your resolutions for the New Year? If you are anything like us here at GiftTree, one of the things that we aim to do is to show more gratitude. And just like that, January happens to be National Thank You month, as well!   January: National Thank You Month It makes sense that January is National Thank You month! Perhaps you got an amazing gift from a loved one. Maybe you were shown some really lovely hospitality over the holiday break. Or maybe you were invited to a fabulous holiday bash! Learning how to integrate more thankfulness into your life can be done by making just a few simple tweaks. Here are some ideas to add just a little more gratitude into your life this year.   Idea # 1: Write More Thank You Notes We listed some examples of why you would say thanks after the holidays above, but there are tons of other reasons to say a simple thank you. Want to know how to write the perfect thank you note – one that really sounds like you mean it? Click here for a helpful guide on Writing Sincere Thank You Notes.   Idea # 2: Show Your Gratitude Don’t just say thank you – show your thanks. Here are a couple ideas on...
How to Celebrate World Kindness Day – November 13th, 2019

How to Celebrate World Kindness Day – November 13th, 2019

Next week we recognize, World Kindness Day on Wednesday, November 13th. Although the world can be a harsh and ugly place at times, we can all help and make these little steps to show kindness to one another and ourselves. Remember the movie, Pay It Forward with Hailey Joel Osment? Remember crying your eyes out? Imagine if you paid it forward for just a day, maybe to start, and then practice that concept once a month; imagine the effect you could have on someone. It feels good to do good, so let’s start with some of these ideas to brighten someone’s day, especially on World Kindness Day! Here are a few of our favorites: 12 Ways to Celebrate World Kindness Day Send kind words in a letter, e-card, or Facebook post. Say thank you Volunteer – Consider planning a monthly (or weekly) volunteer shift. You might be surprised how much it can lift your spirits to help out with a cause that resonates with you. Check out some options at Volunteer Match. Foster or adopt a pet Donate Start an online fundraiser – If you’re short on cash for donating, you might want to start a fundraiser on social media. Remind your friends that its World Kindness Day to inspire them to give. Paste a sticky note – Write uplifting messages on sticky notes and leave them in various places. For example leave them on restroom or dressing room mirrors, lockers, someone’s computer screen or car window; or even the door to your office or apartment building. Send flowers Spread compliments Shop Amazon Smile – You pay the same prices...
Cute Ways to Celebrate National Friendship Day

Cute Ways to Celebrate National Friendship Day

Next Monday, August 5th is National Friendship Day! Kind of a cute idea, right? It’s a chance for us to stop and take a second to appreciate our wonderful friends who have been there through thick and thin. Our Favorite Quotes About Friendship Let us be grateful to the friends who make us happy – they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad. – Arnold Glasgow Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another, “What? You too? I thought I was the only one.” – CS Lewis There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met. – Jim Henson 5 Cute (and Simple) Ways to Celebrate Friendship Day One A handwritten letter is such a special surprise to receive! Write a heartfelt note to your friend, telling them how much you appreciate their friendship. Don’t know how to put it into words? Here are some writing prompts: Tell the story of how they were there for you during a hard time. Reminisce about the first day you met! Make an anagram out of their name, with an adjective for each letter (ie, L is for Loyal, T is for trustworthy). Two Surprise them at work and take them to lunch or out to a coffee date! If they’re too busy to leave the office, you can bring them coffee or lunch with a little note of appreciation and a wish for a great day. Three Who doesn’t LOVE...
Writing Thank You Card Messages for Business

Writing Thank You Card Messages for Business

So your partner or client sent you an amazing holiday gift this year – maybe it was a bottle of fancy Champagne, or a gift certificate to a great restaurant in the city. No matter what you received, a return “thank you” is considered good etiquette. But there is a big difference between professional and personal thank you cards! Writing thank you card messages for business calls for a certain tone – one that is not over-the-top groveling, but still strikes the magnitude of the generosity. Here are some great examples of business thank you card messages. Thank You Card Messages for Business For Partners: “Thank you for the generous gift! We greatly value our partnership with you and we’re looking forward to more success in 2019.” “We were blown away by your gift! Thank you for your generosity and your wonderful partnership! Happy holidays.” “We sincerely appreciate the [gift] you sent our way, and we are so grateful for our partnership. Thank you!” “Thank you so much for the generous gift! It’s been a great year working with you – looking forward to 2019.”    For Clients: “We absolutely loved the [gift] you sent. Looking forward to serving you in the new year! Thank you so much.” “Wanted to send our sincere thanks for your generous gift! The team loved it – we’re so grateful for clients like you!”  “Thank you so much for sending that wonderful [gift]. All of us at [company name] appreciate your generosity and your business.”  “Thank you very much for the fabulous [gift]. You’re too generous – it is our pleasure to serve...
Business Holiday Card Message Samples

Business Holiday Card Message Samples

So you called our Business Gift Advisors (psst – the phone number is 800-379-4064). You gave them all your criteria, and the knowledgeable team made some awesome gift recommendations. They helped you with your hefty list of recipients and handled all the different addresses. Now that you’ve got the perfect holiday gifts for your clients, partners and employees all ready to ship out the door, it’s time to write a message in the card! But writing a meaningful, professional holiday greeting isn’t as simple as it sounds. Striking the perfect tone between friendly-but-not-too-familiar, professional-but-not-uppity is a fine balance. Here are some great examples of business holiday card message samples for every type of professional connection!   General Holiday Gift Greetings  May your days be merry and bright! Thank you for a great year. Tidings of comfort and joy! Happy Holidays to you and yours. Wishing you Happy Holidays and a joyous New Year. Wishing you a season of joy and prosperity in the New Year. May good cheer last all throughout the year.   For Employees [Name], We wouldn’t be where we are without all of your efforts. Thank you! It’s been a fantastic year – thanks to you!  Your dedication is noticed by all. [Name], Your hard work and dedication has made all the difference this year. Thank you! [Name], Thank you for all you do! You go above-and-beyond, and it’s so appreciated. [Name], Thank you for all you do! May our success continue into the New Year.   For Clients & Customers Thank you for your time and trust this year! It’s been a pleasure to serve...
Write Inspiring Graduation Card Messages

Write Inspiring Graduation Card Messages

It’s that time of year – graduation ceremonies are taking place at colleges and universities all over the country. Are you attending a graduation ceremony this year, or will you be sending along your congratulations in a card? It’s pretty easy to pop in to any store and find a graduation card that fits the bill, but when it comes to writing something personal on the inside, writing an inspiring graduation card message can be a little more difficult. This is a pinnacle moment in a graduate’s life – they’ve put in the long, exhausting work and now it’s time to embark on their career or the daunting task of job seeking. So when you sign that graduation card, simply putting down “Congrats! Great job!” maybe doesn’t quite cut the mustard. The goal is to write something personal, sentimental and inspiring coming off as phony or corny. Secondary education is no picnic, and to let the graduate know that you recognize their great achievement is important. Here are some examples of graduation card messages that really drive the sentiment home – the graduate should be proud of a job well done! –  –  –  – “We are so proud of you and this wonderful accomplishment! As you embark on your career and enter the working world, just remember – ‘All of your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.’ – Walt Disney. Congratulations!” “Robert Kiyosaki says, ‘Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow,’ and we are so proud of what you’ve achieved today! Congratulations, grad – you’ve already accomplished so much, we know you’re...