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...
How to Write the Perfect Birthday Card Message

How to Write the Perfect Birthday Card Message

Celebrating a dear friend or family member turning another year older (and wiser) is such a fun part of life. It’s their day to shine, and be shown just how much they’re loved while being showered with gifts, and indulging in decadently sweet desserts. But, sometimes expressing your excitement for someone’s special day is easier said than done and when you sit down to write that perfect birthday card message, writer’s block strikes! Don’t worry, here at GiftTree we have your birthday card covered! With our selection of ideas below, you’re sure to find something that sums up the message you have in your head that you need to get down on paper. Read on for our guide on how to write the perfect birthday card message:   For family and dear old friends: Happy Birthday! May your day be filled with scrumptious cake, amazing gifts, decadent cake, smiling faces, and did I mention cake? You deserve it!     P.S. Cake! As you blow out the candles this year, just think – it’s another wonderful year you’ve had the chance to enjoy me as your (daughter/friend/niece/etc.)! Here’s to next year and all the great times we’ll have together. Today we celebrate all the wonderful years you’ve been in our lives. We look back and total up many, many years we’ve counted on you, and your warm, funny, personality. Don’t think about exactly how many years, just hurry up and blow out all those candles so we can get started on that cake! Happy Birthday! You take care of everyone else, so today’s your day to put up your feet and let...