Everyone likes to receive greeting cards. The smooth envelope is like a little present waiting to be opened, revealing the surprise inside. Using these creative messages in the office is a great way to encourage a welcoming workspace. Here are a few ideas for how to use greeting cards at the office:
Employers and co-workers can show their care and support for one another by handing out cards during birthdays, anniversaries and other major events. People will appreciate the gesture, and it will help strengthen workplace bonds.
Work can become tedious, but you can liven things up by dropping a funny card on a person’s desk. It’s best if these are work-related notes that are still work appropriate. Reading these amusing greeting cards is a good way to start the day off with a smile, and they can help people de-stress a little bit.
Ask customers to send in cards with notes on the company’s products or services. Take pictures of the messages you receive, and post them on the company’s testimonial page. This is a good way to gain engage with customers and show off support for the company.
During the holiday season, give employees an opportunity to give back to the community by hosting a card-making event. Encourage people to bring in their old greeting cards so you can repurpose them into new messages for those in the hospital or fighting overseas. This is a great way for co-workers to interact while letting out some of their creative ideas.
Sometimes, it’s just nice to hear that you’re appreciated. Employees also feel this way, so getting a greeting card that reminds them why they were chosen for the job or what they’ve been doing well is sure to make them know they’re appreciated.
Card use in the news
Try to find innovative ways to incorporate greeting cards into the office’s workspace. It can be as simple as sending thank you cards to employees who have been doing really well, or something more company specific. For instance, a radio show called “The 10 at 10” on WIBC recently started using cards for a snail mail segment, the WIBC station reported. The two hosts of the show asked listeners to send in cards and letters about topics discussed on “The 10 at 10.”
This was a great way for the hosts to get feedback from their listeners and share what other people had to say about the news. The anchors also read a poem someone sent in, which is a nice way to include the audience. That person’s work was distributed to a bunch of listeners for no cost. More companies should be like WIBC and come up with original ways to use cards and letters in their businesses.