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Sweet Ideas for Celebrating Valentine's Day at Work

by Falon
6. February 2013 13:20
Falon

Valentine's Day is in the air... I can smell the sweet conversation hearts now and taste the sweet chalky residue. You are AWE-SOME. COOL. FREE 2 B U. Good times. Candy, chocolates, kind words - does it get any better?! At Baudville we embrace the holidays – big and small – work-related and Hallmark-created. And we'd love for you to embrace them, too! Here are some low-cost and no-cost ways to bring a little Valentine's Day cheer to your office this "holiday" season.


Play Cupid with Free Valentine's Day Print-and-Posts.
Leave the bow-and-arrow at home (and the diaper, too, please!) Download our fun, work-appropriate Valentine's Day sentiments and sneak them into your co-workers' office spaces for a little secret V-Day fun .

Download Free Valentine’s Day Print-and-Posts

 

Virtual Valentines? No Problem! Send a Free ePraise.
Check out our Special Edition Valentine's Day ePraise section. Type a quick note and send it their way! Our clever and safe-for-work Valentine's Day sentiments keep it light and fun!

Valentine’s Day ePraise Valentine’s Day ePraise Valentine’s Day ePraise

 

Candy? For me? You SHOULD have!
Valentine's Day and sweet treats go together like salt and pepper. Be prepared with a chocolate-filled candy dish at your desk. Or engage your team with some special Sweet Treats to let them know how awesome you think they are!

Sweet Treats

 

Have some time on your hands?
Bust out the red construction paper, doilies, and stickers, and create personalized valentines for your team members. Cap it off with a sucker, chocolate bar, or package of conversation hearts and you'll be the talk of the office!


Have a blast with your co-workers this Valentine's Day! And after you're done, tell us all about it! We can't wait to hear from you.

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As a team member since 2005, Falon has worn just about every hat the 'ville has to offer. She's seen both sides of working life — as an employee and as a manager — so if it sounds like she knows what she's talking about, we're pretty sure that's why. When she's not juggling between the IDville and Baudville brands, she's been known to whip up a mean diorama - just like that!

Valentine’s Day is Here: Time to Encourage More Love in Your Workplace!

by Allison
13. February 2012 08:48
Allison

Love at the office? Under normal circumstances, this is probably not recommended. But the kind of love I’m talking about is mutual respect, admiration, and appreciation for the people we work with—and I’ve sure seen a lot of it around the ‘ville lately!

Like when I walk past our lunchroom and see the tables filled with people from all departments breaking bread together. Or pause at the Shout Out Wall to read all the sincere accolades Baudvillians are giving their peers. Or when I see people get truly enthusiastic when they give thanks and compliments to their co-workers.
 
There’s a heck of a lot of love here at Baudville, and it makes me really happy to know that we’ve built a family here that, well, feels like a family.
 
Does this sound like the kind of workplace you’d like to have?
 
If you want a little more love and happiness flowing through your hallways, look into our free tools to help you spread it around. Visit our Recognition Resource Center today and find free ePraise, Print & Posts, downloads, & more!
 
Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

Conversation Hearts

How do you promote appeciation, respect, and unity in your organization? Tell us about it!

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Allison is a self-proclaimed Copywriting Diva and has the certificate to prove it! She’s been writing for Baudville for three years and has worked in a variety of business settings for more than 18 years. Before becoming a professional writer 11 years ago, Allison worked as a department manager where she used Baudville products to motivate her team. She’s what we call a true believer!

Spread Some Love in Your Office with Free Valentine's Day Downloads

by Cori
9. February 2012 09:06
Cori

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and the best Valentine’s Day includes a small amount of planning and preparation. There’s nothing worse than waiting until Valentine’s Day and finding that all the restaurants are booked and every florist has sold out of flowers. 

Although you don’t have to take your team out to dinner on Valentine’s Day, celebrating the holiday can be a great opportunity for fun and team building. Whether it’s bringing in a plate of cookies (find lots of great holiday recipes on our Pinterest page!) or one of our free Valentine's Day downloads, February 14th is a lovely day to make your team feel appreciated.

Valentine’s Print and Posts – Our amazing copywriter has done it again! Allison has written another hilarious set of Print and Posts that are sure to put a smile on your coworkers’ faces. They’re better than a Valentine card – plus they’re free! Download Valentine’s Print and Posts from our Recognition Resource Center. For a really sweet treat, tape one of these fun sayings to your coworker’s favorite piece of candy or pop.


Celebrate Valentine's Day in the Office with ePraise

Valentine’s ePraise –
Forgot to buy a box of Valentines? We’ve got you covered! Send a free ePraise to every member of your team and tell them how much you ”love” working with them.  With our new ePraise functionality, you can even schedule your ePraise and increase the wow factor with your impeccable timing.

Random Acts of Kindness eBook - In addition to Valentine’s Day, choose to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week February 13-19 . Practice kindness at your workplace and community with the 75 ideas in our Random Acts of Kindness eBook. Ask your entire team to join you and share all your kind experiences at the end of the week over lunch. 

Looking for more office Valentine’s Day ideas? Read our other Valentine's Day blog post, “Warm Your Employees’ Hearts with Valentine’s Day Ideas for the Office.”

Will you recognize Valentine's Day at work? Tell us about it here!

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Cori is Baudville's in-house Recognitionista (she's officially a Certified Recognition Professional, too)  and a member of the Millennial generation. Get her employee recognition tips and special discounts by liking Baudville on Facebook.

Warm Your Employees’ Hearts with Valentine’s Day Ideas for the Office

by Cori
11. January 2012 14:46
Cori

Valentine’s Day may be over a month away, but in my opinion it’s never too early to start planning! Although the holiday is typically celebrated between couples, I think it’s a great opportunity to have a fun day with your team. After all, we used to have Valentine’s Day parties in school. Why not bring them to the office?! 

Your celebration should be focused on fun, boosting team morale, and employee appreciation, which is a great thing to do in mid-February. By then, the holidays are long behind us and most people (like those of us in Michigan!) are in the middle of a long winter. The good news is you don’t need to spend a lot. These low cost Valentine’s Day ideas will give you plenty to do on February 14th without breaking the bank!

First, an absolutely free Valentine’s Day idea: send an ePraise card. Choose a card to send to the entire team and say “Love your work” or “Way to put your heart into it.” Using ePraise, you can make Valentine’s Day a day for employee appreciation!

Send a Free ePraise for Valentine's Day

It’s estimated that more than 58 million pounds of chocolate will be purchased during the week of Valentine’s Day. Bring some chocolate goodness to the office on Valentine’s Day with a dessert potluck. Invite the entire team to bring in their favorite dessert to share. Elect judges to taste the different dishes and hand out awards, like the Stole My Heart with One Bite Award, and present certificates to the winners. What other awards would you give out?

Everyone loves food in the office, so give each of your team members a small treat on Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s a small bag of Tootsie Rolls or Sweet Treats full of jelly beans, your employees will love that you remembered them. Add a personal note to each piece of candy to make this an effective employee appreciation gift.

One of my favorite Valentine’s Day ideas is having an old fashioned card exchange. Create mailboxes for your employees out of paper bags or shoe boxes, and ask everyone to bring a Valentine’s Day card for each of their teammates. I think this would be a blast at Baudville. We’d have some really creative cards floating around!

Finally, I love the creative Valentine’s Day ideas on Mud Pie Studio blog. They posted 101 Valentine’s Ideas for under $5, and a lot of them would be perfect to give in the office. The valentine using the Pop Rocks is one of my favorite because it has an employee appreciation message. 

Do you have any Valentine’s Day ideas for the office? Tell us what you’ve done in the past!

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Cori is Baudville's in-house Recognitionista (she's officially a Certified Recognition Professional, too)  and a member of the Millennial generation. Get her employee recognition tips and special discounts by liking Baudville on Facebook.

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