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It’s A Piece Of Cake: Snappy Tips For The Happiest Birthdays

Colleen Schwartz
June 13, 2024

Birthdays are special days. They are important to people, so acknowledging birthdays should be a company priority. 

If your organization is building a culture of appreciation and gratitude, incorporating employee birthday celebrations is key. 

Celebrating birthdays at work is more than just a nice gesture; it’s a powerful way to boost morale, strengthen team bonds, and enhance overall workplace satisfaction. According to Unwrapped: Snappy’s 2023 Birthday Gifting and Celebrations Study, nine in ten people (89.4%) reported they enjoy celebrating their birthday, with nearly one in ten (8.2%) sharing they celebrate their birthday for a full week or longer. 

Incorporating thoughtful birthday celebrations into your work culture shows your employees that they are seen and appreciated as individuals. It reinforces a sense of belonging and contributes to a positive work environment where employees feel valued. 

Once you decide to incorporate employee birthdays into your culture, it’s important to consider how you’ll celebrate. 

Did you know that 90% of employees feel valued when they receive birthday gifts from their companies?

Two out of 3 working Americans (67.5%) agree that “if I received a birthday gift from my employer, I would be more likely to have improved job satisfaction.” When employees receive birthday gifts from their employer, they report “morale would be higher in the workplace” (80.8%), as would employee retention (74.6%).

Snappy can help you send the perfect gift, every time, for every birthday. 

The next step? Crafting a personalized birthday message to let employees know that their special day is important to the organization. 

Crafting thoughtful, sincere birthday messages will make employees feel truly appreciated. 

When it comes to sending a birthday message with the gift — you have options...

You can write: 

“Happy Birthday! Have a great day!”

Or you can write: 

“It’s your special day! Your dedication and enthusiasm inspire all of us! We’re so lucky to have you on our team. Wishing you a fantastic day filled with your favorite things and a wonderful year ahead!”

The second version is more heartfelt and meaningful. 

You can write: 

It’s your day! Enjoy! Happy Birthday! 

Or you can write: 

What a thrill to celebrate you on your special day! Your positive energy and collaboration brighten every day. Have a wonderful birthday filled with happiness! 

The second version is still work-appropriate while adding a personal touch. 

Personalizing birthday messages not only makes individuals feel special but also reinforces a culture of recognition and appreciation within your organization. 

Here are some Snappy tips to help you share the perfect birthday message. 

Be Positive and Sincere.

Shine a light on the birthday person by sending good wishes to brighten their day. 

Be Personal.

If you can, mention something specific to make the message feel special and unique. 

Be Professional.

Your tone should be that of a colleague, do not worry about trying to make the note sound like a BFF wrote it. 

Be A Spotlight.

Highlight their contributions to the team and make a point to be clear about the impact they’ve made. 

To close, sign off by sharing good wishes for the year ahead. 

By following these tips, you can make sure that your message not only adds to the birthday magic but you’ll also create a deeper connection with your colleague. 

Now you’re ready to make someone’s birthday day special!

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