Best Retirement Gifts for 2021

Happy New Year! 2020 is finally at a close (we thought it might never end), and we’re looking forward to many good things to come this new year! 

One trend 2020 brought was that more people are retiring than ever before.  More than likely, you know one of the 10,000 people who are retiring per day!

We’ve created a list of 21 unique gifts categories just for the folks retiring in 2021 — these gifts are better than your everyday gift card, we promise! With COVID still keeping many activities at an arm’s length for the time being, here are a few retirement gift ideas to make gifting your retiring co-worker, loved one, or friend easy for you to navigate this year.

Best Retirement Gift: 

– Yes, we’re a little biased here — but there’s no better way to celebrate a retiree than with a Kudoboard! Kudoboard helps you create a retirement card for the person you want to celebrate. Add photos from your time at the office with your retiree, include videos from some of your favorite trips or activities, and include a written message to them with your Kudoboard retirement card. You can see an example of a retirement Kudoboard created here

Best gifts for the retiree that loves to read:

– Gift a Literati Book Club membership. Your favorite avid reader will love this book club subscription. Literati has paired with athletes like Stephen Curry and activists like Malala Yousafzai to create book clubs managed by those celebrities — books are curated by the celebrity for their subscribers based on the topics they care about.

– Gift a custom art print of some of their favorite books. This personalized retirement gift idea is one your favorite retiring teacher or avid reader is sure to love and one that will help your retiree show their love of reading with style — a book art print is the perfect gift they can hang anywhere in the house or better yet, in their favorite reading nook.   

Best gift for the retiree that’s an aspiring sommelier: 

– An Argyle Winery Wine Club Box. Get your retiree a wine club box of their favorite type of wine, or help them try something new with a box of assorted wines to help them start refining their wine palette little by little, sip by sip. Our favorite wine club box comes from Argyle Winery based out of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Argyle specializes in bubbly, so if your retiree wants to celebrate at their retirement party with a fine glass of champagne, this is a great option for them. 

– A decanter is a great retirement gift idea for your wine loving retiree. We love this gift because it is fairly inexpensive and an item any aspiring sommelier will need as they continue to develop their wine palette. Enhance any home retirement celebration with a decanter full of wine.

Best gift for the retiree that’s ready to relax:

– An Eno Doublenest hammock is the perfect retirement gift for the retiree that can’t wait to hang out anytime they want. With fun color combinations and print options to choose from, you’re bound to find a hammock that’ll match your retiree’s style. The best thing about this hammock is that it compresses into a small ball and weighs very little — so your retiree can take it from their backyard to the beach and everywhere in between with ease.

– A candle set. Diptyque candles are great to have around the house to add a fresh scent and create a relaxing atmosphere. Diptyque has been creating scents since 1968 and they have a variety of fragrances to choose from.

Best gift for the retiree that can’t wait to road trip to all the national parks:

-A Parks Project Gift Box. Get your retiring outdoor enthusiast a gift box that they’ll love and use throughout their future outdoor adventures. Parks Project has the perfect gift box with hiking socks, playing cards for camp, a journal, and more. Everything Parks Project sells helps to fund our national parks too, so you can support your retiree’s favorites places. 

– A national parks pass. If your retiree doesn’t have a national parks pass they will be thrilled with this gift! With an annual national parks pass, your retiree will be able to visit any national park for an entire year without having to pay entrance fees.

Best gift for the retiree that’s ready to sleep in:

– A Broooklinen weighted blanket is a great option for the retiree that’s excited to no longer set their alarm. The Brooklinen weighted comforter will already match any bed with its clean design and has corner loops to attach to any duvet cover, so you can make sure it’ll fit a duvet cover your retiree already has. 

– A silk eye mask. If your retiree has trouble falling asleep due to light, they will love this eye mask from Brooklinen.

Best gift for the retiree that love their morning coffee: 

A Keurig K-Duo is a great gift for a retiring coffee connoisseur. The K-Duo, along with the classic Keurig pod function, has a large coffee pot so your retiree can enjoy a pot over an entire morning if they want. Keurig has lots of different flavors of coffee pods to choose from as well, so you can find a coffee pod to gift along with their K-Duo that’ll be sure to meet your retiree’s taste. 

The Miir insulated mug. Your favorite retiree will love this coffee mug — the Miir mugis has double wall vacuum insulation that will keep their coffee hot for the long sips ahead. Add their favorite coffee beans as a part of this gift and you’ll have a retirement gift basket made for your retiring coffee connoisseur.

Best gift for the retiree that loves to cook:

Hellofresh will send meal kits directly to your retiree’s home so they can make new recipes that’ll inspire them to keep cooking. Hellofresh can be one the best retirement gifts for women or retirement gifts for men — it’s a great gift for anyone that loves to cook new things or wants to learn to cook in their retirement.

– The FINEX cast iron skillet.  This cast iron skillet will wow your retiree with its unique angular design, chrome and gold handle, and a lid to match. The FINEX cast iron skillet is ready for years of good cooking.

Best gift for the retiree with smart-home goals:

– The Google Nest Audio speaker is a great gift for the retiree that’s looking forward to setting up their smart home. Nest Audio lets you control other smart home devices and a host of apps with your voice — so you can ask your speaker to play you your favorite song and turn off your smart lights all from the same device. We love it!

-A set of smart plugs. This is an essential smart home tool. Smart plugs will allow your retiree to control electronic devices around their home.

Best gift for the at home spa aficionado:

The Classic Bathrobe from Parachute. This robe is one of the best gifts for the retiree who wants some creature comforts! Parachute bathrobes will make your retiree feel like they have their very own in-home spa.

A Lush bath bomb. Lush bath bombs have essential oils, a variety of scents, and lots of different designs, so you can select a couple of bath bombs to curate a custom retirement gift for their home spa.

Best gift for the retiree that loves to cycle:

– A Peloton bike. This would be the envy of all retirement gifts for a retiree that wants the latest and greatest in home gym machines. Peloton bikes let you race virtually against friends that also have the bike, train with a spin instructor, and track progress along the way.  

The Roam handlebar phone mount. This is a great gift to ensure your favorite retiree is able to keep the phone secure as they ride their bike. It keeps phones from falling out of pockets and headphone cords will be easier to manage during a bike ride — the Roam mount is a great tool any cyclist will love. 

Best gift for the retiree that is a gamer at heart:

– A Nintendo Switch. A Switch is the perfect gift for the retiree that can’t wait to have a new adventure from the comfort of home. With a variety of games to choose from, and the ability to play as a handheld device or on the big screen, the Switch is a great option for anyone who just got some more time on their hands.

Quoridor board game. If your retiree prefers boards games this is a great choice. This strategy game can be played with up to four people at a time, is made out of high-quality wood, and is intuitive to play with its simple goal — the piece that reaches the opposite side of the board wins.

Best gift for the retiree that wants to keep up with the news: 
– A New York Times subscription. In addition to the journalism that has won 130 Pulitzer Prizes since its inception in 1851, The New York Times subscription gives a daily crossword puzzle that gets harder as the week progresses, so your retiree can stay engaged and have fun solving a crossword every day too.

-A Spotify subscription. Spotify isn’t just music anymore! With news podcasts from a plethora of reputable news sources, this is a great choice for a retiree that prefers to listen to the news.

Best gift for the retiree that loves to camp:
– The Kelty Low Loveseat. This two-person chair is perfect for car camping or enjoying some time next your backyard fire pit.  Your retiring friend, dad, mom, or colleague will love this special gift. 

The Luci Solar Light.  Your favorite retiree is going to love this useful and thoughtful retirement gift. The Luci solar light not only will never need batteries, but it’s waterproof, lightweight, and even has an integrated USB port to charge your phone.

Best gift for the film buff:

– A Criterion Collection gift subscription. This retirement gift idea is for the movie lover that just can’t watch enough. With the criterion collection subscription your retiree can watch all the classic films they never had time for during their working years.

-A new popcorn bowl. If your retiree loves the most classic of movie snacks, they will appreciate a bowl just for their popcorn.

Best gift for the retiree that’s always wanted to learn magic:

– The Penn and Teller Masterclass will help your retiree learn the art of magic right in their own home. This is a great gift for anyone that’s always wanted to learn how to entertain their family and friends.

– Gift an online magic experience. Airbnb online experiences offers Secrets of Magic, an online magic show where your host will amaze you with their magic trick expertise, and then teach your retiree a couple tricks to keep up their sleeve. 

Best gift for the retiree that wants to play chess:

– This handmade chess set from Weigel is a beautiful set that’ll make your retiree feel like they’re starring in their very own Queen’s Gambit spinoff. 

Best retirement gift for the person that loves to get cozy on their couch:

– A Pendleton throw blanket. These blankets will last forever and keep your retiree warm and cozy while they spend some time reading, watching Netflix, or taking a nap on their couch.

– A couple of new throw pillows. When your retiree wants to lay back to read a book or catch up on their favorite Netflix show, they’re going to need a throw pillow to get comfortable. West Elm has lots of different throw pillow patterns for you to choose from, so you’re sure to find a pillow that your retiree will love.

Best retirement gift for the plant enthusiast:

Bloomscape plant delivery. Indoor plants will help create a beautiful and tranquil environment, perfect for the retiree who always wants to feel like they’re in nature! Bloomscape has a variety of plants from birds of paradise to bamboo plans so you can find a plant that your retiree will love.

Plant care book. If your retiree is new to indoor house plants, this is the perfect book to help guide them through their indoor garden journey. Your retiree, and their plants, will be glad you got them this thoughtful gift.

Best gift for the retiring cat mom:

– The Cat Lady Box. The Cat Lady boxed is curated by women, for women who love spending time with their feline friends — boxes can come with a cat themed mug , cat toys, a cat charm bracelet, and so much more. This is a unique retirement gift that is truly purrfect. 

Cat themed coasters. These adorable cat coasters are great for your retiree to set their cup of tea or coffee on while they hang out with their cat companion.

Best retirement gift for a baker:

– The KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer. A stand mixer is a quintessential kitchen item for a serious baker. A stand mixer would be a great gift to help your retiree elevate their baking skills to the next level. 

– A baking cook book. With plenty of more time on your retiree’s hands, we recommend getting them new baking book full of new recipes for them. Our favorite is Genius Desserts: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Bake. The recipes added in the book are sourced from top chefs and dessert experts.

Congratulations to all the folks retiring this year! After years of hard work we wish 2021 retirees all the best in their next chapter. Kudoboard is happy to help celebrate your 2021 retiree  — create a free mini board for your retiree today.

CEO Pays For Service Members to Fly Home for The Holidays

N.C. software exec pays for military members to fly home for Christmas, others step up

An Air Force veteran and current software CEO wanted to give back to those who serve last holiday season. How? He paid for their holiday flights home.

Ed Roshitsh, the CEO of Dude Solutions, raises money for veteran charities every year. But last year, he wanted to do it differently.

“Lots of these folks don’t make hardly any money. An E1, which is basic paygrade, probably makes $15,000 a year. They can’t afford to get home for the holidays,” said Roshitsh.

He posted a message on Linkedin, which asked the public to submit names of active duty service members who wanted to get home for the holidays. He was going to pay for five himself.

His offer went viral, encouraging others to get into the spirit of giving.

“There’s probably close to 300,000 views,” said Roshitsh. “And from all the shares people started to ask,  ‘Can I donate a ticket?'”

Another veteran, Andrew Appleton, CEO of, messaged Ed offering his assistance in booking the tickets. “Our team of agents is made up of veterans and active-duty spouses focused on booking travel and saving money for the military community,” said Appleton. “It only made sense that we offer our support.”

To make sure Ed knew the impact he had, Andrew also created him a Kudoboard to allow the recipients of the tickets to share their thanks.  “Many non-military don’t realize that the word KUDOs is a common term in the military. We use the term to show appreciation for a job well done. So Kudoboard was the perfect way to rally everyone in saying thanks.”  

See the full Kudoboard here.

The gesture hit home. “I had no idea the impact I was making,” commented Ed, “until I read the comments shared on the Kudoboard.”

After two weeks of booking tickets, Ed’s initial generosity – along with all the donors who chipped in – sent 65 active duty service members home for the holidays.

Honoring the Life of George Peterson

Kudoboard offers an online memorial to celebrate the life of a colleague, family member, or friend who recently passed away.  

The Hartnell College choir recently set up such a board for George Peterson, of Monterey County, here. If you knew George, please add a tribute honoring his memory.

Additional remembrances of George, written by Anna Oberst of the Hartnell College choir:

George Peterson
Pianist, composer, accompanist, musical director.
January 20, 1960 – December 7, 2020

George Peterson will be missed. He was not only a gifted musician, but a lovely person inside and out. Many know him from the musical community in the Monterey Bay Area. He was involved with many groups over the years as a pianist, accompanist, composer and/or a musical director. He also worked as a musician for many years on cruise ships.

Most would agree that George was a man of few words, but a man of much expression through his music. It is hard to think of George without thinking of music. He was a professional. Whenever tasked with any musical job, he usually put more than 100% of his time and talent into it. I recall him saying once that he wasn’t really one to want to ‘teach’ piano/music; but for those who knew him, George was one who really wanted to help other musicians reach their goals. Over the past few years he’d often stay after classes to work with students at Hartnell College in Salinas, Ca., where he was the accompanist for the Hartnell Choirs with Director, Sandy Rudo. 

The Hartnell choir students always enjoyed George’s little musical antics too. He’d often use the piano to inject bits of humor during rehearsals, like playing the Jeopardy Theme when a question was being asked of the students by Mrs. Rudo. He also was known to slyly manipulate an accompaniment into another genre, and he’d wait to see how long it’d take before the singers, and Mrs. Rudo, would notice.

I’m sure there are many people in Monterey County who have similar stories to share about George, so we’ve created this Memorial Kudoboard for anyone to contribute and share their memories.

Although he is no longer with us physically, his impression will continue to be with us for a very long time. His calm demeanor, infused with his silly bits of joy, found landing spots in all of our hearts, which we can continue to carry with us and share with others.

Wishing President Carter a Happy Birthday with Kudoboard!

President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 96th birthday on October 1st, 2020.

Tens of thousands of people wished him a happy birthday by sending him a message through a custom event Kudoboard started by The Carter Center.

Unlike a typical Kudoboard, custom event boards like the one used by The Carter Center include:

  • Your logo at the top
  • Custom background
  • Custom URL
  • Moderation options (i.e. ability to approve posts before they show)
  • Dedicated support person
  • Multiple administrators
  • Embeddable slideshow 
  • Export options (to download high res version of images/videos)
  • Metrics (kudos, page views, referral sources, etc)

To get a better sense for the outpouring of support for President Carter, see a slideshow of the full board here:

The Carter Center was founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosaylnn Carter in 1982.

For the last 38 years, The Carter Center has worked to wage peace, fight disease, and build hope in more than 80 countries around the world. Through peace and health programs, The Carter Center has improved the lives of some of the poorest and more forgotten people by resolving conflicts, advancing democracy and human rights, preventing diseases, improving mental health care, and creating a healthier and more peaceful world.

To learn more about how to get involved with The Carter Center, visit their website here:

Thank you to President Jimmy Carter, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and The Carter Center for all the important work you do!

– The Kudoboard Team

ps – to find out more about creating custom Kudoboards for your event, reach out to our team at [email protected]

Top Online Memorials For Loved Ones

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.

– Thomas Campbell

Whether through funeral rituals, remembrance items, or telling stories to younger generations, celebrating the life of a loved one who has passed away is as old a tradition as humanity itself. 

But the ease with which these stories can be shared has improved dramatically with the creation of memorial websites.  These websites allow family and friends to add tributes, pictures, music, videos, and stories, all of which are compiled onto one website that can be easily shared. 

Some memorial websites even offer innovative features such as scannable QR codes that can be placed on a headstone to link to the online tribute page.

These online memorials for loved ones have become especially valuable in the time of coronavirus.  Many families currently cannot travel or gather in groups.  With online memorial sites, your loved ones can still be celebrated.

Here are a few noteworthy online memorial sites:

  1. EverLoved.  EverLoved is designed as a one-stop-shop for celebrating your loved one.  It provides an online memorial page, but it also offers features such as a fundraising platform to cover funeral costs, price quotes from funeral providers, and links to independent memorial companies to allow you to save money on funeral-related items such as caskets, urns, and headstones.  The website also provides ready phone and email support.  

  2. Keeper.  Keeper is a modern memorial website that offers a number of unique features.  You can create a timeline of milestones in the deceased’s life; you can create a family tree; and you can map the location of a funeral home, cemetery, grave, or mausoleum.  Additionally, the Keeper Mobile App includes step-by-step navigation service to these locations.  The Keeper Plus version is offered at a one-time payment of $74.99.  Keeper currently allows users video-streaming options during COVID-19. 

  3.  Legacy is the largest, and perhaps oldest, host of online obituaries.  The website has obituaries and memorials for over 70% of all U.S. deaths.  It prominently features obituaries of famous Americans, and it partners with local newspapers to upload obituaries from across the country.  These obituaries have guest books, options to send flowers and gifts, and clearly-displayed funeral information.   While it’s design is less modern than several other options — if a ready-made connection between your online memorial and print obituary is what you are seeking, then this is often the default option.

  4.  Forever Missed is a robust online memorial that offers many templates and themes to structure your tribute page.  You can also create a playlist of songs, light virtual candles, and control viewership settings.  The free plan limits the number of photos to five and does not allow for video uploads.  The paid plan is $6.99 per month, $64.99 per year, or a one-time payment of $124.99.

  5. Kudoboard. Unlike many other options, Kudoboard memorials are focused on simplicity and ease of use. You can share a link with anyone invited to the memorial website, allowing them to easily contribute memories, photos, or videos with the click of a button.  These contributions are gathered on a memorial board, such as this one.  The online memorial can be played as a slideshow or easily printed as a poster to display at a celebration of life reception.  Kudoboard offers both a free “Mini Memorial” with a limited number of posts and a “Full Memorial” board with unlimited posts for a one-time payment of $99.

Regardless of the memorial site used, we recommend a few things for a meaningful experience:

  1. The More The Merrier.  You might have the closest connection to the remembered loved one, but by inviting friends and family to share their own pictures, videos, and stories, you’ll allow them to remember the loved one in a unique way, and you’ll hear stories and see photos that you’d perhaps forgotten.  Additionally, the experience can allow you to connect with those you haven’t seen in some time.

  1. Tell A Story.  In addition to describing your loved one with descriptive adjectives (caring, kind, intelligent, fun, energetic, happy, etc.), consider writing down a particular story (maybe it was the time Mom lost her luggage, but she made the best of it by buying a silly souvenir t-shirt every day of the trip).  Stories bring out the loved one’s unique personality, and guests to the memorial website will enjoy remembering the same story.   

  1. A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words.  Unlike traditional guestbooks, memorial websites allow users the option to add pictures and videos.  This is a great opportunity to capture a moment in time in the loved one’s life, a particular trip or event, or just an encapsulation of that person (“Dad always loved that jack and wore it everywhere!”). 

  1. Find Pictures From Different Ages.  If you can find them, include pictures from different periods of the loved one’s life.  Everyone enjoys pictures from when dad was in his crazy twenties (“those sideburns!”) and then again from thirty years later (“what happened to dad’s hair?!”).  

  1. Keeping Adding.  You don’t ever have to stop.  Your online memorial site can continue growing as you remember different stories or uncover new photos.  By using a site like Kudoboard, your memorial site will last forever, and you can revisit it any time you want to remember your loved one.  

If you have any questions about Kudoboard Online Memorials, you can email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you within one business day. 

We at Kudoboard wish the best for you, your family, and your friends.

Never Underestimate the Power of Connection

Guest post written by Jennifer Reddick, Director of Strategy at Carley’s Angels

Two weeks before Toronto went into a state of emergency I came across Kudoboard at work for a colleague’s birthday and absolutely loved the concept. Not only was it great for the recipient, but I had a ton of fun reading through everyone’s posts, watching the videos, and laughing at all the memes and chirps.

Fast forward two weeks, and I was in the Carley’s Angels Executive Team meeting discussing the impacts of COVID-19 on our organization and fundraising projections for 2020. But most importantly, the impact the virus would have on our community of cancer patients.

Carley’s Angels works to unite traditional and holistic cancer care in hospitals. Our mission started as the legacy of one young, brave cancer fighter named Carley Allison, who battled with unwavering determination to always smile. Carley’s cancer was so rare that traditional treatments alone were not enough, instead Carley was treated with a combination of traditional and holistic cancer care. Although very effective this combination of treatments was expensive and difficult to access, so in Carley’s honour we made it our mission to change that.

We kept finding ourselves coming back to isolation. Having cancer can be extremely isolating in itself without the addition of a global pandemic. Now compound that with hospitals restricting all visitors causing these patients to be completely alone during their treatments, hospital stays, and even a home.

When Carley was in the hospital her friends and family created this wall of inspiration in her hospital room. We posted inspirational quotes and photos, her cousin even posted a superhero t-shirt. It was incredible to see how much this improved Carley’s mood and energized her, it kept her motivated and inspired to keep kicking cancer’s butt! 

The Carley’s Angels exec team decided that we wanted everything we did surrounding the pandemic to be about supporting our community. As we brainstormed, Kudoboard came to mind and we thought what an awesome idea to help us create virtual inspiration walls for cancer patients that our online community could contribute to. 

We called it our #liftthemup campaign. It was a huge success – with nearly 4000 engagements and Kudoboard recipients who couldn’t have been happier.

Jess (@onetoughcookieclub) is one example of a Kudoboard recipient through the campaign. And here’s a note she wrote to Carley’s Angels in response:

“Hiiii, i just wanted to say thank you so much for including me in the #liftthemup project. It couldn’t have come at a better time.  I haven’t shared it publically yet, but this past week has been incredibly hard as I’ve been incredibly hard as I’ve been facing a new diagnosis and the challenges that come along with it. The carley’s angels community is so incredible. Reading through the board is so so moving. I can’t thank you guys enough”

Here’s Jess’s Kudoboard:

Thanks for letting Carley’s Angels share your board, Jess. And thanks to Kudoboard for giving us this awesome group card platform so we could gather appreciation.

Saying Thanks with an Online Happy Retirement Card

Ron Coley, Vice Chancellor at UC Riverside, retired this past year.

Coley joined UC Riverside in 2014. Prior to that, he served UC Berkeley as an associate Vice Chancellor since January 1998. Ron also served 20 years in the military from 1972-1992, as a Marine Corps pilot, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During his military career, he helped the Marine Corps adjust to the changing economic environments caused by the extraordinary defense build-ups in the 1980’s and the equally drastic draw-downs in the 1990’s.

To thank Ron for his service at UCR, folks from across the university contributed to a happy retirement card for him using Kudoboard. From one such contributor:

Thank you for the opportunities and many doors you opened, the encouragement, the enthusiasm you shared to change for the better, the excellence, brand of professionalism, and the passion to improve.

You have ignited a fire in so many of us and we will continue to strive to become the benchmark making a difference in our people, resources, and policies.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all that you shared both personally and professionally. Enjoy your retirement!!!! All the best 🙂

Check out Ron’s fully happy retirement card here:

Congrats again on your retirement, Ron. And thanks for giving us permission to share your Kudoboard story publicly — we appreciate it!

The Kudoboard Team

Fandom Farewell to Madam Secretary TV Show with a Group Card from Kudoboard

Madam Secretary premiered on CBS in 2014, starring Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord. After 6 seasons, it had its series finale at the end of 2019.

To celebrate the cast and crew on their run, the Twitter Fan Account @MadamSecHQ created them a Farewell Kudoboard in October and invited fans to contribute on Twitter and Facebook.

Over the next month, hundreds of fans from around the world added messages, photos, and videos celebrating Madam Secretary. See the full board here, along with excerpts below:

‪Thanks for entertaining us the past six years. I enjoyed every episode and have seen each season more than once. The cast and crew were incredible and I hope to see each of you on another project soon. Best wishes to Tea, Tim and the gang. ‬

The show inspired me with Elizabeth’s action in her own work, balancing family/work, & the deep ethical questions that were dealt with in the show. It allowed me to dive deeper into my own faith/religious deconstruction and it showed different ways those difficult conversations can be had in a respectful and loving way. So much love and thanks to you all! <3

We have been fans from the beginning! Our lives run very parallel with the McCord’s and caused us to fall in love with all of them. H/E’s sweet relationship has inspired us to be even more adventurous after 25 years:) You all have brought a wonderful world of wishful reality to many Americans (and 50 somethings).

To get such great participation, the @MadamSecHQ Fan Account sent several reminders to fans on Twitter…

and Facebook…

Then, on the night of the season finale, @MadamSecHQ tagged the cast and crew on Twitter and shared the board with them so they could all see it.

She also made sure that the board was personally sent to the showrunner + Téa Leoni’s assistant so that it made its way to everyone involved.

Props to you @MadamSecHQ for giving fans a way to say thank you to some of their favorite characters.

And from all of us @ Kudoboard, congrats to everyone over at Madam Secretary for 6 seasons together!

Wishing Mom & Dad a Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary with a Group Card

Tania R. recently created her parents a Kudoboard to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Her first post commemorated it with a poem:

For all the times that I forgot to say “Thank-you”,
For all the special little things you do,
For all the words that sometimes go unspoken,
I need to say “I love you both, I do”.
I love you for the way you stop and listen,
And for your kind support throughout the years,
For teaching me the meaning of compassion,
And sharing in my triumphs and my tears.
And if, at times, I may have seemed ungrateful
I want to say “I truly hope you see,
That nothing you have done for me has been forgotten,
And day by day you just mean more to me.
Congratulations on 50 years of marriage!!!

With additional posts from family and friends, the board was full of love for the happy couple.

See it in full here:

Thanks to Wayne and Bette for giving us permission to publicly share their board.

And from all of us at Kudoboard, congrats on 50 years! ??

Happy 5 Year Redfinversary

Lori S.’s colleagues recently created her a work anniversary Kudoboard group card to recognize her 5 years at Redfin.

Here are just a few quotes to give you a flavor for the board:

Happy Redfinversary, Lori! We are so lucky to have such a supportive and down-to-earth manager to lead us. You bring such great vibes to our team! Thank you for all you do!

Congratulations! Everybody at work is lucky to have a mentor like you. Your energy and positive attitude are a source of inspiration and motivation. Wishing you a happy 5th Redfinversary!

How can it be 5 years already??!!! It’s amazing to think back and see how much has changed. Thank you so much for all your hard work and help supporting the Tucson market – we all appreciate you! Congratulations Lori! 🙂

See the full board here:

Thanks for giving us permission to share your work anniversary Kudoboard, Lori — and add us to the list of folks wishing you a happy 5 years! =)