When I was younger and I thought of a grandma, I imagined a gray-haired, plump, kind, cookie-baking woman (always with an apron, of course), with a penchant for pinching cheeks, and calling anyone under 70 years old “sweetie.” I’m sure my imaginings are a mixture of storybook, Disney movie versions of the elderly, along with some cultural stereotypes thrown in.Read More
The Golden Birthday is a fun celebration for a birthday that corresponds with the date of a birthday to the age a person is turning. For example, if your birthday is March 10th, your golden birthday is at 10 years old. A birthday on the 25th? Your golden birthday would be when you turn 25. Today we’ll chat a bit about where the tradition of golden birthdays comes from, some ideas for a fun and thematic golden themed celebration, as well as some gift ideas for milestone birthdays. Ready? Set? Celebrate!Read More
2020 dawned as the era of two things: Coronavirus and Memes. Yes, both of these elements technically existed before 2020. But 2020 really allowed them to evolve into their final boss levels.
We were stuck at home. We were scared. And th ere was no more of the “taking over a quart of homemade chicken noodle soup” default response. Instead of passing around a sad-looking “get well soon” card around the breakroom, we had to just send our condolences virtually.
It wasn’t all bad, though. Now we have a deep repository of dank get-well-soon memes from which to draw when it’s time to send condolences to your coworker stuck in a two week COVID quarantine, or a guaranteed smile to your best friend battling strep throat.
When you’re in need of the perfect get well soon meme, start here. Drop it in a text thread, throw it onto a group Kudoboard, or email it with a short message and we promise it will make them feel *just* a little bit better.
Oprah Winfrey began her gratitude journal practice over 20 years ago. She is a strong advocate for the benefits of noting gratitude throughout daily life. Oprah claims, “If you pull the lever of gratitude every day, you’ll be amazed at the results.” We all have things to be thankful for and while a personal gratitude practice is beneficial, it can be even more powerful to express that thanks to those deserving of it. Gratitude is simply a word, but with practice and intentionality, it can become a way of life.
I have 23 fantastic ideas for you to say thank you. From a classic option like a thank you note or a token of appreciation to more modern ways to say thanks, like leaving a positive review online, or simply sending a silly text, I’ve got you covered here. So express that gratitude and let’s get going with a party of positivity and paying it forward. We really have a lot to be thankful for and plenty of ways to say thank you.Read More
For some people, the elimination of the birthday party was a welcome respite. Introverts around the world were secretly relieved to avoid the forced small talk and singing around a person blowing on a slab of cake you’re all going to share.
Thanks to the pandemic and many businesses shifting to more remote-friendly schedules now that restrictions are relaxing—you might never have to attend an office birthday party ever again. In related good news, we’ve learned how to make a birthday celebration more meaningful, even if you’re not in the same place.
No more passing around a cheesy dollar store card to scribble a quick and partially sincere message and signature. Modern eCards are the way to celebrate birthdays, and we’ll show you how to do it right.Read More
I used to work the opening shift at a childcare center during college. I’d walk to the dining hall at the crack of dawn, bleary eyed, sun not up yet, and I’d almost be alone at that time. Except I wasn’t. The dining hall was always full of engineering students. I remember being super impressed by the long hours and intense coursework the engineering students took on.
Maybe you’re an engineer, seeking a gift for a fellow smartie. You might be in a relationship with an engineer. Or you might be looking for a great gift for a recent engineering grad. Whatever the case may be, I’ve got you covered here with an eclectic, useful gift guide just for engineers! Engineers use a lot of brain power on a daily basis, and these gifts will entertain, delight, and intrigue the engineer in your life.Read More
Ah, the 5 Love Languages, cousin to the Enneagram as a trend taking the personality trait/ relationship world by storm. I first came across the 5 Love Languages in a premarital counseling class in 2014. My now husband and I were assigned to read the book, find our love language, brainstorm ways to show our fiancé love in the way they received it best, and report back to the class.
Since then, my copy of Gary Chapman’s classic book is dog-eared, highlighted, and has remained on my bookshelf after many other books found themselves in the Goodwill pile throughout various moves and organizational purges.Read More
Do you remember in high school during spirit week when each day had a theme? I’m still recovering from the trauma of “crazy hair day” when I straightened half my hair and curled the other half. In my mid-thirties now, I still shudder at the phrase, “wacky hat day.”
Regardless of my thoughts on school spirit weeks, I am a major fan of other types of themed days and even subjected my family to “Field Trip Fridays” last summer. I want to share another themed day with you that has revolutionary potential: “Thoughtful Thursday.”Read More
Wow, ok give us a minute to just applaud you. Ten years?!!! Ten years. This is huge. Wow.
Congrats. This wedding anniversary is an important one, and we want to help you celebrate it in style. We’ll share some excellent aluminum (or tin) anniversary gifts for your significant other, gifts to give to a couple celebrating their tenth anniversary, or ways to celebrate beyond your wedding anniversary gift ideas (did someone say anniversary party?).Read More
Pottery is the traditional 9th anniversary gift and there are so many fantastic reasons why this beautiful natural element represents the 9th year of a marriage union. These ninth anniversary gift ideas will get you from thinking beyond that iconic pottery wheel scene in Ghost to practical, heartfelt, creative anniversary gift ideas. Whether you’re gifting for your own spouse or a favorite couple in your life, these pottery gift ideas will hit it out of the park and win the day.
Celebrating life’s special moments is what we’re all about here at Kudoboard and wedding anniversaries (particularly anniversary cards) are some of our favorite types of celebrations.Read More