What to Say on the Anniversary of a Death

A death anniversary can be a sensitive and misunderstood event, but also an important part of the grieving process. Today we’re helping you understand what a death anniversary is, why it matters to the grieving, and what you should say on the anniversary of death to help those mourning. 

What is a Death Anniversary? 

A death anniversary marks the day a loved one passed away. Much like a birthday, it’s used to recognize someone special but often focuses on their entire life and the legacy they left behind. A death anniversary is a way for surviving family and friends to remember their lost loved ones. 

A death anniversary is also called a death day or a Remembrance Day. 

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How to Celebrate a 50th Birthday Without a Party

A 50th birthday is a significant milestone in any person’s life. If you are looking to celebrate your friend, a loved one, or even your own birthday but cannot have a party, there are some great alternative ways to celebrate the occasion. You can definitely make it a memorable  50th birthday without a traditional party. Some great ideas to celebrate are: 

  • Get an amazing gift
  • Make a video
  • Create a Kudoboard
  • Virtual celebration 
  • Send a card
  • Go out to dinner
  • Decorate 

No matter what you decide to do, you can make a 50th birthday special without throwing a party. But don’t let the day go without celebrating this milestone birthday.  

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How To Give Retirement Wishes To Coworkers

Retirement is such a momentous event — after decades in the workforce, being able to relax and focus on passions other than work is a wonderful gift. If you know someone who is retiring, wishing them a happy retirement—whether it’s writing a thoughtful happy retirement message on a retirement card or saying something thoughtful in person—can be really meaningful to share colleague retirement wishes as they make a big transition to retirement life.

Whether your retiree is a colleague, friend, or family member, we’ve put together a list of examples to help inspire you as you communicate your best wishes and good luck for your retiree. This article is part of a series and we've also got you covered if you'd like to pair your message with a thoughtful retirement gift or if you’re planning an amazing retirement party!

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8 DEI Initiatives Your Company Needs

 When you start researching the term DEI initiatives you will find that this is considered a growing trend in the business community. DEI refers to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace. Take a moment to consider this. How is this a “trend” in the business community, not the absolute standard? Hard to believe this is something that must be implemented into workplace culture. 2020 seemed to become the year that we all were forced to slow down, in turn allowing us to really pay attention to some of the inequities occurring in the world. Our culture has finally decided to shine a light on increasing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace and while we are shocked it has taken this long, we are here for it. 

What does DEI Mean? 

DEI stands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Specifically this term is used to describe how these terms are applied in the workforce. In order to fully understand what this means and why these initiatives matter, we have to take time to define each term separately. 


Diversity is simply welcoming people from all different backgrounds into a group. In this article, we are specifically talking about the workplace, but diversity refers to all different situations. Whether personal, social, or business, it is important to make sure we are welcoming all different backgrounds. This can mean race, religious beliefs, economic background, age, gender, all abilities, and learning differences. It is important to remember that not all differences can be seen, so we need to focus on making sure we are really diving into differences and including everyone.

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Why You Need DEI Initiatives in the Workplace

If you are connected to a company’s workforce in any way then you have likely heard the following three letters mentioned often: DEI

These letters stand for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and are each vital to any work environment. Topics like these, though to some might boil down to nothing more than trendy buzzwords, provide a crucial foundation for a prosperous society - both in the workplace and outside of it. To create a diverse workforce and environment that is welcoming and accessible to all, DEI initiatives are becoming common solutions to a problem that is deeply rooted in our history. As companies become more intentional about how they approach DEI initiatives and prioritize them in their employee experience strategy, we will begin to see why we need DEI initiatives in the workplace. Before reaching that conclusion, however, let’s first look at what diversity, equity, and inclusion mean within a workplace context.

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12 Ways to Mark Juneteenth in the Workplace

In recent years, more companies and organizations are emphasizing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. ‘Since Juneteenth recently became a federal holiday, recognizing Juneteenth in the workplace can be a vital way to strengthen these endeavors. 

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth commemorates the day slaves were notified in Galveston, Texas of their freedom two and a half years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Until the General arrived with the announcement, many Southerners moved those enslaved to Texas, hoping to evade the executive order.  June 19th, 1865, was the day more than 250,000 Black were freed. 

The following year, the now-free people in Galveston celebrated the end of slavery and their freedom. Since then, celebrations continued and spread across the country. 

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A Bittersweet Farewell to a Coworker

Saying goodbye to a favorite coworker can be bittersweet. When Trish moved on to her next adventure, her coworkers were happy for her—but sad to see her go. They created a Kudoboard to send her off with best wishes, and we were so touched by the messages. 

I am so sorry to hear that you are leaving us Trish! It has been an absolute pleasure working with you and although I am sad to see you leave, I wish you all the best with your new role!


You have been just absolutely amazing.  A joy to work with and your positivity and kindness has had a massive impact on those around you.  I will miss working with you and I know you will be amazing in your new role. 


Trish was definitely feeling the love from her coworkers and enjoyed her farewell Kudoboard.

"I love that this has been available for people to use during the pandemic. It's a brilliant way to send special messages, an AWESOME concept...Sheer genius and as good as getting a card. I've found that people write more of a message than they would on a classic card."

Good luck with your next role, Trish, and thank you for letting us share! 

How To Make A Virtual Farewell Card?

If you are looking for a fresh way to say farwell to a coworker, a virtual card is a fun and easy option. There are many websites to make virtual cards, Kudoboard being one of them. To start a card with Kudoboard, simply go to their website and click “create a kudoboard.” From there, you will be prompted to fill out a few questions about the occasion of the card (click farwell), and who the card is for. Before you can start creating your card, you will choose which type of board fits your needs. If you have less than 10 people contributing to the card, a mini board is a perfect (free) option! Once you choose the type of board needed, you can start creating your board. With kudoboard, you can change the background, add all kinds of media, and add contributors. 

How To Add Contributors To A Farewell eCard?

To add contributors, simply click "add contributors" at the top of the board. You can share the kudoboard in 4 different ways (QR code, social media, direct link, or email). Contributors do not have to sign up for Kudoboard to add to the board.

What To Write in A Farewell eCard To A Coworker?

There are many ideas of what to write in a virtual coworker farewell card. Here are a few:

  • "I'll miss seeing you around the office! Thanks for all the laughs!"
  • "Good luck at your new job! They are lucky to have such a hard worker!"
  • "You were such an important part of our team, we will miss you!"
  • "Can't wait to see where your next chapter leads you! Thanks for being a great coworker and friend.''

For more ideas of what to say, check out this article from BetterUp.

Why Is It Important To Say Goodbye?

Saying goodbye to a co-worker who is leaving is a classy and kind gesture. This also helps provide closure for employees who have been at the company for a long time. Saying goodbye also expresses appreciation for the years of dedication and hard work at the company.

For more information about group leaving cards, check out this article.

Are DEI Programs Effective?

A work culture where everyone feels valued and a variety of perspectives are brought to the table is likely to thrive. If everyone feels able to contribute and has the tools to do their jobs to the best of their abilities, it’s going to lift up the whole team. 

DEI – diversity, equity and inclusion – programs can help achieve this. But a lot of DEI initiatives miss the mark. There are a few things to consider when developing an effective DEI strategy at your organization, and a few pitfalls to avoid.  

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How to Celebrate Juneteenth

On June 17th, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. While this holiday may seem new, Juneteenth celebrations have been an important holiday with historical significance in many African American communities. 

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth commemorates the day a union major general notified slaves in Galveston, Texas of their freedom two and a half years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Until the General arrived, many southerners moved those enslaved to Texas in hopes of evading the executive order.  June 19th, 1865 was the day more than 250,000 Black were freed. 

The following year, the now-free people in Galveston celebrated the end of slavery and their freedom. Since then, celebrations continued and spread across the country. 

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Top 16 Graduation Gifts

Most of us began attending school at the age of four. From that moment forward, we spend decades learning with the hopes of acquiring a diploma. Whether for high school or college, graduating is a significant milestone in anyone's life. 

What better way to commemorate the graduate's hard work than through a gift? Whether it is sentimental, functional, or monetary, the perfect graduation gift can bring a smile to the graduate's face or make life easier moving forward. 

Here are a variety of graduation gift ideas bound to please any graduate:

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