Remind Yourself to Create Group Ecards

You never have to forget a major event ever again. For real.

We've all been there. That realization that it's your mom's birthday or Bosses Day or your coworker's work anniversary—and you've totally forgotten. Sure, an online group card can be a rapid solution, but we take it even one step farther because we'll help you make sure you never forget that day ever again.

Set Reminders with Kudoboard

Kudoboard now allows you to set up a calendar of reminders within your Kudoboard profile. Plug in the date of a special occasion and we'll email you a "Create Your Kudoboard" link 7 days in advance. You'll impress everyone with your thoughtfulness and be totally on top of every special occasion in your life.

Simply log in to your Kudoboard account, click the calendar icon, and add in any special dates you need to remember (birthdays, work anniversaries, holidays, etc.). It will take you 3 minutes and save you HOURS of headache in the next year.

Get started with your reminders here.

Thanks, and keep delivering happiness,
The Kudoboard Team

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. An online memorial can also serve as a living tribute or as an online funeral guest book.

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

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.


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Graduation Group Card with Kudoboard

It's graduation season, everyone! From universities to high school to adorable pretend-playing preschools—when spring is in swing, it's time to don the cap and gown, grab some flowers, and prepare to celebrate. Graduation is more than just a formality signaling the successful completion of a course of education. Graduation is a celebration of the graduate and all they've become. It's a chance to share love and admiration, and a chance to come together.

When you start to receive graduation announcements in the early spring months, you might start hoarding cash or write down a reminder to withdraw some fresh bills from the ATM or bank to send along with your graduation wishes. (We've also got great non-cash graduation gift ideas!) Slipping a cash gift into a graduation card is a tradition, meant to help them fund their next great adventure (such as their next degree, a trip, a wedding, or a house downpayment). But when you get a graduation announcement or invitation from someone you love, take it to the next level with a group greeting card from Kudoboard.

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The Ultimate Get Well Group Card

Injuries.

Illness. 

Surgery. 

Medical Procedures. 

Quarantine.

Or just a mutant version of the common cold. 

There are many reasons why a coworker, friend, family member, or loved one is missing from regular activity. Healing takes time, and courteous people keep their germs to themselves. (Especially in this post-pandemic world.)

No matter the reason, when someone is stuck at home missing the action, sending a group get well soon card can be a thoughtful way to let them know they’re missed and to send happy, healing wishes for a speedy recovery. Get well soon cards are a little different from a birthday card, sympathy card, or other types of group greeting card, as they can be both an empathetic AND optimistic message, but they’re still a perfect way to say “We’re thinking of you.” 

An Injury in Indiana

One of our favorite group get well soon cards was a Kudoboard created by the Indiana Pacers’ marketing team, when NBA all-star Victor Oladipo suffered a season-ending injury after rupturing the quad tendon on his right knee in a win over Toronto on January 23rd, 2019.  

As anyone who has spent time in Indiana knows—that state loves its basketball.  While they were heartbroken that their star would be out, they also wanted to let him know that they were behind him 100% in his recovery and eventual return. 

Once the Pacers marketing team created Olidapo an online group greeting card, they put it on their website and let the fans take it from there. Nearly 1000 (!!!!) posts and well wishes later, Olidapo has one of the larger Kudoboards that’s ever been created.

Check out the full get well soon group card HERE

Group Get Well Soon Cards from Kudoboard

If you’re missing a team member out with an illness, or your sister just underwent surgery, a group get well soon card is a quick and easy way to show them you care and to send them the positive message of hope and wishes they need to heal. 

With Kudoboard, a virtual get well soon card takes only moments to set up. Create your board by selecting a custom card design or card template, invite others to contribute a personal message via email or with the link, and then schedule the delivery to the healing recipient. It really is that easy. It really is that easy to send a photo card and message that makes them smile. (Seriously. Try it for birthday cards, anniversary cards, and any occasion cards you can think of!) Bonus points are given if you pair your speedy recovery card with flowers or a chicken noodle soup delivery. 

Don’t hesitate to share the love—even if you don’t want to share any germs. Start your virtual get well soon card today! 

How to Sign a Card From a Group

We’ve all been there. Someone’s passing around a paper card for a birthday, holiday, or special occasion. They’re walking the group card around the office, trying to make sure they catch everyone. You know how to sign a group card—you sign your name, and that’s about it.  Nothing interesting or inspiring about it, because quite frankly? There isn’t space.

You won’t have to sign a paper greeting card for much longer, though. With the rise of remote work and hybrid teams, a virtual group greeting card is the way to go. Online group cards for birthdays, farewells, get-well-soon or work anniversaries give you so many more options for signing, more flexibility, and maximize your team’s efficiency. 

How to Sign a Card from a Group

When Brenda passes around a birthday card for Steve, you only have the space to write “HBD! - Me.” If you want to sign a group greeting card from a team using Kudoboard, however, you’ve got decisions to make.

Kudoboard allows for photos, GIFs, recorded videos, written messages, and more. Your post can be unique to you, and bring a smile to the recipient’s face. So how should you sign a card from a group when it’s a virtual card with limitless possibilities? Here are some ideas: 

  • Add a photo of you and the recipient together.  
  • Find the most embarrassing picture of the recipient to share.
  • Upload a tribute video you created on your phone. 
  • Write a handwritten message with your signature and upload a photo of it. 
  • Grab a GIF from our GIPHY library of their favorite character.
  • Create your own GIF with your work team. 
  • Embed a favorite YouTube video. 
  • Scan in vintage photos (so sweet for an online sympathy card).
  • Sing and record Happy Birthday with your coworkers.
  • Write a heartfelt missive.  
  • Add photos from a span of time (such as the years they’ve worked at the company).
  • Draw a picture and upload it to the board.
  • Add a gift card for the easiest gift + card ever!

Share the Love

As for the other contributors you invite to sign the card from your group—they’ve got options too.  You can easily add contributors to your online group card with a quick drop of a link into Slack, email, text, social media, or linked on a website. Folks can add as much to the Kudoboard as they want. With no constraints, the possibilities are endless.  The only question is, does your recipient prefer dancing cat or dog GIFs?

Once created, the Kudoboard can be scheduled for delivery whenever you want. The board can be displayed as a slideshow (popular for retirement parties or birthdays), printed as a poster, or even compiled as a high-quality book

So get out there—send a card from your group.  But whatever you do, don’t just sign your name!

6 Great Ideas For Teacher Appreciation Week & Beyond

Whether it’s teacher appreciation week (May 2-6), National Teacher Appreciation Day (Tuesday May 3, 2022 in the United States), the end of the semester, or there’s an upcoming retirement—it’s often a challenge thinking of a unique and meaningful way to thank a special teacher.

But don’t fret, we’ve got you covered with some great, tried and true, ideas.

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1) Kudoboard Group eCard

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We of course recommend Kudoboard (no surprise, right?), an online replacement for the card that’s passed around and signed.

Whether you’re on the PTA and want to pass it around to fellow parents, or you’re a college student passing it around to your classmates—a Kudoboard is the perfect way to gather a large group to show some teacher appreciation.

Distribute the link via email, Slack, or social media for easy sharing and posting, then have the Kudoboard delivered to the teacher on Teacher Appreciation Day—or print it as a book or poster

Just take a look at a few Kudoboards that folks have made for Teacher Appreciation Day to get a sense for how special they can be:

2) Teaching Supplies & Resources

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“I have more than enough classroom supplies”

- no teacher (ever)

Teachers love their students, but boy oh boy…those kids can be ravenous when it comes to supplies!  Sure, little Johnny…feel free to borrow the white out *again* to fix a mistake.

Help them out this National Teachers Day by getting them some of the much needed essentials (crayons, colored pencils, glue, and hand sanitizer are always safe bets) or ask the teacher for a recommended purchase list of school supplies.  

If you want to directly impact the teacher’s curriculum in the classroom, you can provide them with funds to use at a site like Teachers Pay Teachers so they can purchase lesson materials from other educators.  Double bonus—then you would be helping two teachers! Donors Choose is another great option to help teachers fund the education projects they envision for their classrooms. 

3) A Night On the Town

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Hard as it might have been to imagine when you were a little kid, teachers are people too! And they’d love to go out and relax a bit after a long week of work.  Help them out by treating them to a night of fun this teacher appreciation week, perhaps even getting them a ticket to a popular show playing nearby or vouchers for movie tickets and popcorn at a local theater. 

4) Flowers

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Sometimes all a teacher needs to brighten their day is a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Particularly if you live somewhere a bit cold and gray (*ahem* Chicago, we’re looking at you!), then a splash of color on their desk can make all the difference. Bonus: A class plant can also be a big hit!

5) Treats

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NOM NOM NOM. Some schools may have rules about the types of food you can bring in, and some teachers may not feel comfortable with homemade goods, so individually packaged treats are the best way to go. You can make National Teacher Appreciation Week special by delivering a treat for every day of the week!

Need more ideas for National Teacher Day gifts? Check out 30+ Employee Gift Ideas

6) Gift Card

From popular restaurants to nearby relaxation spas—a well thought out gift card is sure to make the teacher in your life feel appreciated on teacher appreciation week. As a former teacher, here are some gift card ideas I can guarantee will crush teacher appreciation day: 

  • Starbucks
  • Restaurants (fast food or fancy!)
  • Sephora or Ulta
  • Target
  • Best Buy
  • Amazon
  • Visa
  • OfficeDepot

Just don’t forget to write a nice note, as well, to say thanks directly!

To the Educators Who Made Us

A huge thank you to every educator, formal and informal, who has dedicated their time to teaching us every step of the way. We’re forever grateful. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week—and good luck through the end of the school year!


P.S. – fun fact, one of the Kudoboard founders used to be a teacher. He actually came up with the idea for Kudoboard in the classroom.  Read more about it here.

9 Birthday Card Ideas Sure to Bring Smiles 

It’s that time of year again…again. That’s the thing about birthdays—they come all the time, every year. It can be tough to come up with new, creative birthday card ideas. You want it to be special, but things can get repetitive. Lucky for you, the Kudoboard team has come up with 9 birthday card ideas that are sure to bring smiles!

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7 Ways to Celebrate Employees

Springtime is packed full of opportunities to recognize and recognize and appreciate your employees’ hard work. Various appreciation days and celebrations allow employers to express gratitude and provide recognition for all of the good work accomplished by their teams. Unfortunately, a lot of employers fall into a rut when it comes to acknowledging the efforts of each team member (and especially remote employees!). Employee turnover is common in places where management fails to recognize each worker, but we can make staff appreciation easier. 

For your next workplace appreciation day, we’ve got seven fantastic and unique ideas for celebrating your employees. Bringing in lunch? That’s fine. But wouldn’t it be better to leave your employees pleasantly surprised and talking about how great they have it? The Great Resignation means that employee retention is critical, and workplace appreciation is the perfect place to start. 

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25 Workplace Appreciation Ideas That Really Work

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Numerous studies have shown that workplace appreciation is one of the top factors in employee turnover—which has a huge impact on whether your team succeeds. For example, a Career Builder survey found that recognizing employees was the 2nd most important factor in employee retention. 

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But not to worry.  We've got you covered with 25 ideas to show workplace appreciation to amp up your appreciation efforts.

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This is Your Sign to Send a Valentine’s Day Kudoboard

Valentine's day is right around the corner (set your reminder now for February 14th) and it's time to think about the people you love. Maybe it's a spouse, a long-term partner, a new love, a best friend, or a group of your closest girlfriends celebrating Galentine's Day. Valentine's isn't just about romantic love—it's about honoring the special connections we have with people in our lives.

So let's skip the waxy chocolates, yeah? The cliched Valentine's day card, stuffed animals, tacky party supplies and decorations, heart-shaped jewelry (please, no), and roses really need a break this year.

What if I told you that you could give them a Valentine's day gift they'll remember forever AND that it costs less time and money than your standard floral arrangement or supermarket greeting card?

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