The new year is fast approaching. Take a minute to set reminders for yourself to use Kudoboard group ecards in 2019 here.
You can add next year’s birthdays, holidays, and special occasions into our reminder system now. We’ll email you one week prior to each of your events so that you remember to create your Kudoboard group ecards.
Thanks, and keep delivering happiness,
The Kudoboard Team
If someone’s passing around a paper card for a birthday, holiday, or special occasion – the answer to the question is simple. You sign your name, and that’s about it. Nothing interesting or inspiring about it, because quite frankly – there isn’t space.
If you want to sign a card from a group using Kudoboard, however, you’ve got decisions to make.
You can add a photo of you and the recipient together. You can upload a video you created on your phone (or embed one from youtube). You can grab a GIF from our GIPHY library. Or you can even write a heartfelt missive. The point is – you’ve got options.
As for the other contributors you invite to sign the card from your group – they’ve got options too. 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?
So get out there – send a card from your group. But whatever you do, don’t just sign your name!
Earlier this year, Alight used Kudoboard to give employees a platform to recognize other members of the company for their work. Once such board was created for Shalini Arora. Here are a few choice quotes from the board:
“I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support and encouragement throughout. It’s soothing to know that I have such compassionate people surrounding me and together we can achieve great results. Thank you.”
“Thank you for converting my mistakes into Lesson, pressure into Productivity and Skills into Strengths.
You really know how to bring out the best in me. You believed in me and supported me in becoming better person and helped me to do better in my work every day.”
Earlier this year, Paula W.’s family created a Kudoboard for her a milestone birthday. Entitled “70 and Still Fabulous,” the board has pictures of Paula spanning back decades. Here are a just a couple choice quotes from nieces on the board:
“I’m so grateful, thankful and blessed to have you in my life. Family is so precious. I appreciate my family more and more each day. The time we spend, the laughs we share and the memories we have will forever be ours. This picture makes my heart smile. This is the first Thanksgiving my aunts and uncles came to break bread at our house. To see you all together makes holidays worth all the work. I love you very much!”
“I will forever be grateful for the many times you picked me up and spent time with me, those moments still bring me so much happiness as you were part of the woman I am today! Never judging me through my mess, reminding me of all the great things I have within me, teaching me that “beauty knows no pain,” making me feel like a powerful force to be reckoned with, and just transferring good vibes and good energy my way! Thank you for everything, you will forever have a special place in my heart! I hope you have a very blessed 70th Birthday and hopefully I’ll see you soon! ”
When Dave P. retired earlier this year, his colleagues created him an amazing retirement Kudoboard to wish him well. Here are just a couple choice quotes from Dave’s board:
“Words such as “Congratulations, Well Deserved, and You’ll be missed” aren’t enough to thank you for your contribution to the Forest Service, and the science community at large. Though as I look back at our five years of working together, I can’t help but emphasize those words. Congratulations on your upcoming retirement; it is so well deserved; and sadly, you will be missed! You have left a mark on our society, our Agency, the climate world and most of all, on me!”
“I have so many things to thank you for! Thank you for making me a better writer, for exemplifying professionalism, thank you for being understanding, and thank you for pushing me to be better! You have been the single most influential person in my career, and I fondly refer to you as “advisor gold”. The mark you have left on your students and colleagues has cascaded throughout our communities. Your work shows what a great scientist you are, and your interactions with individuals show what a great person you are.”
This past holiday season, parents of children attending Gumnut Kindergarten in Australia created a holiday card to deliver to teachers and staff at the school. There is clearly a tremendous sense of thanks and gratitude from the families of children attending the school, and as one parent put it:
“Thank you all to Gumnut kindy ladies for your love and support throught out these years. It’s so hard to believe this is our last year with you. It’s been such a pleasure to get to know you and we are very thankful for all your time and dedication, loving and nurturing our girls.”
Kandee’s colleagues created here a lovely retirement Kudoboard a few months back. To highlight just one among many messages on the board:
Every once in a while you have the great honor of working with a special person who you feel like will always be there. Then it is mind blowing when the day comes it is announced she is RETIRING!!! Kandee, I have learned so much from you over the last 20 years and not just about the credit counseling industry, but how to be a person of integrity and class. Congratulations on this new phase of your life! It is well deserved and I hope it brings you nothing but love, happiness and peace. “
Sophie’s colleagues at Transperfect recently created her a Kudoboard to celebrate her 5 year anniversary with Transperfect. A few choice quotes from the board:
“It has been a great 5 years (of hard work and fun)! It feels like we have come such a long way 🙂 Thank you so much for being an amazing person to work with and I’m sure you’ll achieve many more things in the years to come. Congrats again on your anniversary!
“Congratulations Sophie on your 5 years at TPT!!! How about another triathlon to celebrate?! 😉 Hope you celebrate in style and have lots of fun.”
"Hey Sophie! Time flies and it is now almost 3 years since I was one of your trainees! Looking forward to your “2nd coming” in Hong Kong/Asia and wishing you all the best for another 5 years in TPT!”
Brian’s colleagues from throughout his time at Danaher created him a retirement Kudoboard a few months back. A few choice quotes:
“Brian, it has been an honor and a privilege to have known you, even for a little while.”
“This is the best promotion of all so, congratulations! You’ve earned it. Thanks again for the support and guidance over the years, your day-to-day presence will be greatly missed.”
"A successful team is a group of many hands but of one mind. We were glad to work with a boss like you. You made this a great place to work. We will miss your amazing ability to motivate us every day. Enjoy your retirement and continue to spread your positive energy because I know you have plenty of it!”