Birthday season is upon us, for those lucky enough to have a summer birthday you’ll no doubt be planning a perfect party already. With the season of sunbathing fast upon us, there’s isn’t much time to get your gathering in order.
While we can’t shield you from sunburn, we can definitely help you celebrate that all-important shindig – from Email Invites to Birthday Ecards, we’ve got your birthday greetings sorted. Our new range of Birthday Ecard GIFs are very versatile, as they are animated but can be embedded and displayed right in the emails sent by our system, no need to click on a link like our fully animated Ecards.
So sit back and relax – it’s time to dig out those shades, plaster on the sun cream and get celebrating!
At Ecard Mint we like to make things easy for you. Our Birthday mailing list feature allows you to upload a mailing list with all the email addresses and birth dates of your customers and staff. That means that on the day your company birthday ecards will automatically be sent out by us – you don’t have to do a thing. Now all you have to worry about is the cake.
Staff Birthdays can be tricky. Remembering birth dates, finding the appropriate card and having it signed by the whole department can be time consuming. As you can see from our brand new birthday ecard below, we offer the perfect solution to employee Birthdays; corporate birthday ecards.
You’ll never have to worry about forgetting a staff Birthday again with our scheduling feature. Just customise your chosen corporate ecard, upload a list with all your employees and their birth dates and we’ll arrange for it to be sent out on the day; hassle free.
One of the unwritten rules of workplace etiquette is that Birthdays must be celebrated in some shape or form and let’s face it, it can be a chore.
Endlessly sending round cards for everyone to sign is time consuming and as the old saying goes, time is money. Now all you have to do is choose from a selection of expertly designed static and animated corporate Birthday ecards at Ecard Mint, customise and send.
To make things even easier, we have a handy Birthday mailing list tool. Upload a mailing list of all your co-workers or employees, with their birth date on, and we’ll send out your pre-designed business ecard on the day, it’s as simple as that.
In light of all this helpful information, we have a new static Birthday business ecard for you; and it’s one they’re not likely to forget in hurry.
Starburst Corporate Birthday Ecard
This bright, bold corporate ecard is sure to make any employee feel appreciated on their Birthday and with your own message included, it’s sure to be greatly received.
It may be the middle of August but here at Ecard Mint requests for corporate Christmas ecards have already begun. So, although we’re still four months away from the holiday season, we thought we’d clue you in on how your Christmas business ecards can keep on giving this year.
For anyone, making a donation to charity is a great way of making a positive difference to a worthy cause. For businesses, charitable giving has an added benefit; it provides marketing opportunities while increasing brand loyalty and trust with customers, staff and affiliates.
Ecard Mint corporate ecards allow you to integrate your marketing strategy with charitable donations by adding the logo of your chosen charity to any of our ecards. Taking into account the low cost of Ecard Mint business ecards, you can let your recipients know that you have donated the money you would have spent on sending printed cards to your dedicated charity, whilst also spreading awareness of the cause.
When considering your charity, choose it carefully to fit with your business. Whether you decide to go local or support a big cause, with ecard prices starting from just £5, a little goes a long way at Ecard Mint.
You don’t have to wait until Christmas to donate. Add a charitable donation to your company Birthday ecards or ecards for any other occasion throughout the year.
Click on the image to preview this new business birthday ecard design
iPad and the Evolution of Email Marketing
Amongst other changes in the world of eCommerce, the iPad helped create a different kind of customer: one that was available most of the time and took their online life with them wherever they went.
Over the past 5 years, the shift in online communication from desktop to rucksack caused the evolution of email marketing techniques which considered campaigns around this modern consumer and it’s why we were absolutely adamant when we built Ecard Mint that all our business e-greetings should be compatible with tablets and smartphones.
It’s hard to believe that five years has passed since the iPad was introduced… and even more difficult to remember a time when they didn’t exist at all. But one thing is without question: Apple’s iPad has completely revolutionized how we use technology, not just in our personal life, but in business as well.
Workplace birthdays are often seen as a bit of a chore to everyone involved. Baking cakes, doing a whip round, picking out a birthday card and buying presents are just some of the tasks expected to be carried out by those unfortunate enough to be lumbered with ‘birthday duties’.
In an episode of The Office: An American Workplace, entitled ‘Survivor Man,’ Jim has a cunning plan to alleviate the hassle associated with celebrating co-worker birthdays ahead of ‘birthday month’. With loads of colleague birthdays fast approaching, Jim decides that it would be a good idea not to bother with individual parties, cakes and presents and instead organises a joint celebration. After a lot of disagreements and stress for all involved, the episode ends with Jim relenting once he realises that making a big deal about each employee’s birthday is the right thing to do…
But why are employee birthdays so important?
Because celebrating an employee’s birthday is about making your each and every employee feel appreciated and part of the team. And whilst lavish parties, expensive gifts and home-made cakes might not always be necessary, a birthday ecard with a personal message is always sure to be greatly received.
We recently tweeted the story from BBC News that Manchester City footballer Yaya Toure was disappointed that his side had failed to mark his 31st birthday.
Office Birthday Etiquette
Workplace birthdays can be tricky, as behaviour expert, Judi James describes them in the article as a “complete and utter minefield” mainly due to the fact that different companies, departments and teams do things differently.
And when it comes to treating staff equally, she admits that “Birthdays bring out people’s infantile side” as people will take note of what their colleagues receive and expect the same.
Agony Aunt, Virginia Ironside, adds hers two cents advising that normal etiquette dictates that when it comes to office birthdays, the celebrating party should be the provider of cake and that no-one should be expecting presents.
This advice seems sound. Yet, it’s clear that acknowledging an employee’s birthday in some small way, can show that you value them as part of your team.
How things might have been
If we look at this news story again, it’s disheartening to think that if only Man City Manager, Manuel Pellegrini, had taken the time to browse through our range of Corporate Ecards he could have found just the right way to wish Yaya many Happy Returns, thus avoiding all this ill-feeling and resentment.
With a personal message from The Blues and the Man City badge proudly attached, what more could a £200,000-a-week midfielder ask for?
We think he would like this one:
Retro Happy Birthday E Card
By using our scheduling feature, Pellegrino could have also guaranteed that there was no need for an embarrassing belated birthday card. And in the interest of not showing favouritism, our Birthday Ecard Tool, allows companies to add the dates of their employee’s annual celebration, meaning that Aguero, Silva and the rest of the gang are all kept on-side.
On a more serious note, making your employees feel a little bit special on their day can have quite an effect on morale, so keep your team members happy and do something to make them feel appreciated on their birthday.
This week we thought we’d share this quite good looking infographic from the good people at Day2DayPrinting, based in LA.
Focusing on personal rather than corporate e cards, for our purposes the data shown might not seem wholly relevant. But there’s a reason why as a company it’s good to remind ourselves of a couple of things that are made evident from these figures.
Take a look and we’ll be right back with you, beneath the fold.
So the Greeting Card industry is huge. It’s popular, and why? Because it’s meaningful. Although here we’re looking at people sending cards personally, there’s no reason why businesses can’t and shouldn’t be harnessing this method of communication to show employees, clients and business partners that we remembered to send a birthday company e card or a corporate Christmas ecard. After all, those 7 buyers who viewed greeting cards as ‘absolutely essential to them’ could very well be crucial members of your workforce or valued contacts in your address book.