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Our seasoned marketing man and wordsmith. Andy's marketing, customer and employee engagement pedigree runs to eons across many sectors. He's always looking to delight customers and evangelise all things Thankbox. Andy is a long-time lover of the environment - when not on his Thankbox mission he can be seen around the Scottish Highlands with cameras and dogs. When out of the rain he delights in the wonder that is malt whisky.

The Best Uses for Congratulations Cards

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 14 November 2022
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Saying congratulations for something well done, a personal achievement or passing a life milestone is a very positive action. Here are a few ideas that are perfect for getting everyone together to share their congratulations.

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5 Ideas For Using Thank You Cards In The Workplace

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 17 October 2022
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A sincere Thank You card from a team, project group or organisation makes everyone feel better. It brings people closer and improves relationships. So when is a good time to say 'thank you' in the workplace? Here are five ideas that will have a positive impact plus some ideas about what to say.

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The Best Employee Appreciation Quotes To Show You Care

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 12 October 2022
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A team showing and sharing its appreciation of a colleague delivers positive benefits for everyone. But what to say? And how to say it? Here is an overview of the what, how and why showing employee appreciation is a positive action for all workplaces.

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Funny Messages To Write in a Leaving Card for Every Occasion

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 06 September 2022
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What's funny is quite personal. So what to write in a leaving or farewell card that's tinged with humour could be a pretty scary prospect. There are a whole host of things to consider - the relationship, the reason, the culture of the workplace and more! Find inspiration & original ideas here...

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What to Write in a Birthday Card for Every Occasion

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 02 September 2022
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When everyone gets together to celebrate someone special with a group birthday card, how do you standout? Here are plenty of ideas and thoughts to stimulate your creative mind to ensure your birthday Thankbox really does make the person feel super special.

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What to Write in Your Creative Thank You Card

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 28 June 2022
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Everyone likes to be appreciated, especially at work. The majority of us prefer praise over a gift or cold cash. Why? Gratitude makes people happy and strengthens relationships. A “thank you” card is the perfect way of making someone’s day and to let them know they matter.

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What to Write in a Leaving Card

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 20 June 2022
Shaking the hands of a co-worker leaving for a new job

Life is full of milestones, and changing jobs is certainly one of them. If you work in an office you’ll face a situation of a leaving card at some point. Traditionally, someone would hand you a paper card with statements and other co-workers’ signatures on it. No more.

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What to Write in Your Teacher Appreciation Card

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 14 June 2022
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The vast majority of the public value teachers. Well-written thank you cards for teachers are well-received and highly appreciated. Here are a few tips on what to write and what makes the ideal teacher appreciation card.

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The Best Way to Collect Money for a Gift

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 06 June 2022
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There are so many life events and occasions for people - coworkers, friends or family - to celebrate a worthy person with a card and collection pot for a gift. But what is the best way that guarantees everybody has the chance to contribute? Here is some useful insight...

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The Best Birthday Wishes for a Teacher

Photo of Andy Cakebread Andy Cakebread 03 May 2022
Teachers playing with happy young children in class.

Teachers are an inspiration, so when it's time to send them birthday wishes, it’s important you get things right. However, it can seem much harder to find the right thing to send to a teacher versus a family member or a friend. See our most popular and original teacher birthday birthday wishes.

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