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National Employee Appreciation Day: 8 Fresh Ideas for Celebrating Your Team
Taylor Smith
February 6, 2019

Send a note of appreciation to a colleague who has helped your career soar, and you could win Blueboard Ivory rewards each day of Employee Appreciation Day week. More info here in our Employee Appreciation Hub.

While it's good practice to consistently demonstrate gratitude to your employees throughout the year, Employee Appreciation Day is the perfect time to make an extra meaningful gesture to show your team how grateful you are for their hard work. Employee Appreciation Day for 2020 falls on March 6th, and if you're feeling stuck about what to do, here are a few ideas to help you get started:

Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day as a team

Demonstrating employee appreciation to the whole office is a great way to encourage bonding and make sure everyone feels included. Check out these creative ways to celebrate Employee Appreciation Day as a team - across both large and small budgets:

Invest in your employees by encouraging self-care

Self-care isn’t just a buzzword - it’s an important concept that is proven to lead to happier, more engaged employees. Giving your team the time and space to invest in their physical and mental health on Employee Appreciation Day is a great way to show them how much you care. Here are a few employee rewards that encourage self-care:

employee appreciation day adventure

Share appreciation by giving the gift of an experience

At Blueboard, we strongly believe that experiences are the best way to show employee appreciation. Unlike the standard gift card or cash bonus, experiential rewards are memorable, personal, and shareable.

Not to mention that experiential gifts for employees are proven to improve engagement and talent retention rates to help your company succeed over time. You can see how employees rated Blueboard for growing their feelings of appreciation, motivation, and as a tool for retaining top talent here on our blog. Experiential rewards are the perfect idea for Employee Appreciation Day!

Instead of telling you about all the experiential rewards we have in our extensive, hand-curated menu (there are too many great ones to choose from!), we want to show you - we put together this video to showcase some of our favorite #Blueboarding moments - from employees hiking glaciers in Alaska to meeting llamas in Machu Picchu, to taking in some "me time" at the spa. We’ve had the honor of rewarding thousands of employees with Blueboard experiences that helped them challenge their comfort zones, indulge in their passions, or try new things. We’d love to include your team as part of our Blueboard family too.


We hope you and your team have a memorable National Employee Appreciation Day this year. If you have questions about Blueboard or additional ideas on how to demonstrate employee appreciation, we’d love to connect. Feel free to reach out via the Request Demo button at top to learn more ^^, or give us a shout in the Live Chat window at the bottom right corner!

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