“Put your words in a letter so they won’t die on empty air. Letters hold families and friendships together. When someone wins an award, leads a drive, preaches a great sermon, or gives to the greater good of your company or community, lift his (her) spirits with a letter. Get into the envelope and seal the flap!”
This may seem passe’ in this day of emails and social media, however, it is still a great way to recognize someone or show your appreciation. I still remember receiving a congratulations card in the mail from a top executive when I was promoted to General Manager many years ago. Although I didn’t really know this executive, I certainly knew who he was and was thrilled to have received a hand written card from him.
I’ve adopted this form of appreciation and periodically send a card to an employee’s home to thank them for going above and beyond, achieving a significant career milestone, or for accomplishing an important goal. It’s a simple gesture that goes along way and allows their family to participate in their recognition.