• Focusing on Gratitude Helps Add Meaning to the Holidays (and Every Day)

    From “The Language of Letting Go: Hazelden Meditation Series”, author Melody Beattie.

    As we approach celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends, this quote from Melody Beattie beautifully reminds us of the transformative power of gratitude at the holidays – and every day.

    Beattie knows about the transformative power of gratitude having survived a traumatic childhood, addiction and the loss of a child but emerging from this to live a a full and rewarding life. After having an epiphany in rehab that got her to focus her energies on “the right things,” she became a renowned self-help author (she literally wrote the book on codependency, followed by many other bestsellers) and remains a celebrated writer and an inspiring beacon for many struggling with addiction and grief. The daily meditations on her website (or apps) are a good way to start or end your day!

    Let’s break down what she said in this quote because while it’s the perfect quote as we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, it’s also a powerful reminder for us to look at every day through the lens of gratitude.

    Gratitude:

    “Unlocks the fullness of life…”
    Who doesn’t want to live their life fully, experiencing the maximum of satisfaction and joy at both home and at work. Gratitude opens our eyes to the beauty and goodness of the world around us. It energizes us and brings hope. Sharing gratitude brings out the best in those around us too.

    “Turns what we have into enough…”
    Gratitude allows us to be thankful for the abundance of good things in life and not be driven by societal or selfish needs. Gratitude helps us realize we are, and we have, enough.

    Research finds that “just acting grateful can make you feel grateful” says Arthur C. Brooks in “Choose to be Grateful. It will make you Happier.” He goes on to say:

    “If you want a truly happy holiday, choose to keep the “thanks” in Thanksgiving, whether you feel like it or not.”

    “…turns denial into acceptance…”
    Gratitude let’s us enjoy relatives and friends for who they are – imperfections and all. And, most importantly accepting ourselves for doing the best we can. Gratitude heals.

    In a recent Forbes article on gratitude, positive psychologist researcher and author Robert Emmons “cites research showing the effectiveness of gratitude in buffering stress and building resilience. He even recommends a strategy he calls “Remember the bad.” The point is not to dwell on the negative, but to look back and reflect on difficult experiences and how we got through them. In doing so, we learn not to take our current blessings for granted. We are also reminded of the resources that helped us weather past storms.”

    “…chaos to to order, confusion to clarity…”
    Stopping to take a breath and reframing stress that can come at the holidays (or any day) is an opportunity to clear your mind and re-prioritize what’s important. Being grateful helps put what’s really important in perspective.

    “…turns a meal into a feast, a house into a home and a stranger to a friend.”

    No matter the scale of the meal, gratitude for the bounty and those we share it with turns any occasion into a “feast”.

    Thanksgiving is a holiday uniquely steeped in a history of gratitude. It’s the one time of year we treat everyone as family. It’s gratitude that allows us to open our hearts and our homes.

    This holiday season share your gratitude and share in the joy you spread.

    Wherever and however you celebrate Thanksgiving, we hope the meal becomes a feast of gratitude for you and your loved ones.

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  • Why the Employee Turkey Gift Tradition Matters

    gThankYou employee turkey gifts communicate your holiday appreciation.

    Turkeys embody the grateful spirit of the season — and that’s why the employee turkey tradition has endured for generations! (Photo via jennie-o, Flickr)

    Ever wonder about the origins of the employee turkey gift tradition? For almost as long as turkeys have played a starring role on the Thanksgiving dinner table, companies have been giving turkeys to their employees at Thanksgiving as an expression of appreciation.
    It’s an American tradition that has stayed with us for generations — and it’s more relevant than ever today!
    There’s a reason why the New York Times calls employee turkey gifts a workplace “ritual” — buying turkeys for employees is a practical, meaningful and appreciated holiday gift.
    It’s also smart business.
    Employee appreciation is crucial now more than ever in the post-recession economy, as employers discover that employee appreciation builds a relationship beyond a paycheck.
    Holiday turkey gifts, when accompanied by clearly expressed “thanks” from management, build employee engagement and a stronger culture of workplace gratitude. Engage your workforce this holiday season with a Thanksgiving turkey gift. Download 10 Reasons to Give Employees a Turkey for the Holidays for a one-page sheet to share with your team.
    Read on to learn how the employee turkey gift tradition started and why it’s still important today.
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  • Write a Holiday Thank You Note to Remember

    Learn how to write a holiday thank you note to your workplace with gThankYou!

    Your organization flourishes and grows thanks to the commitment, creativity, and, most of all, hard work of loyal team members – do they know that???

    Two BIG words — “thank you” — make a world of difference in the workplace. Study after study shows employees work harder, work smarter, and are retained longer when they feel appreciated.

    Holiday employee letters are an annual tradition for major corporation CEOs, directors of government agencies, and university presidents.

    Why? Because thank-you notes work! (Research proves thank-you notes work even better than cash bonuses, say HR experts.)

    6 Tips to Writing Meaningful Employee Thank-You Notes

    A well written note of thanks can be a memorable keepsake for employees.

    When you write your letter of appreciation this season — whether for the first time or as part of your yearly ritual — here are tips to help you put your sincere gratitude on paper:

    • Go beyond recognition, which focuses on employee performance, to appreciation, which acknowledges an employee’s character and intrinsic worth. People want to feel valued for who they are.

    • Describe specific ways employees have contributed to your organization’s success this year.

    • Speak from the heart. Be honest. Be sincere. Avoid sentimentality which can come off as fake.

    • Reflect on the meaning of the season. Thanksgiving is a treasured American tradition that has meaning to everyone.

    • Deliver your letter on paper, in person. With today’s overflowing inboxes, no one wants another email.

    • Package your letter with a thoughtful gift that reflects the spirit of Thanksgiving.

    gThankYou offers free gift Enclosure Cards with all purchases of gThankYou! Certificates of Gratitude.


    gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates easily fit in an envelope alongside your thank-you note.

    Or, choose to customize your Certificates with a Free Enclosure Card featuring a heartfelt message of gratitude and your logo.

    Check out our full line of Thanksgiving Card Designs and download the Catalog to share with colleagues.



    Real-Life Examples of Thanksgiving Employee Letters

    For real-life employee holiday letter examples, DOWNLOAD our popular free guide, “How to Put the ‘Thanks’ in Thanksgiving.”

    Download FREE eBook, "Put the "Thanks" in Thanksgiving" Now!

    When you express genuine appreciation with employees, they share it back not only with you – but also with colleagues and customers.  That’s what’s so remarkable about gratitude –gratitude is contagious and makes givers and recipients feel great!

    End the year with your workplace feeling valued and appreciated. Brighten everyones’ holidays with your thoughtful holiday letter of gratitude. 

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  • Frozen Turkey Gifts vs. Turkey Gift Certificates

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    If you’re still ordering frozen turkey gifts for your employees, this should be the year that you replace that burdensome and onerous approach with Turkey Gift Certificates from gThankYou.  We assure you that this easy process will literally and figuratively lighten your load.
    Turkeys remain the quintessential holiday employee gift.  Always the star on the table at Thanksgiving gatherings across the country, turkeys are a welcome and appreciated gift.  They are the perfect way to underscore how thankful you are for your employees’ contributions and loyalty.
    There is no longer a good reason to struggle with frozen turkey gifts. gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates are good for any brand and size whole turkey, at major grocery chain stores nationally. Recipients love having the ability to choose the turkey they want for their family. Instead of having your team spend time on frozen turkey logistics, they can spend it on what really matters – engaging employees and sharing heartfelt appreciation.

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  • Ultimate Thanksgiving Turkey Guide

    Cook the perfect turkey this holiday season with gThankYou’s Ultimate Thanksgiving Turkey Guide.

    It seems that fall is upon us suddenly, as is the proliferation of pumpkin spice everything.  This means that it’s time to start thinking about showing gratitude to employees this Thanksgiving holiday.

    Thanksgiving is a holiday that is quintessentially American and an ideal reminder for us all to embrace and share feelings of gratitude and togetherness.  The gift of a Thanksgiving turkey for employees means that you are providing the centerpiece to their meal as they gather with friends and family.  Contributing to the good will that permeates Thanksgiving ensures that your generosity and thoughtfulness will be remembered by your employee and their guests.

    There is no other gift that strengthens employee bonds and good feelings towards your company as well as the gift of a Thanksgiving turkey.

    The Ultimate Resource for Serving a Perfectly Cooked Holiday Turkey

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    Everyone loves an unexpected gift!

    At gThankYou we think your holiday Turkey Gift deserves a special unexpected addition – our Turkey cookbook and guide!

    gThankYou’s newly updated Guide is much more than a traditional cookbook. It’s the complete resource for serving a beautifully cooked turkey from start-to-finish.

    This Ultimate Turkey Guide is the perfect complement to the gift of a Thanksgiving turkey – and FREE!

    Download your copy today and share this helpful how-to guide with coworkers. We think you’ll love it!

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  • How to Celebrate Thanksgiving in the Workplace

    Celebrate Thanksgiving in the workplace this year and show colleagues you care!

    Celebrating Thanksgiving in the workplace is an appreciated and valuable way of showing gratitude to employees. (Photo via Satya Murthy, Flickr)


    Celebrating Thanksgiving in the workplace is an appreciated and valuable way of showing gratitude to employees. Don’t miss out this year!
    SHRM calls Thanksgiving workplace celebrations an “incredible tool” for managers.
    A business veteran and author quoted by SHRM says that “in so many organizations, employees go through their days assuming that their co-workers, and especially their bosses, don’t notice or appreciate all of the hard work that they do.”
    “And if that’s the way you feel, you will just go through the motions,” the expert, Todd Patkin, says.
    Thanksgiving gratitude to the rescue! “Tapping into the spirit of Thanksgiving can tip the balance between success and growth or stagnation and failure,” Patkin says.
    Celebrating Thanksgiving in the workplace is also a “motivator and catalyst for growth,” he added.
    Read on for tips on how to celebrate Thanksgiving in the workplace, even with limited resources or at the last-minute. After all, the emotion that Thanksgiving thrives on — gratitude — is 100% free and instantly accessible.
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  • It's Not Too Late to Order Business Thanksgiving Gifts!

    Thanksgiving is next week, but it’s not too late to order your business Thanksgiving gifts for the workplace.
    gThankYou offers same day shipping so your business Thanksgiving gifts can arrive as soon as tomorrow!
    Not only are gThankYou’s business Thanksgiving gifts fast and convenient, they’re a meaningful and practical gesture of gratitude that your workplace will love.
    gThankYou! Gift Certificates for Turkey (or Turkey or Ham) allow you to give recipients the gift and joy of a Thanksgiving turkey for their holiday meal centerpiece — without the stress of handing out actual frozen turkeys or hams.
    Our Thanksgiving Gift Certificates can be redeemed for any brand, any size and any preparation of whole turkey (or whole or half ham), at virtually all major groceries nationwide. gThankYou Gift Certificates redeem as Manufacturer Coupons, just like the cents-off coupons everyone is used to.
    Plus, you won’t need to worry about finding Thanksgiving cards to accompany your gifts at the last minute. All gThankYou Gift Certificates come with customized, personalized “Thank You” Enclosure Cards — FREE.
    Don’t miss this opportunity to show appreciation in your business at this important time of year. Holiday gratitude is essential in the workplace because it is a chance to let employees know you care about them as people first, according to careers-search website Ladders.
    “As a manager yourself, part of your job description is to ensure your direct reports feel valued, treasured and supported. This doesn’t just extend to their performance between 9 and 5, but also that you understand they have a life outside of the office, too,” Ladders’ Lindsay Tigar writes.
    For employee gifts, one workplace expert “suggests a gift certificate toward something they enjoy … that you know will make them happy.”
    In the end, that’s what business Thanksgiving gifts are all about: a token of gratitude to make employees happy. Happy employees are the foundation for a successful, productive and profitable business!
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  • Thanksgiving Gift Certificates Say 'Thank You' When It Counts

    gThankYou Thanksgiving Gift Certificates with free gift Enclosure Cards

    All gThankYou! Thanksgiving Gift Certificates come with your choice of custom ‘Thank You’ gift Enclosure Cardsfree!

    What’s a meaningful yet simple way to share your Thanksgiving gratitude with employees? Thanksgiving Gift Certificates!
    gThankYou’s Thanksgiving Gift Certificates for Turkey (or Turkey or Ham) allow you to give recipients the gift and joy of a Thanksgiving turkey for the centerpiece of their holiday meal.
    The centerpiece to the Thanksgiving feast is a symbol of gratitude and family togetherness going back generations. It’s America’s oldest tradition — and a practical gift everyone appreciates and enjoys sharing with family and friends.
    Thanksgiving Gift Certificates from gThankYou can be redeemed for any brand, any size and any preparation of whole turkey (or whole or half ham), at virtually all major groceries nationwide. Our Gift Certificates redeem as Manufacturer Coupons.
    What will really make a lasting impression is sharing your sincere message of “Thanks” along with your Thanksgiving Gift Certificate.

    The ‘Uplifting Charm’ of Thanksgiving Gratitude

    As the year comes to a close, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on the year and express appreciation for all your staff’s hard work. Thanksgiving was created for sharing gratitude!
    In a newspaper column this week, editor Ben Bromley praises the simplicity of Thanksgiving.
    “There is beauty in simplicity, and grace in gratitude,” Bromley writes.
    Thanksgiving is underrated, and it’s time we “give Thanksgiving when it’s due.”
    “Ever since the Pilgrims and Native Americans gathered to break bread and give thanks for the harvest, there has been a quiet, uplifting charm to the holiday,” he writes.
    Celebrate that charm with employees! Express your thanks to staff with a practical, meaningful gift that symbolizes gratitude: Thanksgiving Gift Certificates.
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  • Why Choose Turkey Gift Certificates and Vouchers?

    Best employee turkey gift - gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates and Vouchers

    America’s business leaders choose gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates and vouchers for Thanksgiving and holiday employee appreciation. Shouldn’t you?

    If you are looking to share a holiday turkey gift with employees or customers, skip the logistic hassles of distributing frozen turkeys and share gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates and Vouchers instead.
    What’s the difference between turkey gift certificates and vouchers? Nothing! A “voucher” is just another term for gift certificate.
    When it comes to workplace turkey gifts, more companies choose gThankYou! Certificates of Gratitude. We’re America’s favorite choice for Turkey Gift Certificates, Turkey Or Ham Gift Certificates and other popular food gifts – perfect for holiday-time or anytime employee and customer appreciation.
    gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates allow recipients to choose any brand, size and preparation of whole turkey — Butterball®, Norbest®, Smithfield® or any other brand from major grocery stores in the U.S.
    gThankYou Gift Certificates are Manufacturer Coupons which are only good for a specific item (such as a whole turkey), have an expiration date and provide no cash or residual value. They cannot be deposited in the bank or used to buy other merchandise.
    Be careful not to confuse turkey gift certificates and vouchers with gift checks or gift cards.
    Gift cards, allow recipients to buy any store merchandise. Butterball® Gift Checks, and other holiday gift checks, can be deposited into a bank account or used to buy any merchandise. And, both are taxable gifts to employees.

    If you are looking to restrict your holiday gift to a Turkey, choose gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates.
    (If you are concerned with the tax implications of employee gift-giving, please consult with your accounting or tax professional.)
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  • 5 Reasons Employees Love Turkey Vouchers

    Turkey vouchers by gThankYou are good for any brand whole turkey at major grocery stores in the U.S.

    gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates are good for any brand of whole turkey at major grocery stores in the U.S. All orders come with FREE Cards to customize with your Thanksgiving appreciation.


    What goes great with your workplace Thanksgiving celebration? Turkey vouchers for employees!
    A gift certificate for a turkey is an affordable yet meaningful way to share a classic employee holiday gift. And by giving vouchers instead of actual turkeys, your team avoids the hassle of handling and storing a large number of frozen birds. It’s a win for everyone!
    gThankYou! Turkey Vouchers (or Turkey Or Ham Vouchers) make it easy to reward and thank your staff with a gift they’ll remember all year. Recipients love the ability to choose the turkey that’s best for their family holiday celebration — gThankYou Turkey Vouchers are redeemable for any brand of whole turkey, at virtually all major grocery stores in the U.S.
    Because a turkey is the Thanksgiving meal centerpiece, it carries the symbolism of holiday gratitude and family togetherness. As a gift, it lets your employees know you care.
    Plus, it’s a practical gift your employees will be able to share with family and friends.
    gThankYou! Turkey Vouchers are easy to order: online or call us at 888-484-1658. They come with free personalization and free customizable ‘Thank You’ Enclosure Cards. Even better, we ship same day so you can have your order as fast as tomorrow.
    Order America’s Favorite Turkey Vouchers™ today and let us take care of the logistics of your holiday appreciation so you can focus on what’s really important: thanking employees and celebrating the joy of the season together!

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  • How to Buy Corporate Turkey Gifts the Easy Way

    Corporate turkey gifts made easy with gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates

    Delight your workplace with the gift of a Thanksgiving turkey this holiday season. gThankYou makes it easy and affordable.


    It’s August already — time to start planning your annual corporate turkey gifts for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
    Early planning gives you and your team more time to focus on what really matters at the holidays: sharing your gratitude with staff, volunteers and customers.
    Let gThankYou take care of the logistics this year.
    gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates make it easy and convenient to share corporate turkey gifts.
    Our turkey vouchers carry on the appreciated tradition of giving employees a Thanksgiving turkey, without the hassle of storing and handling a large number of frozen birds.
    gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates are redeemable for any brand and any preparation of whole turkey, at virtually all major U.S. grocery stores.
    Plus, all gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates come with customizable Enclosure Cardsabsolutely free! It’s the easiest way to wish a “Happy Thanksgiving!” to the people in your workplace and express your sincere appreciation for their contributions.
    Givers and recipients alike love gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates. They’re easy, practical and, best of all, meaningful.
    A turkey is the centerpiece to the most gratitude-focused holiday of the year. The gift of a Thanksgiving turkey shows your recipients that you care about them and their family. When they sit down to their annual Thanksgiving feast, surrounded by family and friends, they’ll be grateful for you and your organization, too.
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  • Bring Your Gratitude: Celebrating Thanksgiving at Work

    Share your gratitude and celebrate Thanksgiving at work

    Celebrating Thanksgiving at work? Be sure everyone gets a slice of pie (and gratitude)! (Photo via See-ming Lee, Flickr)


    Will employees at your company be spending Thanksgiving at work? Bring the gratitude and make it a workplace celebration they’ll appreciate.
    Spending Thanksgiving at work isn’t where most of us expect to be this family-centric holiday, of course. But with the right attitude and activities, Thanksgiving at work is an opportunity to highlight workplace gratitude and celebrating with your “work family.”
    “When we’re counting our blessings this Thanksgiving, work will probably not make the list for most of us,” according to the American Management Association (AMA). “Yet it’s worth noting that the origins of Thanksgiving are rooted in work. In its earliest incarnations, it was a day to celebrate the hard-earned bounty of the harvest.

    “And the very first Thanksgiving feast in America came about when the Pilgrims wanted to express their gratitude to the Wampanoag Native Americans who had helped them survive their first year in their new home. So in a very real sense, the tradition of Thanksgiving began as a way of celebrating the timeless workplace values of hard work and cooperation.

    If your company has employees spending Thanksgiving at work, now’s your chance to plan ahead and make it a celebration of hard work, cooperation and gratitude!

    Make Gratitude Your #1 Priority for Thanksgiving at Work

    Download our free eBook, "How to Write a Thanksgiving Letter to Employees".

    “Learn how to Write a Thanksgiving Letter to Employees” with the FREE eBook from gThankYou!


    “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward
    Employees spending Thanksgiving at work are far from alone.
    Millions of Americans work on Thanksgiving. According to a recent poll, a quarter of Americans are required to work Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Day — and even more, 45 percent, reported that there’s a chance they’ll work one of these holidays. Employees in retail, law enforcement, health care, travel, utilities, freight, news and other industries all keep working through the holidays.
    Even though they’re far from alone in spending Thanksgiving at work, it’s crucial to let your employees know how much you appreciate their dedication and hard work coming in on a holiday.
    Whatever else you do to celebrate Thanksgiving at work — gifts, a communal potluck, a catered turkey feast with all the fixin’s, or an outing to watch a Thanksgiving parade or volunteer at a soup kitchen — gratitude comes first.
    A Thanksgiving gift or activity shared without gratitude is apt to feel manipulative and impersonal to employees.
    Clearly expressed appreciation from company leadership is key. Employees will notice if managers and other leaders are oblivious to their sacrifice to work on a holiday.
    A note or public announcement of gratitude from the company CEO can make all the difference — and it doesn’t have to be big production! A simple acknowledgement and “Thank You” is plenty. If budget allows, a gift or complimentary Thanksgiving meal is a great way to reinforce this message of gratitude.
    It’s worth noting that “professional satisfaction” is by far the leading reason employees feel thankful at work, beating “benefits” or “salary” by a wide margin, according to an AMA Performance & Profits poll.
    When you thank employees, you’re boosting their sense of professional satisfaction. And in the long haul, feeding a culture of workplace gratitude has benefits beyond engagement.
    Gratitude creates the kind of “cohesive organization that will lower stress and frankly be a place at which people are actually grateful to come to work,” Forbes contributor Neale Godfrey writes this week in her article, “Thanksgiving: Gratitude at Home and at Work May Lead to a Longer, Happier Life.”
    Read on to learn how to write a meaningful and memorable Thanksgiving letter to employees.
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  • FREE eBook: How to Write a Thanksgiving Letter to Employees

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    Learn insights from workplace leaders to writing a Thanksgiving letter to employees that they will remember. Download this new FREE eBook by clicking the image above.

    It’s November, and that means the holiday season of gratitude is here! Seize the opportunity to honor and celebrate with your staff — write a Thanksgiving letter to employees this month.
    Writing Thank You notes is a practice shared by many of the most successful CEOs in business, like Campbell Soup Company’s Doug Conant and Pepsi’s CEO Indra Nooyi.
    But you don’t have to be the CEO of a Fortune 500 company to write the kind of Thank You letter that employees tell their families about and remember for years to come.
    We are excited to introduce our new eBook“Put the ‘Thanks’ in Thanksgiving: How to Write a Thanksgiving Letter to Employees”,  the perfect resource for inspiring your Thanksgiving letter to employees this holiday season. Download this FREE eBook for step-by-step tips and lessons from real-life examples from workplace leaders.
    This free eBook is for you — whether you’re an HR manager in charge of employee holiday gifts, a C-suite executive seeking practical advice for a company-wide Thanksgiving mailing, or a location manager who wants to hand-write individual Thank You cards to the whole team.
    Writing a memorable Thanksgiving letter to employees is one of the most valuable and appreciated ways to show your gratitude to employees.

    The Simple Power of ‘Thank You’

    Learn tips to writing a Thanksgiving letter to employees they'll value and remember.Doug Conant is a legendary thanker. While leading Campbell Soup through a dramatic turn-around, he wrote more than 30,000 handwritten Thank You notes to staffers and clients.
    Conant’s all-too-unusual practice helped create “a company-wide culture of gratitude,” according to Business Insider.
    His dedication to gratitude was almost certainly a factor in Campbell Soup’s reinvention and renewed success under his leadership from 2001 to 2011.
    “It’s worth mentioning that when Conant took the reins at Campbell Soup, the stock price was falling and it was the worst performer of all the major food companies in the world … By 2009, the company was ahead of the S&P Food Group and the S&P 500,” Business Insider’s Shana Lebowitz writes.
    “Bottom line: showing gratitude can motivate your team to work harder, and you probably aren’t showing enough right now,” she concludes.
    In a must-read editorial for Harvard Business Review, Conant himself explains his management strategy as a marriage of “tough-minded performance standards with tender-heartedness.”
    Conant was an inspiration to Janice Kaplan, the journalist who studied gratitude for her New York Times bestseller “The Gratitude Diaries.” She found that Conant’s enthusiasm for thanking employees is not shared by many executives — and they’re missing out:

    “As I was researching this book, I heard over and over from executives the line, ‘Hey, we say thank you with a paycheck.’ Well, guess what? You don’t say Thank You with a paycheck. You say ‘I’m paying you’ with a paycheck. You say Thank You with Thank You.”

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  • Engage Your Workforce with Thanksgiving Turkey Gifts for Employees

    For generations, Thanksgiving turkey gifts for employees have been a workplace tradition.
    Since businesses started the practice more than a century ago, it’s grown and spread across industries and into workplaces small and large. It’s endured from the industrial age into the digital age.
    Now, the latest research in employee engagement shows exactly why the turkey gift tradition is so enduring.
    Engaged employees have one big factor in common: they receive more recognition and effective feedback from their managers, according to research analyzed this week by HR Dive.
    Positive, effective recognition accompanied by a meaningful token of gratitude shows employees you care. And knowing your work matters is the driving force of engagement!

    More Engaged, Easier for You!

    Thanksgiving turkey gifts for employees still send an effective, thoughtful message of recognition. The only difference now from a century ago? They’re easier for you to share!
    The turkey gift tradition used to involve actual frozen turkeys — and that came with the hassle of buying, storing and distributing bulky frozen birds. Now you can let employees choose the right size turkey for their family, when they want it.
    gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates (and Turkey Or Ham Gift Certificates) make it easy for you to share your Thanksgiving turkey gift for employees. Recipients love the flexibility to choose the size, brand and preparation they want as the centerpiece of their holiday family celebration. That’s because gThankYou! Gift Certificates are good for any brand of merchandise specified and can be redeemed nationally at virtually all major grocery chain stores.
    Download our Product Guide to learn more about easy, affordable employee Thanksgiving turkey gifts for employees from gThankYou! To learn more about our customizing and delivery options for large orders, call us at 888-484-1658.
    Read on for more research on the connection between recognition and engagement and on why gThankYou is America’s Favorite Thanksgiving Turkey Gift for Employees™.
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  • Testimonial: 'Importance of Giving Employees a Thanksgiving Turkey'

    Why it's important to give employees a Thanksgiving turkey gift.

    “On the Wednesday before every Thanksgiving, Dad would come home from work with a nice, big turkey.” — Lisa


    Last week we asked our gThankYou email subscribers to answer the question, Why is it important to give employees a Thanksgiving turkey?
    We entered the respondents in our giveaway of Melanie Kirkpatrick’s new book, “Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience.”
    Lots of great responses came in, but one in particular stood out. It came from Lisa, an administrative assistant in California.
    Lisa’s heartfelt reflection on the employee turkey gift tradition goes back to her childhood. It’s about a lesson in appreciation she learned from her father and his boss. She’s been kind enough to allow us to share her story with you, our Celebrating Work blog readers!
    The holiday season is the perfect time to honor your team’s hard work and dedication with the gift of a Thanksgiving turkey. But don’t take our word for it. Read on for Lisa’s story on why it’s important to give employees a Thanksgiving turkey.
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  • How to Buy Turkeys in Bulk for Employee Thanksgiving Gifts

    Buying bulk turkey gifts for employee thanksgiving gifts is easy when you choose gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates!Turkeys are meaningful, appreciated employee Thanksgiving gifts that honor a popular workplace holiday tradition going back generations.
    But what if you need to buy in bulk for a large workforce?
    It used to be the only way to share the gift of Thanksgiving turkeys in bulk in the workplace was to order and deliver them frozen.
    Today, you no longer need to deal with the hassle of buying, storing and distributing bulky frozen birds, plus you can provide a gift that recipients prefer more — the choice to choose the right size turkey for their family, when they want it.
    gThankYou! Turkey and Turkey Or Ham Gift Certificates make it easy for you to share the gift of a Thanksgiving turkey. And, recipients love the flexibility to choose the size, brand and preparation they want as the centerpiece of their holiday family celebration. That’s because gThankYou! Gift Certificates are good for any brand of merchandise specified and can be redeemed nationally at virtually all major grocery chain stores.
    Download our Product Guide to learn more about easy, affordable employee Thanksgiving gifts from gThankYou!
    Large company or widely distributed workforce? gThankYou can help with a customized turkey gift program to meet your timing and budget. To learn more about our large volume pricing, customizing and delivery options, call us at 888-484-1658.  That customization is what sets gThankYou apart from other companies.  We work with a wide spectrum of businesses and understand that each company has unique needs.  Don’t be shy about asking for help (and hand-holding if you’re new to this).  Chances are we’ve helped someone with a similar scenario.  We get satisfaction knowing that you’re ordering the perfect gifts for your employees and have experienced staff available to create a custom turkey gift program for you.
    Read on for a step-by-step guide to ordering gThankYou! Gift Certificates this holiday season and see for yourself why gThankYou is America’s Favorite Employee Gift!
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  • The Ultimate Butterball Turkey Gift – Easy, Affordable, Loved

    What’s the ultimate Butterball® Turkey Gift? Giving recipients the choice of any brand of turkey, and the ease and flexibility of gThankYou! Gift CertificatesAmerica’s Favorite Employee Gift Certificate™!
    What makes the best Butterball Turkey Gift? gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates good for ANY Brand turkey.
    gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates allow recipients to choose any Brand and preparation of whole turkey — Butterball®, Norbest®, Smithfield® or any other brand from major grocery chain stores in the U.S.
    Recipients choose the turkey that they want, when and where they like to shop! gThankYou Certificates are Manufacturer Coupons that are redeemed at checkout like other cents-off coupons.
    Looking for even more choice with your Butterball turkey gift? Select gThankYou! Turkey Or Ham Gift Certificates, redeemable for either a whole turkey or a half or whole ham. A perfect gift for the holiday season. No wonder gThankYou is America’s Favorite Employee Gift Certificate™!
    gThankYou! Certificates of Gratitude are available in amounts from $5 to $30. Simply choose the Certificate value that fits your needs and budget. Unlike gift cards or Butterball® Gift Checks, gThankYou Certificates are only for a specific item (such as a whole turkey), have an expiration date and provide no cash or residual value.
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    And, with gThankYou, you receive Certificate personalization and holiday Enclosure Cards for your personal message of thanks and organization logo (if desired) – all FREE!
    truckimgInterested in learning about our large-volume discounts? Call 888-484-1658.
    Order today and receive your order as fast as the next morning. All orders ship same day or we ship to the delivery date you want.
    Need more reasons to share gThankYou! Gift Certificates with your employees this holiday season? Read on!
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  • The Best Corporate Turkey Gift for Distributed Workplaces

    gThankYou! Corporate Turkey Gift - An Easy Way to Share Your Thanksgiving Gratitude!

    Share America’s Favorite Corporate Turkey Gift with your distributed workforce for a practical, meaningful message of holiday gratitude.


    Send a genuine, meaningful message of appreciation to your distributed employees this Thanksgiving: choose a Turkey Gift Certificate or Turkey Or Ham Gift Certificate from gThankYou. It’s America’s Favorite Corporate Turkey Gift!
    gThankYou specializes in corporate turkey gifts that make it easy and affordable to express your gratitude, even in workplaces with employees spread across the country.
    Recipients love the ability to choose the size, brand and preparation of turkey that’s best for their family Thanksgiving celebration. gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates can be redeemed for any brand of whole turkey, at virtually all major grocery stores in the U.S.
    Plus, each Certificate purchase comes with our popular ‘Thank You’ Enclosure Cards. Choose from dozens of card designs, then give us your personal message for recipients along with your company logo (if desired). We create a proof for you to approve and include the cards with your order – all for FREE! Click this link to see our Catalog of Free Thanksgiving Card Designs now.
    We created our corporate turkey gift with you in mind.

    We understand orchestrating the distributing of employee gifts can be a challenge for any workplace, but especially distributed ones. gThankYou! Gift Certificates and Enclosure Cards fit in a standard business-sized envelope for distributing in person or via payroll or mail. gThankYou can provide custom website ordering with your pre-determined selection of products and custom Enclosure Cards. Orders ship directly and can be timed for a company-wide delivery date or shipped immediately.

    To learn more about our customizable ordering and delivery options, call us at: 888-484-1658.

    Clearly communicated, meaningful appreciation is needed now more than ever in the American workplace, according to a new report. Read on to find out what this report means for thanking distributed workplaces and why a gThankYou Corporate Turkey Gift satisfies new standards for appreciation.
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  • How to Buy Turkey Gift Vouchers for Workplace Holiday Gifts

    gThankYou Turkey Gift Vouchers are the Perfect Thanksgiving Gift for employees and customers.Turkey Gift Vouchers from gThankYou give you the ability to share a token of holiday appreciation with your employees that’s both meaningful and convenient.
    Our gift certificates for Turkey (or for Turkey or Ham) allow you to easily reward and thank your staff with a gift they’ll remember all year. Recipients love the ability to choose the turkey that’s best for their family holiday celebration. gThankYou vouchers can be redeemed for any brand of whole turkey, at virtually all major grocery stores in the U.S.
    The gift of a holiday turkey — the centerpiece to the Thanksgiving meal — lets your employees know you care. It carries the symbolism of holiday gratitude and family togetherness, plus it’s a practical gift your employees will be able to share with family and friends.
    gThankYou gift vouchers are easy to order, online or call us at 888-484-1658 and come with free personalization and free customizable ‘Thank You’ Enclosure Cards. What’s more? We ship same day so you can have your order as fast as tomorrow.
    Have a distributed or very large organization? We can help you with a custom program that meets your timing and logistical needs. Interested in our volume pricing for turkey vouchers? Give us a call and we are happy to help.
    Order Thanksgiving Turkey Gift Vouchers today and let us take care of the logistics of your holiday appreciation so you can focus on what’s really important: thanking employees and celebrating the gratitude of the season with them!
    Read on to find out how gThankYou’s Certificates of Gratitude work and why they’re your best choice for rewarding employees at the holidays or anytime.
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  • 10 Reasons to Give Employees a Turkey for Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is America’s oldest tradition

    Our shared holiday of gratitude, Thanksgiving, has been celebrated for centuries.
    Gratitude, hospitality and inclusion are the hallmarks of this uniquely American holiday, celebrated with a feast of turkey shared with family and friends.
    For generations, businesses have made it a tradition to give employees a turkey at Thanksgiving. Since the practice began more than a century ago, it’s grown and spread across industries and into workplaces small and large. It’s endured from the industrial age into the digital age.
    Sharing a turkey gift at the holidays is meaningful and appreciated by everyone. Plus, it’s smart business. An employee turkey gift communicates your Thanksgiving gratitude to your workplace family for all their hard work and contributions to the success of your organization.

    10 Reasons to Give Employees a Turkey for the Thanksgiving

    Download our free new 2-page brochure, “10 Reasons to Give Employees a Turkey for the Holidays” and learn why so many businesses give employees a turkey at Thanksgiving time or anytime. It’s the perfect employee holiday gift!

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    In this free two-page brochure, we explain exactly why it’s tradition (and smart business) to give employees a turkey at Thanksgiving and the winter holidays. Nothing says “Thank You” like the gift of a Thanksgiving Turkey! Read on to learn about why turkey is a beloved American tradition.
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How gThankYou Certificates Work

Step 1

Order Certificates

Choose the gThankYou Certificates you want and order them online or by telephone.

Step 2

Ship directly to your business

Your order is delivered by UPS. Nearly all orders ship the day received. Overnight shipping is available.

Step 3

Distribute to your employees

Personalize your gThankYou Certificates with Recipient and Giver names (optional) and give them to employees.

Step 4

Redeem at any grocery store

Recipients redeem Certificates at major U.S. grocery stores and select the items they want.