Recently, divisiveness has ruled the public discussion about Thanksgiving. Some retailers want to open on Thanksgiving for shoppers who are eager to get a head-start on Black Friday; others see this as an intrusion on a national holiday.
This heated debate has at least one great benefit: it encourages us to consider the true meaning of Thanksgiving.
What does celebrating gratitude mean to us, to our family, and to our community? The details may differ from person to person and from family to family, but there are certain values about Thanksgiving that we all share.
These shared values are exactly why Thanksgiving gift certificates — like the gThankYou Turkey Gift Certificate — are so fantastic for employees. Thanksgiving gift certificates are always appreciated, practical and make gratitude easy.
Read on to find out why Thanksgiving gift certificates are the ideal way to honor the enduring traditions of the holiday.
Let’s look a little closer at the values we associate with Thanksgiving, to better understand why Thanksgiving gift certificates work so well as employee holiday gifts.
A celebration of harvest bounty
Fundamentally, Thanksgiving is about food. So are our gift certificates.
From the beginning, Thanksgiving has celebrated the amazing bounty of agriculture and farming. Abraham Lincoln declared it a national holiday to give thanks for “blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.”
Thanksgiving gives us a day to celebrate a very basic type of gratitude — our gratitude for having food on the table. There’s a reason celebrations always include food! It brings people together and helps us put aside our differences. In this way, Thanksgiving is a celebration not only of harvest bounty but of the amazing power of food to bring us closer to each other.
When you share Thanksgiving gift certificates — whether you choose certificates redeemable for turkey, ham or another grocery staple — you provide a centerpiece dish to a special meal. Your employees include you and your company in their thanks as they gather around the Thanksgiving feast with their family.
The power of community
Thanksgiving doesn’t just bring together families and friends. It’s a reminder that we live in a wider community and depend on each other. Church groups and community centers around the country gather resources every Thanksgiving to make sure everyone — even those in unfortunate circumstances — can celebrate with a good meal on the table.
In gThankYou’s hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, the Goodman Community Center is rallying volunteers to distribute 2,500 Thanksgiving baskets to families in need around the city.
Thanksgiving extols the virtues of community strength and unity. Your workplace is a mini-community, and when you give Thanksgiving gift certificates as employee gifts, you reinforce these values and send the message that your workplace values its community, too.
The value of gratitude
At its core, Thanksgiving is a public acknowledgement of gratitude. Similarly, Thanksgiving gift certificates are a public acknowledgement of your gratitude for the hard work and dedication your employees demonstrate year-round.
Our customizable Thanksgiving gift certificates make sharing gratitude easy. You’ll share a well-loved symbol of gratitude (the Thanksgiving turkey or another holiday treat) without mess, stress or hassle. No storage room, refrigeration or wrapping paper is necessary. gThankYou! gift certificates even come with your choice of personalized Enclosure Cards!
Plus, your employees will love having the choice to redeem their gift certificates for the food they like, when they need it, from their favorite grocery store.
Thanksgiving is our annual reminder that being grateful feels good. So good, in fact, that we should probably all do it a little more often. Spark that feeling by sharing the ultimate symbol of your gratitude — a Thanksgiving gift certificate.
To learn more about gThankYou! and how to order our popular Thanksgiving gift certificates, watch our “About Us” video and download our two-page brochure. Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, but it’s not to late to order your Thanksgiving employee gifts!
About gThankYou, LLC
Turkey Gift Certificates and Turkey Or Ham Gift Certificates by gThankYou! are two of America’s favorite employee gifts and can be redeemed for any Brand (Turkey or Turkey Or Ham), at virtually any Grocery Store in the U.S.
gThankYou, LLC provides company leaders with a variety of easy, meaningful and affordable ways to recognize and reward employees, holiday time or anytime. gThankYou! Certificates of Gratitude and our free Enclosure Cards are personalizable including incorporating your company logo. And, nearly all orders ship same day.
gThankYou, LLC (www.gthankyou.com) is based in Madison, Wisconsin. Contact: Rick Kiley, Chief ThankYou! Officer, gThankYou, LLC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-484-1658.
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