Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude and celebrating traditions. Turkey has long-been the traditional centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal, making it the symbol of the holiday, gratitude for the bounty of the meal, shared history and family and friends.
While every group or family is different, there is something special about time together, gathering around the table, and enjoying each other’s company at the holidays. At gThankYou, we are passionate about what we do because it provides employers a way to celebrate team members in a way that honors gratitude and tradition.
A Thanksgiving turkey gift is so meaningful, it positively impacts both giver and recipient. You may not know this, but turkey gift-giving has been a workplace tradition for over a century.
In an article on MentalFloss.com, Why We Eat What We Eat on Thanksgiving, it shares that even Alexander Hamilton said,
“No citizen of the U.S. shall refrain from turkey on Thanksgiving Day.”
In general, there are varied historical versions of when and how turkey as the centerpiece all started, but it was deeply rooted in American tradition when it was declared a holiday in the 19th century.
Looking for a way to thank and celebrate your hard-working team? A turkey for Thanksgiving is a gift that everyone appreciates and values.
Why your Thanksgiving turkey gift is so meaningful:
1. Turkey is an iconic symbol of gratitude
It communicates you care because we associate turkey with Thanksgiving and gratitude. Thanksgiving brings people together to express gratitude for their bounty and blessings. The gift of a turkey is the ultimate symbol to show team members that you are thankful for who they are and what they do every day for your business.
2. Turkey is uniquely American
Turkeys are native to North America and the centerpiece to America’s oldest tradition, Thanksgiving. President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, to count “blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.” Thanksgiving evokes the joy of the holidays and the life time of memories of the warmth of being with family and the traditions of cooking the feast. At a time when we feel so divided, celebrating what unites us reminds us what’s important.
3. Giving turkey gifts is smart for business
Your employees are craving your thanks — A Gallup poll of U.S. workers revealed that only one in three say they’re regularly recognized. A holiday turkey gift shows you care and are grateful for employees’ hard work and dedication to the success of your business. It’s a practical, affordable gift that has universal appeal. At a time when retention is key, it’s savvy business to show employees appreciation and keep them happy!
4. Turkey is a gift of hospitality and inclusion
Thanksgiving is one of the few times we welcome everyone as family – there are no religious, ethnic or class boundaries. A traditional Thanksgiving meal unites generations and brings together family, friends and neighbors. After years of isolation, this is just what the doctor ordered.
5. A turkey gift puts your company’s gratitude top-of-mind
Turkeys embody the grateful spirit of the season, and that includes your company’s gratitude. Nothing says thank you like the gift of a Thanksgiving turkey. When employees sit down to enjoy their turkey, your company and the symbol of appreciation will be on their table and on their minds.
6. Turkey gift-giving is an opportunity for leaders to engage with employees
Sharing the gift of a holiday turkey with a big smile and a genuine “Thank You” is a priceless opportunity for leaders to ensure that employees feel valued and appreciated. Whether in-person or remotely, this is an excellent time to personally connect and share gratitude to employees.
Americans love turkey!
Americans eat 46 million turkeys on Thanksgiving, but the joy of turkey isn’t reserved for Thanksgiving. In 2020, U.S. consumption of turkey was 5.26 billion pounds and 16 pounds per person. We also eat approximately 22 million turkeys on Christmas and 19 million on Easter!
Easy turkey gifts for any size organization
gThankYou offers Turkey and Turkey Or Ham Gift Certificates for your turkey gift-giving. Certificates can be redeemed in major grocery stores anywhere in the United States for any brand and preparation of whole turkey. Recipients choose the what they want, when the timing is best for them and at the store of their choosing.
Turkey vouchers come in dollar valuations starting at $10 and go up to $30. They work as Manufacturer Coupons so they are single use and provide no change.
We offer free personalization of Recipient and Giver names or company logo.
All orders come with customizable Enclosure Cards if you would like – FREE, regardless the size of your order. Click here to see the range of our Autumn and Thanksgiving Designs. All Cards can accommodate a logo.
Most orders ship same day. Order online or for turkey volume discounts, call us at: 888-484-1658.
If you have a large or distributed workplace call us. We can help, including providing USPS direct mailings to remote workers if needed.
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Share your Thanksgiving gratitude with the thoughtful gift of a turkey.
“10 Reasons to Give Employees a Turkey for the Holidays” Download
Want to share with your team why you should give a turkey gift this holiday season? Download our free PDF, “10 Reasons to Give Employees a Turkey for the Holidays.”
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