Last-Minute Tips for Workplace Thanksgiving Gratitude

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Happy Thanksgiving! Does your company have a plan for sharing workplace Thanksgiving gratitude? The benefits last all year.

Thanksgiving is a holiday most of us spend with friends and family and away from work, but the workplace is a great place get a head start on celebrating Thanksgiving — with benefits that last all year!

The workplace ranks last among places people express gratitude, even though everyone wants more appreciation on the job. A persistent but false perception that gratitude makes us appear vulnerable or “weak” keeps too many people feeling ungrateful and unappreciated at work.

In fact, gratitude feeds a thriving, happy and productive workplace culture. And what better time to promote workplace gratitude than at Thanksgiving?

Does your company have a plan for sharing workplace Thanksgiving gratitude? Whether you’re sharing gifts or hosting a pre-Thanksgiving lunch for employees, it’s a great opportunity to promote gratitude in action.

Read to find out how you can make your workplace Thanksgiving gratitude count even more — yes, even now at the last minute! — and one very specific technique for telling employees “Thanks” this Thanksgiving.

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Free Thanksgiving Turkey Cookbook by gThankYou!

Free Thanksgiving Turkey Cookbook by gThankYou

Thanksgiving is a time to gather and enjoy family and friends. It’s our uniquely American holiday focused on giving thanks for the bounty of our lives. The focus is on celebrating sharing a feast with a much-loved turkey centerpiece…but what if you are not sure how to handle or cook the bird?

gThankYou is pleased to offer our free downloadable Thanksgiving Turkey Cookbook designed to take the stress out of preparing your holiday turkey.  Everyone can enjoy this easy-to-use resource that answer questions from shopping to cooking and serving your holiday turkey centerpiece. This book is full of helpful tips for novices and seasoned pros!

Your workforce will find our free turkey cookbook helpful, too. Why not share the link with employees and coworkers, along with a Thanksgiving greeting? Everyone is sure to appreciate its helpful tips for preparing the perfect bird!

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How to Enrich Your Employee Holiday Gifts

Enrich your employee holiday gifts with free Enclosure Cards from gThankYou!Enrich your holiday gifts for employees with gThankYou Enclosure Cards — the easiest way to share your workplace gratitude along with your meaningful, practical gift of a gThankYou! Gift Certificate for Turkey Or Ham,

This year we’re offering more than two dozen Enclosure Card designs for the 2015 Christmas & Winter Holiday Season (in addition to a variety of nearly 30 Autumn & Thanksgiving designs!).

Our popular Enclosure Cards are included with any purchase of gThankYou! Gift Certificates. They’re 3-inches high by 4-inches wide (3″ x 4″) and printed on high-quality card stock.

Give us your personal message for recipients and, if you like, your company logo. We create a proof for you to approve and include the cards with your order – all FREE!

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Workplace Wellness Doesn’t Take a Holiday

Are you pushing workplace wellness this holiday season?

Anytime of year is right for workplace wellness. Photo via Peter Mooney, Flickr

As the holidays approach, the challenges to workplace wellness increase. Time for self-care shrinks (waistlines do the opposite!), and holiday stress and pressure piles on. Work-life balance is thrown off kilter. Now more than ever is the time to support your employees with workplace wellness opportunities and activities!

Workplace wellness has surprising benefits, especially during a stressful holiday season. Focus on others’ well being and you employees, business, community, and even you will feel its reinvigorating impact!

Read more to learn about the power of workplace wellness during the holidays.

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How One Company Is Putting the Thanks in Thanksgiving

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REI is putting the thanks in Thanksgiving by closing Black Friday and encouraging people to enjoy the outdoors instead of shopping. (Image via REI)

In a brave and brilliant move, REI President and CEO Jerry Stritzke is closing all 143 REI stores on Black Friday and starting a new Thanksgiving tradition for his outdoor apparel and gear company: encouraging employees and customers to spend the day enjoying the outdoors.

It’s called #OptOutside.

The REI website has a special page dedicated to the campaign. It includes a trail-finder app and opportunities to share outdoor photos tagged #optoutside.

Why the change? Stritzke decided it was time to draw a line against the excess commercialization of Thanksgiving.

“It’s an act where we’re really making a very clear statement of our values,” Stritzke told USA TODAY.

According to USA TODAY’s Hadley Malcolm, REI will not have any Black Friday promotions — even online orders will wait for Saturday processing! Just a small handful of REI’s 12,000 employees will be on call, while the rest get a paid day off.

#OptOutside is a bold and authentic statement that exemplifies the REI company brand. REI is putting the thanks back in Thanksgiving!

The gThankYou! team believes that Thanksgiving is an enduring tradition because of its focus on family, expressions of gratitude, and time spend counting the good things in life. In the workplace, Thanksgiving is about appreciating the importance of employees, customers and suppliers to us and to our company.

Will YOu be Putting the Thanks in Thanksgiving this Year?

What can you do to put the thanks in Thanksgiving in your workplace?

It’s not hard! Simply support your community and involve others:

  • Contribute to local food pantries
  • Volunteer to serve the Thanksgiving meal at a shelter or deliver Meals On Wheels
  • Pack donation baskets for local distribution at your church or community center
  • Provide employees with holiday time off

Most importantly, thank everyone who helps your business succeed every day. Emphasize your gratitude by sharing the centerpiece of the holiday meal with employees: give gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates.

It’s not too late to share the thoughtful gift of a turkey this Thanksgiving!

To order your gThankYou! Certificates of Gratitude today, visit our website — — or call 888-484-1658. We would be honored to help you thank your workplace this holiday season.


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.

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How to Redeem Your gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificate

Redeem your gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificate at any virtually any grocery store in the U.S.

Redeem your gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificate for any Brand of turkey, at any grocery chain in the U.S. than honors Manufacturer Coupons.

Redeeming your gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificate is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Redeem (and enjoy!) your Turkey Gift Certificate today — or whenever works for you. Your holiday gift is good through the end of April of the following year. You choose when you want to enjoy your gift and where you want to redeem it.

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Kindness in the Workplace: Teach It, Model It, Live It

How does your team celebrate kindness in the workplace?

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Workplace tension gets a lot of laughs in our favorite films and TV shows, from “Office Space” to “The Office” to “Horrible Bosses.” But in the real world, workplace kindness packs a bigger punch than any other behavior! In fact, according to the latest research, it can transform your workplace!

Kindness in the workplace isn’t just about being “nice.” It also builds and enhances positive workplace dynamics, from employee engagement and happiness to cooperation and productivity.

In honor of World Kindness Day, invigorate your company’s commitment to developing kindness in the workplace — and leave the rudeness, gossip and other uncivil behaviors where they belong: on TV.

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Last Minute Turkey Vouchers for Your Thanksgiving Gift

gThankYou turkey gift certificateTurkey vouchers are the perfect Thanksgiving gift for your employees and customers. Who doesn’t love a delicious turkey dinner during the holidays?

In a pinch? Order gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates  and have them shipped the very same day! Need overnight shipping? No problem. It’s available.

With gThankYou’s turkey vouchers, your recipients can choose any brand of turkey from virtually any grocery store in the U.S. They can shop at their convenience and buy whatever size turkey fits their feast. gThankYou! Gift Certificates are Manufacturer Coupons people redeem at checkout like other cents-off coupons.

Take advantage of our free Enclosure Cards to personalize your turkey voucher gift!You can personalize your turkey vouchers with recipient and giver names, if you like, and give them to employees or customers with our free Enclosure Cards. We offer volume pricing for large orders, and if you have a distributed workforce, use our customized online ordering to enable each location to place its order.

gThankYou Gift Certificates are easy to purchase, either online at or by phone at 888-484-1658. Our turkey vouchers fit in standard business-sized envelopes, so they’re easy to send with company mailings or distribute in person. They’re convenient, affordable, and flexible.

Whether your recipients want to make a traditional roast Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings, or try deep-fried turkey, our turkey vouchers are sure to please.

Learn more about gThankYou! Certificates of Gratitude by clicking the image below for our 2-Page guide.

Download Your Free Guide to gThankYou Turkey Vouchers!

About gThankYou

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 customizable including incorporating your company logo. And, nearly all orders ship same day.

Easy Butterball Turkey Gift Giving by gThankYou

gThankYou makes giving butterball turkey gift giving easy and flexible!You already know the value of a Butterball turkey gift at the holidays — it’s a practical and meaningful gift your employees can share with the whole family, and it upholds a time-honored American tradition.

Don’t underestimate the power of choice! Let employees choose the centerpiece of their family holiday celebration with the flexibility to buy what works best for their family.

gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates and gThankYou! Turkey Or Ham Gift Certificates give your recipients the flexibility to choose any Brand and any preparation of whole turkey (or ham). Recipients choose:

  • the turkey they want — whether it’s a Butterball, Norbest, Smithfield, Jennie-O, Foster Farms or any other brand or variety (fresh, frozen or even cooked)
  • where they want, at the grocery store of their choice
  • when they want it!

So when you share the thoughtful gift of a holiday turkey or ham, why not let them choose the product that works best for them? gThankYou makes it easy for you to share your workplace gratitude and loved by recipients!

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6 Secrets to Keeping Employees Happy and Productive

It's not always easy keeping employees happy and productive, but it'll make a huge difference in your workplace!

Regular recognition for a job well done is a big part of keeping employees happy and productive. (Photo via U.S.A.C.E., Flickr)

Keeping employees happy and productive takes more than fun and games. It takes a cultural shift.

Happy, productive workers thrive in a certain type of workplace culture — one that values respect, appreciation, innovation and teamwork.

No matter what type of workplace your company has — a factory, office or shipping plant, restaurant, hotel or other service facility, or even a distributed workforce — you can take steps starting today to build this healthy culture among your employees.

Read on to find out why keeping employees happy and productive is actually easier than you may think!

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