Before COVID, team members would celebrate special occasions live, in person! Occasions such as a birthday, engagement, new baby, or retirement could all receive special treatment. Someone on the team would buy a card, everyone would sign it, and there were often gifts or cake to celebrate the event.
Today, with so many employees working remotely, it has become challenging to celebrate these special events. It is much more difficult, if not impossible, to arrange for everyone to sign a card. And e-cards seem impersonal, even though they are well-intended.
Celebrate is an easy and affordable way to give a personalized gift to a teammate who is celebrating a birthday, getting married, having a baby, retiring, or some other special event.
Celebrate team events – from anywhere!
1. Create a group video gift.
Celebrate’s group video gift makes it easy to recognize a colleague’s birthday or other special event. Simply make a list of people who will contribute to the group video gift and send them an invite, letting them know the occasion and the date by which you need their submission.
Each person creates a brief video message honoring the occasion. You then merge the video submissions together into a single video and share it, either during a Zoom or other web-based meeting, or as a link you send by email. You can also share the video during a team meeting.
With Celebrate, it’s a breeze to do!
2. Send a cake.
With the pandemic, many bakeries are now delivering custom-made cakes. Choose a bakery near the recipient’s home, select the design, and have the cake delivered on the special day!
3. Have a virtual cocktail party.
Some companies are hosting virtual team cocktail parties. Attendees choose the cocktail from a menu, and the drinks are delivered to their homes. The team drinks their cocktails during a Zoom meeting (preferably at the end of the day!) and celebrates the special occasion.
4. Hire a singer to make a customized video message.
Many artists have had to find other ways to make a living during the pandemic. Some are now offering to create a personalized videos where they sing “Happy Birthday” or congratulations to the person who is celebrating a special event. You can share this video during a team meeting, or if you are creating a Celebrate group video, include it in the video.
Celebrate’s group video gift is an easy, affordable, and effective way of celebrating team members’ special occasions. It also allows them to share the celebration with their friends and family — something that often does not happen when the event takes place at the office.