Have you ever had a time when you were feeling sad, irritated or just tired? Yes, we all have those emotions and it is all perfectly normal. Have you experienced the kindness of a friend, co-worker or stranger with them giving you a genuine smile? Did it make you feel better in that moment? My guess is that it probably felt a little bit like kindness was being shared with you at that moment. Being kind is such a wonderful thing and a smile, which is free, can allow you to do that for someone! Plus, science backs this up, saying smiling is actually good for us, even better!
I remember back when my husband and I were dating, he was living here in St. Louis and I was all the way back in Albuquerque, NM. Long distance and expensive to fly back and forth, so we did not see each other as much as we would have liked. I remember one trip when he gave me the sweetest personalized gift, that I still have and use today. It is a heart shaped coaster with a little picture of us he made for me to remember him while we were apart. Since then, I have brought it with me to all my jobs and now here in our home office in Missouri. Today, I still look down when grabbing my drink and am reminded of his kindness and love for me, made just for me! Definitely a smile every day as a result of this one simple personalized gift.
So much love and kindness from a coaster is crazy, right? But that is the power of a personalized gift! Custom gifts can motivate people, show love and appreciation, brand our business and remind us of a time that was special to us for a variety of reasons. Something that is made just for someone special or for an event that we want to remember for years to come.
Next time you are at a loss for what to give someone to let them know you are thinking of them, or to remember a special event, as well as to motivate or appreciate a team, think of personalized gifts!