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Are you planning an employee appreciation event, celebrating National Nurses Week, or hosting a Customer Service Week party? Special events like holidays and parties are an important part of your recognition strategy, and you need fresh and exciting ideas every year. Check the Baudville recognition experts' free downloads, eBooks, videos and more on a regular basis for new ideas for your next event. To stay up to date on the latest holidays and events, follow our Recognition Event Calendar.

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Is Your Team Set Up for Success?

Help your team do their best work with clear communication, advocacy and opportunities. Read on to learn how.


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Top 10 Ideas for Employee Service Awards

A list of 10 tried-and-true service award ideas you can refer to for your employee recognition program!


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 Top 10 Ideas for Employee Service Awards
Service Award Presentation Dos and Don'ts
Make sure that it's an award presentation they'll remember forever! Follow these fool proof tips for what to do and not to do.
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 Service Award Presentation Dos and Don
Recognize Employee Service Awards with our 10 Point Award Presentation Script
Celebrate employee milestones with ease by using our ten point award presentation script!
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 Recognize Employee Service Awards with our 10 Point Award Presentation Script
A Perfect Gift for Every Team Member: Baudville's Custom T-shirts!
Baudville offers custom Team Shirts in hundereds of pre-made designs with your organization's logo in mind! Company t-shirts are a great team gift that will please everyone. Just add your logo and one design out of three hundered to your custom t-shirt and your done. It truly is as simple as that!
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 A Perfect Gift for Every Team Member: Baudville
10 Reasons to Recognize with Character Pins
Character Pins are a versatile recognition gift and award that will fit any budget! Our recognition experts have compiled a list of ten situations when a Character Pin is a perfect fit!
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 10 Reasons to Recognize with Character Pins
Office Gift Giving Dos and Don'ts
Need help navigating office gift giving etiquette? Our recognition experts share their list of dos and don'ts to help!
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 Office Gift Giving Dos and Don
Five Thanksgiving Staff Appreciation Ideas
Five ideas for how to show employees appreciation for Thanksgiving.
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 Five Thanksgiving Staff Appreciation Ideas
Make Your Gift Count! Tips for Giving Christmas Ornament Gifts
Christmas ornaments gifts are a memorable and lasting gift for your employees. Use these tips to make a great impact with your gift!
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 Make Your Gift Count! Tips for Giving Christmas Ornament Gifts
Four Reasons Christmas Ornaments Make Great Gifts for Employees
Looking for memorable holiday gifts for employees? Read these four reasons you should consider giving Christmas ornaments to your team!
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 Four Reasons Christmas Ornaments Make Great Gifts for Employees
Ten Speaker Gifts to Express Appreciation
Express your thanks and appreciation with speaker gifts at your next meeting or conference.
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 Ten Speaker Gifts to Express Appreciation
Our Five Favorite Customer Service Week Themes
Get inspiration and ideas for your next team celebration with Baudville's five favorite Customer Service Week themes.
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 Our Five Favorite Customer Service Week Themes
Make an Impression with Personal and Sincere Boss's Day Gifts
Give your boss appreciation on Boss's Day with these tips for personal and sincere Boss's Day gifts.
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 Make an Impression with Personal and Sincere Boss
25 Boss's Day Gift Ideas
These 25 Boss's Day gift ideas will get you ready for Boss's Day on October 16!
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 25 Boss
Recognize Volunteer Efforts on National Make a Difference Day
Make sure your volunteers have a positive experience on National Make a Difference Day with these volunteer appreciation ideas.
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 Recognize Volunteer Efforts on National Make a Difference Day
5 Ways to Celebrate International Volunteer Day
Celebrate International Volunteer Day with these five volunteer appreciation ideas!
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 5 Ways to Celebrate International Volunteer Day
Three Customer Service Week Ideas to Celebrate Customers
Celebrate and appreciate your customers with these Customer Service Week ideas.
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 Three Customer Service Week Ideas to Celebrate Customers
Seven Customer Service Week Tips to Create a Memorable Team Celebration
Customer Service Week is a prime time to express your appreciation for your customer service team. Use our seven Customer Service Week tips to make sure your celebration is a great success!
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 Seven Customer Service Week Tips to Create a Memorable Team Celebration
Surrender to your Sweet Tooth with a Candy Land Inspired Customer Service Week Theme
For a sweet and memorable Customer Service Week celebration, use a Customer Service Week theme inspired by the popular Candy Land board game. Our recognition experts share their tips and ideas to make this theme a success!
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 Surrender to your Sweet Tooth with a Candy Land Inspired Customer Service Week Theme
Top Ten Customer Service Week Gifts
Customer Service Week is celebrated annually during the first full week of October. Make your celebration memorable for the entire team with Customer Service Week gifts.
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 Top Ten Customer Service Week Gifts
Personalized Trophies & Awards Convey Honor and Prestige
Personalized trophies, plaques, and awards are the ideal way to commemorate a big achievement or special moment.
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 Personalized Trophies & Awards Convey Honor and Prestige
Personalized Gifts Make Memorable Rewards
When choosing personalized gifts, consider your recipients. You want them to remember the occasion and hold on to their gift or award as a long-term keepsake because it was memorable.
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 Personalized Gifts Make Memorable Rewards
What is Personalization?
When you give personalized gifts and engraved gifts, you create awards that are specific to your occasion that also represent the right sentiment you want to convey.
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 What is Personalization?
Tips on Choosing Memorable Corporate Gifts for Employees
Recognize your team with memorable corporate gifts. Our recognition experts share tips on choosing and giving corporate gifts your team will remember!
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 Tips on Choosing Memorable Corporate Gifts for Employees
When You Should Give Employee Recognition Awards
Employee recognition awards are an important part of your culture and recognition strategy. Learn the best times of year to give employee recognition awards.
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 When You Should Give Employee Recognition Awards
Personalized Gifts Make Team Recognition Events Memorable
Want to celebrate the accomplishments of your team, but don’t have room for a formal event in your budget? Don’t worry! You can celebrate your team with an informal and affordable recognition event and personalized gifts
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 Personalized Gifts Make Team Recognition Events Memorable
Deliver a Personal and Memorable Award Presentation
The key to a memorable and effective award presentation is making the award personal to the recipient. Get tips for formal, informal, and day-to-day award presentations!
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 Deliver a Personal and Memorable Award Presentation
Three Ways to Honor Recognition Award Winners at End of Year
Celebrate award winners with these three ideas for honoring recognition award program winners at the end of the year by Baudville recognition experts.
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 Three Ways to Honor Recognition Award Winners at End of Year
Four Recognition Award Questions to Find the Perfect Award Trophy for your Organization
Ordering an award trophy can be overwhelming due to the vast number of options. Use these four recognition award questions in order to help you navigate the award trophy ordering process with ease!Shop Award Trophies and PlaquesShop Award Trophies and Plaques
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 Four Recognition Award Questions to Find the Perfect Award Trophy for your Organization
How to Find Affordable Award Trophies for Your Next Award Ceremony
Plan an award ceremony on a budget without sacrificing the wow factor with affordable award trophies and helpful tips.
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 How to Find Affordable Award Trophies for Your Next Award Ceremony
National Nurses Week Themes Express Genuine Appreciation for Nurses
Celebrate National Nurses Week with a nurse appreciation theme. Baudville recognition experts share their top four National Nurses Week Themes. Your nurses will love it!
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 National Nurses Week Themes Express Genuine Appreciation for Nurses
Four Ideas for Celebrating Volunteers during National Volunteer Week
Celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week with these four volunteer appreciation event and volunteer appreciation gift ideas.
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 Four Ideas for Celebrating Volunteers during National Volunteer Week
Ten Theme Ideas for Employee Appreciation Day
A theme is part of a successful Employee Appreciation Day. Use one of our ten theme ideas for Employee Appreciation Day for a fun day with your team!
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 Ten Theme Ideas for Employee Appreciation Day
Looking for Crystal Awards?
Crystal awards are a favorite trophy choice for formal and prestigious awards! Make your award count with four presentation tips for crystal awards.
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 Looking for Crystal Awards?
Looking for Affordable Acrylic Awards?
Trying to decide on the perfect award for your recognition occasion? Acrylic awards are an affordable perfect for teams and informal awards. Learn more!

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 Looking for Affordable Acrylic Awards?
Looking for Glass Awards?
Glass awards and trophies are classic award options appropriate for many recognition occasions. Find out if a glass award is right for your award ceremony!
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 Looking for Glass Awards?
25 Questions to Ask in the Award Program Creation Process
Create an award program at your organization that advances your mission, vision, and goals by answering these 25 questions. 
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 25 Questions to Ask in the Award Program Creation Process
Award Presentation Guide
Make your award presentation motivational and memorable with this helpful guide.
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 Award Presentation Guide
Baudville's Guide to the Office Olympics
Baudville's guide to the Office Olympics provides rules and scoring for six team events. 
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Creative Volunteer Thank You Gift
/gifts-and-recognition-awards/edible-gifts/productlisting/100/66Surprise your volunteers with this creative thank you gift! We provide the gift and note ideas for a memorable gift.
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 Creative Volunteer Thank You Gift
Customer Service Week Themes and Activities For All Budgets
Plan your Customer Service Week celebration with theme ideas and activities from the Baudville recognition experts!
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 Customer Service Week Themes and Activities For All Budgets
Memorable and Effective Award Presentation Tips
Give memorable and effective award presentations with our tips for before, during, and after your award ceremony.
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 Memorable and Effective Award Presentation Tips
10 Holiday Teacher Appreciation Ideas
Teacher appreciation ideas for the holidays.
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 10 Holiday Teacher Appreciation Ideas
10 Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas
Teacher Appreciation Week ideas for schools, PTOs, and staff members!
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 10 Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas
Just Desserts Volunteer Appreciation Event
Recognize your volunteers with this just desserts volunteer appreciation event.
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 Just Desserts Volunteer Appreciation Event
How Do You Appreciate Nurses and Teachers?
Appreciation ideas for teachers and nurses - perfect for Teacher Appreciation Week and National Nurses Week!
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 How Do You Appreciate Nurses and Teachers?
Employee Appreciation Day Theme Ideas
A recognition theme will make Employee Appreciation Day more effective and memorable. Get Employee Appreciation Day theme ideas from Baudville's recognition experts!
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Seven Employee Appreciation Day Ideas
Looking for fresh and fun Employee Appreciation Day Ideas? This article is packed with seven great ideas you can use!
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 Seven Employee Appreciation Day Ideas
When is Employee Appreciation Day 2011?
Ideas for celebrating Employee Appreciation Day 2011.
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Administrative Professional Appreciation Gifts
Express your appreciation for their hard work and dedication with an Administrative Professional appreciation gift during Administrative Professionals Week!
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 Administrative Professional Appreciation Gifts
Employee Appreciation Day Prizes Are Flexible, Personalized Rewards
Employee Appreciation Day prizes motivate employees to participate in planned activities and increase enthusiasm for events.
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Improve Team Morale, Reduce Planning Time with an Employee Appreciation Day Theme
Incorporating an Employee Appreciation Day theme in your event planning reduces the amount of work required of the event coordinator and is more effective at improving team morale. Use our suggestions or choose your own Employee Appreciation Day theme for this year!
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Sincerity and Fun Key to Successful Employee Appreciation Day Ideas
Bring some fun to work and give employees meaningful recognition with these Employee Appreciation Day ideas.
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Employee Appreciation Day Team Activity Encourages Fun and Friendly Competition
An Employee Appreciation Day team activity can encourage camaraderie, friendly and fun competition for your whole team. Here are a few ideas to consider for your planning.
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Popular Employee Appreciation Day Gifts
Employers and managers can make a lasting impression on employees by giving an Employee Appreciation Day gift when they celebrate the annual recognition holiday.
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 Popular Employee Appreciation Day Gifts
The Twelve Days of Recognition
Great for the holidays and everyday, the twelve days of recognition gives managers several different ideas they can use to recognize their team.
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Holiday Toys Lift Office Spirits
Lifting office spirits doesn't require a large party or budget. Read how one organization is using low-cost items to lift office spirits and morale!
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 Holiday Toys Lift Office Spirits
National Nurses Week is Coming Up in May!
National Nurses Week is an ideal time to recognize the hard working staff members who make your healthcare organization a great place. This is the week to really let nurses know you appreciate their efforts all year round. Here are a few ideas to make it a memorable week!
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 National Nurses Week is Coming Up in May!
Celebrate Employee Birthdays and Employee Anniversaries
Determining how to celebrate employee birthdays and employee anniversaries can be a challenge. One recognition practitioner shares her best practice in this shared experience.
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 Celebrate Employee Birthdays and Employee Anniversaries
Pictures Make Customer Service Week more Memorable
Learn how pictures can be used to invigorate the communication plan for your recognition program or event.
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 Pictures Make Customer Service Week more Memorable
Themed Event Kicks off Summer, Boosts Morale
One organization uses themed events for team celebrations and parties which boost morale.
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Company Picnics Help Work-Life Balance
A company picnic can help with work-life balance as it includes family members. Learn how!
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 Company Picnics Help Work-Life Balance
Recognition Fun Day a Team Favorite
One operations department gets together for a little fun every quarter to increase team morale and camaradarie.
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A Surprised Team Enjoys an Appreciation Breakfast
Learn how one bank held an appreciation breakfast for its employees.
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Recognition Events Planned with Ease
Learn how to streamline planning for recognition events with this great tip from a fellow recognition practitioner.
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Celebrating Customer Service Week!
Learn how one recognition practitioner used a free game to maintain interest in Customer Service Week all week long.
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 Celebrating Customer Service Week!
Activities for Staff Week Celebrations
Celebrate with your team using these creative staff party ideas.
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 Activities for Staff Week Celebrations
Creative Staff Party Ideas
Celebrate with your team using these creative staff party ideas.
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 Creative Staff Party Ideas
Show Staff Appreciation with Holiday-Inspired Ideas
This November, and all year, show staff appreciation with these holiday-inspired ideas.
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National Volunteer Appreciation Week Tips
Seven tips and ideas for a fun and memorable national volunteer appreciation week.
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 National Volunteer Appreciation Week Tips
Teacher Appreciation Week Tips
Fun ideas that can transform your teacher appreciation week!
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 Teacher Appreciation Week Tips
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