Birthday wishes can never go out of date, or be overrated. Imagine how down you would feel if it was your birthday and not a soul wished you good tidings. Even without the gift, happy birthday wishes are the leastways people around a celebrant show him/her the care and celebrate their newly added year. So it is more than a custom or tradition.
The office workspace is mostly known for strictly professional affairs, and only on rare occasions do we have fun gatherings. Making happy birthday wishes to fellow workers is one of those fun moments. Where everyone pauses all official activities to celebrate the employee with birthday wishes.
Every employee wants to believe that their existence in an organization is beyond what they have to offer. We all like to feel loved by our colleagues on every occasion we might have. Be it wedding ceremonies, Thanksgiving dinners, child’s christening and so on. Let’s look at a few steps to making those wishes go well.
Be Causal While Offering Birthday Wishes
A lot of people have difficulties in having casual conversations at work, let alone make jokes with their colleagues. As you know, wishes are not meant to be another work or client’s brief. They are informal wishes for the sole purpose of extending love to the celebrant. So composing the birthday wishes like a regular word document content is a total turn off to the celebrant.
Instead of using words like, “Dear sir, “Yours sincerely” and other formal pleasantries. The body of your letter should focus more on the celebrant’s personal life than their activities in the office. Try convincing them that you know and seem interested in more than just being colleagues at work.
Put A Smile On Face
Your motive behind sending wishes to your colleague should be out of love, and not because everyone is doing so. Not following the crowd would make yours stand out. How best to do that than to send touchy words to the celebrants?
On this day, they expect to get lots of wishes from everyone, even outside work. The only few they remember are those that make them smile and feel loved. Why go through the stress of making those wishes if they won’t count?
Not A Birthday Party
In as much as we expect the majority to extend their heartfelt birthday wishes, we do not want to disrupt the order in the office. There can be rooms for birthday wishes without necessarily causing a scene. Birthday surprises and gifts could also be presented to the celebrant without getting a query from HR. Trust me, we’ve had people get fired just for overemphasizing the privilege given to them on their birthdays.
It is not a birthday party, remember that; it is just time to take a few minutes or an hour tops to celebrate your colleague. You don’t wanna make the celebrant feel guilt on his/her day because things went wrong. Keep the noise and wishes as its minimal, and just have fun.