RecogNation: An Employee Recognition Blog

The 2013 Year-End Party Wrap-Up: Leg Warmers, Giveaways, Awards & More!

Last Friday (the 13th - yikes!!) we celebrated 2013 at our annual Baudville Year-End Party. This was my 8th foray into the year-end festivities. I speak from experience when I say of all the parties at the 'ville throughout the year, this is the one you don't want to miss; it's filled with great prizes, good food, lots of laughs, and of course some sincere recognition and appreciation. And this year did not disappoint! Here are some highlights:

How to Celebrate the Holidays and Year End with Your Business!

The holidays are just around the corner! And this year that’s ringing true more than ever with less than four weeks ‘til Christmas. If you just said “YIKES!” you’re not alone. But don’t sweat it. The Baudville elves are here to help!

Here are some of our suggestions to make your co-workers extra jolly while keeping your holidays stress-free.

1. Holiday gifts perfect for everyone on your list!
Our holiday gifts under $10 will make your recipients grin from ear to ear. Now 30% off and $5.57, our Character Pins tell a story of the appreciation you’ve had throughout the year. Shaped Notepad and Pen Gift Sets provide a practical gift for everyday use and the best part is they are only $5.95 each! However, my favorite gift under $10 is our latest edition of Twist Top Tumblers , our Glitter Twist Top Tumblers, only $9.95! These fun and useful gifts guarantee your gratitude sparkles.

2. Don’t know what you’re looking for? The Gift Finder does!
Baudville’s Gift Finder helps you discover the perfect gift for your occasion, recipient, or budget! Simply pick the occasion, theme, product category, or price and be amazed at the results. Still not sure what to give? Call the Baudville elves – they’re brimming with holiday suggestions! 1.800.728.0888.

3. Add an extra personal touch

Create a special moment for your recipient by adding your own personalized text to one of our popular gifts. We have hundreds of personalizable gifts that you can choose from so you get exactly what you want! A holiday favorite for many is our Spinner Ornaments. You can add a special message to the back of the ornament for an additional $5.00! Another favorite personalized gift is our Elegant Glass Clock where you can add three lines of personalization for free.

4. Ships Same-Day
If you place your order by 6 pm ET, Monday – Friday (except holidays) our in stock items ship the same day. Orders placed on Saturday and Sunday will be shipped the next business day. For many of our customers that means getting their order 2 days after they place it! Yes, we’re really that fast!


Your Holiday To-Do List Is So Done!

Along with good tidings and merry making, year-end also seems to add a lot of extra to-dos to an already full list. We say Bah, Humbug to that! At Baudville, we're here to take some of those tasks off your list—not add to it!

Come shopping with us today and we'll show you ready-to-give holiday gifts that will keep your wrapping paper on the roll. And, popular theme gifts that will keep you from trolling the mall at the last minute. No time for baking dozens of cookies? Step away from the oven and grab some Sweet Treats instead.


We have some great new products that are guaranteed smile makers! Our new glitter style Twist Top Tumblers will add a little sparkle to your year-end party! While our Holiday Stocking Gift Set is just the thing for everyone on your team. Make a memorable presentation when you bundle and save with our new Die-Cut Character Pin Cards with Presentation Stand. How about giving your team members something that no one else has? Give our new Shaped Spinner Ornaments that are ready to give – all you have to do is write a personal note!

If shopping for year-end awards is on your list, we can help with that, too, with trophies and plaques in every price range and style. You won't leave our site without finding an award you'll be proud to present.

If it's yours to do, you'll find it on And, if you need any extra helpers, we'll be there for you with bells on. Just give us a jingle at 1.800.728.0888.

Cheers to a wonderful & prosperous holiday season!

(a.k.a the Baudville Team)

Happy Holidays from Me to You, Plus an Exclusive Preview!

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Free Holiday Downloads Add More Merry to Your Holidays

I always enjoy the holiday season! I appreciate the beauty of a freshly fallen snow, the parties with friends and family, and the exchange of gifts with loved ones. I also love anything that makes my preparation quicker and easier!

We’ve created some new free downloads for the holidays that we hope will make your holidays a little easier and more merry. All you have to do is download, print, cut, and deliver, and you can get more enjoyment out of your last few days of 2012. Celebrate your accomplishments! Recognize outstanding performances! And express your appreciation for every teammate who made it possible! Download these fun printables and get started!

Holiday Gift Tags 

Are you giving holiday gifts to coworkers, employees, or your boss? Enhance your presentation with our adorable gift tags! Inspired by the artwork on our Spinner Ornaments, these gift tags are the perfect complement to any gift. I plan to use them for my gifts! 

Download Holiday Gift Tags


Holiday Certificates 

Celebrate the individuals on your team and their accomplishments with these fun holiday certificates. The holiday look and feel makes them a great addition to your last staff meeting of the year or team party.

Download Holiday Certificates 


Candy Cane Wrappers 

Do you want to do something for your entire team but don’t want to spend a lot? Print and cut out these notes and attach one to a candy cane for an instant, low-cost appreciation gift! Your teammates will appreciate the gesture, and you’ll appreciate the savings! 

Download Candy Cane Wrappers 



Holiday Print and Posts  

A thoughtful note can go a long way when it comes to making sure your team knows they’re valued and appreciated. A little laughter doesn’t hurt either! Our holiday print and posts will put a smile on their face and make them feel like a part of the team.

Download Holiday Print and Posts 


Get all our free holiday downloads on and visit our Recognition Resource Center for more free downloads.

Happy Holidays! 


Cori is Baudville's in-house Recognitionista (she's officially a Certified Recognition Professional, too)  and a member of the Millennial generation. Get her employee recognition tips and special discounts by liking Baudville on Facebook.


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