Long gone are the days when a boss is simply referred to as an employer, directing day-to-day tasks between the hours of 9 to 5. Today, bosses come in many different forms– as managers sure, but also as mentors, coaches, risk takers, problem solvers and goal-hitters. Bosses are everyday women empowered to take the reins on their own life, whether that’s focusing on their well being, running the family household, or launching a business.
Inspiration can be drawn from the big and small actions these bosses take everyday. But, the most important takeaway of observing or interacting with one, is learning how to implement their one-of-a-kind qualities into your life, becoming a boss in your own right.
The Create & Cultivate team is teaming up with Hallmark on October 16th to observe National Boss’s Day and celebrate the conventional and unconventional bosses in our life. Whether it’s sharing appreciation or gratitude for lessons learned or cheering on a friend’s new endeavor, Hallmark has a unique and thoughtful card to celebrate the bosses in your life.
And with Hallmark’s new Sign & Send service, it’s easier than ever to send a personalized card from your phone to your boss’ mailbox! Browse the same Hallmark cards you find in stores, all from your phone, choose the one that resonates best, then upload your handwritten note or type a personal message. From there, Hallmark will print your message inside the card, stamp it, and mail it for free. Right now, Hallmark Crown Rewards members can use the code SIGNANDSEND to send their first Sign & Send card for free!
Here are the Hallmark cards we’re signing and sending to honor, thank, and support our favorite bosses:
“My first-ever boss demonstrated just how important a positive, open-minded attitude is in the workplace. Her positivity motivated myself and the other members of the team and she actively created an atmosphere of camaraderie and cohesiveness within the team. I’ve certainly tried to embody her example throughout my career and I hope that I’ve inspired my colleagues as she inspired me. I’m sending her the You’re Amazing Card on National Boss’s Day!” –Megan Beauchamp, Managing Editor
“I know exactly who I’m sending the Kick-Ass Encouragement Card to! My girlfriend had a huge 180 on her life and left her accounting job to start her bikini brand in the middle of the pandemic. If that’s not a boss move, I don’t know what is!” –Elisa Romano, Graphic Designer
“For National Boss Day, I’m sending the Embossed Lettering Thank-You Card to my former boss and current mentor. She taught me it’s okay to take a step back from work to prioritize my mental health. Just because you aren’t slammed everyday at work doesn’t mean that you aren’t doing a good job. After all, you’re supposed to work to live, not live to work!” – Carol Pan, Operations Manager
“A childhood friend of mine just wrote, illustrated, and published her first children’s book in the middle of a cross country move as a new mom. She’s a registered nurse and mental health advocate who plans to dedicate her writing career to helping kids become more self-aware, emotionally intelligent, and spiritually resilient. It’s so important to create a space for kids to talk about mental health early on in life. I’m signing and sending The World Needs More Pygmy Goats and You Card to recognize her resilience and say thank-you for inspiring me to live out every dream, even if it’s in the thick of life’s ups and downs.” – Ashley Cooke, Associate Content Manager
“The founder of the company I worked at prior to Create & Cultivate is not only one of the most inspiring women I know, who has overcome personal and professional hurdles to rise to her position as CEO/Founder, but she taught me a lot about leadership, specifically how to lead from a place of empowerment. When we lift each other up and rise together, we not only do our best work, but we become the best versions of ourselves in and out of the office. Empowerment creates a healthy, positive and ultimately productive organization – one in which there is ownership of the vision and trust in the leadership. I’m signing and sending the Little Things Thank-You Card.” – Drea Sobieski, Content Director
“I’ve had the pleasure to work with many amazing managers that I can’t pick just one. Each has truly shown me what it means to lead, inspire and mentor by encouraging me to provide unexpected ideas, pursue and present opportunities, and speak up–which is why I’m sending each of them the Marbleized Blank Thank-You Card. I only hope to I carry forward the same traits just as they have.” – Kristan Ferrari Zelones
Sign & Send your first card for free at Hallmark.com/card!