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Unexpected surprises can make someone’s day

Unexpected gifts can always brighten someone’s day and this time of year is the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation for their kindness. Whether it’s the mailman who drops off your packages daily or the friendly cashier at your local bank, a gift is a small gesture in seeing that you receive ongoing customer service all year long and shows that you are thankful they are available to provide service.

It doesn’t have to be something pricy or elaborate, just a gift that shows you want to thank them for always stepping up to assist you. As the festivities of the season come to a close, why not take the time to make a list of people that have helped you during the year, so you can give them a little surprise as we all return to work.

Ideas that they will enjoy can be as simple as:

  • A coffee tumbler with some holiday chocolates or hot cocoa mixes
  • A holiday plant for their desk
  • A gift card to a local sandwich shop
  • A candy jar filled with some special treats
  • A set of gourmet spices

Anything that says you thought of them during this season will definitely make their day. So whether you are in a holiday mood or not, remember it’s the little things that make a difference. This is the season that we should all take a few moments to show our appreciation to others and be thankful for all the people that cross our lives and help us throughout the year. Plan to make someone’s day magical by giving them a gift as a token of appreciation.

Janet Cannata
Janet Cannata, APR, BASI, is an award-winning marketing and communications strategist and project leader. She currently supports the 750 franchise Owners by creating innovative campaigns to enhance their brand, fulfill client marketing projects, and grow their business pipeline. She has worked in multiple industries including, higher education and the public sector implementing marketing campaigns to meet strategic goals and generate a buzz. Her passion is in helping businesses produce the right touch points so they leave a memorable impression while meeting project objectives.
Janet recently received her Bachelor of Advertising Specialty (BASI) from the Advertising Specialty Institute and has her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in telecommunications from Kent State University.
A native Clevelander, Janet enjoys all the great things the comeback city has to offer. She is passionate about life-long learning, food, travel, and the arts, as well as making a difference in the community. You can usually find her at a writer’s workshop, assisting on a non-profit board, attending a sports event or tradeshow, outdoors on the towpath or experimenting in the kitchen with a new recipe.

AboutJanet Cannata

Janet Cannata, APR, BASI, is an award-winning marketing and communications strategist and project leader. She currently supports the 750 franchise Owners by creating innovative campaigns to enhance their brand, fulfill client marketing projects, and grow their business pipeline. She has worked in multiple industries including, higher education and the public sector implementing marketing campaigns to meet strategic goals and generate a buzz. Her passion is in helping businesses produce the right touch points so they leave a memorable impression while meeting project objectives.
Janet recently received her Bachelor of Advertising Specialty (BASI) from the Advertising Specialty Institute and has her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in telecommunications from Kent State University.
A native Clevelander, Janet enjoys all the great things the comeback city has to offer. She is passionate about life-long learning, food, travel, and the arts, as well as making a difference in the community. You can usually find her at a writer’s workshop, assisting on a non-profit board, attending a sports event or tradeshow, outdoors on the towpath or experimenting in the kitchen with a new recipe.

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