For many of us, a large portion of our days is spent at work. Research shows the average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime.
So the people you work with do become family.
When Eldon, our organization’s CFO, decided to retire after 28 years, his work family wanted to find a special gift for him to remember us by.
Work Family Tree | Unique & Memorable Retirement Gift
I found a birch tree on Etsy that was perfect for for the addition of thumb or finger prints of each employee. This is an office gift that allows everyone to participate.
We have almost 100 employees, and it wasn’t easy sneaking around to different offices and conference rooms to have everyone place their thumb or finger print on the tree. But it was worth it for the end result!
Three colors for the thumb prints were chosen. Green, gold and grey to represent a change in the season–just like retirement is a change in a person’s life.
Some employees were creative with their thumb prints by making them look like leaves falling to the ground. Pretty clever!
OHFA Family Tree
Our company is in the housing business and for that thoughtful twist we added our house-shaped logo and the words “OHFA Family Tree.”
Eldon loved it! You could tell by his grin from ear to ear!
Thumb print gifts are unique and allow everyone to add their personal touch.
There are many variations to this gift idea such as trees, balloons, and heart shapes for weddings, baby showers, and teacher gifts.
What do you call a person who is happy on Monday?
And that is so true for our friend, Eldon. We already miss you, and we’re excited for your future adventures.
Remember, we may have given you our thumb prints but truly, it was you that left a print on our hearts!
Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch. – Judy Blume