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One smile. One card. One moment

It is time to empower your community and a child in need.

WHY DID I DESIGN A RANGE OF CARDS FOR  BOARDING SCHOOLS?

As part of my mission to make one change to improve the wellbeing of boarding staff I wrote about Boarding Mothers day in my first book.

In In 2016, I took action with my team and spent 3 hours trying to find a card that would be special for them. I did not find one so had to go with a picture image and handwritten message inside. It was a shock to my team to receive a card as they had never had something like this before; but they were very happy.

I then decided that next ‘Boarding Mothers Day’ there would be a range of cards for leaders to say 'Thank You' for all their contributions in the house. I did a Richard Branson and wrote my idea down in a book and then got to work.

What you see today is the work of an amazing designer who took my drawings of an eight year old and turned them into something that I am sure you will agree is beautiful.

Are cards not going out of fashion?

As long as there are humans in this world, cards are appropriate. I have not seen any research about robots running boarding houses!! Leaders are busy, but people need to understand that emails can be clicked and deleted. What is your most prized item as a teacher? Yes, it is the cards that students give to you to say thank you. Getting a handwritten note of thanks is a gift in itself. When I get a card, I am excited to open it (even with a zero at the end!), someone has taken time to choose one and send a message. Improving wellbeing is all about how people feel. Going back to basics and sending a handwritten card shows you care and value the contribution your team has made. This small gesture will brighten up their day and your actions can have a far greater impact that you can imagine.

Be the change in the boarding world today and say thank you to your team.

Yes, its new. Yes, it is needed. Be the leader with the element of surprise this year… add The Boarding Collection to your budget and increase your staff wellbeing the Boardingology Way. Leave a legacy with a pen not an email.

Whether it is moving into boarding, increasing wellbeing of your team one card at a time or saying bye, check out our catalogue here. Email your orders now to measure your success in smiles.

Boarding Mothers Day

Boarding Mothers Day

Save the dates - 26th March (UK) or 14th May 2017 (Australia/New Zealand)

It is time to say thank you to all the staff in loco parentis.

Boarding Fathers Day

Boarding Fathers Day

Save the date - 18th June 2017 (UK) or 3 Sept 2017 (Australia/New Zealand)

It is time to say thank you to all the staff in loco parentis.

Boarding Matrons Day

Boarding Matrons Day

Don’t forget Matron in all of this.

...or your house will fall apart.