Administrative Professionals Day [The Lowdown]

March 19, 2019 Julia Daihl

The Lowdown on Administrative Professionals Day


When is Admin Professionals Day

Administrative Professionals Day is Wednesday, April 22th, 2020.


What is Admin Professionals Day

Administrative Professionals Day was originally celebrated as National Secretaries Day and first observed in 1952. It was created by the United States Department of Commerce. Later (in 2000) the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) changed the name of the day to what we know it as today.


Why is Admin Professionals Day Important 

According to IAAP there are over 22 million professionals that are in the administration and office support roles. That’s quite a few professionals that are helping keep the office running and they are worth celebrating!

Making sure things run smoothly is no small feat. Your admin professionals are well deserving of some recognition!


Admin Professionals Day 2019 Hashtag

This year’s IAAP hashtag is #weleadup for Administrative Professionals Week


How to Celebrate Admin Professionals Day

There are many ways you can be celebrating your Administrative Professionals for Administrative Professionals Day - the size of your team and your budget will help determine how you do so.

Here are a few ways you can celebrate them:

  • Throw a party for them! Ask your other staff members to bring in dishes to show appreciation from the whole team. Think of it like a birthday, it’s a special day, just for them!
  • Have a team bonding event! Invite an outside company to facilitate a group activity that isn’t the trust fall.
  • Get them a thoughtful gift – a personalized gift like our Classics Gift Set is a perfect way to say thank you!
  • Write your thanks in a sweet note, card, or ePraise.


Admin Professionals Day Messages

A note of praise goes a long way! With your gift, it is highly encouraged to give a note of thanks with it. Here are a few examples of messages you can write in your card, along with these 4 tips for writing an Administrative Professionals Day card:

  1. Choose the Perfect Card
  2. Keep it Short and Sweet
  3. Personalize It – write about something they did
  4. Acknowledge the Special Day


Dear [Admin Professional’s Name],

You are amazing! Thank you for keeping our office in tack and organized! Without your help on [specific project they helped with] we’d be a complete mess. Your upbeat attitude and smile always brightens my day! Thanks for all you do!

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!


[Your Name]


[Admin Professional’s Name],

Happy Administrative Professionals Day! You are so good at what you do, and I can’t thank you enough for all your help on [specific project]! Thanks for always being willing to help us out and for keeping our office organized.

You Rock!

[Your Name]



[Admin Professional’s Name],

Thanks for all you do! Our office would not run as smoothly if it weren’t for you. Especially, when we needed help on [specific project] – your attention to detail was exactly what we needed. Thank you for your endless hard work, you are appreciated!

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!


[Your Name]


Admin Professionals Day Quotes

Here are a few quotes you can share in the office on Administrative Professionals Day to help show your appreciation for your Admin staff!

"Always be nice to secretaries. They are the real gatekeepers in the world." - Anthony J. D'Angelo
“No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you.” - Joseph Addison
“Appreciate everything your associates do for the business.” - Sam Walton
"No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude." - Unknown


Helpful Links/Resources for Admin Professionals Day

Don't Underestimate the Power of Thanking Your Admins

5 Reasons We Love Our Administrative Professionals

8 People at Work You Should be Recognizing, But Probably Aren't

For Admin Eyes Only! - Administrative Professionals' Day

5 Easy Peasy Potluck Recipes for Administrative Professional's Day

Administrative Professional Appreciation Gifts

Volunteer and Administrative Professional Appreciation Ideas

Five Last Minute Ideas for Administrative Professional’s Day

Celebrate Administrative Professional’s Day Today and Every Day

Administrative Professionals Save the Day! Be Sure You Make Their Day!

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Administrative Professional's Day Gift Ideas

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