Every year, the third Thursday in April marks National High Five Day. We love this holiday! It serves as an important reminder of the power of a high five. This simple gesture can express so much! It’s an incredibly fun and effective way to encourage a coworker, recognize a teammate, or simply say “hey, glad you’re here!”
We hope you’ll join us on April 18 to partake in some National High Five Day festivities. Here are five ways you can celebrate next week:
1. High Five EVERYONE!
We mean it. Strangers on the street, the barista serving your coffee, the mail carrier, and your teammates. Hand out high fives like it’s nobody’s business on National High Five Day. We guarantee you’ll spread some smiles in the process!
2. Learn more about Baudville’s new hi5 Service Awards
Baudville now offers service awards, which means you can turn to your friendly Baudville Recognition Specialists for all your recognition programs! Our Service Awards are part of our new brand, hi5 Recognition, so National High Five Day is a great time to learn more!
3. Hold a High Five Competition
Challenge your teammates to come up with the most elaborate, creative, and exciting high five your organization has ever seen! Have the participating teams perform in front of the entire team. Select a panel of judges to choose the winner. Give all the teams a high five gift for participating. Don’t forget to take pictures!
4. Decorate High Five Cookies
Bake sugar cookies in the shape of a hand, and bring in all the toppings: frosting, sprinkles, candy, even marshmallows, for a cookie decorating bar. Your team will have a blast decorating the cookies and enjoying a tasty high five. We made these high five cookies to celebrate our new service awards! They were delicious!
5. Create a Cultural Phenomenon
Did you notice a difference in your team’s attitude when you were passing out high fives? Make high fives a lasting part of your culture! Create team t-shirts that proudly proclaim “I brake for high fives.” You can implement a day-to-day recognition program using high five lapel pins or Team Tokens.
Want more ideas for National High Five Day? Check out these blog posts from previous years!
Cori is Baudville's in-house Recognitionista (she's officially a Certified Recognition Professional, too) and a member of the Millennial generation. Get her employee recognition tips and special discounts by liking Baudville on Facebook.