Celebrated on October 16th, Bosses’ Day is a great excuse to say “Thank You” to your hard-working boss and put in a few good words for yourself. Giving a box of gourmet cookies or a gourmet gift basket is a perfect way to not only show appreciation for your boss, but also your dedication to the company.
Who knows, you might even get you a promotion! But before we make too many promises, let’s find out how this holiday came to be…
According to Wikipedia: Patricia Bays Haroski, working as a secretary for State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois, had forgotten her boss’ birthday (who also happened to be her father) and the date of his birthday was October 16th. To make it up to him, and perhaps to aid her memory in remembering her father’s future birthdays, Patricia registered a “National Bosses’ Day” with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1958. Four years later in 1962, Illinois Governor Otto Kerner backed Haroski’s registration and officially proclaimed the day. It has been more recently celebrated as an international holiday as well.
Sending gourmet cookies is always the perfect gift for all occasions, but especially to show appreciation. Have gourmet cookies sent via cookie delivery to your boss’s office. Let them come to you, with crumbs sprinkled around their mouths, expressing complete and utter appreciation for, ahem, you.