It’s Office Admin Appreciation Day! Start a GroupCard and get $125 to Share with Your Favorite Office Admin

April 14, 2010

Did you get the memo?! Administration Professionals Day is next Wednesday, April 21st?

You had better start that office appreciation GroupCard today so that you have time to get everyone in the office to sign it!  The best cards take 7 days to circulate around an office… so now’s the time!

Check out all of our admin/appreciation card designs…

To make things even more fun, we’ll select our favorite, most authentic, and most kind GroupCard from all cards delivered on admins day. The one with the best, most signatures will receive a $100 Gift Card!* And that’s not all. We’ll give the creator (probably you) $25 just for getting the card started. So choose a card and invite everybody in the office to add their special message. Read on for more info and to see rules.

By the way, remember you can start unlimited printable GroupCards for free with a 30-day trial.

** GroupCard admin day gift card rules

  1. Unlimited entries per company, per team, and per admin
  2. We’ll select our favorite, most authentic, and most kind GroupCard from all cards delivered on admins day. The one with the best, most signatures wins. Period.
  3. For the winning GroupCard, we’ll e-mail $100 to the recipient and $25 to the creator within 7-10 days.

Legal stuff:

* is not a sponsor of this promotion. Amazon,, and logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates. GiftCards (“GCs”) may be used only to purchase eligible goods on or its affiliatedwebsite GCs cannot be redeemed for purchases of gift certificates or cards, orfor items from some third party sellers. GCs cannot be reloaded, resold, transferred forvalue, redeemed for cash, or applied to any other account. For complete terms andconditions, see GCs are issued and © 2010 by ACI GiftCards, Inc., a Washington company.

“GroupCards have been a grand slam of a success!”

January 5, 2010

Last year GroupCard had the privilege of working with the fine folks at Financial Network. The program was a huge success and today Brent Rickles passed along some very nice words about their results.

Thanks Brent!


This year, we started sending GroupCards to our clients for various occasions. What I thought would be a simple client appreciation initiative turned out to be one of the biggest surprise successes of the 2009, creating an entirely new channel of positive interactions between us and our clients.

Every day we receive replies from clients thanking us for the GroupCard we sent them. “Thank you, you’re the best!”, “You all rock!” and “I can’t thank you all enough!” are just a few of the replies from clients that arrived in my inbox this morning.

The constant flow of these messages from our clients provides us with daily reminders of the positive impact our company has on our clients’ lives. We’ve even gained some new clients from current clients who have shown the GroupCard we sent them to a friend, who in turn came to us for services.

Without a doubt, GroupCards have been a grand slam of a success!


Brent Rickles Financial Network, LLC

GroupCard Brand – Steady Growth

December 8, 2009

This chart shows our search traffic for the keyword “GroupCard”, which (i think) is a good indicator of our overall brand strength. We love to see up and to the right!

“The process of receiving the card kept her in major suspense”

December 2, 2009

Happy Testimonials keep us energized to keep making GroupCard better.  This one just came in, and the story is such a real play-by-play of how special it is to send and receive a GroupCard.

Big thanks to Eric, Judy, and Rebecca for sharing…


From: judy

Date: December 1, 2009 8:25:11 PM PST
To: eric
Subject: Group Card

The Group Card was a BIG SURPRISE for Rebecca. Before and during dinner she received some phone calls, all along asking “when she would hear from you”.

I mentioned 7 o’clock and she asked why seven. I told her it was a magical number. In no way did she understand what was to come.

The step by step process of receiving the card kept her in major suspense.







GroupCard October 2009 Roundup… a record month!

October 31, 2009

It’s always fun to do a monthly round-up and proclaim a record, even before the month is over!

It’s true, GroupCard had a really sizable month in terms of all metrics… including revenue, cards, users, and pageviews…     Thanks to all our loyal users, and please keep in touch if there’s anything you think we should do to make November a record!


Cool companies on GroupCard today

August 24, 2009

I was just browsing through our user database today and was blown away by all the neat aliases that are showing up…. I’m seeing teams from GM, P&G, GE, Quest, Accenture, Cisco, 3M, WAMU, BP, and more – all signing cards within the last three hours!  It’s exciting that GroupCard truly is taking over as the best way to send an office greeting card.

If you and your company team are interested in creating a special GroupCard template for your office, just email us at and we’d be happy to help set up somthing.

John at the FB meetup June 2009

August 1, 2009

Anyone who knows Sudha Jamthe knows Sudha Jamthe’s video camera ;-).

This summer I had the pleasure of speaking at a local Facebook meetup, and got a chance to share the GroupCard story on film with her.

Cool Mention in Geek Sugar

July 30, 2009

Reiko (our Product/Marketing rockstar) just found this cool writeup about GroupCard in Geek Sugar, a popular womans blog.   The article is great, and i am just amazed by the followup comments about people using groupcard as a card for the office- I swear that none of us from GroupCard  seeded those!

There’s no physical passing around, first of all — it’s an electronic pass-around that’s accomplished by just emailing the card to the people who need to sign it. You then send the e-card (who cherishes greeting cards from co-workers these days anyway?) to the recipient, and wish her well.”

Here’s the article

…and here’s the cool comments…

We used this today at my job for one of our co workers that is going off to college and it’s GREAT. Thanks

I believe Elfster is also doing group birthday cards now, in addition to secret gift exchanges like Secret Santa.

I started work at my office last August so for my birthday this May my card was fabulous, filled with true sentiments about how I’d changed the office. Some people still appreciate real cards and letters instead of emails.

GroupCard cephalopod confusion :-)

July 25, 2009

I just shared a hillarious thread with an old-time GroupCard, er.. SquidNote…  user..   some of you other old timers will get a kick out of it…

gracias… I always enjoy checking out your new bells and whistles.
BTW, Adriana asked how long we’d been using GroupCard…
Me: “A few years now, since you were “Octopus Card.”
Adriana: (slight pause) “You mean Squid Note?”
Me: (slight pause) “Octopus, squid, same difference. Lots of legs.”
Thanks… we enjoy using your site!
Carol Lee
The Cedarville Fund
Cedarville University
251 N. Main St.
Cedarville, OH 45314
(937) 766-6532
(c) 408-679-0349
From: []
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2009 7:17 PM
Subject: Re: welcome to groupcard premium!
WoW you guys really Rock! Never expected anything like this. I simply enjoyed Group Cards. Thank you
Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T


BTW, Adriana asked how long we’d been using GroupCard…

Me: “A few years now, since you were “Octopus Card.”

Adriana: (slight pause) “You mean Squid Note?”

Me: (slight pause) “Octopus, squid, same difference. Lots of legs.”

Thanks… we enjoy using your site!


“[GroupCard] is one of the best features of facebook.” -Sue

June 22, 2009

This one just came in…

“Folks, I got your wonderful b’day card, I can’t believe that each of you took the time to write a couple of lines… even if it was a template I deeply thank you! you made me feel special. As per your app. this is one of the best features of facebook. You are great! I hope each of you gets the rewards you certainly deserve for a great job well done! and that these rewards start in your workplace and extend to your private lives. Thanks again.”

Warm and fuzzies really make my Monday!


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