One of the most delightful gifts I have received came via email last week when a friend sent me a Sugarwish. I had not heard of this before, but the giver pre-pays for a treat box for you, Sugarwish sends you an email, then the recipient has the envious/difficult task of picking out their treats from a selection of about 50 different types. Once you make the selection, it arrives via mail in a fancy package with a message card – and is so much fun!

Trying to pick out the candies was like a virtual trip to an old-fashioned candy store – many old brands like Mary Janes and Runts as well as some I had not heard of like grapefruit gummies. It was such a wonderful way to say “I Miss You!” across the miles.

We often think of others and intend to send them a greeting, but frequently it doesn’t get acted upon or ends up as a quick email or Facebook message. If you truly want to make an impression, think about virtual gifts like Sugarwish, Starbucks virtual e-gift cards or other ways to enhance your greeting or thank you. Sending along a treat that the recipient is sure to enjoy – and likely would never purchase for themselves – is a sure way to create a memorable sweet spot in your communication.

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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