International Receptionist Day is on May 12th, 2021 this year. Originally started in 1991 as just National Receptionist Day in the United States, it’s a day to show appreciation for the men and women who run your office. Over the last year, your receptionist may have taken on some new responsibilities as many teams shifted to a distributed model. Use this day to celebrate your receptionist for all their hard work.
In 1942, the National Secretaries Association was founded to advance the administrative profession (the organization is now known as the
). The receptionist profession gained some popularity with Pam Beesly from
Ways to celebrate International Receptionist Day
Send them a gift
A gift from you and your team to your receptionist is a great way to show how much you value their hard work.
Tell your teammates
Before May 12th, message your teammates via email, Slack, or Microsoft Teams to let them know the day is coming up. This way they can send a message to your receptionist on National Receptionist Day!
Send a group card
This is what this template is all about! Instead of passing around a physical card and getting everyone’s handwritten message, you can use this template to get everyone’s message and share this Coda doc with your receptionist once everyone has written a message. Get started by
Instructions for sending group card:
in the top right and add your teammates/colleagues. Clear the dummy data in
by clicking this button →
Have each person click the
Add my message
button below to add a message and upload a picture of themselves if they’d like:
Once everyone’s messages are in, delete this page (hover over this page in the left sidebar and click on the 3 dots). Everyone’s messages will show up on
and you can share this card with your receptionist by clicking
again in the top right and adding their e-mail address 💌