Group Gift for Retiring Boss
Is the boss retiring? Is the President of your company celebrating a milestone? Is your company commemorating an important anniversary? Then mark the occasion with a T-shirt quilt made out of your company’s T-shirts and logo-ware.
Send an e-mail to everyone in the company if it is a small company (or just to your department if it is a large company) asking for company T-shirts. Be sure to put a deadline on when you want the T-shirts received. Send a follow up e-mail the day before the deadline.
You may receive duplicates of the same T-shirt, after all there are only so many company T-shirts. But it is OK to use duplicates if they are generic and not specific to just one event.
Is someone close to retiring? Perhaps your spouse or parent? A T-shirt quilt is a great gift to celebrate the end of a career and the start of the next stage in life. This is especially a good gift if the career involved a lot of T-shirts like the military.
If the theme will be the company that she or he is retiring from, start collecting early! Pull shirts out of the wash and out of the drawers. If you feel like you might not having enough T-shirts, contact other people you know from the company and ask for T-shirts. You might also contact the company’s personnel department to ask for T-shirts.
If the theme is personal items, collect from drawers or the laundry. Or ask friends and family to donate a shirt from events they have done with the retiree.