Some special moments in life – the birth of a newborn, getting a first job, a graduation, or a promotion, require heartfelt appreciation for the concerned individual. Apart from giving a card or verbal congratulations, you can do plenty of different things to express your happiness. Go that extra mile and make an effort to congratulate the person in a special way to express your happiness and support for them.
Quick Tip regarding Congratulatory Messages
Planning a creative way to congratulate someone also depends upon how well you know him/her, and what his/her achievements mean to you. For instance, for a friend whom you are not very close to or do not know well enough, an elaborate plan would be a little awkward. Similarly, a simple gesture for someone you really care about and know very well, would be underwhelming. While congratulating, ensure you really mean everything you say, so your true feelings and appreciation come to the fore.
Top 10 Ways To Say Congratulations
Customized wine bottles
Get wine bottles etched with a congratulatory message. Make sure it comes as a surprise to the person for whom it is done. This is a great way to say congratulations on occasions, like a wedding anniversary, on getting a new job, or if it is your friend’s post-marriage party.
If you want to wish your partner for their achievements, nothing can get better than wishing them with a congratulatory note on a flying banner. If aerial banners might be expensive, try attaching the message to gas balloons. These floating banners can also allow you congratulate your dear one on special occasions like an engagement, anniversary, and even graduation. It really is an ultimate gesture for your loved one, to show that you are genuinely happy about their success.
Have the fireworks spell out the word CONGRATS
This is definitely the most extravagant way possible to congratulate someone. All you have to do is get in contact with a fireworks display company and tell them the occasion. Everything will be arranged at the venue. It can, beyond doubt, make your congratulatory note more memorable.
Let balloons say it all for you
You can blow 15 balloons and paint them individually with the letters of the word ‘Congratulations’, respectively. Ask 15 different people to hold it with the letters facing outwards (in order of course) and capture that surprised expression on your loved one’s face. If you can’t find 15 people to hold those balloons for you, tie them on to something so that the letters on the balloons are visible. They could also add to the decoration of your party, if you are throwing one.
Jot down some special lines
If you are out-of-town or live apart from the person who has fared well, and wish to congratulate them, nothing is more special than penning down a few congratulatory lines. It is significant that you bestow words that would convey your happiness for their achievement and tell them how proud you are about their success. Remember that the words you select to congratulate them ought to be such that they ring in the person’s ears for a long time.
Say it on air
Saying congratulations on air is a fun way of putting your message across. There are various radio shows that allow pre-recorded greetings on air. Make sure you are around when the message is aired, to witness the reaction of the person concerned. If you cannot be around, make sure you track, when and which radio channel the person listens to on a regular basis and see that the message is aired during that time.
Gifts never take a backseat
Gifts were, are, and will always be a hit when it comes to wishing people on birthdays, anniversaries, and other congratulatory occasions. You can either take the person shopping or gift them a gift voucher or certificate from a famous store. If you intend to buy a gift for the person yourself, make sure you choose a sensible gift by considering their preferences. The safest way is gift a voucher from their favorite store and let them shop on their own.
Make a scrapbook about their accomplishments
If you want to congratulate a couple on the birth of their newborn, collect their pictures through the entire pregnancy phase, paste them together, write a few lines, and gift it to them. If your children have graduated, make a scrapbook of their achievements. Gather old pictures, some bitter-sweet memories the kids experienced, and the hurdles they encountered while pursuing the course. Stick them in a book coupled with some quotes, with the ‘graduation’ or ‘award-winning’ photo in the end.
This is a wonderful way of congratulating someone. You can cut 15 placards, big enough for them to be visible from a distance. Paint the letters of the word ‘Congratulations’ on each one of them. You can even use your creative skills to decorate them and place them in order, to spell ‘congratulations’. You can even get 15 cute kids to hold each of the placards for you. You are definitely going to be successful in making that very moment memorable for your friend by adopting this idea.
Pop some champagne
If you want to congratulate your dear one in a grand style, how about throwing a party in their honor? Pop some champagne and raise a toast to celebrate the success of your friend, colleague, parents, or kids. You can also incorporate the above ideas like, having etched wine bottles with a congratulatory message, or decorating with balloons that spell congratulations.
The success and achievements of people you care about, entails appreciation and wishing them well on your part. Use any of the above listed ideas, since actions will speak for themselves, and the person will understand how much his/her success means to you.