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Send a Birthday Card to your employee

Primary administrators can create an automated birthday card, invite all or a select group of coworkers to sign, and send the card to employees with upcoming birthdays.

Send a birthday card or view upcoming birthdays

  1. Navigate to the Dashboard tab.
  2. Scroll to the 'Celebrations' headline on the right hand side.
    • View upcoming birthdays and/or add reminders about them to your calendar.
  3. Click Send Card.
    • Only the primary administrator of an account can initiate the send.
  4. Confirm the recipient.
  5. Edit the Header text.
  6. Choose the delivery date.
    • This will default to the employee’s actual birthday.
  7. Choose which employees will be invited to sign the card.
    • Important: This will default to all employees. Click edit to customize the list.
    • Individuals must be W-2 employees with email addresses listed in their Gusto account.
  8. Choose the birthday card background.
  9. Click Create Card.

The card will be created and emailed to the employees selected for signing. On the delivery date, the recipient will receive an email from Gusto inviting them to view the card.


Q: How do I sign the card as an admin?

A: If you’d like to sign the card yourself, include yourself on the list of employees you're inviting to sign the card. You’ll receive the same email as all other employees and be directed to sign from there.

Q: If I create the card over one week before the delivery date, when will the card be sent to employees to sign?

A: They will be invited via email a week before the card’s delivery date.

Q: Can an employee’s message be edited once posted?

A: No. Their comment and profile photo will be visible to all others who can access the card.

Q: Can I check to see who has signed the card?

A: In order to do this, you’ll need to click  the 'sign the card' link from the original email sent to your employee account. Until the delivery date, you can click on this link and view new comments added to the card.

Q: My employee lost or deleted their card, can I resend?

A: At this time, the card cannot be resent.

Q: Can anyone see the card after the delivery date?

A: No. After the card has been delivered it can no longer be viewed or signed by anyone but the recipient.

Q: Will employees get reminders to sign the card if they haven’t commented yet?

A: No.