Friday, April 13, 2007
Administrative Professionals Day (previously known as Secretary's Day) is an unofficial secular holiday observed on the last Wednesday of April (April 26 in 2006, April 25 in 2007), to recognize the work of clerical employees such as administrative assistants, receptionists, paralegals, etc. It is celebrated as part of a larger Administrative Professionals Week, which takes place during the last full week of April.

National Professional Secretaries Week and National Secretaries' Day was created in 1952 through the work of Harry F. Klemfuss of Young and Rubicam. Klemfuss recognized the importance and value of the position to a company or business. His goal was to encourage more women to become administrative assistants (called secretaries at the time). Using his skill and experience in public relations, Klemfuss promoted the values and importance of the job of administrative assistants. In doing so, he also created the holiday in recognition of the importance of administrative assistants.

The official period of appreciation/celebration was first proclaimed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer as "National Secretaries Week," which was held June 1-7 in 1952, with Wednesday, June 4, 1952 designated National Secretaries Day. The first Secretaries' Day was held in that year by the International Association of Administrative Professionals, with the support of an association of corporate groups. In 1998, the name of the holiday was changed to better represent the full range of administrative positions.

In the United States, the day is often celebrated by giving one's assistant flowers, candy, or small gifts, or by taking him/her out to lunch.

In the United States, ''Administrative Professionals Day®'' is a registered trademark with the serial number 75898930. The registrant is the International Association of Administrative Professionals. The holiday has been the source of some controversy and criticism in the United States, where it is often mocked as a Hallmark Holiday.


From phone calls and mails to meetings and deadlines... your administrative professionals handle them all with efficiency and ready smiles. Encourage and Inspire your Administrative Professionals friends to appreciate the hard work of your secretary/ assistants/ friends/ colleagues. Send them from our warm Administrative Professionals Day® Appreciation ecards and make them feel really special.


You've Got Mail ! Make your colleagues/ friends feel special on Admin Pro Day with this warm note of Appreciation.
You've Got Mail !
Make your colleagues/ friends feel special on Admin Pro Day with this warm note of Appreciation.
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You... Simply The Best ! Tell your colleagues/ friends on Admin Pro Day how much they are appreciated with this cute li'l jig.
You... Simply The Best !
Tell your colleagues/ friends on Admin Pro Day how much they are appreciated with this cute li'l jig.
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You Are Appreciated... Every Day ! Appreciate the hard work of your colleagues/ friends with this cute ecard.
You Are Appreciated... Every Day !
Appreciate the hard work of your colleagues/ friends with this cute ecard.
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One Who Makes Everything Right ! Send this cute and funny ecard to appreciate the efficiency of your secretary/ admin assistants/ colleagues.
One Who Makes Everything Right !
Send this cute and funny ecard to appreciate the efficiency of your secretary/ admin assistants/ colleagues.
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Many Thanks To You ! Express your Appreciation to a very special admin assistant/ colleague on Admin Pro Day with this cute ecard.
Many Thanks To You !
Express your Appreciation to a very special admin assistant/ colleague on Admin Pro Day with this cute ecard.
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Work Is A Pleasure With You ! Reach out to all the admin pros you know with this warm and beautiful note of Appreciation.
Work Is A Pleasure With You !
Reach out to all the admin pros you know with this warm and beautiful note of Appreciation.
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Your Efforts Are Appreciated ! A warm and beautiful ecard to appreciate your secretary/ colleague for her hard word.
Your Efforts Are Appreciated !
A warm and beautiful ecard to appreciate your secretary/ colleague for her hard word.
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Quite A Perk !  Send this elegant and smart ecard to express how much you enjoy working with your co-worker who is also an admin assistant.
Quite A Perk !
Send this elegant and smart ecard to express how much you enjoy working with your co-worker who is also an admin assistant.
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1 Comments:


At October 18, 2007 at 11:55 AM, Blogger James M. Becher

Great idea. Next time I want to send a card, I'll check here. In the meantime, don't forget to subscribe to my ezine,
"inspirational Success Tips." (instructions on http://inspirationalsuccesstips.blogspot.com)