I am trying to find some new ways to show my appreciation for my directs that go above what is expected of them. The problem is I have no budget. In the past I did thank you notes and when we finish a project in budget and on time I have done creative certificates of appreciation. For example, our last project was to build a conveyor system to feed a vertical wrapper. Some of the people referred to the as a "Star Gate", so the award was the certificate was the "Star Gate Award" and there were some pictures from the TV show on it.
I am out of ideas on what I can do that would be inexpensive and would not break a company rule. Does any one have any ideas?