In these tough economic times it can be expected that gift giving amongst businesses and business associates during the holidays will be curtailed if not altogether done away with. What a shame. This is a nice way to show your appreciation for those you have worked with or for those you have done business with during the past year. But all is not lost. First of all I wouldn’t know what to do with yet another coffee mug or picture frame. But what I would not want to go without would be the lovely business holiday cards I receive and send.
I send at least 100 holiday cards for business to my associates each year and about 75 Christmas cards to my family and friends. Not a year has gone by that I don’t hear from someone how they appreciated such a beautiful card and thoughtful gesture. If they are like me, they display their holiday cards all around their work area and their Christmas cards all around their home so as to be reminded that they are important or are loved by someone very important to them. This small but meaningful gesture leaves a lasting impression throughout the year.