16th Annual Create a Greeting Card Scholarship Contest – Round 4 Finalists Announced!

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How To Choose Your Annual Thanksgiving Card

Are you new to the idea of sending a Thanksgiving Card? It can be intimidating to begin this trend, especially when there are so many designs to pick from! You want your card to be well-received, but you’re not sure yourself what you’re going for this time around. The Gallery Collection has dozens of Thanksgiving Cards to choose from. Here are a few options that will really impress your recipients and get everyone fired up for Fall (and the holiday season ahead).

1. If you want a Classic Autumnal card ….

Thanksgiving Impression Holiday Card: This card is a beautiful photo-mount card with a gold border. The card is saturated with Fall hues and will surely dazzle anyone who receives it.

2. Sugar Pumpkins Card : This has almost a Halloween feel, displaying little pumpkins in a row surrounded by leaves.

3. If you’re looking for a card with Gold foil lining….
Colorful Thanksgiving Card: Gold foil and bright colors shine on the front of this festive card.

4. We Give Thanks Thanksgiving Card: Classic images cover the front of this card with rich Fall colors throughout.

5. If you’re looking for a card with a Foil inscription on the cover….
Fall Reflections Thanksgiving Card: This rustic card features ducks floating past Fall foliage.

Crafting The Perfect Business Holiday Card

Well-crafted holiday cards have the potential to provide a dual benefit to corporations, businesses, and organizations that send them to clients, employees, customers, patients, etc.  The obvious dividend is in the authentic goodwill that these cards can engender as you truly thank your recipients for their support and trust in your organization over the past year.  The second benefit is a direct offshoot of the first. 

The appreciation that your recipients feel as a result of receiving a holiday card might, in turn, inspire them to continue to be associated with your organization and may even strengthen that bond resulting in more business, referrals, and solid loyalty.  While a great advantage for any organization, this loyalty can only be achieved as described.  It must be a direct offshoot of an authentic goodwill.  If the holiday card is sent only with the intention of drumming up more business from your customers, it might not be as well received. Besides creating your holiday card within this mental framework of authenticity, you need to find the right balance on what to include in your clients’ card no matter how well-intentioned.

16th Annual Create a Greeting Card Scholarship Contest – Round 3 Finalists Announced!

Congratulations to our Round 3 finalists!

Lawyers Celebrate The Holidays Too!

Sometimes you might wonder if lawyers celebrate the holidays just like us, or do they ignore the whole holiday season and keep scheduling court cases throughout the holidays. The shows on TV usually depict lawyers doing battle in the courtroom over really big issues. That really isn’t the case in most instances. 

Much of the work lawyers do is routine, depending on the type of firm they are working in. I would probably have thought this is true if I didn’t have first-hand experience. My cousin is a lawyer, and she says that they try not to schedule very much if possible from Thanksgiving all the way till New Year.  But, depending on the case load and the law firm you work with, this can actually be a rather busy time, so it might be difficult to find the time to send out a Legal Holiday Card to all their clients in appreciation.

We have discussed the office politics which is similar to any other office. Depending on your seniority you may have to work some or all of the holidays depending on the clientele. At her office they have the traditional holiday party, just like everyone else who celebrates. Their office instituted a grab bag gift situation last year. The gift must be between $10-$15 dollars.  A gift anyone can use, but not gift cards.  This causes co-workers to become creative. It seems as though lawyers just have a bad reputation.

What Does Your Corporate Holiday Say About Your Company

Our jobs have become part of our culture. We spend most of ours days here, developing relationships with others from all walks of life. Many of us even develop friendships that exist outside of the work parameters. The companies that we work for, are aware of this. The better companies will offer extracurricular programs through their business in order to nurture these relationships.

A happy worker is often a good one. Corporate holidays and sending Business Holiday Cards are a great way to show appreciation for its workers. What do corporate holidays say about the company that you work for? First, the very existence of corporate holidays shows an appreciation of the group as a whole. It’s a way of saying that the cohesive efforts of everyone have been noticed, and a group reward is deserved. One outstanding company that I worked for, added an extra day to the current Christmas Holiday schedule. It was given via email one week before the Holiday Season.

It really was a gift, and each department was abuzz with excitement. The placement of this Holiday was at the end of the year, and it felt like the company was celebrating a year well done. Outside of money, appreciation is the most sought after reward that employees are after. If your company offers a corporate holidays, be thankful. You work for someone that goes above and beyond to appreciate you.

16th Annual Create a Greeting Card Scholarship Contest – Round 2 Finalists Announced!

Congratulations to our Round 2 finalists!

16th Annual Create a Greeting Card Scholarship Contest – Round 1 Finalists Announced!

Congratulations to our Round 1 finalists!

Christmas And Holiday Cards “From All Of Us”

You might not be aware, but the Gallery Collection has a specific category for “Christmas & Holiday Cards” that has a number of greeting card designs with “From All of Us” on the front of the card.  Since we’re a warm and friendly group who like to individually sign the cards we send out, it seems appropriate to show our team spirit right up front and in your face.  We think it’s in keeping with the spirit of the season. 

Some of these festive designs have the added feature of printing our company name on the front and several have a window to the inside showing whatever is printed there.  On a few, you’re able to customize the entire text with your own personal message.

The selection includes merry snowmen and chubby penguins, beautiful holiday ornaments of all sizes and colors, snowflakes, wreaths and one special group of Party Pets.  There’s a choice of colorful designs with “Happy Holidays” or “Peace” or “Merry Christmas” or “Season’s Greetings” in classic, traditional fonts as well as funky, light hearted fonts.

See if you can’t create a unique and memorable card of your own to send this year.  I’m sure you’ll make the holidays a more festive celebration for all those on your list!

Best Time To Send Your Business Christmas Cards

Yes, we’re still in summer. However, the holidays will be upon us before you know it, and for most of us, it’s the most wonderful time of the year – unless you are unprepared. I’m sure your company has been flooded with important customers all year long. You are trying to find a way to send your appreciation for their business, your well wishes for the holiday season, and the New Year ahead!

If you head over to GalleryCollection.com, there is an entire selection of interesting holiday card designs. You pick out the design of the card you wish to have, you pick out the appropriate greeting, the appropriate imprint, the type of envelope, etc. Now comes the question of when the best time would be to send your business Christmas cards. We obviously don’t want to send them out in September or October, as that would be way too early!

Although some companies/businesses may send a generic “Seasons Greetings” cards at the end of November to honor Thanksgiving as well, most companies/businesses will set upon a specific date in early December to set out the holiday cards. Because there are most likely going to be a lot of cards to send out, you may want to  send you company’s holiday cards in early December to reach your clients/co-workers/employees in mid-December. Whenever you send them, I’m sure your recipient will be filled with joy to get your message of love and hope for the holiday season!