Sending company Christmas cards is a great way to spread goodwill toward your customers and clients, while advertising your own company at the same time. Editable Text Christmas cards put your company front and center, allowing you to have your company name on the front of the card as well as on the inside.
Personalized Christmas cards are always a great idea. But think about it – many clients display the cards they receive by placing folded cards on a desk or shelf. So whose company information can be seen by all? The company that sent an Editable Text Christmas Card with their name on the front.
The Gallery Collection has hundreds of these cards available, in every kind of theme imaginable: elegant, whimsical, industry-specific designs, and New Year’s designs as well. In fact, there are over 350 different Editable cards on the easy-to-navigate Gallery collection website, definitely something for every taste.
Although it might seem that having your company name printed on the front of your cards is a very expensive feature, there is no extra charge for the Editable Text cards at the Gallery Collection. Although, what’s wrong with your recipients thinking you had spared no expense?
So, let your clients know you care, while letting your company shine!
Ordering Christmas cards is probably not one of the most difficult things you will do. However, there are many decisions to be made. The Gallery Collection has hundreds of gorgeous designs to choose from. Then, there are many Christmas card sayings to choose from.
Depending on who you are sending your cards to, the Christmas cards can be saying ‘Thank You’, as to business associates. For example:
- In the true spirit of the Holiday Season, we extend to you Our Sincerest Appreciation for Your Business
Perhaps you want to wish your recipients and their families peaceful holiday greetings. Here are some popular sayings in this category:
- May Peace, Joy, Hope and Happiness be yours during this Holiday Season and throughout the New Year
- Sincerest wishes for hope, happiness and peace during this Holiday Season and throughout the coming year
For a true religious Christmas saying, there is the following option:
- May you have the gift of Faith, the blessing of Hope, and the peace of His Love at Christmas and always
It may be hard to choose from all of the great Christmas card sayings available, but once your choice is made, the words you have thoughtfully chosen will surely echo your Christmas wishes to all who receive them!
Somehow, long, long ago, I became the gift buyer for our office. Any time there is a birthday, wedding, retirement or employment anniversary, I am the one everyone turns to figure out what to get. I thought I’d share our go-to birthday gifts that are ideal for coworkers.
Personally, I think gift cards are fabulous. You can get them in large or small amounts, and you can get them for almost any establishment. So, if you are getting a birthday gift for someone and it is just from you, you can get a $10 or $20 gift card to Dunkin’ Donuts or Starbucks, Target or Amazon, or simply a Visa gift card.
If it is a group gift, where you have collected money from a group of people, then a restaurant gift card in a larger dollar amount is usually well received. Another plus for gift cards is that they are so convenient to find. The local drug stores now carry an enormous amount of gift cards from many different stores. Gift cards are truly our go-to birthday gift. The only downside I sometimes hear is that they lack the “personal touch” but that is what makes them perfect gifts for co-workers. You can add a personal touch by writing a nice personalized birthday card to go along with it. Also, if you pick someone’s favorite restaurant, or store, the personal touch is that you knew enough about them to select one of their favorites.
Signing birthday cards can be a tricky business. Many of us like to take the lazy way out and let the card’s greeting do the heavy lifting, and just sign our name. Others like to pour their heart out in their cards. Most of us, though, just want to write a little something extra to show that we have put some thought into the occasion. For ideas on what to write in cards for friends, co-workers and others, I have some popular birthday card sayings to share.
Sending specific wishes is a good idea: “Relax and enjoy yourself on your birthday – you deserve it!” is a message that will always be appreciated. If you want to go the humorous route on a card for a co-worker, you could try “You’re my favorite co-worker – whose birthday is today” . One can never go wrong going with a sincere message: “You are a great co-worker and a great friend. Happy Birthday!” Although the card stores carry many “milestone” birthday cards, I advise staying away from any age related cards unless you know the person well enough to know that their advancing age is not a sore point. With a classy card and a heartfelt birthday card saying, you will get your point across and hopefully make someone’s day
When a co-worker loses a loved one, even the most confident among us sometimes find it a challenge to know the right thing to say. The obvious and most practical thing to do when dealing with a death in the office is to send thoughtful sympathy cards with a personal note included. But who among us has not stared at a card, pen in hand, wondering what would be appropriate? It is admirable to want to comfort someone, but the co-worker relationship has to be considered. It is appropriate to express your feelings to your co-worker by recognizing that the person is suffering. Statements like “I’m sorry for your loss” or “My thoughts are with you and your family at this time” show them that you care.
Don’t avoid a colleague who is grieving simply because you don’t know what to say. Honesty is the best policy in this situation. You can simply say, “I just don’t know what to say, but I am sorry for your loss.” Again, a tasteful sympathy card can come to your rescue if speaking directly to someone about this topic has you stumped. Conversely, offering too much info or advice can overwhelm a co-worker who is coping with a difficult situation. For example, relating about how your grandfather suffered in his final days would not be helpful. In short, an honest, simple response is often the best approach.
As a senior HR manager, I highly recommend acknowledging each employee’s anniversary with a simple gesture. In fact boosting employee loyalty and strengthening morale can often be obtained with a personal card, letter or phone call. I prefer to send cards, and one of the most common questions I get from my colleagues is “What should I write on employee Happy Anniversary cards?” The answer will vary, of course, from company to company, and from employee to employee. But my experience has shown me that a few sincere words from management will often do the trick.
In these modern times, employees generally need more than their paycheck. The feeling of being appreciated is extremely crucial to job success and commitment. Some organizations choose to acknowledge every anniversary, while others prefer to recognize “significant anniversaries” like 1 year, 5 years, 10 years, etc. Personal recognition can be obtained with sending an elegant card and some words of appreciation. Choose your cards thoughtfully, keeping professionalism in mind. Then, including phrases like “Thank you for your hard work and dedication” and “We appreciate your being part of our success” or any genuine expression of thanks can be worth more to an employee than an expensive gift.
Depending on the size of your office your co-worker’s birthdays can happen as often as daily or as infrequently as a few times per year. Regardless of the frequency of the occasion, it’s fun to mark it with festivities. Since I entered the workforce I’ve worked in many offices and have seen all types of celebrations. Here are the top three birthday party ideas for your office:
- The Birthday Club – One of the first places I ever worked had a birthday club. Every month, the chairperson of the birthday club collected $2 from each person in the office. On one designated day in the month, the money was split amongst everyone in the office who was celebrating a birthday that month, and those people used their share of the money to purchase food for the birthday celebration. People could buy bagels & cream cheese, cakes, cookies, chips & dip, or ingredients from the supermarket to whip up some homemade specialties. This idea works best with a really large office or large department. The office where I worked had about 40 people who participated in the birthday club.
- The “Surprise” Party – Another office where I worked would throw a surprise celebration on or near the birth date of the co-worker who was celebrating a birthday. Before the actual date, an email would go around to everyone except the birthday person and people would coordinate what food and drink to bring. This was always nice but of course it wasn’t much of a surprise because the same thing was done each year for each person’s birthday, so you were always expecting it.
- The Admin Assignment – The administrative assistant is responsible for planning an office celebration for the person who is celebrating a birthday. This can be a success or a failure depending on how much of a party person your administrative assistant is. I’ve worked in offices where the admin looks at this as a tedious chore and does the bare minimum (i.e. orders a cake from the company cafeteria and passes around a lined piece of paper for everyone to sign because she forgot to buy a card), but I’ve also seen some really fun ideas. In a smaller office where my sister worked, the admin got to know a few fun things about each person and tailored each party to them in a special way. My sister’s boss was a big Bon Jovi fan, so the admin ordered a cardboard cutout of him and everyone posed next to it for a group picture. They ended up using that picture for their company’s holiday card!
As they say, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Since you end up spending a great deal of your time with your co-workers, it’s fun to enjoy a slice of cake with them as you mark another year on the calendar. And don’t forget the business birthday cards! It’s nice to be remembered by the people you spend most of your time with!
Sending out religious Christmas cards can be a gamble. When you are sending holiday cards for business it is usually best to be more generic and include everyone. “Season’s Greetings” and “Happy Holidays” are the sentiments normally sent out , especially for corporate cards. It is understandable, especially for businesses, that the sender would not want to offend any of their recipients.
But when it comes to personalized Christmas cards, I think most people are aware that Christmas is a religious holiday, and sending out a religious card is an acceptable way to recognize it. In fact, sending out a religious card, or at least one that actually mentions Christmas, is perfectly acceptable for those of you that want to share your holiday greetings with friends and family alike. If someone sends you a card for a holiday you don’t celebrate, it is not meant to insult, but rather to simply share the spirit of the season. Picture yourself receiving a card from someone wishing you a “Happy (insert holiday you don’t celebrate)”! Your reaction would probably be less “How dare they!” and more “That was nice of them to think of me.” So if you come across a lovely religious Christmas card that you would love to send and share, chances are the recipient will be happy to share the spirit in which it was sent.
Ordering Christmas cards used to give me a stomachache. There, I said it.
As an office manager for a small plumbing company, it should have been one of my more pleasant tasks, but it was not. It would remind me of all the tasks that would be coming my way, both at work, and at home. You know what I mean. It’s that snowball effect: if it’s time to order Christmas cards, then it’s time to think about updating the mailing list, shopping for gifts, and wrapping and cooking, and on and on.
I agree with my boss that sending out business Christmas cards is a great way to keep in touch with our customers, and let them know they are important to us. Easy for her to say, she just has to say “Isn’t it time to think about ordering cards?” And guess who does all the work?
Recently, when the Gallery Collection catalog came, I made a conscious decision that this year would be different. I made myself a cup of coffee and sat down with the beautiful catalog to pick out several design options. It was hard to narrow it down because when it comes to cards, the Gallery Collection catalog has so many options. They really are gorgeous cards and the best part is that I know when I place my order I will be receiving a quality product , and I can cross one thing off of my long to-do list!