Wreath Holiday Cards – A Traditional Symbol of the Season

Wreath Holiday Cards are more than just beautiful; the wreath’s circular shape represents eternity, no beginning and no end.

Symbolism of wreaths and the meaning has undergone quite a change over the years.  Now during the holiday season the wreath is used to adorn the front door of a home and has come to symbolize welcome for visitors and invited guests. And of course, there are Wreath Holiday Cards.

Wreaths have been used as symbolic icons as far back as ancient Greece and Rome. They were usually worn on the crown of the head, used to represent good health and life and to recognize royalty, the upper class, and athletic victories. Some early Europeans displayed evergreen wreaths in the hope that it would bring an earlier spring; evergreens symbolize strength as they last through the harshest winters.

Today, wreaths are made of many different materials such as dried flowers, twigs or pine cones and can be displayed all year long depending on what is used on the arrangement.  When used as a focal point on a Greeting Card, brightly colored leaves make a stunning design on a Thanksgiving card, a wreath of flowers on a Sympathy card is gracious and on the lighter side a wreath of playful icons on a Birthday card can be delightful.

Wreath Holiday Cards are probably the most popular because of the wreath’s rich history and the endless variety of material it could be made of. The Wreath Holiday Card is an easy choice for a Holiday card to send.

Should You Get Your Boss a Birthday Gift?

I have been working for over 40 years and I have never given my boss a birthday gift nor was I ever asked to chip in for a birthday gift for any boss nor did I ever witness anyone giving their boss a birthday gift!  There are many phrases that describe giving gifts to your boss but I will keep this clean and you can use your own imagination. I really do not think a boss should accept a gift from an employee unless it is a group which includes everyone on the team and it is a special occasion like retirement or promotion.

I am not anti-boss or cheap in any way but it is a bad precedence to set and once you start how will you stop if need be?  What if he already has what you gave him? What if he hates what you gave him? What if you insulted him with your gift?  What if he decides he is paying you too much?  What if he thinks he has to reciprocate with all of you? Yikes!

What I think is appropriate would be a humorous, light hearted Birthday card signed by all; no inside jokes or off color humor-just “Happy Birthday Boss and Many More” then sign your name. Don’t add any closing greeting like” Love” or “See ya later”.

Business Birthday Cards Show Your Customers You Care

Have you heard the saying – “If we don’t take care of our customers, someone else will”?  I think that says it all-customer retention is so important, it keeps a business thriving-sounds like a no brainer but many times over looked because we are so busy doing other things.

Let's Celebrate! Birthday Card

Sending Business Birthday cards is a smart way to keep one step ahead of the competition. In these hard economic times, sending a card is a cost effective way to let your customers know you are still in business and that you still appreciate their loyalty.  Business relationships are more than just emails and phone calls, people appreciate the thoughtfulness of a genuine greeting card that has been personalized and mailed to them.  You can be sure when your customer has a need, you will be the first company they think of.

Here are some great phrases to write on the inside of the card:

“We appreciate the confidence you have placed in us and we look forward to providing you with the best possible service into the future.”

‘’Our sincere thanks for your valued business. We appreciate having you as our customer and look forward to serving you again. “

“Thanks for placing your trust in us.”

Don’t forget the HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
These phrases work just as well in your Business Holiday cards; you are sending them, right?

Christmas Cards for Your Construction Company

If you want Christmas cards for your Construction Company you’ve come to the right place. I’ve ordered holiday cards for my husband’s construction company from Gallery Collection for years and have always been more than satisfied. We’ve had tons of compliments on them and it’s been pretty effortless to come back and order each year. They keep track of our previous orders so we don’t repeat ourselves and the quality and service have been consistently excellent. These cards are well worth the cost.


Circular Greetings Holiday Card
Circular Greetings Holiday Card – Design A6UJS

I was really excited when I looked online and found they have 54 designs specifically for the Constuction industry. They’re varied and there’s lots of excellent choices for the greeting inside. We can add our company name to the front of the card – something new for us and great for name recognition – and I can see what the card will look like on their website before ordering.

We’ve had such success staying in touch with previous customers with our Christmas cards and have gotten quite a few referrals out of it. I try to order early in the year to get the best discounts and then I over order so there are always extra cards available in the fall for mailing to new contacts – all potential customers!

There’s even a few cards where you can add a photo of the crew or a completed job you’re really proud of. It was surprisingly easy to upload a photo and preview several different cards. My husband liked having so many cards to pick from especially since they were all geared to his business. He considers it part of his advertising budget and thinks the cards are well worth the time and money to send. We’re sure they’ve been part of our building a successful business.

Top 5 Animal Holiday Cards

I thoroughly enjoy the Holidays, and picking out just the right holiday card seems to start it all off for me. After looking through this year’s extensive selection, I’ve decided to choose from the group of animal holiday cards. As a true animal lover these cards really represent me well, and I’m sure they’ll make all of my friends and family happy this holiday season! Here are my top 5 animal holiday cards!

Holiday Penguins Card
Holiday Penguins Card – Design 89FCW


  • Holiday Penguins (Design 89FCW) – Has an amusing glossy photo of three Emperor Penguins marching to the beat of their own collective drummer. It’s seasonal, humorous and totally delightful. Gold foil printing looks great on the black stock and complements the photo’s gold frame border.
  • Holiday Gathering (Design 78ECW) – They describe this as endearing & it is! Mama & Papa penguin are lovingly watching over their adorable, fluffy chicks. It’s just irresistible. This stock is white so you can print in either ink or foil.
  • Polar Bear Holiday (Design 81GCW) – White on white on white with little black noses. A captivating photo of mama & cubs bordered in gold. I really like the combination of gold printing on black stock. It’s rich and a bit unusual.
  • Holiday in the Park (Design H3ECW) – This is a charmer with a little flock of cheerful red cardinals surrounding a welcoming park bench and an old fashioned lamppost decorated with a holiday wreath. Makes you want to venture out for a nice winter walk.
  • Winter Parade (Design 72ECW) – I like the unexpected and you don’t usually think of wild mustangs when you think of holiday cards! Great action-packed winter scene and a definite stand-out.

Greeting Card Highlight – Season’s Greetings Cards

Whenever I’m looking for holiday cards by the Gallery Collection, I look exclusively at the Season’s Greetings cards. The site is easy to navigate because the categories are organized in such a way that all I want to see is done is one click. As a business owner I want to send my clients a non-denominational sentiment and Season’s Greetings fits the bill, but narrowing down my choice is getting harder every year since the beautiful designs keeps growing. Here are some of my favorites.

Snowy Forest Greetings Christmas Card
Snowy Forest Greetings Christmas Card – Design H1ZCS


Snowy Forest Greetings – I really like this card because the illustration is so serene but I wonder if my clients have seen too much snow this year. (Design H1ZCS)

Currier and Ives Four Seasons Montage – Great idea! A card depicting the four seasons by talented artists from Currier and Ives. (Design 73NCW)

Season’s Greetings Red Berries – Love this design! It would fit in with my client demographic, really stylish and will stand out among any other greeting cards. (Design 864CX)

Golden Snowfall Die-Cut Holiday Card – This die cut card would be a good choice because my company name will show through the front of the card and the design is really stunning. (Design 878CX)

Season’s Greetings Collection – This design can be personalized with what ever I want to write on the front of the card. And the design is truly eye-catching. (Design 55FJW)