An Unlikely Testimonial For Holiday Cards

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It may seem strange, but I’m really looking forward to my employer’s holiday cards this year. Especially the Christmas selection.

In most workplaces getting Christmas cards from the boss is nice but hardly a cause for excitement. The sentiment is appreciated but… corporate Christmas cards are so often colorless and boring and a little cold. Why bother? I used to say take that money and put it in my paycheck!

That all changed last year when my company started getting their cards from the Gallery Collection. Design 822CX – Shimmering Skyline Card, was a real stunner of a card. An artist’s vision of a glimmering city skyline against a dark blue night sky, with windows glittering as if lit, and glistening snow swirling in the air. It was a card worthy of a frame.

So I started wondering which one my employer would send this year. If anyone had told me that corporate Christmas cards would ever be worthy of any kind of testimonial, I’m sure I would have laughed. But it’s no joke. Sending a card can be more than just an impersonal formality. If your boss chooses the right card, it can really add to the joy of the season.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Harriet R. July 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I agree that it is a good thing to receive a Christmas card from your employer. This gesture is even more appreciated when the card has a personal, handwritten greeting. It’s this kind of thoughtfulness that makes it possible for us to enjoy and share in the spirit of Christmas.

Phil H. August 3, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I agree with Harriet. I appreciate the effort of any card, but it really has a lot more meaning when something personal is written in it.

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