One of my most favorite parts of the holiday season is sending Christmas cards to all my customers, family and friends. The thing is when sending company Christmas cards there is a certain etiquette that must be followed. Not only do you want to share your well wishes but you also want to make a statement and be remembered.
My first rule is to get them out before anyone else. I want my card to stand out above the rest. Sometimes waiting too long means your well-meaning gesture get lost in the mix of every other card.
Although I celebrate Christmas, I want to avoid offending anyone. If I am unsure of their belief, I send Season’s Greetings or Happy Holiday verses instead of Merry Christmas.
The third rule of etiquette for sending company Christmas cards is to always, and I mean always, include your return address. Not only is it important for your recipient to have your address, it is important to know if one of your customers or potential customers has relocated. By adding your return address to the envelope, the post office will return the undeliverable card to you so you.
My last rule but of significant importance is to include a brief hand written note. This shows that you really care and that you believe in the personal touch.
Sending company Christmas cards is a great way to leave a lasting impression. Just be sure to make it a good impression by following certain rules of etiquette.
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.
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!
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!
For my family, we’ve always loved the meaning of Christmas. It is a true celebration of the giving spirit and caring for others. I truly believe that if we continued to hold the spirit of Christmas present in all of our minds, our world would be a much better place. When the time comes to select my Christmas cards to my closest friends and family, I always choose one with a message which resonates with my own family. It’s why I share my wishes for Christmas with Religious Cards.
The Nativity Ornament is such a gorgeous card. It is almost as if it is in 3D. The red ornament is displayed hanging from a decorated, lighted Christmas tree with a Nativity scene in the center showing the midnight sky above. The colors are vivid and framed in gold giving the recipient the option to remove the mounted photo to display in a frame.
This Christmas card shows the Peace Symbol of the dove holding an olive branch. The dove is flying through a stained glass window at Holy Sacrament Church in Paris. Not only is this card sticking to the religious theme but it is spreading the word of peace. With the state of the world and our country, there is no better time to spread the wishes of peace.
The Three Wise Men…Definitely making it clear that I am announcing the blessings of the season only with a more modern flair. They are bringing gifts to the new King through the desert with the bright star leading them. This is a guiding card with the wishes of a Merry Christmas written on the front.
I am proud to spread well wishes for a Merry Christmas to all with these special one of a kind Religious cards from The Gallery Collection
I love sending out Christmas cards. You are sending wishes for a happy holiday and a peaceful New Year. What could be more fun?
You have written your personal message and signed the cards with sincerity. Next, you stuffed and sealed all your envelopes and Oh no! It is that time…..time to hand write each of your 200 or more envelopes. The fun just drained out of the Christmas card merriment.
Take advantage of recipient addressing and this woe will not even enter the equation. You can have the Gallery Collection print your recipient addresses for you. All you need to do is submit your addresses in an Excel file and let them do the work. Life just got much easier.
Not only is there the benefit of making your life easier, but you can have your envelopes imprinted in the same color and font as your return address. I am all for uniformity. It looks neat and polished.
Every year with my card order, I need to order 50 extra envelopes. I tend to make spelling errors or because I am in a rush to get this job done, the envelopes look sloppy. I end up having to start over on a new envelope.
Take advantage of recipient addressing in order to ease the stress of the holiday season.
We’ve all been there. Fast forward, and it’s early November. The pressure is on because the Holiday season is right around the corner, and you need to pick a Holiday card to send out to your loyal customers! So, you choose a Gallery Collection Christmas Card, but you have yet to choose a greeting. Yikes!
You’re left scrambling because you want to pick the perfect one! After all, the greeting of your holiday card is extremely important. The greeting helps define your company’s wishes for the most important season of the year as well as all your well wishes for the New Year to come!
Luckily, it isn’t time just yet to panic. Let’s breakdown some options to get you ready for when the time truly comes. First, did you want to go with a short and sweet greeting? The “Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year” greeting would fit the bill! If you’ve like to say a little more, the Gallery Collection has an entire selection of longer, descriptive greetings that would work in that case too. Ones such as “Wishing You and Your family a wonderful holiday season and a healthy and peaceful New Year.” Are your recipients religious? There are also religious greetings such as “Joy to the World, let Earth receive her king!”
In the end, if you simply can’t find one that fits your needs, you also always have the option to write your own. The important thing is to find the greeting that you feel expresses your company’s morals and holiday wishes
It’s that time of year again! Christmas songs are on the radio, the brisk wind whips through your hair, and feeling of good tidings and cheer is in the air! It’s also time to send your employees and/or clients their annual Christmas cards! While your Real Estate office is all about finding the perfect place for your clients throughout the year, who says you can’t have silly fun during the holiday season?
If you visit the Gallery Collection, there are plenty of appropriate Real Estate related products including Real Estate Christmas Cards! With many of the Christmas Cards, you’ll be able to place your company’s name on the front of this card while also showing your love for Homes that are “for sale!” Choose from a number of available designs. Whichever card you choose, be it serious or silly, it’ll be sure to bring tidings of good cheer to the recipient of the Christmas card!
If it never came to your attention, the Gallery Collection offers industry specific holiday cards. There are quite a few industry categories available. There are construction, dental, doctor/healthcare, financial, legal, real estate, and trucking to name a few.
Sometimes, it is hard to choose from the regular holiday cards because they are all so beautiful, but in my opinion, having the industry specific cards should make choosing quite easier for those whose industry is available. This way, you and your customers can truly relate to your holiday cards.
The industry specific cards has designs with items that are used within the specific industry. These designs are extremely creative designs. For example, there is a holiday card for the construction industry that has a Christmas tree made of construction tools, and there is also a construction industry card with a Christmas sock filled with construction tools. There is a dental industry card with Christmas lights made of teeth, and there is also a dental industry card with snowmen smiling brightly with bright white teeth.
If you are interested in the industry specific holiday cards, be sure to check out those categories under the Christmas & Holiday cards section of the site. Have fun selecting your card!
It has become very easy to send Christmas cards with the invention of something called recipient addressing. The card company we have been using for the past few years has this option as a new offering and made it very easy to do. We upload our mailing list using a special document type they send us in Excel and they take care of the rest! We already have all the patients listed in alphabetical order for our files and billing purposes.
We pick the holiday card and the greeting we feel is appropriate for our customers. Then we have a few lines for the name of the dental practice as well as the names of the dentists and office staff. We pick the color ink, or a special foil to have it printed inside the card. Then the envelopes are printed with our return address on the back and the patients name and address on the front! It is amazing! No work there! All of our patients have commented when they come in for an appointment about our great Christmas cards, how beautiful and unique they are.
We tell others in the field about one of the benefits of sending holiday cards to your customers is they remember to call you to comment on the greeting card and then remember they also need to come for a visit as well. Tackled two birds with one stone…so to speak!