I know you may think I’m crazy, but by the time Labor Day rolls around, all I can think of is Christmas. Christmas shopping! Christmas decorations! Christmas trees! Christmas carolers! And most importantly, Christmas cards! It’s enough to make even the most relaxed of us turn visions of sugarplums into visions of that mean one, Mr. Grinch!
For those of us already mentally making our list and checking it twice, the act of sending business greeting cards is not strictly a Christmas ritual anymore. This is a relief for a number of reasons. First of all, as much as I’d love to make a point to send my best wishes to colleagues and clients, if I wait until December, I’m taking a gamble on whether those business greeting cards will ever make it to the mailbox! Secondly, if I wait until December, my Christmas cards are bound to get lost in the shuffle with all of the other business greeting cards being sent at the same time.
That’s why business Thanksgiving cards are a great alternative. Thanking those you’ve done business with a month before the norm allows your message to stand out when it’s received and allows you to cross one more task off your list before the end of November. It also saves you the trouble of choosing between Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or Season’s Greetings for the face of the design on your business greeting cards.
There is plenty to be thankful for as autumn and winter are coming upon us, and one of those things is the option of business Thanksgiving Cards!
Thanksgiving is the time of year that is traditionally known for giving thanks. Why not use this holiday as an opportunity to express your gratitude to your customers and clients by sending Corporate Thanksgiving Cards. Sending Thanksgiving cards to your business associates as a message of your goodwill and appreciation for their valued business is the perfect opportunity to convey the sentiment of the Thanksgiving season.
Sending business Thanksgiving cards also helps to minimize some of the frantic “festivities” of the season. Thanksgiving usually represents the start of the holiday season. Black Friday, the day after the holiday, is the biggest shopping day of the year. For me, the day after Thanksgiving signifies the start of the “race”…decorations need to be hung, presents need to be wrapped, and personalized Christmas cards need to be sent. To help eliminate some of the mad holiday rush, I have adopted a tradition of sending Thanksgiving cards both to my personal acquaintances as well as to my business associates. This practice has helped to alleviate some of the season’s stress by completing this task well before the season starts.
Sending Business Thanksgiving Cards also gets your wishes of gratitude and goodwill out there before all the other holiday cards start to arrive. Thanksgiving cards, sent out before the crowd, will make a lasting impression in the minds of your business associates.
Additionally, by sending business Thanksgiving cards you don’t have to worry about who celebrates what and if your message is appropriate. I used to spend a lot of time and effort to make sure that my holiday card was suitable for everyone. With Thanksgiving, this isn’t even a consideration – everyone celebrates Thanksgiving!
As the holidays approach, consider the “write” way to say thanks and send Thanksgiving cards as a way to extend your message of appreciation to your clients and customers.
Thanksgiving is a great time of year for my family. We have traditions that have lasted for as long as my sister and I can remember. When we think of the Thanksgiving season, we think of football, pumpkin picking, apple pie, the start of Christmas shopping, and Christmas card writing.
For many, this can also be a very hectic time of year with the preparation for Thanksgiving Day. Creating the guest list and the menu, preparing festive decorations for the home and for the dinner table, along with the actual cooking and baking for dinner can take hours out of the week. With all the hustle and bustle of getting my Thanksgiving dinner just right, the thought of sending or receiving Business Thanksgiving cards never even crossed my mind.
In the midst of last year’s holiday chaos, I received my first Thanksgiving card from the gym where I workout. I was shocked to receive a business greeting card from my gym, but very pleased nonetheless. I had only been working out there for a few months, so it was a nice gesture to send me a personalized Thanksgiving card. I remember thinking, “What a great idea!” Companies that send corporate greeting cards show their customers that they really do care and that their clients are more than just dollar signs. The fact that they sent it during the Thanksgiving season reminded me just what that day is all about – giving thanks.