Happy Holidays! And, I’m here to tell you that it isn’t too late to send a calendar card. Instead of purchasing regular holiday cards, go with calendar cards! If you need some convincing, here are three reasons to go with calendar cards:
Calendar cards are useful: Unlike the ordinary holiday cards that get sent out and eventually thrown out, calendar cards can be used every single day for the entire year!
Year-long advertisement: Calendar cards allow your company to leave your business information at the bottom. Be sure to include your telephone number, address, website and an email address if possible. Your recipients will have your information right in front of them every day!
Designs are endless: Choose a standard calendar card design such as the “Four Seasons” card to represent the seasons throughout the year, or make the calendar more personal toward your business and upload your own photo. Choose a photo that shows off your business team or retail products. With calendar card designs, options can be endless.
In turn, calendar cards benefit your recipients as well. Not only do they receive a beautiful card from your business, but they also receive a free calendar that will surely come in handy.
If your company is working under budgetary constraints, not sending out holiday cards may seem like a no brainer. Why would you spend money on that, when there are so many other things that are needed to run a company? Inventory, supplies, salaries, to name a few. If you are trying to get the word out, you are likely spending money on some type of advertisement. If you run an ad in the local newspaper, you are likely putting out a good chunk of change. You have no guarantee that your customers or potential customers will even see it. So, is it necessary to send business Christmas cards? That is the question!
Sending Christmas cards may not seem like a very important task. However, when you think about it, it becomes clear that it is. Everyone wants to feel appreciated and thought of. The holidays are a cheerful time of year and a perfect time to remind people of how much they are appreciated. By sending Christmas cards you are letting your customers and clients know that you are thinking of them. Not just when they are utilizing your services, but for the rest of the year as well. Along with great service, these small measures are what keep customers coming back.
You may wonder how this would attract potential new business. Most offices that receive Christmas cards, hang them up on display. People are walking in and out and most likely will stop to look at the cards. When they do, they will see your company name, proudly printed on the inside. While spending a very nominal amount per greeting card, you have sent out an advertisement that will be seen by many.
Accuracy and precision are probably not the words that you expected to comprise part of the introductory sentence to a blog about penguin holiday cards, but they are at the heart of an inherent controversy over such Holiday cards. At first blush, penguins seem like a great, non-controversial addition to any holiday card. They are loving, exotic, impeccably dressed animals who typically reside in very cold weather environments. So, they should fit right in the North Pole scenes that commonly adorn holiday cards. But there’s one pesky, miniscule, infinitesimal problem that threatens to ruin the joy of the season for persnickety and discerning connoisseurs of all things holiday. Our penguin friends live on the other side of the world, which would either render these North Pole penguin scenes inaccurate or make for the world’s worst commute for those penguins.
Some will contend this inaccurate depiction of penguins residing and working at the North Pole is a foolish oversight by the cards’ conceivers. Despite the innate irony of such an assertion, a negative view of penguin holiday cards based on veracity misses the point of the season. Holiday cards are not historical documents, legal precedents, or binding contracts. They are meant purely for joy, and imagination, creativity, and wonder are all directly at the heart of joy. A factually incorrect holiday card that brings joy – send me one anytime.
As a large corporation, sending out holiday cards is a nice way to show employee appreciation. Although any holiday card would be a nice gesture to receive, there should be a lot of thought involved when choosing the perfect corporate holiday card.
If you are working for a large corporation, it is likely that not all of your employees celebrate Christmas, and you should take this into consideration. Instead of a business Christmas card that explicitly says “Merry Christmas”, you can opt for a non-denominational card that reads “Happy Holidays” or “Season’s Greetings”. You could also opt for the “Peace” cards which are always a crowd pleaser.
The business holiday card design you choose can be a reflection of your company. There are holiday cards that are elegant and classy, cute and cheeky, or picturesque and classic. From beautiful, snow-covered landscapes to a gang of cute cartoon penguins, there is sure to be a card that is the perfect fit for your company. You can also choose to use your own photo and create a custom card if you already have a vision of what you would like your cards to look like.
The holiday card design is equally as important as what is written on the inside of the card. As a corporation, you can take this opportunity to thank your employees for everything they have done over the past year. You can also wish them a happy holiday season on the company’s behalf. Adding signatures to your holiday card can be a nice way to give them a personal touch. You can choose to have your signatures added, or you can take the time to sign each card personally. Having your signatures printed on the holiday card can save you time if you’re planning on sending hundreds.
Don’t wait until December rolls around to start thinking about your annual holiday cards! Start your planning today. Taking the time to put thought into your cards is something that your employees are sure to appreciate this year.
By now I am sure you know that sending Business Holiday Card is a great way to retain customer loyalty and solidify relations with new customers. I am sure you also know that choosing the best quality Business Holiday Card is of utmost importance as the card speaks volumes about your impeccable taste.
If you are going to go all out and do it right, the card is not the only place perfection is needed; remember the envelope is what the recipient sees first, so ok, it ends up in the trash but it is the first impression. Here are some ideas on how to make those envelopes pop with pride.
Always include your return address including your company name, think more exposure.
Address the envelope to the person intended then the company name and address especially if you are sending to a large company. If you are sending to a large group, address Business Holiday Card to the Manager/Supervisor then add something like “and crew” or “and staff” so no one will feel left out.
Have someone proof read the names and addresses so the recipient doesn’t get an envelope marked up by the post office.
If your handwriting isn’t the best, either find someone who can help or type on the envelope. Don’t use labels, really, this is so impersonal and no offense to those who do but it is tacky. Make sure your recipient knows you care enough to send the nicest Business Holiday Card possible.
There are so many types of holiday cards these days. I thought I would send some cards that are specifically identified with my business. I found corporate holiday cards that represent your company are easier to find than I thought. I’ve been looking around for something fun! I’m a dentist and my company makes dental implants.
There are few cards that really represent the dental industry to begin with since no one really wants to go to the dentist, ever! That’s why we have such a bad reputation and people sometimes think we are sour pusses. But, in my part of the business we help people smile with pride and then they look really good! This pushed me on. I started an internet search and came up with the online store for the Gallery Collection.com.
Wow, some really good ideas popped up and made me and my whole staff chuckle. There were 11 different ones to choose from that were dentist related with tooth brushes and floss and lots of teeth across the card. We wanted something subtle, and only 2 designs really fit that desire. We got samples of both and we voted in the office to decide which one we would have printed with our names in gold foil! We really enjoyed the whole process of choosing a card. We then went on to have a pizza party during which we prepared the cards and put a stamp on every one for that truly personal touch!
Well-crafted holiday cards have the potential to provide a dual benefit to corporations, businesses, and organizations that send them to clients, employees, customers, patients, etc. The obvious dividend is in the authentic goodwill that these cards can engender as you truly thank your recipients for their support and trust in your organization over the past year. The second benefit is a direct offshoot of the first.
The appreciation that your recipients feel as a result of receiving a holiday card might, in turn, inspire them to continue to be associated with your organization and may even strengthen that bond resulting in more business, referrals, and solid loyalty. While a great advantage for any organization, this loyalty can only be achieved as described. It must be a direct offshoot of an authentic goodwill. If the holiday card is sent only with the intention of drumming up more business from your customers, it might not be as well received. Besides creating your holiday card within this mental framework of authenticity, you need to find the right balance on what to include in your clients’ card no matter how well-intentioned.
Our jobs have become part of our culture. We spend most of ours days here, developing relationships with others from all walks of life. Many of us even develop friendships that exist outside of the work parameters. The companies that we work for, are aware of this. The better companies will offer extracurricular programs through their business in order to nurture these relationships.
A happy worker is often a good one. Corporate holidays and sending Business Holiday Cards are a great way to show appreciation for its workers. What do corporate holidays say about the company that you work for? First, the very existence of corporate holidays shows an appreciation of the group as a whole. It’s a way of saying that the cohesive efforts of everyone have been noticed, and a group reward is deserved. One outstanding company that I worked for, added an extra day to the current Christmas Holiday schedule. It was given via email one week before the Holiday Season.
It really was a gift, and each department was abuzz with excitement. The placement of this Holiday was at the end of the year, and it felt like the company was celebrating a year well done. Outside of money, appreciation is the most sought after reward that employees are after. If your company offers a corporate holidays, be thankful. You work for someone that goes above and beyond to appreciate you.
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!
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