Crafting The Perfect Business Holiday Card

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.

What Does Your Corporate Holiday Say About Your Company

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.

Best Time To Send Your Business Christmas Cards

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! 

Choosing The Right Greeting For Your Holiday Cards

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

Cards Made Specifically For Your Business

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!

Benefits of Sending Holiday Cards to Customers

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!      

A Corporate Game-Changer: Thanksgiving Cards

Thanksgiving cards are often over looked by businesses and this is a mistake. Oftentimes companies focus all of their efforts on Holiday cards each year, but why not try a new approach? Thanksgiving cards can be a fresh way to engage your clients, business contacts, and vendors.

Thanksgiving cards are a great way to send your company’s thanks and show gratitude. Since it’s before the holiday rush, and near Black Friday, this is a great time to send coupons or promotions for your products and services. Use a corporate-appropriate Thanksgiving card to send out special offers to certain clients or to advertise upcoming sales or releases.

Sending Thanksgiving cards is also perfect because of the timing. It is a great time to send a card seeing as your recipients won’t have over-flowing mailboxes yet. Your thoughtful card will stand out for sure and won’t be as likely to get tossed.

Show your appreciation with a beautiful card like the Harvest Wreath on Door Thanksgiving Card. This card is elegant and also offers you the chance to personalize the front of it with a personal message or company name. If your client displays their card, you’ll be getting a nice bit of advertising as well. Now that’s something to be thankful about!

Writing The Perfect Greeting For Your Holiday Cards

Writing the perfect custom greeting for your holiday cards should not be a difficult task.  Simply write a message expressing what you want to say.  The most important tip I can give you is to be truthful.  The second most important tip is to know your audience.  To play it safe, you could keep your greeting neutral by using “Season’s Greetings” or “Happy Holiday” over “Merry Christmas” – a common practice within a business environment.

It is not necessary to use your company name in the customization, but I always prefer to have my name front and center and then have my employees sign in the imprint area below the greeting. I also like to use keywords such as grateful or thankful to show appreciation for our relationship. 

Next, send a message directed towards the holiday season.  There are so many synonyms so I try to mix them up every year.  You can use “sending good cheer” or “wishes of peace and joy.” Another I use often is “wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season.” Then, I like to extend wishes of goodness for the upcoming year.  I’ve used phrases like “happy and successful,” but there are so many different wishes you could extend.  Others include safe, joyful, prosperous and healthy. 

Keep it simple and from the heart when writing the perfect custom greeting for your holiday cards.

Card Assortment Boxes Make Things Easy

Have you ever been at a work Christmas party in the past and people you did not think would give you a Christmas card…end up giving you a Christmas card?  How dare those terrible people do something nice that you did not expect!  I have been in that situation before being a veteran of many, many Christmases over the years.  Let me tell you this; I do not have that issue anymore.  I purchased a Holiday Assortment Box  and now I no longer have to fear the niceties of people.

Do not just stop there.  You can get yourself a Birthday Assortment Box as well.  Perfect for the office.  You do not want to give the same card out to people as birthdays come along.  It looks impersonal to do that.  Get a box that has multiple choices so you can vary it up throughout the year.  People will smile and you will smile in the back of your mind knowing that you cared enough to get that person to smile.  There is this thing called karma and you want to be on the right side of it as much as you can.  All in all these are two simple ways to make people happy and to get rid of the extra frustration that could creep up if you do not have cards handy.

Why Should I Use Die-Cut Christmas Cards?

Ordering holiday cards for your business seems like a fairly simple thing to do until it comes down to choosing a design. You need a holiday card design that stands for your business. Having your company name on the front of the card is a great way to showcase your company along with an eye-catching holiday design.

Die-cut Christmas cards are the perfect way to display your name on the front of the card without actually printing your name on the front of the card. Die-cut Christmas cards have an elegant window cut out of the front of the card so that you can print the business.

Pablo Neruda said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. If that is the case, then die-cut Christmas cards are the windows to high quality business names and joyous holiday seasons. Everything looks nicer with windows. Picture your house. Now picture your house without any windows. It wouldn’t be nearly as beautiful.

By using a die-cut card design, your business name will be the steady foundation that unites the inside and cover design of your holiday cards. Clients, friends, and family alike will be awed by the warmth and professionalism of the holiday cards that they receive and forever associate that with your business.