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.
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.
Your customers & clients are the bread and butter of your company. Valued vendors create a backbone of support and reliability. Successful companies know the value in winding down a rewarding year – and paving the way for the next – by sending quality New Year cards to everyone on their list.
New Year cards provide the opportunity to do 3 things; Thank your customers and vendors for the role they play in your business, Wish them a successful year ahead and, as an ‘end of the season’ gesture, you’ll also be leaving a fresh and lasting impression certain to translate into good will (and potential business) well into the new year.
A Happy New Year card acknowledges the on-going relationship – one of mutual benefit and shared success into the New Year and beyond. Sending a premium New Year card like those available at The Gallery Collection speaks volumes about how you see – and value – that relationship. It will be appreciated and remembered.
Choose from a wide variety of designs to fit the tone you want to present, from the classic look of Sparkling New Year to ‘New Years Eve’ bright and bold Prism . Celebrate with New Year Fireworks or toast the old and new with a little Bubbly.
Let the style suit your business and your taste but be sure you do take the time to send an end of the year reminder – and thank you – to your valued connections. It’s a gesture sure to have ongoing rewards.
Whether you flip on the television and view countless holiday commercials, tune in to some Christmas carols on the radio, or attend a holiday party, the same message is constant. People are selling, singing, or talking about positive, happy things during the holidays. This is often very welcome, but it can actually be quite challenging to those who have recently lost a loved one. The sadness and loss are painfully magnified in the light of others perceived utopian holiday festivities. It can become a dreaded time of renewed or increased mourning. If you know someone in such a situation, they might still very much appreciate a holiday card, but the greeting card must have the right tenor to achieve a positive effect. The card must not be too positive in tone while concurrently not become a sympathy card either. Writing a holiday card for such an audience is somewhat challenging, but when done correctly, can positively impact its recipient. The following may be helpful when crafting your holiday card.
Don’t Ignore the Situation – As a friend or family member, you are aware of the struggle at this time of year. It’s okay and actually welcome to acknowledge this fact in an easy, indirect way. It lets your recipient know that you care about their situation without bringing them to the point of dragging up negative emotions.
Send Realistic Good Wishes for the Holidays – Aside from briefly acknowledging that your recipient might be having a difficult time, the rest of your card should be sensibly positive. By sensibly positive, I mean your kind wishes should be things that are actually attainable this year. It might not be prudent to say something like “I hope you have a happy, wonderful holiday season” because that likely will not happen this year. Instead, wishes such as “I am looking forward to seeing you at Joe’s party on the 22nd” or “Hope Edna sends us some of her delicious fruitcake again this year” are achievable aspirations or goals that can potentially bring a smile to your recipient’s face.
Last year when we first started shopping for a holiday card, it was a little overwhelming with all the choices. At the same time, it was really enjoyable because there were so many beautiful cards to look at. The Elegant Holiday Surprise card was the one that stood out for me, but I was unsure I wanted to send a black card. After thinking about it for a few days, a memory came to me of seeing my grandmother’s album from the early 1900’s, containing black holiday cards handwritten in silver. I realized that styles do return! This helped me to be brave and go for it! We ordered the Christmas card which included our personalization imprinted inside the card and I also used a gold gel pen to write personal messages.
When our recipients received the Christmas cards, the response was amazing! One person said, “Wow, it’s the most stunning card I’ve ever seen!” Another said, “Wow, gorgeous card! Where did you get it?” Several times during the year, people commented how thoughtful our card was! We obviously made a lasting impression!
For me, the most unexpected wow factor is that the cards and envelopes are thoughtfully made from recycled materials! This year we are excited to shop for holiday cards! We anticipate that they will once again be enjoyed, remembered, and saved!
Sending Holiday cards to your customer, vendors and employees is a necessary for any business. The extra expense of these tokens of gratitude will prove worthwhile in the end. It is an advertising method that has been around for years with proven success.
Your customers and clients will appreciate that you are thinking of them during the holidays. It is a show of appreciate for their business and will inspire them to continue working with you in the future. Holiday cards show to your customers that their business is valued.
Vendors that you deal with daily or monthly basis will also see that they are on your mind when they receive their holiday cards. This could result in better discounts on future orders or maybe other perks such as free samples.
As for your personnel, any employee acknowledgement always leads to a more successful company. Happy employees make for a better bottom-line. The holiday season is the perfect time to thank them for all their hard work and effort. I suggest you mail these cards to their households. Getting a sign of gratitude such a holiday card mailed to their home will truly make them feel special.
When sending holiday cards for a business, the rules change slightly from when sending personal holiday cards. You might want to be sure you select a holiday card and greeting that reflects a broader range of your clientele. To keep it safe, I would suggest you select a holiday card and greeting wishing everyone Happy Holidays or Season’s Greetings. These greetings will be neutral and inoffensive. In the end, the goal is to extend a heartwarming gesture in the spirit of the season and avoid sending anything divisive.
Please take a look at my top 5 recommended greetings below:
One of the real joys of the Holiday Season is the opportunity to say Thank You and to wish you the very best for the New Year
During the Holiday Season more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible. And in the spirit we say, simply but sincerely Thank You and Best Wishes for the Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!
Best Wishes for Peace and Joy this Holiday Season and a New Year of Health, Happiness and Prosperity
Our entire organization joins in sending HOLIDAY GREETINGS with every good wish for the New Year!
Our Sincerest Thanks and Warmest Wishes for the Holiday Season and throughout the New year
I’ll let you in on a little secret. Sending calendar cards to everyone on my list instead of a regular old holiday card was one of those ‘why didn’t I do this sooner’ decisions. Let me tell you why I send calendar cards every year.
It started when I found a card I really loved on The Gallery Collection. I didn’t even notice it was a calendar card until I clicked on it and saw that it opened out to reveal a full 12 month calendar plus room for my company name, address, message – whatever I wanted to write. I thought this was the best thing I’d ever seen – a card and gift rolled into one.
The design was great, the months clear and easy to read – it was big enough to be useful but wouldn’t take up too much space – I was seriously wowed.
Now when I send my holiday cards I know they aren’t going to end up lost in a pile of others. And I know that I’m sending a holiday greeting that will last – literally – all year long, my company name on someone’s wall or desk for the next 12 months.
Calendar cards also show that the giver wanted to provide something of value – not just another card for the recycle bin but something as useful as it is beautiful.
And I love that I can have my phone number, web address and even my email address printed right on it – all of my contact info just a glance away all year long. You can’t beat that kind of advertising.
They have so many great calendar card designs to choose from, all the same high quality and value I’ve come to expect from The Gallery Collection. And for the same cost as a regular card I can truly send a gift that keeps on giving.
New Year, New You! Chances are you’ve probably heard this phrase uttered countless times throughout every month of January. Often, it’s said in reference to improving oneself whether through increasing your physical activity, learning a skill, becoming a better friend or family member, etc. It certainly is a worthwhile notion and one that should be taken seriously. The turning of the calendar to a new year marks the passage of time, which serves to highlight the fact that time is finite. Changes can’t be put off forever, and a new year can be the spark that ignites action. Despite the positivity of this exercise, not everyone is quick to embrace the idea even though it truly is a benefit to us all. For some, another year must feel like another chance to be disappointed, sad, or just another opportunity for more of the same unfulfilling ventures as last year. It is these people who can use a little encouragement or a little push to open their eyes to the possibility that something better can be attained and that stagnation is not a guarantee. This is a great reason why you should purchase New Year’s cards.
New Year’s cards are by nature optimistic affairs. It’s quite difficult to receive a New Year’s card and ignore its message of opportunity. Sending a New Year’s card, especially to those who really need one, is a simple but resonant way to both wish happiness to others while at the same time prodding them to achieve more of that contentment for themselves. That’s a pretty powerful duo, right?
Many debate about when the Holiday Season really starts because advertisements and products start showing up in stores during the second half of the year. The first big one is Christmas In July which has become a popular marketing technique for retail stores. Once September rolls around many Christmas and Holiday themed things start popping up in the stores along with all of the Halloween items. You may even see a holiday commercial or two on TV. After Halloween most people are ready to start enjoying the Christmas songs and start decorating.
Many families have a tradition of decorating their houses during the upcoming week of Thanksgiving. This is usually the time where you see most towns and storefronts go all out with decorations, lights and displays if they haven’t done so already. The Christmas tree lot in my town sets up shop and there is a Holiday festival during the week of Thanksgiving so that is the biggest sign to me that the holidays are here. The Christmas cards and products fill the shelves in the stores. The cold weather starts setting in and the temperatures get low enough for a first snow. The radio starts playing Christmas songs and the fireplaces are burning. That is when it begins to look a lot like Christmas!