My Favorite Religious Christmas Cards

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

Why You Should Take Advantage of Recipient Addressing

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. 

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

Real Estate Holiday Cards Your Clients Will Appreciate

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!

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.

Sending Holiday Cards to Those Who Have Recently Lost a Loved One

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.

How To Select Christmas Cards That Represent Your Business

We all want to show appreciation to our clients or customers during the holidays. A great and very affective way to do so is sending Christmas cards. Although you can get a positive response from sending holiday cards, you can also get a negative response if you send the wrong greeting cards. You as a business want cards and only cards that represent you in a good way. Here’s a few tips on how it is done.

I recommend sending greeting cards of high quality. Something with class that says we appreciate your business with us this year and want to show our appreciation. I mean cards at your local pharmacy are cheaper but yet flimsy and there’s not a lot of attention to detail going into designing them. I recommend something with good paper that feels strong and sturdy in your customer’s hand and is decorated beautifully. Also I’m just one who believes if your sending something like a greeting card or gift to a client it should be a representation of your company and what you stand for. Try The Gallery Collection’s many choices to choose from.

Don’t for one second think its a bright idea to play practical jokes or test your client’s sense of humor when sending your cards. I mean tis the season to be jolly is true and most of us are in good spirits this time of year, but you still should make sure your company’s reputation is priority. I suggest you only send cards that are tasteful and straight to the point. Please avoid anything that is not appropriate for all ages.

Lastly but certainly not least be aware of your clients religious beliefs. As we all know everyone doesn’t celebrate Christmas so we don’t want to offend anyone. I recommend being mindful of where your cards are being sent and what your sending. Try purchasing a variety box with all the holidays in it for this time of year. Also avoid writing Merry Christmas in all of them as your greeting. Try writing something more generic like Season’s Greetings or Happy Holidays. This is also a category somewhere like The Gallery Collection will come be of great assistance.

So in conclusion when selecting Christmas cards this year keep these steps in mind. High quality, tasteful, nothing inappropriate, and again last but not least be aware of your clients beliefs. Follow these tips and you’ll be a ok. Enjoy your holiday season!

CHOOSING AMAZING HOLIDAY CARDS WITH A “WOW” FACTOR

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!

What To Look For When Buying The Company Christmas Cards

Were you just asked to purchase holiday cards for your company? Whether you are a seasoned pro or you found this page from frantically googling for guidelines . . . Here are some ideas to get you moving.

Firstly, it’s important to be aware of you audience. Think of who will be receiving these cards. Are they religious? Mixed religions? Non-affiliated? What’s their age? Answering questions like these should help significantly condense your options, whether you’ve narrowed it down into a category of cards or have decided to get more generic (Holiday, Seasons Greetings, or Winter scene) cards.

Next, think about the intent of your company Holiday card—is it meant to gain customers or show thanks for their business? Then keep it polished, maybe use foil to create an elegant, sincere card. Are these festive cards for your employees or a close boss? These should boost morale, show appreciation, and perhaps be funny or casual.

Think of your budget—if you need hundreds of cards, buying in bulk could save you money. Also if you choose The Gallery Collection, you even have the freedom of customization. You quickly and easily create a holiday card, choosing from hundreds of card designs, dozens of greetings, or write your own!
No more excuses, it’s time to select your perfect company christmas cards!

What Should Go On My Business Christmas Card Envelopes?

You are sending out Christmas cards on behalf of your business this year. You’ve thought about everything except how in the world you are supposed to do the envelopes! Of course you know the basics: Recipient address, proper postage, and a return address?

Although it is not necessary to include a return address, should you? Will your recipient even open it because they might think it’s junk mail? While there is the advantage of curiosity, why not impress recipients as opposed to trick? Using your name will reinforce your company with your well wishes of Christmas cheer. Why wouldn’t you want that good press?

You can place your return address on the front or on the back flap of the envelope. Either is correct. Personally, I like the return address to be on the back flap in foil. It is an elegant statement that the recipient will see just before seeing your Christmas card. Everything sets the tone of your attempt to contact the customer, so do not overlook anything.

Consider using your logo with your company name for a sophisticated look. This little touch will make you stand out in a good way. It is impressive to use your company logo printed as opposed to on a stamp or a sticker. This shows forethought and care. Finishing touches? Consider sealing your envelope with a gold or silver seal. Stand out this holiday season by mailing your cards out early!