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.
People always think of sending Christmas photo cards of their kids and families during the holiday season, but they don’t put much thought about doing Holiday photo cards for their business. I say, “Why not?” Wouldn’t it be nice to see the faces of the people you talk to on the phone and conduct business with?
The holiday custom photo mount cards are a great way to share your holiday photo. There is a whole collection of these Christmas cards. You can select black, green, red, cream, blue or white card stock. They are available with gold or silver borders. Some of them offer messages below the photos such as “Merry Christmas”, “Happy Holidays” or even “Thank You”. There is even an option to fill the entire front of the Holiday card with your photo instead of having it framed. All you have to do is take your photo and then upload to the site. The process is simple. You just need to take the right photo!
If the custom photo cards aren’t quite what you are looking for, there are many other options to upload your photos. I love the idea of sending photo cards for business. Putting a face to the name that you deal with often makes it a touch more personal.
For a small business owner, or even the CEO of a large company, it is very important to keep your customers interested and happy. An easy way to keep them happy and coming back for your continued business is by sending out holiday cards during the Christmas season. But don’t choose just any card. Pick a photo card, either using your own photo or one that is offered.
Here are three reasons why you should send out photo holiday cards to your customers or clients:
Show off your business to potential customers. By choosing the Christmas photo card option, you can upload your own business location photo and have it mounted onto the card. Show new customers what your corporation does.
A holiday card shows you care. Send out holiday cards to your committed customers who keep coming back for your business. Even a small gesture like this will show how much you appreciate them and will most likely have them coming back for your services.
A photo card is more personal than a generic card design. Having a specific and personal photo mounted onto your holiday card is adding a personal touch. Instead of settling for the generic designs offered, where many other businesses can choose the same design, you have created your own, unique Christmas card. This also shows your customers that you went the extra mile to personalize your holiday cards.
This day and age, there’s so much more to Christmas card designs than your traditional Christmas tree or holiday ornament design. Why not add some fun into the cards you send out this year? Try adding a little humor to your Christmas cards, just for a different feel!
One way you can do this is by taking a funny Christmas photo card. Maybe you can make the family pose in funny way, or dress your dog up in a silly “ugly” Christmas sweater. Put reindeer antler headband on your cat! That will definitely make the recipient chuckle!
If you don’t want to send out a photo Christmas card, there are plenty of humorous options you can choose from. You can pick a funny Christmas card, that has a whimsical Holiday-themed cartoon in the front. You could also send a less comical type of Christmas card, with fun characters on it. Usually goofy animals make a great option!
Designs like these are light-hearted and whimsical, which adds a little humor to your Christmas cards. We could all use a little laughter, and this is a great way to do so around the Holidays!!
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!
It can seem complicated to create your own Business Christmas Photo Cards to send to clients and correspondents this holiday season. But, don’t be overwhelmed. Here’s how you can easily navigate The Gallery Collection’s vast selection of templates and design your own Holiday Card!
There are 100+ Christmas Photo Card design options available. Once you find a greeting card you like, simply follow the step-by-step instructions to upload your photo and customize your cards. You can always call a representative to help if you get stuck or have questions at 800-950-7064.
You’ll notice as you browse that some designs even have options to add your company name to the front of the card and all have the ability to edit the text inside. Make sure you take a photo you’re pleased with. Pay attention to every detail and think about how your photo will look with the template of your choosing. You can always get a physical proof of your greeting card for an additional charge if you feel hesitant.
Nervous about the time-frame? Once your photo is submitted, it only takes around 3 – 5 business days to produce before The Gallery Collection ships your Business Photo Card order! For such highly personalized and professional Christmas cards, you can’t beat that turn-around time—which even comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee!
So here I am in November, preparing to order my Christmas Cards to send to our clients. I’ve chosen the beautiful Glowing Holiday Forest Card (shown above) with customizations to include our logo in a luxurious Gold Foil.
While very satisfied with the choice of card and personalization, the final challenge I face is how to manage a timely, cost effective approach to mailing my Christmas cards! I just don’t have the spare time nor do I have staff with spare time to address, stuff, seal and apply postage to 1,550 greeting cards. What other alternatives are available to mail my Christmas cards?
My first thought is that I could perhaps hire a temporary from an agency to handle this but that’s costly and seems a bit ludicrous for what should be a one, max two day project! I then notice that the company I’m purchasing the greeting cards from gallerycollection.com offers a full mailing service to their customers at a very reasonable rate. They will address, fold, stuff, seal and mail all of my cards. I simply need to submit my list of client addresses. Well this certainly seems something worth considering.
Instructions were easy to follow, ordering has always been easy with Gallery Collection (have ordered from them before) and Voila! My Christmas cards were personalized, in envelopes, sealed and mailed in a timely fashion for all of our clients to have for the holidays. At one point, I did call customer service with a question and was assisted by one of the most courteous and helpful representatives I have ever dealt with.
How should I (or anyone!) mail their Christmas cards? Without a doubt, take advantage of ordering with a company that has beautiful greeting cards, great service and will manage “the whole package” for you!
You want to impress your boss, but boy is it a lot of pressure to make a decision for the whole company. Sure, it’s only a card. A card that will be given to every client, personal contact of your boss, as well as the whole company’s staff!
When you are faced with a decision that involves so many people, it can be daunting to try and figure out what single thing is going to please everyone. First thing’s first: Keep your priorities in check. Make sure you are solid on your budget (and make sure you are positive on the quantity!), time frame to get and deliver the cards, and always keep in mind the audience. While your boss’ opinion might take precedence over your own here, do not overlook the recipients. Who is the card addressing and therefore what should the right message be? Do they all celebrate the same holiday? Be considerate of these sensitivities but realize that ultimately if you know your boss wants a Christmas card sent out—despite any conflicts that could arise—the card you order better be Holly Jolly.
If you’re really not sure what your boss will like—ask! Come with specific questions that are not extremely limiting so you’re not screwed into trying to find a unicorn card. The idea is to get your boss’ input without annoying them or allowing them to form an ideal card (therefore bolstering their expectations). Ask things like if they wanted a certain theme or color scheme. This could be heavily revealing to the type of card they expect. Or ask whoever chose the company holiday card last year to gain some insight.
Once you have your criteria in mind, actually choosing a card should be much easier. You’ve already narrowed it down substantially from answering those few questions. So stay focused. It can be easy to be wowed by all the cards available to you. Keep checking in with what you know you need to buy and make the best decision you can. Don’t search with fear that you’ll get the wrong one. Search with the intention of finding the best Christmas card you can.
If you are overwhelmed by the idea of picking your Christmas cards, let alone what to say in them, you’ve come to the right place. Here are tips to help get you Ho-Ho-Holiday ready in no time.
You want to send out a card that is appropriate for your intended audience but that also matches your personality. The best place to find a huge range of high-quality Christmas cards is at The Gallery Collection. There hundreds of designs to choose from, so you are bound to find one – or a couple dozen – cards you really love. A helpful hint is that you can use the heart icon to save any designs you’re interested in. This way you can revisit the site days later and have them all saved in one place, making it easy to compare.
Now that you have your card’s cover figured out, you can select one of the dozens of greetings featured on The Gallery Collection. All of them are included and some even have snowflakes or a snowman! This makes figuring out what to say easy but still genuine and tailored to your tastes. If none of the many varying fonts and sentiments catch your eye – but all that browsing has you thinking up your own greeting – you always have the option of crafting your own words and choosing your own font (for an additional charge). You also must decide if you’d like ink (included) or foil (extra).
One to two lines of text come included under the greeting as well, making it easy to personalize your card and impress your recipients, without a hefty price-tag. If you’d rather use signatures instead of hand-signing your cards, you may also add this personal touch with ease (and a nominal fee).
There are so many ways to customize your Christmas cards on The Gallery Collection – you could even add text to the front of many cards or incorporate personal photos! So get looking and surprise yourself with how hassle-free and heartfelt your Christmas cards can be.
It can be a lot of pressure to create the perfect Christmas card each year—especially when your family decides to try a Christmas Photo card! Here are some helpful tips to capture the perfect image for the perfect cards!
-Pay attention to the size of the photo, as many Christmas Photo card creators require a minimum/maximum for you image specs.
-Be aware of your background. Give thought to where you want to take your photo. Don’t overlook a mess or a clashing color in the background.
-Take multiple shots! This way you have a few options to choose from, or you can even Photoshop everyone’s best picture together to create a masterpiece!
-Think of a unifying theme for your picture. Whether it’s clothing, colors, or a vibe, consider adhering to a specific theme as a group. Committing to a group theme might look more put-together or polished than if the photo is haphazard. You can control the direction of your Christmas Photo card with just a little forethought.
-Put it all together with the same attention to detail that you took the photo with. Make selections like the card stock, border of photo, and message inside. . .with the outside in mind. This will make the Christmas Card feel complete.