I love when it comes time to choose Christmas cards I really cannot want until the catalogs start pouring into the office. I realize this sounds nutty or as if I have nothing better to do, trust me, I have a very hectic schedule so the thought of losing myself in a Christmas card catalog is heavenly. I look forward to seeing the new designs that are introduced each year and wonder how the designers come up with them! One of my responsibilities is to order the Christmas cards for the company but first I have to select a few designs, order samples and present them to our executive team. Although the task seems simple, there are many things to consider. I first get a budget and the number of cards to be ordered so when I present the selection to the team I will have all of my facts. There are several things that are constant year after year like quality and the sentiment on the front of the card. For us it is Season’s Greetings or Happy Holidays so one design can be sent to all of our clients.
This year I noticed many of the cards sold are made from 30% post consumer waste recycled paper which is a plus for our company. I wasn’t totally sure what 30% post consumer waste meant so I Googled it and according to Wikipedia:
Post-consumer waste is material discarded after consumer use, such as old corrugated containers (OCC), old magazines, old newspapers (ONP), office paper, old telephone directories, and residential mixed paper (RMP).
To think that the papers I recycle at home become recycled paper Christmas cards is pretty cool!
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So in other words you are politcally correct (Season’s Greetings) and environmentally friendly (post consumer waste). What goes around comes aaround. Save the planet!!
That’s a lot of research for a card! But understandable its a representation of your company.
Whew… it sounds like a lot of work. I just hope that your budget was enough to purchase the cards your company really likes. I must admit that I too adore the holiday catalogs, its my favorite time of the year!
If you order from The Gallery Collection you don’t need samples. Believe me, every card I have ever ordered was top quality. The paper is nice and heavy – feels rich. They do a great job.
Wow. That does sound like alot of work. Catalogs are definitely fun to flip through. Also, being ecologically friendly is never a bad thing.