Custom greeting cards are perfect for every business. No matter what line of work you are in, you have at least 100 customers or clients that deserve a custom printed greeting card from you or your business. I have read some marketing facts that show it costs 10 times less to keep a current customer than it does to get a new one. This is the benefit of custom greeting cards. It also shows your appreciation to your current customers or clients in a very inexpensive way and it preserves your ongoing business relationships.
By the way, custom greeting cards are wonderful for personal use as well. The greeting cards are excellent for birthdays, holidays, or any special life occurrences. Custom greeting cards really touch the hearts of the people you send them out to. In our world of faceless electronic communication it has become very important that we reach our customers in a memorable way.
Whether I send out a single greeting card or a few, say for a holiday, I almost always receive emails and text messages thanking me for the greeting card I that sent. When I receive this kind of feedback I become more aware of the impact I created. One positive is that I have made someone smile and be happy, so I feel good too!
Another positive is that my greeting card has physically been opened and read, I wonder about emails we all send, sometimes it is just easier to hit “delete all”. There is no question in my mind that my card will be placed somewhere in their home or office, for quite a while.
How do you shop for greeting cards? When I was in the market for our yearly supply of birthday cards, I wasn’t exactly sure where to start. My predecessor would make trips to the local discount store to purchase greeting cards. No offense to her as she was doing the best she could, but the cards were always so flimsy and looked cheap. This was not how I thought our business should be represented.
The first thing I did was hit the internet. I went to multiple sites and requested catalogs. This was a great way to start. Most companies not only sent me a catalog but a sample of their greeting cards and sometimes even their envelopes. It was really helpful as I was able to compare the quality of greeting cards from each company.
Once I narrowed down my choice to The Gallery Collection, I hopped on their website to see their full line of greeting cards. It was so difficult to select one from all the beautiful designs. They were nice enough to send me samples of my 6 favorite. I then passed them along to my colleagues in the Human Resources Department for a vote. We have the perfect birthday cards that I am proud to send to our customers and staff.
Special occasions usually hold important places in our lives. They are times to celebrate, spend time with those you care about, and lead to many happy memories. Thoughtful gifts and greeting cards can become cherished items for years to come. Sometimes, though, it is tempting to live from one holiday, birthday, or anniversary to the next without paying much attention to the time in-between. If you think about it, that can actually seem like a terrible waste. The vast majority of our time is spent on regular days, which often get lost in the responsibilities of daily life. We may forget to take a look at who we really are and what and who really matter to us in the course of normal life.
However, there is no reason to merely exist and subsist and reserve true joy or meaningful interaction with others until a social event. Why not let those people you care about know it more often than not? A thoughtful way to express yourself is by simply giving a greeting card. The act of selecting, possibly writing, and signing a greeting card doesn’t take much time or effort, but it has the capacity to resonate with someone. I can’t remember a time when I received a greeting card and was disappointed. Everyday Cards aren’t only reserved for special occasions. They can be given for everyday events like wishing a child well on their test at school, thanking a parent for their insightful advice, or congratulating a co-worker on putting out that pesky popcorn inferno you ignited in the break room microwave. Everyday cards should be used every day. If you have something to say, feel free to say it with a greeting card.
You probably haven’t received a Thank You card in a while. Is it because they seem passé? Sure feels like it, but in today’s hustle bustle, it is more important than ever to use Thank You cards as a way of acknowledging your appreciation. For example, the elusive client meeting you finally landed. Sure you may have taken the client out to lunch and sent a “thanks for meeting with me” email, but a Thank You card is a way to get noticed and stand out from the rest. Don’t miss the opportunity to get customers thinking positively about you and your business.
Thank You cards also work great for your suppliers or vendors as well. Have any of them gone out of their way to meet a deadline for you? If so, keep the good relations going with a Thank You card.
Thank You cards are great for giving internal kudos to those who deserve it. You obviously don’t want to send a card every time someone does their job right, but you do want to recognize those employees who go above and beyond.
Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish yourself as a company or a person in the corporate world, but using Thank You cards at appropriate times will really set you apart from the pack.
Yes, you read that right! You should give Greeting Card Assortment Boxes as gifts this year! Before you dismiss the idea, keep reading. I’m here to tell you why almost anyone in your life could not only use a Greeting Card Assortment Box, but they will also love having one on hand. The following are some examples.
If you know someone who owns their own business, they could use the thoughtful gift of the Fine Art Note Card Assortment. These blank cards with museum art masterpieces on the cover could be useful in any situation, whether they’re congratulating an employee’s work anniversary or following up with a client.
If you know a student, a graduate job searching, or a young professional, you better believe that they absolutely need quality Thank You cards on hand. The Thank You Assortment Box from The Gallery Collection will help them standout in a distinguished way when thanking professors, potential employers, or prospective clients.
Greeting cards aren’t just for holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions anymore. Greeting cards are a great way to keep in touch with business connections, employees, family, and friends. Receiving a card wishing you and your family happy holidays is heartwarming. Receiving a birthday card shows someone is paying attention. Receiving cards for other momentous occasions such an anniversary card or retirement card are touching.
But receiving a card just because someone is thinking of you or missing you truly leaves you with a feeling that someone cares and is thinking about you. There are many options of blank any purpose greeting cards or thinking of you cards that hit just the right note. These are perfect in instances where maybe you have a customer that you haven’t heard from in a while. You can put your personal note just reminding them you are there to help with their needs.
Another great option are note cards. With note cards, you can send a simple note just letting your employees know that you recognize their hard work and appreciate them. Sometimes the small gesture of a greeting card acknowledging someone’s loyalty is all it takes to inspire their dedication.
The workplace can sometimes be a not-so-personal place. Do you know your co-workers’ last names, where they live, or even their birthdays? Last minute occasions seem to pop-up all too often in the office. Be sure to keep an all-occasion assortment box of greeting cards on hand. Here are a few instances that might happen spur of the moment in your office:
The last minute birthday: Discussing birthdays with your co-workers does not seem like a common conversation to have. Because of this, birthdays seem to pop up last minute all the time. On this instance, head over to the all-occasion assortment box and pick out an appropriate birthday card to have the office sign.
A sudden tragic event: There is no predicting when something tragic happens. A sympathy card can really help out in an instance like this one. Have the office send their condolences using a sympathy card from the assortment box.
A surprise anniversary: Just like birthdays, anniversaries are not something commonly known until the day of. Offer your congratulations through an anniversary card!
A case of the common cold: You have noticed that one of your co-workers has not shown up today, and later find out that they have come down with a cold. Send out a Get Well card or a Fine Note card where the office can write their own personal message.
With the all-occasion assortment box, your office will never miss any of the important occasions that pop up unannounced.
OMG I can’t tell you how many times having a greeting card assortment box has saved my life. OK, that’s an exaggeration, but having it is amazing.
You know how tired you are at the end of the day and you just want to go home and flop down in a chair and chill? Well, imagine that and then remembering that you have a birthday at work the next day and there is no way you can drag yourself out to the store. Having a greeting card assortment box means all you have to do is probably open a drawer or closet in your own home and choose a card, without ever having to leave the house. And an assortment box of cards doesn’t only come in handy at home; I have a box in my desk at work too. That way, my office crew is prepared for any situation.
Not to mention, it’s an assortment box, so you have some of everything. I know I’ve often times used the “Thinking of You” card when I’ve heard some news about a friend or former neighbor and you really just want to brighten their day. It’s just a little something, but just enough to cheer someone up.
What a perfect solution to having everything you need at your fingertips – any time of the day or night. A greeting card assortment box answers all your needs and can most likely get you through more than a year of events – planned and unplanned.
I have a pet peeve. I really get annoyed when I go to a store to make a purchase and the clerk acts like I’m not even there! No eye contact. No “how are you today?” Not even a thank you. It really leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I’m also not fond of not receiving thank you cards. Is it too much to ask? Has saying thank you become passé?
Don’t get me wrong. There are plenty of people that haven’t forgotten the old ways. I do run into people that say thank you and I do get thank you cards from some. But all too often we take manners for granted and do not realize the importance they hold in our lives.
Being in customer service, I am on the phone and interacting with our customers daily. In order to assure them that I appreciate their order and the opportunity to serve them, I must convey with my voice. I do this by smiling and being helpful. No, it can’t be seen, but they can hear in my voice that I truly care. When I am dealing with an individual on a more personal level, I convey my thanks not only in person, when I can, but I follow it up with a thank you card.
Whenever I purchase my all occasion cards, I make sure that they include thank you cards. When the occasion arises, I have it at the ready. Whether in business or personally, and under appreciated person is an unhappy person. Either way, it’s a recipe for disaster. I don’t want to be the person responsible for that!
Last year, I opened up a pet store in my neighborhood. I never did anything like this before; I’m really just a computer geek with a soft spot for animals. I woke up one day and something told me to just do it, so I did. It took a lot of time, effort and many sleepless nights but now I am proud to say, I am a pet store owner. As a pet store owner, I have become very close to my customers and feel like they are a part of my extended family. I would email them thank you, holiday and even pet birthday cards, but I felt that the e-cards were too impersonal. One day, I went on Google and looked for some card companies and I am glad that I found the Gallery Collection for my All Occasion cards.
I called them and ordered cards for my pet store. I chose assorted greeting cards to celebrate the pet stores one year anniversary, and to also have cards to thank my clients, and much more. I had some apprehension but the lady on the phone was so friendly, patient and helpful that I felt like I was standing right in front of her. She asked me what I was looking for, took it step by step and explained everything to me. I ordered cards for my employees and my customers as well. The cards were like a thank you for being a loyal customer. The lady on the phone completely understood what I was trying to do, and eased my apprehension by assuring me that the Gallery Collection would make it work. And it did!