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.
This year your company has settled on the idea of sending out religious Christmas cards to your clients, but now, you’re nervous about sending them out. Are they appropriate to send as a business?
First off, if your business is somehow affiliated with a church — then absolutely this is fine. Even if your recipients are not religious, it is completely fitting for you to use religious cards. Bottom Line: It is not offensive if your business outwardly represents or endorses religions that celebrate Christmas.
When it comes down to it, Christmas is a religious holiday. Although it has since strayed from that in the modern age, it is still founded in religious beliefs and ideals. If you know you want to send a “Christmas” card and not a “Happy Holidays” or “Season’s Greetings” card, then you’ve already made your choice. Taking it a step further and using a Christmas card with a nativity scene really isn’t that far of a leap.
If you do find yourself unsure, you may browse The Gallery Collection’s Religious Christmas Cards. They have a large selection of designs and greetings that vary in how solemn they are — some designs feature a stained glass depiction of a dove or a “A Christmas Blessing” message. Another option is to have the design less rigidly religious and include a more religious sentiment inside the card. Consider you recipients and your company to make the best choice for you.
As a large corporation, sending out holiday cards is a nice way to show employee appreciation. Although any holiday card would be a nice gesture to receive, there should be a lot of thought involved when choosing the perfect corporate holiday card.
If you are working for a large corporation, it is likely that not all of your employees celebrate Christmas, and you should take this into consideration. Instead of a business Christmas card that explicitly says “Merry Christmas”, you can opt for a non-denominational card that reads “Happy Holidays” or “Season’s Greetings”. You could also opt for the “Peace” cards which are always a crowd pleaser.
The business holiday card design you choose can be a reflection of your company. There are holiday cards that are elegant and classy, cute and cheeky, or picturesque and classic. From beautiful, snow-covered landscapes to a gang of cute cartoon penguins, there is sure to be a card that is the perfect fit for your company. You can also choose to use your own photo and create a custom card if you already have a vision of what you would like your cards to look like.
The holiday card design is equally as important as what is written on the inside of the card. As a corporation, you can take this opportunity to thank your employees for everything they have done over the past year. You can also wish them a happy holiday season on the company’s behalf. Adding signatures to your holiday card can be a nice way to give them a personal touch. You can choose to have your signatures added, or you can take the time to sign each card personally. Having your signatures printed on the holiday card can save you time if you’re planning on sending hundreds.
Don’t wait until December rolls around to start thinking about your annual holiday cards! Start your planning today. Taking the time to put thought into your cards is something that your employees are sure to appreciate this year.
One of my most favorite parts of the holiday season is sending Christmas cards to all my customers, family and friends. The thing is when sending company Christmas cards there is a certain etiquette that must be followed. Not only do you want to share your well wishes but you also want to make a statement and be remembered.
My first rule is to get them out before anyone else. I want my card to stand out above the rest. Sometimes waiting too long means your well-meaning gesture get lost in the mix of every other card.
Although I celebrate Christmas, I want to avoid offending anyone. If I am unsure of their belief, I send Season’s Greetings or Happy Holiday verses instead of Merry Christmas.
The third rule of etiquette for sending company Christmas cards is to always, and I mean always, include your return address. Not only is it important for your recipient to have your address, it is important to know if one of your customers or potential customers has relocated. By adding your return address to the envelope, the post office will return the undeliverable card to you so you.
My last rule but of significant importance is to include a brief hand written note. This shows that you really care and that you believe in the personal touch.
Sending company Christmas cards is a great way to leave a lasting impression. Just be sure to make it a good impression by following certain rules of etiquette.
You might not be aware, but the Gallery Collection has a specific category for “Christmas & Holiday Cards” that has a number of greeting card designs with “From All of Us” on the front of the card. Since we’re a warm and friendly group who like to individually sign the cards we send out, it seems appropriate to show our team spirit right up front and in your face. We think it’s in keeping with the spirit of the season.
Some of these festive designs have the added feature of printing our company name on the front and several have a window to the inside showing whatever is printed there. On a few, you’re able to customize the entire text with your own personal message.
The selection includes merry snowmen and chubby penguins, beautiful holiday ornaments of all sizes and colors, snowflakes, wreaths and one special group of Party Pets. There’s a choice of colorful designs with “Happy Holidays” or “Peace” or “Merry Christmas” or “Season’s Greetings” in classic, traditional fonts as well as funky, light hearted fonts.
See if you can’t create a unique and memorable card of your own to send this year. I’m sure you’ll make the holidays a more festive celebration for all those on your list!
Yes, we’re still in summer. However, the holidays will be upon us before you know it, and for most of us, it’s the most wonderful time of the year – unless you are unprepared. I’m sure your company has been flooded with important customers all year long. You are trying to find a way to send your appreciation for their business, your well wishes for the holiday season, and the New Year ahead!
If you head over to GalleryCollection.com, there is an entire selection of interesting holiday card designs. You pick out the design of the card you wish to have, you pick out the appropriate greeting, the appropriate imprint, the type of envelope, etc. Now comes the question of when the best time would be to send your business Christmas cards. We obviously don’t want to send them out in September or October, as that would be way too early!
Although some companies/businesses may send a generic “Seasons Greetings” cards at the end of November to honor Thanksgiving as well, most companies/businesses will set upon a specific date in early December to set out the holiday cards. Because there are most likely going to be a lot of cards to send out, you may want to send you company’s holiday cards in early December to reach your clients/co-workers/employees in mid-December. Whenever you send them, I’m sure your recipient will be filled with joy to get your message of love and hope for the holiday season!
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
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!
It has become very easy to send Christmas cards with the invention of something called recipient addressing. The card company we have been using for the past few years has this option as a new offering and made it very easy to do. We upload our mailing list using a special document type they send us in Excel and they take care of the rest! We already have all the patients listed in alphabetical order for our files and billing purposes.
We pick the holiday card and the greeting we feel is appropriate for our customers. Then we have a few lines for the name of the dental practice as well as the names of the dentists and office staff. We pick the color ink, or a special foil to have it printed inside the card. Then the envelopes are printed with our return address on the back and the patients name and address on the front! It is amazing! No work there! All of our patients have commented when they come in for an appointment about our great Christmas cards, how beautiful and unique they are.
We tell others in the field about one of the benefits of sending holiday cards to your customers is they remember to call you to comment on the greeting card and then remember they also need to come for a visit as well. Tackled two birds with one stone…so to speak!
Writing the perfect custom greeting for your holiday cards should not be a difficult task. Simply write a message expressing what you want to say. The most important tip I can give you is to be truthful. The second most important tip is to know your audience. To play it safe, you could keep your greeting neutral by using “Season’s Greetings” or “Happy Holiday” over “Merry Christmas” – a common practice within a business environment.
It is not necessary to use your company name in the customization, but I always prefer to have my name front and center and then have my employees sign in the imprint area below the greeting. I also like to use keywords such as grateful or thankful to show appreciation for our relationship.
Next, send a message directed towards the holiday season. There are so many synonyms so I try to mix them up every year. You can use “sending good cheer” or “wishes of peace and joy.” Another I use often is “wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season.” Then, I like to extend wishes of goodness for the upcoming year. I’ve used phrases like “happy and successful,” but there are so many different wishes you could extend. Others include safe, joyful, prosperous and healthy.
Keep it simple and from the heart when writing the perfect custom greeting for your holiday cards.