There are so many types of holiday cards these days. I thought I would send some cards that are specifically identified with my business. I found corporate holiday cards that represent your company are easier to find than I thought. I’ve been looking around for something fun! I’m a dentist and my company makes dental implants.
There are few cards that really represent the dental industry to begin with since no one really wants to go to the dentist, ever! That’s why we have such a bad reputation and people sometimes think we are sour pusses. But, in my part of the business we help people smile with pride and then they look really good! This pushed me on. I started an internet search and came up with the online store for the Gallery Collection.com.
Wow, some really good ideas popped up and made me and my whole staff chuckle. There were 11 different ones to choose from that were dentist related with tooth brushes and floss and lots of teeth across the card. We wanted something subtle, and only 2 designs really fit that desire. We got samples of both and we voted in the office to decide which one we would have printed with our names in gold foil! We really enjoyed the whole process of choosing a card. We then went on to have a pizza party during which we prepared the cards and put a stamp on every one for that truly personal touch!
Our jobs have become part of our culture. We spend most of ours days here, developing relationships with others from all walks of life. Many of us even develop friendships that exist outside of the work parameters. The companies that we work for, are aware of this. The better companies will offer extracurricular programs through their business in order to nurture these relationships.
A happy worker is often a good one. Corporate holidays and sending Business Holiday Cards are a great way to show appreciation for its workers. What do corporate holidays say about the company that you work for? First, the very existence of corporate holidays shows an appreciation of the group as a whole. It’s a way of saying that the cohesive efforts of everyone have been noticed, and a group reward is deserved. One outstanding company that I worked for, added an extra day to the current Christmas Holiday schedule. It was given via email one week before the Holiday Season.
It really was a gift, and each department was abuzz with excitement. The placement of this Holiday was at the end of the year, and it felt like the company was celebrating a year well done. Outside of money, appreciation is the most sought after reward that employees are after. If your company offers a corporate holidays, be thankful. You work for someone that goes above and beyond to appreciate you.
If it never came to your attention, the Gallery Collection offers industry specific holiday cards. There are quite a few industry categories available. There are construction, dental, doctor/healthcare, financial, legal, real estate, and trucking to name a few.
Sometimes, it is hard to choose from the regular holiday cards because they are all so beautiful, but in my opinion, having the industry specific cards should make choosing quite easier for those whose industry is available. This way, you and your customers can truly relate to your holiday cards.
The industry specific cards has designs with items that are used within the specific industry. These designs are extremely creative designs. For example, there is a holiday card for the construction industry that has a Christmas tree made of construction tools, and there is also a construction industry card with a Christmas sock filled with construction tools. There is a dental industry card with Christmas lights made of teeth, and there is also a dental industry card with snowmen smiling brightly with bright white teeth.
If you are interested in the industry specific holiday cards, be sure to check out those categories under the Christmas & Holiday cards section of the site. Have fun selecting your card!
Thanksgiving cards are often over looked by businesses and this is a mistake. Oftentimes companies focus all of their efforts on Holiday cards each year, but why not try a new approach? Thanksgiving cards can be a fresh way to engage your clients, business contacts, and vendors.
Thanksgiving cards are a great way to send your company’s thanks and show gratitude. Since it’s before the holiday rush, and near Black Friday, this is a great time to send coupons or promotions for your products and services. Use a corporate-appropriate Thanksgiving card to send out special offers to certain clients or to advertise upcoming sales or releases.
Sending Thanksgiving cards is also perfect because of the timing. It is a great time to send a card seeing as your recipients won’t have over-flowing mailboxes yet. Your thoughtful card will stand out for sure and won’t be as likely to get tossed.
Show your appreciation with a beautiful card like the Harvest Wreath on Door Thanksgiving Card. This card is elegant and also offers you the chance to personalize the front of it with a personal message or company name. If your client displays their card, you’ll be getting a nice bit of advertising as well. Now that’s something to be thankful about!
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.
I am sure you have been sending holiday cards for years, but I have an alternative that will make you stand out from the crowd. This year consider about sending out Calendar Cards.
You are giving yourself year round exposure by sending a calendar card customized with your logo and/or your company information. The recipients of these calendars will display them from January right through till the end of year leaving them with a constant reminder that you are there when they need you.
Another reason to send a calendar card is there functionality. Your customer will be able to look up dates to easily as their calendar is hanging right in front of them. They are the perfect size to keep in your purse or briefcase so you always have a calendar on hand.
My last reason to send calendar cards is to create and build customer loyalty. Your customer will no longer have to run to the yellow pages or the internet to find someone to suit their needs. Your company name will be hanging right there in front of them.
This year, mail calendar cards to your recipients to reap the rewards.
Finally making a choice between going with a dark or light stock Christmas cards this year can depend on many factors. What look are you going for and who are the recipients? Depending on the card and printing color, could you be sacrificing readability?
The Gallery Collection carries both types of card stocks in a wide array of styles. Light Christmas cards could be white or buff while dark stock cards can be black, dark brown, dark green, navy blue or a deep red. Additionally, many designs are offered in both light and dark stock options. So, how do you choose?
Think ahead—if you opt for a dark stock card know that your color printing options become limited to select foils only. If you plan to sign or write anything on the Holiday Cards you will need to purchase gel pens, which The Gallery Collection offers in gold and silver.
If you choose a light stock card, be wary of color conflicts there as well. Some might find silver on white card stock or the gold on buff card stock slightly harder to read. Ask for a complimentary sample of your printing color on your card stock choice to see if you like the way it looks together.
Mid to Late October is time to seriously think about sending Holiday cards to your clients to let them know how much you appreciate them for their loyalty. There is no question that sending greeting cards is a must, Holiday cards let your clients know that they are important to you and is the most cost effective way to thank them for their patronage.
Holiday cards for business are everywhere; some nicer and more appropriate than others, so research is a crucial. Keep in mind that we live in a melting pot in which people have different religious beliefs. Choose a non-denominational design with “Happy Holidays” or “Season’s Greetings” on the front of the greeting card. The things you are looking for are of course fine quality paper, classic design and a touch of foil makes a greeting card come to life. The envelope should also be of the finest quality paper and preferably be foil lined; this way you can start impressing as soon as the envelope flap is opened!
Once you have your selection you should have them personalized with your company name, after all it is a corporate holiday card; you can and should also hand sign. When sending personalized Holiday cards it is incredibly important to send the highest quality cards your budget will allow. The quality of your Holiday cards reflects your business so only choose the best. You promote your business by getting the word out so know that cards can be printed with your company name and your logo making a great impression with your clients you can even include a business card. Imagine your card being displayed in an office that has many visitors; you never know who will see your greeting card and make a decision about your company without meeting you.
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.
Personalizing or card imprinting onBusiness Holiday Cards is key in getting your company name out there to all of your customers, clients and vendors. But equally important is how its looks. Whether a company decides to add their logo or go with standard typesetting, it needs to look “nice.” It should be appropriately sized for the card, and color selection should complement the front of the card. For more conservative companies, black might be a better or safer choice. One-color printing looks more cohesive inside the card, the greeting should be the same color as the card personalization. A red foil greeting with the company name typeset in green foil does look “Christmas-y” but it also looks like the company name was thrown on the card as afterthought. If the front of the card is mostly red or green, choose either color for inside the cards; printing in blue ink for whatever reason creates a card that does not look professional or well designed.
When a logo is used for the card imprint, there may be corporate “Identity” standards that require that certain colors must be used when printing a logo. If these PMS or “branded” colors cannot be followed, a typical workaround involves printing the logo in black and occasionally in gold or silver foil. If a company logo appears on a holiday card in black, it probably does not mean they lack holiday spirit. They are probably following set guidelines as required by corporate mandate.
Whatever colors appear when you open your next holiday card, be thankful you received it; it indicates your business is much appreciated by the sender!