By now I am sure you know that sending Business Holiday Card is a great way to retain customer loyalty and solidify relations with new customers. I am sure you also know that choosing the best quality Business Holiday Card is of utmost importance as the card speaks volumes about your impeccable taste.
If you are going to go all out and do it right, the card is not the only place perfection is needed; remember the envelope is what the recipient sees first, so ok, it ends up in the trash but it is the first impression. Here are some ideas on how to make those envelopes pop with pride.
Always include your return address including your company name, think more exposure.
Address the envelope to the person intended then the company name and address especially if you are sending to a large company. If you are sending to a large group, address Business Holiday Card to the Manager/Supervisor then add something like “and crew” or “and staff” so no one will feel left out.
Have someone proof read the names and addresses so the recipient doesn’t get an envelope marked up by the post office.
If your handwriting isn’t the best, either find someone who can help or type on the envelope. Don’t use labels, really, this is so impersonal and no offense to those who do but it is tacky. Make sure your recipient knows you care enough to send the nicest Business Holiday Card possible.
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.
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!
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!
For my family, we’ve always loved the meaning of Christmas. It is a true celebration of the giving spirit and caring for others. I truly believe that if we continued to hold the spirit of Christmas present in all of our minds, our world would be a much better place. When the time comes to select my Christmas cards to my closest friends and family, I always choose one with a message which resonates with my own family. It’s why I share my wishes for Christmas with Religious Cards.
The Nativity Ornament is such a gorgeous card. It is almost as if it is in 3D. The red ornament is displayed hanging from a decorated, lighted Christmas tree with a Nativity scene in the center showing the midnight sky above. The colors are vivid and framed in gold giving the recipient the option to remove the mounted photo to display in a frame.
This Christmas card shows the Peace Symbol of the dove holding an olive branch. The dove is flying through a stained glass window at Holy Sacrament Church in Paris. Not only is this card sticking to the religious theme but it is spreading the word of peace. With the state of the world and our country, there is no better time to spread the wishes of peace.
The Three Wise Men…Definitely making it clear that I am announcing the blessings of the season only with a more modern flair. They are bringing gifts to the new King through the desert with the bright star leading them. This is a guiding card with the wishes of a Merry Christmas written on the front.
I am proud to spread well wishes for a Merry Christmas to all with these special one of a kind Religious cards from The Gallery Collection
I love sending out Christmas cards. You are sending wishes for a happy holiday and a peaceful New Year. What could be more fun?
You have written your personal message and signed the cards with sincerity. Next, you stuffed and sealed all your envelopes and Oh no! It is that time…..time to hand write each of your 200 or more envelopes. The fun just drained out of the Christmas card merriment.
Take advantage of recipient addressing and this woe will not even enter the equation. You can have the Gallery Collection print your recipient addresses for you. All you need to do is submit your addresses in an Excel file and let them do the work. Life just got much easier.
Not only is there the benefit of making your life easier, but you can have your envelopes imprinted in the same color and font as your return address. I am all for uniformity. It looks neat and polished.
Every year with my card order, I need to order 50 extra envelopes. I tend to make spelling errors or because I am in a rush to get this job done, the envelopes look sloppy. I end up having to start over on a new envelope.
Take advantage of recipient addressing in order to ease the stress of 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
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.
Have you ever been at a work Christmas party in the past and people you did not think would give you a Christmas card…end up giving you a Christmas card? How dare those terrible people do something nice that you did not expect! I have been in that situation before being a veteran of many, many Christmases over the years. Let me tell you this; I do not have that issue anymore. I purchased a Holiday Assortment Box and now I no longer have to fear the niceties of people.
Do not just stop there. You can get yourself a Birthday Assortment Box as well. Perfect for the office. You do not want to give the same card out to people as birthdays come along. It looks impersonal to do that. Get a box that has multiple choices so you can vary it up throughout the year. People will smile and you will smile in the back of your mind knowing that you cared enough to get that person to smile. There is this thing called karma and you want to be on the right side of it as much as you can. All in all these are two simple ways to make people happy and to get rid of the extra frustration that could creep up if you do not have cards handy.