Christmas And Holiday Cards “From All Of Us”

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!

Best Time To Send Your Business Christmas Cards

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! 

My Favorite Religious Christmas Cards

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

Why You Should Take Advantage of Recipient Addressing

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. 

Choosing The Right Greeting For Your Holiday Cards

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 Greeting For Your Holiday Cards

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.

Card Assortment Boxes Make Things Easy

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.

Why Should I Use Die-Cut Christmas Cards?

Ordering holiday cards for your business seems like a fairly simple thing to do until it comes down to choosing a design. You need a holiday card design that stands for your business. Having your company name on the front of the card is a great way to showcase your company along with an eye-catching holiday design.

Die-cut Christmas cards are the perfect way to display your name on the front of the card without actually printing your name on the front of the card. Die-cut Christmas cards have an elegant window cut out of the front of the card so that you can print the business.

Pablo Neruda said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. If that is the case, then die-cut Christmas cards are the windows to high quality business names and joyous holiday seasons. Everything looks nicer with windows. Picture your house. Now picture your house without any windows. It wouldn’t be nearly as beautiful.

By using a die-cut card design, your business name will be the steady foundation that unites the inside and cover design of your holiday cards. Clients, friends, and family alike will be awed by the warmth and professionalism of the holiday cards that they receive and forever associate that with your business.

Sending Holiday Cards to Those Who Have Recently Lost a Loved One

Whether you flip on the television and view countless holiday commercials, tune in to some Christmas carols on the radio, or attend a holiday party, the same message is constant.  People are selling, singing, or talking about positive, happy things during the holidays.  This is often very welcome, but it can actually be quite challenging to those who have recently lost a loved one.  The sadness and loss are painfully magnified in the light of others perceived utopian holiday festivities.  It can become a dreaded time of renewed or increased mourning.  If you know someone in such a situation, they might still very much appreciate a holiday card, but the greeting card must have the right tenor to achieve a positive effect.  The card must not be too positive in tone while concurrently not become a sympathy card either.  Writing a holiday card for such an audience is somewhat challenging, but when done correctly, can positively impact its recipient.  The following may be helpful when crafting your holiday card.

Don’t Ignore the Situation – As a friend or family member, you are aware of the struggle at this time of year.  It’s okay and actually welcome to acknowledge this fact in an easy, indirect way.  It lets your recipient know that you care about their situation without bringing them to the point of dragging up negative emotions.

Send Realistic Good Wishes for the Holidays – Aside from briefly acknowledging that your recipient might be having a difficult time, the rest of your card should be sensibly positive.  By sensibly positive, I mean your kind wishes should be things that are actually attainable this year.  It might not be prudent to say something like “I hope you have a happy, wonderful holiday season” because that likely will not happen this year.  Instead, wishes such as “I am looking forward to seeing you at Joe’s party on the 22nd” or “Hope Edna sends us some of her delicious fruitcake again this year” are achievable aspirations or goals that can potentially bring a smile to your recipient’s face.

How To Select Christmas Cards That Represent Your Business

We all want to show appreciation to our clients or customers during the holidays. A great and very affective way to do so is sending Christmas cards. Although you can get a positive response from sending holiday cards, you can also get a negative response if you send the wrong greeting cards. You as a business want cards and only cards that represent you in a good way. Here’s a few tips on how it is done.

I recommend sending greeting cards of high quality. Something with class that says we appreciate your business with us this year and want to show our appreciation. I mean cards at your local pharmacy are cheaper but yet flimsy and there’s not a lot of attention to detail going into designing them. I recommend something with good paper that feels strong and sturdy in your customer’s hand and is decorated beautifully. Also I’m just one who believes if your sending something like a greeting card or gift to a client it should be a representation of your company and what you stand for. Try The Gallery Collection’s many choices to choose from.

Don’t for one second think its a bright idea to play practical jokes or test your client’s sense of humor when sending your cards. I mean tis the season to be jolly is true and most of us are in good spirits this time of year, but you still should make sure your company’s reputation is priority. I suggest you only send cards that are tasteful and straight to the point. Please avoid anything that is not appropriate for all ages.

Lastly but certainly not least be aware of your clients religious beliefs. As we all know everyone doesn’t celebrate Christmas so we don’t want to offend anyone. I recommend being mindful of where your cards are being sent and what your sending. Try purchasing a variety box with all the holidays in it for this time of year. Also avoid writing Merry Christmas in all of them as your greeting. Try writing something more generic like Season’s Greetings or Happy Holidays. This is also a category somewhere like The Gallery Collection will come be of great assistance.

So in conclusion when selecting Christmas cards this year keep these steps in mind. High quality, tasteful, nothing inappropriate, and again last but not least be aware of your clients beliefs. Follow these tips and you’ll be a ok. Enjoy your holiday season!