Although there are dozens of ways to say the same thing, not all greetings are created equal. Here are some tips on choosing the right greeting for any occasion.
your audience in mind. If your business plans on sending out
holiday cards, consider choosing a secular card and greeting. Keep in mind that
not all of your employees may celebrate Christmas. It is best to take a “happy
holidays” or “season’s greetings” approach, so all employees feel represented
and included. Religious greetings, such as greetings with scriptures or
references to God, should typically be limited to personal use or religious
groups, like a church organization.
your employees. Another popular choice for business greetings
is to take the time to acknowledge all of the hard work that your employees
have done for the company. These greetings can be used for multiple occasions,
including birthday, holiday, and anniversary cards. Of course, thank you cards
are the perfect opportunity to show your employees that you appreciate their
inclusive. Greetings that include the phrasing “from all of us”
give your cards a feeling of inclusion. These types of greetings are good to
use if you are planning on sending a card from a group, like the management of
a business, or from an entire family.
a graphic. If you want your card to have a cute, light-hearted
feel, you can choose a greeting that also includes a graphic. A happy birthday
card with a cartoon cake or a Christmas card with a happy snowman make for fun
greetings. Decorative lines underneath a greeting can give your card a chic and
sophisticated appearance. Along with the graphic, you can also play around with
the font styles. Script fonts are typically more formal, while printed fonts
are generally more informal and playful.
Although your greeting is important, don’t stress over
the abundance of options! If you’re spending time agonizing over whether to
wish someone “joy and happiness” vs. “good health and success” for their
birthday, just remember that whoever receives your card will appreciate the
gesture, no matter what wording you’ve chosen. And if you can’t decide on a
greeting that encompasses everything that you’re looking for, you can always
create your own!
Most people associate greeting cards with the Holidays. A business, wanting to reach out to associates and customers, will send out printed cards in the hopes that the recipients will remember the company fondly in the future.
But there is so much more to greeting cards. One of the best ways a company can maintain a positive relationship with its employees is to mark the special occasions in their lives. Birthdays are made a little more special with a birthday card from everyone in the office. Throw in a small token gift such as a scratch-off lottery card and it’s a great way to celebrate an employee’s special day. Similarly, sending an anniversary card to mark the anniversary of an employee joining the company sends the message that every employee is valued by the company.
The larger a business gets, however, the more difficult it can be to keep track of everyone’s special days. Add to that the hassle of getting a signature from the boss every time, and it’s not hard to understand why a company wouldn’t bother with it at all.
But there’s a solution for that.
Ordering birthday cards and anniversary cards printed with a few signatures and perhaps the company logo and keeping them on hand for when the moment arises is the perfect way to give employees that feeling of belonging to a company that is a family.
Step One: Find a greeting card (or cards) to match the tone of your office. There are cards for every corporate environment, with clean bold lines or whimsical designs.
Step Two: Choose a generic but sincere message that can be used for anyone in the office. If you want to create your own message, that can be an option too.
Step Three: Get the company logo and the signatures of the people in the office who always sign the cards. Send them to the The Gallery Collection and they’ll get printed on every card. No more chasing down the boss to sign a dozen cards at a time!
Step Four: Have your cards shipped to your office. Then they’re ready whenever you need them. A birthday/anniversary database kept up by an administrative assistant or the chairperson of a company “Sunshine Club” ensures that every card is delivered to every employee on time.
In this age of email and text messages, a value of a greeting card has risen exponentially.
Does it frustrate you that your Holiday Cards just get thrown out every year? No matter how soon you send them it just feels like you are delivering them to your recipient’s trashcan. While some people do save them year after year, many do not. If you want a more economical way to send Holiday cheer, try sending Calendar Cards this year. At The Gallery Collection, there is a wide variety of calendars so you will be hard-pressed to find one you don’t like!
Another reason to send Calendar Cards for the holidays is because it is an all-inclusive gesture for people who might not celebrate the same Holiday. You could even choose to create a Calendar Card using a personal photo, which could be an updated photo of your family for relatives! A Calendar Card is a thoughtful gift that isn’t too much but also feels like something substantial because it is so practical. When you order a Calendar Card from the Gallery Collection you are able to add up to 5 lines of custom text at the bottom, which is included in the price. This is a great way to add any sentiment you want, even including contact information (or hours of operation for your business if you are sending to clients).