Happy Holidays! And, I’m here to tell you that it isn’t too late to send a calendar card. Instead of purchasing regular holiday cards, go with calendar cards! If you need some convincing, here are three reasons to go with calendar cards:
Calendar cards are useful: Unlike the ordinary holiday cards that get sent out and eventually thrown out, calendar cards can be used every single day for the entire year!
Year-long advertisement: Calendar cards allow your company to leave your business information at the bottom. Be sure to include your telephone number, address, website and an email address if possible. Your recipients will have your information right in front of them every day!
Designs are endless: Choose a standard calendar card design such as the “Four Seasons” card to represent the seasons throughout the year, or make the calendar more personal toward your business and upload your own photo. Choose a photo that shows off your business team or retail products. With calendar card designs, options can be endless.
In turn, calendar cards benefit your recipients as well. Not only do they receive a beautiful card from your business, but they also receive a free calendar that will surely come in handy.
Accuracy and precision are probably not the words that you expected to comprise part of the introductory sentence to a blog about penguin holiday cards, but they are at the heart of an inherent controversy over such Holiday cards. At first blush, penguins seem like a great, non-controversial addition to any holiday card. They are loving, exotic, impeccably dressed animals who typically reside in very cold weather environments. So, they should fit right in the North Pole scenes that commonly adorn holiday cards. But there’s one pesky, miniscule, infinitesimal problem that threatens to ruin the joy of the season for persnickety and discerning connoisseurs of all things holiday. Our penguin friends live on the other side of the world, which would either render these North Pole penguin scenes inaccurate or make for the world’s worst commute for those penguins.
Some will contend this inaccurate depiction of penguins residing and working at the North Pole is a foolish oversight by the cards’ conceivers. Despite the innate irony of such an assertion, a negative view of penguin holiday cards based on veracity misses the point of the season. Holiday cards are not historical documents, legal precedents, or binding contracts. They are meant purely for joy, and imagination, creativity, and wonder are all directly at the heart of joy. A factually incorrect holiday card that brings joy – send me one anytime.
People always think of sending Christmas photo cards of their kids and families during the holiday season, but they don’t put much thought about doing Holiday photo cards for their business. I say, “Why not?” Wouldn’t it be nice to see the faces of the people you talk to on the phone and conduct business with?
The holiday custom photo mount cards are a great way to share your holiday photo. There is a whole collection of these Christmas cards. You can select black, green, red, cream, blue or white card stock. They are available with gold or silver borders. Some of them offer messages below the photos such as “Merry Christmas”, “Happy Holidays” or even “Thank You”. There is even an option to fill the entire front of the Holiday card with your photo instead of having it framed. All you have to do is take your photo and then upload to the site. The process is simple. You just need to take the right photo!
If the custom photo cards aren’t quite what you are looking for, there are many other options to upload your photos. I love the idea of sending photo cards for business. Putting a face to the name that you deal with often makes it a touch more personal.
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.
For a small business owner, or even the CEO of a large company, it is very important to keep your customers interested and happy. An easy way to keep them happy and coming back for your continued business is by sending out holiday cards during the Christmas season. But don’t choose just any card. Pick a photo card, either using your own photo or one that is offered.
Here are three reasons why you should send out photo holiday cards to your customers or clients:
Show off your business to potential customers. By choosing the Christmas photo card option, you can upload your own business location photo and have it mounted onto the card. Show new customers what your corporation does.
A holiday card shows you care. Send out holiday cards to your committed customers who keep coming back for your business. Even a small gesture like this will show how much you appreciate them and will most likely have them coming back for your services.
A photo card is more personal than a generic card design. Having a specific and personal photo mounted onto your holiday card is adding a personal touch. Instead of settling for the generic designs offered, where many other businesses can choose the same design, you have created your own, unique Christmas card. This also shows your customers that you went the extra mile to personalize your holiday cards.
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!
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.