There’s a new trend among businesses this time of year, and that is sending cards at Thanksgiving rather than Christmas. Here’s why:
1. It’s a natural opportunity to say “Thanks for your business this year. We really appreciate you and we wish you a wonderful holiday season.” After all, where would you be without them?
2. Christmas is not the only holiday in December and some people celebrate something else, but everybody would respond warmly to a card of appreciation on the occasion of Thanksgiving. Just be genuine in your message and continue building those relationships.
3. And of course by sending your cards at Thanksgiving, you get onto your clients’ and customers’ radar before the onslaught of cards in December! You’re the first festive card in their mailbox and get that first impact of, “Wow, wasn’t that nice?”
Use an automated web-based service like SendOutCards.com that will let you import all your names and addresses to save all that time of addressing envelopes and signing cards. You can even have your own handwriting and signatures scanned and used for your cards so it looks like you sat there and wrote them all yourself.
To make your life even easier, they also offer a whole cornucopia of gifts that you can send along with your card, such as gourmet goodies like brownies, coffee and biscotti, gourmet nuts and candy, books, gifts for pets, babies, the home – and a wide selection of gift cards from vendors like Bed Bath & Beyond, Borders Books, Home Depot, Starbucks, Old Navy, American Express gift card, and several others.
Your gift-giving this season just got a LOT easier – and you don’t even have to go to the store. It’s so nice to be able to take care of tasks like card sending ahead of time so your holiday time is less stressed. At this time of year, that’s something to give thanks for!