Even with the growth of digital communication, sending cards out for the holiday is a tradition that never goes out of style. It can also be a nice way to connect with business contacts throughout the Christmas season. However, sending cards professionally is not quite the same as sending them to friends and family, so make sure to follow the proper etiquette and guidelines.
Cards with photos on them might be ideal for your personal acquaintances, but avoid adding family photos for business. Instead, stick to a simple message in a festive font and consider a bright background color for increased aesthetic appeal. Add an extra touch of the holiday spirit by choosing eye-catching pearl white shimmer Christmas cards.
If the recipient is a client or business associate, send the card to his or her office. Do not send anything to the home address unless you are also connected on a personal level or spend time together socially. If you are sending to colleagues, however, mail the cards to their homes. Avoid handing anything out at the office; take the extra step of addressing the envelope and placing a stamp on it.
This might be an option for those folks from work lives past for whom you have no current physical contact info, but if at possible, send a hard copy. It adds a personal touch and will not be so easily discarded. It also keeps them from getting trapped in the spam folder.
Sending out Christmas cards can be a fantastic way to keep in touch with past clients as well as touch base with those currently in your professional circle and potential clients. It lets those with whom you do business know that they are important to you and can be a positive move towards building and strengthening relationships.
"This card came out beautifully. I was able to use the portions of the photos that I wanted as well as enhance several smaller photos to make a bolder statement. The card's paper quality was excellent. One suggestion, I like to write a short note on the back of the cards. Because of the black base color of the card it would be extra nice if Tinyprints offered the purchase of a gold gel pen with the order."
"I know I rely on Tinyprints to deliver a quality product on time that is also beautiful. I love that I can edit so much of the card unlike other companies."
"I loved the way the picture took up the whole card with cheerful overprinting of text. In combination with the animated expressions on my grandsons' faces, the text gave the perfect enthusiastic greeting."
"Card will touch your heart! Perfect Sentiment and the affirmations on the reverse side are reminders to make everyday count! I loved the card and most of the recipients either texted or e-mailed they loved it too! :)"
"I really like this card. It was easy to design, and it's very simple yet elegant. The paper quality is very good. I chose the matte finish and it came out great! The reason I gave print quality only 4 stars was because I received 2 envelopes that were printed on with addresses of people I don't even know. That's 2 less envelopes that I can use. Otherwise, I would absolutely order this card again!"