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The Memories Of Christmas Cards

Christmas Card Memories

Growing up my grandmother treated Christmas cards like they were presents. She would use Scotch tape and hang them around the door casing between the living room and her kitchen. She would make a big to do over it with every card that came. And Christmas cards would start arriving before she thawed out the Thanksgiving turkey.

It was a daily ritual. The mail ran promptly between 10:45 and 11:00 a.m. She would be watching. When she saw the mail car stop, she would take off down the driveway to the mailbox. She would come back inside holding the envelopes close. Anybody within earshot had to listen to the wording of each card. She loved it when old friends and distant kin would go so far as to write a letter catching her up on their latest and greatest of their life happenings. She would read that out loud too, in its entirety.

Everybody would also have to admire the front of card. She would pass it around hand to hand, and no matter what it looked like, she would always say, “Now that is a beautiful Christmas card. I’m going to have to hang it.” Sometimes she would turn it around and ask it as question, “Is that not a beautiful card? Shouldn’t I hang it?”

She expected everybody to be as excited as she was and would ignore anybody who wasn’t. Not in a mean way, she would just pretend everybody was as enthusiastic as she was whether they actually were or not.

Sometimes she would draft one of her growing grandsons to help her hang the higher ones. She would add one card after another all along the perimeter of the doorway. By Christmas, the cards would have traveled across the top and down the other side creating an archway of sorts.

I think back to her now, anytime I receive a Christmas Cards by Charity Greeting Cards. I make a big to do over it. I read it aloud to the kids who do not know how much they will one day appreciate the way I tape all of the cards to the door frame between the living room and the kitchen.

Some people fear technology will soon replace the tradition of sending Christmas cards. I do not. There is no way to tape an email or a Facebook post. Besides, Christmas cards are like presents. They have the gift of memories hidden within their glitter and verse, reminders of voices and loved ones who have disappeared from our lives.


Best Christmas Cards For Customers

How to choose the best Christmas cards for your customers

If you run a business that usually sends Christmas cards to its customers every year, you will want to choose not only the most appropriate ones, but also those that are going to make them keep coming back.

This can be achieved by carefully choosing the Christmas cards you send, and making sure they deliver the appropriate message.

The message Christmas cards deliver — While you want to wish your customers the best holidays they could possibly have, you also want to remind them about your company. This is why the message inside the cards you send is so important.

Stay away from cards with a long printed message, and have your own message custom printed instead. Be sure to thank them for their custom, to wish them happy holidays and to mention you hope to see them again in the New Year.

This type of message shows them they are important to you, while also reminding them you would love to have their repeat custom whenever they need the services or products you sell.

Avoid religious cards — In most cases, you have no idea if your customers have any religious affiliations, or if their religious beliefs are completely the opposite to your own.

That is why, when sending Charity Greeting Cards www.charitygreetingcards.com.au to customers, it is best to avoid any cards with photographs or designs depicting religious events and with messages inside that are religious in nature.

Instead, choose snow scenes, designs of bells or holly, and Christmas cards with generic messages like ‘Happy Holidays’.

Humor is different everywhere — In most cases, it is best to avoid funny cards when sending them to customers you do not know personally.

Senses of humor vary widely not only in different countries, but in different areas of a country and in different people. That is why a card you may think is hilarious could be one a customer could find offensive.

Avoid humor in all Christmas cards sent to your customers, as you do not want to have your business perceived in a bad or negative light.

Write a personal message — Depending on how many customers you have, it can pay to write a personal message in each of the Christmas cards you send.

If you are looking at thousands of customers, however, pull the cards that will go to your top customers and write a personal message in those instead.

Personal messages to customers can be a huge help in getting their repeat custom, as few business owners actually take the time to do that.