Send a card to clients during the festive holiday season to express gratitude and goodwill. Many businesses utilize holiday cards to say “thank you” and the personal touch can help build a bond with customers. It’s best to opt for a corporate Christmas card that represents the company, while avoiding designs that could cheapen the business’s reputation.
How to Choose Business Holiday Greeting Cards
Imprinted Christmas cards are an ideal option if there is an allocated budget. A good printer will have a graphic designer who can incorporate the company logo into the greeting card design. Think about what the company wants to convey with the card. Be sure to take a few examples of cards that show what style is preferred. As the cards are machine printed with the company name; it saves time and looks more professional.
Small businesses can pick up bulk attractive greeting cards and use a rubber stamp to quickly print the company name. For stylish holiday cards, the following factors should be considered:
- The weight of the card stock;
- The finish of the card stock;
- Special effects such as embossing or glitter; and
- The artwork design.
Online Custom Christmas Cards
Hallmark.com offers a personalized photo greeting card service where there is an option to add a photo and message, tell them where to send it (with an address book and reminder service.) Hallmark handles the stamping, addressing and mailing process on your chosen date. They have over a hundred and sixty greeting card designs that range from 99 cents to $5.99 per card.
Presentation Magazine has a custom card creator where a personal message can be added to a chosen card design. The personalized Christmas cards can be printed or sent as an email or web link. The designs vary in style with cartoon robins, wintry photographs and Christmas graphics.
If a free greeting card is preferred then Care2.com has hundreds of free Christmas e-cards that can be customized. Many of the designs are modern or cartoons, and they are split into the following categories: “featured” (editor’s picks), “Santa Claus,” “season’s greetings,” “international,” “elegant” and “add a photo.” The main design stays the same (apart from the photo cards) but a fun stamp, background and music can be chosen.
Interactive Christmas Cards for Business Clients
Eco2Greetings.com offers an eco-friendly solution for businesses that care about the environment. The site offers a range of professional business e-cards that enable personal signatures and company promotion. The customizable corporate e-cards offer scope for changing font type, wording, images and sound.
The company will also plant ten trees for free with each e-card (the cards will explain this to clients.) The corporate package lets the business send up to five thousand e-cards and costs $410 (or £250 for UK residents) and is best for large organizations who send more than a thousand cards each year.
Use the above suggestions for business Christmas cards that are attractive and yet suit the allocated budget. Cheap custom holiday cards can be found online to enable a business to say “thank you” to their customers. Choose interactive cards to stand out from the crowd whether it is a free Care2.com e-card or a tailored corporate e-card from Eco2Greetings.com.