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Everything You Need to Know About Business Christmas Cards

06/12/2017
author: Iwona Braun-Nowak
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Everything You Need to Know About Business Christmas Cards

Not only are Christmas cards a tradition, but sending a business Christmas card lets your client or customer know that they are important to you. And that’s important in terms of furthering a relationship.

However, as furthering a relationship is the goal, you don’t want to endanger that relationship by offending the recipient of your card.

It is not easy to send original wishes to the same clients or business partners for the next year in a row. And in English? Maybe your client does not care about Christmas at all? Check out our Christmas and New Year wishes for professionals in English.

Below are the examples of wishes:

  • May your Christmas be merry and happy and may the New Year bring all your plans to fruition!
  • We wish you all the joy and peace at Christmas and all the happiness and success in the New Year.
  • We wish you a peaceful and serene Christmas with your dearest ones and a happy and successful New Year!
  • We wish you a joyous Christmas and a New Year filled with prosperity!
  • With appreciation for your business and with warm wishes for a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
  • Merry Christmas! We are delighted to have you as our customer and look forward to continuing our cooperation.
  • May your Christmas be wrapped up with joy and filled with celebration for the New Year.
    Best wishes for Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with abundance and spectacular success!
  • It has been a great pleasure to support you in reaching your goals, and we look forward to contributing to your success in 2018. We wish you a peaceful and joyous Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Below are a few suggestions if your business partners don’t celebrate Christmas:

  • We wish you a happy and prosperous New Year!
  • Happy Holidays from everyone at [company name]. We hope you have a joyful holiday.
    Cheers to the New Year!
  • Wishing you a Happy Holiday season from the team at [company name].
  • It has been a great pleasure to support you in reaching your goals, and we look forward to contributing to your success in 2018. We wish you a Happy Holiday season and a prosperous New Year!
  • We would like to express our sincerest appreciation for the trust you have placed in us and best wishes for the holidays.
  • As we look back upon the past year, we would like to acknowledge those who have helped us shape our business. Thanks for a great year, and we wish you all the best as you embark on 2018.
We have also sourced some tips to help you send the best business Christmas cards this year (an article by Susan Ward)

What Kind of Business Christmas Cards Should You Send?

1. Send only cards of high quality.

Quality shows and the quality of the card reflects on the sender. Sending cheap Christmas cards will make you look cheap. Buy the best Christmas cards you can afford.

2. Send only business Christmas cards that are tasteful.

You may think the Christmas card with a naked Santa is hilarious, but this is not the time to try and find out whether your client has a sense of humor. Stick with traditional themes and messages to make the best impression.

3. Be aware of your clients’ religious beliefs.

Not everyone celebrates Christmas. If you know that a client or customer has different religious beliefs, choose and send a holiday card appropriate to the client’s beliefs, or choose and send a holiday card with a more generic holiday theme and message, such as “Happy Holidays” or “Season’s Greetings”.

How to Sign a Christmas Card

Besides signing your name inside the business Christmas card,handwrite a brief personal message. Don’t just write something such as “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas” above your signature; try to extend and personalize the message. For instance, you might write, “Hope 2018 is the best year ever for you and your family, Joe!” (Handwritten notes are also the most powerful follow-up after meetings with prospective clients/customers.)

Using a company stamp makes it convenient to put your business information on the inside of the business Christmas card. Place your company information below your signature.

If you don’t have a company stamp, include a business card with your Christmas card. Because your business card will quickly become separated from the Christmas card when the recipient opens it, it’s a good idea to print the name of your business below your signature as well.

How to Address the Business Christmas Card

Handwrite the address of the recipient on the card’s envelope. Using computer-generated labels is tacky and makes your business Christmas card look like a mass mailing. (If you have a lot of cards to send out, remember that you can get someone else to address the cards for you.)

Titles should always be used when addressing your cards. Address your business Christmas cards to “Mr. and Mrs. Ken Taylor”, not “Ken Taylor” or “Ken and Sarah Taylor”. Stick to titles rather than professional initials. For instance, if Ken Taylor is a doctor, the correct address is “Dr. Ken Taylor”, not “Ken Taylor, M.D.”.

If you’re sending your business Christmas card to a couple with different last names, the form of address should be “Mr. Allen Williams and Ms. Alice Smith” if the couple is married. If the couple is not married, their names should be written alphabetically on separate lines as in:

Ms. Alice Smith

Mr. Allen Williams

(Traditionally, the man’s name always comes first in an address unless his wife outranks him or if the couple is not married, her last name precedes his alphabetically.)

Sending Business Christmas Cards

Properly, business Christmas cards should be sent to the client’s business addressunless you know the person socially. If you are sending a card to a person’s home address, you should include the spouse’s name in the address.

The trick to sending Christmas cards is sending them in time to arrive during the holiday season. For cards that are being sent locally or nationally, December 15th is a convenient cut-off date for having your cards in the mail.

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