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Wayne Brockway
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I'm wondering if anyone sends Christmas cards to their clients? Do you think it is appropriate or not.

Wayne...
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Absolutely appropriate in my book!

Not only is it good marketing, It let's them know how much you appreciate them and that you're thinking about them during the holiday season!


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Holiday cards might be more appropriate...
I live in a very multicutural region where Holiday cards might not offend some.

Food for thought,,,(Pass the turkey please!)
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I've sent Christmas Cards to customers several times over the years.

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We are planning on sending stuff out as well as for us it is all about building up relationships with the people we work with and keep our name fresh in the minds of prospects as well. We never try to do a hard sell with this at all and it is really just a nice simple card wishing Happy Holiday and a magical new year.

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Here is what my holiday card looks like this year:

http://www.lyndel.net/temporary_stuff/20......card.jpg


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I sent out over 500 postcard Christmas cards every year. (I am running late this year). I enjoy keeping contact with friends and clients. As a side bonus, I have always managed to get an order that more than pays for the cost of the cards.

BTW, the heck with political correctness. I sign them Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Enough is enough.

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Holiday cards are a thoughtful idea,
and good marketing as well.

My past clients are my future customers.

If not for them I would be living in a cardboard box.

I send them Holiday gifts.

Not just a “fortune telling fish” sandwiched in a card.
A well thought out personal but promotional style gift.

It’s expensive to send out a few hundred to these.
I also make that expense back in the first week of January.

My two-cents.

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Richard,
I don't get it... In my city, which has English and french as its two official langueages, the second most spoken language is Arabic. we also have a large African contingent that celebrates Kwanza.

Politically correct to send Holiday cards? You bet. How would you feel getting a whole raft of Hannukah cards for a celebration that means nothing to you.

There is a point where political correctness gets ridiculous, and another where it addresses the sensitivities of my client base. I prefer not to be insensitive to their uniqueness and I appreciate the fact that they respect mine.

Just my 2 cents worth
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Holiday cards, seasons greetings, happy cold freezing yer bum off cards, yes.
Merry Christmas...No.
First off...It wouldn't match my own beliefs, so although it would please all of you traditionalists who want the greeters in stores to say "Merry Christmas", it would make me grumpy.
Second- Why alienate those whom you have worked for that are not of the same exact viewpoint you are? This is a business, not a personal pulpit. If you only want to perform for those whom are of similar religeous background as yourself, more power to you.
And more business for me.
Of course, gospel magicians or for those who do a religeous show, or if you are sending cards to a church you worked at...Send Christmans cards. You have my respect and acceptance.

As a person of non Christian faith, I will say this. I appreciate the sentiment of a Christmas card. The fact that someone took time to think of me during an important time of the year does give me an appropriate warm fuzzy. At the same time, there is a feeling of awkwardness. If I sent a "Merry Spaghetti Monster Season" card (Assuming that I am a follower of the Giant Spaghetti Monster), I doubt that it would be as well received.
It is much more comfortable to receive a "Happy Holidays" message. It shows respect for the fact that I might have a differing view.
And it is appreciated.
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Oh...And Lyndel...I like yours. It shows your own personal fondness for Santa without foisting beliefs on others.
Fun and classy!
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LYNDEL

I love it! Great post card!
Ken
Wayne Brockway
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Lyndel,

Really COOL card!

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Lyndel
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Thanks for the kind words everyone!

It means a lot since I designed it myself in photoshop! Did ya notice that the face on the card and the face on my avatar are the same?


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Wayne Brockway
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Lyndel,

I did notice that your head was the same head that you wear in most of your photographs!

Thank you to everyone who has responded to my question. I'm off to the store to purchase some season greetings cards. Then next year I will have some custom cards put together.

Wayne...
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I am another traditionalist. It is the Christmas season, so I send Christmas cards.
I have never had a past client be offended by getting a card that says Merry Christmas.
I am a ventriloquist and magician, I also do gospel programs so some of my clients are churches, but I send Christmas cards to ALL my clients.
I won't go into my beliefs as I am sure most people around here know them, but I think the only client I didn't send one to was a Synagog (pardon my bad spelling) where I did some Bar Mitzvahs. Even I know that would be bad form. Smile
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