Thanksgiving is nearly here and that means holiday greeting cards should be arriving soon. If you don’t have a plan for your cards yet, it’s not too late! Here are 5 ideas you can use to make some memorable holiday greetings.
1. Let The Dog In
Do you have an office pet? Now’s your chance to dress him up like Santa, or Rudolph, or Frosty, or… all of them? Luckily, holiday pet costumes seem to be plentiful in the stores this year, so here’s your excuse to finally buy one. Can pet costumes be written off as a business expense? Hmmm…
2. Dress Up
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Bust out those ugly holiday sweaters and get a picture of your team wearing them. If you have an in-office competition for the ugliest sweater, you’ll be sure to get some interesting ones. It’ll bring a smile to the recipient’s face and it’ll be a lot of fun your team, too (or at least for the photographer).
3. Share Some Info
Take a quick survey at your office or share some milestones from the year in the form of a holiday infographic. You can use a tool like Piktochart to create the graphic and have it printed on greeting cards or even as a small poster. I’m not gonna lie, you’ll need to get started on this one pretty soon. Or see #5.
Add some holiday bling to your logo for your greeting cards. Our friends at Swiftly sent over a Thanksgiving-ified Batchbook logo that they made for us.
You might try a Christmas, Hanukkah or winter theme for your logo and make a cute card with that. If you just don’t have time to do it yourself, consider outsourcing the task to Swiftly or a local designer.
5. It’s Never Too Late
Just can’t squeeze it in before the end of the year? There’s always next year! Send New Year’s greetings instead for a change of pace. Direct Mail Manager has a fine selection of New Year’s cards that you can quickly customize and they will mail them for you. Thank me later.
But Wait, There’s More
This is just the latest in our holiday blog series. If you missed the previous ones, you should take a look. We also have our Procrastinator’s Guide to Holiday Promotions, which is full of ideas for your small business holidays. We’d love to hear how your holiday promotions are going. Are you stuck on anything? Let us know, we’re here to help! Also, if you dress your pet up in an embarrassing costume, we want to see those photos!