Before you can place your corporate holiday card order for Christmas cards this year, you will need to ensure that you have your recipient list ready. Obviously this will give you an indication of how many holiday cards you will need to order and in turn help you use your budget to determine how much you can spend on the cards.
If you have a large company and many associates then this can be a very big task. Most businesses these days are able to print out a client and supplier list from their computer systems. These lists are helpful but they may not always be accurate and up to date. It is important to keep your database up-to-date with the correct names and addresses during the year to make things easier for you during the busy Christmas season.
Who to include on your Corporate Holiday Card List
There are many benefits to sending business Christmas cards. It is up to you who you want to include on your Christmas cards list. Following is a checklist on who you may need to send cards to:
- Prospective Clients
- Other Associates and Affiliates
- Employees and Co-workers
Things to remember when putting together your Christmas Card List:
This is very important. Ensure that you have the correct spelling of names and addresses. It is very disappointing to receive something addressed to you with the incorrect spelling especially if it is your name that has been spelt wrong.
Double-Check Your List
After you have your list ready get someone else to have a look over it and double-check it for any spelling errors and to ensure that everyone has been included on the list.
Depending on how strong or personal your relationship is with certain business associates it may be a good idea to send individual cards to some contacts rather than just one single card from your company to theirs. This will depend on your budget as well because you will need more cards. Keep this in mind when you determine the required corporate holiday card total quantity to order.
Order Extra Cards
Make sure you order extra cards to allow for errors and also just in case you have left someone on your list or get a last minute addition.
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