Best Business Christmas Card Ideas: Messages and Designs

Christmas is coming. So is Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and the New Year too!  

Celebrate the holidays and build your business by sending greeting cards to your staff, customers, and professional associates. Read on to learn about business card message signatures and printed cards vs electronic email cards.

Business Christmas Card Ideas

Why Send Business Holiday Cards?

Sending Holiday greetings has become a tradition in most business industries.

It is a good idea to send Christmas cards during the holiday season. Corporate Christmas cards are a low-cost way to strengthen client, customer, and colleague relationships.

Also, business holiday cards can be used for marketing your services to prospects. Your card reminds prospective customers of your offerings and keeps your firm forefront in their minds.

How about sending them to all your employees and business network contacts. Expressing your gratitude for their hard work and support of your business goals will be appreciated by the recipients.

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays? How to Choose

Consider your audience. Are the majority of your customers and employees celebrating Christmas? If so, then opt for a Merry Christmas card. If not, go more generic with Happy Holidays or Seasons Greetings.

Don’t worry. Nowadays most people are understanding, and appreciative, of a seasonal greeting card – regardless of the verbiage.

Should You Send Printed Cards or Email ECards to Customers?

Please don’t be tempted to save money and send ecards to your clients.   Sure, digital holiday cards are easier and faster. They are not better than a beautifully printed, and personalized business holiday card.

It is a bad idea to send electronic or email cards. Every day business people get hundreds of emails. Your holiday message will be just another thing to delete from their inbox. Email messages lack the tactile pleasure of receiving beautifully printed personalized messages.

If your budget is limited, I recommend you sending only your top customers’ printed cards to save you money.

If that is out of your budget, then simply call them and wish them happy holidays.

Your associates will appreciate the time and effort you spent to wish them Season’s greetings, Happy Holidays, or Happy New Year.

Related:  Holiday marketing and promotion ideas for your small business 

Business holiday cards can be customized with both your company name and logo on the front cover.  Choose a bright, attractive design that’s appropriate for your clientele and type of business. You can even find industry-specific holiday cards. Search your favorite search engine for the term “Industry holiday cards,” and you’ll find a variety of companies that have cards for automotive businesses, landscaping businesses, real estate firms, accounting and a host of other industries.

Cheap Business Christmas Cards for Low Budgets

Low-cost cards can be beautiful. If you can’t afford custom cards, or only need a handful of cards, buy attractive, off-the-shelf cards. Handwrite a greeting, and sign the cards for a personal touch your clients will welcome.

Should You Send Printed Cards or Email ECards to Customers?

Please don’t be tempted to save money and send ecards to your clients.   Sure, digital holiday cards are easier and faster. They are not better.

It is a bad idea to send electronic or email cards. Every day business people get hundreds of emails. Your holiday message will be just another thing to delete from their inbox. Email messages lack the tactile pleasure of receiving beautifully printed personalized messages.

If your budget is limited, I recommend you sending only your top customers printed corporate holiday cards to save you money. If that is out of your budget, then simply call them and wish them happy holidays. Your associates will appreciate the time and effort you spent to wish them Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or Happy New Year.

Tips for Sending Business Holiday Cards

  1. Be First – Purchase and mail your cards early so that they will be the first to arrive. Your corporate holiday cards will be more appreciated and remembered than the 100th card of the season.
  2. Be Memorable – Select a card that is both beautiful and unique to stand out among the other company cards.
  3. Write a Personal Note – Take a moment to pen a quick note to make the card an extra special greeting. Recall a positive memory of the person. Or add your own sentiment.
  4. Add Your Business Cards – Slip in your business card. This makes it easy for the receiver to send you a holiday card or give you a call.
  5. Include Thanks – Send your appreciation for all their hard work, support and patronage this year.
  6. Double check your list – Review your mailing list to be sure that you have your customer’s most current address and that they are complete. All US addresses should have a zip code with the plus 4-digits for best deliverability.
  7. Add Holiday Stamps – For no additional cost, you can add a festive look to your card envelopes by using holiday postage stamps.

Calendar Holiday Cards for Business Clients

Calendar cards keep your business name displayed all year long. Customers appreciate the handy desktop calendar to keep track of their schedules. Perfect for sending New Years’ wishes.

This calendar card can be sent all year long to your homeowners and contracting customers. They can use it to track household maintenance appointments.

Thanksgiving Greeting Cards: Send Appreciation to Your Business Clients

The Thanksgiving holiday is a great time to send greeting cards to your clients and customers.

There are many smart reasons to do so, here are a few of the most important ones:

  • Thanksgiving cards let your customers know that you are thankful for their business; it’s all about the values and the ethic in your company and what your business stands for
  • It shows them that you appreciate their business, which will make them want to work with you again.
  • Thank you cards helps to build relationships and maintain your customer base
  • Sending thank you cards during the holiday season is a kind gesture that creates a positive emotional bond
  • Customers will feel appreciated and recognize your company as genuine
  • It is also an effective way to say thank you to people who do not buy much but support you with valuable referrals and recommendations
  • Holiday thank you cards are also a great way to stay at the top of mind with your customers and to begin building customer loyalty early on in the new year
  • Great opportunity to also let them know about new products or special offers that are upcoming in the New Year. Let them be among the first to know and offer them a special deal.

New Year Holiday Cards for Company Customers

Sending New Year’s greetings to clients and industry contacts is a fantastic approach to build goodwill, foster brand loyalty, and say thank you for their support this past year.

Studies have shown that people are more likely to do business with a company that regularly sends communication. In fact, sending New Year greetings is one of the three most effective ways of building lasting rapport and reaching out over multiple communication avenues. Also, it is a non-religious holiday, since everyone celebrates Happy New Year!

Customers like to do business with people they like, and one of the best ways to build a long-term relationship is through memorable greeting cards. My consulting clients looked forward to my unique and thoughtful Holiday cards every year. It was one of the most successful and inexpensive methods I used to create relationships on an annual basis.

Examples of Business Christmas Card Messages

Wondering, what to write in your business Christmas card to clients?

There are lots of ways to send your best wishes to your staff and customers. Here are 33 merry messages for your corporate holiday cards. Use these message example texts and add your signature. Voila, Your Holiday mailing is done!

  1. Best wishes for a happy new year filled with health, happiness, and spectacular success
  2. A World of Good Wishes. One of the real joys this holiday season is the opportunity to say thank you and wish you the very best for the new year
  3. Happy New Year. May you soar into the new year filled with health, happiness, and prosperity
  4. Best wishes for a happy holiday season and our sincere thanks for your loyalty and goodwill throughout the year
  5. Wintry Wishes. May this season bring you the gifts of peace, hope, and joy.
  6. You really nailed it this year, you made my holiday!
  7. I’m so thankful you work with me, no one does a better job.
  8. Wishing you a fantastic holiday season.
  9. Happy Christmas, I hope Santa brings you something wonderful!
  10. I want to thank you for your support this year and trust we will have a successful new year together.
  11. Thank you so much for your business in 2021!
  12. Warmest wishes from our family to yours this Christmas and always.
  13. Thank you for your patronage over the years.
  14. We are so thankful to have you as part of our family this Christmas.
  15. I hope Santa was good to you this year, Merry Christmas!
  16. Thanks for letting us be part of your company this year, we’re looking forward to next year too!
  17. Wishing you the merriest Christmas and happiest new year!
  18. Thanks for always being there for us, we’re looking forward to an incredible 2022 together.
  19. Thank you for letting me become part of your company this year; I am very proud to be a member of your team!
  20. Teamwork makes the dream work! Season’s greetings… thanks again for everything!
  21. I hope your Holiday is full of joy, peace, and love.
  22. We hope that you and your family have a joyous holiday season with our best wishes.
  23. Thank you for being such an important part of our lives these past few years! We hope you have a joyous holiday season, filled with love, light, and plenty of happiness.
  24. It’s the season of love, joy, and giving.
  25. We hope that this holiday season brings you happiness, joy, cheer, and plenty of good things in store.
  26. Wishing you the best this holiday season, Happy holidays! I’m looking forward to working with you again next year. Best wishes for a happy holiday season.
  27. I hope that your Christmas is filled with holiday cheer and all of your favorite things. May the New Year be filled with good fortune and happiness. I’m looking forward to continuing to serve you in 2022!
  28. Happ Holidays! I hope this holiday season is a joyful and blessed time for you and your family. May your company’s business and personal goals are fulfilled and all your Christmas wishes come true. Happy Holidays!
  29. It has been a pleasure working with you this year. Have a happy holiday season and we look forward to seeing you in 2022!
  30. We could not have accomplished everything we did this past year without your help, so thank you for all of your hard work.
  31. Ho-ho-ho, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. It seems like this year has gone by in a flash and now we’re looking forward to 2022. Thank you for all your hard work this year and I look forward to seeing what exciting adventures await us in the next year.
  32. I wish you all the happiness in the world this Holiday season.
  33. Thank you for being there when I needed someone most! Have a great holiday.

FAQ: Business Holiday Cards

Is it OK to put a business card in a Christmas card?

It is best not to include your business card in holiday greeting cards because it is a bad idea to use a holiday card for overly promotional purposes. Your card recipient may view your card as more of an ad than a genuinely warm greeting – defeating its intended purpose to build your business relationship. Instead, have your name and company brand printed onto the cards so they can identify who sent them the greeting card.

When should Christmas cards be sent to companies?

Christmas cards should be sent as early as possible. Sending your business Christmas cards first class post, in late November ensures that they will arrive on time, during the first week of December. You can mail cards within the US to national addresses as late as Dec 10th to arrive before Christmas Day December 25th. However, mailing early is preferable because many offices close early for Holiday vacations.

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