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A Way To Get Around "Holiday" Cards...

When I lived in Japan, I learned the cultural significance of New Year's greeting cards.  People busy themselves in December preparing their New Year's cards to send out the week after Christmas(well, 12/25 to them, as they don't do too much in the way of celebrating Christmas).  Some people send home made cards, but others are store bought, and adorned with additional stickers and ink stamps.  The ones I've seen measure about 4.25" x 6".  

 

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I always figured that, in a pinch, if I didn't get my Christmas holiday cards out in time, that I could just send New Year's cards.  What a wonderful, non-denominational way to make contact with clients, friends and family.

This year, however, I was on the ball and sent out my holiday cards already.  I even hand-wrote all of the addresses, just as business etiquette dictates.  But my wrist is killing me!  



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Comment balloon 9 commentsLisa Bosques • December 16 2007 06:51PM

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I actually bought my cards last year after the season for 85% off.  So this year I have a ton to get out.
Posted by Adam Brett, The Adam and Eric Group, Fullerton's Finest (The Adam and Eric Group) over 9 years ago
Adam - I do the same exact thing!  That way I can buy the very nice, foil embossed cards and not break the bank...but if I can't find my cheap cards after Christmas this year, it's New Year's cards in 2009!
Posted by Lisa Bosques over 9 years ago

If you want to stand out from the crowd you want to send your cards when everyone else is not sending them.  Like St. Pat's day or the like.  It seems like everyone this year sent out Thanksgiving cards.  

The down side to this approach is, you still need to send out "traditional" holiday cards as well.  Two times you will get wrist pain!

Posted by Jon Sigler, CT Loan Officer 860-306-8029 (Citizens Bank, NMLS#119288) over 9 years ago
We should stay in touch with SOI every month.  December is just easier to cover.
Posted by Vicky Poe, Realtor/ Auctioneer (Good Ole Rocky Top) over 9 years ago

It's an interesting concept and thanks for sharing it.  I think it will definitely make you stqand out from the crowd.

 

Posted by Terry Iwaniw, Realtor - S NJ (Avalar Atlantic Properties) over 9 years ago
Lisa- Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from Sunny Central Florida. Oops, I should have hand written it. No matter, have a great Holiday.
Posted by Mark Horan, "The Resident Chef" - Resident Team Realty LLC & (Resident Team Realty, LLC & Toni's Property Management LLC) over 9 years ago

Jon - yes,I think I'd have a hard time doing away with holiday cards completely, but I thought it might be a neat idea nonetheless.

Vicky-Agreed -I'm amazed at how many real estate agents don't even have an SOI.  It's like starting a retirement fund, you have to put away for it now but it'll be there in the future!

Mark-you have a great holiday as well, from dreary and dark Washington State! Lucky. 

Posted by Lisa Bosques over 9 years ago
Still working on my cards and should have them all out today.  NOW I am working on my small gifts to clients close by.  Putting a cookie mix in a mason jar.  It is something they can bake or regift!!  To bake or Give I say!
Posted by Melanie Ross, Benicia CA & Vallejo CA Real Estate, 707-319-2828 (Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific) over 9 years ago
I think it's a great idea. Too many cards are going out in the Xmas season and this will make you stand out.
Posted by Carlos Scarpero, Internet Marketing Consultant (Mr. Leads) over 9 years ago

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