Our friend Bill Farquharson encouraged us years ago to consider sending company Thanksgiving Cards in lieu of Christmas Cards to our customers, vendors and friends.

The point of a Holiday Card in general is to let your customers know how much you appreciate them and the trust they put in you.  The Christmas season is a great time to say it. 

The challenge with the Christmas time frame is that companies get A LOT of cards during the season and trying to communicate appreciation has the potential of getting lost in the multitude.  

Bill encourages his clients to consider a Thanksgiving Card for a few reasons:  1) Since the main point of a holiday card is to say thank you; what better time to say it than Thanksgiving, 2) Your client receives so many cards around the Christmas season, chances of it being read and noticed are greater at Thanksgiving, and finally 3) You get to avoid the PC (Politically Correct) Police by participating in the “thankful” holiday.

UB’s talented designer, Casey, came up with a real nice 5″ x 7″ card this year, featuring three custom colors; PMS 1815, PMS 4535 and a PMS 7533 raised printed for a really nice look and feel.  All three are printed on a heavy 18 pt. Mohawk Feltmark sheet.  The corners are cut diagonally for an additional special touch.

Since actions speak louder than words Casey included a great quote by John F. Kennedy which says: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

May our actions match our words.


About marathondrew

I am a runner (still trying to to qualify for the Boston Marathon) and I work at Utley Brothers Printing, my family's 3rd generation printing company.
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