Holidays

How to Easily Design Business Holiday Cards

Greeting cards need to be custom designed, printed and mailed…and all before businesses close up shop for the holidays. To get your business holiday card printed and delivered before the new year, plan in advance and aim to send cards to customers and corporate partners right after Thanksgiving.

 

To be professional, make it personal –  Yes, this sounds counterintuitive. The business holiday card IS intended to be a marketing piece, but don’t talk sales. Sending a heartfelt holiday greeting or wishing a happy new year actually shows your customers that they aren’t just another sales opportunity. This will, ironically, do the selling for you.

 

Make a list – Plan to order in bulk, but consider tailoring different messages to employees, customers, and investors and vendors. Personalize printed greeting cards to show appreciation for your workers, retain existing clients and foster deeper relationships with partners.

 

Keep track – Don’t wait until Christmas Day to see if your holiday cards performed well. Include a vanity URL to track how many recipients visited your website. For example, in place of www.overnightprints.com, point recipients to www.overnightprintsholidays.com to track the URL and redirect to your homepage or other landing page.

 

DESIGN IDEAS

Now comes the fun part. Get creative with your printed greeting card or postcard design, and don’t forget that it should represent your brand.

    1. If you have a company mascot, use it! Add a Santa hat to create an instant holiday campaign.
      Corporate greeting card

      Get festive by adding a Santa hat to your company mascot.

 

    1. For retail storefronts, take to Photoshop and add a snowy winter scene to capture the spirit of the holiday season.
      Holiday corporate postcard

      Turn the front of your office building into a winter wonderland.

 

    1. Design a card that looks like a wrapped gift if you’re planning on sending a gift voucher that can be redeemed in the new year for customer retention.
      Corporate holiday gift voucher

      Present customers with a gift card.

 

    1. Tie in your products or services when writing copy. For example, a transportation company can include a timely, relevant message: “We’re happy to get you home for the holidays.”
      Holiday marketing postcard

      Use clever puns to get customers in the holiday mood.

 

    1. Add a personal touch with a customized self-inking stamp for the holidays.
      Holiday self-inking stamp

      Make it easy to send season’s greetings with pre-designed self-inking stamps.

 

    1. Skip traditional red and green. Be sensitive of different traditions celebrated during the holiday season. Instead, use company colors in a neutral seasonal design to appeal to a larger audience.
      Colorful corporate holiday greeting card

      Play with corporate colors in a holiday design.

 

  1. Don’t forget to match envelope and printable address labels with your design.
Holiday corporate address labels

Complete holiday correspondence with holiday-themed address labels.

For more custom holiday print products, visit OvernightPrints.com/holiday