Originally Posted by Roger
Celebration of Christmas is reserved for the incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ. Exchange of Christmas greetings is an exchange between parties who share the same belief of the incarnation.
Using Christmas cards as a way of building rapport with customers is to marginalize the meaning of Christmas. If you wish to use the idea to be a witness to the gospel that is important to you, that is great. The time is ripe for being a strong witness. But, to use the event as a way to promote business is to misconstrue the meaning of Christmas. Remember, the gospel is an offense to the non-believer. And, Christmas is inextricably related to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Do you send out cards for celebration of Wiccan events? ... for events related to Hinduism?
There are plenty of ways to build rapport with customers, and to do so is a wonderful thing. But, such actions need not be associated with the celebration of Christmas.
Perhaps I didn't come across as I intended.
I was just pointing out that I don't use Christmas cards as a way to retain customers. I truly enjoy the holiday and meeting briefly with all of the customers. Regarding rapport, I didn't mean it on solely a business level, I enjoy interacting and catching up with the customers during this time as well. A good amount of my customers are elderly and/or widowed, so just having someone stop by and give them something and talk with them makes their day.
I am a Christian, but just choose not to try and push any of my beliefs on people, I let them decide on their own terms.
I've yet to run into a customer that doesn't celebrate Christmas, most are either elderly or middle aged families. This is also why I had not put any thought into the Wiccan reference.