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Old 11-29-2006, 10:06 AM
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Xmas cards

Yes to cards. We went with Thanksgiving vs. Xmas for the politically correct crowd.(less people doing it and will be more memorable.)
No to tip envelope
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Old 11-29-2006, 10:15 PM
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i will send xmas cards to my clients
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Old 11-30-2006, 10:29 AM
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I sent out 75 to customers and referring companies. I have about 1000 active customers in my list (we do sprinkler service only) and can no way send that many without paying out a good chunk of change. So I hand picked some of the long time and good existing customers. I ordered mine through the Audobon Society and they were cheaper than other card companies, and a lot of the money goes back to helping their foundation. And I believe (but not positive) that because of that I can classify it as a contribution or donation. I'll have to check with my accountant.

Her's a link to the ones I sent out. These ones are a more general Holidays card, not a Christmas card. We could argue that one more in another thread.
http://www.holidaycardcenter.org/2006/NA/main.asp

Oops. Looks like the link didn't give the correct page. I got the ones with the penguin in the hat and scarf.
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:18 PM
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Do customers really tip this time of year?? Do a majority of them tip, or is it just a person every now and then??

Ive read articles in the past that kind of coach you on who you are supposed to tip and average of about how much, but I dont ever recall tipping your lawn guy/gardner......Man that would be neat

As far as asking or even hinting and above all sending a SASE!!!! That is utterly ridiculous and low class in my opinion....LMAO, I do wanna meet someone who does that though

They wanna tip from me......Heres one: Dont eat yellow snow!
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Old 11-30-2006, 11:09 PM
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Yes we are sending out holiday card but I think you can think of better thing to send them other then a "tip" envelope.
Like what someone on here said with a pic of there lawn all done up and nice looking, or maybe a pic of you and your family in there finest in front of your clean rig.
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Old 12-02-2006, 11:35 AM
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I just finished up my cards last night. I included a coupon for $25 off any service, no minimum. Yes I know someone is gonna use that coupon for a gutter cleaning and I'll be doing it for free, but this gesture was about building relationships with my customers. I also sent a few out to some pending estimates that I have out right now.
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Old 12-02-2006, 03:08 PM
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I send thank you cards around xmass but i think its a little tacky to solicite for a tip.
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Old 12-02-2006, 04:15 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DRM Ventures
You are wrong, 85% (it is actually more like 95%) of the country celebrates Christmas whether they doing a secular or religious celebration.

Where does it say we have a right to not be offended?? I celebrate Christmas so I say Merry Christmas... If this offends someone then maybe they have a little too much time on their hands. Are you offended if someone says Happy Hanakuh to you??? Maybe they don't know any different....

3 Cheers to Walmart for deciding to say "Merry Christmas" this year.....

Political Correctness is a disease that is rotting our country!!!!

Merry Christmas to all........and Happy Easter too....

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Well said. Not sure about your percentages, but your polital correctness quote is very accurate, sadly.

Merry Christmas to you too! and in case I forget when the time comes, Happy Easter back at ya.
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Old 12-06-2006, 06:57 AM
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I have a slew of these cards to send to my customers.
http://www.pauloxmanpublishing.com/s...sttype=2&spec=
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Old 12-06-2006, 03:32 PM
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i got those same ones....
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