Anyone sending Christmas cards to customers?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Mowtown Mike, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yes, I send them out. NO advertising in them. Just a quick note telling them to have a great holiday season. In a way you're already advertising when you do this. You remind them that you exist.

    And yes, I think it would be rude(and stupid) to put a tip envelope in a christmas card to a customer.
  2. goodgreen

    goodgreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 364

    I try to think of something different for my best clients. One year I found some candles that smelled like fresh cut grass .... they called me to express appreciation! This year I've got those little magnetic calendars for their refrigerator.

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  4. Clear-Cut

    Clear-Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 481

    ok i guess ill be sending out the snow removal flyers first because u never know when its goin to snow in jersey then maybe 2 weeks b4 xmas i will send out the holiday cards

    thanks for the help
  5. kelmcwalk

    kelmcwalk LawnSite Member
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    Yes we send them out every year
  6. MLawns

    MLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    Christmas cards are great but the tip envelope ......stand at their doors with a tin cup!
  7. SLC  LLC

    SLC LLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    dropped two dozen of them in the mailbox last night. i make it a point that each card is hand-written as well. one piece of advice as well - try to stay away from anything that says christmas on it. stick to the cards that have "happy holidays" you never know the religion of your clients.
  8. Gatewayuser

    Gatewayuser LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thats a mistake it's the opposite of what you said. You will offend more customers by sending happy holiday cards then Merry Christmas.
  9. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    I agree with Gatewayuser ... "holidayl" cards just get trashed here. If you don't know if your clients are Christians intending to celebrate Christmas, then you don't know them very well. And, a card of any kind is meaningless to those you don't know.

    Leave the "holiday" cards to the PC group. Most of us don't want or need them.
  10. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,733

    We send them out to every customer, even a one time job they hired me for. Every year it is a card with elk on it. It does get hard to find new elk Christmas Cards every year, but that sort of makes it a challenge for us to find them.

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