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Christmas Cards

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TurfMan, Dec 12, 2000.

  1. TurfMan

    TurfMan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    Last week I sent to all of my customers a Xmas card, saying Happy Holidays Ect Ect. they started coming back today. customers sending me cards wishing the same greeting to me. today I recieved 8 in the mail. 7 of them had Tips in them from $5.00 to $30.00. Now I went to the local Dollar store and bought 4 packs of 32 cards with Envelopes. Printed them out through the data base and mailed them. Cost was
    Cards 4 Boxes @ $4.50 per box = $18.00
    Stamps 2 rolls @ $32.00 per Roll = $64.00
    Time??????????
    Total $82.00 (One Month Of 1 Customer)

    Advantage. It really lets your customers know that you do care about them, And your not just the lawn guy.
     
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I have been doing this for years with like results. The only difference is all of mine are hand addressed.
     
  3. Greenkeepers

    Greenkeepers LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Messages: 695

    Same here!!

    How did all of those cards get there with $0.32 cent stamps on them?? :)
     
  4. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    I send cards but I bought a scanner, and some card company keeps sending me samples of cards with a landscaping theme. I scan the card, crop, edit, resize the card, and customize the back with my business name,etc. With this setup I am able to personalize the cards for each customer, it doesn`t take that much longer. The customers really get a kick out of the cards and can`t wait until the next holiday season to see what they will get. I use a good card paper and they come out really nice.
     
  5. Dennis

    Dennis LawnSite Member
    from Ga.
    Messages: 155

    Turfman I only see one mistake!! ALWAYS buy cards AFTER the holidays they are much cheaper...I but several boxes for $1.00 ea. and put them up with the decorations..
    also hand sign them at least.
     
  6. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Aarrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,411

    "Advantage. It really lets your customers know that you do care about them, And your not just the lawn guy."

    Thats not really such a bad thing... ;)
     
  8. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    I was thinking about sending like $10 gift certificates to some of my better customers along with the x-mas card. what do you guys think?
     
  9. Chuck Sinclair

    Chuck Sinclair LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    I am sending each customer a card and a box of candy.
     
  10. TurfMan

    TurfMan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 68

    Woopsssssssss I meant to say $33.00 Per roll.

    Dennis, I had My wife hand sign them. She loves me for that.

    Mow Money, that is a fantastic Idea, I think that I will do that Next year.
     

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