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Christmas Card Messages


The wording of Christmas card messages can convey either a general greeting or a more personal festive message geared to a particular person. You will often look more at the picture on the front of the card than the words inside when you select your Christmas cards; this could reflect the fact you have so many to purchase. When you select your cards for birthdays or other occasions the chances are you put a lot more thought into the actual verse inside as you are only focusing on the one person. It is always a good idea to start purchasing your Xmas greeting cards well in advance to ensure that each person gets the time and thought put into the card that they deserve..

You may find you overlook the Christmas greeting card messages when you purchase boxed sets for general distribution and to be honest when selecting cards for the children to hand out to all in sundry at school the Christmas message probably is not high on your list of requirements. You are probably popping the first funny cards you find at a reasonable price into your shopping basket and rushing to the checkout to pay. There are lots of occasions when a generic “Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year” are in fact more appropriate than a personal greeting. However some cards will need to have a great deal of thought put into them to ensure the Christmas greetings you select are suitable.

Business Christmas Cards

For business you will almost certainly have a diverse client base to satisfy, the chances are you will invest in printed Christmas cards and the verses
will have to be significant whilst fitting the corporate image. As such they will probably have to be fairly ambiguous, anything too religious may offend the sensibilities of other cultures which you certainly will not want. It is however possible to ensure your holiday card messages get the Christian or spiritual theme across in a way that will touch most people. Christmas is a time of hope and with the New Year promising fresh starts Christmas card sayings that reflect a theme such as hope is an excellent idea. Have you considered inspirational quotes to convey your message or for the more creative companies Christmas poems written by or for your company will convey the exact message you require.

Family Christmas Card Messages

When considering which card to choose for an individual family member don’t forget that what suits one will horrify another so your Christmas card message is as important here as ever. There are so many ideas nowadays and nothing delights like a personalised card bought on line. For babies first Xmas you can upload a picture of the little onto the website and the resulting card will become a family keepsake to treasure. Think about when the children were small do you have any pictures of the first nativity play they were in? You could recreate your own nativity scene using photographs of the family, or upload a picture of great aunt Gladys so it appears she is driving Santas sleigh. With new technology you can make each card and the greeting inside special to really make your card stand out from the rest.

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Consider Caspari Christmas Cards


Have you ever heard of or considered Caspari christmas cards? As the season approaches and you are looking for Xmas cards a respected publisher of quality cards with a reputation for reproducing the classic works we have all come to know over the years is always good to explore. Well respected established artists are certainly not to be overlooked when making your seasonal card collections to spread joy across the miles. With an insight into greetings cards spanning the past sixty years, whether you need simple Caspari note cards with an elegant feel or simply Christmas wishes collected from museums around the world, you cannot go wrong with Caspari, a company that has grown in reputation and style since 1945

A Fine Art

Continually working with the same European suppliers and printers from the original collaboration a Caspari christmas card shows fine art at its best from the classics to contemporary artists. Drawing on religious themes to a more modern holiday greeting a Caspari boxed Christmas cards inspired by collections such as The National Gallery or a range of outstanding private archives and collections really give your cards that individual designer feel. If you are considering business Christmas cards to stimulate the imagination of your client base then look no further for classic art. Caspari Christmas cards, on sale in good card shops, stationers or your local news stand will always be received well.

Before Making Your Decision

However before you make your decision do not forget to look up other reputable companies such as Crane who have a good range of Christmas greetings backed up by reputations for serving the eminent to the ordinary. From producing the paper that announced the Queen Mothers 100th birthday celebrations, through to Hollywood stars and the man in the street, the 100 percent cotton stationery made by Crane & Co. has helped to form the greetings industry.

William Arthur is another one of the finest makers of luxury stationery, who have a classic range of single and boxed greetings for all occasions backed by a reputation gained over 60 years of trading.

If you like to donate to worthy causes whilst sending greetings then look at UNICEF a charity focusing on the needs of children is close to all our hearts and what better time of your to consider the less fortunate than at Xmas? With so many natural tragedies affecting so many corners of the globe in recent years UNICEF does fantastic work.

Lang may only have 28 years or so in the greetings card industry but again they certainly have cards for the most discerning buyer and no search is complete with out a look at the inspired and very fine offerings Lang have to offer.

Of course Hallmark is a name we all associate with cards, whether wholesale greeting cards, electronic cards or personalised cards sent direct to the home of your loved one from the website. With a 100 years of expertise and a growing portfolio of ideas to keep abreast of the new technologies available today, please be sure to thoroughly peruse the we website.

Here you have a selection of really amazing caspari cards:

Caspari Holiday Cards, “Holiday Decoupage” Design, Box of 20 Christmas Cards with Envelopes

$18.95

Caspari “Madonna & Child With Two Musical Angels ” Holiday Christmas Card, Box of 20 Cards with 20 Envelopes

$15.31

Holiday (Christmas) Greeting Cards: Winter Snow Scene with Pine Trees and Cardinals: “Season’s Greetings”

City Holidays – Christmas Cards

$12.79

Caspari Holiday Cards, “Red Cardinal” Design, Box of 20 Christmas Cards with Envelopes

$18.95

Caspari Embossed Holiday Cards with Red and Gold Pepperberry Wreathe Foil Stamp Design, includes 10 cards with 10 envelopes

$16.28

Afghan Hound, Poodles, Schnauzer Cats Christmas Cards

$18.00

Madonna and Child for Christmas; 20 in box

Birman Himalayan Kitten Christmas Cards

$13.00

Caspari 2008 Embossed Holiday Cards with Three Wise Men Foil Stamp Design, includes 10 cards with 10 envelopes

$29.99

Caspari Holiday Cards, “Holiday Decoupage” Design, Box of 20 Christmas Cards with Envelopes

$18.95

Caspari “Madonna & Child With Two Musical Angels ” Holiday Christmas Card, Box of 20 Cards with 20 Envelopes

$15.31

Holiday (Christmas) Greeting Cards: Winter Snow Scene with Pine Trees and Cardinals: “Season’s Greetings”

City Holidays – Christmas Cards

$12.79

Caspari Holiday Cards, “Red Cardinal” Design, Box of 20 Christmas Cards with Envelopes

$18.95

Caspari Embossed Holiday Cards with Red and Gold Pepperberry Wreathe Foil Stamp Design, includes 10 cards with 10 envelopes

$16.28

Afghan Hound, Poodles, Schnauzer Cats Christmas Cards

$18.00

Madonna and Child for Christmas; 20 in box

Birman Himalayan Kitten Christmas Cards

$13.00

Caspari 2008 Embossed Holiday Cards with Three Wise Men Foil Stamp Design, includes 10 cards with 10 envelopes

$29.99





If you are looking a the possibilities wholesale greeting cards offer and are prepared to buy in bulk there are many companies out there that will be able to meet your needs. We are all aware of the offerings of companies such as Hallmark who really impact with thoughtfulness for all occasion cards. Nowadays with the electronic card personalising our choices so easily, purchasing cards is not always an easy option.

How to Approach Buying in Bulk

When looking for greeting card wholesalers, it’s a good idea to start on line and check out exactly what is available before rushing into any decisions. There are many wholesale greeting cards suppliers around, most with a web presence. Leanin Tree has a fantastic range to assist you in gleaning ideas. Most companies do have a wholesale section, but to get significant discounts you may well need to be purchasing a large quantity with some regularity and will almost certainly need to be a registered company. However we all have to start somewhere and trading relationships like all relationships are built slowly and on trust and reputation, so it’s always good to get your foot in the door. It is a good idea to have some fixed ideas before you approach wholesale greetings cards companies. Think about the size and type of card and paper you want, maybe papyrus is a word you have never previously heard of but if you are looking for paper types it will become part of your vocabulary. Research tends to pay off so get busy.

Business Christmas Cards

If you intend to send out a large quantity of the same card, approaching a wholesale greeting card company seems a logical thing to cut down on expense. You can also have printed Christmas cards made in bulk for your company showing the company logo. A large print run only requires the one lot of art work and set up which is a large part of the costs involved. If, however, you want Christmas greetings without the personalisation, it may be much more cost effective. Business greeting cards are important to express your thank all year round and blank cards are often a good idea to suit any occasion and can double as invitations if you have an in house printer to personalise the wording on the inside of the cards.

Specialist Subject?

For more specific areas such as African American greetings cards or perhaps cards to express sympathy, a boxed selection containing a few ranges is best. Cards suitable for Christian events, or other religious festivals such as Eid, or Passover are good investments to keep tucked away for when needed. Current Catalog is a website worth checking out to investigate what is out there and if you are looking for a UK company try searching on wholesale greeting cards UK or select the country you require to pop on the end of your search term. Remember that most people like to share their knowledge, so when approaching companies do not be afraid to let them know you are new to this area and need assistance.

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Printed Christmas Cards


Your printed Christmas cards should be ready every December well in advance, as you are supposed to be sending them out between the 1st and the 15th. Check online for a huge variety of places to choose from: print Christmas cards is big on the net and you shouldn’t have a problem finding a place that fulfills your particular requirements.

The majority of places on the internet take around 7 working days to deliver your printed Christmas cards. If you want to be 100% sure your cards will arrive on time then allow for two weeks. Christmas is a very busy time of the year for posts offices and mail orders in general so expect delays and allow for waiting time. Same goes for when you are ready to send your printed Christmas cards to your friends and family. It is always better that they get their cards earlier than late!

When preparing your cards, do a list of all the people you are sending them to. It is easy to forget if you haven’t got it written on paper in front of you. Make notes next to their names of the type of card and greetings you sent. Also, make note if you sent them custom printed Christmas cards as when you see them you can “add” to the value of the card by telling them how you went about getting it specially printed!

Set yourself a budget and stick with it. Sometimes we underestimate the amount of people we have to send Christmas cards to. That is why it is also very valuable to have a list. You might want have different columns on the list as to separate which type of card is going to whom. Some cards might have to be more “elegant and classy”, others are more the joking type while others might be really romantic and expressive. If your budget allows, have a printed Christmas card ordered for each column in your list. That way you will make people feel really special this year. Only if your budget allows, remember, as it could be an expensive gesture, but in this season everything adds up!

Your printed Christmas cards are all about customization. Design your own fronts and backs or ask the company who is printing them for you to show you different designs you can choose from. Customize your greetings and any images you want to add to your print Christmas card, matching it with the appropriate envelope.

If you are doing your on design on your computer at home, allow for bleeds, document sizes and types of files. Check with the company business who is printing your cards and read all their guidelines. Most of them will have a .pdf ready to be downloaded on their website. If you don’t see one do give them a call and make sure they send it to your email address or, if they haven’t got a printed brochure or .pdf version, discuss the guidelines over the phone (don’t forget to take notes). By not following their rules you could end up with disastrous printed business cards!

So:

-allow plenty of time to order your printed business cards and expect delays

- make a list of all the friends, family and colleagues you are sending you cards to.

- If budget allows, custom design different type of cards taking care of colors, greetings and both covers (front and back).

- If you are creating the design yourself, read the printing company guidelines before sending them the work.

Good luck with your printed Christmas cards and Merry Christmas!

Business Christmas Cards


Millions of business Christmas cards are sent every year as a thoughtful gesture to companies’ clients. A well thought of business Christmas card will improve your sales as customers feel they are being “taken care of”. But companies sometimes use this marketing strategy to very low effect, as they send impersonal and cold Christmas business cards that get piled up with the rest of the junk mail and, eventually, thrown away without a second glance. Let’s have a look at a few guidelines that will help you succeed with your business Christmas greetings cards this year.

The first thing you should keep in mind is to remember that not everyone celebrates Christmas. Sometimes, a general greeting does the job nicely without having to add the word “Christmas” on your card. There are many saying you could add to your business Christmas cards that don’t involve mentioning this very particular festive word or other words that relate to it. Still, be thoughtful when mailing your cards and give them a “company personal touch”.

Portray your business accurately in your cards by using the appropriate logo, corporate colors and fonts. You want your clients to “recognize” your business straight away and give them the warm feeling of having been remembered. Take care of the design you choose for this season. Be general but affectionate, incorporating within your business Christmas cards all your branding and marketing strategies.

Timing is a key factor. It is a well known fact that Christmas cards should be sent between the first and fifteenth day of the month (December). If you are sending personalized printed cards do order them well in advance (mid-October at the latest). They do take time to be sent to you, so keep that in mind. When posting your business Christmas cards to other business, make sure you find out when their holiday season starts as you could find yourself sending cards to a company that works reduced hours during this time of the year, or worse, or no hours at all!

Being personal is being thoughtful. Treat your business Christmas cards the same way you treat any greeting card you send your friends and family. Personalize the cards with your own signature (or ask a member of your staff), a hand-written envelope and a stamp. Just these three important details will make your card stand out from other businesses that “don’t have the time” to spend on the “little things that don’t matter”. They do matter to your customers as they want to feel remembered and businesses should never forget that.

Display around your office all the different business Christmas cards your company has received this year. It will definitely give a positive feeling to the rest of the staff as well as personally satisfying those who have spend the time and made an effort to send them to you.

Differentiate your business from the others. Send your business Christmas cards thoughtfully and on time, and be one step ahead from the competition. It will be time well spent and an investment for the year ahead. You want your customers to remember you, and they are very much likely to forget if you don’t remember them first!