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‘Tis the Season to Give Thanks


Happy National Holiday Card Day! That’s right, December 9th marks the national day of sending out holiday cards. Well, technically it’s National Christmas Card Day, but if you read our post last week you’ll understand why we’ve renamed it National Holiday Card Day.

National Holiday Card Day (wow, that really is a mouth full) and the holiday season is a great opportunity to reconnect with your past customers. Did you have a couple you really connected with while catering their Spring wedding? How about a corporate client that just celebrated being open 25 years? Now is a great time to wish them a happy holiday, send them the best in the upcoming year and hopes of getting to reconnect with them soon. Clients appreciate vendors who make them feel like they weren’t just another job. Not feeling like “just a job” but feeling like “wow, they really cared about our event” is the difference between “ehh, just pick someone” and “we have to have Nelson’s Catering for our party!”

The idea of sending holiday cards for business customers may feel a little daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Websites like Red Stamp can help you get digital cards out quickly and efficiently. They can also help keep a little cash in your wallet. But, if you’re the old school, handwritten note type, Red Stamp can also provide you with printed cards and pre-addressed envelopes. If you can, be sure to add a detail or two from each event or something special you remember to help reconnect with each customer. We know it’s the holidays, though, and you have tons of parties to prep and serve. If you can’t personalize every note be sure to thank people for their past business and wish them a happy holiday with their family. A personalized note is great, but a general note is better than no note at all.

If you’re really in the mood to get fancy, December 9th is also National Pastry Day. Who wouldn’t love a Thank You pastry? Sugar cookies make a great thank you if you want something to ice and write on. A quick scan of Pinterest and you’ll be full of ideas. We personally would love to receive these bite-sized gingerbread houses!

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Photo Credit: Makezine.com

On that note, we’d like to thank all of you for being loyal clients of Total Party Planner.  We enjoy and appreciate working with each and every one of you and helping you make your business well organized and successful. We wish you all the best in your holiday catering and in the new year.

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