Business greetings: Messages, Rules, Etiquettes

Business greetings and messages cards can not only enhance current business relationships by reminding old clients of your existence and showing appreciation, but also attract new customers. If etiquettes are not followed in your business greetings / messages and communication, your gesture may offend people you want to impress. Some of the rules and etiquettes listed below may prove useful in developing and enhancing business relationships

  • Buy Good Quality Business Greeting Cards: Start with a good quality business greeting card to show that you value your clients and colleagues. Doing otherwise can be interpreted as a sign that business has not been good or that they aren't worth a little investment.
  • Update Your Lists (Business Clients / Customers, Business vendors, Stakeholders: Make sure your business lists is up-to-date with correct business associate names and addresses. As you gain new contacts throughout the year, take time to add them to your database for your business greeting card group. This may prevent sending of the cards to obsolete business addresses.
  • Sign Business Greeting Cards Personally: Even if you have preprinted informationon the business greeting card such as your name, you need to add your handwritten signature to give your business greeting cards an elegant look[feel free to include a short business greeting message too. 
  • Be Sensitive to Business / Personal Traditions: Find out whether your business greeting card recipients observe Christmas, New Year, Diwali, Hanukah, or Kwanzaa. Make sure your message is appropriate for each individual. If you decide to go with one card, choose a generic one that will not offend. "Season's Greetings" cards and "Happy Holidays" greeting cards are safest business messages.
  • Avoid the Festive / Holiday Mail Rush: Mail your business greeting cards in time to arrive for the designated holiday.