ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Corporate or Business Christmas Greeting Cards

Updated on September 11, 2016

Corporate Christmas Cards

When thinking about sending Christmas cards to business colleagues, people and businesses have to be a little more careful than when sending them to family and friends, as you're usually not quite as aware of their beliefs and way of thinking, and so it's far better to think in terms of general Christmas subjects than very specific ones.

Now this would be different if you know the people well and are sure that they wouldn't be offended by a certain type of Christmas card that wouldn't apply to them.

For example, to send an orthodox Jew a Christ child card or nativity scene wouldn't be too appropriate, and at minimum would be considered sloppy of you, and could be looked upon as disrespect.

So with that in mind, and possibly uncertainty about those you may give Christmas cards to on the job, it's best to think generally with cards saying things like "seasons greetings" or "happy holidays."

But as I mentioned, that's not relevant for those you know celebrate Christmas as the Christian holiday it is.

The first card below shows a good example of what most would consider a "neutral" Christmas card.

Happy Holidays Business Christmas Card Example

When targeted corporate Christmas cards work

Now having said what I did above, there are times when targeted Christmas cards could work, and that's when you know the recipient of the card likes a certain thing.

If your boss likes golf or hunting, then sending them a golf or animal Christmas card could make sense, as long as you understand they aren't of a different religion where anything given to them at Christmas would be irrelevant or offending.

Many people don't mind receiving Christmas cards, just do a little homework, and if you're not quite sure, just give a general type of card like mentioned above that will at least let them know you're thinking of them without going overboard.

Of course you may know of some people you work with that would really appreciate a targeted Christmas card, and so don't be afraid to go all out with them with giving out your Christmas cards.

Below is another card showing an example of the type of Christmas cards that should work in the majority of corporate or business Christmas card-giving situations.

Seasons Greetings Business Christmas Card Example

Giving business Christmas cards as a manager

If you're a manager or in a position of authority in a business, you should have a pretty good idea who your employees are, assuming the business or unit you work with is small enough to know one another pretty well.

In that case, it shouldn't be too hard to put together a batch of Christmas cards for your people which will delight them and make them appreciative of your efforts.

Again, the key is focusing on general business greetings cards which give a nice salutation but leaves it open to the interpretation of the one receiving it .

In cases where you're unsure, just check with employees that are closer to the worker you may not know as well, and find out if they'd have a problem receiving a Christmas card from you.

New Rules for Giving Christmas Cards from Businesses

We no longer live in the America of the 1960s, and that's the case with many other countries as well. So we unfortunately have to be much more on guard with our actions than we ever have been in the past, and even giving out corporate holiday cards can result in problems if we aren't careful in what we do.

This isn't to create frustration, just to help you understand that business greeting cards, like anything else, can cause problems if we aren't a little cautious in our giving.

Just follow these couple of rules mentioned here and giving a corporate Christmas card to your people or fellow workers should end up being a happy experience and occasion rather than one that ends in disaster.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)