‘Tis the Season for Holiday Greetings
It’s holiday season once again. The time of year we make our gift lists and, most of us, send holiday greetings. Whether you typically send cards from the office or cards from your family, it’s a good idea to sort through your contacts and organize to whom you’ll send which type. We send all sorts of greetings—cards, emails, texts, and now the list includes DMs, Snapchats, and many more.
And we send these holiday greetings for various reasons: to say “thank you,” to say “thinking of you,” and even to say “hope you’ll keep us in mind for your business needs in the future.” This is also the perfect time of year to say a special thank you to those of your contacts who have given you a personal referral (or two, or three!) and thus have made a positive impact on your livelihood. In our case, we try to reach out to our friends and those in the Vipor Plus community who have told friends, family, and colleagues about us—or given us an app store review. (hint, hint)
Whatever your reason, whatever holiday you’re celebrating, take some time this season to sort through your networks, business and personal, and give a bit of thought to the type of greetings you will send. Vipor Plus makes it easy to create temporary Orbits, like these: Christmas email, Christmas card, Christmas text, Christmas party invite. Once you’ve organized by communication method, you can give even more consideration into the type of message you’ll send each group.
To some, a simple mass email wishing them “Happy Holidays” (or Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or Happy Kwanzaa) will be appreciated, perhaps even reciprocated. Maybe you were in their mass email list. For others, say a sub-selection of your Christmas email Orbit, you’ll want to send a personalized message.
Whatever you do, avoid unintentional mass communications that show the contact information to other recipients. Without naming any names, I can say from personal experience, that an individual who does this, and on behalf of their organization no less, makes themself and the company look bad.
You can also use Vipor Plus to create an Orbit for all the people who send YOU a card. Then next year, you’ll have a ready-made list of folks that you don’t want to forget! The same can apply for referrals. You can create a custom field named “Referred” and populate it throughout the year. A simple report will include your contacts for whom that field is populated. Next holiday season, it’ll be primed and ready for you to acknowledge all of your supporters!
Vipor Plus will record any way you reach out (when you use the app to communicate, that is), so you can see year after year all of the holiday greetings you’ve exchanged.
I, along with Mike Muhney and the rest of the Vipor Plus team, would like to extend our warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday season to you and yours! We wouldn’t be here without you and for that we are truly thankful.
Written by Kari Gates