It’s either a personal Christmas card or it’s another sales email – don’t mix the two – it won’t do you any good!

Don’t you just hate it when someone emails you what is purported to be a genuine Christmas card, but there are two things about it that piss you off?

1          It’s just not personal (i.e. it’s from the ‘company’ with no attempt at a genuine human connection with real heart-felt Christmas good will).

2          It’s got a ‘Happy Christmas’ message, but then they just can’t resist the temptation to leave in those sales messages! Horrible.

Call me old-fashioned, but this is definitely mixing business with pleasure.

Tell me if you agree or disagree.

This is not my Christmas card to you by the way!



The ‘provocative’ Inspirationist.


Posted on December 21, 2010, in Sky Rocket Your Business. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Business Christmas cards are (IMHO) a waste of money – I cannot see that they have any real impact

    Emailed business Christmas cards are not a waste of money – as they cost little or nothing – and if sent instead of posted cards, with the saved costs given to charity, that’s fine, though I still don’t think they have much impact

    Emailed bisiness Christmas cards with no donation are just irritating (unless they are amusing)

    In summary: Bah! Humbug!

  2. Well, I dont hate it when someone sends me Christmas Greeting, be it a personal card or sent from some xyz company. Its good to wish and take Christ name anyway.
    I just glance through the mail to check its relevance and if found irrelevant, then click on the link to ‘Unsubscribe’ so that the sales person doesn’t send it again and delete email address from his/her database.
    However, you are apt to say that it is mixing business with pleasure. So, why not to accept pleasure and forget irritation generated from sales emails this season, Isn’t it! 🙂

    Btw, Wish you Merry Christmas in advance and hope to receive the same from you soon 🙂


  3. I don’t mind getting an emailed Xmas card because they don’t clutter up the office and can easily throw them away later by deleting them.

    Then again I don’t mind getting proper ones either specially from clients who get a personal response from me because it must mean that me and my company must be doing something right.

    What irritates me is getting xmas cards from suppliers who have their signatures pre-printed on them really personal that is – get filed immediately in the bin.

    Merry Christmas Q

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