Happy Holidays [FirstName, buddy]!

Whether you’re decking the halls, trimming trees or caroling with your neighbors, share a bit of your traditions, holiday stories or anecdotes with your customers, friends and colleagues.

Giving is topping your list this year? Here are a few things you can offer to your customers (or things your customers can offer their friends and family!) this Holiday Season.

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Holiday tips for 2013

10. A handwritten card

Go the extra mile and take the time to write and mail a handwritten note for the season’s greetings. It’s a nice change of pace - and everyone reads the contents of an envelope with a handwritten address.

9. A smile

With everyone frenzied and rushed, it’s nice to pause for a breather. “Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.” ~Author Unknown

8. Something warm and toasty

Whip up a batch of cookies, a couple of cups of cocoa or even gourmet coffee (in takeaway cups or mix pouches to take home). Everyone loves the idea of a white Christmas… even if you are in sunny California.

7. Something sweet

Trim your tree with candy canes or gingerbread men and give one away when someone looks they could use a bit of holiday cheer.

6. Your traditions

Do you sing O Tannenbaum in German at home? Have a killer recipe for Panettone? Write out the words to a traditional carol or your grandmother’s recipe and share it with your friend, colleague or customer.

5. Display the cards

Getting season’s greeting from friends and family? Have them out in the open. They’re a great conversation starter, and always make people smile.

4. A few tunes

Make a playlist and share your favorite songs in a blog post or email (why not both?). You can also ask on your social networks and give an iTunes gift card to a lucky winner.

3. Christmas tree ornament

With your brand, or with a discreet signature, Christmas tree ornaments can add a bit of whimsy to austere business relationships.

2. A potted plant

After Christmas, are you really going to need 15 poinsettias? As Christmas approaches, start giving them out to your top customers. You’ll be making them happy, and giving good homes to the beautiful Holiday plants.

1. Nog!

It comes once a year, and whether spiked with rum or not, Egg Nog always a treat. There are also great eggless and soy versions for the vegans, vegetarians and lactose intolerant.

Happy Holidays
from everyone at [CLIENTS.COMPANY_NAME]!