Manner Monday®: Budget Cuts and Business Gifts

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If you live in an oil and gas community, you know how many people are faced with budget cuts and job layoffs this Holiday season which may leave some looking at ways of cutting down on business gifts they’ve traditionally given to clients.

If you’re searching for creative and inexpensive Holiday gifts this year, think about a well thought out hand-written letter.  Include how thankful you are for the business relationship and refer to something special about that client/customer so they can tell it’s not a ‘form’ letter.  And (again) take the time to handwrite it.  You can type it out first so you can work through your thoughts and grammar and get it ‘just right’.  Then after you’ve settled on the perfect verbiage, get out your pen and nice stationery and write out your sentiments.

I bet this will end up meaning so much more to your customers in the end than any ‘thing’ you have given them before.  It may even end up being a new tradition for you.

Click to Tweet:  This Holiday season, opt for a hand-written letter to clients instead of the usual swag. #Manner Monday

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– Carey Sue

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