It’s early June and while most of you are thinking barbecues and lots of fun outdoor activities, we at DGLM are having our annual debate about holiday cards.
Every one of us has, in the past, personally signed each and every card. At one time when there were many fewer cards to send (and fewer of us on staff) this was not so onerous. We began in mid-October and were done in plenty of time. These days, however, we have a staff that is significantly larger (13 by my last count) and we send out over 2,500 cards each year. This necessitates us actually beginning the card ordering and signing process in June.
So, the question becomes what do we do this year? We could send electronic holiday cards, as many are doing. We could also send cards with just the name of our company and a seasonal greeting. We could send cards with each of our names pre-printed on them. Finally, we could continue to do what we have always done with all of us signing each card individually.
There is our quandary and we need to address it quickly given the timing of the alternative that will take the longest. We are asking you, our readers, what you think we should do. If you were us, what would that be?
I look forward to hearing.