season’s greetings

What to Say When Someone Offers Holiday Greetings You Don’t Share

By Communications

Joey DeVilla sums it up nicely with a handy flowchart. His point is, of course, if someone wishes you any kind of warm, thoughtful greeting — even if it’s for a holiday you don’t celebrate — thank them, and wish them well! It’s not an invitation to argue with them. It’s not an attempt to proselytize. It’s just a greeting.

Having worked in public relations my entire career, I’ve been conditioned to offer very holiday nonspecific greetings and am often, perhaps, overly careful to share the appropriate message. This post, though, makes me rethink that a little, and this year, I’m just going to wish people well however the mood strikes.

As we head into Thanksgiving, in that case, I wish you all a Happy Pie Day!

Happy Winter Holidays Season Nonspecific Non-Religious Greetings!

By Communications

In business communications, it’s standard practice to apply politically correct behavior and go with the standard Happy Holidays or Season’s Greetings — the all-encompassing, non-specific reference to the season in which many religions celebrate in their own unique ways. In addition, the non-religious also celebrate, and sometimes, we all celebrate in pretty much the same way. (Pass the nog, please.)

The Jaggers Communications holiday cards are in production and we’ve gone with a pretty neutral “winter” theme — preview on the right. (Cute, right? Thanks to Watermark Design!) We think it’s important to send greetings commemorating the end of the year and to share our appreciation for clients, referral sources and friends. We also enjoy getting cards that celebrate life in a variety of ways.

How does your business handle the greetings of the season?