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Poll: Do you send season's greetings to your clients/colleagues?
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Dec 26, 2011

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xxxInterlangue
Angola
Local time: 11:49
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Yes, both Dec 26, 2011

... not the "season" as such, specifically for the new year.

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David Wright  Identity Verified
Austria
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Other Dec 26, 2011

to some, depending on whether I am in contac t with a person (yes) or an office (no)

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neilmac
Spain
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Other Dec 26, 2011

Not usually, it depends on how much time I have. I like to send personalised email greetings but this year I have a translation job due for delivery on the 28th so don´t really have time to faff about looking for things online and customise them, so I am merely replying to those I receive.

I might send the odd new year greeting though... in fact, while I´m here, I´ll seize the day and wish all our proz colleagues (or sparring partners) a very Happy and Fruitful New year in 2012!


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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:49
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It depends... Dec 26, 2011

Sending a xmas card or holiday card to a customer may be a good PR move in the best of days. Planning to send printed cards with a small handwritten message is the best. I am not attracted to email season's cards because they feel intangible and impersonal, even with the best intentions.

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Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Depends Dec 26, 2011

My usual practice is to send paper Xmas cards to clients (including agencies) and quick messages to other friends and colleagues. I am thinking about changing this policy for next year, as I never get replies in card form from people I send cards to. Maybe I'll just stick to e-cards and messages next year.

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Elena Novski  Identity Verified
Canada
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Absolutely! Dec 26, 2011

It is an important ad tool which shall be in no way underestimated.

Taking a chance, let me wish all ProZians the brightest holiday season, inspiration in your creative endeavours in Year 2012 and ever!

[Edited at 2011-12-26 20:56 GMT]


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Marlene Blanshay  Identity Verified
Canada
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not really Dec 27, 2011

but I suppose I should send out a greeting.
I get emails from some clients and in that case I will often respond in kind. If it's some agency I've registered with but have never worked for I ignore them.
I did get a couple of actual cards in the mail this year...one with a cute origami ornament. I don't have a tree but stuck it on my mantlepiece.

In the meantime, happy Holidays, Happy St Stephen and St John, Happy new year!


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