Thanksgiving was originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Holidays such as this can be a very appropriate time to remember clients, colleagues, prospects, partners, donors, and friends.
Ideally you might prepare a small gift or mail a handwritten card, but that can require a fair amount of time. We often use LetterFriend, a handwritten letter service, to efficiently connect with our marketing automation and sales automation systems. A nicely-worded and visually classy email can often serve the purpose of gaining a touch with your key contacts at this opportune time.
Feel free to use these simple templates as a starting point for your Thanksgiving message sent by a handwritten note, greeting card, or email.
TEMPLATE # 1: SHARE SOME VALUABLE CONTENT
Dear Mr. Flinstone,
During this time of year when we think about the things we appreciate, we think of you and our work with you on the Rockhead and Quarry Cave Construction project. The project was an exciting challenge and a remarkable success. Thank you for your effort, vision, and commitment. We value the experience of working with you.
Please find our recent eBook attached. It’s a unique look at ‘7 Ways To get The Most Out Of Your Cave’ by one of our top consultants. As soon as we saw it was published, we immediately thought of you. Please enjoy it with our thanks.
Slate Rock and Gravel Company
TEMPLATE #2: SIMPLE THANKS FROM PARTNERS
Dear Tom and Jerry,
Thank you for being our valued customers. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and meeting your organization’s technology consulting needs.
We wish you a lovely Thanksgiving and a joyous holiday season.
With many thanks,
Chip & Dale
Acorn Consulting Group
TEMPLATE #3: SIMPLE THANKS FROM INDIVIDUAL ON BEHALF OF TEAM
Dear Friends at Walt Disney,
In this time of gratitude, we like to thank our best customers. We value your support and appreciate your confidence in our team. We are especially grateful that we can count you as a valued customer.
On behalf of all of us at Looney Tunes Corporate Services, I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving.
Looney Tunes Corporate Services
TEMPLATE #4: CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY
Our location will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, as we reflect on all that for which we are thankful. Among those for whom we are thankful includes you!
We thank you for choosing us and allowing us to help make you and your business successful.
Happy Thanksgiving! We hope to see you again soon.
Your friends at the Krusty Krab
Too late for Thanksgiving?
Here are some other National & International Days in November and December where a creative email message to clients, colleagues, prospects, partners, donors, and friends can make an impact:
November – National Gratitude Month
November – Military Family Appreciation Month
November – National Scholarship Month
November 26th – National Cake Day
Saturday After Thanksgiving – Small Business Saturday
November 28th – National French Toast Day
November 29th – Electronic Greetings Day
November 30th – Computer Security Day
December – National Write A Business Plan Month
December 1st – National Pie Day
December 4th – National Sock Day
First First Full Week in December – Recipe Greetings For The Holidays Week
World Trick Shot Day – First Tuesday in December
December 7th – National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 9th – National Pastry Day
December 14th – International Monkey Day
December 16th – National Chocolate-covered Anything Day
Third Friday in December – National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
December 19th – National Hard Candy Day
December 21st – Crossword Puzzle Day
December 24th – National Eggnog Day
December 28th – National Card Playing Day
Last Work Day of the Year – No Interruptions Day
December 31st – New Years Eve