Thanksgiving Is The New Christmas For Gift-Giving!
Posted in Ideas | September 11, 2010 by jason
Typically, Christmas is the number one holiday for exchanging gifts. People search high and low for the right gift to give to a loved one, but they also expect to receive gifts as well. This is why most companies use Christmas as the time to give out gifts to employees and customers. However, in recent years, more and more businesses have begun to give gifts during Thanksgiving instead of Christmas. Here are some good reasons why your company should consider doing the same.
- Unlike the Christmas, Thanksgiving is a neutral, non-denominational holiday that is appropriate for a culturally-diverse workforce. Instead of alienating certain employees by choosing holidays affiliated with religion, giving gifts during Thanksgiving will ensure that everybody is on equal footing. Staff members that don’t celebrate Christmas will appreciate your willingness to consider their beliefs, and this is an effective way to unify employees by reducing boundaries and emphasizing ways in which they can relate to each other.
- Thanksgiving offers the added benefit of coming before the holiday gift rush, making it easier for employers to secure gifts without having to worry about backordered or out-of-stock products. As we all know, Christmas is a notoriously difficult time to go shopping. People flood local malls and deplete warehouse inventories faster than any other time during the year, making it hard (and stressful) to find proper gifts, and even harder to find a lot of them for a group of employees. By giving gifts out during Thanksgiving, you can avoid these issues and make sure your transactions go as smoothly as possible.
- Showing appreciation for your employees’ efforts with a thoughtful gift during Thanksgiving will keep them motivated and working hard throughout the end of the year. As productivity tends to decline as the holiday season and New Year approach, it’s important that your company seeks to counteract this slowdown. They say that actions speak louder than words, so this holiday season, let employees know you appreciate their hard work with an act of giving rather than just telling them. Giving a valuable gift during Thanksgiving will provide employees with an extra boost of motivation that will keep them going strong.
Giving customers and employees gifts during Thanksgiving just makes sense. It’s a festive time of year when people gather with those who are important to them and find things to be grateful for, and they are sure to be grateful to you for your generous promotional offers! There are plenty of good reasons to use Thanksgiving when it comes to holiday gift-giving but neutrality, convenience, and employee motivation top the list. Make the switch this year and your business will reap the rewards of this special holiday.
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