Christmas is now over and we have time for some reflection regarding our activities in December when most of us were sending and receiving Christmas cards. At Doorsan we were still very busy selling and dispatching internal and external wooden doors as well as the related door hardware and accessories. However, we have an interest in anything remotely related to doors. So this blog post is all about Christmas cards landing on the doorstep.
Some people are shying away from the traditional Christmas card, sending email versions or not bothering at all, however I love to see post on our doormat that is not promotional or bill related and I usually send mine in good time to alleviate the worry of missing the posting deadline. I think that sending a card is a good opportunity to remind friends and family that you are thinking of them, especially when you don't see them very often.
When sending Christmas cards to friends and family outside of the UK, you had to be aware of the deadlines with some final dates in November or earlier. The most common destination for cards outside of the UK is the USA and for standard postage to the USA, the deadline was Friday 12th December. For any cards that you were sending within the UK, second class postage was by Thursday 18th December and first class was needed to be in the post box by Saturday 20th December.
Delivery dates are very important in all industries and we at Doorsan emphasise to our customers that some of our doors (particularly the most popular) are occasionally out of stock. In addition our Bespoke ranges have to be made specifically for customers so they are only made upon request. Therefore, pre-planning is vitally important when ordering timber doors as not all are ‘off the shelf’ products so you need to factor in the dispatch and delivery times throughout the UK, its not as simple as delivering a Christmas card
I am always amused by the cards for specific recipients and have already seen "Son, Girlfriend and Your Daughter" as well as "Step Daughter and Son in Law". Not forgetting the cards designed specially for pets, of course.
I hope you received plenty of Christmas cards through your door prior to Christmas and had an enjoyable time with friends and family. We wish you all Happy New Year.