Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude, a time to give thanks and to show your appreciation. If you’re in business, you owe the world to your customers, employees, and vendors, because without them – well, you know. So, why not show your appreciation, gratitude, and thanks to all of them on a day created to give thanks? Good question, isn’t it? So why not thank your customers, employees, and vendors this Thanksgiving?

Do You Appreciate Your Customers?

Most businesses show customer’s appreciation at Christmas with cards, baskets, and presents — there’s certainly nothing wrong with that. However, Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, and it comes a month before Christmas. I don’t want to sound crass and commercial here, but wouldn’t it be good business to be ahead of your competition on the holiday thank you list? And consider this, have you ever received a Thanksgiving card, food tray, or ham? If so, what kind of impact did it make on you? Wouldn’t a Thanksgiving gift of appreciation from a vendor or store stand out?

“Show your customers some love. If you want to take your relationship with loyal customers to the next level, do it with a little appreciation. Show you care, and your customers will pay you back as advocates for your brand.” — 10 Ways to Use Promotional Products You Might Have Missed

Do You Cherish Your Employees?

If you didn’t have dedicated, loyal, and hard-working employees you wouldn’t have customers, you wouldn’t have a business. So, do your employees know you appreciate what they do? Once again, what better time to show you care than a day of giving thanks? Give your teammates a turkey, ham, or grocery gift certificate … and then give them a branded shopping tote bag to carry their bounty home.

“How important is employee recognition? Unfortunately, too many managers believe money is what retains valuable employees. Let me ask you a question. Have you ever resigned from a position to take a lower paying one? If so, money wasn’t your motivation, was it? Was it a lack of recognition, company culture, or your boss? Chew on that one the next time you think employee recognition is overrated.” — The Top Ten Time to Recognize Employees.

Do You Thank Your Vendors Enough?

If you’re in business, you have vendors that have come through for you. Suppliers who have gone above and beyond, distributors that have answered the call when you most needed them, and providers who have become more than business partners – they’ve become friends. Why not show your thanks to them? Share a wine set, nut tin, or cheese tray

“Thanksgiving is also the beginning of the traditional holiday season. It’s a time we thankfully share our bounty, a time to count all our blessings at home and work. It’s a time for businesses to recognize employees, thank customers, and share the blessing with vendors.” — Thanksgiving is about Food and Love

This Thanksgiving Thank Your Customers, Employees, and Vendors

Are you thankful for your customers, employees, and vendors? I know, it’s a silly question, isn’t it? Of course, you’re thankful. You’re grateful for your customers, to your team, and your vendors. But do you show your thanks? Do customers, employees, and vendors know how much you appreciate them? Why take the chance and assume they do? Why not show your appreciation this Thanksgiving by thanking those who mean so much to your business? If we can help, Contact Us. Thank you and have a happy Thanksgiving!

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