Update on December 27, 2011: For New Year's greetings, read this post.
At this time of year many people are asking questions about holiday greetings. In the spirit of the season, I have linked to a few of my popular posts on holiday greeting topics (below).
In addition, an excellent resource for the correct dates of holidays around the globe is the University of Kansas Medical Center's Diversity Calendar. Click this link for a list of holidays in November and December 2011.
Here are practical posts on holiday greetings:
How Do You Like Your Holiday Cards? includes readers' opinions on printed cards vs. emailed Christmas and holiday greetings.
Giving Thanks to Customers, Employees, and Others includes 10 examples of thank-you messages. Note: In the United States, Thanksgiving is on November 24 this year.
Holiday Greetings Made Easy shares many tips on holiday greetings, from thanks and Thanksgiving to Christmas and Hanukkah messages to New Year's notes. Note: I have updated the blog post in my current newsletter article, "Holiday Messages Made Easy." If you do not receive the newsletter, Better Writing at Work," subscribe for free. The updated article includes a sample holiday greeting to send if you are in a job search.
Tips for Writing a Holiday Letter offers examples of how to share the year's highlights without sounding like a braggart.
On to New Year's Wishes answers your questions about how to render the holiday name correctly.
Happy New Year Sentiments and Sentences provides templates for messages.
Post-Holiday Writing Etiquette shares ideas on how to be gracious after the holidays.
Sending holiday messages is a perfect way to create and maintain business relationships. If the process seems intimidating, using the resources above will make it much easier.