New Year, New Opportunities for Customer Referrals

Business goals should be reviewed throughout the year, but January is a great time to take a fresh look at how you stay in touch with your clients. You can generate more customer referrals if you cultivate your client relationships.

  • Are you proactive about reaching out?
  • How many times a year do you touch base with your customers?
  • Do you communicate with your clients through different methods (mail, e-mail, social media)?

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The value of keeping in touch can pay dividends in repeat business and more referrals.
Depending on your business sales cycle, you might send a personal message to your best clients five times per year, and other valued people in your sphere of influence (networking associates) three times per year. Setting up a greeting card mailing program for your business is a very cost-effective way to promote your business proactively.
Why should you have a greeting card program? Learn more here!

Don’t be left behind, stay top of mind.

Technology has businesses evolving at the speed of light, and you don’t want to be left behind. If you don’t stay in touch with your best clients and most valued customers, they may quietly leave  to purchase from your competition. If you build value in your business relationships, you will be rewarded with a more successful business.

Do customer loyalty programs work? There are no shortcuts, you have to earn customer loyalty through your actions.
“Merely satisfying customers will not be enough to earn their loyalty. Instead, they must experience exceptional service worthy of their repeat business and referral. Understand the factors that drive this customer revolution.” – Rick Tate

Different target markets will communicate differently – but getting a greeting card in the mail is still a very effective way to let a valued client know that their business is important to you. In an age where every retail store has a “rewards card” or “savings app”, sending a non-salesy greeting can stand out in people’s mind.

  • The younger generation thinks of snail-mail as a novelty so why not use that to your advantage?
  • Older folks still look forward to checking their mailbox every day
  • By sending a greeting card in a brightly colored envelope with a real stamp, it shows your customer that they are not receiving a mass-mailed item

Looking for some client appreciation ideas?



  • Send a $5 gift card to your top 10 clients each month


No Time To Do This Yourself?

Learn more about our Do-It-For-You Program.
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Surprise your clients and send them a Birthday Card by mail

Birthday cards for business – Recognize your favorite clients and employees with a Birthday Greeting Card in their mailbox.

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When you mail a birthday card it has a much different and very personal effect on people, and a personal connection leads to better business relationships. Receiving (snail) mail has become a bit of a novelty, and younger Millennials feel they are connecting to someone in a different and more meaningful way when they receive physical mail. Also, by sending a greeting card to their home, employees will see you made an extra effort to recognize their special day. This can also be a great way to send a little extra something like a coffee gift card.*

Send the important people to your business a quirky yet professional Birthday Greeting Card, and they will remember how you made them feel.

Birthday recognition plans are highly effective retention programs. We make the entire process a piece of cake! We will track and mail birthday cards to every employee and/or client on time, every time for you, so you don’t have to worry about it.

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Check our our professional birthday greeting card catalog here. You choose a design, confirm your contact list, and we will schedule the cards to be sent to arrive on the appropriate dates.
An email can land in the spam box or get lost in a mass of unwanted emails. On social media, you can’t always be sure your post will be seen, and mass-messaging or texting is very far removed from sending someone a real greeting card that they can hold in their hand.

Will your clients remember you?

*Note: With our done-for-you Birthday Greeting Card Programs, if you supply the gift cards, we will insert them when the birthday card is sent.
Questions? Email us!
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Get your Business Christmas Cards mailed for you this year!

Client retention saves you the stress of getting your Client Christmas Cards in the mail.

After three simple steps, your part is done and you can get back to business at hand.

There is still time to order business Christmas Cards and have them mailed directly to your clients and employees.
1. Pick a card from our unique selection
2. Choose a verse that most suits your taste
2. Take a few minutes to review and export your mailing list
Contact us with your order and information and we will get you a proof to review. After that, your part is done!
Order by November 17, and we can take care of everything to get your Business Christmas Cards in the mail.
Your cards will arrive and look as if they came directly from you – we do not use your company logo on the cards, or try to sell to your clients. We will ALWAYS keep your data safe and confidential. Hear what our customers have to say about our professional services…

Do you have a positive reaction when you receive a personal card or note from someone in the mail?

Who doesn’t?

Most people still check their physical mailbox every day, especially for their business. When you mail a greeting card to a customer you can be almost certain they received it. Who wouldn’t immediately be attracted to pickup a brightly colored envelope and be pleased to discover it has a real stamp, not a bulk mailing stamp.
People feel special when they receive a personal greeting. They will remember how you made them feel appreciated. Sending a card in the spirit of the season demonstrates that you value them.
Sending a Christmas Card lets people know that you value them enough to spend the time collecting their address and spend the postage for sending them a Christmas card in the mail.
It is always a nice surprise to see something in the mailbox that is not a bill or asking you for something.
Tip: If you feel it is appropriate, you can insert a small gift card, but we recommend you do NOT sell to people with your Christmas card. Even the most tasteful offer is still a sales pitch, and your recipient will appreciate and respect you most if you keep the message simple, and about them.
Send a holiday card to your customers, clients, prospects, vendors, referral sources, and your entire sphere of influence. Or better yet, let us take care of your Christmas mailing for you!

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Send Business Thanksgiving Greeting Cards for less than you think

10th Annual Thanksgiving Greeting Card Special

Now is the time to order business greeting cards to send to your clients and associates. By ordering now, you can save twenty percent off our regular price for greeting cards customized and mailed for you to arrive before the holiday.

20% savings until October 7, 2018

$1.75 per customized card, completely ‘done-for-you’ and mailed on your behalf. Of course your client list is kept completely confidential.

3 Simple Steps to order your customized business Thanksgiving Greeting Cards:

Choose a card #


Choose a verse #


Reply back to us with your selection


Once we receive your email reply, we’ll immediately contact you to get some details. All cards are hand-signed with commemorative stamp and mailed out on time!

Review Cards and Verses below, or if it is easier, you can download the pdf here.
Want to send your customers a holiday card, but the whole card preparation thing is just way too much work? Client Retention makes it simple – we hand-sign, seal, stamp and send your holiday greeting cards out on time on your behalf!

Go to our contact form if you are ready to make your selections now.

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Choose a Thanksgiving Verse for inside your card:

1. May your Thanksgiving be filled with joy . . . a wonderful beginning to a special Holiday Season. Happy Thanksgiving!
2.  We are so thankful for your support, your friendship, and most of all . . .YOU!  Happy Thanksgiving!
3.  May the Holiday Season fill your home with joy, your heart with love, and your life with laughter. Happy Thanksgiving!
4. Whatever Your Preference . . . may you have a bountiful Thanksgiving, a happy Holiday Season and a healthy, prosperous New Year.  (Great with card #5 & 21)
5. Because the good will of those we (I) serve is the foundation of our (my) success, it’s a real pleasure at this holiday time to say “THANK YOU” as we (I) wish you happiness and success in the coming year. Happy Thanksgiving.
6.  Wishing you the happiness of good friends, the joy of a happy family, and the wonder of the Holiday Season. Happy Thanksgiving.
7.  Our (My) sincere appreciation for your confidence and loyalty. We are (I am) deeply thankful and extend to you . . . Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season. Happy Thanksgiving.
8.  As we (I) give thanks on this special day, we (I) hope many more blessings are coming your way! Happy Thanksgiving!
9. Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life. Happy Thanksgiving!
10. In warm appreciation of our association during the past year, we (I) extend our very best wishes for a joyous Holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving.
11. It’s a pleasure to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and to thank you for the trust and confidence you have shown this past year. May you and yours enjoy a Thanksgiving full of many blessings.
12. The American tradition of Thanksgiving offers the opportunity to reflect on the grace, compassion and charity each of us has received. Happy Thanksgiving.
13. Wishing you an abundance of peace and plenty this Holiday Season and throughout the coming year. Happy Thanksgiving!
14. It has been our (my) pleasure to serve you this past year. Today more than ever, we are (I am) thankful for your business and friendship. Wishing you and your family Happy Thanksgiving.
15. No matter what’s on the menu . . . enjoy the Holiday. Happy Thanksgiving. (Great with cards 9, 13, 15, 17)
16. Something’s Up! The farmer just unfriended us on Facebook. Thinking of you and wishing you a stress-free Thanksgiving. (Great with cards 11 & 28)
17. May you enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving Day and a joyous Holiday Season!

Fill out your selections below and submit your selections. Call 916-771-5600 to contact us if you have questions about the order process.

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Heads up! Greeting card season is just around the corner.

greeting card seasonHoliday Greeting Card Season can be stressful. Get a jump on sending a business greeting card this holiday season if you act NOW!

We know what you are thinking — it’s only September!

It is hard to take the time away from your business to send a Thanksgiving or Christmas Card to your clients when you are juggling a full holiday schedule of family & business commitments. Set up your Thanksgiving or Christmas card mailing list now so you can worry about one less thing. There are just a few steps to complete your order.
If the Holiday card preparation and mailing process is just too time consuming, Client Retention can do it for you.

1) Prepare your contact list (to be kept completely confidential)
2) We will send you a selection of cards and greetings to choose from
3) Review your proof of your greeting card and check this project off your list!
Don’t worry, we won’t send your holiday cards to your clients and customers now, they will be sent to arrive on time. The card arrives in a brightly colored envelope and looks like it came directly from you – we want you to get all the credit!
If you have a mailing list (yes, we are talking snail mail greeting cards), your next step is to choose a card and customize the message. They will have a personal touch with your signature, and be hand stamped not bulk mailed.

We look forward to helping you enhance your communications, strengthen your follow up, and build long-lasting relationships with your network.

Jodi Riolo & Sandie Marinoble

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Are you looking for a client follow-up tool to get noticed?

It is so much easier to follow-up with clients when you have cards on hand and ready to send.

Save with special pricing on our Card of the month!
Every month we feature one of our fun and unique greeting cards at a special price. This gives you the opportunity to stock up on greeting cards you can send to clients or prospects. Your business information will be pre-printed on the inside, so it is just a matter of signing and addressing the envelope. This small effort will pay big dividends when it comes to letting someone know you care enough to send a card “just because”. Your business will stand above the rest if you send your card on non-holidays and without a sales pitch.

client follow upPurchase our card of the month and use it to connect with your clients this summer.

Simply place your order here, and your cards will arrive ready for you to sign and send. We include brightly colored envelopes so your card is sure to stand out in the mail pile.

Pricing on minimum purchase of 25 cards:
Blank $1/card
Verse only $1.25/card
Verse with custom contact info $1.50/card
This pricing does not include postage.

The verse inside the card reads:

When the need for my service pops up
we’re here to help, lickety split.
It will be refreshingly cool to work with you!

If you have a client list ready, but no time to get them in the mail, we can help!

Client Retention specializes in managing mailing programs for all types of businesses. Your information is kept completely confidential, and we do not print our logo on your cards. We can hand-sign your cards and insert a gift card if you like. Our greeeting cards arrive as if you sent them yourself – your clients will never know unless you tell them!
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Business Birthday Cards – We Mail Them For You

Recognize a special employee or client with a professional business birthday card. A simple greeting card in the mail can be highly effective for client retention. Your client is sure to remember that you remembered their birthday.

We make the entire mailing process a piece of cake!

We will track and mail birthday cards based on your request, so you don’t have to worry about it. Your contact list will be kept strictly confidential, and your recipient does not have to know the card didn’t come from you.

Contact us for a price list, you can see our selection of professional and quirky business birthday cards here.
Do you know your client’s birthday?!?!
Check with mutual associates and someone is likely to know. When it is ready, email us your contacts. We will keep your mailing list on file current and confidential.
Keeping track of the birthdays and cards can become tedious and unmanageable — for just a few dollars, you can send a unique greeting that tells your client you care.
p.s. When you send someone a birthday card, it is not a time to sell them something, so we do not recommend inserting any literature or business cards with this mailing, but a gift card of some sort would be an extra special surprise. You can purchase in bulk and we can keep them on file to insert as needed.

Contact us today and see how easy it is to get a Business Birthday Card campaign started.

We look forward to helping you enhance your communications, strengthen your follow up, and build long-lasting relationships with your network.

Jodi Riolo & Sandie Marinoble

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Business greeting card ideas: 30 Cards and 26 Verses!

July 4th Business Greeting Cards and Verse Selections are HERE!

If you are looking for some unique greeting card ideas, browse our selection below. After you decide what you like, Client Retention (that’s us!) can do your entire business greeting card mailing on your behalf.

The Fourth of July is a great time to touch base with your clients. Let them know you care about their business all year long!

4th of July Special — 20% Savings

$1.75 + stamp includes:

1.  Contact information (printed inside the card too!)
2.  Return Address (printed on a colored envelope – Patriotic Red)
3.  Billing information
4.  Mailing list (completely confidential)

All you need to do is call 916-771-5600 with your selected Card # and Verse #, or contact us with the form below. We’ll then connect with you to get the details.

Verse 1

Proud to be an American and proud to have exceptional customers like you. Thank you for your Business!
Happy 4th of July!

Verse 2 (Great with cards #17 & #23)

Sending a tweet your way to wish you a Happy Independence Day!
Happy 4th of July!

Verse 3

On this 4th of July, let us salute those that sacrificed their lives for our independence and freedom.
Happy Birthday America!

Verse 4

What an amazing Country we are blessed to call home.
Praise God that we are free!
Happy Birthday America!

Verse 5

for your friendship, your business, and the opportunity to serve you.
Wishing you Happy 4th of July!

Verse 6

Thank my lucky stars to be living here today, cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can’t take that away . . .
There ain’t no doubt I love this land, God Bless the USA!
-Lee Greenwood
Happy Birthday America!
Happy 4th of July!

Verse 7

Giving thanks for the most precious gifts
of all . . .  Hope, Peace and Freedom.
Happy 4th of July!

Verse 8

Wishing you an
Independence Day filled with pride in our country and the special love of family and friends.
Happy 4th of July!

Verse 9

From our home to yours . . .
Wishing you, friends and family a fun filled day as you celebrate the birth of our great Country.
Happy 4th of July!

Verse 10

Wishing our valued clients, friends and family, a spectacular 4th of July!
Thank you for your business.
Happy Birthday America!

Verse 11

Let us remember and salute the brave actions of those that sacrificed their lives to preserve the freedom we enjoy today.
Happy Birthday America and Happy 4th of July!

Verse 12

Hope you take some time out for yourself, family and friends and enjoy a memorable
and relaxing holiday.
Happy 4th of July and Happy Summer!

Verse 13

Wishing you a Holiday filled with pride, honor and lots of fun.
Happy 4th of July!

Verse 14 (great with card #2)

Wishing you fun in the sun this 4th of July.
Happy Birthday America!

Verse 15

“That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
Wishing you a Happy 4th of July!

Verse 16 (great with card #5)

Don’t find yourself peeking over the fence this 4th of July. Live like someone left the gate open.
Happy July 4th and Happy Summer!

Verse 17, (great with cards #5, #18, #22, #25)

Dog Gone It! There is just no disguising it . . .
Wishing you a 4th of July filled with pride, warmth and togetherness with your
friends and family.
Hot Diggity Dog,
lt’s the 4th of July!

Verse 18 (great with card #6)

July 4th and Ice cream . . . the sweetest way to celebrate the birth of America!
Thank you for your business.
Happy 4th of July!

Verse 19 (great with card #1)

Take time out to bake
some sweet memories this 4th of July
with family and friends.
Happy Birthday America!

Verse 20 (great with card #17 & card #23)

Wishing you and your PEEPS a wonderful Holiday celebrating the birth of America and the freedom we enjoy every day.
Happy 4th of July.

Verse 21

With Liberty And Justice For All! Wishing you and yours a
Happy 4th of July!

Verse 22

Let us celebrate
today and every day . . .
Our Freedom,
Our Pride,
Our Country
Happy 4th of JULY!

Verse 23 (great with card #24)

Who said BBQ?
I’m fired up to wish you a charcoal hot 4th of July!
Hope you, family and friends have a memorable day decorated with all the trimmings.
Happy 4th of July.

Verse 24

“America! America!
God shed his grace on thee, and crown thy good
with brotherhood,
from sea to shining sea.”
Happy Birthday America!

Verse 25 (great with card #9)

A “toast” to you this
4th of July.
Your business and friendship is what makes
our Company a success.
Happy 4th Of July!

Verse 26

Wishing you a Holiday filled with pride, honor and lots of fun. (Maybe a few sparklers too!)
Happy 4th of July!

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Customer Relationships Hole In One ~ Greeting Card Monthly Special

Take exceptional care of your clients by following up regularly and staying connected. Send them a real card in the mail!

It’s as great as a “Hole in One!” when they say, “Thanks for the card!” Following up, connecting and consistently keeping the communication going, are all key components to building customer relationships and RETAINING your customers after the sale.
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Inside Verse ~~

Anyway You Slice It . . . 
Working with customers like you suits me to a tee.

If you have friends or family that could use my services,
please give me a call. I will provide service that is way above par!

(Custom Signature)

This month, order “Hole in One” at special pricing from our card catalog. After you choose your quantity and complete your order, cards will arrive ready to send in brightly colored envelopes.

Monthly Greeting Card Special: Hole In One

  • Blank Card  –  $1.00
  • Verse Only  –  $1.25
  • Verse w/custom signature  –  $1.50

If you can’t get the cards done and the envelopes addressed on time, and just wish someone would . . . Maintain your Client List, Hand-sign, Seal, Stamp and Send them for you!


Contact us at [email protected] or call 916-771-5600 to speak to us personally. 

We’ll get your cards out the door for you on time, every time! Your client list is kept completely confidential.

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Will your clients remember you?

A quality greeting card, professionally printed with your personal message or brand is an effective way to solidify business relationships and help your clients remember you.

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Hire Client Retention to send a client appreciation card or to recognize a birthday in an effort to build an on-going business relationship.  

When you hire Client Retention, sending cards is easy, we do it for you. You know the value that comes from staying in touch with your network.  Our unique and classy greeting cards (shopping cart link) can provide that special connection needed to build a business relationship.

Customer appreciation mailing programs: You choose the design and greeting, we mail the cards for you every 1-3 months.

  • Customer Appreciation
  • Birthday Cards. for employees and clients
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Thank You Reward Mailings (insert a gift card!)
  • Holiday Mailings (all year long)

When a Relationship Matters . . . Send a Card

Client Retention Inc. provides personalized greeting cards for your business. We can do it all for you, or you can order small quantities of cards and mail them yourself.
We have found most of our clients just want us to get it done. Once we have your contact list — which is kept completely confidential — and an approval on your card proof, your part is done.
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