English: "The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth" (1914) By Jennie A. Brownscombe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Today is a holiday here in the states, so I will make this brief, as you probably think you have more important things to do than read this blog.
The subject is Thanksgiving greetings. The attitude is cynical. Like you, I have received a decent amount of good holiday wishes from clients and colleagues. Unlike you, I would rather not receive them.
Being on the receiving end of a mass e-mail list with a cut and paste, insert-name-here greeting not only lacks sincerity, it borders on, “Are you kidding me?”
I realize many of you think, well what’s the harm, this is a good opportunity to stay in front of my clients and prospects. And you have a point. But if everyone else out there has the same idea, and sends the same message at the same time, what really is the point?
Save your effort, or send a message a week or two later or earlier, celebrating some more obscure event, or at the very least make your message different enough to actually be noticed. Or, simply ignore my churlish viewpoint.
Oh, and here’s “Hoping your year has given you plenty to be thankful for and wishing you a happy, healthy and hearty Thanksgiving!”
Got the (sarcastic) idea?