Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Does Your Church Send Greeting Cards?

Most churches reach out to the community in many various ways. The verb minister means: To serve, care for, assist, help, treat, and tend to.

Many churches cater to people on the outside, which is good, yet something's missing within the church. 

Nurturing relationships inside the church is a good place to start.
Relationships are key to any organization. 

Seasons in life that are difficult to bear can be intercepted with kindness! We've found that greeting cards are an exceptional way to express love, encouragement, and appreciation.

Not only should we send follow-up cards such as: "nice to meet you," but also as a means to stay in touch with your church family.  


"One who inspires with courage or confidence; who edifies with hope, support and spiritual assistance.  A person who comforts the wounded. One who fosters stimulation to keep on running."

Does your church send cards? If not, now is a good time to start. One greeting card has the power to change a life. Your card can arrive just in time- people like to know- they matter.

People are drawn by hunger, and they hunger to be loved. 

Usually "first-timers" will sit near the back because they don't know anyone. Pay attention to the back row! And pay attention to those who are sitting alone. Approach them and greet them! 

We all need a handshake, a hug, or a friendly "hello." but even beyond that, people actually desire a bit more. We can give more with a simple, sincere card.

We are His "hands and feet." Go the extra mile and send a card. We have an incredible system to help you do this. 
 How about $1.00 per card? 

How to implement a "greeting card ministry"...

Gather (legible :) information such as: current address, birthdays, anniversaries, date of salvation, baptisms, and or other special dates, and names of children etc. 

Set up your account, and simply enter names into the "Contact Manager." Which is something we offer for free. (You only pay for your cards and stamps)  our free system keeps track of birthdays and sends reminders. It also allows you to schedule a card to go out on a specific day if you'd like.

Browse the online catalog and choose a pre-made card or customize your own. You can even put your church logo on the back side of the card if you'd like.


After you finish creating your card, you'll go through the checkout. Next you click on the "SEND CARD" button. NOW... you don't have to do anything else. Because your card gets printed, stuffed, stamped, addressed and MAILED for you!


Pastor Appreciation
Church Anniversary
Revival Meetings
Prayer Meetings
I Appreciate you
Happy Birthday
Thank You
Praying for you
Thinking of You
Get Well

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Traditional Advertising vs. Appreciation Marketing

If you're in business then you already know that it takes money to make money. But how much money does it take? Let's take a look at two different forms of marketing.

"Ways to sell your stuff."

Traditional Advertising such as newspaper ads, direct mail, digital ads, and buying leads can be very expensive, and depending on how frequently your ads are run, you can expect to pay for it again and again. $$$

These traditional marketing techniques, the kind most of us use, are not bad ways to market, but they're super expensive, and unless you've got lots of money to throw around, forget it. It's pretty much like gambling and hoping for a win. 

You're betting on a certain percentage of your target market seeing and responding to your ad. But a large number of people will ignore your ad, don't see it, or toss it in the trash. Unfortunately, this type of "gambling" happens everyday.  Business owners put money into ads with no guarantee of a return on their investment- they only hope to keep their customers and get new ones. 

Let's look at a much less risky form of advertising. 
It's called Appreciation Marketing.
Understand this, it's not necessarily how much money you invest in your business, but it's more about how you do it. 

If you "throw it" out there to the unknown- you may or may not see a return. But if you specifically target it towards the customer base you already have, you will definitely see a return. 

Appreciation Marketing cost less, and it's way more effective. It takes away 90% of that "gambling" scare. It's a win-win for all involved. 

Showing appreciation to your customers, will gain you at least 2 more. Your customers will become "referring machines." Instead of you spinning your wheels trying to promote yourself, you will have satisfied customers out there referring you automatically!  

It's true, "People don't care how much you know unless they know how much you care." And, in the words of Zig Ziglar, "If people like you, they'll listen to you, but if they trust you, they'll do business with you." 

We have tons of examples and numerous testimonies that prove what we are saying. (People love to be appreciated!) Referral based marketing is the art of someone selling for you!

When you pay close attention to the customers you already have, they will pay you back in referrals. 

We offer, what I believe to be the best system out there for Appreciation Marketing. We send cards and gifts.  

Visit our website to see how you can become an Appreciator today. Let your customers know they're valuable and experience a win-win in your business and in your personal life.