Posted on  by Maarten de Haas
Because an interactive card simply is much more fun

10 reasons to send an Interactive Christmas Card this year

Time flies! Before you know it's Christmas. A beautiful time. But weeks before Christmas many companies are faced with difficult choices. What will be a nice Christmas gift this year? And what about Christmas cards?

10 reasons in a row to go for an interactive Christmas card this year.

 

Because your customers and employees deserve it

1. Because your customers and employees deserve it

Most companies understand very well that employees feeling valued are extra devoted and working hard for the company. Unfortunately we are not always able to show our appreciation for our employees and customers due to busy schedules.

You could look at Christmas as a great opportunity to really surprise your people and thank them. A beautiful, custom made interactive card is special, authentic and impressive. Because of the care that goes into it, your appreciation will come through. And you can also provide a beautiful message with it. I bet your employees and relations soon are even more satisfied and happier to work together with you!

 

Because your card will be the talk of the day

2. Because your card will be the talk of the day

People love to chat in the coffee corner. Preferably about something they have an opinion about. And what would be better than your incredible Christmas card as their talk of the day? This will happen if you come up with something special this year. With a beautifully crafted interactive Christmas card your company will make an impression. Especially when your card got a little touch of humor, beautiful animations and entertaining game elements.

Make your corporate Christmas card an annual event your customers and employees look forward to! This will reward your company one way or the other. If only by the satisfaction you get from the compliments you catch when you're walking by the coffee corner!

 

Because your Christmas card is your showpiece

3. Because your Christmas card is your showpiece

Originality and quality works. And yet companies not always invest in corporate Christmas cards. A missed opportunity in my opinion. Your organization probably stands for quality and innovation, so wouldn't you like to show that with your Christmas card?!

Ask a professional this year to create a card for your company that can be clicked and swiped on. If the card reflects the quality and feel of your company it makes it an important showpiece. I'd say use it to your advantage!

 

Because it's sustainable and better for the environment

4. Because it's sustainable and better for the environment

Your company meets all sustainability requirements. You do business with partners who also carry a green label. Wouldn't it be great if your Christmas cards are sustainable too?

With an interactive Christmas card no more trees will be cut down. No more paper recycling with chlorine washing needs to be done. And you surprise your customers with a joyful interactive experience. What else do you need?

 

Because the card can be viewed anywhere in the world

5. Because the card can be viewed anywhere in the world

An interactive Christmas card you share online. Or, for example through a newsletter. With a single click the card can be experienced from all over the world. It doesn't matter if the recipient is browsing on a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer, with big or small screen, your card works.

A well-developed card loads fast in all major internet browsers without plugins. A specialist takes this into account. So find an expert, because the last thing your company needs is having technical problems, slow animations and unnecessary compromises in creativity. Creating interactive animations is an expertise and that's not equal to developing a website or creating a animation for video.

 

Because the card can be shared through social media

6. Because the card can be shared through social media

Perhaps the most important advantage of an online Christmas card is that it can be shared through social media. Bring your card directly to the attention through networks like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

The interactive card quickly goes all around the world with your brand and message. Every time a user shares your card with its contacts, the number of viewers could grow exponentially. Who knows your card soon will go viral on the internet! An invaluable advertisement for your brand.

 

Because your card attracts visitors to your website

7. Because your card attracts visitors to your website

An interactive card is a great way to attract visitors to your website. But wouldn't it be even better if these visitors come back more often?

A professional custom card is fully programmed. Therefore everything is working perfect in different browsers. But it also creates opportunities to make the card more interesting for a revisit. For example, because there is always something new to see or play.

 

Because an interactive card simply is much more fun

8. Because an interactive card simply is much more fun

A postcard can be viewed and put on a desk. A video, you can start and stop. And, let's be honest, a simple card by email you open once and after that no more.

In a playful interactive card on the other hand, you can click, swipe, play and maybe even discover a whole fantasy world. The card can be created as creative, graphical and technical you like. Imagine your card contains a funny game element or even a full Christmas game. It's dynamic and playful. Isn't that much more fun to get?!

 

Because an interactive card can be personalized

9. Because an interactive card can be personalized

Postcards, as well as videos, are static. Once created they always remain the same.

An interactive card is dynamic and could contain dynamic content. The user experience can be adapted to the device and the user. Despite the card being sent to multiple recipients, each recipient could still be able to get a personalized user experience.

 

Because in the end you attract new customers

10. Because in the end you attract new customers

So in short, an interactive Christmas card goes beyond the transfer of a lovely Christmas message and thank you to your employees and customers. It's an excellent opportunity to promote your company, attract visitors to your website and to create brand awareness among a large audience.

An attractive, fun card is a good reason for new customers to do business with you. A good interactive card will pay for itself and will sooner or later produce new customers. A good start of the new year!

Maarten de Haas

Senior Front-end Developer / Interactive Motion Designer

Maarten de Haas

With over 16 years experience as Senior Front-end Developer / Interactive Motion Designer I am fulltime passionately committed to designing and developing interactives and code-based animations, interactive maps and web games for companies.

Previously I've been responsible for live graphics and software development for many famous television productions in The Netherlands and abroad for more than 13 years.

I know the graphical and technical capabilities in 2D and 3D, as well as the hiccups of different browsers and optimizations in order to get the best possible online performance.

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