Pat Starnes Snippets: Send your Thanksgiving cards out ASAP!

Send your Thanksgiving cards out ASAP!

It's been in the planning stage for a month, but today I finally addressed the postcards for my Thanksgiving mailout. Years ago, I attended a seminar that suggested any mass mailout be done AFTER the 15th of the month, but before the 25th for maximum effect.

My postcards were ordered from Color For Real Estate and look a little like this:


Happy Thanksgiving Postcard

On the reverse, I have my photo and contact information. Most people don't send Thanksgiving cards, but I like to do it. It helps to get me in the holiday spirit. And postcards ARE a little less expensive to mail!

Let me be among the first to wish YOU a Happy Thanksgiving!Pat Starnes, Metro Jackson, MS Realtor



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Brandon, Pearl, Ridgeland, Flowood, Madison and the Ross Barnett Reservoir area

 Pat Starnes, Broker Associate

Front Gate Real Estate, 6700 Old Canton Rd., Suite C

Ridgeland, MS 39157

601-991-2900 - Office

601-278-4513 - Cell


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Comment balloon 17 commentsPat Starnes-Front Gate Realty • November 17 2008 08:22PM


Ok you are better then me ... I just placed the order for our company Christmas card

Posted by Eric Reid (Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners) over 11 years ago

Nice looking card and good thought sending it out for Thanksgiving.

Posted by Jim Albano, Team - Jean-Marie Vantuno / Realtors North Jersey Real Estate (Prudential Damiano Realty ) over 11 years ago

And Happy Thanksgiving to you.  It is a great time to spend with family

Posted by Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ (Real Estate One) over 11 years ago

Eric: HA! Thanks for your comment. Actually, these cards were left from last year!

Jim & Jean-Marie: Nice to hear from Jersey. Thanks for stopping by.

Russ: Happy Turkey Day to you, too!  ~Pat

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) over 11 years ago

What a great idea.  Thanksgiving is one of my very favorite holidays.  It's more for adults than kids.

Posted by Randall Schrader (Competitive Insurance of Dundee) over 11 years ago

Thanks for the reminder!  Thanksgiving really creeped up on me!  I always send Thanksgiving cards rather than Christmas because they stand out more!

Posted by Mindy Sylvester, Naples Fl Real Estate (MVP Realty) over 11 years ago

I like the card too! Great idea!

Posted by Jennifer Brinson (Mortgages Unlimited, Inc) over 11 years ago

Thanksgiving cards are usually safer than Christmas cards since not everybody celebrates Christmas.

Posted by Kristina Leone (Lionheart Home Staging, LLC) over 11 years ago

Pat - Congratulations on your card.  The presentation is professional and the imaging is on target for the month of November.  All the best to you and your business.

Posted by Kenneth Bargers (Prudential Woodmont Realty) over 11 years ago

I usually do Christmas cards, and Birthday cards

Posted by Scott Blanchard (Mortgage Force ) over 11 years ago

Beautiful cards!

Posted by Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage. (Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria) over 11 years ago

I have two questions for you.

1. How does sending them between the 15th and 25th maximize the effect?

2. How did you do that cool picture of you next to a sign with nothing in the background?

Isn't it funny that I drive past your office to get to mine but we have never met. Yet we post on each other's blog. AR is just cool like that.

Posted by Lovejoy Team (Re/Max Alliance) over 11 years ago

Brad, your two answers follow:

1. Most bills arrive between the 25th and the 10th, so avoid mailing between these dates. You want your mail to be noticed and read, so ideally send on a "light" mail day.

2. The picture was made with a white backdrop. Compliments of a local photographer, Stefan Klein (Vicki's husband).



Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Pat:  I need to get busy with my Christmas cards.  I hand address them every year.  December will be here before you know it.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 11 years ago

Chris: I agree. Hand addressed is best. Sometimes I have used labels, but always a hand-written personal message inside the card. ~Pat

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Hey Pat.  I always send out Thanksgiving Day cards.  They definitely help me stand out from the crowd of Christmas cards.  This is a good reminder for me to get mine in the mail tomorrow.   Thanks a bunch.

Posted by Rhonda Burgess, Moving to Nashville TN Real Estate Specialist (Southern Living Realty Partners) over 11 years ago

I am newer to the business. However, I did send out holiday cards last year but did not think it was a good way to contact people.  Thanksgiving might make sense and something for me to think about next year.  It seems that if you want to send holiday cards out to get noticed, do it for the smaller holidays like St Patricks day.

Posted by Keith Manson (First Weber Group/short sale/cdpe/gri) over 11 years ago

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