SHOW APPRECIATION TO CUSTOMERS: Give A Handcrafted & Unique Corporate Gift

For Small Businesses, Service Professionals and Entrepreneurs - 4 Great Ways to Show Your Gratitude Now that Can Increase Sales in The Coming Year

Online PR News – 21-December-2010 – – Asheville NC: Building up a business during difficult times is vital. But how often do owners take the time to say “thank you” to the people that make everything possible?

Business professionals should remember that the holidays at the end of the year make a perfect time to tell clients or customers how much their business (both current and future) means by offering handcrafted and unique corporate gifts.

MOUNTAIN MADE, an Asheville art and craft gallery, recommends the following art gift ideas as wonderful ways of saying “Thank You” this holiday season.

Melinda Knies, gallery manager says, “Business gift giving need not become a chore of just doing “the right thing” but can be a powerful yet gracious way to promote your company with seeming tasteless or self-serving”.

Gift Idea 1 - Handmade Art Greeting Cards. A simple greeting card can mean a great deal to a valued client at the holidays. But don’t rush out to grab a box or ordinary cards that everybody gives out.

Give customers something truly one-of-a-kind with handmade greeting cards created by professional North Carolina artists.

Gift Idea 2 - Handcrafted Note Cards. Take a moment during a busy day to write personal notes to all those special customer accounts. Use these notes to share a private thanks and personal thoughts with them.

Why not make this note even more special by using artist-designed note cards that instantly tell people, they are very important to the business.

Gift Idea 3 – Custom Art Invitations. Make those business dinner parties something different this year. Personalize some of our exclusive, handcrafted art cards and use them as either invitations or place cards.

Gift Idea 4 – Small Craft Gifts. Take your customer relationship to a new level by giving works from local Carolina artists such as books, music, or pottery. Clients will appreciate fine art gifts such as ceramic figurines, wooden art pieces or handmade journals for years to come.

For more information => 2010 Handmade Holiday Gift List.

Mountain Made is a project of Mountain BizWorks, a local not-for-profit organization, and features the works of regional artisans, writers and musicians.

The MOUNTAIN MADE art gallery and gift shop, as well its proceeds, will further support entrepreneurial development in our Southern Appalachian Mountains.

For more information on this event, contact store manager, Melinda Knies, at
828-350-0307 or e-mail staff[at] or visit (Interviews available on request)

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