Christmas Cards Verses Holiday Cards

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Managing Real Estate Broker with eXp Realty RB-19250

                                                                    ChristmasCards 

After several delays I am finally getting my cards out today.  As in the years past I am sending Christmas Cards, not Holiday Cards.

I have actually been counseled in the past that I may offend some and should not mail Christmas Cards.  When I worked for a large corporation years ago it was company policy not to call them Christmas Cards.

Here is my response.  LIGHTEN UP!

  • Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas.
  • Mele Kalikimaka, Mele Kalikimaka, Mele Kalikimaka, Mele Kalikimaka,   (Mele Kalikimaka is Merry Christmas in Hawaiian).

If someone celebrates another holiday from another religion and sent me a card, I would not be bothered or insulted.  If someone were to say a pray for some other religion I would be courteous and respect them by being quiet.  If someone placed a religious display for their Holiday it would not bother me in the slightest.  Why would a rational person be insulted by Merry Christmas?

After almost 2 seconds of thought I made a business decision that every year I will send Christmas Cards.  If that costs me a piece of business it will be offset by any it may bring me. 

So please go out and enjoy the Christmas Holidays with you family and have a safe and prosperous 2007.

 

Also view my post: Hawaiian 12 Days of Christmas

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Randy L. Prothero, REALTOR®

Broker-in-Charge, ABR, AHWD, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MRP, SFR

eXp Realty

Team Leader - "The Prothero Group"

Randy Prothero is well established as an expert in working with military / VA clients and first time home buyers.  His home seller's (listing) campaign is one of the most aggressive marketing programs in the area.  His luxury home listings sell faster and for more money.

Based out of Mililani, Hawaii. Randy services the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) Performs mediations and ombudsman services for the Board of Realtors.  To improve overall professionalism in his area Randy also offers classes for real estate agents. 

www.HawaiiRandy.comOahu (Honolulu County) Property Search  Hawaii Military Relocations

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Eddy Martinez
Nationwide Funding Group - Highland Park, CA
those people that feel offended deep down appreciate you taking the time to send them something out of good faith and sincerity. keep doing what you are doing randy!!!
Dec 15, 2006 07:12 AM #1
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Gina Dougherty
Fusion Design Consulting - Redondo Beach, CA
Home Staging Redondo Beach, CA- FusionDesignConsulting.com
Randy, I agree with you, I would not be offended if I received a card with good wishes regardless of whether it was a holiday that I personally celebrated or not.  Merry Christmas!
Dec 15, 2006 07:31 AM #2
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1SG (Ret.) David Kucic
Hawaii Military Realty, Inc. - Ewa Beach, HI
President and Owner
Randy-The family looks great in the picture.  How about that Rabbi in Seattle that complained about the Christmas tree and the fact that there was no menora?  They ended up taking down all of the trees so as to not offend anyone.  This crap is crazy!  I have a few Jewish friends that I sent Christmas cards to and they never complained.  In case nobody has checked their geography book, mapquest, google earth or any other mapping program, this is the frickin UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!  Quit complaining about how you are not being treated fairly.  I could care less what race, creed, color or religion I am.  Christmas is Christmas regardless of the religion it is associated with.  It is a celebration of family, friends, giving and thankfullness for what we have.  You can wish me a Merry Christmas anytime you want!
Dec 15, 2006 10:17 AM #3
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Michael S. Mackey
CENTURY 21 All Islands - Mililani, HI
REALTOR ABR, CRS, GRI, RSPS

Randy and everyone else: I agree 100%!!! I can't believe all this political correctness BS. MERRY CHRISTMAS!! MELE KELIKIMAKA!!

Dec 15, 2006 10:40 AM #4
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Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
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Eddy - I think so. Most are really not sincere; they just like to make issues out of everything.

Gina - I don't think normal people would ever be offended.

David - Merry Christmas!  Oh the Rabbi was in the news.  He did not intend for what happended.  he withdrew his complaint and the trees are back up.  I hope they put up a Jewish display.  That would be the cool thing to do.  After all Jesus was Jewish.

Michael - One of the beauties of working for yourself as we do is that we won't have to bow to that stuff like corporate America does.

Dec 15, 2006 10:49 AM #5
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1SG (Ret.) David Kucic
Hawaii Military Realty, Inc. - Ewa Beach, HI
President and Owner
Randy-Ummmm....he was?  Well then I guess I just didnt pay attention in those CCD classes I took as a kid!
Dec 15, 2006 11:13 AM #6
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Peter Andres - Lic. in FL & NY GRI,SRES,CNE
REALTOR - The Villages, FL

Merry Christmas!

I send out Hand Made Christmas Cards that I personally write,

"Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season from my family to yours"

I'm sending the card as a greeting, if someone chooses not to accept it that way, so be it.

Dec 15, 2006 12:05 PM #7
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George Souto
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Randy, first of all you have a beautiful family.  Second Merry Christmas to you and your family.  And finally third, isn't it amazing how the people that preach tolerance are the most intolerant.  I guess to them tolerance means agree with them and if you don't then you are the one that is intolerant. 

We don't know that December 25th was the day that Christ was born, but we do know that he was born, and we need to celebrate it.  The US was built on freedom of religion, it is too bad that there are still some that try to restrict that freedom by trying to stop us from exercising that freedom. I am glad to see that you are not letting them do that to you.

Dec 15, 2006 02:12 PM #8
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Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

David - It was a joke.  He was Jewish though.  My point it would not bother me if they put up religious displays for other groups, anymore than it bothers me that they call them French fries.  Wait backup that does bother me.  I prefer American Fries.

Peter - There is always one  nut out there.  I just remove them from list if they surface.  I prefer not to have touchy super sensitive clients anyway.

George - I think you said it the best.  Tolerance to some means you agree with them.  Mahalo,  Aloha.

Dec 16, 2006 03:58 AM #9
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Leigh Brown
Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive - Charlotte, NC
CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
I do Christmas cards as well, and salute you for sticking to your beliefs!  gorgeous family, too-you must be so very proud!
Dec 16, 2006 05:36 AM #10
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Randy Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
Leigh - Thank you, I feel I am a very lucky guy.
Dec 16, 2006 06:50 AM #11
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