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Happy Easter AcitveRain.  The image above is a Real Living eCard. Real Living is a real estate brokerage.  I work for Real Living HER in Central Ohio.  I have gotten away from sending the eCards my brokerage supplies to clients, friends and prospects because I worry about people feeling spammed.  I used cards that were not associated with my business for a couple of years, the Jacquie Lawson cards.  I love those!
 
 
I feel like using the eCards on my blog is safer...than eCards, yet less personal.  
 
Do you send eCards to clients, friends and prospects?  Do you ever receive eCards from a business person and feel spammed?  
 
Last year on my Discover Columbus blog I posted the image above and the image I used this year on ColumbusBestBlog.com which has a Christian symbol, the cross on it. I gave people a choice of message.  This year I have tulips on my Discover Columbus blog and used the eCard with the cross on my ColumbusBestBlog.com  
 
Last year I did not even post Happy Easter on AcitiveRain... wonder why... 
 
on my other blogs this year.... 
 
 
 
Both are inspired by the outside blog of ActiveRainer Karen Moorehead in Ann Arbor Michigan who explained Why Easter is so early this year on her WordPress blog about Ann Arbor Michigan.
 
 
Happy Easter if you celebrate it. Or Happy Passover... Or Happy Spring everyone.... even those in Ann Arbor, MI  with 8.5 inches of snow... or those in Wisconsin or Minnesota with a foot of snow...
 

 
 
 
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Rainmaker
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Linda Lipscomb
Linda Lipscomb RE/MAX Lexington Henderson County TN - Lexington, TN
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Maureen,

Thank you. I love Real Living e-Cards.  They're great.

 

Mar 23, 2008 06:47 AM #1
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Monika McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area
Happy Easter Maureen...I hope you have an extra special day!
Mar 23, 2008 06:59 AM #2
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Diane Bell, Hilton Head Real Estate, Bluffton
Charter 1 Real Estate, Hilton Head, Bluffton, SC - Hilton Head Island, SC

Maureen,

A very special day to you too!  I once worked for Real Living in HIlton Head but sadly, they weren't able to make it when the market took a down turn.  Hope you're doing great.

Mar 23, 2008 07:03 AM #3
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Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

 Hi Maureen,

I personally no longer send out ecards because of the spams that are associated with them.  It is sad that we live in an age where we have to be careful from whom we are opening attachments but that's the world we live in.

I took the picture last year at Galveston.  It just looks like the angel is pourding down from heaven.  God does some beautiful work doesn't he?  I hope you have a wonderful Easter.

Mar 23, 2008 07:10 AM #4
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Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate
Maureen, I sent out e-Cards and snail mail cards to clients this year. I am using the Plaxo system more and more, although I have a membership at emailacards and have used it for years.
Mar 23, 2008 07:57 AM #5
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Christine Bohn
RE/MAX Professionals - Gainesville, FL
The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
Maureen - Have a Happy Easter !
Mar 23, 2008 10:02 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Jeannette Neerpat
CondoDomain.com - Coral Springs, FL
e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate
Happy Easter to You to!
Mar 23, 2008 10:56 AM #8
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Karen Rice
Davis R. Chant, REALTORS - Hawley, PA
Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales

August, didn't you know it's not nice to promote yourself in someone's blog without permission?  Shame shame.

Maureen, I don't send out ecards either, though I'd like to say it's like Marchel - concern about viruses, etc.  The truth is, I never think about it in time.  ha ha.

 

Mar 23, 2008 11:41 AM #9
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Elaine Reese, REALTOR® in central Ohio
Real Living HER, Powell Ohio - Powell, OH

I don't do e-cards either anymore because of the fear of viruses. But I always loved getting the Jacquie Lawson cards from Maureen. 

August must be a newbie to AR and hasn't read the rules. Ditto Karen's "shame, shame".

Mar 23, 2008 01:23 PM #10
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Happy Easter to everyone, hope you all had a great day.

Thanks all for the comments.  I sent August a note about his comment and hope he will at least remove the link.  He is new.  I sent him the ActiveRain Guidelines link.  

Mar 23, 2008 10:10 PM #11
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Cheryl Johnson
Highland Park, CA

If I get an e-card from a friend or family member, okayfine.  e-cards from business contacts may not be spam, but I am already overloaded with way tooo many emails each day.  Please don't add to my pile of junk e-mails.

And another thought:  Easter, after all, is a religious holiday.  I would certainly hesitate to send out religious holiday greetings in bulk, (even if the illustration is just a bunny) unless you have a way to filter your email list by people's religion. 

I always figure, when in doubt, err on the side of being too politically correct.  :-)

Mar 23, 2008 11:00 PM #12
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Neal Bloom
Brokered by eXp Realty LLC - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate
Happy Easter to you and yours!
Mar 23, 2008 11:38 PM #13
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Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate
Maureen- I used to love sending and receiving these cards.....but no more.  A few months back all the spammers were sending cards, so now they are all automatically deleted no matter who they come from.  Safer that way :)  Anyway, love your picture of the "Angel" and hope you had a good week-end.....
Mar 24, 2008 05:16 AM #14
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

looks like August removed his whole comment...  

Whether to say "Happy Easter" with bunnies or religious symbols is a personal decision and what is inappropriate in one part of the country may be appropriate or accepted in another part of the country. AT one point Real Liiving just had "Happy Holidays" and "Seasons Greetings" cards but they also had Hanukkah cards, a couple of years ago they added Merry Christmas cards.  I can't remember if they have a Passover card or not....

I personally think sending ecards is more intrusive.  If someone reads my blog and disagrees with my message it is one thing, quite another for me to send something that they need to delete, open or deal with in their email. 

Real Living and Real Living HER use a lot of ecards and emails with a lot of graphics. I know they want people to see them but I feel spammed by my company a lot of times because they are such huge messages because of the graphics..

Thanks for the comments all.  Thanks Marchal for sharing the photo of the angel cloud.

Mar 24, 2008 07:20 PM #15
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