Christmas Shopping Just Snuck Up and Hit Me In The Head

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Well ….. kind of.

My family shopping is complete. The Christmas cards are even ready to mail as soon as the Post Office starts selling beautiful Christmas stamps next month. Our holiday travel plans are done and we just bought tickets to see Wicked at the Orpheum Theatre next month while we are in San Francisco. 

What had me in a type of quandary however was what to get my business clients that would be welcome, usable, and takes their personal and business interests into account and lets them know just how much I appreciate them every day of the year.

My staff and I considered the usual type of “corporate” gifts, you know; gift baskets, Christmas wreaths, magazine or journal subscriptions, etc., but nothing made us sit up and pay attention until we decided that a gift for the office was something that made good sense. That led me to looking around my own office for inspiration which took absolutely no time at all as it happens.

Journaling Gems by "The Journaling Jenius"

Journaling Gems by "The Journaling Jenius"

Judy Peebles, The Journaling Jenius gifted me with a set of “Journaling Jems” cards earlier this year and I USE them! As you can see by the picture they are front and center on my desk.  Since this is where most of my waking hours are spent, I peruse these cards regularly and they are a source of inspiration each time I rifle through them for ideas.

If you are looking for a thoughtful, inspirational and very practical gift for your clients or customers visit The Journaling Jenius for some great holiday gift giving ideas. I did!

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Denise Griffitts is a nationally recognized Virtual Assistance Industry Expert, Online Business Manager, VA Coach and Mentor. She owns and operates a highly successful multi-VA firm and a web development company.


  1. Karissa  December 5, 2009

    I’m terrible trying to guess what my nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives want for Christmas. I also dislike sending money even if the bills are fresh, crisp and in a nice bank envelope. But everyone likes money and Amazon sells everything, so why NOT buy anyone an Amazon Gift Certificate? You can send one for any amount by E-mail or print one at home and include it in a nice card or (my favorite), buy a Gift Card made out to the relative and send it to myself, where I can include it in a nice Holiday card. This is the perfect gift!

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