Generate valuable referrals without going broke. How? Use planned presents and last-minute client gifts to create a memorable experience for every one! (Featuring: GREETABL, HEATHER MAYER PHOTOGRAPHERS, NATURAL INTUITION PHOTOGRAPHY, and STORM ELAINE PHOTOGRAPHY)

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My grandmother was the queen of spontaneous gifting

She’d show up with something small for me – a few flowers from her garden, a sparkling snow globe, a handful of Hershey’s minis, a roll of dimes, or a tin of homemade butter cookies.

She didn’t even call these tokens of affection “gifts”; she called them “happies.” And that’s exactly what they were – happiness in my hands.

Here at ShootProof, we think of Greetabl client gift boxes as “happies,” too. That’s why we send Greetabls to our photography-family, and why we decided to introduce Greetabl to you here today: so you can be free to create, connect, and Focus On What Matters Most!

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Clients Gifts
The ShootProof squad fell in love with Greetabl’s gifts – from cheeky to thoughtful to healing to happy-making. LEARN HOW GREETABL WORKS!

My grandmother gave great gifts. Greetabl makes gift-giving simple and fun

I’ve combined this gift-giving wisdom to outline four ways to curate your own planned presents and last-minute gifts for your clientsone happy surprise at a time.

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Clients Gifts
Your clients trust you with their most valuable moments. Thank them with small presents that prove how well you’ve paid attention to their stories. Photos by Natural Intuition Photography

 #1: Give Spontaneously

Birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays are conventional gift-giving moments. Everyone expects presents during those times.

Hw do you feel when you get a perfectly-personalized present on a random Tuesday? Happy? Heck yeah! (See? Grandma knew best.)

Even if the “happies” you send aren’t as spontaneous as they appear, seemingly last-minute presents are always more memorable than anticipated presents.

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Clients Gifts
Personalize every present with your brand, your images, and your own thoughtful message.

You’re in the perfect position to get personal

As a photographer, your clients already expect beautiful photographs from you. Exceed their expectations with little surprises tailored specifically to their tastes! Use every interaction with them as an opportunity to make note of their lifestyles and unique likes.

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Clients Gifts
Look at your clients’ clothing choices to help you select the perfect gift. What colors do they love? Any pattern or print preferences? Photos by Storm Elaine Photography

“My portrait client talked non-stop about her young twin daughters’ love of playing ‘tea party’ together. I surprised her with Greetabl’s set of two tiny copper mugs, wrapped in a box with my custom branding and my client’s images. She was overjoyed!” – A.S.

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Clients Gifts
Seasonal presents are all about your clients’ climate! Send flavored teas or warming candles to cold climates, and fun champagne gummies or cooling essential oil mist to a warmer region.  Photo by Heather Mayer Photographers

#2: Plan Stress-Easing Surprises

For a wedding photographer, there are lots of fun opportunities to send their wedding clients surprises! Schedule a reminder to send a wedding present three months before each clients’ wedding day. In the midst of wedding planning and to-do lists, clients feel delighted to receive some self-care or pampering goodies! (Like some essential oil spritz or a soothing coffee scrub!)

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Clients Gifts
Greetabl regularly adds fresh presents to their product selection, so you’ll never be forced to send the same present twice!

Give presents to offset invoices

One of the toughest things many photographers do is ask their clients for money. Soften the experience by sending your clients a lighthearted gift a few days before or after an invoice is scheduled to be sent.

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Clients Gifts
Think “delight” when you choose a gift for your clients. The best ones aren’t necessarily flashy or expensive. All great presents share one thing in common: they’re an absolute joy to open! Photos by Natural Intuition Photography

PRO TIP: ShootProof Invoices & Giving Presents

If you’re scheduling your client invoices through ShootProof, add gift reminders to your calendar that coordinate with your ShootProof invoicing schedule!


Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Clients Gifts
The little pictures on Greetabl’s customizable boxes are perforated so your clients can easily post the tiny keepsakes in a prime spot on their refrigerator or workspace!

Getting a package in the mail will make anyone’s day brighter, no matter how modest the gift inside may be. As a photographer, staying at the forefront of your clients’ minds is imperative to get their endorsements and referrals. Think outside the box and send a present when your clients least expect it!


Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Clients Gifts
Think about the entire family when you send a gift. Sometimes, a gift for the kiddos is more meaningful to an exhausted mom and dad than a gift meant solely for them! Photo by Storm Elaine Photography

#3: Personalization Matters More Than Price

My grandmother knew how much I loved silver, and she often managed to sneak some silvery sparkle into the presents she brought me. She taught me that personalized presents matter more than costly ones.

Sometimes the simplest – or silliest – presents mean the most. They’re the ones we’re inspired to post on Instagram!

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
Greetabl makes last-minute presents fun to customize, with sweet presents and gift ideas for every personality!

Make your clients’ day with a gift that reminds you of them, like one of these fun little gems:

  • tiny “good vibes” ring dish
  • brass beard comb
  • vibrant enamel unicorn pin
  • the afore-mentioned mini copper mugs!
Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
92% of us trust recommendations from friends and family over any other form of marketing. Make sure your word-of-mouth chatter is positive! Photo by Natural Intuition Photography

Highlight your brand without hijacking your wallet

Investing a little creativity into both planned presents and last-minute presents can do wonders for your wallet! Greetabl’s designs allow countless opportunities to show off your brand personality without breaking the bank.

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
A smoothing coffee scrub sounds fantastic. But it’s even better when it arrives unexpectedly, packaged in a brilliant box designed by yours truly!
  • Select full brand customization, and get a one-of-a-kind branded pattern for your Greetabl boxes plus your logo on the insert card.
  • Customize each Greetabl with your clients’ own images, or upload beautiful inspirational photos that communicate your style.
  • Enclose a thoughtful message in a font selected to best represent your personality.
  • Send one gift or two! Most Greetabls have room for two small presents in the fun-to-open box!
Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
Greetabl’s unexpected presents celebrate unexpected holidays, too! Galentine’s Day? Check! International Women’s Day? You betcha! Photos by Heather Mayer Photographers

#4: Send Something Share-Worthy

Send presents as beautiful as they are personal. Your clients will be delighted not only by what’s inside the box but with the box itself!

The goal? To send presents your clients will want to show off via their Instagram Stories!

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
From inspirational socks to pocket-size multi-tools, Greetabl has a gift for every kind of client.

In a recent Nielsen-Harris Poll, 2000 Americans were surveyed about word-of-mouth and referrals. The results showed that the vast majority (over 80%) sought recommendations from their friends and family members when making a purchase.

Additionally, the survey concluded that when someone shares or talks about a brand on social media, there’s a significant correlation to purchasing behavior.

In short: more chatter = more spending. Make your interactions – from the first emails, social media, to the last-minute presents – meaningful and memorable!

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
Greetabl delivers to all 50 states in the U.S. and Canada. This means you won’t pay a dime more for shipping to Hawaii, where these gorgeous family photos were made! Photos by Storm Elaine Photography

Now that you’ve unlocked the secrets of great gift-givers, you can start delighting your clients, one bright little box at a time.


Greetabl is your new go-to client gift! In a few easy clicks, customize and send a Greetabl client gift with your photos and personal message. NEW: add your own custom print design to create a branded gift experience that will get your clients talking!

 

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts


>>> Start Gifting with Greetabl! <<<

 

Surprise! Inspire Year-Round Joy with Last-Minute Client Gifts
How will you customize YOUR Greetabl? Tag us in your photos on Instagram!

Written by RACHEL LACOUR NIESEN & ANNE SIMONE | Featuring GREETABL | Photographs by HEATHER MAYER PHOTOGRAPHERS, NATURAL INTUITION PHOTOGRAPHY, & STORM ELAINE PHOTOGRAPHY


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