Chicago Tribune business section reporter Barbara Rose recently filed a story about a growing trend: businesses sending thanksgiving cards to customers in lieu of Christmas greetings. Not that I am any sort of trend setter, but I adopted this practice several years ago. Saying thank you to clients is only right, and it just makes the most sense to me to do it around a holiday specifically created for that purpose. Getting my cards out before the onslaught from my colleagues and vendors? So much the better. Ms Rose's article, quoting yours truly, available here. A for the record, no, I am pretty sure that I am not the "holiday creep" she references.
Set aside any discussion of climate change for a moment. It’s winter. It’s Chicago. It snows. As a homeowner, you owe it to your friends, family, neighbors and delivery people to keep the sidewalks free of snow and ice.