10 SMS Greetings To Warm Up Cold Leads This Holiday Season

Customers using phone outside during holidays.

It’s that time of year again! Time to don fuzzy socks, watch sappy films set in snowy locations—and connect with cold leads before the year is over.

The holiday season provides businesses with the perfect opportunity to message with customers, offer kind thoughts for the new year, and encourage them to pick up your relationship where they left off. Sending holiday updates through business text messaging makes the content feel even more authentic, as though you’re reaching out as a friend, not a business. (Just make sure all of your contacts have opted into your business text messaging service before you text them.)

We’ve created 10 examples of SMS greetings that can help you warm up your cold leads this holiday season. Feel free to make adjustments and use them to spread holiday cheer.

Offering General Greetings

Many businesses may want to keep their SMS holiday greetings simple, so that customers don’t feel as though they’re being pressured to purchase anything. After all, you don’t want your customers to opt out of your business text messaging services when they receive your message. These greetings are just enough to remind your customers about your business, provide value, and keep the focus on the holidays:

Happy Holidays from Vintage California Boutique! In case you’re doing some last-minute gift shopping, we’re open on Christmas Eve. ⛄

Seasons greetings, {{lead name}}. Here’s to driving somewhere beautiful next year, taking a road trip with friends, or catching a sunset in the rearview mirror. We’re open on January 1 if you need a tune-up before your trip. 🚗 —Joe’s Auto

Wishing you and yours a fun—and fit—winter! Don’t forget to get your steps in while the weather is still clear! —CleanFit Gym

Bakerfield Salon here, wishing you a beautiful holiday season! Our hours are 10-4 for the last two weeks of December. ⭐

From our team to you: wishing you a happy holiday season! We’re offering last-minute holiday meals if you’re in a pinch. —HealthyMeals Meal Delivery

Continuing The Conversation

For sales teams looking to warm up cold leads they’ve chatted with personally, it’s critical to remind them who you are, and what your last conversation entailed. You’ll also want to keep your message as authentic and casual as possible. Mentioning coupons or deals to cold leads can lead them to opt out of your business text messaging service. A salesperson might send one of these two messages:

Happy Holidays from FitnessWorld! This is Sam, who you spoke to a couple of weeks ago about a new membership. We’re just reaching out to remind our fitness circle to get outside and enjoy the sunlight as much as possible during the darkest time of year! ❄️

Happy New Year from Acute Accounting! Don’t forget to get started on taxes while you’re in the New-Year-New-You mood. There’s nothing like filing early! Text us back if you’d like to schedule an appointment for help.

Catching Up With Old Customers

Previous customers who have stopped purchasing or using your product might also need a word of encouragement to re-engage with your business. Reminding them of timely services or product updates is a great way to entice them into checking out your new-and-improved business. To connect with long-time customers, a customer service agent or salesperson might send one of these two messages:

Happy Holidays from Bailey’s Beauty Salon! We’re here to help you glam up for your next holiday party. (Hot chocolate on the house!) ☕

It’s New Year’s Eve! Got plans for the first day of 2020? Why not check out our brand-new inventory, and have a complimentary local-made peppermint stick while you’re at it? Text back for details. —Sally, with Jolly Shoes

New Year, new brand! Check out our brand-new website—and get a special treat while you’re at it. {{link}} —FitTech team


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