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Turn Business Cards Into Greeting Cards with Contacts+ and Benchmark Email

Contacts+ Team | November 1, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, it’s that time of year when we’re reminded of the importance of spreading warmth, goodwill, and cheer. One enduring tradition that perfectly encapsulates these sentiments is the exchange of greeting cards. 

While business cards have long been a staple of professional networking, the holidays present a unique opportunity to infuse a touch of personal connection into our interactions. What if we told you that this festive season, you could seamlessly blend the worlds of business and personal relationships, using your stack of business cards to generate heartwarming greeting cards that convey not only contact information but also the spirit of the holidays? Enter Contacts+, a contact management app that uses the power of AI to organize your contacts, even the ones on paper. 

In this article, we’ll show you how to harness the magic of the season to create memorable connections, using Contacts+ and Benchmark Email to send your contacts holiday greeting cards.

Let’s Be Honest: Business Cards are Impracticable 

Accumulating business cards has long been a vital aspect of professional networking, serving as tangible reminders of valuable contacts and potential opportunities. These small pieces of paper carry with them a sense of history and connection, representing the face-to-face interactions and conversations that have taken place in the business world. However, in today’s fast-paced, digital-driven landscape, the impracticality of managing stacks of business cards has become increasingly apparent. They are susceptible to loss, wear, and tear, and the information they hold often requires manual entry into our digital contact lists. With the advent of digital contact information storage solutions like Contacts+, the process of managing and accessing your network has evolved. These tools offer efficiency, accessibility, and the ability to seamlessly integrate and update contact information, making the traditional business card collection seem cumbersome by comparison. While the importance of accumulating contacts remains, the transition to digital solutions represents a necessary evolution in streamlining our networking efforts and ensuring the preservation of valuable connections.

Contacts+ Is Your Business Card Management Solution

Contacts+ business card scanner offers a revolutionary solution to the often cumbersome task of business card management for several compelling reasons:


With Contacts+, manually entering business card details into your contacts list becomes a thing of the past. The scanner utilizes advanced optical character recognition (OCR) technology to swiftly and accurately capture information from business cards. This efficiency saves you time and reduces the risk of errors that can occur during manual data entry.


Contacts+ not only extracts data but also automatically organizes it into a structured contact format. This means that names, phone numbers, emails, and other vital details are neatly categorized, making it easy to find and access the information you need.


Once your business card data is digitized and organized within Contacts+, you can access it anytime, anywhere, from your computer or mobile device. This accessibility ensures that you have your contacts at your fingertips whenever you need them, whether you’re in the office, on the go, or working remotely.


Contacts+ seamlessly integrates with various popular platforms and applications, including email clients, CRM systems, and productivity tools. This integration ensures that your newly scanned contacts can be effortlessly incorporated into your existing workflow and utilized for networking, follow-ups, and collaboration.

Updates and Synchronization

Contacts+ goes beyond static data storage by actively synchronizing your contacts with the latest information available. It helps you stay up-to-date with changes in your network, ensuring that you have accurate and current contact details.


The user interface of Contacts+ is designed to be intuitive and user-friendly, making it accessible to individuals with varying levels of technical expertise. This ease of use encourages widespread adoption among professionals looking to streamline their business card management.

Digital Sustainability

As we move toward a more eco-friendly and sustainable future, digitizing business cards aligns with environmental consciousness by reducing paper waste and the need for physical storage.

Contacts+ business card scanner not only simplifies the process of capturing and storing contact information but also empowers you to make the most of your professional network by ensuring that your contacts are readily available and up-to-date whenever you need them.

Use Benchmark Email to Send Your Business Card Contacts a Holiday Greeting

Integrating Benchmark Email with Contacts+ to send holiday greetings to your contacts offers several compelling benefits:

  • Efficiency and Convenience: By integrating Benchmark Email with Contacts+, you streamline the process of sending holiday greetings. Instead of manually exporting contacts from one platform and importing them into another, this integration allows for seamless data transfer, saving you valuable time and effort.
  • Targeted Campaigns: Benchmark Email provides robust email marketing features, including segmentation and personalization options. You can leverage the contact data stored in Contacts+ to create highly targeted holiday greetings. This means you can send tailored messages to specific groups or individuals within your network, increasing the relevance and impact of your greetings.
  • Professional Templates: Benchmark Email offers a wide range of professionally designed email templates, including holiday-themed ones. You can easily choose and customize these templates to create visually appealing and festive holiday greetings, ensuring that your emails leave a lasting impression on your recipients.
  • Automation: With the integration, you can set up automated email campaigns. This means you can schedule your holiday greetings in advance, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your business during the busy holiday season while ensuring your contacts receive timely and consistent holiday wishes.
  • Analytics and Tracking: Benchmark Email provides detailed analytics on email campaign performance. You can track metrics such as open rates, click-through rates, and conversions. This data allows you to measure the effectiveness of your holiday greetings and make data-driven decisions for future campaigns.
  • Compliance and Deliverability: Benchmark Email is designed to comply with email marketing regulations and ensure high deliverability rates. Using this platform, you can be confident that your holiday greetings will reach your contacts’ inboxes and not get marked as spam.
  • Scalability: Whether you have a small list of contacts or a large network, Benchmark Email can accommodate your needs. It’s a scalable solution that can grow with your business, making it suitable for businesses of all sizes.
  • Support and Resources: Benchmark Email offers customer support and a wealth of resources, including tutorials, webinars, and best practices guides. This support ensures that you can maximize the benefits of the platform and create effective holiday greeting campaigns.

In summary, integrating Benchmark Email with Contacts+ enhances the efficiency, effectiveness, and professionalism of your holiday greeting campaigns. It allows you to leverage the contact data you’ve collected and use email marketing tools to create targeted, visually appealing, and automated greetings while ensuring compliance and tracking results. This integration is a valuable addition to your holiday marketing strategy and can help strengthen your professional relationships during the festive season.