With the holiday season upon us, we tend to think that we will have plenty of time to accomplish it all. From coordinating holiday parties, decorating, sending out cards, gift shopping, traveling, hosting family and friends…..the list goes on. While we want to do it all and think we have plenty of time, life happens, we run out of time and then stress about being rushed or not getting things done. Rather than stressing out or bringing in additional personnel at your business, it may be much more beneficial for you to hire a personal assistant. A personal assistant is an excellent alternative to hiring extra staff members since they can work whenever and wherever you need them and do not have time limits.
Here are some ways an assistant can help with around the holiday season:
Unique Gift Ideas and Staying on Budget
For many people, gift-giving is one of the most stressful parts of the holiday season. You may like to be generous, but hate to shop because you never know what to get for someone. Fortunately, there are dozens of online resources for the finding the best Christmas gift ideas. You can provide a personal assistant with a list of the people you are shopping for and little bit of information about each one of them and they will use their resources to find some of the most thoughtful and unique gifts for everyone on your list. After picking out each piece, they can even wrap and address the gifts.
Arrange Travel Plans
If you intend to travel over the holidays or needing to arrange plans for family, you could get assistance with flights, hotel and automobile reservations.
Ordering and Mailing Holiday Cards
Most of us still get excited and look forward to receiving Christmas cards. We like the personalized touch and tradition of a physical card. However, the time required to create and send them out can be time consuming. Instead of handling this on your own during the holiday season, you could send an assistant some pictures and have them come up with a some creative designs or have them purchase just the right card that represents you. Your assistant can even address and mail out the cards to ensure they arrive in time. I suggest that you still sign your name to keep it personal.
Take Care of Things in Your Absence
Many individuals and businesses take time off at during the holidays, allowing them and their employees to spend time with their families.....which is what makes the holidays special. Sometimes it's not so easy to leave work or close the office, but an assistant can bring resolve when help is needed. They can cover pretty much all your bases while you or your employees are away, leaving a peace of mind over the holidays.
Assisting With Customer and Employee Appreciation Gifts
If you are running around trying to make everyone happy during this time of year, your best and most loyal customers may feel unappreciated. Since it is that time of year to give thanks and show appreciation, it is vital that you show your clients how grateful you are for their loyalty to your business. To ensure things don't get overlooked, an assistant can help with reminders, ordering and delivering gifts or setting up lunch or dinner appointments. Such things will help to show your customers that you are grateful for your business relationship throughout the year and look forward continue and prosper.
These are just a few ways a temporary personal assistant can assist during the holidays. The possibilities are endless. May your holiday season be joyful and calm!