What Businesses are saying...
Businesses love the way we can help them connect to their clients.
We were attending a 70th birthday party at a client/friend’s home last night. I was talking to a couple of ladies on one side of the room when I looked over at the birthday girl and saw her sitting on the sofa, proudly showing her 2018 Kootenay Art Calendar to some other folks. When she was done, I borrowed it to show to the people with whom I was speaking. They were all super impressed and thought it would make a lovely gift . . . Hope it results in some new business for your excellent product!
I’ve had many great comments [on the Victoria & Circle Tour Art Calendar] . . . and a side story, my 92 year old neighbour, who is a phenomenal cook, made a batch of Metchosin squares from the recipe on the calendar the next day and guess who had to do the taste test, again and again!
Thanks for what you do, please keep it up…it is so much appreciated by all.
Just had breakfast this morning with some friends and their friends from Edmonton.
Well, I had given one of your calendars to the good Dr., who hasn’t quite entirely retired to Victoria. He remarked at breakfast how much he enjoyed the calendar. I think it kinda keeps him connected to Victoria and their next adventures until he can get back. He thanked me again for such a lovely gift.
Your calendars are very much like Victoria, there are so many cool little things hiding right in front of you. You just have to bother to look.
Wes Bull, Wes-Co Solutions
All the clients I sent your calendar to have thanked me and demanded another one. In fact, I sent one to a client who had referred a bunch of people to me over the past couple of years. One was his brother, who asked me why he didn’t get one … I said, send me a half dozen clients and you will “qualify” for a calendar too!
Ron Clarke, JBS Business Services, Trail
I meant to tell you, thanks! I love the new calendars. We are busy trying to figure out who all to give them too. Merry Christmas J
Denné Ahlefeld, CPA, CGA, Creston
I was lucky enough to be gifted a calendar made by you, by one of my colleagues. I first noticed your calendar in one of the Investment Advisor’s office and was mesmerized at first glance.
Might I just say that your calendars are tremendous and so well done. Very pleasing on the eyes; and the information and detail on all the pages – from the recipes to the average temperatures, down to the write ups of each location features ….just so phenomenally well done. And the quality and texture of the paper…a big hit!!!
I have already recommended other fellow colleagues use your calendars for future gifts to their clients as they are of superb quality and very very well done.
Thank you for sharing your craft with the community!
– Marina Isidoro, Victoria
My clients love them. They all look forward to their calendar. They love that it supports the arts and I know they stay up on their wall for a year. Several clients tell me they save the previous years calender. Great advertising for me.
Carol Cohen, Fernie Real Estate
We received your 2015 calendar as a gift last Christmas from our investment fellow, and have just loved it and enjoyed it all year. I was so taken with it that I decided it would be a great one for my sister and her hubby who come most years for a Christmas visit. Using your website I have ordered 2 calendars. So thank you. I was born here in Victoria and so was my husband and your lovely calendar had information that I had no idea about some of the places you put in it. Thank you again.
– Loralee & Stewart Hagar
We don’t think the client would mind if I passed this compliment along to you:
Dear Paul, Lisa and Peter, Thank you, thank you, thank you for the beautiful calendar that arrived yesterday. I read through the whole year 2016, and so enjoyed reading the different comments about each beautiful painting here in Victoria and on Vancouver Island. I shall look forward to turning the pages each month.
My sincere thanks for your continued assistance and work on my accounts.
Wishing all of you a very Happy, Holiday Season, and the very, very best for a healthy, joyous New Year with many wonderful surprises.
– Siluch-Hill Investments Team, Raymond James
Your cards are just so beautiful, they always make me cry . . . oh! Murchie’s and Munro’s! I remember going to Murchie’s for hot chocolate when I was 4 years old . . . oh dear, you’ve done it again [tears] . . .
Kathryn Beckett, Beckett’s Fudge
Some feedback for you on the calendars … people love them. And as you know, so much so that my staff went together and did their own group order from you!
Ron Clark, JBS Business Services
People are dazzled by these calendars. We are giving them to our top tier referring physicians so they will have our phone and fax #s handy at all times. A common reaction is “ Wow is that for us? “ Most people just ask if they can have one more…..but I am very stingy with them J.
Don Swainson, Vital Health Pharmacy
I sent one of Suzanne’s cards to a client and got this email in response:
“Incredibly incredibly thoughtful of you Diana…..wow, very nice card, Stuff like that is not done enough anymore so I feel touched you would go out of your way to send one to me. Coffee… .soon please…..i am sure we will figure out how to do business.”
Sendng a card is such a great way to great customer relationships. Thanks Suzanne!
– Diana Zinck, The Stage Coach
I gave your Victoria & Circle Tour Calendar to my kids living in Cobble Hill and Shawnigan Lake, and they were absolutely thrilled with it! They spent so much time going through each month saying, “I know where that is! Oh, look, there’s . . . ” It was their favourite of all the Christmas presents. I’m going to give more this year.
Emily Nelson, EN Office Services
I can’t believe the feedback I’m getting on the Calendar, and from such a variety of people. One client is 85 and keeps it flat on his desk so he can pick it up and touch it every day. Another gave it to his 29-year-old son who loves to cook, so it works for all ages. They have all been so grateful and tell me they love it!
Beth Tarnow, ACN
When I delivered the Calendar to one of my top clients they were totally overwhelmed. It opened a wonderful dialogue as we talked about the places and recipes, and flipped to the back to see all the events and websites. They saw how fantastic the product is but it wasn’t about that, or how great I was, it was just the feeling they had that I was giving them a very personal gift. It was a wonderful way to connect.
Barbara Hopkins, Sun Life Financial
Hi Suzanne – I will be ordering more cards later this month as I am almost out. Many of my clients appreciate the local scenery and the beauty in your creativity.
Christina Gilbert, Investors Group
my clients are LOVING their calanders!
Mary Ann Jenkins, Division Director, Investors Group
I’ve been using Suzanne’s art cards for all my thank you correspondence. Without fail, the recipient comments on the high quality and beautiful images. And often they know the location personally, adding to their appreciation. I also just started sending out the calendars and have similar responses. Many clients use an electronic calendar but comment that they will be hanging up Suzanne’s calendar because the images are so beautiful. Thank you Suzanne for your amazing talent!
Financial Advisor, Raymond James Ltd
Hi Suzanne! We got the calendars and they look GORGEOUS! Everyone is SO happy with them . . . Thx again & PS I LUV the Victoria calendar! Thank you SO much!
Suzanne designed a beautiful card for us with a picture of Finlayson Arm and “We appreciate your business” on the front. Every customer gets one, and 75% say thank you back to us for the card! Email thank you cards are discarded immediately, but a hand written card is remembered. Suzanne did a great job on it.
June Financial and Insurance Services Ltd
We had a great response to the Okanagan Art Calendar. I had customers call and rave about them. Just more of the same from everyone.
Jacobson Ford, Salmon Arm
Everybody loves the Okanagan Art Calendars! They especially like the fact that you are highlighting local artists and have included recipes. It’s a perfect match for my clients!
Donna Gibson, CGA, CPA
Gibson & Associates
Just wanted to let you know we have a very positive response from our clients who we gave the calendars to, everyone LOVES them! We will certainly do this again next year!
– Greg Mussenden & Faye Rolston
Summit Financial/ Manulife Securities
I thought I would share the lovely note I received from a client today.
I’ve been so busy, and only just opened the Christmas card and calendar you dropped off to me last week. I love the card, but I have to tell you the calendar is stunningly beautiful, and a very appropriate gift for your clients. You can rest assured I won’t be sharing the calendar with anyone else! Thank-you for the very thoughtful, and much appreciated gift! The card I will share, and I may even let a few of the council members actually touch the calendar, but I’m claiming it for myself.
Thanks again for this amazing calendar. Not only will I enjoy it through the next year, but it is just one of those items that I can’t imagine ever parting with.
Thank you for making me look so good!
Security House Accounting Services
Just a quick note to say thanks again for the great calendars. We sent them out last week to our top 150 clients and are already receiving very positive feedback. What a refreshing change from the usual calendars we send out.
RBC Dominion Securities
My colleagues love receiving your calendars as much as I love giving them!
– Beverly Booth, The Magical Marketing Booth
I also forgot to mention what a great reception your calendars have received across the water! Both Rita and I wish we had brought more. They are perfect gifts for these types of [country-to-country] exchanges.
Here is a response to the calendar that I received from a client:
Good Morning Lynn,
First of all, — we’ve had a chance to thoroughly look at the calendar and it’s a beauty. The pictures are wonderful (and, of course, they’re of our area!!), the write-ups are perfect and the recipes look worth a further look and perhaps a “try”. Thank you again for sharing this with us.
Independent Travel Professional
I received one of your calendars as a gift from Pauline Penner, and I just wanted to say that I love it! I love seeing it on my wall and getting lost in the artwork.
Just wanted to send you a thank you for the calendars we sent to clients last December. The response has been excellent- much more so than the traditional “Real Estate” calendars I’ve been sending out for 20 years. In fact, I don’t think I ever received glowing reviews of a calendar in the past where this time I received many! Here is a quote from a good past client who emailed immediately upon receipt of the calendar:
Your calendar arrived today, and it’s beautiful. Thank you so much. I love the fact there are recipes from places we’ve visited. Very cool. Gorgeous artwork too. That will be a great keepsake.
In business, we are always seeking ways to differentiate ourselves and also provide added value to our clients. Your calendar did both very well.
I have chosen to support local business woman Suzanne Heron of Blue Heron Art Enterprises. I use her cards to communicate with my clients and I chose her calendars as my holiday gifts this past year. Both are received with amazement at her talents. Many of my clients have called to express both their gratitude with the gift and to enquire where the calendars can be purchased locally. Suzanne is a dedicated business woman and her products and services reflect her commitment to customer service. Her portrayal of our community, its many attributes and her support of local business reflect her community roots. I am honoured to be associated with her and to give her products to my clients. Kudos Suzanne on a job well done – you are a shining example for us all.
I’ve never had such a response to a gift sent to clients. My phone was off the hook – at least 30% of the people I sent a calendar to phoned or emailed me to say thank you, and how beautiful it is.
I want to tell you about the wonderful response we had to the calendars given as gifts. The feedback from clients was overwhelmingly great. One woman said she hoped my other clients appreciated just how amazing the calendar is. She said it’s really a work of art.
My clients love to get Suzanne’s art cards that celebrate their own neighbourhood. One client took a photo of the card I sent her and re-posted it on Facebook and Twitter!
In an increasingly impersonal world so used to ‘screen culture’, I find that my clients really appreciate the personal touch and recognition of an attractive hand-written card. In my practice it’s important to maintain relationships and let clients know they are appreciated, and I can’t think of a better way to do this than with Suzanne’s beautiful artwork that clients can relate to, connect with, and enjoy. The response we’ve had so far is great- especially for thank-you’s and birthdays- it reminds people that we are here, that we care, and has really meant the world to a lot of people- who often say they leave their cards around in plain view long after they receive them. Thanks Suzanne!