Hyatt’s Holiday Giving Back Focus Plus 31 Days of Giveaways – Day 17

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Tis the season to give and get holiday cards. Even businesses get into the act, and when it comes to large companies with millions of members the cards are usually electronic and sometimes videos.

Click here to watch the one from American Airlines, which included a gentle reminder that a very important part of the holidays is spending less time on electronic devices and more time interacting with loved ones.

The one I got from Hyatt Gold Passport this morning was especially heartwarming. The video itself was pretty, showing snow softly falling on different cities around the world. After the video ended though, there was the holiday greeting. Along with well-wishes for the season, it said that Hyatt was making a donation on my behalf to Youth Career Initiative which helps disadvantaged youth explore their career choices –

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Click here to watch Hyatt’s video.

Just about all big companies make contributions to charities but I really like how Hyatt has made giving back the focus of their message this year and made me feel like I was a part of it. Pretty cool, and I don’t think I’ve seen another company do quite the same.

To enter Magic of Miles’ contest today for a USPS box stuffed with travel-related goodies, leave a message on this post about Christmas cards. I’m curious who still sends out paper cards vs electronic, and have you given to a charity in someone’s name before? What do you think of Hyatt’s giving back holiday card?

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  1. Debra
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    I don’t send out cards but i have given charity in someone’s name. I think hyatts giving back card is interesting.

  2. JP
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    I still send out paper cards, but I do really like getting the travel-themed electronic ones from loyalty clubs – I’m a sucker for violins and pretty snow pictures. 🙂 I’ve never given to a charity in someone’s name before because I never know if the recipient will be happy with it or if they’ll be disappointed that they didn’t get a more tangible gift, but I might someday. If I did, I’d want it to be like Hyatt’s – the wording really makes the recipient feel like they were involved somehow and that’s just what I’d want.

  3. Sandra
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    I plan to do both.Send physical and electronic cards.

  4. Patrice
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    Yes, I still send paper cards through the mail because I love receiving them! And yes, I do make charitable contributions in honor of loved ones, including my pets. I like to give it forward in honor of those who have given me so much.

  5. Sue
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    I plan to send out physical card.

  6. brian P
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    I give high quality electronic cards every year.

  7. Amanda
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    I don’t send out paper Christmas cards anymore. I give to charity, but I haven’t given in someone’s name yet.

  8. Anita
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    I still send out xmas cards even though it’s not environmentally friendly. E cards don’t seem as sincere. This year I asked my in laws to not buy me anything instead donate to my favorite dog rescue charity.

  9. marcus
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    I don’t send cards.

  10. James
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    Unfortunately don’t make time to send out Christmas cards. If we did would be physical.

  11. elizabeth
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    I make sure I keep up with people year round.

  12. MJ
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    Still sending cards!

  13. Robert
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    This year for the first time we started to donate to charity in someone’s honor. We still give gifts too

  14. Anthony
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    No electronic cards for me. I do paper gift cards for each member on my team along with a handful of close friends and family.

  15. JR
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    As easy and cost-effective as e-cards are these days, paper Christmas cards are still the way to go.

  16. Ben
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    I still send paper cards to a few close family members and friends – electronic cards just seem a tad impersonal imho.

  17. Denise L
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    I don’t send paper cards anymore. I have donated to a charity in someone’s name. And I think Hyatt’s giving-back card is cool.

  18. David
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    No paper or electronic cards. Have donated to charity but no in anyone’s name. I like Hyatt’s card.

  19. Madeleine
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    Yes, we give to a charity that benefits Alzheimer’s Research. As we get older, more of us are being afflicted by this devastating disease.

  20. jon
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    We send out some physical cards and make an effort to get together with many who we do not get to see during the rest of the year.

  21. Karen
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    I still like to send paper cards during the holidays because it really has that personal touch. Sometimes if I have more time, I’ll even make my own.

  22. CnMAZ
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    I send out travel related photo cards each year. I have donated to a charity before on behalf of someone, but not for Christmas. I like Hyatt’s card and idea. My company does not send cards, electronic or paper, but due to our industry and client relationships it would not be expected.

  23. TJ
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    I send them out old school, it just seems more meaningful to me somehow

  24. Jordan
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    I don’t send cards.

  25. Carrie Conrad
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    We do not do the Christmas card thing…I always mean to but never get around to it. Instead of exchanging gifts, my family all puts a donation in a card and we deliver it to a family in need every year. I think Hyatt’s Giving-Back Card is great!

  26. DJ
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    i dont send paper cards now, nothing against them or in favor of the ‘green’ op. just more hassle than a electronic card.

  27. Mary
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    We don’t send Christmas cards.

  28. WJ
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    Only card for me, no emails!

  29. Dan
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    I don’t send out cards. And while I donate, I can’t say I give on behalf of someone.

  30. Kathy
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    We don’t send out cards anymore.

  31. Firm Doc
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    I send out cards to older relatives, over 75 yrs old. Otherwise, no card.

  32. Nathan W.
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    My wife usually gets a photo of the family to send out to friends.

  33. Robin
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    I send out paper Christmas cards. I have donated in someone’s name for Christmas and an Anniversary gift.

  34. Nathan
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    My wife and I still send out Christmas cards.

  35. Jerry
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    Nope, we haven’t sent holiday cards in years.

  36. Tessa
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    Nope, we don’t send Christmas cards.

  37. Megan
    Reply

    We do not send holiday cards.

  38. Michael H.(oldfox)
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    I don’t send out cards anymore, but i have given charity in my deceased Mother’s name. Hyatt’s giving back card is an interesting approach.

  39. r hirsch
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    i still send out paper. there’s something about paper.

    i have also donated to charity on behalf of another.

    and the hyatt approach is commendable for sure.

  40. Karrie
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    I ususally send out cards but this year has been a real tight christmas so i am not doing them

  41. Robert
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    I’m from the Millennial Generation and still send out Holiday Cards! My friends close to age love receiving the snail mail. I also send postcards to friends and family to all the places I travel – I think it’s one of the best souvenirs to give people.

  42. Jacob
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    I enjoy receiving holiday cards, especially when they have a personalized note, but although we talk about it my wife and I never get around to sending one out

  43. Mike
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    We do not send out holiday cards.

  44. md9802
    Reply

    We don’t usually send out cards.

  45. LD
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    I make a contribution to the New England Center for Arts & Technology on behalf of those I care about. NECAT helps those from disadvantaged backgrounds develop skills in the food service industry and then places them in restaurant and catering jobs throughout New England.

  46. Josh
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    I don’t send out paper Christmas cards.

  47. Gladys
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    We only give cards to close family Have not done ECards yet

  48. Jennifer
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    We don’t send cards, but do donate to charity in our children’s names, along with sending small personal gifts.

  49. Rich
    Reply

    Still send cards
    Yes I donate
    Hystts thing is cool

  50. Marcia
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    I’ve actually never sent out cards. Very nice Hyatt cards and like the donation to charity.

  51. Dee
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    Send a handful of paper cards every year. Also donate toys to a foundation that helps kids with cancer at our local hospitals. And give money to lots of environmental and animal groups at the end of the year as they get matching donations! Best time to do it!

  52. Rajee
    Reply

    I love to send paper cards to my family living overseas

  53. Patty Giles
    Reply

    I love to get cardsvin the mail. There is just something special about paper cards that you don’t get with email.

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