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A gift that impresses beyond the holiday season
My Christmas gift for my clients is a flower bulb kit from Home Depot. The cost is $8 for an amaryllis bulb, a pot, dirt and a decorated box. I have done this for more than 20 years.

I include a letter to my client on seasonal stationary. The total cost is about $15 per family.

My philosophy was to get them a gift that lasts past the holiday season. They need to water the bulb for about 4 weeks to get a flower. Every time they water it, they will remember me.

I have done this for a long time. I was at a client’s house last week and they showed me the plot in their yard that they have planted the bulbs over the years. I have had clients send me pictures of their flowers.

One year, my staff told me I needed to do something different. I sent a cheese basket and got complaints from the clients.

Richard Kagawa
Capital Resources and Insurance
Huntington Beach, California