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HMA Public Relations Holiday Card - Better Late Than Never

HMA Public Relations Holiday Card - Better Late Than Never

With Christmas still some 90 days away, I thought it was odd that I would be receiving a holiday card the last week in September.

Lo and behold, it was a card we had sent last November that was being “returned to sender.”  My math says that’s 10 months after it was originally mailed!

Fortunately, it had a “forever” stamp, but I think it’s both a personal and company record for the longest time between sending mail and having it returned.

I checked around with some of the HMA team, and there are a few other things that usually take longer than you think they will , like:

  • Writing proposals.
  • Getting a story placed.
  • Getting on Oprah (but thankfully we don’t have to worry about that anymore).
  • Office or home improvement construction projects.
  • Planning a special event.
  • A commute on a bad traffic day.
  • Friday afternoons before holiday weekends.
  • Research.
  • Running in to Target.
  • Cleaning the house.
  • Getting your hair dyed.
  • A “20-minute wait” at a crowded restaurant.
  • A baseball game.
  • Traffic after a sports event.
  • Laundry.
  • Car repairs.
  • Doctor’s appointments.
  • Many movies.
  • Many books.
  • College.
  • Losing weight.
  • Any line (DMV, Starbucks’ drive-through, etc.).
  • Getting old friends together, even if just for dinner.

This has taken long enough.  Feel free to add to the list.

Scott Hanson
Scott Hanson
President Scott is president of HMA Public Relations and a founding member of the Public Relations Global Network. He’s a Phoenix native, husband, father of two and a fan of all sports and a participant in some. Check out Scott's full bio

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