The countdown to the end of the year has begun and you may be searching for creative but low cost ways to spread a little holiday cheer. Today we shared some tips on the Official Google Blog (Part I) to show you how templates in Google Docs can help your business save time and money when sending cards and gifts to customers and colleagues. Here we share 5 more tips to help you promote your business, organize the holiday office party and make sure you stay within budget:

6. Bring some cheer with a
holiday newsletter...

7. ...or send holiday
gift certificates to your best customers.

8. Invite your employees to the office holiday party with a merry
invitation card...

9. ...and capture their RSVPs with this easy
invitation form.

10. Finally, avoid over-spending on gifts and parties by tracking your
holiday budget in this pre-built spreadsheet.

It's easy to get started with any of these tips. In Google Docs, just click File -> New -> From Template to be taken to the
main template gallery (it's worth a look!). Click the "Holiday" category to see just the holiday templates, or you can tab through to filter results by product. Pick the design you like and edit it for your needs. And you can always find help at the Google Docs Help Center.

We hope you enjoy, and Season's Greetings!

Posted by Serena Satyasai, Google Apps Marketing