Thursday, December 11, 2008

The art of Christmas cards: Part Two



Happy Holidays!

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Christmas cards are looked upon by many discerning individuals as a little gift - perhaps even a treasure. Some folks go to great pains searching for just the right card to send to people they like, but may not always see. In addition to funny cards - which are great to send to busy or depressed people to give them a little laugh - I like to send fine art cards on beautiful stock, or create cards of my own, taking time to paint or draw something from the heart. I consider all greetings as little acts of love, to demonstrate to others they are in my thoughts and prayers, and how much I wish we could take a nap together or something. (Figuratively speaking.)
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Sadly, many people seem to take holiday cards for granted, just sending them out of a sense of social obligation. "Look at the cheap card she sent, now I have to waste a stamp on her. Maryann never did have taste did she." Of course some folks count and measure their friends by the amount of cards they receive, or what they wrote, and so on. Very, very religious people actually complain if the card does not read, "Merry Christmas" or if it doesn't depict a pious 'seasonal' theme. (Hyper-holy people may not realize there are actually liturgical seasons in the Church; the Season of Advent, the Christmas season, and so on. Therefore the "Season's Greetings" thing kind of works out, huh. Not a question.)
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Oh yes Virginia, there really are cards out there that may simply depict birds on a snow laden branch that read, "Happy Holidays", or "Season's Greetings". These can be just as nice for older folks who enjoy watching re-runs of Lawrence Welk, as well as anyone without taste. Nevertheless, there are some goyim who have the audacity to complain that their friends or acquaintances did not send them a religious card inscribed with the words, "Merry Christmas". Imagine the ingratitude!
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Boorish people such as these are fortunate to get any season's greeting at all.

3 comments:

  1. David1:50 PM

    I tend to see Christmas (or any greeting) cards as a substitute for being able to SAY it in person, on the phone, etc. I like them but send them out selectively.

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  2. David, I usually shun people - LOL! So I'd rather get a card. I'm kind of having fun with these posts - but I love comments. In fact, I crave attention. BTW - I wantedd to get back to you on this, but that is Aaron Eckhart, the actor, in my profile photo.

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  3. David3:34 PM

    AH (never heard of him) but once I google-imaged the name...mama mia...I sure did recognize him! Actually I kept recognizing him for about 15 minute then thought I better get back to work. :)

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