Last week I wrote about how Social Media is Killing The Christmas Card. But the Christmas card and its non-religious cousin, the holiday card, are not dead quite yet. I know this because yesterday my wife Dawn and I finished creating our Christmas cards.
Dawn had the Christmas message on the front of the card covered, but she asked me to add a Happy New Year message to the back. I wrote a bunch of options, but we could only use one. So…
Here are the 6 rejected messages:
1. Happy New Year! This card is proof that you and the Albrechts are friends, family or both. Carry this card with you to gain access to exclusive establishments, including grocery stores, shopping malls and public libraries.
2. Happy New Year! Now that you’ve opened the envelope and read both sides of the Christmas card, it is ok to pitch it in the garbage. We understand. That’s what we are doing with yours.
3. Happy New Year! May we all rejoice in knowing that the US Postal Service has survived another year.
4. Happy New Year! Yes, we know where you live. And it would be helpful if you kept your curtains open a little wider so we can see what you are doing in there.
5. Happy New Year! We all survived another trip around the sun. We hope you don’t fall off the ride next year.
6. Happy New Year! May it be better than the depressing collection of days you muddled through this year.
Everyone should have a blog. Because it gives you a place to share the messages and pictures that you couldn’t put on your real Christmas card.