We finally got our very last Christmas card in the mail on Friday.
I like Christmas cards. They are the last holdouts from the dark ages into the digital revolution. We send out a bunch of cards and get a bunch in return, which we attach to a string that runs down our banister. Makes a very lovely garland.
Here are my faves this year:
This is the insert that went with the tri-fold glossy brochure style newsletter that we get every year from Banks. Banks is an ex-boyfriend of my auntie’s. (Ex-boyfriend for like 30+ years. For some reason, he’s still hanging around.) To say he’s an odd duck would be a gross understatement. This year he and his wife adopted a cat. Hence the card. The wife is nuts about cats. Obviously. She’s also a graphic designer.
Unfortunately, you can’t see the embossed snowflakes or the light dusting of glitter. This is from my precious cousin, who is all things domestic and beautiful. Inside is a precious rhyming poem about each of their doings throughout the year.
It’s actually quite nauseating. (In a good way, of course.)
We received two movie poster-type cards this year. No wonder that both of these guys do graphic design work as well.
We found this sweet mongrel eating out of a Haagen Dazs sorbet cup outside a paint store turned gay bar on the outskirts of East Wyoming. We just couldn’t turn him away. He has a certain quality about him that makes you want to scratch him behind the ears and dress him up in Burberry. Don’t you think?
Happiest of new years to y’all!