Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Tiny Christmas Cards

Whats with really teeny weeney tiny Christmas cards then?

Every year, someone - and its never a consistent someone - decides that it is a great idea to send out the worlds tiny-est Christmas cards. Small, perfectly formed, always with a little glitter glued on - and in an envelope barely big enough to accommodate the stamp, never mind an address as well

But, this is one example where the postal service wreaks a strange transformation onto this gift of thoughtfulness and personal communication.

Inevitably, what starts off as...

"I know Christmas is a time of tradition, however this year I wanted to send out cards that show I am a bit funky, stylish, original and cutting edge. So, a tiny but cute contemporary card will fit the bill exactly. How Brilliant am I???"

..ends up - after a brief postal journey - in the hands of a bemused recipient who almost immediately - and without fail thinks...

"well, its clear that the person who sent this pathetic apology for a Christmas card clearly can't be f-cked to spend more than the bare minimum on cards and also wanted to avoid the mental hardship of making this any more personal a greeting than simply writing their initials. What a cheap - in both senses of the word - miserable old sod they are, and frankly I'd rather have not been sent a card than this insult to me, my family and the whole 2000+ year Judeo-Christian/Retail Frenzy festive tradition"

However, as the cards are swept off the shelves in January, under a fug of turkey flatulence and binned along with the unwanted cracker gifts that fell off the dining table, all of this is fortunately - usually - forgotten as an abberation of the season.

The time to really worry however is if you ever been sent a really really tiny Birthday card...

1 comment:

corporate christmascards said...

how cute christmas cards nice work!!! can i see your more christmas cards.