On my desk every morning, right now, I have a little pile of envelopes with the greeting cards of the year, which also means that soon I’m going to have to work on mine.
This tradition tends to be lost in Europe, unlike the other side of the Atlantic, where it is a real institution. It must be said that they love to offer cards at every opportunity. In order not to make a mistake in the USA, one must send his wishes by mail and make sure that they arrive before December 24 (as evidenced by the postmark), otherwise, to pass you for a malotru. Well, you will tell me that this will allow the following year not to have a collection to write, since this act of rudeness will remove you definitively from the lists of your friends. Personally, I was a fan of writing them in mid-January to thank my ancestors for their generosity and to wish them a happy new year. So I had to comply with the drafting in December with a large jar of ice cream to ease me that burden.
Unlike the French, my American friends can go out of their way to invent their greeting cards and some think about it for weeks. Well, I agree with you, they’re not always good taste. Between themes that have no connection with the holiday season (science fiction, rock band), improbable montages, and animals crashing… it’s almost hard to soften. We can never say it enough: sobriety and classic style are the hallmarks of this card. The originality doesn’t excuse everything.
If you have better ones, send them me