Happy New Year! To mark the occasion, I send these cool Snoopy postcards to my Snoopy-loving postpals in England, Japan, & the U.S.
Nengajō is a huge deal in Japan–but just try finding New Year’s postcards (or even standard greeting cards) here in the U.S.! In fact, I had to get these through a Japan-based e-tailer. I sure do wish the custom would catch on here.
Do you ever send out New Year greetings?
Stamps, stickers, & washi tape are next. Happy 2018!
It’s not happening this year, but there have been a couple of times when the right materials, time, and inspiration came to a confluence, and I created some very special holiday greetings. This was one of them.
Do you think anyone appreciates me?
As far as I remember (and I actually don’t), this didn’t necessarily result in a spike in the number of cards I received the following year.
Holiday Special I: Astro Boy Edition
Holiday Special II: Peanuts on a Wreath
There have been a couple of years where I was truly inspired to go all-out with the home-crafted holiday greetings, me-style. Here is the result of one particularly satisfying bout of craftiness:
I’m not sure if my friends & loved ones really knew what hit them. While my parents’ generation issued holiday cards by the bushel, it seems the practice is not as appealing any more. Now, I don’t miss braggy mass-produced newsletters, but it sure would be fun to receive…well, exactly the kind of card shown here!
Coming Up: Holiday Special II