2014 Collection: Funny Greeting Cards For Winter Holidays
The beautiful month of December is here again, and with it comes many winter celebrations. So as last year, I am taking the opportunity to share some rather unusual winter holiday greeting cards from my private collection. Some of these cards are amusing because of editorial goofs, while others seem to suffer from lack of design scrutiny, and still others are noticeably irreverent. In addition to standard greeting cards, I am including a few that have been emailed to me over the years. If you have a good sense of humor -and I hope you do!- I think you can be entertained by these cards.
This first card is a prime example of why even the most experienced of greeting card spell-checkers should keep a dictionary on hand.
Now this one might pass spell-check, but unless the giver is the owner of a car wash, I just don't see this message going over well.
I think they were going for "beauty of the season" with this one and just missed the mark. Still, it rather works, right? Booty, stocking, same difference. And what wide-eyed youngster doesn't want to wake up on Yule morn to find the stockings filled with goodies? Or, as pirates call it, booty! See, works all around.
Ok, I can't be so generous about this one. Unless the designers purposely created it with dyslexic customers in mind. But somehow, I just doubt that.
I have heard of happy holidays..and I guess under some circumstances,someone needs a hat more than they need anything else.
Hm. Maybe a card for the experienced rioter on your list?..
Then this one - the ideal greeting card for that special germaphobe in your life!
If you like vintage cards, here's an attractive one. And while I don't know who Carol Ing was, I dare say she left quite the visual impression on the card designer.
Yes, I know..just a case of negligent spelling. But it made for a joke!
If you want a card that acknowledges the various holidays in general, no sentiment surpasses the old-fashioned Seasons Greetings. Especially if you're mailing it from Alpha Centares and want to beat the December postal rush.
Of course, contemporary sentiments are never out of line. Unless perhaps, it is this one.
Messages pertinent to the respective holiday is always appreciated by the devout.
Here we have a nice Hanukkah greeting. Sure, pink sea monsters have absolutely nothing to do with the Jewish celebration, but what the heck, the designers made a pretty card!
As a pagan, I especially like to browse the Winter Solstice selections in the card bins. And this charming card reminds all good pagan children that each and every Yule eve, the Great Squash will rise from the squash patch, and bestow toys and candies on the child that has harvested the most sincere crop. At least that's what Linus van Pelt told me.
It goes without saying that our Christian friends have cornered the market on inspirational greetings for a very long time.This pertinent card reminds us about the visit of the Magi; and most especially of the historically much-overlooked fourth Magi, Herman - who brought baby Jesus the awesome gift of beer and German cuisine!
Greeting cards can be educational, too. Until coming across this card, I would never have guessed that baby Jesus and baby Harry Potter were one in the same!
Nothing says I care about you and want to spend time with you like warm images of hearth, home, family or friends. And nothing says I CARE ABOUT ME, ME, ME like a solitary game of golf. So, here you go...
Nature is certainly beautiful this time of year. I like those greeting cards that showcase nature's finery.. December snowflakes on the wind, evergreens reaching majestically for the heavens, snow kissing the mountaintops, picturesque smog over Bejing..
As promised, here are a few greetings friends have shared via email. This first one was received by a male friend, and as you can see it really warms the cockles of the heart.
This one from a friend who is a big Scarface fan.
A FB friend -and fellow Game of Thrones fan- forwarded this one.
And last but not least: this arrived from a friend who, just like me, is a big fan of animated holiday specials, but not so won over by the films of Rob Zombie.
This Hub ©December 13, 2014 by Beth Perry