Friday, August 23, 2013

Greeting Card Campaign: 8-23 Singin' in the Rain Day

Click here to download your Singing in the Rain Day Card
August 23 is Singin' in the Rain Day.  Where the idea came from is anybody's guess. Perhaps someone wanted to celebrate rain because August 23 is usually the middle of the summer's longest hot and dry spell. It's also Gene Kelly's birthday. The American dance was born on this day in 1912. His most famous movie scene is that memorable dance scene with the umbrella in the pouring rain in the appropriately named musical "Singin' in the Rain".  A lot of people don't realize it, but Kelly was very sick when he did that number with a case of walking (and apparently in Gene Kelly's case dancing) pneumonia.  But like a trooper, Kelly chose to let the show go on.

If the weather doesn't oblige you and send along a little rain today, get out the garden hose and an umbrella and make yourself some rain. If you do, though, you might want to laminate today's "Singing in the Rain Day" greeting card for your sweetie so it doesn't get damp.

Just click on the caption below wet, singing person and it will take you to a pdf file in Google Docs. Remember, instead of printing from Google Docs, click on "File" in the upper left corner, then select "Download" and copy the file to your own computer.  Open it with Adobe PDF Reader or whatever PDF reader you use and print the card from there. For some reason Google Docs doesn't handle fonts well, even though they are supposed to be embedded in the PDF document itself.

This is a side fold card, so when it prints, be sure to tell your printer it's in "landscape" format so you get the whole file. Flip it on the short side to print double-sided. This will save you a lot of time. Have fun and remember:  Always carry an umbrella and be certain you know where the nearest lamppost is located.

© by Tom King

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