Sunday, October 27, 2013

Greeting Card Campaign: 10-26 Mule Day

Click here to download your free Mule Day Card.
October 26 is the historical commemoration of Mule Day in America.  The day honors the date when the first Spanish Jacks arrived in Boston on October 26, 1785, a gift from King Charles III of Spain. George Washington took to mules right off and began breeding them in the US as a sturdy plow animal - tougher than a horse and more tractable than oxen. Several communities actually celebrate Mule Day Festivals in honor of the contribution made by mules to the growth and development of farming, especially in the South. These festivals take place on different weekends throughout the year. Columbia, Tennessee, the self-proclaimed "Mule Capital" of the world began it's Mule Day Festival in 1840 as "Breeder's Day", a meeting for mule breeders. One of the more successful of the Mule Day Festivals the four day celebration attracts more than 200,000 people with Appalachian food, music, dancing, arts, crafts and mules. 

Send your Sweetie a Mule Day card today to let her know how much you love her. I hope you appreciate this, because it was really tough to make a romantic card based around mules.  Just click on the caption below the picture of the Mule above. The link 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. Much quicker that way.

© 2013 by Tom King

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