Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Greeting Card Campaign: 11-13 Sadie Hawkins Day

Click here for Sadie Hawkins Day Card
If you were a fan of the Sunday funnies when you were a kid like I was, you probably remember Sadie Hawkins.  Al Capp's "Lil Abner" Cartoon started out back in the 1930's, but lasted well through my childhood. One of the cartoon series had a storyline involving the mayor of the hillbilly town of Dogpatch. It seems the mayor of Dogpatch wanted to marry off his ugly daughter. So he proclaimed November 13, Sadie Hawkin's Day. Every year on Sadie Hawkins Day, Dogpatch held a race. The town's bachelor's were given a short head start, then all the single women took off after them. If one of the gals caught one of the oddly reluctant bachelors, he had to marry her. The voluptuous Daisy Mae Scragg spent years trying catch the surprisingly fleet-footed scion of the Yokum clan, Lil' Abner. The Yokums and the Scraggses were in the middle of a blood feud that the Romeo and Juliet romance between Daisy and Abner did little to dampen.  Daisy Mae finally caught Abner and the two were wed in 1952. Readers rejoiced. Many schools and youth organizations used to hold Sadie Hawkins Day dances where the girls asked out the boys for a change. It was an interesting experience for young men at the time - having girls as the aggressors in the dating matrix.

Tell your own Miss Hawkins how glad you are that she finally caught you with this Sadie Hawkins Day greeting card. Just click on the caption below the picture of Abner and Daisy Mae. 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 top fold card, so when it prints, be sure to tell your printer it's in "portrait" format so you get the whole file. Flip it on the short side to print double-sided. This also flips the inside upside down from the outside when you print in portrait mode, so that, when you fold it over, the inside comes out right side up.  If you're confused, I encourage you to give it a try with a practice sheet.

© 2013 by Tom King

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