Friday, December 13, 2013

Greeting Card Campaign: 12-13 Ice Cream and Violins Day

Click here to download card.
Okay, this one's confusing. It may be Ice Cream Day and Violins Day or it may be both together.  December 13 is widely accepted as Violin Day. Apparently, rock violinist Ben Lee, 1/2 of the electric violin duo FUSE, on Dec. 13, 2010 broke the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Violin Player by playing at over 14 notes per second. 

There is also a second Ice Cream Day which is firmly on December 13. The July one is third Sunday of the month of July.  On Sept. 13, 1903, Italo Marchiony applied for a patent on an ice cream cup molding machine.  The U.S. Patent Office didn't grant the patent till Dec. 15. Some sources got confused and thought the date was the 13th, apparently confusing it with the earlier application date. So to add to the confusion every year, an increasing number of people simply break out the ice cream and so somewhere to listen to Christmas music with violins.

This is how we wound up celebrating Christmas in December when Christ was likely born around the end of September. People get confused and mix their holidays up - probably all that eggnog. Anyway, you should probably download this free printable Ice Cream and Violins Day card for you sweetie to tell her you love her. A bowl of ice cream would probably help sell the effect - maybe some violin music on the CD player. 

Just click on the caption below the picture of the violin player.  The link will take you to a pdf file in Google Docs.  Download the file. Don't try to print the file from within Google Docs. I use a lot of fonts and Google Docs doesn't seem to like them very much.  Instead, 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 prefer.  Print the card from there and it should be fine.

This is a side fold card, so when you print it, be sure to select "landscape" and if you have two-sided printing, choose "flip on the short side" so that the inside of the card is the same way up as the outside. © 2013 by Tom King

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