Saturday, December 14, 2013

Greeting Card Campaign: 12-14 Monkey Day

Click here to download your Monkey Day card.
December 14 is Monkey Day. this obscure holiday has rather recent origins, starting out as a joke by artist Casey Sorrow. Back in 2000, she drew Monkey Day on the square for December 14 on a friend’s calendar. She then just started celebrating the holiday with other Michigan State University art students. Strangely enough, Monkey Day caught on and is now celebrated in six countries that we know of - Canada, Germany, Mexico, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, and the United States. So get in touch with your inner Cheetah (Tarzan's chimpanzee sidekick). Celebrate primate world dominance on Monkey Day!  While you're at it tell your monkey girl that you are "ape" for her with this free downloadable, printable Monkey Day greeting card.

Just click on the caption below the picture of the monkey. 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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