Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Greeting Card Campaign: 12-17 National Underdog Day

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December 17th is National Underdog Day!  Originally founded in 1976, the day celebrates the second bananas of literature, movies, theater and bedtime stories, the guys who back up favorite heroes.The word underdog comes from shipbuilding. Planks of wood that covered the hull of wooden ships were called “dogs.” The supervisor (or top dog) stood above while the plank was put in place while a second man (the underdog) stood down below where it was sooty, thick with sawdust and dark and cut and fit the boards in place.  The guy up top always got credit for the quality of the work, but it was the underdogs that made sure the boards fit together properly and the hull didn't leak.  

Here's a couple of ways to celebrate. First, you can download this Match the Hero With His Sidekick Game. Second, send your sweetheart a free downloadable National Underdog Day cardJust click on the caption below the drawing of Cisco and Pancho.  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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