Saturday, December 21, 2013

Greeting card campaign: 12-21 Bah, Humbug Day

Click here to download your Happy Bah, Humbug Day card
December 21 is Humbug Day, a copyrighted holiday brought to you by the folks at Apparently, the folks at Wellcat think we all need a day to vent our frustrations in order to cleanse our emotional palate before Christmas, but that any profits from the celebration of Humbug Day should go to them.  Boy now do I really wish I'd copyrighted Christmas when I had the chance.  Despite rather convincing evidence that pitching and moaning about perceived wrongs is actually psychologically detrimental to your mental health, the grouches of the world continue to embrace their inner Scrooge and use today as an excuse to let out their frustrations in a very public way. 

I prefer to celebrate Humbug Day by being the anti-Scrooge. I will send my beloved a downloadable, printable Bah Humbug Day card which assures my sweetheart of my undying affection. Unlike Scrooge I plan to avoid winding up a rich old miser with no friends or family to care whether I live or die. I want people to flat out weep when I am gone. So, as weird as this may sound, Have a happy Humbug Day. Just don't do anything that makes money based on the holiday. It's copyrighted you know. Now if you call it Bah, Humbug Day, as I do, you might be legal to print up some t-shirts to sell at the Humbug Day festival in your home town. What are they going to do?  Sue me? 

My kind of humbug....
For your card, just click on the caption below the picture of Scrooge. 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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